Laughter News October 2019

Welcome to October 2019

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

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

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

In October News we share the following…

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

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

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

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our October 2019 diary

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

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

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

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

We are more people than in the picture!

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

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

A few Thoughts from Yours Truly

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

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

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

You are in good hands with these amazing individuals!

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

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

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

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

I do remember you – I remember all of you.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

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

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

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

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

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 70 tickets left!

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

Meet Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot

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

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

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

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

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living laughter in workplaces

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is ever the same!

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

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

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

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

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

To Danes in England

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

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

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

There are over 125 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

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

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Maggie Irving, Drama PhD and Clown

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

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

Please welcome Maggie Irving!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Laughter News September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

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

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

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

In September News we share the following…

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

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

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

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our September 2019 diary

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

September is no less busy!

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

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Reflection on August from Yours Truly

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

Then we can hear our heart best.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

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

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

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

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 77 tickets left!

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

Meet Maggie Irving – Drama PhD and Clown

Maggie Irving – where do I begin!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Therapist – a deep dive

Laughter Therapist Teachers
Melanie Bloch and Lotte Mikkelsen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Therapy cannot be learned online.

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

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

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

Laughter Coach – in practice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

There are over 125 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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

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

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

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

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

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

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

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

In August News we share the following…

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

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

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

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our August 2019 diary

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

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

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

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

The Wellness Movement

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Reflection on July from Yours Truly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 85 tickets left!

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

Meet Robert Rivest – Comic Mime Artist and more…

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

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

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

Picture approved for sharing by Robert Rivest

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

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

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

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

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion REVIEW


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

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

And then there were some new Laughter Ambassadors, too.

What came of it?

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

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

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

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

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

Design by Ed Hollingsbee

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training…

…more than just a great idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training January 2019

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

That is, of course, in my humble opinion…

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

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

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

There are over 120 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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

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

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

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

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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

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

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

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

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