Laughter Therapy

Published on April 7, 2013

Do you know that an average toddler laughs about 200 times each day? And according to researchers of laughter, the toddler registers only 6 laughs a day by the time he reaches average adulthood. Tell me, where did the toddler lose 194 laughs?

I have a theory. At least, for my self. I think I start losing them when I begun getting hard spankings at home. I think my laughs began to vanish when I coursed through school with stern teachers or bullying classmates. Then, by the time I was out of school, I had jobs or businesses to think about, difficult people I had to deal with, appointments to keep, and wife and children to take care of.

I love watching children laughing.  It reduces stress when I'm able to laugh along with them. I think children laugh so much because they are like "fresh bread from God." Innocent. Pure. The laughter of children reminds me of what needs to be redeemed from inside all of us.

In the darkest of times, I discovered that laughter can be a savior. It produces something within that revolutionizes our perspective. Like sunshine, laughter can drive away typhoon from our faces. G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."

Try it. Nurture it. Get healing from laughter.

Category(s):Adult psychological development

Written by:

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

Dr. Angelo Subida is a clinical psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He is author of books "Inner Healing," "Secrets Of Your Self," "Chess and Life," among others, blogs, and articles. He has appeared frequently as an expert on psychotherapy/life recovery issues on national television, radio broadcasts, print media, and webcasts, including GMA 7, TV 5, ABS CBN 2, Q-11, 700 Club, Radyo Veritas, Inquirer Radio, Smart Parenting Magazine, Business Mirror, among others, and has served as resident therapist/counselor for parents and kid-artists in the highly popular ABS-CBN 2 Voice Kids TV singing reality show. Dr. Subida is an eclectic, multidisciplinary therapist and originator of his own revolutionary high-tech, high-touch counseling plus model. His areas of specialization include parent-child therapy, clinical infidelity treatment, relationship/marital counseling, separation/divorce therapy, anger management, depression, addictions, psychotherapy-spirituality integration, and innovative chess therapy. For more of Dr. Subida, you can find him at

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist belongs to Dr. Angelo Subida Psychotherapy Clinic in Philippines

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