Laughter News April 2018

Welcome to April 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. April tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day
  2. Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising
  3. Data Protection and GDPR from May 2018
  4. Certified Gibberish Coach – communication skills
  5. Laughter training options – and more training…
  6. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our April 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in April 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change – no distance is too far and wide when it comes to sharing the possibility of joy and happiness.

Although UnitedMind is based in South-East England you are only miles away and I will happily make room for your events in my diary.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for your community or workplace.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have our final amesome world-class speaker on display.

Please join me in welcoming our final world-class speaker, Jeremy Gilley, Founder of Peace One Day!

Jeremy’s unstoppable efforts resulted in 2001 in a General Assembly Resolution being unanimously adopted by UN member states which established 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace – Peace Day.

You can read a lot more on Peace One Day where it states the following: “To prove the day can work, Jeremy Gilley and Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law travelled to Afghanistan to spearhead a campaign that, over the years, has resulted in 4.5 million children being vaccinated against polio in hitherto unreachable areas, as a result of Peace Day agreements in the region. Since then, Jeremy has been working to institutionalise Peace Day, 21 September across the world with Peace One Day.”

Laughter and play is all about creating a peaceful environment which happens when we are connecting with each other in childlike joy, and I am so excited that Jeremy will be closing The Playing Human Conference this year – just one short week after International Day of Peace on 21 September 2018.

Jeremy’s introduction concludes the introductions of all of our 8 awesome key-notes!

Peace One Day! Play Two Days!

“When it comes to the fundamental issues that humanity faces, I think that solutions involve shifting consciousness towards cooperation.”

Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day

Please visit Jeremy on www.peaceoneday.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising

Please support me on https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lotte-mikkelsen. Share £1 or £5 or £10 or any amount you wish – for some great causes!

10 years ago I was diagnosed with MS and again this year someone showed me my brain and told me there were clear signs of MS. I don’t know what that means and I don’t know how many chances I get to fly for England and Denmark. I don’t even know how many chances I get to raise funds for some organisations who do amazing work for us all and our children including MS Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish, and Theodora Children’s Charity.

I would love to do this to show that no matter what we face in life we are not too old and we are not too serious either. Laughter and playfulness helps us cope and this is exactly what is needed for us all. I will fly as a chicken for everyone who has ever thought something was not possible and “chickened” out or felt it wasn’t enough to be just one person to create change.

It starts with one person!

The International Bognor Birdman Compatition is an ideal playful event for playful adults and I have been challenged to take part. I would like to do this in favour of those people who are doing good for us and hope you will help me.

When I worked in IT all those years ago I wore tights with a difference and one pair was orange/red which gave me the name “Kylling” (Chicken) referring to a children’s TV programme called “Bamse og Kylling” (Teddy and Chicken), so my intention is to fly off into the sunset dressed as Chicken (quite clear in the pictures).

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy Notice

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

Over the years I have received many, many wonderful enquiries from you and your colleagues, friends and family about laughter training and workshops, events and clubs, as well as worked with you on many occasions.

You have been receiving my information since this first contact and I hope you will continue to be part of our great health and laughter interested network.

To continue receiving UnitedMind News beyond May 2018 I kindly ask you to complete the subscription form on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription/ as your consent is now required. You can unsubscribe any time you wish.

UnitedMind has a strict no-spam policy and is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) as a data controller. Our Privacy Notice can be viewed on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/about/privacy-notice/.

If you choose to do nothing your details will be removed permanently from Unitedmind’s maling list no later than 1 May 2018 when new data protection legislation (GDPR) is coming into practice.

Thank you for your continued support and for subscribing to the Monthly Newsletter from UnitedMind and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

Certified Gibberish Coach – new communication skills

Becoming a Certified Gibberish Coach means adding playfulness to your life on a daily basis. Are you ready for it?

You cannot engage in a Gibberish conversation without tapping into your inner joy, child and sense of fun and laughter.

Learning Gibberish does not mean you will be speaking gobbledegook with everyone everywhere. It is about learning a method of letting go and embracing the emotion instead of bursting out hurtful sentences. It is about enjoying the chaos that life truly is and working it!

One day full of Gibberish and you end up with a certificate and a manual to instruct how to proceed – just in case you were wondering…

Next is 23 June from 10am to 5pm at Aboyne Lodge School in St. Albans and we welcome anyone who loves Gibberish and everyone who love Gibberish less.

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 1st April (no joke) at 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Remember we are laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of mine and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with me since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training I ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

Laughter Yoga University United Kingdom2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News March 2018

Welcome to March 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. March tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Pady O’Connor – Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Clown Doctor
  2. Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga!
  3. The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop ideal for teams!
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion!
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Training – everywhere
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – for Leaders, only…
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our March 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in March 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change.

Although UnitedMind is based in South-East England you are only miles away and I will happily make room for your events in my diary.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for your community or workplace.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Pady O’Connor, MeeMee Theatre (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another fabulous treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Pady O’Connor, Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Hospital Clown in North-East England!

Pady is one of TIN Arts’ eight Clown Doctors, leading a program bringing pleasure and play to families and young people in North East hospitals.

And he is more than a Clown Doctor!

Pady has a background in theatre and has been a mentor, director and physical theatre trainer for many companies and individual creative organisations. Pady has fused together physical theatre, Commedia dell’Arte, mask, clown and puppetry, to create theatre performances and workshops that have been part of changing people’s lives.

Those are the words on Pady’s bio on MeeMee Theatre’s website.

There is more to come.

When I met Pady in London last year at the Pady and Patch workshop day it was with great anticipation and excitement. He inspires people – and he inspired the flock of almost 100 people with his playful attitude, interactive fun with expression, and with his story.

I am so chuffed he is back to play some more with us – and this time we will have more playtime.

“When you work with Pady you go on an incredible journey. You feel inspired. You are motivated to do better and to do more. You want to inhabit the world Pady lives in – a world of openess, of honesty and of the highest integrity.”

Martin Wilson, Director of TIN Arts, Durham

Please visit Pady on www.theatremeemee.com to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is an overly exciting programme without resemblance to Laughter Yoga Training.

As a Laughter Therapist you handle emotional release and know how to help a client through the various aspects of katharsis, whether through crying or laughing.

With this in mind the requirements for being accepted on the Laughter Therapist Training is having a background in healthcare as a therapist, holistic therapist, or counsellor.

The Laughter Therapist Training runs over two and a half days but that does not complete the course. It runs in the following way allowing you to complete within the timeframe given

  • 2-day in-person training
  • 6 months case study work (minimum 2 case studies to be completed, 1 group, 1 individual) finishing with a dissertation
  • 1/2 day to present your dissertation and complete the training. This day can be organised as an online or in-person meeting

This training is a unique, innovative and a new way of learning laughter and joyfulness with a view to create positive change. Right now only £400 to book.

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop

It was just a fun idea.

There are workshops and playshops and all sorts of events that are all about laughter, mindfulness, joyfulness, meditation and other meaningful matters we all benefit from.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session is a day workshop or playshop or play-work-shop full of games and fun from 10am to 3pm including an hour for lunch from 12noon to 1pm.

As adults we must adopt play into our everyday life or we become locked in circumstances. This day gives you ideas, fun activities, laughter and most importantly a playgroup for adults!

Join us on 17 March at Aboyne Lodge School – it is only £40 including lunch.

This workshop is also ideal for workplaces to bond their teams and to manage stress, as well as impacting communication.

For more information about The Oxymoron Laughter Session or our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion

Laughter Yoga Leaders 2007-2011

About time we meet again! – and share laughter.

Almost 1,000 Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders have been trained by me since 2007 and since 2013 Laughter Yoga Teachers trained by me have been teaching their leaders.

Two years ago we got The Laughter Festival where many of us met and rekindled. However, this year the event is cancelled.

Let’s share a day together anyway!

We go back to Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire where we spend a day of laughter, play, fun, great food, mindshare and memoryshare.

Laughter Yoga Leaders as well as Laughter Yoga Teachers from any teacher are welcome. And remember, next summer UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers meet at Felden Lodge but more on that later.

Join us on 7 July at the beautiful Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire – it is only £30 to cover refreshments and lunch.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

PLEASE NOTE THE DAY HAS MOVED TO MAY!

The next 1-day Certified Laugther Yoga Basic Skills Course is in St. Albans on 5 May 2018 and you only pay £95 for this wonderful day of laughter, play, and serious learning.

The 1-day Certified Laugther yoga Basic Skills Course teaches you what you need to bring laughter to your own life on a sustainable basis for the health, social, resourcefulness and many other benefits of it all. It is a fun and serious day of learning many new tips and tricks as to why laughter is an important choice.

During the day you learn

  • the background of Laughter Yoga and other methods
  • easy exercises to use daily
  • breathing exercises that makes a big difference to anyone’s health
  • methods to counteract negative influences
  • much more

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 4th March from 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Remember we are laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

I will repeat my line from last month because it is so, so true. I love teaching Laughter Yoga and anything Laughter and Gibberish!

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of ours and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

Laughter Yoga University United Kingdom2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News February 2018

Welcome to February 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. February tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Shonette Bason Wood
    – Dough Disco Queen
  2. FHT 2018 Training Congress 20-21 May
  3. Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course
  4. HEAPS+STACKS, a new partnership
  5. Reviewing January as a real busy laughter month…
    • Simply Laughter Online Summit grand finale
    • Reviewing The Retreat by Entrepreneur Hayley Gillard
    • Workplace workshops and laughter training, training, training
    • A new year kicked off for the Laughter Clubs
  6. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our February 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in February 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and teams.

Although we are based in the South-East of England you are just miles away and I will happily make more room for your events in my diary so if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or workplace to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Shonette Bason Wood, Spread the Happiness (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another totally awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Shonette Bason Wood, Founder of the Spread the Happiness and Inventor of Dough Disco!

She is not your average school teacher and I cannot wait for you to meet her. Shonette oozes energy, fun, playfulness and total self-expression – and this is what she inspires in others. Her journey has been one serious one with many hurdles over the years but that has NEVER stopped her and she is on a mission to create happy schools with happy children, happy teachers and happy parents – continuing to inspire!

Spread the Happiness was founded to create awareness and awards for schools who choose to encourage playfulness and fun in the early learning years. Shonette’s branded tool for stress management in classes, Dough Disco, now has a whole recipe book with finger moves for every situation.

‘“Larger than life, Shonette’s brand of ‘stand-up personal development’ will challenge your delegates’ thinking as well as making their sides hurt.” Andy Cope, Art of Brilliance

Please visit Shonette on www.shonettebasonwood.com to learn more about her work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 15:15 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

FHT 2018 Training Congress

Federation of Holistic Therapists has put on a great programme for their 2018 congress on 20-21 May.

The FHT is hosting its 2018 FHT Training Congress at the Holistic Health Show in Birmingham.

The 2-day event will feature a range of expert speakers, educating you on various topics, from therapy specific modalities to general business advice, all of which will gain you one point to count towards your continuing professional development (CPD).

With 24 CPD sessions for you to choose from, don’t miss the opportunity to learn new skills and grow your business.

UnitedMind will be sharing Laughter Yoga on 21 May from 12noon to 1pm.

You can register for free entry to the Holistic Health Show on their website here.

Sessions cost only £12 for FHT members and £15 for non-members.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

What’s in a day’s laughter training?

There are many people who are interested in Laughter Yoga but not necessarily in becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader or Laughter Yoga Teacher so there is a solution…

The 1-day Certified Laugther yoga Basic Skills Course teaches you what you need to bring laughter to your own life on a sustainable basis for the health, social, resourcefulness and many other benefits of it all. It is a fun and serious day of learning many new tips and tricks as to why laughter is an important choice.

During the day you learn

  • the background of Laughter Yoga and other methods
  • easy exercises to use daily
  • breathing exercises that makes a big difference to anyone’s health
  • methods to counteract negative influences
  • much more

The next 1-day Certified Laugther Yoga Basic Skills Course is in St. Albans on 3 March 2018 and you only pay £95 for this wonderful day of laughter, play, and serious learning.

Heaps+Stacks, a new partner in laughter

Heaps + Stacks is a creative workshops and events agency who are specialising in producing engaging workshop activations and environments where creativity can blossom.

Their client list spans across fashion, lifestyle and property, with the team of talented event co-ordinators having executed international concepts for the likes of: Regent Street, Nike, Google and The Soho House Group.

UnitedMind is very excited to team up with Heaps+Stacks to provide laughter workshops where suitable for their clients.

Reviewing January, a real busy laughter month…

January has been a truly magnificent beginning to the new year and I am full of gratitude for having had the opportunity to laugh with so many different people from all walks of life, from celebrities, to cake bakers, to insurance people, to commissioners and many, many more, so I just wanted to share a few thoughts about the laughs.

What is really encouraging is that more and more people are looking up Laugther Yoga and now considering the techniques for ongoing team building and stress management tools for daily use in organisations.

This is what it is all about – lasting long-term positive change on a personal as well as professional level.

Simply Laughter Online Summit finale

I haven’t watched all the videos yet but those speakers I have heard are outstanding!

More than 40 Experts and Practitioners shared their thoughts, ideas, experiences and more to Empower, Enlighten and Energise you with a deeper awareness of how to transform lives through the use of laughter.

The Simply Laughter Online Summit touches on many aspects of Laughter Yoga, Laughter Therapy, laughter clubs, wellness, business, professionalism, stories from the past and much more – it IS a real treat.

Please register for the Simply Laughter Online Summit to get lifetime access to these outstanding gems from top-notch speakers on https://simply-laughter-worldwide.teachable.com/a/aff_wy0chyb4/external?affcode=177861_wok9t5ud.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard – online re-creation!

Laughing at The Retreat with the members was so much fun and enlightening with interview, live session, live video Q&A, and interaction throughout January.

When you sometimes feel surrounded by stress from all sorts of directions it is lovely to have a sounding board and a place where stress can disappear through the sharing of alternative options.

A beautiful place, The Retreat.

Please visit and get in touch with Hayley via http://www.hayleygillard.com/the-retreat/.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

A new year kicked off for the Laughter Clubs

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

We met and shared laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

We were just a few people and had great fun laughing together. Please join us on 4th February from 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Our first month of laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Workplace workshops and laughter training training training

January started with many laughs in many places, Halifax, Stafford, North London, Central London, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Warwick, Marston Moretaine, and online.

Many individuals and organisations organise workshops and training regularly, and it is a real privilege to be part of the journey of using and sharing Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy as a tool for resilience, health, longevity, stress management, team bonding, and resourcefulness.

We filled up meeting rooms and production halls, office floors and gyms with groups as well as individuals who were all keen to learn how to add more laughter in their lives for all the benefits mentioned. The feedback from these sessions is touching, moving and inspiring, and although Laughter Yoga is not everyone’s favourite, there is always something in it that sparks a change.

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of ours and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

Laughter Yoga University United Kingdom2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News January 2018

Welcome to January 2018

…as we wish you a very happy New Year and introduce our news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

In January we have much to share…

  1. Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D.
    – UK’s leading happiness expert
  2. Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it
  3. The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Laughter Yoga Leader and Entrepreneur
  4. Details for Laughter Club St. Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club
  5. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our January 2018 diary

Just a quick overview of events in January 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events in the busy diary!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another totally awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Robert Holden, Founder of the Happiness Project and Success Intelligence – known as the leading happiness expert in the UK!

Robert Holden is one of the nicest, most genuine, kind and playful people I have met outside of the Laughter Yoga community – and I have only met him online.

n 1989 he opened a clinic on the National Health Service called Stress Busters.

It ran for 3 years.

Part of the programme was a meditation class called “Feel Great, Meditate!” and the classes were independently tested by health professionals using biofeedback. Robert’s work was featured in a BBC documentary called Stress Busters.

The Happiness Project opened in 1994 and was sponsored by the National Health Service. Robert’s 8-week happiness programme, called “Be Happy”, was tested by independent scientists for the BBC documentary “How to Be Happy”. Their results declared the program to be “a genuine fast track to happiness.”

There is so much more to say about Robert Holden and I invite you to book your ticket to The Playing Human Conference and come experience him for yourself as he opens the conference with his special playfulness. LAST CHANCE FOR £250!

‘Pay attention to how your life is unfolding. Notice how life doesn’t just happen to you; It happens for you,’ Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project

Please visit Robert on www.robertholden.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it

Jo-Dee Walmsley is the name and she is one professional energiser!

As an international key-note speaker and happiness coach Jo-Dee provides workshops and training to counteract stress in the workplace and at home.

She is a bundle of energy on a mission to change the world and I am thrilled to be with her on the journey.

Jo-Dee has organised an event running from 19-23 January, the Simply Laughter Online Summit!

More than 40 Experts and Practitioners gather to Empower, Enlighten and Energise you with a deeper awareness of how to transform lives through the use of laughter.

Please register for the Simply Laughter Online Summit to get access to these outstanding gems from top-notch speakers on https://simply-laughter-worldwide.teachable.com/a/aff_wy0chyb4/external?affcode=177861_wok9t5ud.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Entrepreneur and Laughter Yoga Leader

It is wonderful to learn about the different directions Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teacher take when they venture into the world as change makers.

Hayley Gillard is a diamond.

She is an Ecotherapist and as such work with all things nature and from a place of nature nurture and care, with a background in coaching and NLP.

The Retreat is amazing – a space where members can learn new ways of living and coping with life in real life. The Retreat is not your usual place – it is an online retreat and Hayley is running this to perfection having had years of experience in physical retreats she has taken it to a place where anyone can join even when our busy lives seem to come tumbling down.

The Retreat has a monthly theme to boost your wellbeing and in January I am excited to share with you that the thems is… Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

Please visit and get in touch with Hayley via http://www.hayleygillard.com/the-retreat/.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Details for Laughter Club St Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

I am excited that The Laughter Club International (UK) in St. Albans is now up and running and return to our original day, first Sunday every month (except August).

We will be meeting to share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Watford Roads which is just next to Wadley Hut.

We meet on the first Sunday every month (except August) at 10:30am to 12noon.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Last month we announced some changes to The Telephone Laughter Club and here is just a recap on when and where.

From 3 January 2018 we laugh at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your plans.

Also from 3 January 2018 we also laugh at 8am to 8:10am using the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

This number will be trialed for three months and based on use and cost feedback may be changed to an 0800-number call instead but time will tell what is the best option.

In the FAQ section on the provider website the question of what you will be charged has the following response:

Under Ofcom regulations, calls to 03 numbers must be included in bundled minutes offered by any UK fixed or mobile network operator in exactly the same way as calls to 01 or 02 numbers. This applies to calls from any type of UK line, including mobiles, landlines and payphones. So if calls to landlines are included within your bundled minutes, then your calls to WHYPAY? will be too. If you pay for your calls to landlines, or exceed your bundled minutes, then calls to WHYPAY? will be charged by your provider (not by WHYPAY?) at the same rate. Please note this only applies to UK callers.

Please check your provider’s information regarding the details of your bundled minutes package, as some providers start charging after a certain call duration (usually 1 hour). However many providers allow you to hang up and re-dial before you reach that point in order to avoid being charged, since they then see it as two separate calls.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Remember to book you dates and places for your Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga Training courses with UnitedMind are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers in the UK.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

Laughter Yoga University United Kingdom2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News December 2017

Welcome to December 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • A brief overview of our December diary
  • Introducing: Merv Neal, Laughter Yoga Australia
  • Laughing with Carers
  • Important changes to The Telephone Laughter Club
  • Laughter Association UK – your official body
  • Extra Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stafford and St Albans
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!
  • Laughter Association UK – the official body for Laughter Professionals

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our December 2017 diary

Just a quick overview of events in November to give you an idea of availability:

  • 01 December Laughter Training all day
  • 03 December Interview for Simply Laughter Online Summit 2018
  • 05 December – Certified Laughter One-On-One Coach Training Online
  • 07-08 December – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London
  • 12-14 December – Laughter Friends in Denmark
  • 18-19 December – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in St Albans
  • 22 December – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Blackburn
  • Laughter Leader Training on Fridays from 10am-12:30pm
  • Laughter Club St Albans 6:45-7:45pm Wednesday 6th and 20th December

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events in the busy diary!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these awesome individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Merv Neal, Founder of Laughter Yoga Australia, Merv IS the Laughing Man!

There is no limit to the potential of laughter, the scince behind laughter, the business of laughter, the pursuit of laughter and all things laughter when Merv is around.

I have known Merv through online connection as Master Trainers for a few years now but meeting him at the Laughter Conference in Frankfurt in person was amazing.

He brings honesty, integrity and his no-nonsence Aussie way to the table and where there may have been doubts about what Laughter Yoga truly is and can do for you – there are no more doubts when Merv has spoken!

A second to none key-note speaker, friend, and representative for Laughter Yoga.

Merv was told he had a week to live, started laughing in the face of death, and won the battle – this was back in 2002.

Neal was suffering from aplastic anaemia, a devastating illness which stops the body from being able to produce new blood cells, but he was too busy building his million dollar empire to pay attention to the symptoms.

Laughter changed his life and it is his passion for helping others find true laughter that makes him extra extra-ordinary. Don’t miss the chance of a big chunk of laughter-Australia in London next year – it is truly magical.

‘It is impossible not to feel good when you’re laughing all the time,’ Merv Neal, CEO, Laughter Yoga Australia

Please visit Merv on www.mervneal.com to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughing with Carers

Since 2003 I have been sharing Laughter Yoga with carers organisations across the country and I have been blessed with often repeat workshops and recommendations.

Many carers have very tightly scheduled lives and little time to enjoy a bit of the all-important “me-time” so it is doubly extra-ordinary to have the chance of laughing for a brief moment and provide tools and skills that can be taken away and shared with the family or simply practiced alone.

The organisations have been large and small but they have the most important thing in common – they care. For someone and for those who care.

Scope is one of the organisations I have worked with this year and I am thrilled to reconnect and put together a Laughter Yoga programme for the befriendable group that is branching out and working even closer with the carers in the new year.

It is an amazing charity with fantastic people who work to make our country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

They care with their families who care.

Norfolk Care Convention

And there are care organisations all over the country in various sizes and forms.

Care conventions and meetings are great places to share laughter!

Laughter Yoga is a beautiful way of connecting us with an energy that can take us through the toughest of times as well as connect us with other who are there for us, with us or in same or similar situations.

My family is a family of carers.

If you have any questions or need more information about the laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Important changes to The Telephone Laughter Club

The Telephone Laughter Club has been running since September 2008 at 7am and is still running with great laughs from Monday to Friday from 7am to 7:10am.

Since 2010 The Telephone Laughter Club has been running on an 0800-number which is free to dial from UK landlines and now also from most mobile phones.

Owing to the agreement for 0800-number there has been a small monthly fee of £6 to join the telephone laughs. This will change from 2018.

The Telephone Laughter Club is a non-profit laughter club where every call is live and has always been life, the fee goes to cover the minutes spent. In January to November 2017 the minutes cost £1,362 and earned membership fees of £582. This is my investment in a Daily Laughter Routine and I hope you will continue to invest in the laughterline with me to cover a few minutes of the minutes we share laughing.

Also, from January 2018 the fee will be based on quarterly or annual memberships with a lower fee altogether.

Why this change?

For a few years we have also attempted to laugh at 12noon and 6:30pm but more often there have been few or no people laughing at those times.

With that in mind those times will not be running from January 2018.

Instead we will be laughing from 8am to 8:10am as an experiment for those who like a longer snooze in the morning.

The 8am-8:10am Telephone Laughter Club will be run as a potentially free service on a separate number which you won’t need a subscription for and it will start on 2nd January 2018 at 8am. This number will be trialed for three months and based on use and cost feedback may be changed to an 0800-number call instead but time will tell what is the best option.

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443
  • Please email to get the full details for 8am telephone laughter

In the FAQ section on the provider website the question of what you will be charged has the following response:

Under Ofcom regulations, calls to 03 numbers must be included in bundled minutes offered by any UK fixed or mobile network operator in exactly the same way as calls to 01 or 02 numbers. This applies to calls from any type of UK line, including mobiles, landlines and payphones. So if calls to landlines are included within your bundled minutes, then your calls to WHYPAY? will be too. If you pay for your calls to landlines, or exceed your bundled minutes, then calls to WHYPAY? will be charged by your provider (not by WHYPAY?) at the same rate. Please note this only applies to UK callers.

Please check your provider’s information regarding the details of your bundled minutes package, as some providers start charging after a certain call duration (usually 1 hour). However many providers allow you to hang up and re-dial before you reach that point in order to avoid being charged, since they then see it as two separate calls.

A great thank you to Laughter Yoga Teacher Sara Kay for connecting The Telephone Laughter Club with the WHYPAY service.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Association UK – your official body

It has been a little over a year since Laughter Association UK was first created and went on to officially being launched on 1 January 2017. Laughter Association is the official body for Laughter Professionals in the UK ensuring best practices and high standards at all times.

Laughter Association UK is constantly raising awareness within the line of work the organisation operates in – for members and for clients.

There is a rise in the number of people who seek out Laughter Professionals via www.laughterassociation.co.uk and finding someone to run laughter workshops and training via Laughter Association UK is a great way to ensure the quality of the work provided.

It is also with a huge amount of pride that two of our members received the honourable Laughter Ambassador nomination. Lotte Mikkelsen visited the laughter clubs in Bedford and Peterborough to present Cheryl Green and Linda Nightingale with their certificates.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Association UK, the members, or how to become a member, please contact the organisation on info@laughterassociation.co.uk.

Extra Laughter Yoga Leader Training

If you have a group of more than four people you can bring together I am happy to come and teach at your venue.

Whether it is a private group of friends or colleagues in your workplace – laughter shared is beneficial to everyone!

This is what we are doing in Stafford with just a few more spaces available – both days run from 10am to 5pm.

And in addition there is also an extra course with few spaces available in Chiswell Green, South St. Albans.

And remember the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Covent Garden on 7-8 December – a real treat with Mel and Lotte! https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-december-london/

Laughter training is amazing whether you are few or many in your class!

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

It has been a while since The Laughter Club in St. Albans laughed and we are excited to kick off three months of Wednesday laughter.

We will laugh inside in The Lounge at

  • Greenwood Park Community Centre
    Tippendell Lane
    Chiswell Green
    St Albans
    AL2 3HW

There is plenty of parking space both at the front and when you drive around to the back. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to The Three Hammers which is just a 5-minute walk from Greenwood Park.

We meet on the following dates from 6:45pm to 7:45pm

  • December: Wednesdays 6th, 20th

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga, the laughter club, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates and places for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomUnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News November 2017

Welcome to November 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • A brief overview of our November diary
  • Introducing: Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute
  • Laughing with MS Society
  • Laughter Conferences in the UK and elsewhere
  • Laughter Yoga Training with Your Everyday Laughter Queen
  • Laugh with us in the Laughter Club International (St. Albans)
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!
  • Laughter Association UK – the official body for Laughter Professionals

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our November 2017 diary

Just a quick overview of events in November to give you an idea of availability:

  • 1 November – Laughter Workshop with organisation working to give families with diable members equal opportunities
  • 6 November – Corporate Laughter Workshop in London
  • 10 November – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Peterborough
  • 18-19 November – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Durham
  • 24-25 November – Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Days in Coventry
  • 26-30 November – Laughter Friends in Denmark
  • 29 November – Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Business Experts Programme on Wednesdays from 12noon-2pm
  • Laughter Therapist Training on Thursdays from 4pm-9pm
  • Laughter Club in St Albans at 6:45-7:45pm on Wednesdays in November

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of your workplace health team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these awesome individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Patch Adams, MD, Founder of Gesundheit Institute – the Father of Clown Doctors.

When I met Patch Adams first time in Copenhagen in August 2006 I decided to bring him to the UK and we were almost 100 Laughter Yoga Professionals who played with him in London this year in April.

Patch brings fun and connection to every day and every relationship. There is a real curiosity about and compassion for everyone lurking in Dr Patch when he speaks and plays with us which makes each and every person feel special. If he can do it, we can do it is the sense you get from spending time with him. It really is as simple as that, you just connect with people from a place of love and giving instead of all the other things we know too well which don’t work.

Patch Adams was made world famous in the movie Patch Adams where Robin Williams played his character but he is real, Patch Adams is a man who happened to fall in love with humanity and still lives his life from love and fun, waking up to happy days.

He is an internationally known speaker on wellness, humor, and joy.

“Extraordinary! A man I can look up to and respect,” “Incredibly mind blowing and memorable,” and “Inspiring, amazing human being – invaluable to hear first-hand,” are all testimonies of people who have had the chance to hear Dr. Patch Adams, the real man behind the hit Hollywood film Patch Adams.

“The most radical act one can commit is to be happy.” Patch Adams, M.D., Founder of Gesundheit Institute

It is amazing to watch and learn from Patch Adams as he shares his pearls of wisdom, and regardless whether you are a Laughter Professional, Clown Doctor, Artist, Health Worker, or interested in life in general, his workshop comes highly recommended and brings different aspects to how to lead a happy and forfilling life.

“Patch set new standards for the event as a speaker. He was mind blowing and raised the event to new heights.”

Graham Anderson, Saxton Management Group Pty Ltd, Australia

Please visit Patch on www.patchadams.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
17:00 Finishing the day 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
Maybe something for the evening… 17:00 Finishing the conference

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughing with MS Society

I spoke about Laughter Yoga and Neurological Disorders at the Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham on 28 October. I have shared laughter with many, many groups who focus on bringing health to people living with so many neurologically affecting conditions.

Over 100,000 people live with MS in UK.

MS Soriety is my ‘heart-child’ as we would call it in Danish as I have a long standing family connection with Multiple Sclerosis which has taken me on a path later in life to share laughter for health and healing with people who are on a life long journey of health challenges and I firmly believe that we can change the course of our health through choosing laughter as a daily practice although there are many skeptics and no research in the area of MS and Laughter Yoga.

I hope this will chance very soon!

You can read my story on www.lottemikkelsen.com if you wish.

Two groups at the MS event in Wrexham had the opportunity of laughing together with me and find new ways forward. What a true blessing and privilege to laugh wtih over 30 people living with MS. The difference laughter makes, and the feeling when you get the laughter into your body to nurture your muscles and give you a feel-good workout is outstanding.

The keynote earlier in the day who talked about research in the area of MS mentioning the immune system and how we can help ourselves through exercises and other means was a direct connector to Laughter Yoga as this is exactly what we do! Laughter Yoga gives your immune system a real boost through lowering stress chemicals. The workout we get when guffawing into the depth of our abdomen is real and easy to do.

MS is not the only condition we battle!

Laughter Yoga can alleviate a lot of discomfort and pain.

If you have any questions or need more information about the laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Conferences in the UK and elsewhere

The Laughter Yoga Open Day was a place for shared laughter and great presentations with serious content.

Laughter Ambassador Maggie Thompson of Merrie Maggie’s Laughter Yoga had pur energy and effort into creating a day full of a diverse range of information and laughter experiences. A huge thank you goes out to her for her work and enthusiasm, persistence and perseverance.

Laughter Yoga brings people beautifully together!

  • Next European Laughter Yoga event is the International Laughter Yoga Congress in Paris 13-15 April 2018
  • And next conference with Laughter Yoga content in London is The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Conferences, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Training with Your Everyday Laughter Queen

When you laugh you remove obstacles between people and although it does not remove problems and differences completely it does create the change you need to move forward with everything and everyone in peace.

Practicing Laughter Yoga requires discipline just like with every other habit we create, whether it is exercise, dietary, work or other things we maintain. However, there is a lot of support and a lot of easy ways to add little bouts of laughter and truly feel the benefits in all areas of life. Some people say we laugh for no reason when if fact we laugh for very good reasons, the health and therapeutic benefits. What we do with laughter, though, is make it independent on something funny – we simply choose to laugh even when we are not in the mood.

Why?

Because it creates instant change in mood and in perception of what we face.

If you have already been in touch about training in the past please re-connect. Find out where and when you can learn to let laughter in to brighten your days and everyone else’s days.

Dates and places are listed further down this page but please do contact me to find out more and if there is a special offer for special you!

Laughter training is amazing whether you are few or many in your class!

Please do come and learn from me and with me – I promise you I know what I am talking about and I know what I am doing, practically Laughter Yoga – which I bring to you in every workshop and every training.

And although an authority in this space I say it with a humble, grateful heart.

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

So please do get in touch with your everyday Laughter Queen on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 08001214714 or mobile 07736341717.

Come and laugh at The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

It has been a while since The Laughter Club in St. Albans laughed and we are excited to kick off three months of Wednesday laughter.

We will laugh inside in The Lounge at

  • Greenwood Park Community Centre
    Tippendell Lane
    Chiswell Green
    St Albans
    AL2 3HW

There is plenty of parking space both at the front and when you drive around to the back. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to The Three Hammers which is just a 5-minute walk from Greenwood Park.

We meet on the following dates from 6:45pm to 7:45pm

  • November: Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December: Wednesdays 6, 20

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga, the laughter club, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates and places for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomUnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter Association UK – your official body

It has been a little over a year since Laughter Association UK first created and went on to officially being launched on 1 January 2017. Laughter Association is the official body for Laughter Professionals in the UK ensuring best practices at all times.

Laughter Association UK is constantly raising standards within the line of work the organisation operates in – for members and for clients.

There is a rise in the number of people who seek out Laughter Professionals via the website on www.laughterassociation.co.uk and finding someone to run laughter workshops and training via Laughter Association UK is a great way to ensure the quality of the work provided.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Association UK, the members, or how to become a member, please contact the organisation on email, info@laughterassociation.co.uk.

Laughter News October 2017

Welcome to October 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • A brief overview of our October diary
  • Introducing: Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood
  • The Art of Laughter – a new workshop
  • Your Everyday Laughter Queen
  • Re-launch of The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)
  • Laughter Association UK – the official body
  • Give yourself the gift of laughter – learn Laughter Yoga
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our October 2017 diary

Just a quick overview of events in October to give you an idea of availability:

  • 2 October – Laughter Workshop at Olympia Beauty in London
  • 5-6 October – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Blackpool
  • 10 October – Laughter Yoga Coach Training Online
  • 14 October – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Dunstable
  • 19-20 October – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London
  • 21 October – Certified Gibberish Coach Training in St. Albans
  • 23-27 October – Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in St. Albans
  • 28 October – Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham
  • 29 October – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Wrexham
  • 31 October – Certified Gibberish Coach Training Online
  • Laughter Club in St Albans at 6:45-7:45pm on Wednesdays in October

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! Although it is a busy time there are still a few spaces in the diary and I will happily make more room for your events!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of your workplace health team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

Last month we started introducing these amazing individuals and their organisations and this month we have another treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Linda Leclerc, Founder of Ecole du Yoga du Rire in Canada and HAHA Sisterhood – one of the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer pioneers.

Linda Leclerc, a bubbly and charismatic woman, has been practicing Laughter Yoga professionally since 2003.

As the first Master Trainer in Canada she founded the School of Laughter Yoga in the spring of 2005.

Linda is also the Founder of HAHA Sisterhoodmc, an international community of women who laugh intentionally. About the sisterhood Linda says,

“My vision is both simple and grand. Laughter, like love, knows no limits. I see women laughing and loving each other, worldwide. Because anything we do with this intention can translate into a tsunami of love! Think about all the beautiful roles we play in this world! Now think about how much we can touch and colour lives if we do that with a conscious laugh, a smile and joy in our heart!”

A dynamic speaker and generous teacher, Linda delivers energising keynotes and teaches this effective method to manage stress and have more fun in life.

“What a great workshop! A truly enriching half-day for the whole team. Not only did we learn the benefits of laughter but also about prevention in terms of mental and physical health. These workshops foster healthy lifestyle habits including physical exercise and good nutrition!”

Valérie LeGros, Gestionnaire de programme La Maisonnée.

Please visit Linda on www.yogadurire.com and www.hahasisterhood.com to learn more about her work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days.

The programme :

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
17:00 Finishing the day 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
Maybe something for the evening… 17:00 Finishing the conference

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Art of Laughter – a new workshop

Meeting Barbara Grapstein, Founder of the Healing Headbands Project, was truly inspiring.

Healing Headbands Project is a nonprofit organisation based in New York with a purpose of inspiring others to develop a healing mindset by integrating laughter with art.

Please visit the project on www.healingheadbands.com.

Their core programme combines laughter exercises with art based on the knowledge that laughter awakens the creative mind.

This workshop is ideal for health organisations and communities, the NHS, groups of people who are on a health and wellness path, young people and anyone who wants to discover their full potential through laughter and art as part of their healing journey.

Participants are encouraged to express themselves and capture this high moment achieved through laughter with the art painting. Their final product is custom printed on special soft UV protected fabric, which is then sewn into headbands.

If you have any questions or need more information about the Art of Laughter workshop, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Your Everyday Laughter Queen

A stone of scone or simply scones

Branding is it.

I have spent 15 years branding UnitedMind as a top provider of training and workshop programmes based on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy in the UK. The company have gone from strength to strength and it really has been an exciting journey that continues. UnitedMind lead the way with Laughter Yoga in the UK, together with our partners in laughter.

At the core of UnitedMind and Laughter Yoga in the UK you find Lotte Mikkelsen.

Me – Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Ambassador, and Laughter Yoga Master Training in the UK, second to none Laughter Facilitator.

I provide the laughter you get when you book laughter workshops and training with UnitedMind and it always, always excites me when I can share with individuals and groups of people ways to find change within themselves and their teams through the practice of unconditional laughter.

The long-term value lies in adopting the techniques you learn in the workshops and training you attend with me as your anchor – and I am still here after we have laughed and you can count on me as your everyday Laughter Queen and point of laughter contact if you need laughter support, repeat workshops, training, coaching, laughter clubs etc.

And remember, this work is not about me at all.

I do not take laughter lightly… and I do take laughter lightly, too – otherwise you wouldn’t laugh with me. I am simply Your Everyday Laughter Queen – here for you.

The heart of all laughter work is you!

A tiny spark in just one person out of a group is all it takes for a workshop to be a success. The more sparks the better but it really is about enabling you to re-discover your own laughter and joy of life on a different level than you may experience it in your day-to-day life. Laughter brings you into a new present moment.I love sharing laughter, connecting with people, experiencing their connection with themselves, seeing the change that happens through shared laughter. My passion is people and how I can be a vessel for facilitating positive change together with you and your important people. Just think about how you feel after a really good laugh.

The benefits are real and they are for you from Your Everyday Laughter Queen.

You are the essence of all laughter work!

Through laughter we experience peace.

So please do get in touch with your everyday Laughter Queen on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 08001214714 or mobile 07736341717.

Re-launch of The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

Laughter Club in St Albans March 2007

It has been a while since The Laughter Club in St. Albans laughed and we are excited to kick off three months of Wednesday laughter.

We will be laughing in The Lounge at

  • Greenwood Park
    Tippendell Lane
    Chiswell Green
    St Albans
    AL2 3HW

There is plenty of parking space both at the front and when you drive around to the back. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to The Three Hammers which is just a 5-minute walk from Greenwood Park.

We meet on the following dates from 6:45pm to 7:45pm

  • October: Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November: Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December: Wednesdays 6, 13, 20, 27

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga, the laughter club, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Association UK – your official body

It has been a little over a year since Laughter Association UK first created and went on to officially being launched on 1 January 2017. Laughter Association is the official body for Laughter Professionals in the UK ensuring best practices at all times.

Laughter Association UK is constantly raising standards within the line of work the organisation operates in – for members and for clients.

There is a rise in the number of people who seek out Laughter Professionals via the website on www.laughterassociation.co.uk and finding someone to run laughter workshops and training via Laughter Association UK is a great way to ensure the quality of the work provided.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Association UK, the members, or how to become a member, please contact us on email, info@laughterassociation.co.uk.

Give yourself the gift of laughter – learn Laughter Yoga

Deciding to learn Laughter Yoga to bring more joy and happiness into your own and other people’s life may seen an easy choice. However, much to often an idea comes and goes and something else shows up.

“Laughter is a shortcut to spirit! Laughter Yoga provides a way of access.”

I wrote this on UnitedMind’s Facebook page the other day and there is complete truth in that statement. When you laugh you remove obstacles between people and although it does not remove problems and differences completely it does create the change you need to move forward with everything and everyone in peace.

Practicing Laughter Yoga requires discipline just like with every other habit we create, whether it is exercise, dietary, work or other things we maintain. However, there is a lot of support and a lot of easy ways to add little bouts of laughter and truly feel the benefits in all areas of life. Some people say we laugh for no reason when if fact we laugh for very good reasons, the health and therapeutic benefits. What we do with laughter, though, is make it independent on something funny – we simply choose to laugh even when we are not in the mood. Why? Because it creates instant change in mood and in perception of what we face.

If you have already been in touch about training in the past please re-connect. Find out where and when you can learn to let laughter in to brighten your days and everyone else’s days. Dates and places are listed further down this page but please do contact me to find out more and if there is a special offer for special you!

Please do come and learn from me and with me – I promise you I know what I am talking about and I know what I am doing, I am the essence of Laughter Yoga which I bring to you in every workshop and every training. And I am a humble lifelong student, too.

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomUnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News September 2017

Welcome to September 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • A brief overview of our September diary
  • Introducing: Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction
  • Working together is the smart choice
  • Gibberish training – blable snorky flump
  • Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham
  • Laughter Yoga Leader, Teacher, Master Trainer – recap from August
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

First of all, huge congratulations to the Laughter Yoga World and its Founder Dr. Madan Kataria for the great Guinness World Record of laughing with 25,000 students. Amazing achievement!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our September 2017 diary

Just a quick overview of events in September to give you an idea of our schedule (with a week in Greece somewhere inbetween):

  • 2 September – Certified Gibberish Coach in Durham
  • 3 September – Angel of the North Laughter Club in Gateshead
  • 4 September – Corporate Laughter Workshop in London
  • 5 September – Laughter Workshop with Senior Gym Group in Denmark
  • 7 September – Online Laughter Coaching
  • 9 September – Laughter Session at High Wycombe Town Hall – open to all
  • 12 September – Corporate Laughter Workshop in London
  • 14 September – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Oxfordshire
  • 15 September – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Watford (early)
  • 15 September – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Bromley (late)
  • 22-23 September – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in St. Albans
  • 28 September – Certified Gibberish Coach Online

And there is more in the September pipeline waiting for final confirmation.

It is a busy time of year and getting busier with training course, workshops, conferences and other events, so please get in touch as soon as you know you are planning an event that needs a bit of light-hearted de-stressing or team-bonding.

Or if you are interested in training your team and scheduling your own dates, a real bonus for your organisation to have Laughter Professionals.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world. Talented second-to-none keynote speakers who will share their pearls of wisdom and playfulness with us.

We will be introducing these amazing individuals over the next many months so you get an idea of who we will be sharing with you next year.

Meet Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction – from the USA and recently moved to beautiful Hawaii.

Founder and principal of Spark Interaction, Leif is a nationally recognised speaker, facilitator and leadership coach who has worked with groups for over 25 years.

His workshops have been featured on a variety of media, including NBC’s Today Show, PBS Mediashift & the LA Times.

Leif has inspired thousands of participants with his presentations, often using his signature interactive ‘playformation’ style – highly engaging, enlivening & experiential processes – helping people to learn, create & make more meaningful connections together.

His passion is helping others creatively express their most authentic selves in ways that make this world a more caring, inspiring and magical place to live.

“Whether onstage or in a workshop room, Leif sparkles with energy. Before long, the room does too… Looking for a facilitator or speaker who will enliven your event and inspire your audience out of their shells? Look no further.”

Laura Fitton, HubSpot “Bold Talks” & Inbound Evangelist.

Please visit Leif on www.LeifHansen.me to learn more about his work.

The programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days.

The programme :

Day 1 – 27 September 2018

Day 2 – 28 September 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
17:00 Finishing the day 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
Maybe something for the evening… 17:00 Finishing the conference

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Working together is a smart choice

The world is full of opportunity and the UK is part of an abundant space looking for more laughter and happiness, more meaningful and mindful existence.

It is exciting to work with other businesses who are on a mission to share joy and happiness, health and wellbeing in our country and UnitedMind are thrilled to share with you two new collaborations.

Run Yoga Run is a wellness movement set up to enhance the corporate lifestyle of organisations through fitness, nutrition, meditation and a host of other wellness services. Run Yoga Run can help plan organisations’ wellness weeks as well as create a sustainable plan moving forwards.

Their clients include Stella McCartney, Bain Capital and The Hoxton Hotels Group.

Sha Hussain and Lotte Mikkelsen connected through their mutual interest in alleviating the stress they both have experienced in fast-paced corporations throughout their worklife.

Joyful Living are UK leaders at providing wellbeing services for offices and events. From massage to mindfulness, Office Yoga, wellbeing workshops and Laughter Yoga, Joyful Living arrives at your office to destress and energise your workforce.

Joyful Living also helps organise company wellbeing days filled with wellbeing activities as well as offering a wide of range of services for corporate events, conferences, exhibitions or product launches.

Nisha Gera and Lotte Mikkelsen are both trained in Laughter Yoga and joined their expert areas so when Joyful Living needs an additional Laughter Yoga Facilitator Nisha calls on Lotte.

UnitedMind provide workshops to the highest standards delivered by myself, Lotte Mikkelsen, or my business partners many of whom are members of Laughter Association UK just as I am.

Laughter Association UK is the official body for Laughter Professionals in the UK ensuring best practices at all times.

Laughter Association UK is constantly raising standards within our line of work for members and for clients.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how we can work together, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish training – blable snorky flump

The language of nonsense is becoming increasingly popular as a means to tackle communication challenges, stress, lack of laughter and severe seriousness.

Exerpt from UnitedMind’s Gibberish Manual which you will receive following your participation on the 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach Training:

What is Gibberish?

Well, it is known as a very old and a primary way of communication. It is the only language that can unite babies around the world when they are born and before they begin to experience the state of separation which Erich Fromm discusses in his book ‘The Art of Loving’.

Gibberish is the most universal language, but contrary to other languages where we speak understandable words that are interpreted by the recipient, in Gibberish there is no thinking, no judging, no interpretation of meaning because since there is no thinking this cannot take place.

Gibberish connects with the term called ‘Body Wisdom’ whereas other forms of communication are related to ‘Mental Wisdom’ or otherwise called ‘Mind Intelligence’.

The training is fun and intensive from 10am to 5pm – you even get homework for lunch!

The following dates are available to book:

If you have any questions or need more information about Gibberish, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Open Day

Calling all Laughter Enthusiasts and anyone who do not laugh, everyone who laughs lots, and those who like the sound of laughter, as well as those who gets irritated by too much laughter and you who are just happy with whatever laughter comes around plus everyone else.

A very special day in Birmingham on 28 October 2017!

Organised by Laughter Ambassador Maggie Thompson of Merrie Maggie’s Laughter and held from 9am to 5pm at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX.

Please contact Maggie via email on maggiet1951@googlemail.com and find the full details on www.merriemaggie.co.uk. You can book your ticket at only £31.84 per person on www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2848844.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Learning to be Laughter Yoga Leader

When you want to bring more laughter into your own life and share with others learning to be Laughter Yoga Leader is a great choice.

Two days of learning laughter exercises, background of the Laughter Yoga concept, health and therapeutic benefits plus what to be aware of, and how to lead a Laughter Yoga session.

Once you complete the 2-day training you are recommended to start a Laughter Club in order for you to gain experience and confidence in delivering laughter sessions. The impact of running a Laughter Club is far more extensive, though, as you start feeling the benefits of regular laughter practices getting under your skin.

Change happens when we persist with the daily laughs and to support you you get access to The Telephone Laughter Club for the month following your training so you can stay in the ‘laughter-conversation’.

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Becoming Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

It is not that simple and yet it is!

The latest five days of teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders to become Laughter Yoga Teachers made it clear that the step is one that is of greatness and strength.

In many ways you come to learn more indepth Laughter Yoga tools and techniques than what you have learned when you ventured onto the two days of Laughter Yoga Leader Training whether it was long ago or more recent. However, you leave with friendship, life changes, and love in your heart – an excitement that exceeds all expectations.

To become a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher you must be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader trained by a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher or Master Trainer.

The Laughter Yoga you learn in two days’ leader training merely scratches the surface but it is essential to have the basic knowledge in order to sink yourself into the depth of becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

What is so different?

First of all, the 5-day teacher training ideally takes place at a retreat where you spend day and night together – mind you, not in a dorms but in separate or shared room with en-suite shower. This provides the opportunity to work closely together, to share a little bit of your heart and soul, and to leave baggage behind as you let go of differences.

This year, we introduced the non-residential 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training as a way of accommodating those who are in close proximity of the venue. All future Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses will be residential as of January 2018.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Being Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

I am the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK – with more than 15 years experience in facilitating and teaching Laughter Yoga to groups and individuals.

I enjoyed working in the Technology Sector but I LOVE being on the Laughter Rollercoaster – it is perfect logic in a non-logical way.

When I first started teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders on the 2-day certified programme in 2007 I fell in love with my work over again. Teaching added a new angle to sharing laughter and I knew this was my calling so to speak.

For more than two years I kept pestering Dr. Kataria because I wanted to to teach teachers.

Dr Kataria was profoundly peaceful and over and over I heard the words from him “In time, in time.”

No way would I want to wait for the “in-time-moment” so I pestered on and on and on.

However, time and patience goes hand in hand and I learned the virtue of being patient after some time with no luck in asking. I grew within the remit of waiting and wanting, wanting and waiting, and suddenly I was agreeable with the task and ready.

Today I can understand why.

The change from mind to heart has been another journey I would not have been without. It has taught me lessons in leaving be, letting go, being, non-judment, compassion, acceptance, patience, love. I have cried many tears of heart ache and laughed many laughs of despair – none of which were from my ego but simply from a place of disbelief and sorrow.

Being brought up to believe in the good in all people is what I still believe – with all that still goes on in the world .

There is a large number of requirements to fulfill in order to even be considered as Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

It is at the invitation and discretion of Dr. Madan Kataria and you must have

  • conducted a minimum of 30 Laughter Leader Trainings
  • inspired the commencement of more than 50 Laughter Clubs
  • a documented history of a minimum of 250 Laughter Yoga volunteer sessions
  • been an active Laughter Yoga Teacher for at least three years
  • paid a large fee for the intensive training over six months or more

And it doesn’t stop there – your personal growth must reflect in your being as a selfless and compassionate teacher.

Over the years my pursuit of sharing Laughter Yoga has brought me peace of mind and body, a way of being that accompanies the practice when you do it wholeheartedly and with integrity – I am authentically Laughter Yoga.

But first and foremost the most important change is in relation to you, to the people who let themselves emerge in Laughter Yoga and trust me to be there on your journey.

You and I made Laughter Yoga happen in the UK!

The change that happens instantly when you are willing, and give yourself permission to share laughter in a group or on one-on-one basis, is sacred and beautiful.

Without the need and hope for change I would not be Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

Thank you.

By the way, just to clarify, UnitedMind & Laughter Yoga Ltd is my business, I am also Your Everyday Laughter Queen, and as such the activities run on paying clients and that is okay. Even Master Trainers and Laughter Queens need to eat. Besides, the training and workshops offer real value and long-term benefits which come at a small price if you really, really think about it.

For more information please contact me on email, lotte@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomUnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News August 2017

Welcome to August 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • Learning to be Laughter Yoga Leader
  • Becoming Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
  • Being Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  • Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

This month is important for anyone who wants to learn Laughter Yoga and anyone who wants to book a professional to facilitate as the degree of experience varies tremendously.

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Laughter Yoga (UK), StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Learning to be Laughter Yoga Leader

When you want to bring more laughter into your own life and share with other learning to be Laughter Yoga Leader is a great choice.

Two days of learning laughter exercises, background of the Laughter Yoga concept, health and therapeutic benefits plus what to be aware of, and how to lead a Laughter Yoga session.

Once you complete the 2-day training you are recommended to start a Laughter Club in order for you to gain experience and confidence in delivering laughter sessions. The impact of running a Laughter Club is far more extensive, though, as you start feeling the benefits of regular laughter practices getting under your skin.

Change happens when we persist with the daily laughs and you get access to The Telephone Laughter Club for the month following your training so you can stay in the ‘laughter-conversation’.

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Becoming Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

It is not that simple and yet it is!

The latest five days of teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders to become Laughter Yoga Teachers made it clear that the step is one that is of greatness and strength.

In many ways you come to learn more indepth Laughter Yoga tools and techniques than what you have learned when you ventured onto the two days of Laughter Yoga Leader Training whether it was long ago or more recent. However, you leave with friendship, life changes, and love in your heart – an excitement that exceeds all expectations.

To become a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher you must be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

The Laughter Yoga you learn in two days’ leader training merely scratches the surface but it is essential to have the basic knowledge in order to sink yourself into the depth of becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

What is so different?

First of all, the 5-day teacher training ideally takes place at a retreat where you spend day and night together – mind you, not in a dorm but in separate or shared room with en-suite shower. This provides the opportunity to work closely together, to share a little bit of your heart and soul, and to leave baggage behind as you let go of differences.

This year, we introduced the non-residential 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training as a way of accommodating those who are in close proximity of the venue. All future Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses will be residential as of January 2018.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Being Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

Where the Master Trainer Journey began…

I am the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK – with more than 15 years experience in facilitating and teaching Laughter Yoga to groups and individuals.

I enjoyed working in the Technology Sector but I LOVE being on the Laughter Rollercoaster – it is perfect logic in a non-logical way.

When I first started teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders on the 2-day certified programme in 2007 I fell in love with my work over again. Teaching added a new angle to sharing laughter and I knew this was my calling so to speak.

For more than two I kept pestering Dr. Kataria because I wanted to to teach teachers.

Dr Kataria was profoundly peaceful and over and over I heard the words from him “In time, in time.”

No way would I want to wait for the “in-time-moment” so I pestered on and on and on.

However, time and patience goes hand in hand and I learned the virtue of being patient after some time with no luck in asking. I grew within the remit of waiting and wanting, wanting and waiting, and suddenly I was agreeable with the task and ready.

Today I can understand why.

The change from mind to heart has been another journey I would not have been without. It has taught me lessons in leaving be, letting go, being, non-judment, compassion, acceptance, patience, love. I have cried many tears of heart ache and laughed many laughs of despair – none of which were from my ego but simply from a place of disbelief and sorrow.

Being brought up to believe in the good in all people is what I still believe – with all that still goes on in the world .

There is a large number of requirements to fulfill in order to even be considered as Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

It is at the invitation and discretion of Dr. Madan Kataria and you must have

  • conducted a minimum of 30 Laughter Leader Trainings
  • inspired the commencement of more than 50 Laughter Clubs
  • a documented history of a minimum of 250 Laughter Yoga volunteer sessions
  • been an active Laughter Yoga Teacher for at least three years
  • paid a large fee for the intensive training over six months or more

And it doesn’t stop there – your personal growth must reflect in your being as a selfless and compassionate teacher.

Laughter Yoga Teachers Interlaken 2011

Over the years my pursuit of sharing Laughter Yoga has brought me peace of mind and body, a way of being that accompanies the practice when you do it wholeheartedly and with integrity – I am authentically Laughter Yoga.

But first and foremost the most important change is in relation to you, to the people who let themselves emerge in Laughter Yoga and trust me to be there on your journey.

You and I made Laughter Yoga happen in the UK!

The change that happens instantly when you are willing, and give yourself permission to share laughter in a group or on one-on-one basis, is sacred and beautiful.

Without the need and hope for change I would not be Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

Thank you.

By the way, just to clarify, UnitedMind & Laughter Yoga Ltd is my business and as such runs on paying clients and that is okay. Even Master Trainers need to eat. Besides the training and workshops offer real value and long-term benefits which come at a small price if you really, really think about it.

For more information please contact me on email, lotte@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham 28 October 2017

Reminding you of the Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham. It is a great space with awesome speakers who will be sharing their experience and thoughts on 28 October 2017.

  • Maggie Thompson (AKA ‘Merrie Maggie’), Laughter Yoga Teacher, is the great organiser and will be introducing the day
  • Anna Whittaker, Professor in Behavioral Medicine, will talk about the effects of stress on the body, e.g. immune system and stress hormones
  • Lotte Mikkelsen, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, will speak about the effect of laughter on neurological disorders
  • Robin Graham, Laughter Yoga Teacher, will share insights about groups he has worked with, their feedback and the idea of taking laughter to groups where people are living with challenges
  • Wes Floyd, Founder Laughter Time with Tim Barker, Laughter Yoga Teacher, will cover a report of Laughter Festival 2017 and plans for 2018. ‘Laughter Time’ and laughter exercises

The Laughter Yoga Open Day happens on

  • Saturday, 28 October 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B3 7SX (just across the road from Moor Street Station)
  • and only costs £30.00 per ticket (plus service fee)

For more information about the Laughter Yoga Open Day please visit http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughter-yoga-open-day/.

For more information about our business partners, Laughter Association UK, our training and workshop programmes, and our network of Laughter Professionals, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomThere are a few new dates you may not have noticed yet:

  • 31 July-1 August Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London
  • 05-06 October Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Blackpool
  • 22-26 January 2018 Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempstead (residential)

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News July 2017

Welcome to July 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Learn from the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK – with more than 15 years experience in facilitating and teaching Laughter Yoga to groups and individuals.

I enjoyed working in the Technology Sector but I LOVE our Laughter Journey – it is perfect logic in a non-logical way.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Laughter Yoga (UK), StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Review: 1st Global Laughter Yoga Conference

Wow!

There were 360 people from 30 different nations present at the 1st Global Laughter Yoga Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany.

Huge thank you to Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Gabriela Leppelt-Remmel and her team.

The conference ran from Friday 23 June until Sunday 25 June with amazing speakers covering topics including laughter and cancer, laughing safely, laughing for peace, laughter in Mexican prisons, research on laughter and many more deep-reaching topics including my own talk on the effects of laughter on neurological disorders.

Prior to the conference Laughter Ambassadors from around the world met and discussed the responsibility of being a spokesperson for Laughter Yoga and the benefits we bring with us.

There was a real buzz of anticipation and excitement just like when you enter the space of an all-awaited concert you have longed to attend for ages.

People coming to events like this have smiles and laughs to share in abundance and the mood was high and ready for news from the laughter stage.

The 1st Global Laughter Yoga Conference lived up to my expectations of being a place where new connections were made, existing friendships were sealed with face-to-face meetings, and joy was flowing naturally without hesitation and hidden agendas.

The Laughter Yoga community is one to be part of – no doubt in my mind, the door is always open!

If you are on a mission to create positivity and important change in your communities this is where inspirations is at its best and highest.

Gabriela Leppelt-Remmel and her team in Germany aced the conference with a wealth of talks, events, fun, meetings and connections made in person.

We may meet initially online but life truly happens in real life!

Following the conference Laughter Yoga Master Trainers met for two days to work out the seriousness as well as the fun of this amazing business of Laughter Yoga that we all share with so many teachers and leaders.’

There is much to come!

The future of World Peace through Laughter is advancing fast!

And the wonder of automatic hand towels have now reached Japan…

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham 28 October 2017

Some great speakers will be sharing experience and thoughts at the Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham on 28 October.

  • Maggie Thompson (AKA ‘Merrie Maggie’), Laughter Yoga Teacher, is the great organiser and will be introducing the day
  • Anna Whittaker, Professor in Behavioral Medicine, will talk about the effects of stress on the body, e.g. immune system and stress hormones
  • Lotte Mikkelsen, Laughter Yoga Ambassador appointed by Dr Madan Kataria, and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, will speak about the effect of laughter on neurological disorders
  • Robin Graham, Laughter Yoga Ambassador appointed by Dr. Madan Kataria, and Laughter Yoga Teacher, will share insights about groups he has worked with, their feedback and the idea of taking laughter to groups where people are living with challenges
  • Wes Floyd, BA (Hons) Business. DipMgmt, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Founder Laughter Time with Tim Barker, BA (Hons) International Business with French, Laughter Yoga Teacher, will cover a report of Laughter Festival 2017 and plans for 2018. ‘Laughter Time’ and laughter exercises

The Laughter Yoga Open Day happens on

  • Saturday, 28 October 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B3 7SX (just across the road from Moor Street Station)
  • and only costs £30.00 per ticket (plus service fee)

For more information about the Laughter Yoga Open Day please visit http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughter-yoga-open-day/.

For more information about our business partners, Laughter Association UK, our programmes and our network of Laughter Professionals please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Playing Human Conference, London 27-28 September 2018

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 will be held at the beautiful Conway Hall on Red Lion Square in London.

There are a small number of tickets available at just £250 for the two days and when they are gone the early bird price of £300 kicks in.

It may feel as if it is early to book but it really is not when there are limited availability…

If you are interested in personal and professional development in your line of laughter work this is for you, if you are simply looking for inspiration to keep you motivated on a daily basis regardless what your activities are, THIS conference is a great place to find that little extra!

Currently the line-up of speakers look as follows

  • Leif Hansen, Spark Interacttion, USA
  • Patch Adams, Gesundheit Clinic, USA
  • Pady O’Connor, Mee Mee Theatre, UK
  • Robert Holden, The Happiness Project, UK
  • Shonette Bason, Spread the Happiness, UK
  • Linda Leclerc, École dy Yoga du Rire, Canada
  • Merv Neal, The Laughing Man, Laughter Yoga Australia, Australia
  • a few surprises to be added…

A very special day at a very special price!

  • A few tickets avaialble at only £250
  • When they are gone and until 31 December 2017 £300
  • From 1 January 2018 until sold out £350

You can book your place on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-playing-human-conference/ and save money with the very special price of £250.

For more information please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Training Options

The great thing about practicing Laughter Yoga is that you can have as much or as little hair as you want but one thing that is for certain is that you don’t need a reason!

This is a recap on last month’s post. It is important to be clear on Laughter Yoga and how you can train.

Oftentimes I get questions like

  • “do I need to know or practice Yoga?”
  • “what is the difference between courses?”
  • “which course is best choice for me?”
  • “is it necessary to try Laughter Yoga first?”

and many more.

Although the Compare Course page outlines some of the differences you may have a few more questions you need answered.

This little write-up aims to help you make a decision.

First of all just to clarify, you do not need to know Yoga to practice Laughter Yoga. The reason it is called Laughter Yoga is because we combine deep breathing techniques with playful laughter exercises.

Your Laughter Journey ideally starts with a visit to a Laughter Club.

NB If you run a Laughter Club that is not on the Google Map please get in touch!

However, this may not be an option for you as there are not active laughter clubs in all parts of the country, so you may have watched YouTube video clips or laughed on Skype or perhaps even on the telephone.

There are a couple of next options recommended…

  • one could be to learn the skills for yourself at the which does not teach you presentation skills but definitely teaches you laughter for life long-lasting skills. Learning on this 1-day training will also be giving you the choice to develop your laughter further if you want to move to next level…
  • the other option could be to become a Laughter Yoga Leader at the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training and in this way learn how to facilitate groups and start a Laughter Club. Laughter Clubs are needed everywhere as we are still thinly covering the UK. You confidence rockets as you learn great presentation skills at this training!

Lots to learn from laughter!

So the questions to ask yourself are…

“Should I learn Laughter Yoga Basic Skills to practice and benefit for myself?”

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning £95/£125 (full fee)

“Should I learn Laughter Yoga Leader Skills so I can practice and benefit myself as well as be able to start a Laughter Club?”

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training £175/£225 (full fee)

Becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader does not mean you HAVE to start a Laughter Club – you may simply want to learn for yourself in order to see if this is something you would like to pursue.

The 2-day training is a great opportunity as it opens up huge potential for your own personal growth as well as sharing and helping others develop, too.

Starting a Laughter Club is a great way of building confidence!

Once your experience starts growing from running a Laughter Club you may feel inclined to offer workshops in communities, senior homes, schools, workplaces and other settings.

For this purpose, you may need additional training which could very well be specialised modules for working in specific fields or it could be the Business Experts Programme which can help you get a sense of where you are going with Laughter Yoga and how to progress down the professional path.

You may also start feeling inspired to learn more Laughter Yoga skills so you can conduct one-on-one coaching, and you may even start thinking of potentially learning to teach others.

If one-on-one Laughter Coaching is something you are keen to learn then the 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training for leaders and teachers is certainly a great option and adds to your Laughter Yoga skills.

You learn to facilitate an 8-week one-on-one laughter programme with individual clients.

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training £95/£150 (full fee)

However, your thoughts may go in the direction of becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher which is now including the Laughter Yoga Coach Training.

Until recently you had a free choice between teacher and leader training but recently things have changed and it is now a requirement to be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in order to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.

When you join the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training you not only learn new skills in terms of breathing techniques, Gibberish, coaching, business skills, and how to teach leaders, you also start feeling the real change that comes with daily breathing and laughter practice.

You challenge yourself and you set goals for your future.

  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £595/£750 (full fee)
    for residential courses in Hemel Hempstead you need to add accommodation fee of £250 (shared)/£300 (single)

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on these courses is outstanding. However, no matter how successful you become – never assume you know it all!

After all these years of teaching and learning I still know but a fraction of what we can do when we embrace the magic of laughter, play, and the joy that springs from it and I share my own lessons through new and innovative courses.

If you ever thought of becoming a Laughter Therapist please read on!

You do not need a background as a Laughter Yoga Leader or Laughter Yoga Teacher to come on the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training.

However, this course requires you to have a background in some form of therapy practice, e.g. psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, counselling or holistic therapy, as the important aspect is to be able to enable and support catharsis.

The course starts on a 2-day Laughter Therapist Training weekend and takes you onto 6-12 months working through two case studies ending up in a dissertation detailing your work and your lessons.

  • 2-day Accredited Laughter Therapist Training £550/£750 (full fee)

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers, as well as Laughter Therapists, and start bringing laughter to life, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you, your team, your family, your friends, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details and dates are listed further down and you can always find information on www.unitedmind.co.uk or by contacting UnitedMind using the details just above. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop. Feel free to get in touch to see if you are eligible for a REALLY special offer!

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomThere are a few new dates you may not have noticed yet:

  • 31 July-1 August Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London
  • 12-13 August Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stockton
  • 22-26 January 2018 Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempstead (residential)

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Durham
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Durham, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.laughteryogaltd.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

Laughter Yoga University United KingdomAll of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.