Laughter Hotline is a funny telephone to laugh in groups and feel happy and relaxed.
A virtual space of emotional communication in which people can enjoy Laughter as a expression of love and gratitude to life. Through quiet, peaceful atmosphere, breathing and visualization exercises, callers let themselves flow in the river of Laughter in pairs and in groups.
Laughter hotline is not related to mental Laughter,that is, jokes or comedy. Callers in Laughter Hotline laugh at ''nothing''. An absolutely free Laughter which does not depends on anything else but the will to laugh and feel good.
Laughter formula: L = s + b + w
From silence, relaxation and a strong will they lead to happiness and relax. They simply laugh and let it flow.
After a brief greeting, callers express natural sounds (yawn, grumble, cough, sigh,...) and expressions (mmmhm, ooohh, yum yum,...) and so, it can easily be converted into real Laughter when people do it in group.
In modern life there´s a great competitiveness and demanding that causes discomfort and stress. There are not many reasons that make us laugh. Laughter we practice in our daily life is slim and superficial and doesn´t succeed to benefit our health as research has shown. Five minutes of Laughter acts as a painkiller with no side effects. What is more, there´s no other medicine in the world that takes effect as quick as it does with Laughter.
In Laughter Hotline callers share Laughter with each other to feel happy and relaxed.
Laughter is an universal language. Everyone understands a laugh. It is universal because it knows no international boundaries. From the burning desert of the Sahara to the frigid wastes of Siberia, people all over the world experience and enjoy Laughter.
Callers communicate themselves through Laughter.It´s an easy way to relieve stress, stimulate healing, exercise certain parts of the body, and enhance human bonding. Laughter is an effective antidote for depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders: laughter boosts the production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.
In Laughter Hotline, callers will always find somebody to share Laughter as a celebration of Life.
People suffering from depression are more prone to many illnesses like high blood pressure, heart attacks and cancer. Depression also affects the immune system adversely. Common causes of depression are social isolation and a diminishing family value system.
Laughter is helping many people to get rid of their antidepressant pills in a short period of time and it brings a happy glow to your face.
Laughter Hotline was conceived in December 2004 by Oscar Visquert, a Laughter Therapy Teacher from Valencia, Spain. He realized that some people could not attend a Laughter workshop because of different reasons: physical handicap, hospital stay, lack of time, shyness by being "seen" by others, or simply as an extra laughing activity as well as Laughter workshops.
And then, nobody would feel excluded to share Laughter with friends all over the World.
He started this method of laughing on the phone to spread the power of Laughter to all hearts, families, hospitals, companies and continually work to achieve a healthy and happy world.
*A word of caution: Laughter brings in positive emotions that can enhance - ''not replace'' - conventional treatments.
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