Prison Staff & Inmates
Reduces stress for Staff and creates great team atmosphere as it breaks down barriers. Laughter reduces violent feelings among Inmates and gives a sense of freedom of expression in a safe fun way.
Laughter makes us feel good because it defuses three of the most painful emotions (fear, anger and boredom) by releasing them. That release, in turn, prevents or stops conflicts, eases tension, and helps people to see one another's point of view better.
Laughter helps us cope with problems better. When we trust we drop our defenses. As laughter opens us up and allows us to be vulnerable, we become willing to make changes. We no longer need to keep score of the things we do for others. We lose track, and we don't even care. Laughter makes us generous to a fault and we feel better giving than receiving.