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Video lecture: the biology of belief, and why stress kills and laughter heals

This is a fascinating lecture by Dr Bruce Lipton on the biology of belief.
“Our beliefs are altering our biology at all times, in every way.”
“Under stress you are reduced to reflex behavior = your intelligence is reduced.”
“How I see things is affecting who I am. Beliefs act as a filter between your environment and your biology.”

This will give you the science behind the quote “stress kills, laughter heals.”

Part 1

Part 2

Related link: http://www.laughteryogaamerica.com/read/blog/world-peace-laughter-idea-potentially-biological-fact-time-changing-706.php

Other Laughter Organizations

Clown Organizations

Big Apple Circus Clown Care
http://www.bigapplecircus.org/clown-care

Bumper “T” Caring Clowns
http://bumpertcaringclowns.com

Caring Clowns International
http://www.caringclownsinternational.org

Clowns of America International
http://coai.org

Clowns Without Borders
http://www.clownswithoutborders.org

Hospital Clown Newsletter
http://www.hospitalclown.com

Educational Humor Resources

American Association Of Therapeutic Humor
http://www.aath.org

International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS)
http://www.hnu.edu/ishs

“Healing Through Laughter” Foundations

Comedy Cures Foundation
http://www.comedycures.org

Laughter Heals Foundation
http://www.laughterheals.org

Laughter Therapy
http://www.candidcamera.com/cc7/cc7.html

Rx Laughter
http://www.rxlaughter.org

(Therapeutic) Laughter Training Schools

Laughter Online University
http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com

Laughter Wellness
http://laughterwellness.org

The Dr Kataria School Of Laughter Yoga
http://www.laughteryoga.org

World Laughter Tour
http://worldlaughtertour.com

Dream Clown Doctors

Here is a great video about therapeutic clowns and how they help Israeli children suffering in hospitals (there are several such organizations around the world, all started following the powerful example of Dr Hunter (Patch) Adams from the Gesundheit Institute). You will see medical doctors express their gratitude to and appreciation for what these clowns are doing. To me it’s just a different aspect of the same thing: laughter heals, whatever modality you choose to use. Don’t focus on the finger, look at the moon.

Also of interest to this topic is this article from Hospital News “Not Just Clowning Around“.

Third International Congress of Hospital Clowns says laughter really is medicine

Nearly 400 clowns and doctors skilled at clowning took part in an international conference in Buenos Aires (Argentina) last week to present scientific evidence, backed by their own experience, to show why laughter was healthy. It was the third International Congress of Hospital Clowns.
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