Introduction to Laughology 3 – Focus
Laughology is a serious subject and so is the importance of attitude when dealing with disabled people. In this session Stephanie Davies, who created Laughology, talks about the F of FLIP. It stands for focus. Too often people focus on what you can’t do such as walking, seeing or hearing. If a member of staff sees someone with a disability they might feel sorry for them. However, that person might be lucky to have had a narrow escape and they have already been told they will make a full recovery. They are looking at a positive outcome. Stephanie recommends we always focus on the positive with disability and focus on what people can do.