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.
A man fell into a large hole with no way out. Many people saw the man. Several called out solutions, and when they didn’t work, they left. Eventually, a stranger returning home came upon the hole. Immediately he leapt in, joining the man. The first man said, “Why would you do this? Now you are stuck like me.”
“No,” replied the stranger. “I’ve been here before and I know the way out.”
Every single piece of bullying advice found on the internet starts with, “tell an adult.” As a society, we have created this idea that telling other people our problems somehow helps. In truth, the opposite is true. Each time we recount a story of woe, we experience the pain and frustration of the original event over and over. Like any other wound, digging into it hinders its healing.
Bullies, always insecure in their own flaws, look for a response from their victim. In their minds, lashing out against others validates their own painful lives.
Laughter Wins is a story of breaking free. It leads the way out. It teaches us to laugh at ourselves. In this way, we take back our power. That limp or source of heartache becomes our source of strength once we fully become willing to laugh at whatever comes, including ourselves.
It wasn't just him.
There were others he knew who were taunted and teased, and didn't know what to do.