I found an interesting blog post on the Infertility Support Group Forum of the Daily Strength website about the healing value of laughter. I invite you to visit the discussion string (my post is also provided below). And don’t miss watching the YouTube video — it will supply your daily dose of laughter: http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Infertility/forum/12608619-sometimes-we-just-need/lastpage.
Here’s my original post on that site:
I followed the suggested link to the “Whose Line is it Anyway?” YouTube post on Infertility Awareness. It does pretty much guarantee a giggle.
One of the points I make when I teach stress reduction to infertility patients is the healing capacity of laughter. Do you know the story of Norman Cousins? He was a vital 50-something who suddenly was unable to run around the tennis court. He was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, severe inflammation of the spine and joints which has no cause, no cure. He checked himself out of the hospital, set himself up with a movie projector and every comedy movie known to man. In essence, he laughed himself back onto the tennis court – CURED!
There is nothing funny about infertility, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t utilize humor both as a coping method and as a way to utilize laughter to lower stress hormones. Where might that take you?