Laughter News June 2020

Welcome to June 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 June News we share the following…

  1. June Diary and Corporate Workshops
  2. A Reflection from Yours Truly
  3. #ImBack and Wine Women Wisdom
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online
  5. Business Experts Programme
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans on Zoom
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. 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 videos 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

The June Diary and Corporate Workshops

Corporate events are running regularly online on Zoom, Google, Microsoft and other platforms, so our diary is looking busy with training and workshops becoming regular again – albeit online.

There are many online events to take part in as well as the opportunity to organise your own events with your team, group or workplace, as well as your family and friends.

We connect easily through laughter and help each other cope with the day-to-day life during lockdown which remains for the time being for main individials, companies, groups, and organisations.

Get your peers involved in fun, lighthearted laughter online.

The sessions are professional and engaging so even if we have to wait sharing laughter in person we still benefit.

Get in touch about laughter workshops online on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or phone 07736341717.

We am here to cheer and care!

Meanwhile please also follow UnitedMind Laughter Yoga on Social Media.

Once we are ready to share spaces in person again I will once again travel to where laughter is needed and where there are people willing to share laughter.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our teachers are super-knowledgable, fun, intelligent, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s) – at our venues around the country or your own venue for workshops or training, when we are all ready – or right now online.

Mental health as well as other important and often mission critical elements of staff wellbeing are a huge priorities for businesses and communities even more now than when the year started, and UnitedMind are ready to assist you in finding the optimal solution for your staff and organisation.

We all have mental health and physical wellness to nurture, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change, re-stating this from last month.

Not only on sign-posted days, the focus is all year round.

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 programmes from UnitedMind are accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT.

Ask for a list of UnitedMind Accredited 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 Reflection from Yours Truly

Welcome to Laughter Yoga in London and in the UK, I say…

Because UnitedMind IS the home for Laughter Yoga and I am the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK.

I am not saying this in a pompous or better-than-anyone-else way but simply because I made Laughter Yoga my business almost 18 years ago and I am passionate and committed to those who take on Laughter Yoga whether in training or in a workshop – simply because it has the potential for transforming lives.

When you practice Laughter Yoga every day in the recommended way without thoughts of…

  • who is listening
  • who is watching
  • what is for breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • what are my tasks today
  • my shopping list
  • walking the dog – oh wait, I don’t have a dog
  • and all the other things that whizz your mind into a frenzy of stress and overthinking

…then you have a real chance of changing your life to something that is truly positive and in line with your vision of life and mission in life.

It takes time and practice, and I assure you that there is freedom and peace of mind, opportunities and possibilities when you make the choice to venture through the gateway.

We are at a stage in the evolution of life and our world where we must find new ways forward.

In just 10 weeks life has changed, priorities have changed, relationships to a whole range of things have changed, perspective, outlook, ideas are becoming aligned with kindness and compassion, caring and sharing.

Laughter Yoga can be a real break-through method for maintaining a healthy view and an awesome life.

AND it takes practice, commitment and courage to be in the space of change.

We are in this world together so let us make it an outstanding and extra-ordinary experience!

I talk about laughter, I laugh about laughter, I cry laugh, and I live my life with laughter every day.

This has changed me in mind-boggling ways some like and others try to break.

Laughter Yoga makes you strong, connecting you with your true essence and life path. Be strong and have patience, grasshopper.

Here’s to sharing life’s magical transformation – together!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

#ImBack and Laughter Yoga

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

In May I shared laughter twice with the amazing #ImBack ladies, beauty director of Marie Clarie and wellness expert Lisa Oxenham and A list makeup artist and psychotherapist Lee Pycroft.

They support women in reclaiming who they were when they were most proud of yourself.

It was a real privilege to share a bit of Laughter Yoga wisdom with the experts and everyone who participated in the evening for Mental Health Awareness Week.

I recommend #ImBacks work big-time as they support us all in empowerment and awakening the glorious women we are.

Their very special group is on Facebook on www.facebook.com/groups/273233480022932.

Wine Women Wisdom and Laughter Yoga

In addition I had the true pleasure of sharing Laughter Yoga with another awesome group, Women Women Wisdom, set up by two fantastic entrepreneurs, Kerrie Maitland and Adrienne Saunders.

A group created for women to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a little while and come together to inspire. We add a drop of perfume when we join on Wednesday evenings.

Wine Women Wisdom can be found on winewomenandwisdom.

We are moving to Zoom in June, too, and still hope to be back in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans in the not too distant future.

Laughter Club International (UK)

You can find an overview of online and telephone laughter currently available through UK Laughter Yoga Professionals on www.telephonelaughter.co.uk.

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.

Laughter Leader Training Online

For more than 10 years I have been delivering Laughter Yoga Leader Training online.

Now more than ever has it become a great choice for getting a head start in the Laughter Yoga activities while we are all waiting for the time when we can meet with no thought other than that of laughing together in a shared space.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training online is a great and interactive way of learning.

The online training has become very popular and many courses are now scheduled with myself and my Accredited Teacher Colleagues.

We facilitate face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions which takes you through the full Laughter Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

In order to complete Laughter Yoga International certification as well as be eligible for the UK accrediation with FHT the course must be completed on Day-2 of the in-person training at a venue and dates scheduled, whether it is in London, St Albans, Durham or Preston.

Why is Laughter Training available online then if you have to complete in person?

Why wait? When there is opportunity to change the world online! Your first step to creating a positive outlook and inspire others to do the same.

You are given the tools and skills to start you own laughter practice and start learning the structure of a session as you practice with your friends and family, in a laughter club or online community sessions.

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 huge step in the process of standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool which is approved for CPD purposes.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

The Accredited Teachers and I would love to teach you and share our jointly move than 40 years experience of teaching Laughter Yoga with you in London, St. Albans, Durham, Preston, Dawlish 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, Stanmore and Dawlish – when possible, of course.

Contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

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

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates, 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 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.

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

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 May 2020

Welcome to May 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 March News we share the following…

  1. May Diary and Corporate Workshops
  2. May Thought from Yours Truly
  3. World Laughter Day 2020 and Laughter Club in St Albans on Zoom
  4. Wine Women Wisdom – working together
  5. Online Laughter Training and workshops
  6. The Accredited Training Formula
  7. 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

The May Diary and Corporate Workshops

Corporate events are now streaming in and running online on Zoom, Google, and other platforms, so our diary is looking busy with training and workshops becoming regular again – albeit online.

Picture by Emma Lawton

There are many online events to take part in as well as organise onine laughter for any new or scheduled events with your team, group or workplace.

We connect easily through laughter and help each other cope with the day-to-day life during lockdown.

Get your teams and whole organisation engaged in lighthearted laughter online. The sessions are professional and engaging so even if we have to wait sharing laughter in person we still benefit.

Get in touch about corporate laughter workshops online on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or phone 07736341717.

I am here to cheer!

Meanwhile please also follow UnitedMind Laughter Yoga on Social Media.

Once we are ready to share spaces in person again I will once again travel to where laughter is needed and where there are people willing to share laughter.

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 looking forward to getting back into meeting and connecting in person, and hope to be delivering your workshops and training in due course.

They are super-knowledgable, fun, intelligent, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Durham and Preston throughout the year.

However, at the moment training is started online with in-person completion when we are back to classroom training.

We can deliver 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 many businesses and communities, 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.

Not only on sign-posted days, the focus is all year round.

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 programmes from UnitedMind are 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.

May Thought from Yours Truly

It seems not long ago since we were sharing laughter in London and across the UK at conferences, workshops and training events.

For some, the time is whizzing by towards new ideas and venues, and for others it is snailing its way to something unknown that even feels unreal.

April saw a boom in the number of events, both laughter and other types, coming to life on Zoom, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Google and many other platforms.

It is super-encouraging to experience the connection we all build via the online methods.

It is a time to share life and to let go of differences. For me it is also a lesson in letting go of thinking it is enough that I reach out because if someone is not willing to take the hand in peace then I cannot force an outcome of re-connection.

There is growth and learning in all relationships and all we do in life, whether we are willing to face it or not yet ready.

Little nagging issues where details have already gone missing over time become even more insignificant in the bigger scheme of things where we need to stand together, just like we do in the UK on Thursday evenings when we celebrate and cheer for our National Health Services and their people.

The current situation is an ideal moment in time for reflection and replenishing, removal of stuck patterns, resetting our self and recharging our light so we can shine on into the world with compassion and heart.

As mentioned Laughter Yoga Professionals from around the world spend their days sharing laughter online, connecting far and near in many languages. One thing is clear, laughter is the same regardless which origin you have and we become one when we share this universal language and values.

If you read my April Newletter you may remember that on 21 March I broke my left wrist. Since then I have been posting 1-minute videos I am posting on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to cheer myself and hoping to inspire others to cope cheerfully in your and their situations. The videos are coming to an end on Saturday 2 May when the cast is coming off.

Week 1 and week 4 are available on YouTube and you can watch the fourth week below – if you wish…

Things happen and we cope to our best ability.

Having a daily practice of Laughter Yoga has helped me tremendously through ups and downs in terms of shifting my perspective and becoming more resourceful.

And remember, if ever there is a time to laugh it is when we are facing challenges. When we stand together, even at a physical distance, we can overcome the most amazing things, and our world will be vibrating at highest frequency of joy, love, laughter and grace.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

World Laughter Club 3 May 2020

The world will be celebrating World Laughter Day on Sunday 3 May 2020.

I am very excited to announce that Dr Madan Kataria, Founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement, will be joining us to share his message for the world on World Laughter Day.

Please join us at 1pm on

There are many other World Laughter Day celebrations run by Laughter Yoga Professionals in the UK, please visit www.worldlaughterday.co.uk/news to find an overview of the schedule for the day.

One final thing to mention is the idea of Laughter Coach and Life Coach Sian Roach in Wales who in co-operation with Pete Cann, who created the video, came up with an amazing online happening to celebrate World Laughter Day 2020, the #passthelaugh telephone laughter chain.

 

Laughter Club International (UK)

We are moving to Zoom in May, too, and still hope to be back in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans in the not too distant future.

Our usual Laughter Club meetings are on First Sunday every month at 1pm-2-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time will hopefully be very soon

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.

Wine, Women and Wisdom

I am excited to introduce a new business relationship with two inspirational entrepreneurs looking to bring change and opportunity to fellow business women through sharing their wisdom.

Wine, Women and Wisdom is the creation of Adrienne Saunders (Yes You Can Training) and Kerrie Maitland (Positive Dimensions Career Coaching).

In the comfort and safety of you own home Wine, Women and Wisdom virtual sessions provide their audience with an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life and join a group of likeminded women.

Each Wednesday at 7pm they welcome an amazing speaker, sharing their wisdom, we laugh, we learn and we inspire one another.

On 6th May 2020 Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind Laughter Yoga in London and UK, will facilitate a Laughter Session with this inspirational group.

Intrigued to know more please click on the link https://bit.ly/winewomenandwisdom.

Adrienne Saunders, Transformational Coach and founder of Yes You Can Training:

“I help women not only overcome their fear of public speaking, but be able to enjoy their moment of spotlight through teaching them the techniques they need to get to know themselves better and how they react to the world.”

Read more about Yes You Can Training on www.yyctraining.com.

Kerrie Maitland, Career Coach, and founder of Positive Dimensions:

“I empower women to make career changes with confidence and clarity. I help them answer the questions, manage the fears and remove the risk so they can be more fulfilled in their work and find greater happiness.”

Read more about Positive Dimensions on www.positivedimensions.co.uk.

Laughter Leader Training Online

In 2010 UnitedMind launched online training as a means for people to learn Laughter Yoga when there was no option for them in terms of suitable dates and venues.

This is a great option and the online training is VERY popular – especially at the moment.

The online training is facilitated face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions which takes you through the full Laughter Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

In order to complete Laughter Yoga International certification the course must be completed on Day-2 of the in-person training at a venue and dates scheduled, whether it is in London, St Albans, Durham or Preston.

The full certification on Day-2 is also a requirement for completing the additional accreditation.

Why is online Laughter Training available then if you have to complete in person?

Sometimes it is simply important to start the journey with Laughter Yoga and there are no other options than to start online.

You are given the tools and skills to start you own laughter practice and start learning the structure of a session as you practice with your friends and family.

The online training provides you with the skills and experience to run online laughter club sessions and it prepares you for completion of your training.

UnitedMind fully support our students and colleagues in completing their training to high levels without compromising quality and standards.

You can book your online training on the following dates from 10am-12:30am, or get in touch to organise your own dates and time to suit you via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/4-week-online-laughter-leader-training/:

  • Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 5pm-7:30pm
  • Fasttrack on 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd June 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd June 5pm-7:30pm
  • Thursdays 14th, 21st, 28th May, 4th June 5pm-7:30pm

You can book the training at £195 to include Day-2 in person when available. Or book online at £125 and then pay an additional £100 when you book Day-2 once availability is back.

Day-2 is a REQUIREMENT for the Laughter Yoga International certification as well as being eligible for Accreditation.

Laughter Coach Training Online

For Laughter Yoga Teachers there is the opportunity to learn the method for facilitating Laughter One-On-One Coaching.

You will learn to conduct an 8-week Laughter Coaching programme with individual clients as well as groups.

It is an ideal programme to offer for long-term workshop programmes to your clients, and also for developing your own Daily Laughter Practice as a Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The following dates are currently scheduled and you can book via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogacoach/:

  • 16 May 2020 Online on Zoom from 10am to 3:30pm
  • 25 July 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • 05 September 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • Or you can schedule your own date

The Laughter Coach Training is accredited. Accreditation critea are listed on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/courses/.

Business Experts Online

How to you brand yourself in times of change and make yourself stand out?

The Business Expert Programme provides an opportunity for you to turn your business around and focus on what is important for you and your market/clients.

Full details of the programme are on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/business-experts/.

The following dates are currently scheduled and you can book via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/business/:

  • 1, 8, 15 and 22 June 2020 Online on Zoom from 10am to 12noon
  • 13 June 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • 14 November 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • Or you can schedule your own date

For more information about online training and online workshops please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 or 08001214714.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are recognised 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 which is 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.

I would love to teach you and share my 17 years experience with you in London, St. Albans, Durham, Preston, and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead – when possible, of course.

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

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 Teachers.

The training is outstanding, deep and fun, and since I teach together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher 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…

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the dates listed further down this page 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 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 dates listed further down 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, as well as join us at our annual Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion.

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.

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.

Rescheduled Events

The following training and workshop events have been rescheduled:-

  • 2-3 April Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Preston – moved to 6-7 August
  • 4 April The Inner Spirit of Laughter in Stanmore – moved to 8 August
  • 1 May Gibberish Training in Bristol – moved to 19 September
  • 5-7 June The Playing Human Conference 2020 – moved to 3-5 June 2022

In the meantime you can start your Laughter Yoga Training online!

Many courses and workshops are taking place online over May, June, July and moving forward will stay part of the learning opportunity. UnitedMind have delivered online training since 2010.

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & The International LAFTAS, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

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

While we are separate

I hope this message finds you healthy and well, with hope and good outlook.

UnitedMind Laughter Professionals are booked for many events coming up in the future, some which have been postponed owing to the current situation entailing our worldwide health and wellbeing.

Our communities are all facing unexpected times and I am reaching out to you with an invitation for you and your team, staff or connected group to take part in online Laughter Yoga events, either scheduled public sessions or to organise special sessions with your group of people.

Online Training, Corporate Laughter, and more

The laughter sessions can be organised to take place on Zoom, Skype, Google, WebEx or other platforms.

I encourage anyone who has taken leave, furlough, redundancy, lost job or work from home to discuss with your colleagues, friends, and family the opportunity to connect through laughter and joy.

You are also welcome to partake in our scheduled Sunday Laughter Club running every Sunday in April and possibly May at 1pm-1:20pm. The Zoom details are https://us04web.zoom.us/j/132683686 pw 305815.

An alternative could be recording a specific message for you to share, e.g. https://youtu.be/vHszSCqW9Mk which was recorded for senior care facilities.

In addition you can book your online training which runs over 4 sessions that teaches you to bring more laughter into your life at all times, via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/4-week-online-laughter-leader-training/.

If you would like to discuss your personal sessions please do get in touch on info@unitedmind.co.uk or call me on mobile number 07736341717.

We all need to stay connected with our friends, family, colleagues and peers.

Peace, Love, Laughter and Great Health
Lotte Mikkelsen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

UnitedMind Laughter Yoga in London and the UK
– through laughter we connect

Dr. Kataria’s Message to Lotte Mikkelsen

ms. Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Everyday Laughter Queen

Member of Laughter Association UK, official body for Laughter Professionals

Laughter Ambassador – Laughter Yoga Master Trainer – Laughter Therapist Trainer – Laughter Coach & Trainer – Gibberish Teacher

Email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk
Phone +44 (0) 7736341717

Laughter News January 2021

Welcome to January 2021

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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. January Welcome from Yours Truly
  2. Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Managers
  3. The 7 Pillars of Wisdom with Laughter Workshop
  4. The Telephone Laughter Club UK
  5. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  6. Intro to Laughter Therapy with Lotte Mikkelsen and Melanie Bloch
  7. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep and Linda Leclerc
  8. The Important Laughter Yoga Training Online, In-Person and Dates
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

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January Welcome from Yours Truly

As we were moving closer to the shift of the year I came across a short written piece on LinkedIn which I would like to share as it holds key elements of trust, hope and vision for the future.

It is about resilience and is written by Carmen Lorenzo.

Get up, stronger than before.

Resilience is the ability to repair oneself to resist and positively reorganise one’s life despite difficult situations that make one think of a negative outcome.

Human Beings are “programmed” to resist misfortune.

The need to fight has its raison d’être in the inevitability of daily defeats, disappointments and conflicts.

While it’s true that certain wounds will never heal completely, it is also true that any negative event can represent an opportunity for superior fulfillment.

In fact, being resilient does not only mean knowing how to resist the pressures of the environment, but it means developing an ability to move forward, despite the crises.

Factors that do not contribute to resilience are: – Emotional factors (abuse, low self-esteem, poor emotional control), interpersonal (rejection of peers, isolation, closure), family (conflicts, poor relationship with parents, communication disorders), developmental (social incompetence).

Factors that do contribute to resilience are: – A good temperament, sensitivity, autonomy, combined with social and communicative competence, self-control, and the awareness and confidence that one’s achievements depend on one’s efforts. The very large social and emotional network.

There is hope around the world for a new year with a different vibe as we have become more resilient that we perhaps imagined, and as we move forward resourcefully.

Even with the effects of 2020 still looming and lurking we enter this new year with a real sense of achievement, we made it, and with compassion for the people and communities who did their best to stay afloat in the face of adversity.

We became a worldwide community of people who left our differences behind and stepped into the grace of gratitude and caring for each other and ourselves.

A daily practice of Laughter Yoga does not simply teach you to laugh, it takes your heart to a place of profound humbleness , forgiveness and love.

It is now 2021!

Wishing you love, hope and kind connectedness in January!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Professionals

UnitedMind and The Wellness Movement are kicking off 2021 with a FREE wellbeing webinar. Lotte Mikkelsen, Corporate Laughter Expert along with Sha Hussain, Founder and award-winning Wellbeing Consultant are once again teaming up to bring you an innovative mental wellbeing check-in and laughter therapy session.

Limited availability, book now to avoid disappointment. Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-wellbeing-and-laughter-therapy-webinar-registration-133601464577.

What can you expect?

  • We begin with 2 mindful minutes, helping us to arrive into the present moment
  • An introduction to Sha’s fun and unintrusive wellbeing check-in exercise (that is helping to create meaningful conversations around mental health in the workplace)
  • Followed by 25-30 minutes of laughter which is guaranteed to boost your mood
  • An opportunity to interact with likeminded professionals supporting their colleagues wellbeing across a variety of sectors

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A at the end of the session.

All attendees will be given a laughter and mental wellbeing resource to take away and use as you feel applicable in your life and work.

Organisations that have experienced this webinar include Santander, Greater London Authority, NHS and AIG Insurance.

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

The 7 Pillars of Wisdom with Laughter

Connecting with high-vibrational practices is key to vitality and joy.

In this workshop you will experience the 7 pillars of wisdom and their impact on life and on our world.

We will be connecting it all with your own deep-rooted laughter.

We change when we let go of old structures and ways to create a path for our joint future, taking back our freedom and sovereignty.

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 4-5:30 on 31 January 2021.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-7-pillars-of-wisdom-laughter-workshop/.

The Telephone Laughter Club

The Telephone Lauhgter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am.

It was run as a free service from April-December 2020 although running an 0800-number service has its costs.

In 2020 the running of the line was used for £892 in total, a small price to pay for helping people maintain a wonderful daily laughter practice at times of emotional, physical, financial challenges.

The 0800-number has no other costs to you as user, with a UK phone number, than an annual fee of £30 which is less than 12p per day for the shared, live laughter.

0800-numbers are paid per minute by the owner.

So as you can see the small fee is simply to cover part of the running costs so we can continue the original Telephone Laughter Club. The fee covers about 50% and I am happy to cover the rest.

The full story of The Telephone Laughter Club in the UK can be read on www.lottemikkelsen.com/laughter-ms.

Please resubscribe and support The Telephone Laughter Club by donating the annual fee of £30 to keep it going every weekday morning from 7am-7:10am. You can subscribe via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/subscriptions.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month at 1pm-1:30pm!

Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.

We are serious about laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Sunday 3 January 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

A Laughter Club is just like a fitness session and we encourage you to pay as you can to www.paypal.me/unitedmind.

Thank you for your kindness.

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

Introduction to Laughter Therapy

…with leading laughter experts, Lotte Mikkelsen and Melanie Bloch.

The workshop is back on 10 January 2021 and we are excited to invite you into a magical and safe space of sharing transformation – big time!

Melanie and Lotte are excited to continue to run this workshop which is designed to give you an experiential flavour of the full course.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

  • a process of Laughter Therapy first introduced by Dr Annette Goodheart in the 1970s
  • a completion process to gain momentum in your life through release of stuck energy through laughter
  • an experience of the Mystic Rose Meditation by Osho

The workshops runs on Sunday 10 January 2021 from 2pm to 5:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person.

To book your place on Introduction to Laughter Therapy please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

If you wish to continue with the full programme, the fee for the Introduction will be deducted from the full course fee.

Book early if you are up for a transformational experience and want to make sure there is space available! www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop.

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

We have now entered 2021 and the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training at Felden Lodge from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July 2021 has already been laid out and is ready!

For the training in July 2021 there is a small twist which allows you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together. This is all included in the course!

The course will start with 10 online 1-hour sessions before we start the full training in person on Monday 5 July:

  • 25th April Lesson 1 Laughter yoga for seniors 
  • 2nd May Lesson 2 Laughter Yoga for School children 
  • 9th May Lesson 3 Laughter Yoga in Business 
  • 16th May Lessons 4 Laughter Yoga in Hospitals and Health care
  • 23rd May Lesson 5 Laughter Yoga for People living with Special Needs
  • 30th May Lesson 6 Gibberish workshop 
  • 6th June Lesson 7 Which training programs you can offer 
  • 13th June Lesson 8 Promotion, marketing, PR, and presentation skills 
  • 20th June Lesson 9 Creating new exercises 
  • 27th June Lesson 10 Inner Spirit of Laughter 

In fact there are two wrists, as the second one is that, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course.

In addition there is actually a third twist, if you are up for a really long week networking with Laughter Yoga Teachers you can join the Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion running from Friday 9 July to Sunday 11 July 2021.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/ and right now you can pay just half of the fee at booking and the final 50 percent in January 2021.

The Laughter yioga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind and for your heart.

You will learn how to be a great teacher and facilitator of workshops and training.

Upon completion you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga Teacher Certificate and be eligible for the UnitedMind accredited training certification.

UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods and courses are not always covered by insurers.

There are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate.

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system. This is CPD!

Contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of Laughter Yoga Training, other courses and other teachers.

The Important Laughter Yoga Training

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.

Please note, UnitedMind and UnitedMind Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are the only providers of Accredited Laughter Yoga Training in the UK.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your personal and professional 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, Stanmore
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

A note from your truly: Melanie and I teach the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training together in London and we decided to start up again in March 2021 without super-charged two days of personal and professional development – OUR 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

We do miss sharing Laughter Yoga in Covent Garden and we will be back as soon as all things permit us to bring togehter laughing people.

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/):

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates:

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/) 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 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/):

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.

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/)

Accredited 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/):

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.

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.

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.

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