Why Laughter is Your Best Medicine – Dr. Colleen Cooke

We all know the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine.” And according to my good friend Dr. Colleen Cooke, there’s scientific proof to back up this old adage.

Dr. Cooke has her Doctoral Degree in Healthcare Education and a Master’s in Counseling. She’s currently the professor of Recreational Therapy at Slippery Rock University in Western Pennsylvania.

She’s worked extensively with older adults with memory issues, people with disabilities, and people recovering from addiction.

She recently co-authored a book called The Fun Encyclopedia for Therapists.

And she’s also a certified laughter leader.