When we start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten our load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in our body. Laughter can: Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances our intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates our heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by our brain.
Numerous benefits to laughter,
•Reduced anger, anxiety, depression and stress. and; Reduced tension (psychological and cardiovascular).
•Reduced risk of heart attack. Improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
•Increased energy expenditure. The researchers estimated a day of “genuine laughter” could burn 2,000 calories. Reduced blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
•Higher pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization when a clown joked with would-be mothers.
•Adds joy and zest to life Eases anxiety and tension Relieves stress Improves mood Strengthens resilience Strengthens relationships Attracts others to us Enhances teamwork Helps defuse conflict Promotes group bonding
These all are very known effect of Laughter, Here we are going to talk about
some lesser known facts like what effect laughter has on our brain’s capacity of assimilation and understanding.Throughout our school life we hear remarks like be serious, focus concentrate, And sometimes teachers go to any length to make sure that children should become serious.
However, ourNeurolinguistic Programming states something very different.
It says; right after a good laugh whatever instructions are to be given to the people they straight away make way to their subconscious mind cause, they are relax, comfortable with very positive mind frame so their ability to learn and assimilate is much higher than:
when they are, stressed, tensed shouted upon and most derogatorily insulted or, laughter is at someone’s expanse then it enhances disheartened, disoriented response and much of energy goes into coping with the situation than learning. So in a way if we really want to teach and want our learners to learn something we must create a jovial atmosphere instead of a serious stressed atmosphere. Imagine what do we do with children in school???
However, Beware !!!! 🙂 ”Laughter is not purely beneficial,” Robin Ferner from City Hospital Birmingham and J.K. Aronson of the University of Birmingham concluded in this week’s issue of the British Medical Journal.
Sick jokes make you ill, dry wit causes dehydration or jokes in bad taste cause dysgeusia,” a distortion of the sense of taste.
Moral of the story is, healthy and witty humour which begins from situation or self is useful laughter. Where we carry everyone and create a situation of shared moment with lighten up atmosphere. Bang!!! pass on the learning you want to completely go within. It will become a part of brain forever.
With this; Laugh a lot and teachers and instructors please be more jovial – ‘Gentle Authority’ of motivation is always much higher and last longer than ‘Control’ in terms of one up manship.
Love and Light