Welcome to ASIA's FIRST professional
medical clowning organisation.   

Established in 2014, Clown Doctors Singapore Ltd. (CDS) is a registered charity, and is the ONLY organisation in Singapore to provide professionally, academically trained medical clowns to healthcare facilities, for their pediatric, geriatric and palliative care patients. 

Discover the benefits of humour & laughter.

Physical Benefits of Laughter

Reduction of Stress Hormones

Laughter reduces at least four of neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress response. These are epinephrine, cortisol, dopac, and growth hormone.

Pain Reduction

Laughter (or even smiling) triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins can temporarily relieve pain, allows a person an overall increased sense of well-being.

Immune System Enhancement

Clinical studies have shown that humor strengthens the immune system.

 

Respiration

Frequent belly laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes in, resulting in a cleansing effect - similar to deep breathing. Especially beneficial for patients who are suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.

 

Cardiac Exercise

A belly laugh is equivalent to ”internal jogging." Laughter can provide good cardiac conditioning especially for those who are unable to perform physical exercises.

 

Blood Pressure

When laughing we are preventing hypertension. Women seem to benefit more than men for not known reason.

Laughter boosts the immune system.

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

A belly laugh results in Muscle Relaxation.

While you laugh, the muscles that do not participate in the belly laugh, relax. After you finish laughing those muscles involved in the laughter start to relax. So, the action takes place in two stages.

Emotional & Mental Benefits of Humour & Laughter

Laughter makes you feel good.

And the good feeling that you get when you laugh remains with you even after the laughter subsides.

 

Humor helps you keep a positive

optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments, and loss.

 

Laughter helps you relax and recharge.

It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.

 

Humor shifts perspective,

allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light.

A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

 

Laughter is contagious—just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in the fun - which help you stay emotionally balanced & healthy.

Social Benefits of Humour

Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends. Using humor and laughter in relationships allows you to:

 

- Be more spontaneous

Humor gets you out of your head and away from your troubles.

 

- Let go of defensiveness

Laughter helps you forget judgments, criticisms, and doubts.

 

- Release inhibitions

Your fear of holding back and holding on are set aside.

 

- Express your true feelings

Deeply felt emotions are allowed to rise to the surface.

 

Humor and playful communication strengthens our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connection.

 

When we laugh with one another, a positive bond is created. This bond acts as a strong buffer against stress, disagreements, and disappointment.

 

Laughing with others is more powerful than laughing alone  

Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting.

 

Humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts.

 

All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play also adds joy, vitality, and resilience.

 

Laughter unites people during difficult times.

If you would like to find more details, publications and scientific research on Benefits of Humour and Laughter in Medicine and Healthcare, please check out our FAQ section. 

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 Clown Doctors Singapore Ltd. is Registered Charity (No. UEN 201414306K)  

Clown Doctors Singapore is member of Clown Doctors Asia-Pacific, Humour for Health Aliance.

Medical Clowning education proudly supported by the Institute for Integrated Diagnostics @ Steinbeis Academy by Steinbeis University Berlin.

 

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