Laughter News June 2017

Welcome to June 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

In the coming month we will be laughing at the UK Laughter Festival and at the 1st Global Laughter Yoga Conference in Frankfurt, we will also be laughing with primary schools around the UK as part of an exciting project to spread happiness, and more.

We look forward to telling you all about it!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Laughter Yoga UK, StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

New postal address and new 0800-phone number

UnitedMind, Laughter Yoga (UK) and Gibberish Communications have moved!

We encourage you to update your records with our new postal address:

UnitedMind Ltd
Office 7
35-37 Ludgate Hill
London
EC4M 7JN
United Kingdom

We are also pleased that you can now use our new phone number which is free to call from landline phones and from many mobile phones, too.

New phone number 0800 1214 714

If you visit our Contact page you can find links to our online pages and we would love for you to follow us and our activities – and we are happy to follow back.

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

The Playing Human Conference, London 27-28 September 2018

The Living a Life of Joy day in London was fantastic and I heard back from the US that Patch really enjoyed it and is looking forward to coming back.

Great news is, Patch Adams will be back at our conference in September 2018 where The Playing Human Conference is already filling up with delegates and speakers.

A truly exciting event happening!

The idea for the title of this conference, as mentioned previously, came from an article I read only recently on the topic of playing as adults, and my mind wandered back to an exhibition I visited in my teens at the art gallery, Louisiana, north of Copenhagen.

The exhibition was called Homo Ludens – the Playing Human, and was about play through time depicted in art and expression.

This encouraged further inspiration through the book written in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, “Homo Ludens”.

For more information visit www.gamestudies.org/0601/articles/rodriges.

Already we have a line-up of great speakers

  • Patch Adams will return
  • Pady O’Connor will speak and play more
  • Robert Holden will bring happiness to us
  • Shonette Bason and her Spread the Happiness brand
  • Linda Leclerc with her Laughter Yoga and chocolate specialty
  • Merv Neal, The Laughing Man, will be sharing his experience and Laughter Yoga

Other speakers are waiting to be confirmed.

  • Until 31 May 2017 you pay only £250
  • From 1 June to 31 December 2017 you pay £300
  • From 1 January 2018 until sold out you pay £350

You can book your place on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-playing-human-conference/ and save money with the super-early-bird-price of £250.

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

Review: Normal? Festival of the Brain

Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days to wonder at the brain.

It was double-wonderful to be invited to laugh at Normal? Festival of the Brain in Folkestone on Sunday 28 May 2017 since the practice of Laughter Yoga ties in beautifully with everything that is about mindfulness and neuroplasticity which were key topics over the four days.

The event was co-curated by Living Words, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe with input from the local community, with an aim to explore empathy, self-help, laughter and awkward dancing to ask can you teach an old dog new tricks?

There were talks and workshops by their artist-in-residence, Byron Vincent, their neurologist-in-residence, Tim Rittman, their therapist-in-residence, Johannes Klabbers and a raft of artists, scientists and well-being practitioners to celebrate the brain in all its neuro-diverse glory – including UnitedMind.

I shared some superb laughs with a group of outstanding people who literally just let go and shared their laughter, chuckles, guffaws and giggles.

You can read more about Normal? Festival of the Brain on https://www.quarterhouse.co.uk/festivals/normal/

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

The Laughter Career Path

When you decide you would like to learn laughter skills the next step is to decide which course is for you.

Oftentimes I get questions like

“do I need to know or practice Yoga?”
“what is the difference between courses?”
“which course is best choice for me?”
“is it necessary to try Laughter Yoga first?”

and many more.

Although the Compare Course page outlines some of the differences you may have a few more questions you need answered.

This little write-up aims to help you make a decision.

First of all just to clarify, you do not need to know Yoga to practice Laughter Yoga. The reason it is called Laughter Yoga is because we combine deep breathing techniques with playful laughter exercises.

Your Laughter Journey ideally starts with a visit to a Laughter Club.

NB If you run a Laughter Club that is not on the Google Map please get in touch!

However, this may not be an option for you as there are not active laughter clubs in all parts of the country, so you may have watched YouTube video clips or laughed on Skype or perhaps even on the telephone.

There are a couple of next options recommended…

  • one could be to learn the skills for yourself at the which does not teach you presentation skills but definitely teaches you laughter for life long-lasting skills. Learning on this 1-day training will also be giving you the choice to develop your laughter further if you want to move to next level…
  • the other option could be to become a Laughter Yoga Leader at the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training and in this way learn how to facilitate groups and start a Laughter Club. Laughter Clubs are needed everywhere as we are still thinly covering the UK. You confidence rockets as you learn great presentation skills at this training!

Lots to learn from laughter!

So the questions to ask yourself are…

“Should I learn Laughter Yoga Basic Skills to practice and benefit for myself?”

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning £95/£125 (full fee)

“Should I learn Laughter Yoga Leader Skills so I can practice and benefit myself as well as have the potential to share with others?”

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training £175/£225 (full fee)

Becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader does not mean you HAVE to start a Laughter Club – you may simply want to learn for yourself in order to see if this is something you would like to pursue.

The 2-day training is a great opportunity as it opens up huge potential for your own personal growth as well as sharing and helping others develop, too.

When you become a Laughter Yoga Leader you may feel inspired to start a Laughter Club but it really is your choice.

Once your experience starts growing from running a Laughter Club you may feel inclined to offer workshops in communities, senior homes, schools, workplaces and other settings.

For this purpose, you may need additional training which could very well be the Business Experts Programme which can help you get a sense of where you are going with Laughter Yoga and how to progress down this route.

You may also start feeling inspired to learn more Laughter Yoga skills so you can conduct one-on-one coaching, and you may even start thinking of potentially learning to teach others.

If one-on-one Laughter Coaching is something you are keen to learn then the 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training for leaders and teachers is certainly a great option and adds to your Laughter Yoga skills. You learn to facilitate an 8-week one-on-one laughter programme with individual clients.

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training £95/£150 (full fee)

However, your thoughts may go in the direction of becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher which is now including the Laughter Yoga Coach Training.

Until recently you had a free choice between teacher and leader training but recently things have changed and it is now a requirement to be a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in order to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.

When you join the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training you not only learn new skills in terms of breathing techniques, Gibberish, coaching, business skills, and how to teach leaders, you also start feeling the real change that comes with daily breathing and laughter practice.

You challenge yourself and you set goals for your future.

  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £595/£750 (full fee)
    for residential courses in Hemel Hempstead you need to add accommodation fee of £250 (shared)/£300 (single)

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on these courses is outstanding. However, no matter how successful you become – never assume you know it all!

After all these years of teaching and learning I still know but a fraction of what we can do when we embrace the magic of laughter, play, and the joy that springs from it and I share my own lessons through new and innovative courses.

If you ever thought of becoming a Laughter Therapist please read on!

You do not need a background as a Laughter Yoga Leader or Laughter Yoga Teacher to come on the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training.

However, this course requires you to have a background in some form of therapy practice, e.g. psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, counselling or holistic therapy, as the important aspect is to be able to enable and support catharsis.

The course starts on a 2-day Laughter Therapist Training weekend and takes you onto 6-12 months working through two case studies ending up in a dissertation detailing your work and your lessons.

  • 2-day Accredited Laughter Therapist Training £550/£750 (full fee)

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers, as well as Laughter Therapists, and start bringing laughter to life, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you, your team, your family, your friends, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details and dates are listed further down and you can always find information on www.unitedmind.co.uk or by contacting UnitedMind using the details just above. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop. Feel free to get in touch to see if you are eligible for a REALLY special offer!

Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham 28 October 2017

This is an open day for Laughter Yoga professionals together with people from voluntary organisations, community groups and health professionals to attend to raise awareness of the health and well-being benefits of having a daily laughter practice.

There will be speakers during the morning session discussing Laughter Yoga and health issues. In the afternoon there will be a 1-hour Laughter Yoga session and opportunities to network with all attendees and to visit the ‘market place.

The Laughter Yoga Open Day happens on

  • Saturday, 28 October 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B3 7SX (just across the road from Moor Street Station)
  • and only costs £30.00 per ticket (plus service fee)

For more information about the Laughter Yoga Open Day please visit http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughter-yoga-open-day/.

For more information about our business partners, Laughter Association UK, our programmes and our network of Laughter Professionals please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

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

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 June Certified Laughter Leader Online £175
  • 22-23 July 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 23-24 September Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 05-06 October Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 October Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 23-27 October 2017 in St Albans non-residential
  • 22-26 January 2018 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 26-27 August 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 09-10 August Durham £550 early / £750

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and 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 Leaders and Teachers

  • 27 July 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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 2017

Welcome to May 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

In the coming months we will be laughing with “Normal? Festival of the Brain”, HPMA, primary schools around the UK, and many other exciting organisations.

We look forward to telling you all about it!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Review: A Day in London with Patch, Pady and 90 Laughter Friends

Sweet anticipation.

The night before the big event in London on 25th April 2017 my daughter suggested that driving to London would save time and money as I would not need to taxi myself, Alice and Patch around London and outside London, I thought “what a great idea”………

London on a Tuesday morning is not particularly driver friendly and it took longer than if I had gone by train. However, it was great to have the car within walking distance of the venue so we could easily head back to St Albans where the accommodation for the night was booked and ready.

Traffic didn’t matter!

The day was set to be an amazing and wonderful day spent learning from Pady O’Connor of Clown Doctors UK and Mee Mee Theatre who lead us through his journey onto discovering the impact of wearing a mask. Fun and very educational.

When Patch Adams arrived just after midday he was ready to play and to share his work. The room was buzzing and the evergy was as high as could be.

Everyone took away valuable lessons and good tips from the day, and it is fair to say that we were all left wanting more joy, knowing we were our on joy factories.

Let go of expectation and create from love!

There really is nothing in life worth getting hung up about.

If you can do somthing about it, do it, and if you can’t just make the change to yourself that is needed for you to experience life joyfully.

Back to having come by car to London…

I didn’t anticipate that I couldn’t find the walk-in entrance to car park and ended up dragging Patch Adams and Alice around the back facing shutters that were definitely shut.

Great when we finally got to my small car and could spend some valuable and moving time together with the legend that is Patch Adams.

And Patch?

He is used to being transported in a car that by the sounds of it is much smaller than my Renault Clio – knees around his ears and all…

Bye for now and see you both and all next year!

Photos are available to view on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156529314171509.1073741836.140496616508&type=1&l=f59155ecc5.

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

Review: Laughing with Yes to Life

 There is something ultra life affirming when stepping into a room to laugh with people living with Cancer.

Anyone can learn how to bring more laughter into their lives – regardless of any illness that may currently be at the front of their minds as a worry.

We are not our suffering, nor are we our diagnosis or illness.

When we peel away the layers of how we are meant to be, react, act, interact then we become people who can see that there is laughter available to help us through our challenges and sometimes our grief.

Thank you to all the many Cancer Organisations who have chosen to bring laughter to their staff, patients, families, friends, and the public. It is an alltime moving privilege to be part of the change.

We WILL beat Cancer!

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

World Laughter Day 7th May 2017

World Laughter Day is upon us!

Every year we celebrate World Laughter Day on the first sunday of May and there is a whole map of events around the country.

The day is dedicated to sharing laughter based on the idea that when we laugh and share the precious moment of connection that laughter enables, then there is no hate, angre, regret, and other less positive emotions present.

Laughter brings connection, compassion, love and lots of other feel-good sensations forward. A great dose of happy chemicals produced by our own body!

I will be laughing at the foot of Angel of the North in Gateshead from 10:30am to 12noon! (Bring a brolly just in case)

Please join us somewhere in the UK, the World or create your own World Laughter Day on 7th May 2017.

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – every laugh matters!

This 2-day certified training is an amazing choice for developing personal and professional skills, communication, confidence, presentation and much more.

Come as a newbie or come as Laughter Yoga Leader and refresh your skills!

Next 2-day Certified Leader Training runs in St Albans on 13-14 May, London 7-8 June, Durham 22-23 July.

Or at your own location – I came back from teaching in Isle of Wight earlier in March and just need a minimum of four people at your venue… Get in touch and I will come and teach your group!

If you just want to try Laughter Yoga for an hour, you are welcome on day-1 from at 12noon to 1pm where we run our first full session.

If you want to hear a little snippet of what you may achieve or experience please visit the Daily Laughers YouTube Channel and listen in on laughs and discussions – the ones with Dave interviewing me are viewable on

If you have any questions or need more information about our laughter training and workshops, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

1 – 2 – 5 Day Training Courses

 You will be learning from me, the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK.

But the course is not about me, it is all about you and enabling you to choose these amazing skills for life. Laughter Yoga doesn’t not just give you a tool to laugh more, Laughter Yoga provides you with a whole set of skills that enable you to go through life joyfully even when facing life’s ups and downs.

I am really excited and chuffed about the growth I see in my students and colleagues when they take on sharing Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

I mentioned last time that in 2017 UnitedMind celebrates 15 years of being in business with laughter, and 10 years of teaching Laughter Yoga Leader Training, on top of that is 5 years of teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Teaching develops over years and people come to learn from the experience I have built up over these many years of training and running workshops with therapeutic laughter at the core.

What I bring to my students and colleagues far exceeds the content of any training programme rolled out by Laughter Yoga International.

My experience has been developed over 30 odd years in national and international organisations during my corporate years from 1987 to 2009, and running UnitedMind part time from 2002 until 2010 when I decided to take the wonderful risk of sharing laughter full time. And I am still really young……!

At the same time I am true to the content and outcome of the 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning, 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training, and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Laughter Yoga is at the heart of my work and you can be certain to get the authentic flavour of Laughter Yoga and the innovative experience of many years’ development of the work.

Here is a little re-cap on the certificated 1, 2 and 5 day Laughter Yoga courses:

Undobtedly an experience that takes you further on a journey of removing the ego that drives us to being protective of our work and self, to that of a teacher who creates leaders with whom we can all grow and share the space of spreading joy, happiness, and thriving communities.

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on this course is outstanding.

However, no matter how successful you go on to become – never assume you know it all!

Laughter happens now – not yesterday and not tomorrow.

There videos from many students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details and dates are listed further down and you can always find information on www.unitedmind.co.uk or by contacting using the details just above. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop. Feel free to get in touch to see if you are eligble for a REALLY special offer!

Laughter Business Experts Programme – not from a book

The 4-week Laughter Business Experts Programme is about real tools and techniques from real life.

Everything in this programme has been tested, trialled, and matured so the tools you learn can be put to practice without hesitation.

This programme is about creating a strong image and getting you in the direction you wish to go with Laughter Yoga or any other business venture you plan on starting.

No excuse really…

Comment from past programme:

I have now completed 2 training courses with Lotte, the Laughter Leader and Laughter Business Programme courses. Lotte makes learning extremely fun whilst always keeping clear and to the point – after both courses I have come away feeling confident in myself and my abilities and excited to put the work into practice. I would highly recommend Lotte for all your laughter training needs.

Next: Wednesday, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May 2017 from 12noon to 2pm.

For more information about UnitedMind’s laughter workshops and training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Conference and Festival at the beautiful Cabourne Parva

The Laughter Festival is in its second year and Cabourne Parva opens its grounds on 9th June to the laughter activities of the festival as well as the conference.

It is the place to be for people who laugh lots, share laughter plenty, and who want more laughter as well as wanting to learn how to bring more laughter to life in own and other people’s lives.

Please visit http://www.laughterfestival.org.uk/ and contact the team to get information and tickets.

For more information about our business partners, Laughter Association UK, our programmes and our network of Laughter Professional please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Online training courses for learning laughter based skills

Online training kicks you off with new skills to start a social Laughter Club or community group. Oc course, to get your full Laughter Yoga International Certification you will need to come on a minimum of 1-day in-person training, which can be day-2 of the Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Great news is that included in the Laughter Leader Online Training is the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training at a date that suits you, and you can choose to come on both days or just day number 2.

Next online Laughter Leader Training (which includes in-person training at any future dates of your choice in London, St. Albans, Durham or Blackpool)

  • Tuesdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May 2017 from 10am to 12noon or Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May from 7pm to 9pm
  • Tuesdays and Wednesday, 6th, 13th, 20th, 28th June from 10am to 12noon
  • OR at times that are suited to your schedule

In-person 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 2017:

  • 13-14 May in St Albans
  • 07-08 June in London
  • 22-23 July in Durham
  • 26-27 September in St Albans
  • 05-06 October in Blackpool
  • 19-20 October in London
  • 18-19 November in Durham
  • 07-08 December in London
  • and dates available in 2018, too…

A certificate from UnitedMind will be issued for the online training and a Laughter Yoga International certicate will be given on completion in person.

There are other courses running online as well: Gibberish Training, Laughter Therapist Training, and Laughter Yoga Coach Training plus our amazing Business Experts Programme.

For more information about UnitedMind’s laughter workshops and training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • ONLINE in May 2017 – 2, 9, 16, 23
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £175 early FULL
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 07-08 June 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 22-23 July 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £175 early /£225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 26-27 August 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 03-04 August Durham £550 early / £750

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 03-04 May 2017 10am-3pm Online £175early /£225

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

  • 01 June 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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 April 2017

Welcome to April 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

In the coming months we will be laughing with “Yes to Life”, “Normal? Festival of the Brain”, “World Laughter Day” at Angel of the North, and many other exciting corporate and non-profit organisations.

We look forward to telling you all about it!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training London and elsewhere

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training on 20-21 May is full and I decided to add extra dates for 7-8 June. Learning Laughter Yoga in London is really popular and I recommend booking real soon if you are available and interested!

You will be learning from Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, Lotte Mikkelsen, and get the opportunity to harvest a lot of information and goodies on these two days.

But the course is not about me, it is all about you and enabling you to choose these amazing skills for life.

This 2-day certified training is an amazing choice for developing personal and professional skills, communication, confidence, presentation and much more.

Come as a newbie or come as Laughter Yoga Leader and refresh your skills!

Next 2-day Certified Leader Training runs in St Albans on 13-14 May, London 7-8 June, Durham 22-23 July.

Or at your own location – I came back from teaching in Isle of Wight earlier in March and just need a minimum of four people at your venue…

If you just want to try Laughter Yoga for an hour, you are welcome on day-1 from at 12noon to 1pm where we run our first full session.

If you want to hear a little snippet of what you may achieve or experience please visit the Daily Laughers YouTube Channel and listen in on laughs and discussions – the ones with Dave interviewing me are viewable on

If you have any questions or need more information about our laughter training and workshops, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Pady O’Connor, Clown Doctors in the UK, and Patch Adams, MD

Pady is one of seven Clown doctors working with Tin Arts leading for 10 years a programme in hospitals with Families and young people who are short term and terminally unwell, bringing pleasure and play to north east wards.

And he does so much more…

Pady O’ Connor is an Actor, Director and an International Teacher of theatre. Read more about him on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughter/meet-pady-oconnor-clown-doctor-artistic-director-meemee-london-25-april-2017/.

Please join us in London when Pady O’Connor introduces Clown Doctors in the UK, and is followed by Patch Adams.

  • When? Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 10:30am (doors open) to 5pm
  • Where? Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
  • How much? £150 until 31 March, then £175

There are few seats left – now is a great time to book on

https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/living-life-joy-workshop-patch-adams/.

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

Online training courses for learning laughter based skills

Since 2010 I have been running online training course in Laughter Yoga and teaching new laughter leaders via online conferencing with good and bad connections, technology glitches and reschedules.

However, it is training that works regardless of the journey to the certification.

There are online training courses available which are mainly self study programmes where you read, watch videos, submit your work, and finish your training.

I dare say my online courses are different!

You will be spending the majority of your training with me at the other end of an online conference where we will be chatting, laughing, interacting and doing some serious learning and training. In between the online sessions you practice and add the extra hours of learning so you can be ready to present to me and discuss any issues, questions, hesitations and thoughts you may have.

It is great fun and there are some great hours of learning in the online training!

So why even consider online Laughter Leader Training?

Because sometimes it is important to act, and if venues and dates are not suitable until much later then online may be a good place to start! Dates for in-person training may not always be available to you, or they may be challenging to get to on the specific dates.

This is why online training can get you started.

Online training kicks you off with new skills to start a social Laughter Club or community group. Oc course, to get your full Laughter Yoga International Certification you will need to come on a minimum of 1-day in-person training, which can be day-2 of the Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Great news is that included in the Laughter Leader Online Training is the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training at a date that suits you, and you can choose to come on both days or just day number 2.

Next online Laughter Leader Training (which includes in-person training at any future dates of your choice in London, St. Albans, Durham or Blackpool)

  • Tuesdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd May 2017 from 10am to 12noon
  • Tuesdays and Wednesday, 6th, 13th, 20th, 28th June from 10am to 12noon
  • OR at times that are suited to your schedule

In-person 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 2017:

  • 13-14 May in St Albans
  • 07-08 June in London
  • 22-23 July in Durham
  • 26-27 September in St Albans
  • 05-06 October in Blackpool
  • 19-20 October in London
  • 18-19 November in Durham
  • 07-08 December in London
  • and dates available in 2018, too…

A certificate from UnitedMind will be issued for the online training and a Laughter Yoga International certicate will be given on completion in person.

There are other courses running online as well: Gibberish Training, Laughter Therapist Training, and Laughter Yoga Coach Training plus our amazing Business Experts Programme.

For more information about UnitedMind’s laughter workshops and training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Business Experts Programme – the real deal

What a lovely comment to get from Rosey who recently completed the Laughter Yoga Leader Training followed by the 4-week Laughter Business Experts Programme:

I have now completed 2 training courses with Lotte, the Laughter Leader and Laughter Business Programme courses. Lotte makes learning extremely fun whilst always keeping clear and to the point – after both courses I have come away feeling confident in myself and my abilities and excited to put the work into practice. I would highly recommend Lotte for all your laughter training needs.

The 4-week programme helps you develop your own sense of direction and comes with highly usable and useful tools. This workshop programme is based on real life experience!

Next: Wednesday, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May 2017 from 12noon to 2pm.

For more information about UnitedMind’s laughter workshops and training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Red Nose recap and World Laughter Day mention

The Laughter Professionals Team raised over £700 for Comic Relief with events running in several places around the country.

A few memorable moments from laughter sessions for Comic Relief 2017 have been placed here; Mel Bloch in Stanmore, Maggie Thompson in Dudley, Linda Nightingale in Bourne, Cheryl Green in Bedford, Katja Vincent in Sunbury, and Lotte Mikkelsen, Andrew Stevens, and Jan Turner in Hartlepool.

And read the great story from Cheryl Green in Bedford on:

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/laughter-is-clearly-the-best-medicine-with-comic-relief-yoga-session-in-bedford-park/story-30225907-detail/story.html

Our next big countrywide, in fact a worldwide event is 7 May 2017 when we celebrate World Laughter Day!

Save the Sunday for more laughter!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and fundraising opportunities, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

1 – 2 – 5 Day Training Courses

UnitedMind celebrates 15 years of being in business with laughter, and 10 years of teaching Laughter Yoga in 2017.

The experience I bring to my students and colleagues far exceeds the content of any training programme rolled out by Laughter Yoga International.

My experience has been developed over 30 odd years in national and international organisations during my corporate years from 1987 to 2009, and running UnitedMind part time from 2002 until 2010 when I decided to take the wonderful risk of sharing laughter full time.

At the same time I am true to the content and outcome of the 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning, 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training, and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Laughter Yoga is at the heart of my work and you can be certain to get the authentic flavour of Laughter Yoga and the innovative experience of many years’ work.

Here is a little re-cap on the certificated 1, 2 and 5 day Laughter Yoga courses:

Undobtedly an experience that takes you further on a journey of removing the ego that drives us to being protective of our work and self, to that of a teacher who creates leaders with whom we can all grow and share the space of spreading joy, happiness, and thriving communities.

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on this course is outstanding.

However, no matter how successful you go on to become – never assume you know it all!

There are always lessons to be learned and I have lots to share with you…

A real and fun beginning of the future, bringing you to the present moment!

Laughter happens now – not yesterday and not tomorrow.

The video below is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details and dates are listed further down and you can always find information on www.unitedmind.co.uk or by contacting using the details just above. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop. Feel free to get in touch to see if you are eligble for a REALLY special offer!

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • ONLINE in May 2017 – 2, 9, 16, 23
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £175 early FULL
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 07-08 June 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 22-23 July 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £175 early /£225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 26-27 August 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 03-04 August Durham £550 early / £750

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 03-04 May 2017 10am-3pm Online £175early /£225

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

  • 01 June 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News March 2017

Welcome to March 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Patch Adams in London workshop 25 April

Hair raising panic!

I panicked.

And then it all came beautifully together.

When I started thinking about all the years that have passed since I attended a Patch Adams workshop in Copenhagen – this was back in 2006…

Considering he completed his medical degree around 1971 I figured it was about time I took action if I ever wanted to bring Patch Adams to the UK.

And so I got in touch with The JOY Agency to start organising a 2018 conference.

Lo and behold!

Patch is travelling in Europe in April this year and could potentially be in London on … 25th April 2017.

The date was set and Patch accepted the invitation! Happy days!

  • When? Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 10:30am (doors open) to 5pm
  • Where? Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
  • How much? £125 until 28 February, £150 until 31 March, then £175

Please note there are only 120 places available and a lot already taken. This is last chance to pay £125 only.

To read more about the Patch Adams day www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughter/living-life-joy-patch-adams/.

And to book
www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/living-life-joy-workshop-patch-adams/.

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

Red Nose Day Laughter Fundraiser in Hartlepool 24 March

The Red Nose Day theme this year is “Make you laugh matter” – Laughter Yoga Professionals will share laughter in many locations around the country on 24 March 2017.

This is just ONE day in the year – make your laugh matter every day!

Please sponsor me in North-East England on Hartlepool Marina by the museum at 12noon on 24 March on https://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/laughteryogamaster or the team on https://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/LaughterYogaProfessionals.

Bringing laughter into your own life is the first step to changing the world!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and fundraising opportunities, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Science and Practice of Laughter workshop in Kent 8 March

Chris trained in January 2011 and has now invited me to run a workshop in Kent.

Organised by Chris Purcell and the Personagraphy Club in Crowborough, Kent, this one day experiential workshop will be a mix of laughter exercises, meditation, breathing techniques, games and discussion.

Chris explains: “Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh without relying on humour, jokes and comedy. It is a non-bendy, non-intrusive, all-inclusive, fun ‘workout’ that benefits people mentally as well as emotionally and also improves physical health as they laugh regularly. Laughter Yoga is easy and is for anyone irrespective of background or current status.”

  • When? Saturday, 8 April 2017 from 9:30am (doors open) to 4pm
  • Where? All Saints Old Church Hall, Church Road, Crowborough TN6 1ED
  • How much? £50 (includes refreshments, lunch, manual and certificate)

Workshop content:

  • Introduction to the history, concept and philosophy of the LY movement
  • Why do we need to laugh more today and how to laugh – understand the
    range of LY benefits to health and wellbeing
  • Explore movement of the diaphragm and how it affects stress and relaxation
  • Complete a Laughter Yoga session with exercises, meditation and relaxation
  • Learn to laugh alone by adding exercises to your daily routines
  • Learn to cultivate the four elements: singing, dancing, playing and laughing
  • Participation in a laugh, dance and games party
  • Find out how to get involved in Laughter Yoga and learn the strategies to
    bring more laughter into your life

A Laughter Yoga e-manual and certificate from UnitedMind will be provided.

Please note that this workshop is open to all and you can book your place by completing and returning the form on Science & Practice of Laughter workshop v5.

If you have any questions or need more information about this workshop please contact Chris Purcell on chrispurcelluk@yahoo.co.uk or call him on 07919 442032

For more information about UnitedMind’s laughter workshops and training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training SPECIAL 20-21 April

The course on 2-3 March in London is now full and our next training will be exciting in a different way as you will be learning from Laughter Yoga Master Trainer, Lotte Mikkelsen, AS WELL AS a guest teacher from the US, Daily Laughers’ Founder, Dave Berman.

This 2-day certified training is an amazing choice for developing personal and professional skills, communication, confidence, presentation and much more.

Come as a newbie or come as Laughter Yoga Leader and refresh your skills!

I have laughed on the Daily Laughers YouTube Channel four times and you can visit Dave Berman on Daily Laughers and listen in on laughs and discussions – the ones with Dave interviewing me are viewable on

If you have any questions or need more information about our laughter training and workshops, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Association UK Committee and first meeting

Laughter Association UK had our first meeting online on 5 February 2017.

Among the many topics up for discussion was the forming of the Committee for Laughter Association UK. The committee is elected by the members and sits for 12 months.

The next meeting online on Skype is on Monday 6 March 2017 at 7-9pm.

Please join Laughter Association UK and be part of making therapeutic laughter count as personal and professional methods for stress management, communication skills, and team building in the UK.

Laughter Association’s members facilitate and teach to highest standards, delivering training and workshops based on therapeutic laughter, Laughter Yoga and other laughter-based skills as professional services.

Workshops and training delivered by members follow the regulations and standards outlined by the organisation.

If you missed the launch please read the official press release.

Laughter Conference and Festival 9-11 June at Cabourne Parva

Great bands and musicians, cool workshops and inspiring speakers.

An incredible gathering of the most positive people, raising the energy and co-creating the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

The happiest weekend of the year!

Book your place on www.laughterfestival.org.uk.

  • When? Friday 9-11 June starting 9 June with a Laughter Conference
  • Where? Cabourne Parva, Lincolnshire, LN7 6DR
  • How much? £85 for the Laughter Conference and the Laughter Festival, £68 for Laughter Festival only (fees available until 1 April 2017)

1 – 2 – 5 Day Training Courses

UnitedMind has delivered Laughter Yoga Training since 2007 and laughter coaching and workshops since 2002.

The experience I bring to my students and colleagues far exceeds the content of any training programme rolled out by Laughter Yoga Internation.

At the same time I am true to the content and outcome of the 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning, 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training, and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

If you are curious about bringing more laughter into your life you may wish to start learning Laughter Yoga Skills for yourself on the 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning course.

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training may be your next step to bringing more laughter into your life as well as sharing laughter with others in a laughter club or other community groups.

When you venture onto the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training you learn more than just laughter, breathing, Gibberish, coaching, and other elements of the practice of Laughter Yoga.

Undobtedly an experience that takes you further on a journey of removing the ego that drives us to being protective of our work and self, to that of a teacher who creates leaders with whom we can all grow and share the space of spreading joy, happiness, and thriving communities.

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on this course is outstanding.

However, no matter how successful you go on to become – never assume you know it all!

There are always lessons to be learned and I have lots to share with you…

A real and fun beginning of the future, bringing you to the present moment!

The video below is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • ONLINE in May 2017 – 2, 9, 16, 23
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London FULL
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 22-23 July 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £175 early /£225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £595 early / £750
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans FULL
  • 26-27 August 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 03-04 August Durham £550 early / £750

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 03-04 May 2017 10am-3pm Online £175early /£225

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

  • 23 March 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News February 2017

Welcome to February 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • Scope Face 2 Face workshop review
  • Laughter Association UK upcoming meeting
  • Additional 1-day training to teach you valuable life skills, 4 February and 23 April
  • Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham
  • First Laughter Therapists certified!
  • Laughter Yoga Leader vs Laughter Yoga Teacher
  • Special training proposal for 2017 – last chance!
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Scope Face 2 Face workshop

Scope is a charity organisation who works to create equal opportunities for disabled people, making it possible to even out differences.

As part of their support Face 2 Face is the befrienders group that connects parents with disabled children for emotional and practical support.

It was a real priviledge to run a 2-hour Laughter Workshop with Face 2 Face and more than 50 parents and share some laughter, fun and games.

There are many challenges arising from raising a disabled child and few of them are related to our parenting skills, mostly the communities and society around us create obstacles that parents face and with a disabled child the challenges seem even more mountainous and steep.

Laughter Yoga does not provide a solution to all issues, however, when practiced regularly we give ourselves the opportunity to cope with daily ups and downs in a resourceful way.

Over 50 parents laughed, spoke Gibberish, laughed some more and enjoyed a lovely lunch togehter.

Thank you to Scope for making sharing and caring possible!

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

Laughter Association UK upcoming meeting

Laughter Association UK is excited to invite Laughter Professionals to a meeting at Aboyne Lodge School in St. Albans.

This is the first meeting held by the organisation who aims to create standardisation and professional conduct working with Stress Management, Team Building, and Communication Skills using professional laughter skills.

Please join us and be part of making laughter count as personal and professional training methods in the UK.

Laughter Association’s members facilitate and teach to highest standards, delivering training and workshops based on therapeutic laughter, Laughter Yoga and other laughter-based skills as professional services.

It is exciting that there are two organisations in the UK, Laughter Association UK and Laughter Yoga UK (not to be confused with Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd) and we recommend visiting both organisations to find your Laughter Professional for your job.

If you missed the launch please read the official press release.

Additional 1-day training to teach you valuable life skills

Not everyone who learns Laughter Yoga want to present the techniques.

In the past many people have come on the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training with the aim to learn laughter skills for their own lives.

The great (old) news is that there is a 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course available to teach you techniques to enhance laughter in your life and those you care about.

The 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course is running in St. Albans on 4th February 2017 at Aboyne Lodge School on Etna Road and what is really good news is that a date has been added, you can now book 23 April 2017 to learn Laughter Yoga.

Here is a little recap on the 1-day programme:

What you learn during this one day of training includes

  • the background for the practice of Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga exercises to practice for yourself
  • breathing exercises important for your health and wellbeing
  • learn how to share Laughter Yoga with your friends and family
  • lots more about laughter and the benefits

This day is for anyone and it is even ideal for your workplace training day!

Bringing laughter into your own life is the first step to changing the world!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham

When? Saturday, 28 October 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where? Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B3 7SX (just across the road from Moor Street Station)
How much? £30.00 per ticket (plus service fee)

This is an open day for Laughter Yoga professionals together with people from voluntary organisations, community groups and health professionals to attend to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of having a daily laughter practice.

There will be speakers during the morning session discussing Laughter Yoga and health issues. In the afternoon there will be a 1-hour Laughter Yoga session and opportunities for networking with your peers.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival in the morning and at the start of the afternoon session.

Book your place while there are still spaces available!

First Certified Laughter Therapists!

April 2016 saw the launch of a new programme, the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training.

An amazing programme for professional development has not begun unfolding in the UK and I am excited that there are now two certified specialists who have been through the 2-day training and continued on to complete their two case studies, their dissertation and their presentation of results and findings.

Welcome Kathryn Armstrong and Mel Bloch!

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is the first laughter programme that takes you beyond the training room and into real live situations when you facilitate your case studies. The programme starts with the 2-day Laughter Therapist Training and continues on for 6-12 months until your programme completes.

This training is for Laughter Professionals and other health professionals with backgrounds in holistic therapies as well as talk therapies.

Full details of the course are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/.

Please contact us on email for more information, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader vs Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training may be your first step to bringing more laughter into your life.

When you venture onto the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training you learn more than just laughter, breathing, Gibberish, coaching, and other elements of the practice of Laughter Yoga.

The experience takes you further on a journey of removing the ego that drives us to being protective of our work and self, to that of a teacher who creates leaders with whom we can all grow and share the space of spreading joy, happiness, and thriving communities.

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on this course is outstanding.

The video below is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach the courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • ONLINE in February 2017 – 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £175 early /£225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £595 early / £750
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

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

  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £550 early / £750
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 03-04 August Durham £550 early / £750

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 03-04 May 2017 10am-3pm Online £175early /£225

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

  • 23 February 2017 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News January 2017

Welcome to January 2017

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • Welcome to 2017
  • Laughter Association UK official launch
  • Special training proposal for 2017
  • 1-day training to bring you laughter for life
  • Laughter Workshops at Northumbria University Newcastle
  • Laughter shared is life changed
  • Laughter training opportunities
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Welcome to a brand new year!

The New Year brings a lot of exciting news and events, celebrations with laughter and ways to learn laughter.

It is a time of renewal with the ground beginning to break and starting to bloom with the early sprouting snowdrops.

Laughter grows from deep within, too. And sometimes it takes the time of reflection over winter before idea blossoms and inspiration hits the heart.

UnitedMind is ready with laughter coaching, training, workshops, and other events to help you gain momentum and reach your goals in 2017 from a place of mindfulness, joyfulness and stresseless living.

We celebrate 15 years in business out of which 10 years have been as a limited company, 10 years of teaching Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training, 5 years of training Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, and many other amazing anniversaries.

I absolutely LOVE this work, and I love the difference it makes to real people in real lives.

Please step into laughter now – no more putting it off.

There is a world of change awaiting and laughter really does make a world of a difference!

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

Laughter Association UK official launch!

Laughter Association UK has its official launch on 1st January as the professional organisation that brings together Certified Laughter Teachers and Facilitators most of whom are running laughter clubs, laughter training, laughter workshops and other laughter-based events around the UK.

All members of Laughter Association UK are professionals who deliver workshops and training programmes to highest standards as they all have their training, continued professional development and their professional insurance in place making them safe choices for running workshops at your events.

With the launch it is in the hope you will welcome any of Laughter Association’s members onto your premises to facilitate and to teach training and workshops based on therapeutic laughter, Laughter Yoga and other laughter-based skills knowing that you will be provided with second to none services.

Read the official press release.

Special Laughter Training proposal

The new year brings new standards and new training fees. There are new organisations, and there are many businesses who already have started taking laughter seriously.

UnitedMind has a unique training offer altogether, and have put together a programme that will cover you from Leader to Teacher to Coach to Therapist and have included Gibberish as well as a few hours of business coverage. I hope you will take the opportunity and take advantage of this complete programme.

You can click on the links to read about the individual programmes.

The Complete Laughter Yoga Teacher Package Special Offer £645

  • Laughter Yoga Leader value £175 (early bird) £225 (full fee)
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher £595 (early bird) £750 (full fee)
  • Laughter Yoga Coach £95 (early bird) £150 (full fee)
  • Gibberish Coach £95 (early bird) £150 (full fee)
  • Total value £960 (early bird) £1,275 (full fee)

Book on www.unitedmind.co.uk in St. Albans and London or in Durham on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

The Complete Laughter Teacher and Therapist Package £945

  • Laughter Yoga Leader value £175 (early bird) £225 (full fee)
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher non-accommodation £595 (early bird) £750 (full fee)
  • Laughter Yoga Coach £95 (early bird) £150 (full fee)
  • Gibberish Coach £95 (early bird) £150 (full fee)
  • Laughter Therapist £550 (early bird) £750 (full fee)
  • Total value £1,355 (early bird) £2,070 (full fee)

Book on www.unitedmind.co.uk in St Albans and London or in Durham on /www.unitedmind.co.uk.

The special offers are available to book until Monday 9th January 2017.

Please also remember that the 2016 early bird booking fees are available to book until 31st December 2016:

  • Laughter Yoga Leader Training £150 including Gibberish Training
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £550
  • Laughter Therapist Training £495

Full details and dates are listed further down and you can always find information on www.unitedmind.co.uk or by contacting us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

1-day training to bring you laughter for life

The new year is certainly set to be another exciting one for laughter!

The 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course is running in St. Albans on 4th February 2017 at Aboyne Lodge School on Etna Road and is already half-full after having been announced in the December 2016 newsletter. Here is a little recap on the 1-day programme:

What you learn during this one day of training includes

  • the background for the practice of Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga exercises to practice for yourself
  • breathing exercises important for your health and wellbeing
  • learn how to share Laughter Yoga with your friends and family
  • lots more about laughter and the benefits

This is what it is all about: an ideal day if you want to learn Laughter Yoga but you are uncertain about wanting to run a Laughter Club or laughter sessions. It is also ideal as a taster before you venture onto the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader or 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher training courses.

It is even ideal for your workplace training day!

Bringing laughter into your own life is the first step to changing the world!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Workshops at Northumbria University Newcastle

As part of her third year dissertation I will be working with Sophie Bradshaw to complete a set of laughter workshops with measured outcomes. The laughter sessions will be taking place at Northumbria University Newcastle on 9th and 16th January 2017 and we are inviting you to join us from 1pm to 2pm.

Laughter shared is life changed

The year is already being filled with bookings for laughter workshops in organisations where disabled people have same opportunities as everyone else, where people living with cancer constantly change their lives, where children’s future is not defined by their past, where businesses come together to create positive change through focus and determination, universities, companies, and private groups.

The work of a Laughter Facilitator changes lives and I always say that I would rather run the workshop for you than not, and we will always find a way!

Get in touch to get a quote for your team or to receive more information about sharing laughter in your workplace or in life outside work and study, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter training opportunities

This video is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer I feel truly blessed to work with inspiring and motivated people who go from being leaders to becoming teachers.

They take on communities, countries, universes to pave the way for positive change, and I am with them, with you, all the way.

Laughter Yoga Leaders take the initial step towards sharing laughter on a big scale and the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is just the beginning. It is the course where you find out if this is for you and you discover how you can create a positive impact in your own life as well as those you encounter.

Laughter Yoga Teachers mean business even moreso as they come with a determination to create more Laughter Yoga Leaders so the ripple effect of the laughter work we all do become multiplied.

When you train you learn to bring therapeutic laughter into areas of your life where it makes a real difference.

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach in London, St Albans, Blackpool, Durham, and online.

Please note that Laughter Yoga Training fees are due to increase based on the USD-GBP exchange rate that has changed dramatically over the past year, you can book at old rates for the rest of 2016!

Our courses run in the following locations:

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

Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • ONLINE in January 2017 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 07-08 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News December 2016

Welcome to December 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • Give the gift of laughter…
  • Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Training
  • Laughter Yoga – an advanced coping strategy
  • Training your team to share Laughter Yoga
  • Gibberish training in Durham, St Albans and Online
  • Laughter training opportunities
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Give the gift of laughter!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but for many people it is not the most wonderful time of the year and life challenges seem to be what is in focus – for young as well as old and older.

Laughter has the potential of brightening up someone’s life and with the daily practice of prolonged laughter it becomes a method of coping with life’s ups and downs.

However, just because you laugh it doesn’t mean your challenges and circumstances vanish, all it means is that your put yourself in a frame of mind where you can deal with what you face – perhaps even from a positive angle…

Laughter is for everyone, telephone laughter may not be for everyone even if I believe it is. However, it is a structure to kick off your laughter habit. Give it a try and find out for yourself!

And give it to someone you care about, someone you care for, work with, someone you love, like, don’t know, know very well, someone who loves laughing but may find it difficult at time to access their joy.

The Telephone Laughter Club started in 2008 as a structure for me to manage stress and health concerns in my own life.

Visit the UnitedMind Online Shop to find telephone laughter subscriptions, books, DVDs, CDs, training courses and other workshops that can easily be gifted to anyone special in your life.

It has become a great please to start your day, have a break or to finish your day on a high.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Basic Learning

The new year is already set to be another exciting one for laughter!

Finally the 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course is in the diary and set to run in St. Albans on 4th February 2017 at Aboyne Lodge School on Etna Road.

What you learn during this one day of training includes

  • the background for the practice of Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga exercises to practice for yourself
  • breathing exercises important for your health and wellbeing
  • learn how to share Laughter Yoga with your friends and family
  • lots more about laughter and the benefits

This 1-day training is ideal if you want to learn Laughter Yoga but you have doubts about wanting to run a Laughter Club or laughter sessions. It is also ideal as a taster before you venture onto the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader or 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher training courses.

Bringing laughter into your own life is the first step to changing the world!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place at 2016 rates, £95 early bird rate, in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter – an advanced coping strategy

Life is not always peachy and jolly good. But we have choice!

For many years I thought I should be laughing all the time because I teach people to laugh and if I didn’t practice what I teach then there would be something not quite right.

Suddenly it dawned on me that there is no life where there is only laughter, and if someone only laughs then there is something really wrong.

You cannot cover up for life and emotions, feelings and events, it all manifests in many ways when we suppress our emotions and our need for self-expression.

I love laughing – it brings the best out in me and in others, in the only moment there is, now!

Guess what!?

I like crying, too, because I create balance and it brings me to a place where real laughter truly emerges and becomes a real coping tool.

Laughter creates the basis for moving forward instead of remaining stuck in what is often the past. We forget the present moment when we are stuck in the past and only worry about the future.

You cannot laugh in the past and in the future – just like breathing, it happens now!

Laughter teaches you to be present and to be mindful, compassionate, and honest.

With Laughter Yoga you learn the physicality of laughter, the impact on your body, your mind, your health – all of you.

Sometimes, though, there are elements of yourself that need to be released and that is where Laughter Therapy works wonders. Uncovering layers that may not even reveal themselves other than by way of a sense of feeling lighter in yourself.

Training your team to share Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga Training also happens in other places than the designated classrooms in St Albans, Durham, Blackpool and London.

The training takes place around the country in workplaces where teams are being trained to deliver laughter workshops and laughter coaching to staff as well as service users – on your dates and at your venue so it fits in with you and your team’s busy schedule.

It is a great opportunity to get your team together and learn ways of lowering stress levels, heightening staff morale, boosting creativity and motivation, improve teamwork, and creating a great outlook within your team and for your team.

UnitedMind delivers the following certified training courses to workplaces in the UK

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course
  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

Workplaces who laugh work better than workplaces without laughter!

Get in touch to get a quote for your team or to receive more information about learning Laughter Yoga with your team, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Training in Durham, St Albans, Online

The Gibberish training in Durham was scheduled for 26 November but following a motorway encounter between my little Renault and a big lorry it has been rescheduled for 14 January 2017.

This is a great opportunity in Durham and the only Gibberish in the diary in 2017!

You may think it is pure nonsense – but there is lots more to Gibberish!

It is a complete skillset that allows you to communicate from a different perspective than the usual one of defence and control, being right and attacking.

Through the use of Gibberish we tap into resources of playful attitude, unresolved anger, frustration, unexpressed joy, and we cathart – we let it out and let it go without hurting anyone!

The Certified Gibberish Training Day is fun and serious at the same time as we talk through the basics and learn through exercises.

This day is available to book in Durham, St. Albans, online, or as a training day for your team.

Never underestimate the power of Gibberish in a team, in a workplace, in a relationship, in a family, everywhere.

Just to recap on the available dates:

  • 14 January 2017 in Durham £95 early / £150
  • 30 January 2017 Online £95 early / £150
  • 19 March 2017 in St Albans £95 early / £150
  • Your workplace or with your group at date(s) to suit you!

For more information for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

To book your place please visit our Online Shop.

Laughter training opportunities

This video is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer I feel truly blessed to work with inspiring and motivated people who go from being leaders to becoming teachers.

They take on communities, countries, universes to pave the way for positive change, and I am with them, with you, all the way.

Laughter Yoga Leaders take the initial step towards sharing laughter on a big scale and the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is just the beginning. It is the course where you find out if this is for you and you discover how you can create a positive impact in your own life as well as those you encounter.

Laughter Yoga Teachers mean business even moreso as they come with a determination to create more Laughter Yoga Leaders so the ripple effect of the laughter work we all do become multiplied.

When you train you learn to bring therapeutic laughter into areas of your life where it makes a real difference.

The workshops I have been fortunate to be invited to run have been with the NHS, Cancer Trusts, Universities, MS Society, Care Homes, Private Companies, Large Corporations, Banks, Media Companies, TV Production Companies, Health Organisations and many more plus those I have passed onto my Certified Leaders and Teachers.

And that is only in 2016!

Are you looking to learn Laughter Yoga?

Wait no longer!

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach in London, St Albans, Blackpool, Durham, and online.

Remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about as well as those you work with.

Please notes that Laughter Yoga Training fees are due to increase based on the USD-GBP exchange rate that has changed dramatically over the past year, you can book at old rates for the rest of 2016!

Our courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • ONLINE in January 2017 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 07-08 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News November 2016

Welcome to November 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • CBBC Operation OUCH! Hospital Takeover
  • ISMA National Stress Awareness Day
  • A note on laughing with people living with cancer
  • Certified Gibberish Coach
  • Laughter Training – the real deal!
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

CBBC Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover

EXCITING!

CBBC have now confirmed the transmission dates for the new series Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover.

Excitingly the episode that we and the investigation in to laughter feature in is…

Episode 1!

This episode will be aired on Monday 31st October at 5pm on CBBC.

You can also catch up with it on Iplayer.!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and the benefits of practicing laughter for no reason, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

ISMA National Stress Awareness Day

Stress can be a real killer, both in the workplace and in our day to day lives.

Stress Awareness Day was established by ISMA (Interntational Stress Manament Association), where UnitedMind holds a Corporate Membership, and is held on the second Wednesday of November every year.

This year on Wednesday 2 November 2016

UnitedMind are keen to promote and emphasise the importance of bringing laughter for wellness, team bonding, and stress management into the workplace, and we are happy that the theme for this year’s focus on stress is ‘Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment’.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling stress, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughing with People living with Cancer

Throughout the year I have had the privilege to laugh with a large number of groups and organisations supporting people living with cancer.

There is a real stigma surrounding the topic of laughing when you experience cancer yourself or your near and dear ones have been diagnosed.

In my work with various groups and individuals I never intend to offend anyone or be arrogant about the work I do, and I take it very seriously when it comes to the benefits of laughing and allowing ourselves to experience true catharsis.

Laughter offers great release.

But we find ways to avoid laughing because of old conditioning telling us it is inappropriate or insulting.

Yet laughter is more appropriate than anything when faced with challenges!

In October one of the workshops for a cancer information day was nearly cancelled because of low expectations to turn-out. I am happy to say that we kept it in the programme and the turnout was almost a whopping 40 people who came to laugh (as well as hear from the doctors).

There is ALWAYS room for laughter!

Especially when we try to cope.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with cancer, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Certified Gibberish Coach

You may think it is pure nonsense – or you may not have any thoughts about Gibberish whatsoever.

However, if you do think it is nonsense, you are right!

But there is more to Gibberish than nonsense…

It is a complete skillset that allows you to communicate from a different perspective than the usual one of defence and control, being right and attacking.

Through the use of Gibberish we tap into resources of playful attitude, unresolved anger, frustration, unexpressed joy, and we cathart – we let it out and let it go without hurting anyone!

The Certified Gibberish Training Day is fun and serious at the same time as we talk through the basics and learn through exercises.

This day is available to book in Durham, St. Albans, online, or as a training day for your team.

Never underestimate the power of Gibberish in a team, in a workplace, in a relationship, in a family, everywhere.

Just to recap on the available dates:

  • 26 November 2016 in Durham £95 early / £150
  • 26 January 2017 Online £95 early / £150
  • 19 March 2017 in St Albans £95 early / £150
  • Your workplace or with your group at date(s) to suit you!

For more information for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

To book your place please visit our Online Shop.

Laughter Training – the real deal!

It has been four years since I facilitated the first 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK.

This video is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers:

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer I feel truly blessed to work with inspiring and motivated people who go from being leaders to becoming teachers.

They take on communities, countries, universes to pave the way for positive change, and I am with them, with you, all the way.

Laughter Yoga Leaders take the initial step towards sharing laughter on a big scale and the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is just the beginning. It is the course where you find out if this is for you and you discover how you can create a positive impact in your own life as well as those you encounter.

Laughter Yoga Teachers mean business even moreso as they come with a determination to create more Laughter Yoga Leaders so the ripple effect of the laughter work we all do become multiplied.

When you train you learn to bring therapeutic laughter into areas of your life where it makes a real difference.

The workshops I have been fortunate to be invited to run have been with the NHS, Cancer Trusts, Universities, MS Society, Care Homes, Private Companies, Large Corporations, Banks, Media Companies, TV Production Companies, Health Organisations and many more plus those I have passed onto my Certified Leaders and Teachers. And that is only in 2016!

Are you looking to learn Laughter Yoga?

Wait no longer!

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach in London, St Albans, Blackpool, Durham, and online.

Remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about as well as those you work with.

Our courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE in January 2017 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

  • 10-11 December 2016 St Albans £495 early / £795
  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 07-08 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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

Laughter News October 2016

Welcome to October 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • World Mental Health Day
  • Laughter Association UK
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • Laughter Therapy for the health of it
  • Recap on MS Life 2016
  • Recap on World Peace Day 2016
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

World Mental Health Day 2016

Information from WHO:

“The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, covers “psychological first aid”.

Efforts in support of the day will focus on basic pragmatic psychological support by people who find themselves in a helping role whether they be health staff, teachers, firemen, community workers, or police officers.

Despite its name, psychological first aid covers both psychological and social support.”

The practice of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy has the potential of bringing about positive change and help people cope with the highs and lows of life.

UnitedMind will be sharing laughter in a number of organisations throughout the UK during October. There is only one World Mental Health Day, yet every day we experience the effect of poor mental and physical health.

We bring focus and change to what matters!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and mental health, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Association UK

Practicing and facilitating laughter workshops, training, and coaching is a real profession.

And we are getting organised to promote our mutual passion for creating lasting change with therapeutic laughter for healthy, happy and stressless living.

The Laughter Association UK is a long-awaited initiative kicked off by UnitedMind. It is still very much in its budding but with members who are highly trained laughter professionals delivering market-ready workshops, training, and coaching to the public and private sectors coming together to create structure and standards that make sense to us all.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and mental health, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

Why would you even consider becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher?

Many people venture onto the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training to find ways to bring more laughter into their lives.

This initial training is a fantastic first step in terms of finding out if Laughter Yoga is for you and also start the discovery of how and where you want to share laughter.

However, there are limitations which are covered in depth at the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Becoming a teacher paves the way for a potentially greater confidence in delivering professional workshops and eventually starting teaching other people to become Laughter Yoga Leaders.

You learn to facilitate laughter workshops including relaxation methods for grounding purposes, we discuss teaching, and bringing laughter to various settings, uncovering the full benefits to individuals and groups.

And remember…

…the 5 days are only the beginning!

  • What are you looking to bring to life?
  • …to change if you had a choice?
  • …to add to something that may already seem perfect?

We get close because what we do matters, and we create change because we have the choice.

To read more about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/ or to book your place on a residential or non-residential course please visit our Online Shop.

Just to recap on the available dates:

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

Residential (fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately:

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695

Non-residential:

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 07-11 August 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

For more information about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Therapy for the Health of it

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is a unique programme from UnitedMind, developed by UnitedMind.

The course runs over two days but does not end there.

Over a period of 6-12 months the delegates will run community programmes that benefit the groups and/or individuals they work with long-term.

The programmes will run from 8-12 weeks per case study and UnitedMind will be happy to issue a letter of authentication of the delegates participation in the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training programme.

This course is ideal for people who work with health and mental health clients, as therapist or with counselling, in the NHS or privately.

Having a therpeutic background is not a requirement but it is highly recommended.

Being a Laughter Yoga Professional is not a requirement either.

The programme covers laughter for no reason from a psychological and philosophical perspective, happiness, neuroplasticity basics, improvisation, the cathartic process, and lots more.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/):

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

  • 10-11 December 2016 St Albans £495 early / £795
  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

If you would like to join the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training and start bringing laughter to your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Recap on MS Life 2016, London

The MS Life event was organised to perfection.

There were activities and lectures, talks and networking for everyone.

We laughed in the Get Active Zone on Saturday 17th September at the close of the day and it was great laugh!

As a reminder, I started laughing on the telephone every day from 2008 when I received an MS diagnosis.

You can read the complete story of The Telephone Laughter Club on www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughterclubs/telephonelaughterclub/telephonelaughterstory/.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and MS, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Recap on World Peace Day 21 September 2016

The Laughter Club International (UK) celebrated our 1st Laughter for UN International World Peace Day in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 21st September 2016!

We laughed for World Peace Day by Grey’s Monument which was in fact quite appropriate as Mr Grey was a persistant stand for peace in those days.

Freelance photographer David Whinham joined us for a few moments and we found ourselves mentioned on NEWZULU later that afternoon.

http://report.newzulu.com/en/photos/life/2016-09-21/26129/uk-laughter-ambassador-celebrates-world-peace-day.html#f=0/278270

Next year we will laugh again for World Peace and hope we will be joined by many more!

PS We do laugh EVERY DAY for World Peace in case you were wondering!

Get in touch to learn how to create peace within and outside with laughter, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Dates for Certified Laughter Yoga Training

If you want to be certain you train in London, St Albans, Blackpool, and Durham please reserve your place now…

We are getting close to another season of celebrations – remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about, and those you work with.

Our courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • 06-07 October 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 October 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE in October 2016 – 3, 10, 17, 24
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

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

  • 10-11 December 2016 St Albans £495 early / £795
  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 26-27 October 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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 September 2016

Welcome to September 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • MS Life 2016
  • Non-residential Teacher Training
  • World Peace Day 2016
  • Therapeutic laughter or laughter therapy
  • 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Skills
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

MS Life 2016, London

In 2012 and 2014 I shared Laughter Yoga at the MS Life bi-annual event in Manchester.

It is exciting that MS Life 2016 will be held in London and I will continue to share laughter with people living with MS on Saturday 17 September.

Please read the recent press releast on MS Society Press Release Lotte Mikkelsen St Albans Hertfordshire.

Sisters and brother

My background with MS is a long one that started around 1990 when my sister was diagnosed with MS. She died in 1991 only one year following the diagnosis.

I never thought of MS as a hereditary condition.

Until January 2008 when I had the diagnosis MS.

To cut a long story short, I cried solidly for a few weeks and then I started The Telephone Laughter Club where we started laughing at 7am until 7:10am seven days a week – and it was great. Now we don’t laugh at weekend (haha)…

It was a means for me to combat stress. Through laughing every day I was hoping to avoid relapses which occur when your body is worn down, typically from too much stress nagging at your immune system.

What a kick!

Do I have MS today?

I honestly do not know, and I am currently looking for sponsorship for research in the area of the impact of laughter on MS including having a new and updated MRI scan.

The Telephone Laughter Club laughs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am – only 10 minutes of laughter in the morning to kick off on a high sets you up for a great day. We top it up at 12noon to 12:10pm and finish the day from 6:30pm to 6:40pm.

You can read the complete story of The Telephone Laughter Club on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughterclubs/telephonelaughterclub/telephonelaughterstory/.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and MS, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Non-residential Certified Laughter Teacher Training

Since 2012 the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK has been a residential training running from 7am to 9:30pm most days and evening.

This is now changing – and so are the times!

From 2017 the 5-day training will be held as non-residential training in St Albans and Durham. We continue to have residential training in Hemel Hempstead.

  • Monday starts at 10am
  • Tuesday to Friday start at 8am
  • Monday to Thursday finish at 6pm
  • Friday finishes at 4pm.

We cover everything as covered in the residential training, we just have shorter breaks during the days.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people living nearby or within easy commute, and as you are responsible for your own accommodation and food, you get exactly what you want.

To read more about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/ or to book your place on a residential or non-residential course please visit our Online Shop.

Just to recap on the available dates:

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

Residential (fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately:

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695

Non-residential:

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 07-11 August 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

For more information about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717..

Laughter for World Peace Day 21 September 2016

The Laughter Club International (UK) will be celebrating our 1st Laughter for World Peace Day in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 21st September 2016!

We meet and laugh for World Peace Day on 21st September 2016 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm at the following address:

The Monument
Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 7AL

Please book in advance by contacting us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Therapeutic Laughter or Laughter Therapy

Laughter Therapy is NOT Laughter Yoga and is not connected with Laughter Yoga International!

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is a unique programme from UnitedMind, developed by UnitedMind.

The course runs over two days but does not end there. Over a period of 6-12 months the delegates will run community programmes that benefit the groups and/or individuals they work with long-term. The programmes will run from 8-12 weeks per case study and UnitedMind will be happy to issue a letter of authentication of the delegates participation in the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training programme.

This course is ideal for people who work with health and mental health clients, as therapist or with counselling, in the NHS or privately.

Having a therpeutic background is not a requirement but it is highly recommended.

Being a Laughter Yoga Professional is not a requirement either.

The programme covers laughter for no reason from a psychological and philosophical perspective, happiness, neuroplasticity basics, improvisation, the cathartic process, and lots more.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/):

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

  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £695
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £695

If you would like to join the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training and start bringing laughter to your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning

The 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning training is for YOU and YOUR life – focusing on laughter, learning the background and more importantly the experience of unconditional laughter for life, without teaching you the presentation skills which is part of the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training when you have a desire to start a Laughter Club or run Laughter Workshops.

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course runs in Durham on the following date (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-basic-learning/):

1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course

  • 18 November 2017 in Durham £75 early / £100
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

If you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Yoga Training

Courses are really popular!

If you want to make sure you train in London, St Albans, Blackpool, and Durham please don’t hesitate but reserve your place now…

Halfway through 2016 with 2017 courses filling up – a great present for yourself and those you care about, and those you work with.

Our courses run in the following locations:

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

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

  • 24-25 September 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 06-07 October 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 October 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE on October 2016
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 26-27 October 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 September 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

All fees are excluding travel and accommodation costs. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace, or concessions.

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

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

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