Humor Heals in South African Hospice
On tonight’s show we will be sharing the following article written by SIBONGILE NKOSI on how humor is helping heal those at a South African hospice.
In the article, Nikosi writes about how the hospice has implemented laughter therapy to help its caregivers.
Mpho Montsho, an assistant teacher, said: “The first time I started with it, I questioned what on earth was this laughter therapy. I also found it hard to laugh as it looked stupid and childish but, when I saw everyone laughing, I also couldn’t help myself.”
Though it appeared to be a silly activity at first, the caregivers are now finding the full benefits of laughter in their lives.
Mida Matona, a staff nurse at the hospice, said: “Working with dying people is stressful and the therapy helps me to nurse patients and communicate better with my colleagues. It lifts our spirit and helps us to cope with the grief.”
To read more, checkout the article here: http://mg.co.za/article/2011-04-08-laughter-therapy-is-no-joke/