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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Mother Claims Giggling Has Cured Her Asthma and Depression

  • Lynette Webbe, 59, suffered asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for 6 years as she smoked since the age of 13
  • Also suffered depression since she was a teenager after losing her parents, and began laughter classes as a natural treatment
  • Enjoyed the laughter therapy so much she trained to hold her own classes
  • After a year she claims her doctors said her respiratory problems are much better, and wants other people to be referred for laughter therapy

A mother claims to have cured her lifelong asthma and depression by laughing.
Lynette Webbe, 59, suffered with the respiratory condition for six years before she started holding laughter therapy classes.
A year on, and she said her doctor has noticed a huge difference in her condition – and thinks the NHS should refer other patients to her classes.
She also says the classes, which involve giggling, storytelling, dancing and childsplay have helped her overcome depression.

Miss Webbe, from Pill in Wales, said: 'I went for a check-up recently and was told that my health was much better and I believe laughter is the reason.
'It opens up the lungs, so I can breathe more easily, and gets endorphins pumping around the body.
'Physically I feel much better and leave my classes feeling amazing.
'I see my classes as a fun way of shaking off the cobwebs. Laughter is like a medicine that doctors can't provide.

'I think it's important to laugh and play.
'It's good for stress as well and if you can get rid of that and anxiety, you can prevent bad mental health too.
'I'd really like doctors to start referring patients to me to treat.'
Miss Webbe said she started her laughter therapy classes as she herself suffered from mental health problems herself.
She said: 'After years of mixing with the wrong crowd as a teenager, then losing my parents and my sister, I got so depressed I started to drink and self-medicate.

She began laughter therapy classes in January 2013, and enjoyed them so much she trained to be a laughter therapist herself



'I think it's important to laugh and play.
'It's good for stress as well and if you can get rid of that and anxiety, you can prevent bad mental health too.
'I'd really like doctors to start referring patients to me to treat.'
Miss Webbe said she started her laughter therapy classes as she herself suffered from mental health problems herself.
She said: 'After years of mixing with the wrong crowd as a teenager, then losing my parents and my sister, I got so depressed I started to drink and self-medicate.

'People come and make each other laugh. When we run out of jokes I tell everyone to start fake laughter.
'Basically, fake it until you make it, but you do laugh and this makes you feel better.
'I believe my workshops make people feel amazing. I've been working with people with Alzheimer's and after a class everyone was happy and smiling.
'We dance at my classes so people get some exercise.
'Everyone tells stories, which make them realise we've all got problems and things can get better.
'I share my story as I think this helps people feel they can share. 
'People leave feeling less alone. My workshops gave me a reason to get up and go out. 
'Now they're giving others one too.'



A year after holding her own laughter therapy classes, Miss Webbe said her health was in much better condition, and her breathing problems had been cured







Source:dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3152104/Doctors-refer-patients-LAUGHTER-classes-says-mother-claims-giggling-cured-asthma-depression.html#ixzz3fDUHnH89 

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