Alternative Therapy Techniques
You might not have enough time to dig deep, but there's always enough time to put yourself first. Try these alternative methods of therapy for innovative, creative ways to help relieve your mental stresses.
Disclaimer: If you are seriously struggling with thoughts of suicide or depression, please seek professional help.
By Stephanie Mitchell
Original Content | October 15, 2009
If you like to laugh (you better!), try laughter yoga. It can be done anytime, anywhere, so there's no excuse not to try it. Here's how the exercise routine works: A group gathers together to simulate laughter, which may feel forced and uncomfortable at first, but it quickly turns into real, authentic laughter. It's important to note that you're not telling jokes, but are simply enjoying the act of laughing.
In 2007, Oprah sent makeup artist, Reggie Wells, the biggest complainer she knows, to a laughing yoga class. The result? Reggie was enlightened by the new experience. "It was very goofy in the beginning, ... but you can't fake a laugh," Wells says. "Once you get into it, ... the stress lifted from my soul. It lifted from my body."