The Healing Power of Humor

The Healing Power of Humor
Author: Allen Klein
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1989-02
Genre: Humor
ISBN: UOM:49015000959875

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The ability to laugh at annoyances, crises, and even outright disasters can literally save your life. The author presents a series of proven techniques for overcoming the negative effects of loss, setbacks, upsets, disappointments, trials, and tribulations.

The Healing Power of Humor

The Healing Power of Humor
Author: Allen Klein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1989-02-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780874775198

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“Provides practical advice as to the fundamental importance of humor and laughter.” —Steve Allen Science has proved, although we knew it all along, that humor is our best medicine. It reduces stress, promotes physical healing, is essential for mental health and can add years to one’s life. But how do we learn to lighten up and take the first step toward finding the humorous side to our troubles when what we really feel like doing is crying? Allen Klein, who has successfully taught thousands to find the humor and consolations in life’s tribulations, shows us how. Brimming with pointed, humorous anecdotes and learn-to-laugh techniques, The Healing Power of Humor combines the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual teachers with the insights of famed humorists, comedians, and others to help you turn life’s negatives into positives. It is the ideal book for anyone going through troubled times—whether it’s the loss of a wallet, the loss of a job, a spat with one’s spouse, or a stay in the hospital.

The Healing Power of Humor

The Healing Power of Humor
Author: Allen Klein
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2003
Genre: Adjustment (Psychology)
ISBN: 0786259906

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Brimming with pointed, humorous anecdotes and learn-to-laugh techniques, The Healing Power of Humor combines the wisdom of the world's great spiritual teachers with the insights of famed humorists, comedians, and others to help you turn life's negatives into positives. It is the ideal book for anyone going through troubled times - whether it's the loss of a wallet, the loss of a job, a spat with one's spouse, or a stay in the hospital.

Laugh Your Way to Grace

Laugh Your Way to Grace
Author: Rev. Susan Sparks
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2010-05-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781594733437

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Laughter—the GPS System for the Soul Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren’t we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did? In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks—an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister—presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Laughter can help you: Remove the fearful mask of a God who doesn’t laugh Debunk the myths that you don’t deserve joy Find perspective when faced with adversity Exercise forgiveness for yourself and others Reclaim play as a spiritual practice Heal—emotionally, physically, and spiritually Keep your faith when God is silent Live with elegance, beauty, and generosity of spirit Whatever your faith tradition—or if you have none at all—join this veteran of the punch line and the pulpit in reclaiming the forgotten humor legacy found in thousands of years of human spiritual history.

The Laughing Cure

The Laughing Cure
Author: Brian King
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-05-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781510702509

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Dr. Brian King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian whose humor therapy seminars are attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In The Laughing Cure, King combines wit with medical research to reveal the benefits of laughter and humor on physical and emotional health. King’s language is humorous and uplifting, and his advice is backed in science. The Laughing Cure features clinical studies and interviews with some of the nation’s top doctors that prove that laughter lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, increases muscle flexion, boosts immune systems, and triggers endorphins. It’s been shown to relieve depression, to produce a general sense of wellbeing, even to make us more productive, loving, and kind. The Laughing Cure presents step-by-step guidance and proven techniques to embrace laughter as both medicine for current conditions and preventative medicine. This highly unique and enjoyable read explains why much-talked about, but little understood methods of therapy like those embraced by acclaimed humor doctor Patch Adams—played by Robyn Williams in a 1998 film—and laughter yoga actually work. Growing up, King wanted to be a stand-up comic; his PhD. was his backup plan. Little did he know, the impact his unique situation would put him in, the way it would allow him to help others. Very few doctors have the ability to heal the way that King does; his method is cheap, easy, chemical-free—even fun. With The Laughing Cure, readers will learn how—and why—laughter saves lives.

Laffirmations

Laffirmations
Author: Joel Goodman
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1995-04
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 9781558743465

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This rich collection of quotes delivers 52 weeks of ideas to strengthen your sense of humor. Each day of the year includes a thought-provoking quotation or question designed to help readers discover where humor already exists in their lives and where they need to add a dash. Includes quotes by Bill Cosby, Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld and many others.

Relax you May Have Only a Few Minutes Left

Relax  you May Have Only a Few Minutes Left
Author: Loretta LaRoche
Publsiher: Villard Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: PSU:000032891669

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Imagine a cross between Erma Bombeck and Jon Kabat-Zinn. The result is Loretta LaRoche, star of the lecture circuit and PBS-TV. In this unique, hilarious, and practical book, LaRoche helps readers lighten up at work and at home, and, as she says, "find the bless in the mess". Previously announced by Hyperion.

When Life Gives You Pears

When Life Gives You Pears
Author: Jeannie Gaffigan
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781538751039

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The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt New York Times bestselling memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother, Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact of her battle with a pear-sized brain tumor. In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids -- 6 if you include her husband -- sat in the neurosurgery department in star-covered sweats too whimsical for the seriousness of the situation, all she could think was "Am I going to die?" Thankfully, Jeannie and her family were able to survive their time of crisis, and now she is sharing her deeply personal journey through this miraculous story: the challenging conversations she had with her children; how she came to terms with feeling powerless and ferociously crabby while bedridden and unable to eat for a month; and how she ultimately learned, re-learned and re re-learned to be more present in life. With sincerity and hilarity, Jeannie invites you into her heart (and brain) during this trying time, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and humor as keys to her recovery and leading a more fulfilling life.