Therapy is not all doom and gloom; breaking through the
clouds are those magical lighter moments when we simultaneously see the funny side. Humor is said to foster relaxation, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and improve brain
functioning. Humor elevates mood, reducing anxiety and depression. When a therapist and a client laugh together, it cements the bond between them and strengthens the therapeutic alliance for
whatever difficult work still lies ahead. Humor is insightful, and a moment of shared humor in therapy allows you to step back and take up the valuable added perspective you need to
overcome the obstacles you face.