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Health, Laughter and Contrarianism

12 Dec 2011|

There is little doubt that laughter is good for you. However when you are provoked to laugh at your 'Inner Joke', the funny side of how you are preventing yourself from being fulfilled in life, you get more than just the physiological benefits of laughter. You are nudged into changing your behavioural patterns for the better. This is the essence of Provocative Therapy the cutting edge in the use of contrarianism (reverse psychology) and humour in therapy.

World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2010|

Today is World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, it is a day devoted to raising consciousness for mental health causes and raising funds for these causes. As a Provocative Therapist, I considered watching the Academy Award winning film, It's a Mad, Mad, [...]

‘Laughter Yoga’ and Provocative Therapy

30 Aug 2010|

A major article in The New Yorker profiles the life and work of 'The Laughing Guru' Madan Kataria. There is little doubt that laughter is good for our health but is there more to it than 'laughing for no reason'. In Provocative Therapy, patients may indeed laugh at the absurd remarks of the therapist, but they are also provoked into coming up with their own solutions to their problems.

‘LAUGHERCISE’: More evidence for the Health Benefits of Laughter.

28 Apr 2010|

More evidence for the therapeutic benefits of laughter.