Laughter News February 2020

Welcome to February 2020

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

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

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In February News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A Brief Moment from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Shoot from the Hip, Improv Masters
  4. Gibberish Coach Training in Bristol and St Albans
  5. The Inner Spirit of Laughter workshop in Stanmore
  6. The Moments we shared Laughter for Life and Living in January
  7. Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London, all over UK
  8. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK
  9. The Accredited Training Formula
  10. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  11. Secure your 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 follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our February 2020 diary

January passed by real quickly!

We are lined up for a February full of laughter workshops and Laughter Yoga Training around the country and I cannot wait to share these awesome life skill that offer true and instant transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about all year.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our teachers are busy and with good reason, they are super-knowledgable, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Mental health is a priority for businesses and communities moving forward, we all have mental health, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop or Laughter Yoga Training for your group.

Together we are stronger and more able to address your requirements!

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International.

In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is ALSO accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A Thought from Yours Truly

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We are entering into a transition where anything is possible and little is know of the outcomes we are all individually and jointly seeking.

A daily practice of Laughter Yoga brings you closer to yourself and your true nature as well as becoming less accepting of inauthenticity and knowing you have the choice to say no.

A Laughter Yoga practice also brings more acceptance and willingness to allow for forgiveness to be embraced even in the face of differences.

January offered me a wealth of new choices and realisations in terms of my work intergrity and ethics, and there are always some things I would never let go of and compromise, work integrity and ethics for example.

To be a trusted partner, provider, teacher, tutor, supplier, vendor, coach, connection in any business requires high standards and too often we give in to what is sometimes lack of confidence or belief in our own capacity for delivering miracles.

Happy Laughter Yoga Leaders January 2020

Laughter Yoga is nothing short of a transformational miracle that happens at the curve of your lips.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

The Playing Human Conference 2018 was a blast and bringing back the memories of the people and the athmosphere is what the video below is all about. See for yourself…

Now for the really exciting thing about 5-7 June 2020!

The key note speakers for The Playing Human Conference and Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary in London on 5-7 June 2020 are truly awesome human beings who are coming to share their wisdom, their spirit and their playful hearts with us.

Please meet Shoot From The Hip!

First time I experience Shoot From The Hip was at a corporate event last year and it was a superfun moment of creation in a space where the story unfolded as the crew involved delegates in the shenanigans.

I could not stop laughing!

Shoot From The Hip have been teaching improv to people from all professions for 8 years. Whether you’re an actor or an accountant, their workshops are for you and you have a chance to experience them this summer.

Remember, they are not only coming to put on a show, they will be engaging with us all and you will be part of the production.

They say that if you are looking to improve your current improv or performing skills, looking for more confidence and spontaneity in your life, or simply looking to have a great time – they have it all covered!

“Always a riotous rollercoaster of razor-sharp reflexes and laugh-out-loud twists and turns. Dammit I’ll admit it – I’m officially a groupie” Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE

To read more about Shoot From The Hip and their work please visit www.shootfromthehipcomedy.co.uk.

Only 47 tickets left!

There are surprises coming up so please keep looking out for introductions as we get closer to the conference in June!

Make sure you book soon as spaces are running out.

Did you notice who is coming to play with us all?

Meet all the speakers on www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference-2020/meet-the-key-notes-2020/.

  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Robert Rivest, Performer, Teacher & Comic Mime Artist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Leif Hansen, Playformation Expert at Spark Interaction
  • Shoot from the Hip, Comedy Improv
  • Hocus Pocus Theatre, FUN Clinic
  • Anne Rose Hart, Quantum Play Creator

These truly inspirational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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.

Gibberish in Bristol and St Albans

When we have completed the introduction to Gibberish at the Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher Training I say to everyone that if they really like Gibberish they should come on the 1-day Gibberish Coach Training.

If they absolutely dislike Gibberish then they should come on the 1-day Cibberish Coach Training.

Why?

Because Gibberish is the most direct route to your playful self and the inner spirit of laughter.

Gibberish bypasses your thinking mind and connects with playfulness and creativity, you find solutions and opportunities for change and growth or simply another way forward in communication.

  • 07 March 2020 Bristol
  • 04 July 2020 St Albans

Book your place via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/gibberishcoach.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s training and workshops programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

The Inner Spirit of Laughter

After working toghether for a number of years in delivering Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London and Laughter Therapist Training in Hertfordshire, Melanie Bloch and I have developed a real nurturing space when we come together with our students.

We have now launched our new 1-day workshop, The Inner Spirit of Laughter, which runs in Stanmore.

In this workshop you have a real opportunity to dive into your own laughter and discover the hang-ups, stops, inhibitions and more.

Through the discovery you enable yourself to find your true self-expression and way forward with laughter in your life.

“The Bigger Picture”

Connecting deep means your joy and inner spirit of laughter is allowed to surface and your sense of freedom is the true outcome of this workshop.

Spend a day of exploration into laughter, joy and your inner spirit of it all at only £40 in Stanmore.

Booking on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/inner-spirit-of-laughter.

The Moments we shared Laughter…

…for Life and for Living in January.

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There was a big hoot about Monday 20 January, so-called “Blue Monday”, and although we may not completely favour the term all of us, it is a day that is in our conscious minds, the third Monday of January, as a depressing day where media and everyone in marketing is looking to create focus on bringing health and wellbeing to our mind and and mental coping mechanism.

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We all have mental health and we have it all year around. However, Blue Monday is a focus day where just like other Mental Health Awareness Days, addresses the need for beating the January Blues – difference is that it was originally created with a marketing campaing for a travel agency in mind.

I believe that when we come with good intentions and create possibilities for people to brighten the days at a time when many people feel low it is of no essence whether it is January or another time – we still need the nurture and care.

Key point is for many that January is a long month following on from festivitas and expenses, and undoubtedly many people feel the cold and the pressure from new budgets.

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There were many interviews and events taking place around the country to engage with people and lighten up January on this particular day, and I was in London facilitating 8 free workshops in promotion of Dry January with the brand, Atopia, which is a low-alcohol beverage.

Haydon Perrior Photo

I passed on three interviews and 3 workshops to my Laughter Yoga Colleagues and it is wonderful to know that we all benefit from laughing in a bid to combat the January blues.

At Benk + Bo we had some amazing sessions and people shared laughter and went on to have a cocktail and watch comedy shows downstairs.

Atopia Spirits and the organising team are the nicest people in the world and we had a wonderful day sharing laughter and joy on a grey Monday in January in London.

People like people who make them feel good!

A few recent comments from companies who chose Laughter Yoga to elevate moods and health throughout the year brilliantly point out that Laughter Yoga is about creating opportunities, and we all choose individually which opportunities that follow on from our experience:

“Was super impressed how Lotte used actual points from the previous presentations to include in her session. Super professional! A difficult group given the number of people and the shape of the room but worked well.”

Greencore


And a special conference held in Wales:

“It was even better than my expectations! The staff really enjoyed the experience. Some staff I have never seen smile or laugh before and it was great to see.”

NWSSP Legal & Risk Wales


And a comment from an extraordinary event in London:

“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. The at the end, I think everyone got the point and it had a significant impact on many in the room.”

VMWare

We shared even more laughter in London!

On Saturday 25 January 2020 my colleague Melanie Bloch and I had organised a Laughter Yoga Professionals networking event.

We were 18 Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teachers who met in Neals Yard Meeting Rooms and spent the day laughing, playing, eating, and creating a great sense of community and connection.

Everyone walked a way with an experience of being together sharing Laughter Yoga for the health and greater benefits of everyone we meet and engage in Laughter Yoga.

Already we are planning networking events in London on 23 January 2021 and in Stockport on 26 April 2020.

London can be booked already via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/laughter-yoga-networking-event.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s training and workshops programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

I deliver 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training around the country in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston – together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher.

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

Our courses are not the only ones in the UK but what sets us apart is our Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation does not happen after two days’ training but you have the opportunity to receive this when you submit your work directly or through your teacher. Always check your teacher’s credentials.

To hear more about the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

People from around the world come to the UK to train as Laughter Yoga Teachers

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is delivered by the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, only.

I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Teachers since 2012 and I am feel truly blessed and grateful that these teachers are now the same professionals I co-facilitate Laughter Yoga Leader Training with around the UK.

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

Our courses are the only Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses running in the UK and they, too, have the Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation is a process that comes with adopting a daily laughter practice and you have the opportunity to receive this provided you submit the requirements.

Once accredited you are entitled to deliver 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training and get your name listed on www.laughteryogatraining.co.uk.

To hear more about the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 17 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (currently by myself), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans, December 2019 – we forgot to take a picture in January…

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 2nd February 2020
  • and then 1st March 2020

There are over 130 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.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Bristol, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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 accredited 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.

Beat the blues this winter

If you’re suffering from the winter blues there are a number of things you can do in order to boost your mood and feel better.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is thought to affect around two million people in the UK. Symptoms such as depression, lethargy, irritability, trouble sleeping, overeating, and feeling down and unsociable can present themselves in adults and children alike. It is thought that the cold weather and lack of natural light and vitamin D could be the cause of bouts of depression during winter. If you’re suffering from the winter blues it can seem like there is no escape; however, there are a number of things you can do in order to boost your mood and feel better…

  • Get outside and stay active: Exercise increases your level of endorphins – the happy hormone – which lifts your mood and makes you feel better. Going for a walk outside in the morning or middle of the day not only helps you to stay active, but the daylight hits the back of your retinas and your brain registers the light.
  • Stay warm: Being cold can make you feel more depressed; and studies have shown that staying warm can reduce the winter blues by half. Consume regular hot drinks and food, and wear warm layered clothing and warm, comfortable shoes. Aim to keep your home between 18 and 21C where possible, or at least heat the room in which you spend most of your time.
  • Eat properly: The old saying is very true – you are what you eat. If you eat rubbish then you will feel like rubbish! Eat a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, lean protein, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Eating healthily means you’ll be getting the vitamins you need to help fight the blues, as well as avoiding winter weight gain.
  • Socialise with friends and family: It can be all too easy to turn down invitations and stay indoors moping about when it’s cold and dark outside. However, socialising has been proven to be very effective in helping to lift the mood so make the effort to go and see friends and family. You could even take up a new hobby that allows you to meet and interact with new people!
  • Seek help: If it all gets too much and you seem unable to alter your mood with the methods discussed above then it’s really important to speak to your GP. There are various ways in which SAD can be treated, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, lightbox therapy, and support groups. Don’t suffer alone in silence, there’s plenty of help out there for you but your GP needs to know what’s wrong so that they can help find the right solution for you!

Laughter News January 2020

Welcome to January 2020

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

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. Brief diary overview
  2. A Past Year Reflection from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychology Trainer
  4. Corporate workshops teach you to be a better teacher
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston – and online
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempstead and Durham
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  9. Secure your 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 follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our January 2020 diary

And that was the end of 2019!

Laughter Yoga Master Trainers at the Laughter Yoga Congress end of 2019

Another year full of Laughter Yoga, Laughter Therapy, Gibberish and most importantly of connecting and sharing positive change.

As we are quickly approaching January, 2020 is already filling up with exciting workshop and training bookings around the country and I cannot wait to share these awesome life skill with laughter-willing people as well as those less willing.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about all year.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

We literally travel the country and climb endless stairs to teach Laughter Yoga!

Our teachers are busy and with good reason, they are super-knowledgable, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Mental health was one of the key themes for many large conferences in 2019, we all have mental health, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop or Laughter Yoga Training for your group.

Together we are stronger and more able to address your requirements!

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International.

In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is ALSO accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A Past Year Reflection from Yours Truly

Welcome to a new decade, a new opportunity for laughter!

Even if our connection is simply on the UnitedMind mailing list for the time being.

Or perhaps we have connected via training, workshops or conferences, laughter clubs or telephone laughter, you are in my life because we share a common interest in something bigger than ourselves perhaps.

We will laugh again in 2020!

Last year I outlined the 2018 achievements and I am inclined to do so today, too, not to boast and brag, but to give you a sense of the growth and potential magnitude of change we create when we share laughter.

There were unparralelled opportunities for Laughter Yoga in 2019:

  • 158 x Laughter Workshops (44 of them run by my Laughter Colleagues)

That is pretty neat, I think.

Plus the 15 leader courses, 3 teacher courses, 8 therapist and coach courses, 11 laughter clubs.

In addition the rest of my time has been spent keeping 15 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 visiting friends and family.

However, these are just numbers and nothing can be added up to show a figure that truly expresses the sense of fulfillment, gratitude and joy I feel thinking about the people I have been blessed to meet and share moments of laughter with around London, the UK and Europe.

Laughter Yoga happens because you want it to happen.

My commitment to bringing Laughter Yoga to the world is a 100% non-negotiable dedication to the change that happens when we take on laughter as a way of being in this world of adult seriousness.

We pretend, and with pretence comes the reality of life changes – whether we choose seriousness or lightheartedness.

Keep sharing laughter liberally – until we share our next laugh together!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

The Playing Human Conference 2018 was a blast and bringing back the memories of the people and the athmosphere is what the video below is all about. See for yourself…

When I returned from the International Laughter Yoga Congress in France early December 2019 I was excited to announce that Dr Kataria would be opening next years 25 Anniversary with us.

However, plans can quickly change and three weeks later the Kataria programme changed again so we will not have the pleasure of their company in London after all.

Now for the really exciting thing about 5-7 June 2020!

The speakers for The Playing Human Conference and Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary in London on 5-7 June 2020 are outstanding human beings who are coming to share their wisdom, their spirit and their playful hearts with us.

Please meet Miriam Akhtar!

Miriam was one of the first positive psychologists in the UK.

She works as a trainer, coach and consultant and founded Positive Psychology Training to offer short courses in positive psychology combining the essential knowledge and tools in a short format that works for busy lives.

“Miriam is a real expert in her field. She has trained me and is excellent”. Melanie Franklin, Director of Agile Change Management.

Miriam brings skills and deep knowledge with her to our conference and I cannot wait to make her acquaintance when she joins us on Sunday 7th June 2020.

To read more about Miriam and her organisation please visit www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk.

Only 53 tickets left!

There are surprises coming up so please keep looking out for introductions as we get closer to the conference in June!

Make sure you book soon as spaces are running out.

Did you notice who is coming to play with us all?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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.

Corporate Workshops teach you to be a better teacher

Global Innovation Forum London 2019

As a Laughter Yoga Teacher you train Laughter Yoga Leaders to facilitate to high standards.

Your leaders learn from your experience and your wisdom in your training comes from real life experience, delivering professional workshops.

Regardless how many times we deliver workshops to the delight of the delegates, once in a blu e moon there is a setup that works slightly different and perhaps a little bit out of sync with your own and participants expectations.

YO! SUSHI London 2019

Not all workshops go according to plans and we also receive feedback that makes the other successes fade on occasions.

However, the positive comments always outweigh any other feedback by eons.

Undoubtedly, we all want to do well in something we are passionate about, and it is wonderful to receive praise when you love what you do.

I have workshops that don’t receive 100% standing ovation but Laughter Yoga is Laughter Yoga and some love it others take longer to warm to the idea. With willingness to take part everyone can take away something from a Laughter Workshop.

ISMA Annual Conference London 2019

When you teach, your students want to know about what works but ALSO about what does not always work.

In essence the reason a Laughter Workshop is not just a copy of the previous one is because people are individuals, teams are different, organisations have standards that sets them apart from other organisations.

On top of this, the organisers have a very special event to plan, their event.

This is why a workshop is always a personal happening.

A few recent comments, first one from an amazing conference held in Northampton:

“Was super impressed how Lotte used actual points from the previous presentations to include in her session. Super professional! A difficult group given the number of people and the shape of the room but worked well.”

Greencore


And a special conference held in Wales:

“It was even better than my expectations! The staff really enjoyed the experience. Some staff I have never seen smile or laugh before and it was great to see.”

NWSSP Legal & Risk Wales


And a comment from an extraordinary event in London:

“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. The at the end, I think everyone got the point and it had a significant impact on many in the room.”

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Even when you think you have it all sorted, when you meet your group, that is when you know if what you planned will work or work less well.

I always prepare Plan B, Plan C, D, E etc and on rare occasions none of the plans work and the entiry workshop rests on pure improvisation.

Delivering Laughter Workshops is not as simple as it may seem.

There is a reason Laughter Yoga Leaders run Laughter Clubs and Laughter Yoga Teachers are ready to run corporate workshops, even if we all feel very ready for it all after two days training.

Never underestimate the importance of business accumen and professional communication skills to help you through your workshop discussion and presentation.

Business Experts Programme Online December 2019

My background in corporate technology companies has come in handy and I am really excited that the Business Experts Programme is gaining popularity.

I received a wonerful review from Wales recently:

I have recently completed the Business Expert Programme with Lotte of UnitedMind. I have worked with Lotte on 2 previous occasions – to train as a Laughter Yoga Leader & a Laughter Coach, & although I learnt a great deal to get me started in the world of Laughter Yoga from these 2 courses, I needed to progress my passion for sharing the benefits of laughter into a business model – & Lotte’s Business Expert Programme was the perfect course!
It was held via Zoom for convenience & broken down into 4 interactive and very engaging sessions, focusing on the key principals of creating a Laughter Business, from creating your perfect bio, to perfecting your presentation skills, marketing your services and running a business. It was an extremely helpful and practical course which has helped me form my business plan for the next 12 months and beyond.
Lotte is extremely knowable, professional & friendly. I look forward to working with Lotte again and highly recommend this programme.

Sian, Wales

Laughter Yoga can seriously improve your business advantage, both as provider of the services and as client.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Business Experts Programme, about workshops, training, conferences, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

I deliver 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training around the country in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston – together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher.

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

Our courses are not the only ones in the UK but what sets us apart is our Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation does not happen after two days’ training but you have the opportunity to receive this when you submit your work directly or through your teacher. Always check your teacher’s credentials.

To hear more about the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is delivered by the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, only.

I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Teachers since 2012 and I am truly grateful that these teachers are now the same professionals I co-facilitate Laughter Yoga Leader Training with around the UK.

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

Our courses are the only Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses running in the UK and they, too, have the Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation is a process that comes with adopting a daily laughter practice and you have the opportunity to receive this provided you submit the requirements.

Once accredited you are entitled to deliver 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training and get your name listed on www.laughteryogatraining.co.uk.

To hear more about the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 17 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (currently by myself), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans, December 2019

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 5th January 2020
  • and then 2nd February 2020

There are over 138 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.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Bristol, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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 accredited 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.

Laughter News December 2019

Welcome to December 2019

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…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, 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 December News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A Seasonal Reflection from Yours Truly
  3. Softer Success – partnering for success
  4. Why The Playing Human Conference is Important
  5. Becoming Antifragile
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Make sure you book your place on the Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training – places go fast these days!

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 follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our December 2019 diary

Dr Dawn, Lotte, Biggins, James

It has been a fantastic year and it doesn’t seem to slow down.

People in teams and individually are looking to find laughter and heart warming connections moving into the final month of 2019 with all its loves, likes and dislikes.

December is the month where we hear all about kindness and friendliness, yet it is one of the really stressful times of the year for many, many people!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about this year.

Our journey will lead us to where you would like venture into the world of Laughter Yoga – for yourself or with people in your life!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Commercial shot, only

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Mental health was one of the key themes for the MadWorld Conference a few months ago, we have mental health all of us, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop or Laughter Yoga Training for your group.

Together we are stronger and more able to address your requirements!

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is ALSO accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A Seasonal Reflection from Yours Truly

This day and age a lot of activites and what seems to be life happens online on numerous social media platforms.

This is the progress we have jointly created and some may enjoy it while others find online life a real challenge to fathom and maintain.

My business is built around real connections as well as an online presence I maintain daily and build together with professionals who know more about what they do online than I maybe do.

It doesn’t stop me from being active online, though.

However, people are important. Human beings were never meant to be isolated from each other – that is why we have laughter (and other significant features to being human). To keep us connected!

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MichaelJan Hair in Copenhagen

In November I visited my native Denmark, spent some wonderful days with my mum, and went to get my hair cut by the hairdresser I chose for a super important event when I was 13.

I have kept having my hair cut by Michael ever since, although I am not very good at regularity. So bad so it was 10 years since last visit.

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Laughter happens in abundance

The same was the case with my bestie, Henriette, who I was so chuffed to see on her birthday, same day as my haircut. We laughed and cried and laughed some more, in between lunch, coffee and cake.

When you are friends time flies and you are still friends even when it has been such a long time.

Mum, Alice, Strange and Dodekalit

It was a busy visit that ended by the Dodekalit stone-people formation where I was joined by my Laughter Yoga buddy who first became my friend in 2011 when we met at the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Interlaken.

The importance in this sharing of my personal visit to Denmark is that people are super-wonderful in person.

Friends – the best medicine!

We can easily keep in touch via the online apps and places but spending time meeting in person when possible really beats any Meetup, Skype or Messenger video chat. So I went to the Ideal Home Christmas Show with more friends.

My Laughter Yoga Tribe is spread all over the country and do my best to reach out when I am around different areas.

Noreen Laughter Yoga North-East

I was so fortunate to see Noreen whilst teaching in Durham, and she could tell a few stories about her own Laughter Yoga journey, since training last August, to the new Laughter Yoga Leaders.

The essence is to stay connected in real life and to life. Meet with people, hug them if that is for you, laugh with them, tell your stories, shake hands, stare into someone’s eyes, laugh some more, cry with them, be quiet with them and tell them how much they mean to you in your life.

Bedford Laughter Club – when Cheryl Green became a Laughter Ambassador

You are my kinda folk and I am on a mission to visit more Laughter Club around the UK from the new year than previously. Many started based on teachings I carried out and many new laughter clubs have started based on teachings from Laughter Yoga Teachers trained by me.

We are totally connected.

In 2020 we even have a Laughter Yoga Meeting for all Laughter Yoga Professionals on 25 January and a Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion in August.

Until we laugh again!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

Softer Success – partnering for success

When we network in person we can more easily find common ground and begin to shape connections for working together to create mutual success and benefits for our clients.

I am really excited to recommend Softer Success and Founder Cara de Lange for creating change in the workplace.

Cara is an international wellbeing mentor, consultant, author and speaker who is as passionate as any Laughter Yoga Professional about helping clients, teams and employees change their mindset in order to prevent burnout, and in this way create more harmonious, peaceful and productive lives.

There is great synergy in working together to create solutions for businesses where not only Laughter Yoga is recommended but also other methods that promote wellbeing and balance in life and at work.

To learn more about Softer Success please visit softersuccess.com.

And to find out how to work with us please contact me on lotte@unitedmind.co.uk. or call 07736341717

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

I was thinking about last year and The Playing Human Conference 2018 and remembering the people and the athmosphere. See for yourself…

Over the past many months I have been attending and deliveing Laughter Workshops at a variety of awesome conferences aimed at businesses and their ability to cope with change in the workplace.

So many thoughts have surfaced from these events and truly highlighted elements that seem to be recognised no matter who the organisers are, improving mental health, creating enjoyment in the workplace, sharing the stories, removing seriousness, creating strategies and fulfilling on them, how to, what to, when to – all of it leading on to maintaining and nurturing a joyful outlook on life through play methods and alternative activities.

Robert Holden opening The Playing Human Conference in September 2018

Only 65 tickets left!

This month is about the conference and what makes it special, but we will be back introducing more speakers in January 2020 – including a few surprises…

Make sure you book soon – 2020 is just around the corner and so is June.

Did you notice who is coming to play with us all?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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.

Becoming Antifragile

Knowledge, wisdom or experience based?

Many years ago I worked in the technology sector, first as Technical Support Consultant and later moving into Product Management, Sales, Marketing and becoming Managing Director of a small software company at 24 years of age.

Back then we spent many days every year attending conferences and trade shows, building up our knowledge and understanding.

The biggest question I once got at an interview was whether I had knowledge or wisdom with reference to the solutions I managed, a bit like asking are you superficial or deep.

There was great focus on products and solutions and no one expected anyone to ‘go down with stress’.

Nowadays the staff is in focus because workplaces recognise the true value of nurturing their people into being healthy and content – not only at annual Christmas events and summer parties.

Today the buzzwords are different and for a long time resilience has been a thing to build and strengthen in any human being and organisation.

Global Innovation Forum London #GIFLondon

At Global Innovation Forum in London I heard a new word (new to me), ‘antifragility’, and it got me listening and thinking. Resilience helps us cope with life’s ups and downs but antifragility moves us forward with our hopes and dreams.

We start thinking about what perspectives may be missing and how can we shape our lives in an empowered way.

I loved the talks because they challenged me in my thinking.

This is what we should do every day, challenge ourselves, to the hardest thing first and scale it. Including scaling any failed attempts of success whatever that may look like because then you learn even more.

Celebrate successes as well as those ideas that didn’t go as planned, and let others in on your plans so you can give away control in order to drive excitement and engagement, inclusion and community.

The Laughter Yoga future is exciting and exhilarating.

One reason being, that we are closer now and we work together to co-create opportunity for change in the communities and workplaces, at home and professionally.

Laughter Yoga can seriously improve your business advantage.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Workshops, training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans, November 2019

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 22nd December 2019 – MOVED to 3rd SUNDAY
  • and final Laughter Club this year on 1st December 2019

There are over 135 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide 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 (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (currently by myself), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

The teachers mentioned above are just a few of the awesome people who have invested in their training with UnitedMind and have gone on to deliver outstanding 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with skills that have all be obtained through experiencing Laugher Yoga for themselves.

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the 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.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

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:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Bristol, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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.

Laughter News November 2019

Welcome to November 2019

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…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, 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 November News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A few Thoughts from Yours Truly
  3. The Fred Company – new partnership
  4. Meet Key Note, Albert Nerenberg, Laughologist and Film Maker
  5. Liberi Therapies VIP Interview with Lindsay MacGregot Inglis
  6. Laughter Yoga for Work and for Life
  7. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our November 2019 diary

October is in the past and we are facing November.

The days are cooling and hours of daylight are on the decrease. However, we are making the most of what we have – always, and November is exciting to step into with kindness and laughter.

13th November 2019 is International Kindness Day – keep this in mind every day of the year!

We will be in Durham, St Albans, Birmingham, Bristol, Edgware, Bristol, London, Denmark and France – and many other places around the UK in November!

I will be at Global Innovation Forum #GIFLondon on 21 November and with Inpired Villages sharing Laughter Yoga with Gloria Hunniford, Dr Dawn Harper and Christopher Biggins.

Our path will lead us to where you would like us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

A Laughter Yoga workshop is an ideal method for buidling great mental health and resilience, promoting teamwork, stressless environments and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A few Thoughts from Yours Truly

When I am looking in my diary I am really excited about what is being built through persistence, passion, compassion and making a difference.

I opened my birthday present, my Happiness Journal, and created a do-be-diary for intentions and flow of gratitude and joy.

This is at the heart of Laughter Yoga!

Laughter Yoga is not about me but it is about you! It is about the true benefits that you can potentially get from sharing laughter with friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers.

When you let go of controlling your laughter, because of decisions made as a child when someone may have told you something about your laughter, then health, friendship and resourcefulness thrive.

I am merely a vessel for the process of creating change.

YO! Sushi, October 2019

The privilege to be invited into companies, teams, organisations, groups of people, individual’s spaces to share the idea of self-expression through laughter exceeds my imagination of what I thought was possible for the world.

There is a real shift in people’s perceptions and in what is truly possible when we embrace the practice of Laughter Yoga, and I am so excited to be working with people who have skills and knowledge to go beyond what I have thought up, and there is lots I haven’t thought up…

I am a geek and a nerd with a background in technology – I say it with love in my heart for everyone like me, and my love and passion for paving the way for people to connect and reconnect with their passion for living life to the fullest is what drives me in my work and life.

Creating opportunity is at the heart of what I do, opportunity for people who try Laughter Yoga, who learn Laughter, who teach Laughter Yoga.

In this business I have built a really awesome presence for Laughter Yoga in the UK and around the world, together with my clients, my students, and my colleagues.

And I am now a Finalist for the National Business Women’s Awards 2019 which is a tribute to the sharing of Laughter Yoga across the country. Check the Finalists.

There is enough laughter to go around and sometimes it is up to us individually to create the possiblity of it happening without greed and neediness.

I am terrible at setting boundaries, and I am always greateful for the chance I get to share from my heart even when boundaries sometimes feel overlooked and overstepped. It is never about taking stock of who did what, however, it also has to feel okay and fair for everyone.

We are in this world to share and build based on ideas, mind share, innovation, change, and where laughter flows, kindness grows.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Fred Company – a new partnership

The Grenfell tragedy on 14th June 2017 is a truly sad event and it is so wonderful to have been introduced to a world of recovery from the mental health and traumas following the disaster.

The Fred Company develop solutions using Virtual Reality in mental health recovery for people who were affected by the Grenfell tragedy.

We have so far tested the idea of bringing Laughter Yoga to VR with young people, ages 5-11, and with NHS staff.

Rosie and Charlotte are creative geniuses who fit beautifully into my world of technology and laughter.

Rosie is the founder of The Fred Company and Charlotte is the Neuroscientist. Together they create real solutions for change in mental, emotional and physical health through Virtual Reality at work and for personal use.

Who is Fred?

Fred is the essence of the company. He is Rosie’s pooch and company director.

Fred of The Fred Company

To learn more about The Fred Company please visit thefred.company.

And to find out how to work with us please contact me on lotte@unitedmind.co.uk. or call 07736341717

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 67 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, September shared Maggie Irving with you, and in October we introduced Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot.

It is time to meet the one and only Albert Nerenberg!

Meet Albert Nerenberg, Laughologist and Film Maker

Where to start…

Albert Nerenberg is the Founder of the American Laughing Championships, Director of Laughologist, and he is considered to be one of the top-100 most influential people in health and happiness.

Not only is Albert a Laughologist and invented the practice, he is also a remowned Film Maker who has coined the concept ‘you are what you act’ in his film of the same name.

I am so excited that he is coming to London to share his ideas, wisdom and playfulness with us.

There is no doubt that we can all benefit from learning from a true champion in the field of laughter and happiness.

Read more about Albert on albertnerenberg.com – and look out for the mid-month story…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 67 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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.

Liberi Therapies VIP Interview

It is always a privilege to be invited on online interviews, or any interview for the matter, and speaking with Lindsay was fun and a real treat.

Lyndsay Macgregor Inglis embraces positivity throughout her life and I really recommend connecting with her.

For more information please visit her on liberitherapies.co.uk.

Living Laughter for Work and for Life

There are many ways to experience laughter.

MAD World, October 2019

When I speak with corporations, staff, management and others about Laughter Yoga people often say, ‘we laugh a lot in our company’, ‘we have good banter and laughs in our team’ and many other comments about the laughter that happens in the workplace.

The laughter you share with people socially is different from the Laughter Yoga laughter we share for a prolonged period of time, feeling it in our bodies.

Trying Laughter Yoga in a workshop creates instant changes in physiology and the body’s biochemistry as well as your connection with other people.

The sensation may last the day, the week, the month and then become a memory.

However, it is different from the long-term effect when you challenge yourself to practice every day for 10-15 minutes or longer.

Even if it is shorter, the commitment to the process of creating physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing is what it is all about.

Having said that, I am always grateful and full of excitement when I am booked for your corporate events, and where there is laughter, there is joy, connection and willingness to go the extra mile together.

October brought some truly exception corporate laughter workshops into being around the country and November is picking up where October left off.

Everyone can encourage someone to smile – and sometimes laughter follows naturally.

Thank you for discovering Laughter Yoga for you and your team!

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Workshops, training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 3rd November 2019
  • then it is 22nd December 2019 – MOVED to 3rd SUNDAY
  • and final Laughter Club this year on 1st December 2019

There are over 125 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Leaders Iceland

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

Laughter Yoga Leaders London

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (currently by myself), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Laughter Yoga London Teachers
Lotte & Mel

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

The teachers mentioned above are just a few of the awesome people who have invested in their training with UnitedMind and have gone on to deliver outstanding 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with skills that have all be obtained through experiencing Laugher Yoga for themselves.

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the 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.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

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:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Bristol, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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.

Laughter News October 2019

Welcome to October 2019

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…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, 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 October News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A few Thoughts from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Notes, Corinne Cosseron & Julien Pechot of Rigologie
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Training – life skills that matter
  5. Living laughter in workplaces
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our October 2019 diary

Where is the year going? We are entering October and slowly moving towards the end of 2019.

However, there are still three months to share laughter and there are many events in the diary!

We will be in Surrey, St Albans, Uxbridge, Wales, Iceland, Edgware, Bristol, London, Redditch – and many other places around the UK in October!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

I am excited to be running a brief laughter session at Mad World 2019 Summit in London on 9th October – all about Making A Difference, mental healthand wellbeing in the workplace.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

We won’t teach in your cupboard under your staircase, though.

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

A Laughter Yoga workshop is an ideal method for buidling great mental health and resilience, promoting teamwork, stressless environments and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

We are more people than in the picture!

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A few Thoughts from Yours Truly

I am so thanksful for all the opportunities to share Laughter Yoga that are being presented to me.

It also provides opportunities for my Laughter Yoga Teacher who constantly invest in being the best they can and thrive towards excellence.

The people who have trusted me with their continued training are outstanding and I trust them to deliver workshops and training to high standards.

You are in good hands with these amazing individuals!

Laughter Yoga in the UK is not a one-man-show but sometimes someone has to walk in front and take the full beating of the storm on occasions.

I feel extremely privileged for having been with Laughter Yoga in the UK at the very early days when we were only few, and now it has grown to thousands of people who have trained.

In this moment of thinking about there wonderful people who have shared their laughter liberally there is not one person that has not stood out.

When I receive emails from people who trained years ago starting with a sentence much like ‘I don’t know if you remember me but I trained with you…’.

I do remember you – I remember all of you.

Almost 1,200 people who have trained with me as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers, some are more in touch than others but I know who you are, you are my kind of people.

In September I did not run any training courses, which is the first month in a very long time without teaching, but I had many corporate bookings and other events that were absolutely magical.

Laughter Yoga brings us together in compassionate, caring ways and once we have had the experience of laughing with complete strangers there are no strangers anymore, only friends we have yet to meet.

And in addition I am ruly grateful for the achievement of winning the London Prestige Award 2019/2020 in the category of Specialist Yoga Training Provider of the Year. Thank you! This is the achievement of all the people I work with, teach and learn from, too.

Once again I am sat here, fingers on the keyboard, slightly lost for words but with my heart busting with loving memories and the presence of you all on the forefront of my mind.

Thank you.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

On Thursday 29 August 2019 I started the day with a few seconds of laughter on live television before rushing off to start Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Neal’s Yards together with fellow Laughter Ambassador Melanie Bloch.

It was fun and very, very brief! Happy to arrive to a fantastic group of upcoming Laughter Yoga Leader!

I thought I’d leave this one in here one more month…

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 70 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, September shared Maggie Irving with you, and in October we introduce Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, the creators of Rigologie in France!

Meet Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot

Corinne created Rigologies in France and together with Julien she teaches these inspirational techniques that blends Laughter Yoga with a deeper laughter presence with roots in positive psycology, emotional intelligence, Sophrology and more.

Last year we had a brief taste of her work but sadly ran out of time for a full-blown experience, so in June 2020 Corinne and Julien are back and I am excited to be able to fully try out Rigologie!

Corinne has been teaching Rigologie in organisations and companies since 2002 and trained professionals so much that there are now over 3,000 Rigologies Professionals trained and ready to deliver.

Read more about the team on l’Ecole Internationals de Rire et du Bonheur – and look out for the mid-month story of Corinne and Julien…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 77 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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 Leader Training

The Laughter Yoga Leader Training offers an easy and fast route to joy and playfulness.

The training is as popular as ever and our London courses fill up months in advance of the dates scheduled.

Mel and I have now been teaching the 2-day training together in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, for over two years, and we are going from strength to strength. We complement each others’ deficiencies and deliver full-blown professional training with real transformation at the heart of our teaching philosophy.

What we teach in 12 hours is what others may take many more hours to deliver. It does not mean the quality of the course is compromised, on the contrary, the transformation we experience in our groups cannot be made up.

Maybe it’s because we are two to share the work and it works for us!

The most exciting thing about our training is that other UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers are delivering similar transformation in their courses by themselves as well as togetherr, and if you are not in London then there may be places you are nearby,

Below are listed a few of the highly recommended teachers to mention who delivers to tremendously high standards with you in mind,

  • Norwich – Mr dod teaches in Norfolk and if you are in this area or in Suffolk, Lincs or Cambs this may be the ideal location for you. In addition you get a seriously passionate and fun teacher!
  • Manchester – Sara Kay is running training in North West where Manchester is a gateway for many people coming from North Wales and Scotland, and Sara is simply on a mission to change the area.
  • Birmingham – Maggie Thompson has her presence in the Midlands and has been teaching Laughter Yoga for many years so you would be in very capable hands.
  • Chichester – Lesley Raphael teachers in Surrey with great knowledge and life skills learned through experiencing the true effects of Laughter Yoga in real life.
Ask us about our the Laughter Yoga Teachers without name-tags…

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme leading to your Level 7 Qualification (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

If you have any questions about Laughter Therapy or Laughter Yoga workshops and training please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Living laughter in workplaces

September brought laughter to many different sectors and types of workplaces.

The potential morning group at BOUNCE FIT BODY – they were also great at Laughter Yoga

It is a real privilege to be trusted to deliver workshops for management and staff and although Laughter Yoga does not always hit the soft spot for everyone, there is something to take away for all when looking deep within.

Sometimes it is a matter or acknowledgement of something we need instead of dismissing it because of a simple practice. Even if the method itself is not doing if for you, perhaps there is another way, inspired by Laughter Yoga, that can bring more joy and laughter to your life.

It is always daunting to go into groups where some people have had a GREAT experience in the past because this is the basis for comparison.

Nothing is ever the same!

Even if the experience in a workshop is not the same as that top-of-the-list experience of the past it does not mean it was not great, it was just different. Exactly like every Laughter Yoga Professional is different and deliver their workshops differently.

Take something from the workshop and keep it alive in the workplace and at home, that really is what this work is about. Bringing laughter to life.

I learn from each workshop and I also know that no matter what the expectations are from me and from my clients, there is nothing set in stone until we meet in the group and share laughter.

When we get together there is potential for personal magic and real business enhancements to happen.

Quite frankly, it is a very special moment to hear that “the CEO and his wife really enjoyed your Laughter Yoga session”.

To Danes in England

And I had the real pleasure of meeting Sandi Toksvik at one of the events but it is the meeting with the people in the group that makes the most of a difference – that is where real transformation and celebration happens.

Thank you for discovering Laughter Yoga for you and your team!

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Workshops, training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans 1 September 2019

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 6th October 2019
  • then it is 3rd November 2019
  • and final Laughter Club this year on 1st December 2019

There are over 125 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

We take Laughter Yoga VERY seriously and we have fun with being serious about it all

I have been running the 2-day training since 2007 and really love it. One thing I enjoy as well, is teaching with my Laughter Yoga Teacher Colleagues, so from 2020 I will be teaching in all parts of the UK with my colleagues – and in Denmark, too.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (with Sara Kay), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, Preston, and Bristol!

The teachers mentioned above are just a few of the awesome people who have invested in their training with UnitedMind and have gone on to deliver outstanding 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with skills that have all be obtained through experiencing Laugher Yoga for themselves.

Please contact them directly and mention if you have been in touch with UnitedMind and me about training – we all love people who are referred from others because it is in many ways a testament to our capabilities.

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the 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.

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!

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

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:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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.

Meet Maggie Irving, Drama PhD and Clown

You have been introduced to some of the essential and awesome Key-Note Speakers for The Playing Human Conference in London 5-7 June 2020 as well as the Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary.

There are more to come – more outstanding playing humans to meet!

Please welcome Maggie Irving!

She is a public speaker trainer, comedy & performance coach, comedian & researcher of comedy and performance.

Maggie completed a Master’s Degree in Drama while exploring being a woman and a clown, and what that truly means. While developing her contemporaty clown perfomances she explored the role of the clown and how you can break down barriers and inhibitions, this was also the key-theme in gaining her PhD.

After her graduation she was inviting to teach and to speak, and the interest in her work led Maggie to launch her own business.

Her goal is to heal you find your modern-day clown(s), ignite your curiosity and use playfulness as a tool for insight, communication and productivity.

I cannot wait to meet Maggie at The Playing Human Conference in London in 2020. She has the true playful spirit and is coming to share it with us!

“Find humour in the everyday – and learn from it.” Maggie Irving

Please visit Maggie on Comedy Matters to learn more her work and herself.

A true pioneer in fun, comedy, clowning and all things for the playing human.

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/.



Laughter News September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, 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 September News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Reflections on August from Yours Truly
  3. 45 seconds on ITV Lorraine
  4. Meet Key Note, Maggie Irving – PhD in Drama and Clowning
  5. Laughter Therapist – a deep dive
  6. Laughter Coach – the one-on-one idea in pracsis
  7. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 September 2019 diary

Last month I actually forgot to update the online diary and it was indeed a busy month.

September is no less busy!

We will be in London, St Albans, Stafford, Berkshire, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Harlow, Croydon, Bolton, Hemel Hempstead – and many other places around the UK in September!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Laughter Yoga is an ideal method for promoting teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change – for stress management, team building, mental health boosting and more.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of Approved Teachers.

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

Reflection on August from Yours Truly

Most of us enjoy laughing and we feel good after a hearty laugh when we relax with an empty mind.

Then we can hear our heart best.

However, we sometimes forget and let our laughter grow old and non-resounding. We forget the sound and forget what makes us laugh.

Magic happens when we choose to laugh when there is nothing and no one to laugh at, or with, than our own self. Nothing causing our laughter.

Laughing at… is hurtful. Laughing with… is connecting!

In August I shared some amazing moments in laughter and joy with people from around the UK and even a wonderful Laughter Yoga Family from the US who came and laughed with me, Patricia and Cheryl under very stormy conditions in Bedfordshire.

I went to Wales and trained The brilliant Roach Coach, Sian, as a Laughter Coach and enjoyed the time with a colleague just like I did when I met Francesca in London as well as visiting Mel in Stanmore.

Laughter friends, family and colleagues are the nuggets – and berries – that make life bright and cheerful.

The workshops and training I have been invited to facilitate this month have brought laughter, tears, joy and release.

There is no telling what people take away from Laughter Workshops and it may not always be what I expect or what they expect themselves.

Sometimes it is not Laughter Yoga that is on their mind and yet the laughter may have sparked some profound connections and stress relief.

Let’s face it, Laughter Yoga is a method that is not for us all but unless we try it out we really can’t make an informed decision.

I go where there is laughter to be shared for the good of our health, our mood, our mind, our work and ethics, our resourcefulness and willingness to willing positive change!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

On Thursday 29 August 2019 I started the day with a few seconds of laughter on live television before rushing off to start Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Neal’s Yards together with fellow Laughter Ambassador Melanie Bloch.

It was fun and very, very brief! Happy to arrive to a fantastic group of upcoming Laughter Yoga Leader!

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 77 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, and in September it is time to meet Maggie Irving!

Meet Maggie Irving – Drama PhD and Clown

Maggie Irving – where do I begin!

Her website tells the story of moving from Preston to Exmouth to enjoy more sunshine and cream teas.

Maggie completed a Master’s Degree in Drama while exploring being a woman and a clown, and what that truly means. While developing her contemporaty clown perfomances she explored the role of the clown and how you can break down barriers and inhibitions, this was also the key-theme in gaining her PhD.

Her goal is to heal you find your modern-day clown(s), ignite your curiosity and use playfulness as a tool for insight, communication and productivity.

I cannot wait to welcome Maggie to The Playing Human Conference in London in 2020. She has the true playful spirit and is coming to share it with us!

“Find humour in the everyday – and learn from it.” Maggie Irving

Read more about Maggie Irving on Comedy Matters – and look out for the mid-month story of her life…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 77 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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 Therapist – a deep dive

Laughter Therapist Teachers
Melanie Bloch and Lotte Mikkelsen

To become a Laughter Therapist you must have a background as a therapist or counsellor.

Being a Laughter Therapist means you are able to hold the space for people who may wish to release deep-rooted cell trauma through crying, laughing or even raging.

Experiencing catharsis can be a real wake up call and very emotional for the client, and if you as Laughter Therapist have not done your own catharting holding the space can seem a real challenge.

When people laugh, cry, rage or express themselves in ways we feel uncomfortable with we will try and stop them through nurturing them.

However, if you stop someone from releasing they have to go somewhere else to release the stored up emotions and this is why it is so important to be able to hold the space for as long as it takes.

The weekend of Laughter Therapist Training is really profound and many of the past students have excperience true catharsis just as some have not explored it fully. It can seem scary and it is worth remembering that when we let go and allor catharsis to happen it gets messy…

But the view on the other side is freedom, lightheartedness, openness, self-expression and true transformation.

Laughter Therapy cannot be learned online.

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme leading to your Level 7 Qualification (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

If you have any questions about Laughter Therapy or Laughter Yoga workshops and training please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Coach – in practice

A one-on-one Laughter Yoga approach that was introduced in the UK by UnitedMind in 2010.

Since first taking clients on the 8-week Laughter Yoga rollercoaster in 2010 I have trained numerous Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers to practice Laughter Coaching.

We are encouraged by the huge interest in personal and professional development that lead people to finding Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga Professionals with a background as Life and Business Coaches, Counsellors, and other types of therapists are ideally suited for this method but the additional requirement is to be a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Laughter Coaching is a journey over 8 weeks of daily laughter, gibberish, pulling faces and feeling the change plus a weekly coach session.

You can read more about the training, which is for Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher, and dates are listed further down in this newsletter.

If you want to schedule your own 8-week Laughter Coaching Programme for yourself or your team, please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/coaching/ for details.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s accredited Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training which are requirements for the Laughter Coaching, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans July 2019
(because we didn’t laugh in August)

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 1st September 2019
  • and then it is 6th October 2019

There are over 125 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

  • 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day 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 nationwide approval within the education system.

I have been running the 2-day training since 2007 and love it. One thing I enjoy as well, is teaching with my Laughter Yoga Teacher Colleagues, so from 2020 I will be teaching in all parts of the UK with my colleagues – and in Denmark, too.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (with Sara Kay), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, Preston, and Bristol!

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the 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.

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!

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

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:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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.

Laughter News August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, 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 August News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Reflections on July from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Note, Robert Rivest – Performer, Teacher, Comic Mime Artist
  4. Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion REVIEW
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – more than just a great idea
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 August 2019 diary

In the past I always kept August relatively free from working as it was the main school holiday month.

However, it is becoming increasingly busy with both training events and corporate workshops as well as festivals and fayres.

We will be in London, St Albans, Moggerhanger, Bakewell, Hemel Hempstead, Croydon, Leicester, Wales – on TV – and many other places around the UK in August!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Laughter Yoga is an ideal method for promoting teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

The Wellness Movement

We also work with some awesome partners who organise corporate wellbeing, team and stress management events, ask us and they step in to plan together with you and bring it all together for your group at your venue.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change – for stress management, team building, mental health boosting and more.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of Approved Teachers.

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

Reflection on July from Yours Truly

Nothing is given in life and that means we have the choice of creating our experience in our way. Same with our laughter.

There have been some really special moment again in July and it touches my soul deeply when I contemplate on the groups I have been invited into for the sake of sharing Laughter Yoga because it is good for us.

More people – individuals, teams, organisations, companies, groups, events organisers, now than ever see the potential in Laughter Yoga and the awesome benefits the practice offers us both personally and professionally.

It is over 17 years since I founded UnitedMind as a holistic therapy business with personal laughter as an underdeveloped practice.

I was as excited about laughter then as I am now!

The difference is that I didn’t know much then, I still don’t know everything but what I do know can really make a difference when you want to learn Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

July saw so many moving and inspiring moments with people around the UK in large and small groups.

Larches Community at The Larches Trust in Edgware held their end of term show and I really did feel my eyes well up when they performed their songs beautifully before sharing their favourite Laughter Yoga exercises. They have grown in confidence and joy, a happy and wonderful group to work with and I will be back next term!

When I shared Laughter Yoga with Zirchon Menachem Camp last weekend where my words had to be translated but the laughter exercises spoke for themselves I was still afraid they would not enjoy the session, but they did, some of them.

Young people living with cancer and coming to the UK for a week of happiness and joy creation. And they were wonderful, they are wonderful.

Even those in the group who did not engage exactly as those who engaged fully taught me little, big things along with a few words in Jiddish. I feel on top of the world when I share Laughter Yoga – it really is special. Very special moments whether I share Laughter Yoga in corporate workshops, health-related group, in my Laughter Clubs or in Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training.

And then there was the Alne Retirement Village and Laughter Yoga with Gloria Hunniford. Everyone in the audience were sharing laughter and it was a wonderful day in rain and sun – but we were undercover…

With all the challenges many businesses face, mine has not missed out on tough times, but I am here with UnitedMind Ltd Laughter Yoga and this is Laughter Yoga in London and the UK – together with Laughter Yoga Professionals from around the country and the world I am here to make a big difference!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 85 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in July you met Madan Kataria, and in August we are super-excited to introduce the very talented Robert Rivest!

Meet Robert Rivest – Comic Mime Artist and more…

I have been following Robert for many years via YouTube and it is so exciting that he is now joining us in London at the conference in 2020!

Robert Rivest brings fun and authenticity to his workshops and training and he is an internationally highly rated performer and teacher.

In addition to being a renowned comic mime artist, he is also an accomplished health, literacy and stress relief educator, a gifted mindfulness teacher, a certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer and public speaker.

Picture approved for sharing by Robert Rivest

Since 1990 Robert Rivest has given over 8,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the US, and now he will be joining us at The Playing Human Conference in London on 5-7 June 2020.

I cannot wait to meet Robert and experience some of his inspiring work.

“Whatever the event Robert Rivest moves, delights, and captivates all!”

Read more about Robert Rivest on www.robertrivest.com – and look out for the mid-month story of his life…

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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 Reunion REVIEW


My heart is bursting with joy and happiness as my mind wanders back to the weekend in July when 20 Laughter Yoga Teachers came together where we started in 2012 – at Felden Lodge.

We spent the weekend laughing, sharing our stories, playing, eating and planning standards, bringing ideas forwards, enjoying connecting and we had what I can only deem to be an AWESOME few days!

And then there were some new Laughter Ambassadors, too.

What came of it?

Motivated and connected Laughter Yoga Teachers who created friendships and new ways to move forward – together. Plus so much more that is a tad bit difficult to decipher in just a few lines…

We were the first in the UK – to my knowledge – who shared the Laughter Yoga Bollywood Dance, with an abundance of laughter and playfulness added. There may be potential for this.

Already the next Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion is scheduled for 17-19 July 2020 and places are going fast. There are limited beds so get your ticket now, some have already been taken.

  • Single room is £175
  • Shared room is £150

There is no profit but cost is simply to cover accommodation for the weekend. Book via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences where you can find the room type that suits you.

Design by Ed Hollingsbee

If you have any questions about this event which is for Laughter Yoga Teachers please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training…

…more than just a great idea

When we got together, 20 Laughter Yoga Teachers from the UK, a few weeks ago it truly dawned on me what impact Laughter Yoga can potentially have in people’s lives.

Laughter Yoga Teachers take on a completely new level of embrasing Laughter Yoga in their lives and this way of being or becoming spills into the workshops and training courses they deliver.

It is not always easy to laugh but with Laughter Yoga you have opportunity to create a different perspective. As a Laughter Yoga Teacher this is a reality.

Not to say you laugh constantly, instead we create balance in life through the practice of Laughter Yoga which sometimes brings up tears and other ‘stuff’ that allows us to release what doesn’t provide comfort and purpose anymore.

Laughter Yoga Teachers support each other in ways that are beyond the scope of the training, and we are really nice people, too.

To become a Laughter Yoga Teacher you must be a Laughter Yoga Leader. This is the requirement and when you have run a Laughter Club you will know that Laughter Yoga is for you – or even if it is not for you.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Preston in May 2019. The course runs in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham, Preston – and at your venue with your group.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training delivers change in many areas of life if you want to have change happen. It is not only about laughing and laughing loudest, on the contrary, you learn skills that allows you to deliver events with compassion and understanding of your group.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training January 2019

There are many ways to learn Laughter Yoga but becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher is simply a must do and must be for any Laughter Yoga Leader.

That is, of course, in my humble opinion…

You can read more about the training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher, and dates are listed further down in this newsletter.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s accredited Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans July 2019

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 1st September 2019
  • August is Holiday month and we reconvene in September

There are over 120 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

  • 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day 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 nationwide 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 (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans, Durham, Preston (with Sara Kay), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Preston, and Bristol!

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the 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.

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!

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

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:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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

Accredited 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 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

Accredited 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 Accredited 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.

Meet Robert Rivest, Multi-talent and Master Trainer

By now you have been introduced to a quite a few of the Key-Note Speakers for The Playing Human Conference in London 5-7 June 2020 and we continue to share the awesome people in the coming months because there are more than 11 of them coming to play and laugh with us!

It is with great excitement that I introduce Robert Rivest.

He is an internationally admired performer and teacher bringing mime, health, literacy, stress reduction and mindfulness together with laughter and Thai Chi.

Robert has a long-standing respect in the Laughter Yoga Community and outside of it, too, as well as being really well-liked by everyone I hear mention him.

His mission is to use mindfulness, laughter and the performing arts to bring greater health and happiness to individuals and organisations around the world.

When I announced Robert’s arrival people who have already booked their tickets jumped with excitement, this is the first time we will be welcoming him to the UK since I started my practice in 2002.

“Audiences treated to this rising star will fall under the spell of his special enchantment for a lifetime.” Stephen Herman, President, Garrett College

Please visit www.robertrivest.com to learn more about Robert.

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/.