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Resilience and Stress Management

stress management Jul 25, 2019

Stress is a HUGE problem in America.

A recent Gallup study revealed 8 in 10 Americans are afflicted by stress! So how can Americans begin to reverse this trend and reduce their stress levels? An easy way to start is with humor!

You might be thinking…

Stress relief from laughter? Really, Karyn?

It’s no joke!

Now, a good laugh isn’t going to cure all ailments, but it certainly helps most! Here are some of the short and long-term benefits of laughter (Mayo Clinic):

Short-Term

  • Stimulates many organs (heart, lungs, muscles) – laughter increases your intake of oxygen-rich air, which stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles!
  • Activates and relieves your stress response – laughter cools down your stress response, giving you a nice, relaxed feeling
  • Soothes tension – laughter can stimulate circulation and reduce some of the physical stress symptoms (tight shoulders/neck, jaw, back, and chest)

Laughter can also provide some benefits over time. Check out some of the long-term effects:

Long-Term

  • Improves your immune system – laughter decreases stress hormones, increases immune cells (short-term/mid-range/long-term) and increases natural antibodies
  • Relieves pain – laughter can cause your body to produce its own natural painkillers
  • Increases personal satisfaction – laughter can help you cope with stressful situations
  • Improves your mood – laughter decreases feelings of depression and anxiety

If you’re dealing with stress (and chances are you have some level of stress in your life) I can help you get started down the path of stress reduction.

I have an awesome program called, “I’ve Got One Nerve Left and You’re Standing on It” which teaches people how humor can help you manage stress (short-term) and build resilience (long-term).

Learn more!

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Karyn Buxman is a TEDx speaker, author and, neurohumorist (she lives at the intersection of humor and the brain.) A pioneer in the emerging science of applied humor, Karyn helps high performers expand their influence, strengthen their relationships, and boost their resilience. From the Mayo Clinic to the Million Dollar Round Table, organizations around the world hire Karyn to educate, inspire, and entertain their audiences again and again. She’s one of 194 people (and only 43 women) in the world to be inducted into the National Speakers Association's Speaker Hall of Fame. Her latest book, Funny Means Money: Strategic Humor for Influence & World Domination will be published by ForbesBooks in 2019. Karyn is serious about humor!

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