Bullying has become a big problem.
This book will help your child stand up to bullies, build courage and strength, gain confidence, control emotions in a healthy manner, and be happier through the power of laughter exercise.
Joe and his friends are bullied at school, which makes him very sad and angry. Then, Joe sees a show about laughter yoga, and he learns how to remain positive and stand up for himself when others are being unkind.
Misty Barron believes the most positive way to deal with the challenges and pains of this world is through hearty laughter. She is a testament to the healing power of laughter, using it to transform body, mind and spirit. As a licensed specialist in school psychology, Misty evaluated the emotional and behavioral needs of school children for many years until an accident took her livelihood, and almost took her life. Throwing off the shackles of seriousness and turning to laughter yoga for healing, Misty has seen the might of mirth. She is now a grandmother of three who travels the world speaking and teaching. Her passion is in helping others heal from their hurts. Misty’s books, as well as her life, are filled with fun and the frolicking of youthful times.
One of my favorite hobbies is belly dancing. Seven years ago, at my first class, I was timid and unsure of myself. Until then, my dance skills were akin to a baby giraffe learning how to walk; more awkward than graceful. I was blessed with a teacher who saw me and took care to encourage me. Her brand of encouragement landed me in front of an audience within a couple months of that first foray into dance. I recall the anxiety of that first performance, but I also recall that she and the other troupe members did all they could to support my attempt to learn a single dance choreography. Most importantly, the other dancers opened their homes to me for extra practice. The moves were written down, recorded on video, named and practiced over and over. That first performance will never be remembered as a fine example of my skills. But it did something for me that nothing had done before — it caused me to practice like my life depended on it. No one will read this book and have a full readiness to use laughter as a tool to beat the bully. We come into laughter exercise seeking relief. It stands to reason we will need much practice to feel competent to laugh at whatever comes.
The more he practiced, the better he got, and he sure did giggle and laugh a lot.