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Women What Whistle

This podcast is about not falling in line or fading away. Stories of bravery, accounts of resilience and even tales of sheer bloody-mindedness. It’s about finding our voice, and sometimes our brave, through the stories of other women who’ve had to find theirs.

Nov 14, 2019

I do hope you enjoy this episode half as much as I have whilst putting it together!

It turns out that recent neuroscience research has discovered some quick and specific activities that can alter our physical and emotional state – and you’re going to love them! Laughing (even pretend laughing) and singing can help people with depression, can reduce the feeling of loneliness and help you feel relaxed, happy and connected! It’s so good! Besides, who doesn’t love a good laugh or a good sing?

So tell me, how long has it been since you’ve really laughed or belted out your best Celine Dion number in the shower or car?

We don’t just feel good because of the thing that made us laugh in the first place, or because we are enjoying the song we sing, we feel good because of the chemicals released by the action of these activities. It’s a fascinating scientific process that goes on in our bodies!

When we laugh, even if it’s fake laughter, within 45-90 seconds, the body starts to flood with chemicals, positive neurotransmitters and endorphins that make us feel good and counter balance any cortisol and stress. Equally when we sing, the vibrations going through you body literally have the biological ability to alter your physical and emotional state – you don’t have to be on XFactor – just bellow away and let those endorphins flow!

Here are some links to a couple of Laughter Yoga ted talks but seriously, just google it and start giggling!

Laughter Yoga Ted Talk 1

Laughter Yoga Ted Talk 2

Neuro science of singing

This is the last official podcast of 2019, so thank you hugely for listening, for joining in on the Facebook Group , for all your fabulous reviews and comments etc. We will kick off again in 2020 so don’t go far and make sure you subscribe so you don't miss anything! I’m still going to be doing IGTV and social media so you can’t get rid of me that easily - all the links are on my website