Archive for Laughter

Community and Health

Most of us love to participate in community events. They give us a chance to share something we’re passionate about, help us understand each other, celebrate our similarities and differences, and help us feel connected to each other. Community music making has a long tradition in visually all cultures. Throughout history, music has been, and […]

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The Laughing Song

This is a song I wrote during a Laughter Yoga Teacher training. It invites participants to laugh in different voices and can prompt creative thinking, rhyming, silliness, and laughter! Laughter has many benefits, including socializing, boosting energy, releasing ‘feel-good’ hormones, increasing breath support and oxygen, and lowering social blocks & phobias. Hurray! The Laughing Song DCM […]

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I Had a Little Rooster

This is a fun song that encourages participants to imitate animal sounds and challenge their memories while having a great time. It’s a folk song that you can teach quickly (while it’s happening) and sing with or without instrumental accompaniment. It promotes thinking, silliness, and laughter! Hurray! I Had a Rooster DCM is sponsored by: […]

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The Healing Drum, Part 1

You’ve probably been hearing and reading a lot about the healing effects of drumming, especially on-line. That’s likely because more and more people are turning towards drumming as a way to release stress, make personal connections, and do something that’s just plain fun. Another reason you hear more about it is because more people are […]

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Mirror Neurons reflect Laughter

“We’ve known for some time now that when we are talking to someone, we often mirror their behaviour, copying the words they use and mimicking their gestures. Now we’ve shown that the same appears to apply to laughter, too — at least at the level of the brain.”

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Laughter in Group Dynamics

“We’re interested in how people communicate within a group in order to accomplish a task, and we saw this as an opportunity to explore the role of laughter in how people signal support — or lack of support — for other people’s positions within a group.”

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Sources Indicate Benefits of Laughter

America Medical Journal and AATH Ten minutes of laughter can result in a drop in blood pressure by as much as  10-20mm. Duke University – Dr. Wei Jiang In a study of over 1,000 heart patients, Dr. Jiang of Duke University discovered patients with mild depression had nearly twice the risk of death by heart failure than those […]

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DCM for Health

Music and the power to boost your health Medical research is begriming to show that approaches that share the same values of DCM (making music making easy and accessible, creating a safe environment, using humor, focusing on successes, encouraging the sharing of personal stories, etc.) have the potential to lower the stress response to group […]

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