• Sophia Brody, M.A.

Comedy Relief

Laughter has long been a coping strategy to relieve us from the grim stressors of life... taking us out of our everyday worries and concerns and into a space of surrender and release.

Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.”

- helpguide

A good laugh accesses our vulnerability. It taps us into our emotions around sensitive topics... shifting our perspective even just for a moment of relief. When we are processing times of stress or levels of grief, a sense of humor has the potential to lift us out of victimhood and bring us into empowerment.

Backstage offers how the strategies of comedy help during tragic times:

1. Shift your perspective- release attachment to everyday roles.

2. Fake it til you make it- even when feeling funky, humor reminds us of our purpose.