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.
I used to hate musicals. I did not understand characters breaking into song and dance during the dialogue of story-telling. It's not real life. People don't do that. But what if they did? How much fun would that be? My eyes were opened upon viewing The Greatest Showman, a musical movie about P.T. Barnum's Circus. It is the story of a dreamer with the audacity to sell curious joy to a society intent on properly, drearily looking upon oddity with fear. My experience of sharing intentional laughter with others has many times been met with the same stares and jeers Barnum's performers experienced. As a society, we have not grown much beyond those days. Many times in our history laughter has been considered a sign of mental frailty. In one edition of a psychiatric manual, spontaneous laughter at an inappropriate time is a diagnosable illness. The dictionary even defines "laugh" negatively as ridicule, scorn, or attempting to be dismissive. It states laughter could be the sign of amusement or derisive contempt. How did the expression of a joyful noise become something despicable? Do we forget that in our interactions with babies we most often try to elicit laughter? Just like the circus revolutionized entertainment and Mr. Barnum had the audacity to sell joy, I suggest laughter makes a happy life.