Humor might not have made it to the top of your agenda. But if you were to list the many benefits of humour, you would change your mind and move it to one of the three positions.
There is no humour training per se. But there is one method that can make you use more and better humour at home and at work. It is safe and it is effective in a few sessions. It is called hypnosis.
Humour has undeniable benefits for your health. It relaxes the muscles, decreases blood pressure and strengthen your immune system. Humour helps you activate the parasympathetic system, release endorphins, and block the production of cortisol. Blood pressures goes down to a more normal level. In addition to making you healthier, humour enhances happiness and provides for a good workout. One hundred laughs are equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a stationary bike.
You are bound to face some challenges in life, a sense of humour can not only help you cope with them but also thrive and make the most of them.
Humour also helps you connect with others and build rapport. By building trust, you can collaborate more easily with your colleagues. If you naturally smile, you are priming the ones who encounter your gaze to smile or laugh. You are increasing your likeability quotient.
If you are still not convinced that you should acquire the “humour” skill, just think about its benefits on the brain and thinking. Humour can enhance your problem solving skills. Who would not be interested in that? Positive moods promote a more precise analysis, greater focus and objectivity thanks to the release of the serotonin hormone. A study shows that watching comedy movies can improve creative problem solving skills. A wider search behavior coupled with a more precise analysis lead to more flexible decision-making.
Flexible decision-making and better problem solving skills help renew the edge of leaders in organizations. They also facilitate learning and persuasion. You are more likely to learn when experiencing a positive mood. In addition you are better able to present a dissenting idea. More importantly, humour does not only improve your performance, it also help your audience get your point, which brings the two of you closer to a compromise.
Employees that enjoy the benefit of humorous managers experience more motivation. Humour creates resilience to stress and helps prevent burnouts. It gets people to listen more and to be productive. A fun environment is much more conducive to greater performance.
You might be thinking that you are healthy enough and that you have good relationship with your peers, boss and your family. Here are the benefits that you might have overlooked.
Many medical and psychological associations recognize hypnosis as a valid therapeutic method. The American Psychological Association highlights the benefits of hypnotherapy and urges members to look “beyond the media approval”.
Hypnosis is a natural and focused state of awareness that you have experienced countless times. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. In a hypnotherapy session, you will not lose control and you will not fall asleep.
Hypnosis is safe and non-invasive and it provides long-term results.
A hypnotic state allows the bypass of the critical factor and helps you eliminate limiting beliefs. These limiting beliefs work like invisible scripts which determine your spontaneous reactions. By increasing self-confidence and releasing social anxiety or other fears, you can allow yourself to have a sense of humour.
There are many definitions to humour. Social contexts define humour, which is often confused with laughter or jokes. The truth is that humour goes beyond laughter and jokes. It is a response based on the filter of your beliefs. If you re-examine then and shed the negative and limiting beliefs, only then can your response and behavior change.
Research shows that hypnotherapy provides faster results and achieves a higher success rate than behavioral therapies and psychoanalysis. This study answers the question “How effective is hypnotherapy”. The researcher reported a 93% success rate for hypnotherapy after 6 sessions, a 38% success rate after 600 sessions of psychoanalysis and a 72% success rate after 22 sessions of behavioral therapy.
The benefits of hypnosis for children makes it a tool of choice for parents. There are a variety of issues that can be solved quickly and naturally.