Welcome to April 2022
…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and elsewhere, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.
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In April News we share the following…
- April Showers from Yours Truly
- New branding, new look and feel
- Have you met us on YouTube yet?
- Second to None Benefits Part 3
- Reflection on the Corporate Wellbeing Expo 2022
- Laugh in the Netherlands with Laughter Yoga Teacher Celeste Brown
Important training and laughter club dates and info are listed at the end!
You can continue to enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!
The last day of March was literally a day where the weather went through all seasons of the year in a matter of hours – almost like a true reflection of the chaos that goes on in our world it seems.
Wrap up warm and stay safe. April is only just arriving!
With that in mind, it is also one of the most beatiful months of new growth (in my humble opinion) and as we move forward after the spring equinox the energies are uplifting and strong paving a path of miracles.
On 1st April UnitedMind celebrated 20th Anniversary since the start as a provider of holistic therapies and personal laughter experiences.
What started in a spare room and a garden quickly developed into the professional training and event provider UnitedMind is today after becoming a Ltd company 5½ years after being founded as sole trader.
A recognised expert on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy in the UK and the world.
I am so proud and immensely grateful for the many years of sharing Laughter Yoga and the life changing benefits that emerge both personally and professionally from the daily practice.
Thank you to all the awesome and truly special people and teams, organisations and partners who have invested and continue to invest in the professional services and training provided by UnitedMind.
You are the building blocks that keep raising the human foundation to new heights every day and your contribution and commitment makes a difference to many others.
I was excited to launch the new and refreshed look and feel of UnitedMind at the Corporate Wellbeing Expo in early March together with Laughter Yoga Teacher working together for positive change in the world. My gratitude to you.
And the biggest thank you to my daughter, Karen, who has been with me through all these years of doing ‘ma thang’.
If you are reading this on Monday 4th April UnitedMind is already in transition and I invite you to visit our refreshed look and feel on www.unitedmind.co.uk. If it is still Sunday 3rd April for you please do check back on Monday.
Once again blessings and gratitude to you from me!
Cheers to another 20 years and more!
Keeping the things that money cannot buy in our hearts…
With Love, Friendship, Honesty, Kindness, Health, Hope, Goodness, Grace, Gratitude, Understanding, Faith, Peace, Forgiveness, Patience, Diligence, Love, Blessings and Joy
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
New branding – new look and feel
The UnitedMind website has been under re-development over the past 6 months is now ready to launch a new and refreshed look and feel, that will guide you more easily to the information you may be looking for in our pages.
The old logo has been replaced by a new design, also by myself but fully realised by Designer Ed Hollingsbee, just as I envisioned it when I first spoke with Ed about it almost 4 years ago.
In addition the new colours are ramming up a fresh and approachable look as a professional training and workshop provider.
I am extremely excited about it and hope you will visit regularly and read our news and check our events, get in touch with us and share laughter in the years to come.
For information and details about our workshop and training programmes, please contact via email email@example.com.
UnitedMind has been on YouTube for quite a number of years in fact since 2009 but you may not have visited recently – or even ever.
I would love to build the following as I share relevant and perhaps also less relevant videos with laughter, play and health as the ongoing theme moving forward.
Please connect with the channel on www.youtube.com/lottemikkel.
There are some news-related videos in the Laughter Yoga in the News Playlist.
In 2020 when the world was turned upsite down and we experienced lockdowns on/off I started having ‘Impromptu Conversations’ with Laughter Yoga Key People from around the world.
These conversations were popular 45-60 minute talks/chats/interviews with professionals who have made and continue to make a real difference in many people’s lives on a daily basis.
Take out an hour here and there and listen to the conversations on YouTube Impromptu Conversations.
Second to None Benefits Part 3
Working with people, teams, and organisations in both puclic and private sector, brings experiences which have the potential to change lives including your own life as facilitator.
I have an experiential walk-in wardrobe size library of memories, feedback, comments and reveltations I treasure as the most precious materialist energy anyone can ever receive.
The standard benefits are worth a reminder as they are potentially available to us all when we practice Laughter Yoga every day.
When you laugh…
- you lift your mood and it ripples into your day when you start with laughter creating great energy
- you lower stress and boost your immune system
- you bring fresh oxygen to your body and brain which makes you feel refreshed, alert and motivated
- you are better at creating new and maintaining existing relationships making them fuller and more caring
- you build resilience to cope with life’s ups and downs
Please bear in mind that a one-off experience can be great but the long-term effects truly break through with a daily practice.
In the early days of running The Laughter Club International (UK) in St. Albans from my back graden I had many regulars, one of whom was a gentleman who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
The laughter club only ran (and still runs) monthly and he told me that he always looked forward to the exercises as they would provide relaxation to his facial muscles and allow him to show expression.
My laughter club member found the release of these muscles and it gave him freedom to show emotions when he laughed. I was introduced to the Bedfordshire Parkinson branch where I was occasionally invited to run laughter workshops over the years to follow.
The wonderful sessions at Bedforshire Parkinson’s taught me many valuable lessons, in particualarly in terms of never judging whether I think people get anything or nothing from a laughter workship. We all take onboard various learnings in different ways and responses are not always obvious.
This brings back a memore from before-mentioned organisation in Bedford where a gentleman was sat in a chair during a laughter session without as much as flicking an eye lash or eye lid.
However, the staff noticed the change as they told me later that there was a genine sparkle in his eyes that had only appeared from the shared laughter.
As facilitators we do not always know the miracles we bring to others but they are always arriving in one way or another.
There are many more benefits to laughing and I may continue to share them with their little stories and anekdotes as we move further into spring and summer, then autumn and winter.
I hope you will continue to enjoy reading about these extensive benefits of practicing Laughter Yoga, and even consider learning the technique for yourself or your group of people in your community or workplace so you, too, can make positive, live-able change count.
For more information or to book a workshop, keynote or training please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflection on the Corporate Wellbeing Expo 9-10 March 2022
We had an amazing experience at the CWE2022 at the London ExCel in March.
It was buzzing and it was also quiet at times but we all found it well-worth our time.
The two days saw many businesses come together with renewed energy and a real growth attitude.
It was a privilege to take part and although few other entrepreneurs felt it was maybe not their scene at the UnitedMind stand we agreed that there was great value for Laughter Yoga to be present at events like the Corporate Welbeing Expo.
Jannie, Nicola, Evrim, Karen and I took away numerous learning experiences and many new contacts both client- and collaboration-wise.
We would like to thank everyone who made their way past Stand 158 and gave os your time!
We are back at CEW2023, more information to follow.
For details please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email email@example.com.
Laugh in the Netherlands with Laughter Yoga Teacher Celeste Brown
Laughers in the Netherlands have started morning laughter calls and you – regardless of where you live – are invited to join.
The Free Daily Laughter Calls run every Monday through Friday from 9:00-9:10am Central Europe Time.
All laughing, no talking!
A great way to get in your daily 10 minutes of laughter and to keep your laughter muscle tuned up.
Live in the Netherlands? Call 097 055 001 815 followed by the password 6726796#.
Live outside the Netherlands?
Easily find FreeConferenceCall in the AppStore; register as a user; download the app; then you can log directly into the call using this link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/eocs-35eo.
The group is off to a great start with laughers from several countries.
Feel free to share the fun!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom
The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month (except August) at 1pm-1:30pm!
Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.
We are up to something with laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.
- Sunday 1 May 2022 at 1pm-1:30pm WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
A Laughter Club is just like a fitness session and we encourage you to pay as you can to www.paypal.me/unitedmind.
Thank you for your kindness.
Please get in touch about the laughter clubs and other options via email, email@example.com, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.
The Telephone Laughter Club
The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am.
Change your outlook and you will change your life!
The full story of The Telephone Laughter Club in the UK can be read on www.lottemikkelsen.com/laughter-ms.
Please subscribe and support The Telephone Laughter Club by donating the annual fee of £30 to keep it going every weekday morning from 7am-7:10am. You can subscribe via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/subscriptions.
The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training
UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.
When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods and courses are not always covered by insurers.
FHT Accredited courses uniquely from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga and our Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are
- 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
- 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
- 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
- Laughter Therapist Training
With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.
This is continued professional development and gives you points to add to your CPD list!
To learn more about how you can become a Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:
- Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
- London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
- Hemel Hempstead
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
- Hemel Hempstead, Stanmore
- Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
All fees listed in the newsletter 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.
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 accredited training courses please contact us via email@example.com, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.