• Humour and Healing

    If you are currently recuperating from an illness, having a good sense of humor can be beneficial to your recovery process. Locate mental health service providers in your area and discover the ways in which a positive outlook can aid you in your healing journey.

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  • The Humor Habit

    Having a humorous outlook on life is essential. It's referred to as the "humor habit," which means having the skill to recognize the inconsistencies in our daily situations. To cultivate this habit, it's beneficial to watch stand-up comedians, entertainers, or anyone who views life from a unique perspective.


    A good way of seeing the humor in yourself, for example, is to take some of your flaws and exaggerate them. Say you’re awkward in social situations. Instead of seeing that as a bad thing, you see it as, “I’m proud of how awkward I am in social situations.”

    Talking to other people from that standpoint about how what a klutz you are and how you always blow it, and things like that is a great way of being self-deprecating and breaking the ice, and reducing the stress, and also engaging people in laughter. Remember, what you say in those situations doesn’t even need to be that funny. Just the fact that you’re talking about it from a different perspective and engaging people, people are going to laugh with you through empathy and support.

    The evolution of humor surrounding nerds has helped to cultivate acceptance of their unique qualities. In the past, there was no humor associated with nerds and they were often viewed as uncool. However, over time, we have developed a subset of jokes and humorous perspectives that celebrate nerds. Through humor, we now recognize and appreciate the positive qualities that nerds possess. This shift has effectively broken the negative stereotype that being a nerd is a bad thing.

    In addition to seeking professional guidance, there are other ways to practice and develop your sense of humor. Surrounding yourself with comedic content, such as funny movies, books, or podcasts, can help you expose yourself to different types of humor and expand your comedic repertoire. Engaging in social activities that involve humor, such as attending comedy shows or spending time with friends who have a good sense of humor, can also be beneficial.

    Remember that humor is subjective and what may be funny to one person may not resonate with another. It's important to embrace your own unique sense of humor and find what makes you genuinely laugh and enjoy the lighter side of life.

    Overall, seeking guidance from a professional and actively practicing humor in your daily life can contribute to your overall well-being and enhance your ability to find joy and laughter even in challenging situations.


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  • Humor and Mental Healing

    To aid in the healing process and extend one's life, maintaining a hopeful outlook is key. According to Erich Fromm, we are naturally born with hope, but as we progress through life, we may lose it. However, by engaging in laughter and play, we can regain our sense of hope and positivity towards the future. It's worth reflecting on how we tend to feel more optimistic and uplifted when we are laughing and having fun.

    A study was conducted on 126 men who experienced a first-time heart attack to determine their levels of hope. They were tracked for eight years. The results showed that among the least hopeful 25 individuals, 21 had passed away during that period. Meanwhile, among the most hopeful 25 individuals, only 6 had passed away.

    It's been found that a positive outlook, coupled with a sense of humor, can have a significant impact on our overall health. Keeping a positive mindset encourages us to take better care of ourselves by adopting healthy habits, such as eating right and exercising regularly. This is especially crucial when recovering from an illness.
    To delve deeper into this topic, it's recommended to seek advice from a counselor or psychologist on the role of humor in promoting positive outcomes. They may also offer suggestions on how to incorporate more humor into our lives.

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  • How Good is Humour in Daily Life?

    Humor can be defined as acts that create positive emotions through surprise. While this can certainly include telling jokes or funny stories, not everyone is skilled in that area. Acts that create positive surprises can also include giving someone an unexpected word of encouragement or a smile. When on the receiving end of such acts, people often say, "Wow, I wasn't expecting that," and they feel good. Interestingly, studies have shown that saying something positive can actually change a person's physiology. In fact, one study found that receiving a compliment stimulates the same pleasure and reward centers in the brain as receiving money.

    So by going out and being positive and supportive and encouraging of people, you actually change their physiology, and there’s a much better chance that you’re going to get some of that back.  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health. So I would say as a bottom line for humour, going out and taking that extra time to smile at that person, to say something – even if it’s, you know, the cashier at Safeway or whatever it is, you’re going to get something back that is rewarding and good for you. Pour plus d'informations et les services locaux des psychiatres ou psychologues locaux ou des conseillers locaux à Montréal et à Québec PQ, contactez votre psychiatre local

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