Dr. Thrasher-Horne Prescribes Laughter in the 2016-2017 Season

“Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.”

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At the Thrasher-Horne, we want to make sure your life includes many moments to laugh. Last season we brought you comedian Bill Engvall, who filled our sold out house with peals of laughter and side-splitting humor. And beginning next month, our 2016-2017 season is packed with hilarity from the likes of Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Jay Leno, and, most recently announced, Tracy Morgan. As the seasons change and we bid farewell to summer, we’ve got you covered with plenty of laughs to chase away the winter blues.

“Bill Engvall’s no frills but gives a hysterically funny show! Missed some things he said because I was laughing so hard.” – Lynn McCarthy

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Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

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With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

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Laugh Facts

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
  • Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.
  • 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.

“Comedy is one of my favorite shows to experience. Laughter is good for the soul . Everyone needs more laughter in their lives.” – Patricia Griggs

Get your ticket to laugh.  All four of next season’s comedians are on sale now at THcenter.org.

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