I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. — Bob Hope
Before you look down your nose on a clown nose…
It’s important to realize that therapeutic humor is a valuable tool to help others.
Think of those who battle cancer and chronic illness, nurse patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury, comfort the dying, care for a parent with Alzheimer’s, cope with the death of a son in a car accident, deal with the legacy of alcoholic parents, struggle with the aftermath of rape, miscarriages, teenage suicide. ARRGH! Unfortunately, “Pain and Suffering” is a reality show playing in all of our neighborhoods.
Hard to believe, but I’m told some people stress out over a lost earring (not me!) or a missed plane (never!) or (God forbid!) a lousy internet connection. (Can you hear me? Is this working?)
YOU too can experience the transformative power of humor.
AATH is The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor – It is THE home for humor and laughter professionals. Please check them out!
I support AATH – YOU can, too!
This clown car runs on LOVE & LAUGHTER!
Joel L. Schwartz, M.D. The Stress Less Shrink
Allen Klein Mr. Jollytologist
Judy Carter Motivational & Health Speaker