Meet Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter

This month we are introducing our MC for The Playing Human Conference in London on 27-28 September 2018.

Last but not least in the line up presentation of second to none world class speakers is our superb MC, Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter!

She is our MC at The Playing Human Conference in London, and will be presenting speakers from all over the world. Read more about her…

As an experienced motivational speaker and energizer and Global Laughter Ambassador, she shows the path via her Laughter Program to more rewarding, creative and productive states of mind, perfected in recent years in keynotes and in workshops, tailored to Blue-Chip corporations and many more in Dubai, and is now bringing her unique and vitalizing charisma to the UK and Europe and beyond.

In January 2018 Jo-Dee launched the Simply Laughter Online Summit with more than 40 expert speakers sharing their thoughts, ideas, knowledge and wisdom on topics of laughter, health, presentation skills, online presence, business-wise and much more for anyone with a dream to follow.

Please visit http://simplylaughteronlinesummit.com/ to find out how you can get access to this wealth of information. You get lifetime access to view and listen in your own time.

Jo-Dee has mastered the art of communication, connecting with people through optimism and energy. Her network of professionals across all business sectors is built on her ability to connect with professionalism and her personal transformational brand.

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 27-28 September 2018 https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences/.

World Laughter Day 6 May 2018 is here!

Many World Laughter Day celebrations are taking place around the world and in the UK I am excited that there are currently 24 UK-based events registered on the Google Map of World Laughter Day in the UK.

In St Albans we are looking forward to celebrating the day at 1pm to 2:30pm, with the Laughter Club International (UK) as well as many Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teacher, in

  • First St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut
    Watford road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans was the first to celebrate World Laughter Day in the UK in 2005 and we continue to manifest laughter, community, connection, and peace on this day and everytime we share laughter.

We had a few years of celebrating the day at Angel of the North in Gateshead but are now back in St Albans!

To join us and to receive reminders of the Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans please join our Meetup group on https://www.meetup.com/unitedmind/. Or register to received our monthly news on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription.

To find your World Laughter Day in the UK please visit the map or visit us on http://www.worldlaughterday.co.uk where you can find more information about the event that takes place every year on the first Sunday in May.

Laughter News May 2018

Welcome to May 2018

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

I have shared laughter with some wonderful and fantastic groups in technology businesses, cancer groups, media companies, insurance brokers and others in April, and there is nothing more elevating than experiencing the change that happens when people relax and release stress, as well as discover new methods for empowered living and focused work where laughter plays an essential role.

In May we share the following…

  1. Surprise introduction: Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter – our MC
  2. Data Protection and GDPR from May 2018 REMINDER
    PLEASE make sure you subscribe to receive our news
  3. World Laughter Day Sunday 6th May 2018
  4. Laughter Yoga in Spirit and Destiny May Issue
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion at Cabourne Parva
  6. EXTRA Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stanmore/London
  7. Laughter training options – and more training…
  8. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

Our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

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

And just to mention

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

A brief overview of our May 2018 diary

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

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

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for anyone.

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

Introducing: Jo-Dee Walmsley, Simply Laughter (UK)

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

Last year in September we started introducing our key-notes and last month I announced that introductions were complete.

However, there is one more important person to introduce – Jo-Dee Walmsley, our MC! Please welcome our Master of Ceremonies, the Founder of Simply Laughter!

Jo-Dee Walmsley makes this bold idea real: As an experienced professional motivational speaker and energiser, she shows the path via her Laughter Program to more rewarding, creative and productive states of mind, perfected in recent years in keynotes and in workshops, tailored to Blue-Chip corporations and many more in Dubai.

She is now bringing her unique and vitalising charisma to the UK, Europe and beyond. Seriously? See for yourself.

Jo-Dee has mastered the art of communication, connecting with people through optimism and energy. Whether it is focused counseling 1 to 1, for a small group or energizing an audience of a thousand, Jo-Dee’s genuine personality and unique flair make participants feel engaged and relaxed in her sessions and comfortable in not only speaking out about the issues they are facing, but also fixing them.

“A stress-free life is the only way to real Success and Happiness in today’s world. Changing reactions to events will change the outcome and this change will come only from within.”

Jo-Dee Walmsley, Simply Laughter

Please visit Jo-Dee on www.simplylaughter.com to learn more about her work.

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

  • The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018
    £300 + COUPON add ‘fifty’ on check-out and get £50 off
  • The Playing Human Conference 27 Sep 2018 fee £150
  • The Playing Human Conference 28 Sep 2018 fee £150

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

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

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

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

Data Protection, GDPR, Privacy Notice REMINDER

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

Thank you so much to many of you who have already subscribed using our new Subscription form on www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription.

I hope to see even more of you resubscribing.

UnitedMind’s website has recently been updated with SSL certification for further protection of transactions made via our site and we have placed many measures to comply with the new GDPR legislation in order to keep protecting your information.

To continue receiving UnitedMind News beyond 25 May 2018 I kindly ask you to complete the subscription form as mentioned above on www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription as your consent is required. You can unsubscribe any time.

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

If you choose to do nothing your details will be removed permanently from Unitedmind’s maling list no later than 25 May 2018 when the new GDPR is coming into practice. Last month I mentioned 1 May 2018 but 25 May 2018 is the correct date.

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

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

World Laughter Day in St Albans

We are celebrating World Laughter Day and you are invited!

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans was the first to celebrate World Laughter Day in the UK in 2005 and we have only have a few years of running the day at Angel of the North in Gateshead – now we are back!

World Laughter Day is held on the first Sunday of May every year and signifies connection, peace and community. We share laughter because it makes us feel good and feel friendly, compassionate and caring towards other people. And then we have some fun at the same time.

Please join us on 6th May in Wadley Hut at 1pm!

We meet and share laughter inside at

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

Please join us on 6th May at 1pm to 2:30pm.

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

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

Laughter Yoga in the News

Spirit and Destiny wrote about Laughter Yoga in their May issue and there are many other mentions of Laughter Yoga in the news. Look out for it, people are really getting into laughing and feeling great!

UnitedMind appreciate the mention – thank you.

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

Laughter Reunion at Cabourne Parva

It has been many years since I laughed with some of the Laughter Yoga Leaders who came to train with me and there is now a play to meet again and share laughter for one day – at the beautiful Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire.

The 7th July 2018 is a day of shared laughter, stories, experiences, fun, playing games, rekindling and most of all bringing us back together in the spirit of laughter.

Jayne at Cabourne Parva will be serving up her special and nutritious magic on plates, all vegetarian and maybe even vegan. We are in for a real treat.

It only costs £30 to join us for the day from 10am to 6pm. Book on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/unitedmind-laughter-yoga-leader-reunion

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stanmore

Since 2017 I have been teaching 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London with the wonderful Laughter Yoga Teacher Mel Bloch.

The London courses are really popular and we decided to add 25-26 August as an extra opportunity to learn Laughter Yoga – in Stanmore, North London.

Please join us!

Booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-august-2018-london.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in more places

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of mine and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early.

I am so proud and humbled to have been trusted to teach over 1,000 leaders and teachers since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training I ran in 2007.

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

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

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

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

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach

    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 03, 10, 17, 24 May Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • 25-26 August in Stanmore/London £175
  • 08-09 September in St Albans £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 22-23 September St Albans £400 SPECIAL – NEW DATES
  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £400 SPECIAL

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

  • 23 June 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day

This month we are introducing our final key-note speaker for The Playing Human Conference in London on 27-28 September 2018.

Last but not least in the line up presentation of second to none world class speakers, Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day!

In 1998 Jeremy began to make the Peace One Day documentary, eventually deciding to aim for a UN resolution that would formalise the idea. This goal was reached in 2001 when United Nations unanimously adopted a General Assembly Resolution to establish 21 September as International Day of Peace!

The Peace One Day website writes: “Peace Day is an opportunity for UN agencies and NGOs to focus their ongoing life-saving activities within a global context. The impact of a day of global ceasefire and non-violence cannot be underestimated. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict.”

Read more about Jeremy’s unstoppable efforts on Evening Standard on https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/jeremy-gilley-peace-man-6445134.html.

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 27-28 September 2018 https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences/.

Laughter News April 2018

Welcome to April 2018

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

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

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

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

And just to mention

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

A brief overview of our April 2018 diary

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

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

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

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

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

Introducing: Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day (UK)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace One Day! Play Two Days!

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

Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day

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

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

  • The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018
    £300 until 30/6-2018, then £350 + COUPON SPECIAL -£50
  • The Playing Human Conference 27 Sep 2018 fee £150
  • The Playing Human Conference 28 Sep 2018 fee £150

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

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

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

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

Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising

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

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

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

It starts with one person!

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

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

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

Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy Notice

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

Certified Gibberish Coach – new communication skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

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

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

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

The Telephone Laughter Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

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

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

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

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

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

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

  • 23 June 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Pady O’Connor of MeeMee Theatre

Over the coming months we will be introducing our key-note speakers for The Playing Human Conference in London on 27-28 September 2018.

It is with great excitement that we welcome back Pady O’Connor – Clown Doctor and Artistic Director of MeeMee Theatre. Pady showed a few of his exciting methods last year in London and he is back to play with us!

Pady works his magic in North-East England as Clown Doctor, Dr Johan Cherrywolf, or Jonah to his mother, where he comes from a family of wrestlers called the Von Wolf’s. He was set to follow in his family’s footsteps, but Johan was walking one day, lost his footing and stumbled. He found himself hanging onto the edge of a cliff. Just as his grip started to loosen, and the end seemed inevitable, a small hairy leg and hoof lifted him to safety. Standing nearby was a deer – one crystal tear fell from its eye and it then vanished. That moment will stay with Johan forever, and he decided then to help in life in whatever way he could.

And that is just the introduction to Pady’s alter ego, Dr Johan Cherrywolf… there is MUCH more to his work and he will be sharing some of it with us.

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 27-28 September 2018 https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences/.

Laughter News March 2018

Welcome to March 2018

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

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

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

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

And just to mention

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

A brief overview of our March 2018 diary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And he is more than a Clown Doctor!

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

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

There is more to come.

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

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

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

Martin Wilson, Director of TIN Arts, Durham

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

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

  • The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018
    £300 until 30/6-2018, then £350 + COUPON SPECIAL-£50
  • The Playing Human Conference 27 Sep 2018 fee £150
  • The Playing Human Conference 28 Sep 2018 fee £150

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

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

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

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

Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop

It was just a fun idea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion

Laughter Yoga Leaders 2007-2011

About time we meet again! – and share laughter.

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

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

Let’s share a day together anyway!

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

PLEASE NOTE THE DAY HAS MOVED TO MAY!

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

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

During the day you learn

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

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

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

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

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

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

The Telephone Laughter Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

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

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

  • 24 March 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness

Over the coming months we will be introducing our key-note speakers for The Playing Human Conference in London on 27-28 September 2018.

No one is even close to comparing to Shonette Bason Wood. This outspoken, self-expressed, fabulous teacher who loves playing, laughing and anything that raises an eyebrow.

To top it all up she is a brilliantly successful business woman with a charity that changes the world for families with every initiative they kick off.

Shonette is her name and Spread the Happiness is her game!

Shonette also recently launched her own comedy show.

For one self help comedy night in Woolworth Social Club Shonette will entertain you! All ticket sales will go to Spreading the Happiness Shonette’s charity that feeds the homeless and families in poverty. All the bar sales will go to the club so please drink generously and bring friends who are big drinkers! This is a night never to be forgotten.

One whirlwind comedian and life changer you do not want to miss!

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 27-28 September 2018 https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences/.

Laughter News February 2018

Welcome to February 2018

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

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

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

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

And just to mention

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

A brief overview of our February 2018 diary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018
    £300 until 30/6-2018, then £350 + COUPON SPECIALS
  • The Playing Human Conference 27 Sep 2018 fee £175
  • The Playing Human Conference 28 Sep 2018 fee £175

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

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

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

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

FHT 2018 Training Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

What’s in a day’s laughter training?

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

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

During the day you learn

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

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

Heaps+Stacks, a new partner in laughter

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

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

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

Reviewing January, a real busy laughter month…

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

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

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

Simply Laughter Online Summit finale

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

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

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

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

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

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard – online re-creation!

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

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

A beautiful place, The Retreat.

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

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

A new year kicked off for the Laughter Clubs

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

We met and shared laughter inside at

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

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

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

The Telephone Laughter Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workplace workshops and laughter training training training

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

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

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

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Robert Holden of Happiness Project

Over the coming months we will be introducing our key-note speakers for The Playing Human Conference in London on 27-28 September 2018.

In our January News we introduced Robert Holden, Founder of the Happiness Project and Success Intelligence – known as the leading happiness expert in the UK! Robert is a genuine and kindhearted man who lives what he teaches. It is a real privilege to connect with him and I hope you will take this opportunity and join us on 27-28 September when Robert will be opening The Playing Human Conference.

When I connected with Robert on Skype some months ago to discuss the conference and his idea for the content of his key-note presentation I connected with a charming, charismatic Brit who was oozing a playful attitude while still being serious about his work – and this was my experience from simply meeting him online. Robert is living happiness and what he will be sharing with us is a mystery to me, he will know at the time, and I for one am eversoexcited!

The Tea Meditation below is a bit longer than other videos I have presented with our key-note speakers but please take the time for this 20 minute talk on the Age of More and the Tea Meditation.

“One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.” Robert Holden, The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence

The Playing Human Conference takes place at Conway Hall in London on 27-28 September 2018 https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences/.