The Healing Power of Humor: Techniques for Getting Through Loss, Setbacks, Upsets, Disappointments, Difficulties, Trials, Tribulations, and All That Not-So-Funny Stuff
ISBN 10: 0874775191
ISBN 13: 978-0874775198
“Provides practical advice as to the fundamental importance of humor and laughter.” —Steve Allen
Science has proved, although we knew it all along, that humor is our best medicine. It reduces stress, promotes physical healing, is essential for mental health and can add years to one’s life. But how do we learn to lighten up and take the first step toward finding the humorous side to our troubles when what we really feel like doing is crying? Allen Klein, who has successfully taught thousands to find the humor and consolations in life’s tribulations, shows us how.
Brimming with pointed, humorous anecdotes and learn-to-laugh techniques, The Healing Power of Humor combines the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual teachers with the insights of famed humorists, comedians, and others to help you turn life’s negatives into positives. It is the ideal book for anyone going through troubled times—whether it’s the loss of a wallet, the loss of a job, a spat with one’s spouse, or a stay in the hospital.
From the Author
I wrote this book after my wife died. Her humor helped me get through the three difficult years of her terminal illness. Hundreds of people have told me how it helped them to not only deal with life-challenging issues but everyday trials and tribulations as well. It must have because the book is now in 24th printing and seventh language translation. (as of 02/01) For more, check out allenklein.com
About the Author
Comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen Klein is "a noble and vital force watching over the human condition." Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author of 17 books, including The Healing Power of Humor, The Courage to Laugh, Change Your Life!: A Little Book of Big Ideas, Inspiration for a Lifetime, and, Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying. Klein is also a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, a Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association, a Toastmaster's Communication and Leadership Award, and, a New York City Hunter College Hall of Fame honoree.