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Doctor insights on: Laughter Therapy Activities

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Does laughter therapy work?

Does laughter therapy work?

Of course.: Get netflix or amazon prime and watch every episode of "the three stooges." there is no medical effect from "laughter therapy." it's still a good idea, though, because learning to laugh despite the worst of problems gives you the proper attitude: every day that we are alive on this earth is a precious gift, and it is to be enjoyed. Count your blessings. Laugh like you mean it. ...Read more

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Laughter Therapy (Definition)

Laughter therapy programs provide support to those seeking to accomplish or overcome something through ...Read more


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What are laughter therapy excercises?

What are laughter therapy excercises?

Methods of therapy: You watch a movie, people watch and notice the amusing, silly, funny, goofy, and heartwarming, the result is your mindset changes to more positive, realistic, hopeful, helpful and caring. I have clients draw a cartoon of their situation with a funny spin to it to see the humor in life. Your optimism soars and with it, your ability to problem solve and negotiate tough issues with people. ...Read more

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What's behavior modification therapy?

What's behavior modification therapy?

Targets specific: Behaviors using well established learning principles such as positive & negative reinforcement, shaping, exposure, extinction and infrequently, punishment. Usually specific behaviors are targeted such as head banging, tantrums, refusal to participate, etc. These principles are often used in weight loss, cigarette cessation, and shyness training programs. Requires lots of expertise to do well! ...Read more

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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more

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Does cognitive or behavior therapy work for anxiety?

Does cognitive or behavior therapy work for anxiety?

Yes: Cbt works well on average, but perhaps not for absolutely everyone. Other modalities can work too, but they are less structured and thus harder to study. Anxiety and depression are two areas for which there is very clear evidence that therapy works a good deal. Fortunately for talk / behavior therapy, a great many difficulties have at least 'some' anxiety or demoralization / depression component. ...Read more

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Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Has anyone ordered dialectical behavior therapy or d.B.T?

Good approach: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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How does behavior therapy help someone with social anxiety?

How does  behavior therapy help someone with social anxiety?

BT and CBT: Behavior therapy and cbt can help you better understand and control your social anxiety. The psychologist will typically give you insights and homework assignmetns to practice in between sessions. Cbt helps you replace the irrational thoughts creating the social anxiety. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy: what kinds of activities are being helped?

Occupational therapy:  what kinds of activities are being helped?

Upper Extremity: An occupational therapist works on disorders of the upper extremity only. You can think of them as a physical therapist that focuses only on the upper extremities, whereas a physical therapist can treat the entire body. ...Read more

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What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

Activities, yes but: These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases. They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's cognitive behavior therapy?

What's cognitive behavior therapy?

Therapy for Thoughts: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a psychotherapy in which the therapist and the patient work together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self, others, and one's future. What one believes, whether it is true or not, affects every aspect of our lives. "disputing" is one cbt skill. ...Read more

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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Group activities?: Walkathons or similar events dedicated to specific causes are a great way to get exercise and meet people with similar interests. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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Has anyone done dialectical behavior therapy?

Has anyone done dialectical behavior therapy?

Clarify ? Please: Dbt has helped many people who are battling with serious mental health conditions. Please tell us a bit more about what kind of information you are looking for so we can be of assistance. ...Read more

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Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

There is a lot of: research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy for you. Peace and good health. CBT focuses on changing our habitual thought patterns which result in changes in mood and attitude. ...Read more

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Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

Laughter (Definition)

Laughter = psycho-physiological reflex which is often in response to ...Read more