While recovering from a labral tear of her hip which required extensive surgery to repair, Dr. Bell experienced the powerful healing benefits of laughter. Laughing freely, just for the health of it, reduced her experience of pain, anxiety and depression. It helped her to improve her sleep and feel more optimistic during her extended rehabilitation process.
Dr. Bell studied the benefits of laughter and the techniques for using laughter as an exercise with Sarito Sun, the Laughologist for the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. She became a Certified Laughologist and Laughing Meditation Teacher. Now Dr. Bell shares the joy of laughter with her patients and their families for the many health benefits she has experienced:
- Pain reduction
- Mood elevation
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Immune system support
- Stress reduction
- Overcoming social isolation
- Increasing resilience
Dr. Bell has been a presenter at the following global conferences where she shared her personal healing journey and how she integrates laughter into her clinical practice as an exercise.
- World Laughter Summit online conference (August 2014)
- All America Laughter Yoga Conference (October 2014)
- Southern California Regional Laughter Conference (September 2015)
Are you interested in having Dr. Bell host an inservice on the “Clinical Applications of Laughter as an Exercise” at your healthcare clinic or rehab department? Contact us to schedule.