Did you know that humor relaxes?
Like any exercise, laughing relaxes you, and works against chronic stress. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., a heart surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and often seen on the Oprah Show, tells why this is so in a “Reader’s Digest” article:
When you push any engine, including your body, to its maximum, every once in a while it slips a gear. The ways the body manifests that are: irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, and increased sensitivity to pain. When people use humor, the autonomic nervous system just tones down a bit to take it off high gear, and that allows the heart to relax."
If we as hypnosis experts can help our clients to develop a choice to look at laugh with a lighter funnier outlook, imagine how we can physically help them manage their stress levels and therefore their general health