• Laughter: The Healing Power of Humor

    Posted on May 6, 2014 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Dear Readers,
    Are you having fun? When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? Is making time for humor a regular part of your healthcare regimen? Yesterday, Monday May 5, 2014, Voices For Healing Talk Radio featured guest Cyndy Cecil Bragg sharing her powerful story of recovery from the one-two punch of a snow mobile accident in which both her legs were broken and the break up of a long term romantic relationship. While this would be enough to send many of us into the throes of grief or depression, Cyndy spent about a month allowing ‘why me?’ thoughts and feelings to flow and then she decided to take charge of her life. She says she learned to stand by having two broken legs! These challenging events led her to assess her life, how she was living it, and how she could take charge and make her life her own.

    One of the tools in Cyndy’s toolkit is humor. Growing up in a family that valued and used humor, Cyndy found ways to cope by taking whatever was happening, exaggerating it to the point of absurdity and creating humor from the absurd. Why create fun and humor in you life? Humor and laughter reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, support healthy connections among people, and offer a host of other benefits which you will hear on the show. You will learn that you don’t have to be funny to benefit, but by adding fun and laughter to your life, and Cyndy will offer many ways to do that, you can live, love, and heal.

    One of the powers of loss, injury, death, divorce, and other curve balls life tosses our way, is that we get to choose how we deal with whatever happens. Will we let it drag us down forever or will we find our way to empowerment and self-mastery by creating our own path of healing. The choice is really ours. Listen to a master, or should we say mistress, of empowerment. Here’s the link: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/77505/laughter-the-healing-power-of-humor

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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