Meet Ant Bennett, the Miracle Man

The time has come for our keynote speakers to be introduced.

The Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary and The Playing Human Conference in London on 5-7 June 2020 may seem a long time away but we have some amazing people to introduce in the meantime.

Please meet Ant Bennett who was briefly introduced in our February Laughter News.

Anthony’s life changed after he was diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses after a trip to EuroDisney. He needed to be resuscitated 12 times and was given a 10% chance of survival after returning from the school trip to Paris in 2006.

Nothing shorter than a miracle happened when Ant made a full recovery that shocked medical experts.

He went on to help secure a £7.5m charity partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Whitbread hotels and restaurants.

He spent 5 years working for the company, motivating over 20,000 team members around the UK, building engagement and leading multiple campaigns to support the charity partnership, and even smashed the original £7.5m target by raising £8.5m to help fund a new wing at the children’s hospital.

Ant now works for himself as a full-time inspirational keynote speaker having held more than 200 sessions.

His passion is helping people to unlock their full potential and finding a motivating focus point towards achieving long and short term goals.

Please visit www.iamantbennett.com to learn more about Ant.

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 5-7 June 2020. Book on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-playing-human-conference-2020/.

All Year Resolutions To Stay Happy

Already a month into 2019 – scrap those unattainable resolutions and replace them with a new way of living and thinking so that you can stay happy.

New Year’s Resolutions should be all about happiness rather than setting unrealistic expectations.

Giving yourself goals that are unattainable with only add extra pressure and stress.

At UnitedMind we believe in the power of laughter and happiness when living a fulfilling life. Have a look at our top suggestions for introducing resolutions that work towards happier ways of living and being, both in body and mind.

Work out a routine

Many New Year’s Resolutions include losing weight or giving up alcohol and cigarettes, but although these are admirable goals they are often beyond reach.

By working out a daily or weekly routine you can integrate certain things into your life which you are looking to achieve.

If you want to drop a couple of pounds for example, try assigning specific days or times for exercise.

This will give those goals more structure, making them far easier to reach.

Find a positive in everyday

If you start to slip into sadness or become overwhelmed by stress it can be very hard to break out of this cycle.

Of course we can’t all be happy 100% of the time but looking for happiness even in the littlest things can make a big impact.

Living by the motto that you have to be miserable today in order to be happy tomorrow just doesn’t work.

Spend time to evaluate your negative feelings but try your best to also see some positive. You may have had a bad day at work but remember what was good that day too.

Be kind to strangers

Making little adjustments to your attitude by performing random acts of kindness really does help to boost your own mood.

As well as being kind and polite to the people you do know, create a small positive in a stranger’s day by helping an elderly person cross the road, giving directions to someone who is lost, buying a coffee for the person behind you in the queue…

All of these examples may seem insignificant but when you see how they matter to someone else you will share in this happiness.

Make time for the things you enjoy

Stop checking your phone or social media accounts and make time to do the things you enjoy the most.

Whether you love getting immersed in the world of a new book, are an enthusiastic painter, or find amusement in creating your own hit song, set aside time in each day to do these things.

Everyone knows how much simpler it is to feel happy when doing what you enjoy. Even just half an hour spent in this way everyday can outweigh whatever negatives or stresses have burdened you during the day.

Explore the world more

Avoid those resolutions that set ridiculous demands to travel the world and visit every iconic landmark.

Finances aside, travel can be hard to fit in around a schedule without just packing up and leaving completely. Introducing travel into your lifestyle doesn’t need to be completely tricky though.

Look at what is possible and make plans to work from there. From planning to visit a local village at the weekend, to taking a train ride to the next biggest city, there is plenty of fun to be found in the UK.

Find out more ways to stay happy and healthy by having a read through the rest of our blog. At UnitedMind our laughter yoga is an alternative therapy to help fight the struggles of stress.

Contact us today to learn about our sessions and how we can help you.

Laughter News February 2019

Welcome to February 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe if you haven’t already!

In February News we share the following…

  1. Just a Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man
  3. Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture
  4. Business Experts Programme
  5. From Mr dod to Miss Dee
  6. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  7. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our February 2019 diary

2019 started out with getting the car road ready for a really busy time ahead in January, and we are not slowing down.

However, please remember we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, foot or bicycle – even tricycle, I think!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In February we will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

No matter how booked we will always do our very best to find a good day, time, and/or a great Laughter Facilitator for you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

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

Just a Thought from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga unravels you!

From my first Laughter Yoga experience in January 2000 to starting running workshops in the field in 2003 and being the longest teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher in the UK starting teaching in 2007 there is not a moment I have not been treasuring when I look back.

The change in the laughter and the delivery or workshops and training has developed as a natural process of getting to know laughter, do laughter and be laughter.

Friendships and alliances form when we are all on the same page when it comes to encouraging positive change from within and in our shared world.

Mental health becomes our mission as we combat the conditions faced by so many nowadays, and with Laughter Yoga we create way for solutions of the most nurturing kind.

When facing adversity and life changes we become stronger when we know Laughter Yoga and benefit from the resourcefulness we find inside outselves when we practice it daily.

Best of all, Laughter Yoga is non-religious, non-political, non-racial, pro-all-good-things-in-life, completely unifying!

I wish you a healthy and positive outlook in life, work, and everywhere you go – from the bottom of my grateful heart.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why…

When I was considering repeating The Playing Human Conference before the first one ran in September 2018 I was determined to never again organise this type of event.

I teach and I run workshops – and I love it! My passion for creating the platform for positive transformation is delightfully uncovered in this work.

However, I looked at the lit up faces when people entered Conway Hall to join others in learning ways to be more playful in their lives and at work and I made the decision there and then that there is a real need for coming together, meeting, sharing, experiencing new ideas for a changed world.

Meet Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man

A truly inspirational young man who is on a mission to change the outlook and the way of moving forward in life.

Young people are inspired by his story and by his methods for moving forward in life – as are adults!

Ant was given a 10% survival chance after he returned from a Paris school trip with 3 viral infections attacking him from within.

He fought for his life and in recent years Anthony was voted one of the happiest people in the UK by the Independant on Sunday in their ‘Happy List’ for the work he carries out to help enrich the lives of others.

Ant will be sharing his story and empower us to be our best selves when we are out sharing the magic of laughter, joy and positive change.

Read more about Ant on anthonyinspires.com.

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These awesome and inspiring people are not only there talk, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture

After an intense week of teaching the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead I returned with many reflections and deep thoughts.

Laughter Yoga is definitely a physical activity and we shared loads of moments of truly cathartic laughter, joy, and tears of all types.

The laughter itself paved the way for deeper experiences to surface and the sharing of stories, the friendship, the creation of joy, the all sorts of awesome things in life, happened there – right under our noses for us to grab.

In the Laughter Yoga Leader Training friendships and connections are made but in the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training friendships and connections are deepened in a way that makes it seem as if we have all known each other longer than the five days.

Every group is special and every training leaves me with lots to digest. Even if people do not stay in touch, there will still be friendships that have formed and whenever we come together there is understanding of why we don’t always remain in communication.

Whether people come to learn to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher or to get a fully and more complete understanding of all aspects of Laughter Yoga does not matter, the fact is that people come together to learn and to share.

We all leave with is a cornucupia full to the brim with inspiration, knowledge, wisdom, and a real thirst for making it happen.

This is personal and professional development at its grandest!

There was a purity of intentions in the group in January 2019 that builds on all the past years’ groups, and together with all those who came before, they go on to live the vision they created on the final day of the training.

A vision to change the world with kindness, smiles and laughter.

UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers come together at a Reunion on 12-14 July 2019 at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead. £150 for the stay

Laughter Yoga Teachers take Laughter Yoga one step further!

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Business Experts Programme

Completing the training as Laughter Yoga Professional opens a whole new world of opportunity.

Sometimes it can leave you shell shocked and almost paralysed with all the new ideas and instead of moving towards the vision and goals nothing really happens.

When we do what we have always done, we get what we have always got.

Take action or feed your mind on how to shift your gear up one notch on the Business Experts Programme.

You will be covering topics like

  • Creating a Killer BIO
  • Improving presentation skills
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Creating a Business Plan

Next time the Business Experts Programme runs is

Special offer is £125, normal price is £275.

If you are interested in our Business Experts Programme or in any of our training courses, workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, or other events, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

From Mr dod to Miss Dee

Kevin aka Mr dod trained as a Laughter Yoga Leader in December 2017 and has been running a Laughter Club in Norwich since February 2018.

No one I know of in Norfolk is as out in the market with his brand as Mr dod!

There is a whole and deep story behind Kevin and a heart that beats for laughter and fun, joy and happiness.

Powerhoop is Mr dod’s fitness routine, Laughter Yoga the mental health resource, and since becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Mr dod has stepped up the drag game big time.

No longer simply Mr dod – now appearing everywhere as Miss Dee Licious.

Miss Dee has reached the final stage of Miss Drag UK as Finalist and there is so much work to do on hair, make up, wardrobe and lip sync routine plus walking in heels.

Laughter Yoga takes us one step further on fulfilling our dreams and Miss Dee is living proof that it only takes one step out of your comfort zone to kick off a ravine of events and happenstances.

Thank you for making your lip sync debut at the Talent Night of Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempestead in October-November 2018 – ace performance!

We are rooting for you!

Visit Mr dod and Miss Dee and show your support on www.mrdodfitness.com.

Laughter Club International (UK)

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 3rd February at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in January by Laughter Yoga Master Trainer from Korea, Suyeon Lee, who taught us other ways to laugh.

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

Please get in touch about the laughter clubs and other options via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is next step!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Preston and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified 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
  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.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.

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.

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 certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 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.

1st Laughter Yoga Leader Training of 2019

8 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

You may often stare and wonder how some people are just always happy. You might think they’ve always had a lot of luck in life – luck you don’t seem to have had. But we don’t think it’s just that.

Happiness is what you choose to be, not something that happens to you. Those happy people you envy do things to make themselves happy people, and you can do the same.

Learning to be happy is just like learning any other skill; it might take practice, but it will come naturally in the end. So what are the habits you can practice to enhance your happiness and your life?

Don’t compare yourself

Did you see what we said earlier about envying those happy people? Well, don’t! Comparing yourself to others is one sure-fire way to get yourself down.

You start to notice things that other people have, that you don’t – different qualities, different skills, different advantages in life. When you compare yourself and notice these things, you start to focus on what you don’t have and completely forget about what you DO have.

Always remember how lucky you are to have the life you have. Never dwell on the negatives, and always live life to the fullest!

Kindness

Say goodbye to bad feelings like anger, jealousy and negativity because kindness is scientifically proven to make you happier. Treating everyone with kindness, no matter what mood you start off in, will significantly boost your mood.

It’s all about those feel-good hormones and endorphins in your brain. Simply smiling and expressing kindness wherever you go, promotes positive feelings for you and the person you’re talking to. What’s not to love about that?

It’s not only important to be kind to others, but it’s also important to be kind to yourself. Don’t ever punish yourself for menial things like eating too much chocolate, skipping the gym, or doing absolutely nothing on your day off. Treat yourself.

Keeping busy

Happy people are known to be busy people – not rushed, but busy. Happy people take up hobbies and live life to the full! Don’t be afraid to say yes to trying new things, and don’t be that person that is constantly making excuses to avoid stepping out of routine.

But remember to keep it balanced. If you’re too busy, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed, and probably a little bit exhausted. If you’re spending all of your days doing absolutely nothing, you’ll find yourself bored, miserable, and lacking morale.

Trying new and exciting things is just part of life. Life isn’t about being monotonous; it’s about experience and doing what you want to do.

Cherish friends and family

Friends and family are essential to anyone’s happiness. They know you better than anyone else – that is why they have the ability to keep you sane, keep you laughing, and keep you happy.

Always make time to visit, call or just hang out with family and friends, and don’t ever let your routine or busy schedule get in the way of that. The love you have for them is the answer to a higher quality of life!

Personal control

Never let other people dictate how you should live your life. After all, you have your own goals and your own dreams, and you know what you need to achieve them.

By being in charge of your own life and what you do, you will increase your sense of self-worth and self-value, ultimately leading to a happiness that shines from inside your body to anyone that meets you.

Laugh more

When you think of happiness, what do you immediately think of? Odds are that you think of smiling and laughing. Why? Because these smiling and laughing are visible signs that show a person is happy. In fact, they are more than that…

Smiling and laughing not only show a person is happy, but increases happiness all around too – both within that person, and to anyone around them. It really is contagious.

This is exactly why we put on laughter workshops and laughter training programmes, where people can learn to laugh and embrace laughter to aid their personal growth and happiness. To find out more information about our workshops, you can head to our website or get in touch by calling 08001214714 or emailing info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Be healthy

Eating well and doing regular exercise are two things you can actively do to keep you happy. What you eat directly impacts your mood, and so does keeping active. Whether that’s a daily walk or a few trips to the gym a week, it can help you on your way to true happiness.

All it takes is a balanced diet and about 30 minutes of exercise a day to promote a healthy lifestyle; a lifestyle that enriches the mind, body and soul. In fact, it’s got a positive cyclical effect; being healthy makes you happy, and being happy will make you treat your body better. It’s a win win!

Acceptance

The final key to happiness, and perhaps the most important at times, is that you need to accept that not everything in life is going to be perfect. That’s not negative, that’s not defeatist – that’s just life. And that’s fine.

When we talk about acceptance, we mean both general acceptance of all those curveballs that life throws at you, as well as self-acceptance. Happy people learn to accept changes, injustices and setbacks that they can’t control, and focus their energy towards what they can control.

Laughter News January 2019

Welcome to January 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe if you haven’t already!

In January News we share the following…

  1. A Reflection from Yours Truly
  2. Workplace Laughter Workshops and Training
  3. Why The Playing Human Conference happens NOW
  4. London and the UK – we cover from edge to edge
  5. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  6. The Certified Training Formula on the way to Accreditation
  7. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our January 2019 diary

2019 is looking to start out real busy but remember we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, bicycle or foot!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In January I will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

People who have fun get more done!

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

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

A Reflection from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga is fantastic!

As I was looking at my diary for 2019 this morning I glanced at the year we are just about to complete – with great gratitude.

2018 has been an outstanding year in so many ways and the laughter we have shared has been truly exceptional…

  • 12 x Laughter Club
  • 1 x The Playing Human Conference
  • 2 x Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 22 x Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 6 x Laughter Therapy, Gibberish and Coach training
  • 85 x Laughter Workshops (20 of them run by my Laughter Colleagues)
  • 1 x Laughter Workshop still to run before 1 January 2019

The rest of my time has been spent keeping 14 websites live and living, summing up accounts, replying to emails, taking calls, writing this newsletter, organising events, updating social media, and the odd free weekend now and then.

I am not intending to brag but simply expressing my delight that I am able to do what I enjoy doing, taking great pride in my work and feeling hugely humbled by the trust.

I love it – I love sharing Laughter Yoga and positive change! I would do even more when possible.

Can you tell?

No laughter-year without its share of challenges, though.

However, Laughter Yoga is so embedded in me as a coping strategy that even those conflicts that caused tears and painful experiences turned into valuable lessons to grow from and build stronger relationships where possible.

The joys and laughter exceed the challenges by far and this is where I find my thoughts go when I look back and pick out memories that shine.

There is no laughter that is irritating, too loud, too strange, excessive, weird or anything else than a wonderful harmony of joyful sounds.

Your sharing of your laughter over the years have brought healing and joy to me and more people that either of us can possibly imagine.

I feel blessed to have had all of this going on, thank you all for being part of the venture and for making laughter happen in so many places.

Practicing Laughter Yoga does not remove obstacles but instead make them more tolerable and easier to live with or even overcome.

Without you, the organisations, companies, workplaces, business partners, individuals, students, colleagues, family and friends I would not have been sharing as much laughter as I have been in 2018 and since 2000.

I am ready for a busy 2019 with even more to share.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wishing you health, happiness and abundance in all areas of life now and beyond the coming year.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

Workplace Laughter Workshops and Training

There was a comment following a corporate Workshop I recently held at the Q&A part at the end of the session about laughing at yourself.

A popular laughter exercise is Laugh at Yourself and it was interesting to discuss how some can find it difficult to laugh at the self and what defines us.

The point of the exercise is exactly that, to remove what we make things mean, to not laugh AT but to laugh as a coping tool.

Funny thing about Laughter Yoga and the words we use to describe Laughter Yoga…

We say ‘laugh for no reason’ when in reality we do laugh for reasons which are life-related.

So, instead someone made up that we laugh ‘unconditionally’ – SAME THING!

No conditions, no reasons.

Then we ‘fake’ the laughter but someone couldn’t say that because no one wants ‘fake’ so we ‘simulate’ the laughter or ‘pretend’ – SAME THING AGAIN!

Laughter is truth and honesty and all this pretending it is something or another makes me smile at the thought because these are exactly the things and issues we are addressing and attempting to remove or resolve with Laughter Yoga and the daily practice.

As the saying goes, “life happens outside the comfort zone”.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Get-Together Dec 2018

Laughter is a true blessing when shared with colleagues, friends and family just as much as when shared with strangers!

I am always happy to travel to you to teach, play and to speak at your short or long event. Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter, joy and connection!

Love Laughter Yoga and love life!

Read a bit more about me and my laughter venture with UnitedMind Laughter Yoga, Lotte Mikkelsen, on www.lottemikkelsen.com.

Together with colleagues and partners, as well as by myself, I provide long-term programmes to ensure the success of incorporating laughter as a professional statement and tool for creating results, both personally and professionally.

The workshops and keynotes we deliver have a deep-rooted foundation in real-life experience as well as in medical and scientific research.

UnitedMind and partners are proper experts in delivering Laughter Key Notes, Workshops and Training in the areas of

  • Mental health
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Team building
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Science behind laughter
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Therapy
  • Gibberish and more

If you are interested in information about our corporate services please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Why The Playing Human Conference happens NOW!

You may have read a bit about The first Playing Human Conference which was held in September 2018. Perhaps even the story of why it is important for us now.

You can revisit the article on www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughter-conference/why-the-playing-human-conference-is-key/.

People are stressed to their max capacity and as such keep forgetting about the important things in life including being playful.

There are many days where seriousness creeps in, even when attending a conference like The Playing Human Conference.

However, the event provides methods for adapting and adopting skills to remain playful and funloving – even when life throws serious stuff in our faces.

When you commit to the dates, they become real as they enter your diary.

Often we delay making the decision and suddenly the event is over or seats have sold out, or our diary has become full of other events and commitments.

This is true for a lot of things in life…

When you decide for anything it starts happening – NOW!

Why not save a bit of money, like £50, and make sure you save the dates?

Three days of celebrating Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary with Founders, Dr and Mrs Kataria, followed by The Playing Human Conference with speakers who are joining us to play and to share their serious stories of what brought them to curiosity and courage in life – £100 right now.

Did you notice who is coming?

  • Anthony Bennett, Survivor and Inspirational Speaker
  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist

These awesome and inspiring people are not only there to tell a story, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

London and UK – Laughter Yoga everywhere

In December we welcomed new Laughter Yoga Leaders and shared laughter with companies and organisations in London and South West England and in Denmark.

What a great learning curve for us all, both facilitator and participants.

Fabulous experience!

Whenever I am invited or booked to run a workshop or training I learn as I teach.

There is such tremendous beauty in the change people experience when they are willing to be willing to explore something that may feel different than what we usually engage ourselves in on a daily basis.

A recent comment from a large corporate client:

I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic session you ran for me with my team. The feedback, comments and discussions I have had since highlight to me that people found it informative, useful and, frankly, brilliant. I will confess, I was a bit nervous about it myself, but your professionalism, knowledge, skills and passion shone thorough. It was amazing to watch the transformation of people in the room – it was a physical, real thing to witness – as they gained the confidence to move away from the walls and join in. Then at the end, I think everyone got the point and it had a significant impact on many in the room.

 

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 6th January at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

Please get in touch about the laughter clubs and other options via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Certified Training Formula

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Blackpool and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic.

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga 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 – minimum 4 people

       

  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.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.

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.

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 certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 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.

Final 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London

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.

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

Day 2 – 28 September

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.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

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.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 04, 11, 18, 25 April Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 25-26 August St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 23 June 10am-5pm St Albans £95

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

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All 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.

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

Day 2 – 28 September

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.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

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.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 04, 11, 18, 25 April Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 24 March 10am-5pm St Albans £95

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

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All 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.

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

Day 2 – 28 September

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.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

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.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 07, 14, 21, 28 January Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 17-18 February in Durham £175
  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 19-20 May Blackpool £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 24 February 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 10 March 10am-5pm Durham £95
  • 07 April 10am-5pm Blackpool £95

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

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All 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.

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

Day 2 – 28 September

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.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

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.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 04, 11, 18, 25 January Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 17-18 January in Stafford £175
  • 20-21 January in St Albans £175
  • 17-18 February in Durham £175
  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 22-26 January in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 09-13 July in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 19-20 May Blackpool £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 30 January 10am-3:30pm Online £95
  • 24 February 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 10 March 10am-5pm Durham £95
  • 07 April 10am-5pm Blackpool £95

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

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All 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 Sep 2018

Day 2 – 28 Sep 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.

Norfolk Care Convention

They care with their families who care.

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.

  • December 2017, last monthly subscription, £6
  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annual from January 2018 £30

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.

  • The course runs on 17-18 January 2018 in Stafford ST16 2LZ
    You can book it on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-january-stafford/

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

  • The course runs on 18-19 December 2017 in Chiswell Green
    You can book in on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-december-stalbans/

And remember the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Covent Garden on 7-8 December – a real treat with Mel and Lotte! 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

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, 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.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 01, 06, 15, 22 December Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 07-08 December 2017 in London £175 early / £225
  • 18-19 December 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 17-18 January 2018 in Stafford £175 / £225
  • 20-21 January 2018 in St Albans £175 early / £225
  • 17-18 February 2018 in Durham £175 early / £225
  • 01-02 March 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175 early / £225
  • 05-06 April 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175 early / £225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 22-26 January 2018 in Hemel Hempstead £775 incl stay early / £995 full fee
  • 09-13 July 2018 in Hemel Hempstead £775 incl stay early / £995 full fee

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)

  • 21-22 April 2018 £550 early /£750
  • 19-20 May 2018 Blackpool £550 early / £750
  • 08-09 September 2018 Durham £550 early / £750

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

  • 30 January 2018 10am-3:30pm Online £95 early / £150
  • 24 February 2018 10am-5pm St Albans £95 early /£150
  • 10 March 2018 10am-5pm Durham £95 early / £150
  • 07 April 2018 10am-5pm Blackpool £95 early / £150

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

  • 05 December 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All 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, phone  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.