8th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism
Singapore City, singapore
Happiness Strategist and Laughter Coach
Title: Using Laughter Therapy to beat stress
Biography: Suchi Deshpande
Stress has been shown to be a key risk factor in addiction initiation, maintenance and relapse. Stressful life events combined with poor coping skills often bring risk of substance abuse and addiction. Research and review of literature on stress management shows that while it may not be possible to eliminate stress, we can find healthy ways to manage it. Laughter is one such healthy coping mechanism. Laughter has been shown to boost immunity and improve quality of life. It is being shown to be non-invasive and a complementary and alternative therapy in helping people avoid stress and even addiction as well as help in recovery from various ailments. Laughter therapy provides a therapeutic way of dealing with stress. This session aims to share tips with participants on the use of laughter in our daily lives to alleviate stress and use it to get more resilient against addiction and other diseases.