Laughter News May 2021

Welcome to May 2021

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

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

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In May News we share the following…

  1. Make More of May from Yours Truly
  2. Join Sha Hussain and Lotte Mikkelsen when we celebrate World Laughter Day
    with mindfulness and Laughter Yoga for HR Professionals on 30 April
  3. Feeling comfortable and confident being in the room
  4. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
    and World Laughter Day in May
    Oldies but Goodies – the all important:
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders
  6. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  7. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

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Make More of May from Yours Truly

Spring is showing its beautiful face in Britain and people are shedding the layers.

As we venture out to enjoy the growing warmth from the sun we leave dreary thoughts behind and go smiling forward with new hope.

As I reflected on the past many months (which I do regularly) I realised I have not been in London since March 2020.

The days when I was teaching and running workshops in person 4-5 times a week, seems longer ago yet it is such a short time in an adult life.

However, there are other challenges ahead than travelling to London. Things that are bigger than one person and with the increase in the mental health reality among otherwise seemingly healthy people we are entering May when we bring focus to this part of our lives with Mental Health Awareness Week from 10th to 16th May

We all have mental health.

We all hold responsibility for self care, in nurturing ourselves, or we cannot be there for those we love who are unable to get through the shifts.

How can we make more of May?

Everything in life is about being present. I think we forgot for a long time and became more present in the past year.

Present to life’s challenges, present to news we did not like, present to each other long distance, present to a challenge many faced like an ostrich, present to loneliness, present to phobias.

Maybe more importantly, we have become present to community, connection, love and what ties us together.

That, my reading friend, is worth making more of in May!

Share laughter, share joy, share tears, share openness, share your story.

Wishing you good physical, emotional and mental health.

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

World Laughter Day 30 April Preview with Sha and Lotte

Lotte Mikkelsen, leading Laughter Yoga expert, and Sha Hussain, award-winning wellbeing consultant, are once again teaming up to bring you a mental wellbeing check-in and Laughter Yoga session.

Every year World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May and this year we bring our special recipe to you in preparation for the day.

Sha and I thoroughly enjoyed hosting almost 100 HR professionals in January and hope you will be joining us on Friday 30th April at 11am-12:15pm.

Register your place on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-wellbeing-check-in-and-laughter-yoga-webinar-tickets-150986928969

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

Feeling comfortable and confident being in the room

As we are facing changes to our lives in lockdown circumstances, with less restrictions being introduced to our movement in society, there may be many questions arising.

Online laughter workshops and laughter training has been and continue to be very popular and UnitedMind experts are booked well into the year for online events with corporate business and organisations around the country and world.

With an investment in setup and infrastructure allowing staff to work comfortably from home online sessions will continue to play a big part in maintaining staff health on physical, mental and emotional levels.

The benefits to workplaces are central to productivity, less absenteism, staff retention, teamwork and stress management.

Laughter Yoga is not only about the laughter, there is a depth that can be experienced in online as well as in-person sessions.

The past years has shown a tremendous rise in the number of workshops booked for teams and groups, organisations and corporations. Key to many of these sessions has been the possibility and opportunity to connect people across borders, countries, continents without relying on traveling to venues thereby limiting the connection with colleagues around the globe.

Online workshops will continue to connect people at work!

When people are once again given permission to be together in office spaces we can once again share laughter in person. However, with this opportunity for connection in the same space we are also keen to make it a safe experience.

UnitedMind and our partners do all we can to ensure participants in our workshops and training feel confident, comfortable, and secure in the groups we facilitate.

If you are in doubt whether online or in person is right for you please contact us and we will discuss the options available.

Listening is what we do!

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

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Friday 30 April 2021 at 11am-12:15pm World Laughter Day Preview
  • Sunday 2 May 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
  • Sunday 6 June 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Thank you for your kindness.

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

The Telephone Laughter Club IS a great wake-up call

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

Change your outlook and you will change your life!

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

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Just a reminder of the training available to Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders this summer.

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together. We start this month!

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

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

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training as well as being a teamplayer in a field where we work best when we work together.

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We have waited a long time to be back in the classroom and we will be back in June 2021!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News April 2021

Welcome to April 2021

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

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

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

In April News we share the following…

  1. April Alchemy from Yours Truly
  2. Overcoming Overwhelm with Radka
  3. Right Up My Podcast – the podcast
  4. On the panel of illumi
  5. The Wellness Movement Diasy – essential events
  6. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
    and World Laughter Day in May
    Oldies but Goodies – the necessity:
  7. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders
  8. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

April Alchemy from Yours Truly

Always seize the moment for joy and laughter when it presents itself!

April and more spring is here now and it is an exceptional time to blossom and enjoy every growth that goes on in us and around us.

A great time to look at who we are, who we are becoming and who we really deep down want to be in this life.

Fine tune or find your tune!

The growing seeds of liberation and acknowledgement of the change we have felt over the past many months are bursting to manifest themselves in myriads of ways, and we are just vessels for change to unfold on a bigger scale when we embrace our soul’s joyful breath, our laughter, and our journey.

On this path of kindness, joy and creation we form friendships and alliances that are essential to how we can grow with each other and sometimes grow apart.

So many things have happened this past year and many of these things are outside where I see myself and my work flowing, growing, sharing and caring, and perhaps you reflect just the same.

We all have an abundance of potential but it does not mean we all know how to access this potential in the ways we imagine, and often we are in too much of a hurry to fully notice what we have and who we are, so we miss out on seeing what we can do differently and missing out on seeing the bigger picture.

Sometimes the best choice is to break free and go a different way than those who went before or went along.

I love teaching Laughter Yoga on all the leves of teaching there are.

Along the way I always look to create lasting connections and to co-operate with likeminded people in order to have a greater impact in the world than that of one person.

Undoubtedly, I am blessed with friendships and colleague-ships that are outstanding and rich on so many levels. Thank you all.

It is also okay to say no. To say, this is where the journey, relationship, co-creation, partnership, etc. ends – but right now is not the time.

It is a new spring and a new time ahead. I am reaching out with arms open to welcome you into the world of Lott’o’Laughter, of sharing Laughter Yoga together for greater health, resourcefulness and co-creation.

As we join our wisdom and creativity we alchemise the change we all need so much, lifting the energy, light and spirit of us all.

In my mind this April Alchemy made sense, and if all else fails… I wish you a wonderful month of April!

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Overcoming Overwhelm Virtual Online Forum by Radka Gimerova

Meeting Radka was a real honour. A mother, HR Professional, Transformational Coach, and Aroma Therapist with real inspiration and motivation to share for life and work.

Radka has organised a wonderful virtual online forum, Overcoming Overwhelm, and you are invited to register for free via the link, https://sparkyourbalance.com/event/.

Starting April 14th for 5 days, you will receive 2 experts interviews each day. All are designed to deliver not only the wisdom and tools to practice, but also a real experience for you to embrace.

A feeling of overwhelm can paralyse you in your movement at work or in life. Your ability to take action on even the tiniest things can feel undoable and you can easily feel trapped.

I feel privileged to be part of this super-charged panel of experts, and recommend the many facets that are being presented on how you can overcome feeling overwhelmed.

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

Right Up My Podcast

The Right Up My Podcase with Gwen and Katie – and Laughter Yoga – is live!

It is the season for podcasts and I am excited to soon introduce the next one on, with Irene Moore on the Savvy Startup Podcast.

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

On the panel of illumi

Laughter Yoga on www.illumi.live

Working together is definitely a theme for this month, the past months, and the months moving forward.

For that reason it was with great excitement and also a few great expectations I opened an email from one of the great event organisers in London, who had decided to launch their virtual events company and were looking to bring experts onboard for the events they would be promoting.

Here is who thery are:

“Hi, we’re illumi. “…and what is illumi?”, you may ask, quite reasonably. Simply put, we are the home of standout, content-led virtual experiences. Think of illumi as the lovechild of amazing content plus events expertise, with exciting emerging and under-represented talent as godparents.

Death by PowerPoint is over. Zoom is tired. All-hands emails are so last century. Webinars are on the wane. But virtual meetings and experiences are here to stay—and your audience deserves something stellar.

Enter illumi, stage-left. We take our extensive experience in events, digital, broadcast and technical delivery (award-winning experiential event agency WLLX is our parent company), and combine it with our bright ideas and sparkling content from our growing family of talented co-creators. The big finale is memorable and impactful virtual experiences that will have your audience craving more. Prepare for rave reviews.”

And they say a lot more, please visit them on https://www.illumi.live/ where there is more to be discovered.

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

The Wellness Movement Diary – unmissable!

There are events for workplace and personal wellbeing happening constantly, and Sha Hussain of The Wellness Movemnet has put together a really good programme of events for 2021.

Sha and I will be focusing on World Laughter Day when we have our event on 30 April at 11am. Please note the date chance.

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

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 4 April 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 2 May 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
  • Sunday 6 June 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Thank you for your kindness.

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

World Laughter Day 30 April Preview with Sha and Lotte

We are teaming up again after our superb Mindfulness and Laughter workshop for HR Professionals in January.

On 30 April at 11am Sha and I will be hosting an open event in celebration of World Laughter Day on 2 Mary 2021.

Please get in touch to find out more and to get information on how to join us as we bring an alternative perspective on health and wellness to workplaces via Zoom.

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

Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call

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

Change your morning and you will change your life!

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

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Just a reminder of the training available to Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders this summer.

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together. We start this month!

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

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

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training as well as being a teamplayer in a field where we work best when we work together.

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We have waited a long time to be back in the classroom and we will be back in June 2021!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News March 2021

Welcome to March 2021

https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/red-laugh-80-x-70.jpg

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

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

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

In March News we share the following…

  1. March Musings from Yours Truly
  2. Right Up My Podcast
  3. Alchemising Change in the Workplace
  4. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
    Oldies but Goodies – the necessity:
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep and Linda Leclerc
  6. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online, Lotte and Mel are Back in the Classroom
  7. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

March Musings from Yours Truly

As I am reflecting on life, the Universe and everything I feel hugely grateful for all that this past year has brought with it.

Yes, it has been a stange and in many ways differently-challenging year.

Yet the lessons I believe most of us have taken from these months have been some of patience, empathy, kindness, acceptance, support and perseverance.

There have been losses and joys, and mostly we have come together across nations to help each other through the times when we lost our control of our birthright – the right to choose.

Choice – as individuals and as a team players!

There are still many turns ahead on the path but one thing is clear, we are in it together and together we will be stronger.

Together it is easier to face the isolation and loneliness that can sometimes creep up on all of us.

Be kind, be open, be listening, there are people who go through their ‘stuff’ in silence and no one should be left feeling by themselves regardless who we are.

I for one feel I have become an even better version of myself, become even truer to my ideals and ethics, perhaps also less accepting of the things that are not okay, but all in all my heart is open and embracing the fullness of the challenges we face together and by ourselves.

Where did the year take you on this life quest?

Reflection is a way of viewing things in perspective. Reflect with compassion for yourself instead of beating yourself up for what might have been different.

As we have already moved into Spring, opportunites, hope, and vision for our laugh life is paving my path jointly with those of you who have chosen to take on laughter skills for health and happiness.

Thank you for the past year and the years before plus the years to come!

Sending you March mirth and joyous wishes!

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Right Up My Podcast

It was such a pleasure speaking with Gwen and Kate of Right Up My Podcast on a Saturday morning with the sun shining on us all.

Here is what the pod is about:

“Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what’s right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter.”

And now we have covered Laughter Yoga!

Right Up My Podcast Podcast Artwork Image

There are many types of podcasts with topics for us all, this one is certainly worth a listen when Gwen and Kate investigate and add their own wisdom, fun and laughter to the conversation.

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

Alchemising Change in the Workplace

For anyone who consider a Laughter Workshop for fun and enterntainment it may very well be the experience you get.

However, a Laughter Workshop, programme or training is not only about that brief moment of shared mirth.

My workshops and programmes enable long-term change within as well as in the world around us.

Whether I have worked from home or in an environment with my team in person we have always strived for harmonious connections and team abilities that have been beyond simply doing a daily job.

I believe this spirit exists in us all and that Laughter Yoga can be the foundation for the thriving of any team member in any coporation or organisation.

Laughter Yoga introduces you to a way of connecting to your peers as well as yourself in a profound and magnificent way that paves the way for team connection, stress reduction, joing motivation, integrity and enduring change no matter what.

This way of being is a key driver for success in life and at work, without the need for pretence, we simply connect with our inner joy and self-expression.

We become our own Change Alchemist!

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

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 7 March 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 4 April 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 2 May 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
  • Sunday 6 June 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Thank you for your kindness.

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

Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call

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

Change your morning and you will change your life!

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

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Time to get your laughter tunes in to soaring heights this summer!

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together.

Best of all – it is all included in the course fee you pay!

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

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

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training as well as being a teamplayer in a field where we work best when we work together.

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We are SO excited to be back in the classroom!

Last time we were in our London space, March 2020

Owing to the various stages of lockdown ease we have decided to reconvene in Covent Garden in May.

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News February 2021

Welcome to February 2021

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

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

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

In February News we share the following…

  1. February Musings from Yours Truly
  2. Review of Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Managers
  3. The choice for Holistic Workplaces
  4. The Wellness Movement Therapeutic Harp Workshop
  5. Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call
  6. Laughter Yoga Basic Skills with Maggie Thompson
  7. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  8. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep and Linda Leclerc
  9. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online, In-Person and Dates
  10. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

February Musings from Yours Truly

Sometimes transformation shows up in places you least expect because they already seem transformed or on an aligned path.

It does not take a daily practice of Laughter Yoga to create change in life, it does not take Laughter Therapy to change perspective, and it does not take Gibberish to shift deep-rooted patterns.

Occasionally it only takes a conversation and a willingness to be a listener or a sharer of authenticity.

Laughter Yoga is not about fame and fortune, it never has been. Laughter Yoga presents life-altering takes on how we can truly become the fullness we are meant to be.

We are not our jobs, our names, our addresses, our relationships, or even our past and future.

Those elements are simply what brought us to the realisation that we are more and we are one.

Forgiveness, gratitude, grace – it all creates a much more centred and content human experience.

Practices that are beyond any dogma or other control-based leadership that may seem real but most often battles our true nature.

In this age of physical isolation we have such a great bond that has been built on hope and open-heartedness, as well as fear and worry.

Letting go of all the negativity that surrounds us daily, and all the things we feel we need to do, can be a real challenge.

Yet when we connect in laughter and joy all the hurdles seem to dissipate for that while and although they do not simply vanish they becomes lesser than before we changed our biochemistry with good mirth.

Consider the energy you bring, the authenticity you share.

Reveal yourself, reveal your heart. We all need openness.

Sending you grace and kindredness in February!

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Review of Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Professionals

Almost 80 businesses joined us at our inaugural mental wellbeing check-in and laughter yoga webinar on Wednesday 27 January.

Thank you for all the comments!

“Really enjoyed the wellbeing check-in & route to happiness. The laughter yoga was a fantastic experience.”

“Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga exercises – ideas to support myself and my team particularly while we are working so remote from each other.”

“Seeing everyone else playing and laughing makes it easier for me to let go.”

“I enjoyed the laughing yoga exercises. I felt better from a very stressful week and being without a job at the moment.”

The Wellness Movement with Sha Hussain and UnitedMind Laughter Yoga with me, Lotte Mikkelsen, thoroughly enjoyed the morning and look forward to our next Mental Health Check-in and Laughter Workshop on 28 April in pre-celebration of World Laughter Day on 2 May.

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

The Choice for Holistic Workplaces

When I applied for a job at a large software company back in 2005 I was inspired by their manifesto which talked about the organisation as being a holistic entity.

That was a new one for me as my encounter with the word holistic at the time was related to being a holistic therapist.

Looking at a workplace holistically brings in everyone and everything to a joint force to be reckoned with in the market.

A team where everyone matters, and everyone is noticed and looked after while assessing and developing their skills to suit the task.

The method of sharing laughter based on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy has gone beyond the standard delivery I learned 20 years ago.

There is a true joy-sensation arising from connecting with the soul of a company, finding the value and essence of what triggers people to be at their best and stand together with the business ethos and goals at heart.

Laughter workshops and training bring people together and creat focus, motivation and energy to go the extral mile from a holistic perspecting that takes health and wellbing into account both for the individual and for the team, in the workplace and at home.

My work is not only about laughter, it is a holistic approach to the human experience we call life.

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

Therapeutic Harp Workshop from The Wellness Movement

Sha Hussain, founder and award-winning wellbeing consultant, and harp practitioner Julia Mitchell will be delivering a specially curated mental wellbeing check-in and ‘mind painting’ therapeutic harp visualisation on Wednesday 24th February at 11.00am.

This is for all you lovely people out there, supporting your colleagues and a special shout out to those working in the NHS in these uncertain times (Sha and Julia have your back).

Click here to book your spot and feel free to share within your network.

Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call

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

Why is it such a great way to start the day when there are so many other morning rituals to choose between?

It is not just one thing about morning laughter that is good, but the key thing that happens is that you start shifting your focus from ‘plodding along’ to starting the day with intention and vitality.

Many times we wake up on auto-pilot or even worse – on the cue from an alarm clock. Without thought or mood we venture into the day, barely awake, setting ourselves up for what lies ahead.

Change your morning and you will change your life!

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

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

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills

with Maggie Thompson

This 1-day training is for people who have had their first taste of Laughter Yoga and would like to know more about what it is, what it does and how it can become a beneficial daily practice.

The Laughter Yoga Basic Skills sessions would be ideal as a next step!

Maggie has run this exciting day of learning both in person before 2020 and online in 2020 and she says

“Having run these sessions as a 1-day workshop in the past, it transfers successfully to be run in 1-hour sessions via Zoom as I ran it twice last year.”

The sessions not only gives people a great tool they can use in their everyday life but also gives them the sense of connection with the other participants during the sessions.

  • Mondays 8, 15 and 22 March and Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 March 2021 from 7,00 pm to 8.00 pm on Zoom, and the cost is £90.00 or for early bird up to 1 March £75.00.

For more information, contact Maggie Thompson on email maggie@merriemaggie.co.uk

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 7 Febuary 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Thank you for your kindness.

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Time to get your laughter tunes in to soaring heights this summer!

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together.

Best of all – it is all included in the course fee you pay!

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

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

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News December 2020

Welcome to December 2020

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

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

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

In December News we share the following…

  1. December Reflection from Yours Truly
  2. Be More You Running Community and laughter
  3. Two new Winter Solstice Workshops
  4. The Telephone Laughter Club UK
  5. Two life-changing workshops repeat with two Laughter Experts
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep and Linda Leclerc
  7. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  8. Laughter Yoga Training Online, In-Person and Dates
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

December Reflection from Yours Truly

“You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark”.

The Laughter Yoga community is one of many lights and shining souls.

I count many as my dear friends and I also work with many of them hoping to work with many more in the future.

Outside the Laugther Yoga community my life is full of beautiful people who are my friends and my family.

It is at times like these, however we have perceived the main part of 2020, that our connections, our near and dear ones hold huge importance in our attempts to maintain our sanity.

When we help each other happiness flows.

Life and living is not about achievements, it is about contribution, and Laughter Yoga teaches you valuable lessons in compassion and kind-heartedness.

‘its a season to be jolly, and to warm each others hearts with gratitude and forgiveness.

December is a month of warmth and celebration, charity and holding peace within your heart. May this year be a reminder that all these December traits must be nurtured and flourish every day of the year.

Wishing you love and kind connectedness in December!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Be More You

Sha Hussain and the Be More You running community has invited me to share Laughter Yoga and it is a thing I happily do.

Sha and The Wellness Movement coaches and trains businesses and individuals through challenges related to mental and physical wellbeing.

We will soon be moving into our fourth year of working together, delivering workplace events around London and the UK.

Sha Hussain and The Wellness Movement is a force to be reckoned with then it comes to events that challenge and nurture you and your team, staff, group.

Working together to promote great physical, emotional and mental health is key to creating thriving workplaces, teams and individuals.

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

Two new Winter Solstice Workshops

The 12 Chakra Laughter Activation Programme

An innovative laughter workshops connecting your laughter with the energy alignment of you.

Laughter plays a big role in your physical, emotional, mental and spirtual wellbeing just as your energy centres do.

Aligning yourself energetically is key to creating resilience and maintaining great health and balance in life.

In this workshop you will step through the 12 chakras and connect them with your own deep-seated laughter.

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 6-7:30 on 21 December 2020

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/12-chakra-laughter-activation-workshop/.

The 7 Pillars of Wisdom with Laughter Programme

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

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

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

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

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 4-5:30 on 21 December 2020

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

The Telephone Laughter Club

Since September 2008 The Telephone Lauhgter Club has been a morning-kick of laughter to set you up for the day.

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

In 2012 it because a subscription service with an 0800-number so you would have only have the monthly fee when dialling into the freephone number in the UK where you laugh on a live conference call for 10 minutes to boost your daily health and wellbeing.

In 2020 the fee has been waivered since April but it does not mean there are no running costs. 0800-numbers are paid per minute by the owner.

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

Two life-changing workshops

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

The workshops are back in January and February 2021 and we are excited to invite you into a magical and safe space of sharing transformation.

Introduction to Laughter Therapy

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

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

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

The workshops runs on Sunday 10 January 2021 from 1pm to 4:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person. There will be 2 x 15 minute breaks.

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

Inner Spirit of Laughter

Another truly transformational workshop with Lotte and Melanie.

During the four hours Melanie and Lotte take you on a journey through truth, life, being, core values and much more with it’s foundation set firmly in what laughter brings to you in the moment.

The workshops runs on Saturday 6 February 2021 from 2pm to 6pm UK time and costs £40 per person. There will be 3 x 15 minute breaks.

To book your place on Inner Sprit of Laughter please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training next year at Felden Lodge from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July 2021.

This year has seen a tremendous growth in corporate laughter workshops and training events – online, and supporting you and your thriving business moving into 2021 and beyond is top on the agenda.

There is work to be done and it starts with you, then us!

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

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

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

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

And – if you are up for a really long week networking with Laughter Yoga Teachers you can in addition to the training week join the Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion running from Friday 9 July to Sunday 11 July 2021.

And – if you are up for a really long week networking with Laughter Yoga Teachers you can in addition to the training week join the Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion running from Friday 9 July to Sunday 11 July 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 6 December 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Laughter Club fees are typically £5-£10 or a donation that works for you.

Thank you for your kindness.

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

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

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News November 2020

Welcome to November 2020

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

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

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

In November News we share the following…

  1. November Reflection from Yours Truly
  2. ISMA Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit
  3. Two life-changing workshops with Laughter Experts Lotte and Melanie
  4. 30-Day Challenge with Lidia Salvaggio
  5. TWIN – The-Women’s-Insurance-Net-Work
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep
  7. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  8. Laughter Yoga Training Online and dates
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

November Reflection from Yours Truly

“The darkest hour is just before the dawn”.

This was the title of a post I read on LinkedIn on this very last day of October, and it was a long post that covered a lot of material including election, mental health and global warming.

I am not one for in-depth political debates as my knowledge of the area is insufficient for an intellectual conversation, and besides, I like to enjoy conversing deeply about topics that bring about and high, bright energy instead of anger, frustration and irritation.

In the heart of us all, I believe, is a peaceful lobbyist for our own passionate “endurements”, a lightworking warrior on the path of sharing change that has a good and nurturing effect on everyone and on our Earth.

In October I had the immence pleasure and privilege to share laughter with some truly inspirational groups, one of which was Sha Hussain’s “Be More You” who co-organised a fantastic day for World Mental Health Day.

In addition to organising the day he collected all the words everyone shared, and he came up with a globe of honesty and faith, thoughts and reflections, and heartfelt connection.

Read the words and taste them as you whisper, say or shout them into the open air, inside your mind or in your heart.

Which brings me back to the first line in this reflection, regardless how things may look right now for anyone, there is light ahead because we are one world.

Together we are co-creating a time where we are the same no matter all the outside circumstances we live with and bring to life.

Jointly we raise our vibration and every event we share where focus is on life and on health will bring the frequency even higher.

This is where we win – together where no one loses!

As always I am your totally non-political, non-religious, all-inclusive Everyday Laughter Queen out to change the world with goodness.

Wishing you warmth within your heart and daily hugs surrounding you!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

ISMA Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit

Here are some links for the open sessions if you wish to join them:

To find out more about ISMA and the Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit please visit them on isma.org.uk/isma-online-global-stress-and-wellbeing-summit. #stresssummit2020 #stressawarenessday

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

Two life-changing workshops

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

Introduction to Laughter Therapy

Melanie and Lotte are excited to introduce an workshop designed to give you an experiential flavour of the full course.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

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

The workshops runs on Saturday 7 November from 1pm to 4:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person. There will be 2 x 15 minute breaks.

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

Inner Spirit of Laughter

Another truly transformational workshop with Lotte and Melanie.

During the four hours Melanie and Lotte take you on a journey through truth, life, being, core values and much more with it’s foundation set firmly in what laughter brings to you in the moment.

The workshops runs on Saturday 21 November from 2pm to 6pm UK time and costs £40 per person. There will be 3 x 15 minute breaks.

To book your place on Inner Sprit of Laughter please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

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

30-Day Challenge with Lidia Salvaggio

Lidia trained with me as Laughter Yoga Leader 9 years ago and I was really excited when she contacted me to join her 30-Day Challenge in November.

Here is what Lidia brings to us all:

Never before have we experienced times like these.

Right now many people are struggling to keep their mind and body healthy, whilst at the same time avoiding contracting a disease.  If any of this resonates with you, then now is the time for a new approach.

I decided to share a new conversation based on our body’s ability to fight and protect us from disease and not based on avoiding disease.

Starting 28 October, from 1 to 1:30 pm UK time, you will have the opportunity to listen to holistic and non-holistic practitioners for 30 consecutive days who will give you valuable advice on how to take care of your body, your mind, the environment you live in. 

The event will be in both Italian and English and I am looking forward to running a short laughter session together with Lidia on Saturday 21 November at 1-130pm UK time. 

To follow the event live, go on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lidia-Salvaggio-1171188619714446

TWIN

The-Women's-Insurance-Net-Work

Formerly known as The-Women’s-Insurance-Net-Work, TWIN was established in 2007 as a membership based discussion forum and meeting  place and is an ideal fit for female and male managers who are looking to develop teams or perhaps champion gender disparity in the industry.

I am full of excitement to be running a Laughter Yoga Taster Session for the members on 12 November – online, of course.

More informaiton about TWIN is available on their website.

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

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training last ran in February 2020 and I really look forward to next time which will be 5-9 July 2021.

In addition there is a small and new twist which allows you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 1 November 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunda 6 December 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Laughter Club fees are typically £5-£10 or a donation that works for you.

Thank you for your kindness.

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

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

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News October 2020

Welcome to October 2020

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

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

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

In October News we share the following…

  1. October Thought from Yours Truly
  2. World Mental Health Day with Be More You
  3. ISMA Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit
  4. September Impromptu Conversations – final ones for now
  5. Introduction to Laughter Therapy
  6. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  7. Remember For You on YouTube
  8. Laughter Yoga Training Online and dates
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

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

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

October Thought from Yours Truly

Our planet and all of us are going through some dramatic changes.

Sometimes it is reflected in the way we communicate and interact, yet other times there is an underlying mismatch of energies that we can’t quite put our finger to what exactly it is.

However, we have in recent months found ways to move beyond obstacles and walk together to create a future om harmony, removing the hurdles and going the extra mile jointly.

Through my work I always hope to inspire and motivate people in whichever way is useful without mixing outside factors into the equation.

Walking my talk with pride and great love is what I do and who I am, and sometimes I feel uncertain and insecure about the steps – and that is where the great ‘we’ brings light to the confusion.

This is our time to explore.

But always remember I am pure in my Laughter Yoga essence and that is the teaching I share!

Laughter Yoga is a fully expressive, balancing method for all levels of our health – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

For many years I have kept the spiritual side or life and living out of my work with laughter, and it is still very separate from laughter therapy and Laughter Yoga, even though both practices are very spiritual at their core when we embrace the methods fully.

With all the 2020 upheaval it is even more important to raise the energy and vibration jointly and it is my hope that together we will embrace our energetical connectedness and the laughter we have within us.

There are new programmes in the making and I am looking forward into the coming months and rather soon into 2021.

I am excited to also as always share the purest form of Laughter Yoga Leader Training, workshops, corporate events, and taking steps towards the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Reminding you that there are many routes to laughter and many online events with lots of room for your special requirements.

Just remember back to the amazing events in September, such as The International Online Laughter Yoga Congress

We had MOMM, Moments of Mass Mindfulness, and the Caravan of Unity where we laughed on 13 September and celebrated International Day of Peace on 21 September with a beatiful global meditation.

There is so much more laughter to come and plenty to share!

As always, I am Your Everyday Laughter Queen – and nothing is quite as serious as it may seem, only a wholehearted pursuit of fully grounded joy and extraordinary living.

Wishing you warmth within your heart and wool covering your body!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

World Mental Health Day with Be More You and lululemon

Sha Hussain, Founder of The Wellness Movement and Be More You, has organised this supercharged event for raising awareness regarding mental health and wellbeing, in partnership with lululemon.

To read about Running Enthusiast, Sha Hussain, The Wellness Movement and Be more You please visit www.thewellnessmovement.co.uk/new-page-2.

And to find out more about lululemon who is partnering with Be More You on this event please visit them on www.lululemon.co.uk/en-gb/home.

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

ISMA Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit

Everyone knows about stress, but does everyone know how to tackle it? At home and at work?

It is a great honour to be invited to run a short Laughter yoga session at the ISMA conference in November.

To find out more about ISMA and the Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit please visit them on isma.org.uk/isma-online-global-stress-and-wellbeing-summit.

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

October Impromptu Conversations – the final giants for now

The Impromptu Conversations in July, August and September have received wonderful comments and feedback.

The idea behind the Impromptu Conversations was to bring Laughter Yoga giants forward and have discussions that would encourage expansion of the mind, heart and practice itself.

I believe we have accomplished this so far.

You can watch the series on YouTube Impromptu Conversation, this is the whole collection of 1-hour conversations with Laughter Yoga Experts from around the world.

In October I will be having some awesome conversations with Anu, Egbert and Barbara. Please read about them below.

  • Sunday 4 October at 3pm Anu Saari-Gomez, Finland
  • Wednesday 14 October at 10am Egbert Griebeling, Germany TBC
  • Sunday 18 October at 3pm Barbara Grapstein, USA
  • TBC October Philip Permutt

Please join us on the dates and UK times above on www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter where the Impromptu Conversations will be live streamed. They will also be posted on YouTube.

Anu Saari-Gomez, Finland

Anu brings laughter to all of Finland with her bubbly personality.

Without making myself and expert in the Finnish language I beliver taht Anu has shared laughter since 2005.

I am truly excited to speak with one of the Scandinavian Greats in this Impromptu Conversation where I will meet Anu and get to know more about her than what I know from our connection on Facebook.

For more information about Anu please visit her on nauravainen.fi.

Egbert Griebeling, Germany

A top photographer in the Laughter Yoga community Egbert has immortalised some memorable events and moments over the years with his art.

The first time I met Egbert was at The 1st Global Laughter Yoga Conference in Frankfurt.

He is fun and serious and has the biggest heart beating for Laughter Yoga and joy.

In our Impromptu Conversation we will let the talk flow in whichever direction it may wish to go as that is the wonderful side of Laughter Yoga and Egbert when everything stays in the flow.

For more information about Egbert please visit him on www.lachyoga-sonne.de.

Barbara Grapstein, USA

Barbara and I met in Heathrow Airport. A brief encounter but her work made a lasting impression on me.

I cannot wait to have an Impromptu Conversation with Barbara about her life and love of laughter, her vision with Healing Headbands and where she sees the world going.

Of other topics that comes into the equation when we Zoom to Facebook.

Join Lotte and Barbara in our Impromptu Conversation as we talk about her work, laughter and everything that moves.

For more information about Barbara please visit her on www.healingheadbands.com.

Philip Permutt, UK

Philip is The Crystal Healer!

When I first moved to St Albans in 2001 the iSIS Crystals show quickly became my favourite go-to place for exploration. I trained in iSIS Crystals as Crystal Healer and Reiki Healer as well as explored other aspects of spiritualism.

This Impromptu Converesation is not about me, it is about Philip and his awesome work over many decades as well as his books, recording, and a great conversation about topics that still raises brows here and there, and makes some folk wonder if there is more to life, the universe and everything than simply the number 42.

Philip and I will round up and tie together the Impromptu Conversations with a conversation that connects our souls with laughter and crystals.

For more information about Philip please visit him on www.thecrystalhealer.co.uk.

Introduction to Laughter Therapy…

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

The Laughter Therapist Training is an extensive Level 7 programme, and Melanie and Lotte are excited to introduce an workshop designed to give you an experiential flavour of the full course.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

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

The workshops runs on Saturday 7 November from 1pm to 4:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person. There will be 2 x 15 minute breaks.

Book early if you are up for a transformational experience and want to make sure there is space available!

To book your place please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

  • Sunday 4 October 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 1 November 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunda 6 December 2020 at 1pm-1:30pm

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

Laughter Club fees are typically £5-£10 or a donation that works for you.

Thank you for your kindness.

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

The For You Channel on YouTube

The For You YouTube Channel offers lots of good ideas, tips, tricks and lessons, why not subscribe?

There are currently 4 x Laughter Yoga For You videos in the Health & Beauty section on as well as an interview with Our Tim Watson.

Please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 1214 714 for more information about special recordings and interviews.

Laughter Leader Training Online

The Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online is as popular as ever and we have many dates scheduled throughout 2020.

Whether we learn and teach one on one or in a group the outcome is the same, a Laughter Yoga Leader qualification.

On the training you will learn face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions plus a follow up session which takes you through the full Laughter Yoga Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Upon completion you will receive the UnitedMind training certificate. UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

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

To receive the Laughter Yoga International certificate and be eligible for UK accreditation you will be required to complete Day-2 of the classroom training.

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News September 2020

Welcome to September 2020

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

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

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

In September News we share the following…

  1. September Reflection from Yours Truly
  2. The International Laughter Yoga Online Congress
  3. MOMM – Moments of Mass Mindfullness in September
  4. World Mental Health Day with Be More You
  5. September Impromptu Conversations – who is joining me?
  6. Introduction to Laughter Therapy 7 November 2020
  7. Remember For You on YouTube
  8. The Laughter Club International UK) is back on Zoom
  9. Laughter Yoga Training Online and dates
  10. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

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

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

September Reflection from Yours Truly

When we returned to school back in Year 2 we were given the task to write a story about our birthday month. I wrote about September and the falling apples.

Much has happened since that year back in the 1970s and my birthday has later become one that goes down in history as a date to remember…

It was a day 19 years ago when tragedy struck our world in an unimagined way, where greatness pulled us together through our losses and grief with a vision of a peaceful world with no tolerance of violence and terror.

We still have quite a way to go. All these 19 years later we are now backing each other even stronger although it sometimes seems as if we are tearing each other and the world apart.

We are one world.

Those thoughts move me into thinking of my over 20 years of being somewhat involved with Laughter Yoga, from the first moment in January 2020 when I knew this was my calling (without any religious connotation to it) up until today when Laughter Yoga is hugely needed in our world of uncertainty.

One true certainty is that change happens and Laughter Yoga is one powerful and empowering change remedy.

Laughter brings us close to spirit. Religious or not, spirit is the energy of our core, our soul, and when it soars to great heights through laughter we are at peace and we are in love with life and all there is.

It takes the willingness to being in the moment of the laughter and joy. It takes the willingness to let go of judgment of the self and others.

In that moment there is only laughter, connection, joy, non-judgment and joint-hearted mirth.

Laughter Yoga is a really spiritual practice! A true soul trip.

Spritual is nothing to fear as it is simply our relationship to the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

This is who we are. And who we are being is not always spirit but one we are slowly becoming.

Moving on in this world where we have been facing vast adversities on so many different levels there is no doubt that we will win the battles of the present and the future through our energetic merge with joy, compassion and love!

These were my humble thoughts on one of the final days of August as we move into September with its dropping leaves and apples.

As always, I am Your Everyday Laughter Queen – and nothing is quite as serious as it may seem, yet everything is rather profound.

Wishing you health and happiness!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

The International Laughter Yoga Online Congress

What an amazing line up for the International Laughter Yoga Online Congress. Six hours of Laughter Yoga from around the world!

An online congress organised by Laughter Ambassador of Belgium, Geert Van De Vijver, who I had the great pleasure of meeting at the International Laughter Yoga Conference in France in 2019.

The mission of this International Laughter Congress is to bring people from all over the world closer together through laughter in these bizarre times while contributing to world health.

For more information about The International Laughter Yoga Online Congress and to book your place please visit http://bit.ly/laughteryogacongress.

12 international speakers, 6 hours!

Geert is known for starting Smile at Work and over the past six months he has started Smile at Home where he has shared laughter in over 50 laughter sessions connecting people from the comfort of their homes.

He brings fun and joy to homes and workplaces, a big laugh and a big talent for creating positive change.

MOMM – Moments of Mass Mindfulness

I met Sue Cooper when she trained with me as a Laughter Yoga Leader 8 years ago.

She started MOMM – Moments of Mass Mindfulness inspired by the 1993 Washington DC Meditation experiment.

I cannot begin to decribe how excited and humbled I feel by being invited to facilitate a Laughter Workshop as part of the Caravan of Unity programme.

The programme runs the first 3 weeks of September, from 2. September and culminates in a Mass Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Sue on 21. September co-inciding with International Day of Peace 2020.

For information about MOMM please visit www.mommworld.org, and for information about Caravan of Unity please visit caravanofunity.eu.

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

World Mental Health Day with Be More You

Sha Hussain, Founder of The Wellness Movement and Be More You, runs marathons around the world because it is one of his passions.

Another one is mental wellbeing.

For over three years I have worked with Sha, providing Laughter Workshops to his projects and I feel really honoured to continue to delivery second to none events on his list of key players in the field of mental health and wellbeing, nutrition, psychology and physical activities.

The Wellness Movement is once again organising an event that makes a real difference. Along with renowned professionals in their fields of expertice I am chuffed to be running a laughter workshop.

In addition Sha organises wellbeing events for companies around the UK, online and perhaps soon in person once again.

Follow his Mental Wellbeing Coffee Mornings on LinkedIn on https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sha-hussain-26b2998_join-our-cloud-hd-video-meeting-activity-6703576846342094848-0qMr.

To read about Running Enthusiast, Sha Hussain, The Wellness Movement and Be more You please visit www.thewellnessmovement.co.uk/new-page-2.

September Impromptu Conversations – who is joining me?

The Impromptu Conversations in July and August have been full of inspiration and mind-opening moments along with motivational discussions.

You can watch the series on YouTube Impromptu Conversation, this is the whole collection of 1-hour conversations with Laughter Yoga Experts from around the world.

July and August conversations have moved, inspired and touched me.

September brings more Impromptu Conversations and I hope you will tune in, either as we stream live to Facebook or on YouTube after the 1-hour conversation.

Please join us on the dates and UK times above on www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter where the Impromptu Conversations will be live streamed. They will also be posted on YouTube.

Laura Toffolo, Italy

Laura is a shining example of acting on inspiration, she is Laughter Yoga Master Trainer and Laughter Ambassador in Italy.

She first experience Laughter Yoga in 2002 and found so much inspiration in the work that she quit her job and started working with spreading Laughter Yoga fulltime.

Laura has combatted depression and enhance her self-esteem and generally get a brighter, lighter approach to life through her practice.

I look forward to an inspirational Impromptu Conversation with Laura.

For more information about Laura please visit her on www.yogadellarisata.it/associazione/laura-toffolo.

Alexa Fong Drubay, USA

With a background as a chef, restaurateur, fashion model, interpreter and much more Alexa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her Laughter Yoga practice.

Alexa is part of a family of Laughter Yoga Facilitators and was brought to Laughter Yoga by her cousin.

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer and Laughter Ambassador there is much work to do!

Join Lotte and Alexa in our Impromptu Conversation as we talk about her work, laughter and everything that excites.

For more information about Alexa please visit her on laughteryogawithalexa.com/

Pat Armitstead, New Zealand

I first connected with Pat in 2006 when we connected on LinkedIn – or maybe it was even earlier than that.

Pat is Joyology and she is all about playfulness and how to harness your authentic self-expression.

She is a Pioneer and Thoughtleader in the area of Authentic Leadership, Engagement and Creativity.

I cannot wait to have our Impromptu Conversation where we will be talking about her work and love of play.

For more information about Pat please visit her on www.joyology.co.nz.

Tosha Tobias, Chile

Tosha visited London and we met for lunch in a cosy cafe in the capital.

It was exciting to hear her story and how she got involved in Laughter Yoga.

Her background is one that really made me drop my jaw and we chatted and laughed, then we laughed some more.

Tosha stopped smoking when she started laughing.

Please join Tosha and Lotte in a fun Impromptu Conversation where we talk about Laughter Yoga, life and what inspires her.

To discover the work of Tosha please find her DVD on www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Risa-Tosha-Tobias/dp/B01KB3HNVE.

Thomas Topolanek, Austria

Thomas is one of the nicest and most chilled artists I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Back in 2001 we share laughter in Interlaken in Switzerland over a week of fun and learning.

Thomas is a painter and an exceptional artist, and his inspiration to bringing laughter to his own life came through watching and listening to laughter flowing from his wife.

Where this Impromptu Conversation takes us we do not know but please join Thomas and Lotte.

To learn more about Thomas please visit him on www.mervneal.com.

Introduction to Laughter Therapy…

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

On 8th August we ran the first Introuction to Laughter Therapy and it was deep, nurturing and expansive.

We will do it again on 7th November, and here is a re-cap on what it is all about.

The Laughter Therapist Training is an extensive Level 7 programme, and Melanie and Lotte are excited to introduce an workshop designed to give you an experiential flavour of the full course.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

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

The workshops runs on Saturday 7 November from 1pm to 4:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person. There will be 2 x 15 minute breaks.

Book early if you are up for a transformational experience and want to make sure there is space available!

To book your place please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

The For You Channel on YouTube

The For You YouTube Channel offers lots of good ideas, tips, tricks and lessons, why not subscribe?

There are currently 4 x Laughter Yoga For You videos in the Health & Beauty section on as well as an interview with Our Tim Watson.

Please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 1214 714 for more information about special recordings and interviews.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

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

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

Laughter Club fees are typically £5-£10 or a donation that works for you.

Thank you for your kindness.

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

Laughter Leader Training Online

The Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online is as popular as ever and we have many dates scheduled throughout 2020.

Whether we learn and teach one on one or in a group the outcome is the same, a Laughter Yoga Leader qualification.

On the training you will learn face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions plus a follow up session which takes you through the full Laughter Yoga Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Upon completion you will receive the UnitedMind training certificate. UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

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

To receive the Laughter Yoga International certificate and be eligible for UK accreditation you will be required to complete Day-2 of the classroom training.

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates, 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/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News August 2020

Welcome to August 2020

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

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

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

In August News we share the following…

  1. A Simmering Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Stonewall – acceptance without exception
  3. The Soul Camp – corporate glamping and festivals
  4. More Impromptu Conversations
  5. Introduction to Laughter Therapy 8 August 2020
  6. Remember For You on YouTube
  7. Laughter Yoga Training Online and dates
  8. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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

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

A few videos and places to listen and look…

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

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A Simmering Thought from Yours Truly

We are heading into the unknown with our laughter.

Slowly the startup of laughter clubs in parks is changing the scene and the conversation of when we will be back to sharing laughter in person is an ongoing and unfolding tale of transforming our ways.

There are continuously events streaming through online space and new bookings are not slowing down.

The online laughter events are staying!

I run training, workshops, conferences and laughter clubs online – this is the new era of laughter events. Although I have been running online training for 10 years the past months have certainly inspired a spike in Zoom’ing, Google’ing and Microsoft’ing shared laughter.

Life happenened, still does, and it is opening up again with caution and care. We simply need to adapt and adopt new ways to move forward.

When we grab the opportunities around us, we touch on amazing ideas and connect with people who make a real difference.

In July I launched a series of Impromptu Conversations, not so impromptu as they were all planned in advance, however, the people behind Laughter Yoga in Serbia, Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada and the UK are outstanding change makers.

We all have a story to tell and a serious passion for transforming lives. In addition we have made it our business to make it happen!

There is an overall message coming through to me from my conversations with all these awesome people, never be afraid of your own grand plan and never stop yourself from fear of not making it happen.

Together we make space even bigger as our laughter tones into the distance!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

Stonewall – acceptance without exception

Many things have happened over the past many months and we still face challenges affecting many lives.

I wanted to be a proper support for the community that is a great part of my life through work and friendships instead of just waving ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ from the comfort of my sofa.

Stonewall’s values line up perfectly with my own personal and professional ethos about being passionate and standing up for what I believe, empowerment and transformation.

Stonewall is Britain’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, working to create a world where every single person can be accepted without exception. 

It was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who wanted to break down barriers to equality.

Stonewall continues to campaign and lobby government to change laws to ensure everyone, everywhere, is free to be themselves. Stonewall works in partnership with a growing network of 850 organisations to help create real change for the better. 

It campaigns to eliminate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in communities, and empowers LGBT people and their allies to be role models wherever they live, work, study, shop, socialise or pray.

I am looking forward to sharing laughter with the staff at Stonewall later this week and moving forward supporting equality and diversity, acceptance without exception.

You may also want to read An Ally.

The Laughter Yoga Community is diverse and full of people from all walks of life, laughter and joy connects us all and evens out our differences.

To work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

The Soul Camp – corporate glamping and festivals

Corporate glamping and festivals – a real treat for fast-paced city executives and their businesses.

I am truly excited to introduce The Soul Camp, founded by Pete as a way for corporations to enjoy their events and conferences beyond the cityscape, making a great city escape.

Here is what The Soul Camp really is:

The Soul Camp was conceived about 16 years ago in the early 2000s by Pete Jones who has been working in the ethical, not for profit events arena for 20+ years including founding an award winning festival and ethical clubbing organisation Planet Angel.

The idea was for an ethical, festival edged, group-focussed campsite where people could truly connect and enjoy themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.  Guests would be free of many of the boundaries of modern life… and definitely free from being told they can’t sit around a campfire with a glass of wine discussing life until the sun rises!

www.thesoulcamp.com

And The Soul Camp is so much more because of the heart and soul behind it.

Laughter Yoga seems a logical addition where removing boundaries and connecting with people and nature is the top priority.

This is the beginning of a great, grounding and authentic relationship between business people on a missing to create positive change and transformative experiences in magical surroundings.

To read about The Soul Camp please visit them on www.thesoulcamp.com.

More Impromptu Conversations

The Impromptu Conversations in July have been full of inspiration and mind-opening moments.

You can watch the series on YouTube Impromptu Conversation, it is a bit of binge day if you do it all in one go.

Re-connecting and getting to know more about Laughter Yoga experts’ lives and work around the world has been touching and moving, very special indeed.

So much so I will be running more Impromptu Conversations in August.

  • Saturday 1 August at 3pm Linda Leclerc, Canada
  • Saturday 8 August at 10am Philippa Challis, Australia
  • Friday 14 August at 7pm Robert Rivest, USA
  • Saturday 22 July at 10am Merv Neal, Australia

Please join us on the dates above on www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter where the Impromptu Conversations will be live streamed. They will also be posted on YouTube.

Linda Leclerc, Canada

A real pleasure to reconvene with Linda, when we connect the threads of what we started when we had a real impromptu conversation in early June.

Linda and I first met in 2015 when we celebrated Laughter Yoga 20th Anniversary together in the UK. We are HAHA Sisters.

She is the Mother of Laughter Yoga in Canada and is on a constant journey to share laughter through her live shares and her professional work.

If you are seeking inspiration, Linda is your girl with fun and depth to her sharing of Laughter Yoga there is no stopping her.

I look forward to another Impromptu Conversation with Linda Leclerc and Lotte Mikkelsen.

For more information about Linda please visit her on www.yogadurire.com.

Philippa Challis, Australia

Phillippa Challis is one of the hidden laughter treasures of Australia. To me she was until we spoke.

She brought Laughter Yoga to Australia and her story of life changes, ups and downs, recovery and staying true to the laughter philosophy can possible connect with many of us.

Known as The Laughter Lady, Philippa is a professional speaker with her roots in the corporate and commercial sector.

Join us in our Impromptu Conversation as we talk about life, laughter and everything in between.

For more information about Philippa please visit her on www.phillipachallis.com

Robert Rivest, USA

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

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

The impromptu Conversation with Robert will cover his work incorporating his other talents in a successful blend.

For more information about Robert please visit him on www.robertrivest.com.

Merv Neal, Australia

There is nothing more delightful and professional than Merv’s view on Laughter Yoga, and in this conversation he will shed more light on his Laughter Quotient and the impact it may have on us all moving forward.

The Laughing Man himself.

Merv values everything Laughter Yoga and I really get a sense of his passion for scientic and medical validation of the work. If you watched the Impromptu Conversation on Saturday 25 July you would get the same feeling.

He is joining me once again and in this Impromptu Conversation he will share his thoughts on the on future of Laughter Yoga after lockdown and pandemic.

To learn more about Merv please visit him on www.mervneal.com.

Introduction to Laughter Therapy…

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

The Laughter Therapist Training is an extensive Level 7 programme, and Melanie and Lotte are excited to introduce an workshop designed to give you an experiential flavour of the full course.

In this 3.5 hour workshop you will be taken through

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

The workshops runs on Saturday 8 August from 1pm to 4:30pm UK time and costs £45 per person. There will be 2 x 15 minute breaks.

To book your place please visit the UnitedMind Online Shop.

Remember For You on YouTube

Lots of weekly updates and new videos so how about subscribing to the For You YouTube Channel?

There are currently three Laughter Yoga For You videos in the Health & Beauty section on as well as an interview with Our Tim Watson.

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

Laughter Leader Training Online

The Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online is as popular as ever and we have many dates scheduled for August and September.

On the training you will learn face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions plus a follow up session which takes you through the full Laughter Yoga Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Upon completion you will receive the UnitedMind training certificate. UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

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

To receive the Laughter Yoga International certificate and be eligible for UK accreditation you will be required to complete Day-2 of the classroom training.

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

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

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

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Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

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

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates, 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/) solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

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

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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

Accredited Gibberish Coach

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

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

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

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

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

An Ally

As I was writing up my milestones and goals for the year at the finishing of 2019, just before moving into 2020, one of my aims was to be an active charity supporter instead of just talking about it.

On occasions I have run campaigns with the purpose of raising money for charity, and in addition UnitedMind supports Circus Starr on an annual basis.

However, with the recent on goings in our society, and the inequality that is still strong in our communities, I decided to step it up and become a true Ally instead of one who only talks about support and waves a finger in disagreement at wrongdoings.

We are one world and in this world I grew up with friends of different shapes, colours, preferences, abilities, backgrounds and many other differences. These relationships, new and old, are being nurtured by our mutual understanding and sense of what is right in a compassionate and kind way.

The other evening I watched Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, a movie my adults with learning disabilities Laughter Club at Larches Community, totally love, and while we were still meeting weekly they always asked me if I had seen the film. I finally did watch it. It moved me to tears thinking of my Larches Laughers and understanding their love for the music and the dance in this film. And I miss them in all that is going on hoping they are all safe and well.

In Laughter Yoga there is no political, religious or any other agenda other than being all inclusive with an open heart and mind.

My choice of charity is in recognition of the equal rights that I feel all of us – my friends, clients, colleagues, family, partners should experience without any questioning or even more serious attacks on anyone for the choices we all make. It is not just a charity, it is a group of people who believe in changing the world to include us all without anyone feeling they own privilege and without anyone being fearful of showing who they truly are.

Through booking Corporate Laughter Workshops and Training with UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Ltd you support growth and communication, diversity and equality in society at home and at work.

Image by chezbeate from Pixabay

Equal rights for all!

That is my ‘political’ speech of the day.

With love and laughter

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your everyday Laughter Queen

Laughter Ambassador and THE Laughter Yoga Master Trainer (UK)
Laughter Coach & Therapist, Gibberish Advisor & Trainer, MISMA

Phone: +44 (0) 800 1214 714
Mobile: +44 (0) 7736 341 717
Email: lotte@unitedmind.co.uk
Web: www.lottemikkelsen.com

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  • Affiliate Member of SET (Society for Education and Training)
  • Member of ICO (Information Commissioners Office)
  • Member of Laughter Association UK
  • Affiliated to the International Laughter Yoga University
  • Member of FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapist) Insurance, Membership and Accreditation