Useful Research Documents
Fabulous to see this report on Laughter and Laughter taken seriously in Canada.
“Occasional visits by a professional, specially trained clown has been shown to improve the emotional condition of hospitalized children, relieve tension amongst family members and improve the work environment for nurses, doctors and other health-care professionals. Working in tandem with departments at over 35 hospitals and health care facilities across Canada, clowns have proven themselves to be a valuable, if somewhat intangible, part of healing and quality of life.”
I would love to see more laughter here in the UK within therapeutic environments and within the NHS and with Laughter Yoga with have an incredible tool to offer this. We are getting there but I look forward to the day that laughter is prescribed at every hospital and every home for the elderly here in the U.K. http://measuredoutcome.org/portfolio/symposium-on-clowning-in-therapeutic-environments/