The Beginners Guide to Humor and Healing

Dr. Bernie Siegel's Prescription for the Healing Power of Laughter and Love
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Inspiring research on laughter and the immune system, true remission stories, and more.
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When Dr. Bernie Siegel tells a joke, it s not only funny, it's good medicine. Now this pioneering physician and author of the New York Times bestseller Love, Medicine, and Miracles uplifts our hearts and tickles our funny bones once more, with The Beginner's Guide to Humor and Healing. 

From how love helps us lead longer, more productive lives, to fascinating research about laughter's ability to boost the immune system, to true stories of miracles of spontaneous remission in terminally ill patients, here is a life-affirming house call with America's favorite stand-up physician.

Course objectives:

  • Identify biochemical benefits of humor
  • Summarize basic concepts of the importance of humor in healing
  • Practice guided meditation exercise
  • List several practical suggestions to support healing


  • How laughter can improve your health
  • Lessons from exceptional patients
  • Where the "magic" in life comes from
  • Plus true stories of joy, love, and healing

Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio course Humor and Healing.

Format Details
Contents Digital Audio (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Product Code AW00657W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-006-4

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Bernie Siegel

About Bernie Siegel

Bernie Siegel, M.D., is a physician, professor, and bestselling author. Since 1962, Dr. Siegel has served as a surgeon in private practice, and is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Yale University Medical School. His group therapy work with Exceptional Cancer Patients over the past decade has led to new findings about the symbolic and hidden aspects of terminal illness. Some of his many publications are Prescriptions for Living; How To Live Between Office Visits; Peace, Love and Healing; and Love, Medicine and Miracles.