Bullying has become a big problem.
This book will help your child stand up to bullies, build courage and strength, gain confidence, control emotions in a healthy manner, and be happier through the power of laughter exercise.
Joe and his friends are bullied at school, which makes him very sad and angry. Then, Joe sees a show about laughter yoga, and he learns how to remain positive and stand up for himself when others are being unkind.
Misty Barron believes the most positive way to deal with the challenges and pains of this world is through hearty laughter. She is a testament to the healing power of laughter, using it to transform body, mind and spirit. As a licensed specialist in school psychology, Misty evaluated the emotional and behavioral needs of school children for many years until an accident took her livelihood, and almost took her life. Throwing off the shackles of seriousness and turning to laughter yoga for healing, Misty has seen the might of mirth. She is now a grandmother of three who travels the world speaking and teaching. Her passion is in helping others heal from their hurts. Misty’s books, as well as her life, are filled with fun and the frolicking of youthful times.
The power of life and death is in words. Words are formidable, penetrating, creative. When they spark truth or question, they stick.
Defending his ears with his fists, Joe illustrates the flawed retort “I’m rubber; you’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.” Research tells us verbal abuse is as damaging as physical assault. Words create storylines that are lived out in a person's actions. If we crease a hundred dollar bill each time a critical word is spoken, the bill becomes wrinkled and worn. Certainly, the value does not decrease, but it's appearance is blemished and it cannot be undone. This is the power of words on our bodies. They become our predominate thoughts. Learning to laugh for no reason allows us to develop the habit of laughing at ourselves. This becomes important when criticized. Knowing that we are imperfect persons, we are shielded with the armor of laughter. Our own response of levity upends the critic. Laughter brings the gift of looking upon ourselves and the world with more compassion and love. We control the narrative. We stand not defensive, but vulnerable, open to expansion and life-affirming perspective. It is by this action upon our environment that we effect change. We exemplify mental health building up our own resiliency. Others notice and shift accordingly.