Welcome to January 2023
…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and world, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.
UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!
In January News we share the following…
- A New Year Reflection from Yours Truly
- Winter Blues? Or All-Year Stress and Anxiety?
- Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 3 ways
- Please follow us on Social Media
- Laughter Club in St. Albans on Zoom
- Important training and laughter club dates and info are listed at the end!
Please note, only chances in Durham, Preston and St. Albans in 2023
You can continue to enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!
As I am watching our dog rest peacefully on his back, paws and belly up, I reflect on the year with great gratitude.
If you keep your mind and heart open, to change and to all good coming your way, then you are never short of things to be grateful for in life.
Life has potential for being limitless when you are willing and allowing it in.
In 2022 I have had the immense privilege and opportunity to share laughter with more than 120 workplaces in the corporate, SME and charity range, plus some privately held events which were fun and very enjoyable.
It was also a tremendous joy and privilege to be invited to be part of the ‘Good Grief’ programme featuring Referend Richard Coles on a grief discovery journy, by Heidi Gomes and her team at Bowled Over Media. What extraordinary people to work with.
As well as many other press, news and features.
Apart from those awesome events where I was invited to share Laughter Yoga, 2022 also saw the happening of the second Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion unfold at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead. A place where friends met and new friendships were made.
Touching, moving, inspiring.
Teaching people as Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teachers has been part of my work for 15 years and these training events were also fantastic highlights of 2022 with new leaders and teachers heading out to make a difference in their world, our world and in life. I cannot wait to share more laughter with you all in the years to come.
The year was also full of moments of reconnecting with ‘old’ Laughter Friends, and planning for new ventures, so watch this space, there is a lot more to come in 2023 and beyond.
Back to the peaceful floof asleep on my floor, it has been a real journey of acceptance in terms of having a being around full-time, one who relies on human beings taking care of both walks, food, and play time. Suddenly other things in life need careful planning. It is easier to find a dog-sitter for a small woof than for a 60kgs snowdog.
But that is by no means a complaint, simply a thought on an ever-changing life and world.
No doubt I have spent more walking hours over the past 2 years with the resident Alaskan Malamute than possibly in my entire life, and I love it. Unless you have had the privilege of having one of these selfless, unconditionally loving beings in your life, it is safe to say that it may not make sense at all.
Buzz has trained me to take time out and this is a truly important lesson for anyone who works, whether for themselves or someone else.
Business and work can become all-consuming and if there is no time to re-fresh, re-engage, re-energise, re-group, re-vitalise and re-lots-of-things, then business may fall short of new ideas, meeting clients’ requirements, listening to the market, and growth altogether.
Even if you do not have a walking-buddy, make sure you take the time to get yourself in the fresh air, and do other activities for your self-care programme, this is what keeps you in the true flow of the life-time-space conundrum.
Moving into 2023 I know that balancing everything in life is a true talent and with everything in mind and heart, I am fine-tuned to Laughter Yoga with workplaces, teams, individuals, and anyone who is up to something with fulfillment, laughter, kindness, and joy.
I wish you a wonderful, abundant and wholesome new year with everything that money cannot buy.
With Love, Friendship, Honesty, Kindness, Health, Hope, Goodness, Grace, Gratitude, Understanding, Faith, Peace, Forgiveness, Patience, Diligence, Love, Blessings and Joy
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
Winter Blues? Or All-Year Stress and Anxiety?
Stress and anxiety is not only for winter but the cold and dark days can make life a bit more challenging through no fault of your own. Simply because of our shortage of serotonin during these months.
You are not alone in feeling the blues and there are great ways to combat the low feeling.
You have a choice of tapping into your own production of hormones to reset any imbalances that may cause you to feel tired, lethartic, drained, anzxious, down and even depressed.
It is easy and this session will give you tips and tricks on how to hack your feel-good cocktail of joy.
On Blue Monday 16 January 2023, the Monday that is considered the most depressing day of the year, I look forward to taking you through simple steps for connecting with your own joy and creativity.
Tune in and let’s share some good laughs together! There are three timeslots available to book on “Winter blues or all-year stress and anxiety?” and it is a free session.
The 16 January also marks the launch of a 9-lesson Stress Management through laughter programme for individuals and workplaces. YOu can view the outline on www.pensight.com/x/unitedmind and register.
For more information about working together, please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email email@example.com.
Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 3 ways
If you ever wanted to share laughter because it is so brilliantly good for everyone, perhaps now is the time to give yourself or someone you care about the gift of joy and laughter.
- 18-19 February 2023 in Durham
- 4-5 March 2023 in London
- 4-5 May 2023 in Preston
and many more dates listed on the Laughter Yoga Training link.
NEW Self Study
Brand new and available to book. A way to learn at your own leisure, at times to suit. If you are able to come to the in-person training at a later time, the 2-day training is included in the fee of £195.
It is exciting to launch a new way of learning Laughter Yoga online as an almost-self-study, where you will be able to learn at your own pace and finish by presenting a Laughter Yoga session as you will have learned through the lessons, at a face-to-face Zoom session.
Online Learn online over 4 live sessions from the comfort of your home. The 2-day in-person training is included in the fee of £225, you are only required to come on day-2 but are welcome on both days.
Online Laughter Yoga Leader Training Dates 4, 11, 18, 25 January 2023 at 7pm-9:30pm.
During and following all courses there is a wealth of information available to support you on your onwards journey with Laughter Yoga for yourself and your communities.
The online courses do not replace all the other training course but are a starting point where there may not have been any options beforehand because of date or venue restrictions. I hope you will enjoy learning the Laughter Yoga method for life.
Laughter is too important to leave to chance!
For more information please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call to have a conversation on 07736341717.
I hope you will follow and like us on these platforms and help us grow awareness of Laughter Yoga, joy and kindful living.
- www.linkedin.com/company/unitedmind-limited or connect with me on www.linkedin.com/in/lottemikkelsen
- www.twitter.com/unitedmind shared in September
Please also feel free to register for our newsletter on www.unitedmind.co.uk if you are not yet receiving it to your inbox – and share with your network. Thank you.
The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month (except August) at 1pm-1:30pm!
Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.
We are up to something with laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.
- Sunday 1 January 2023 at 13:00-13:30 UK time
Please join on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/132683686 pw 305815
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, email@example.com, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile/WhatsApp 07736 341 717.
Please also contact me about The Telephone Laughter Club where we laugh weekday mornings from 7am to 7:10am, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laughter Training – changes
The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs in London 5 times a year with Lotte and Mel. We bring you an exceptional journey into the depth of laughter and fun, as well as exploring aspects of yourself and your plans for bringing laughter to others.
Tecahing Laughter Yoga Leader Training started for me in 2007 in St. Albans, and since then I brought the training to Durham and online in 2009, to London in 2010, to Blackpool/Preston in 2015 and wherever your team takes me.
However, with Leader Training in London and Teacher Training in Hemel Hempstread, as well as the new model for self-study, being really popular courses, I have decided to place my focus on those locations and hope to bring you here. This means that your chance to train with me in St. Albans, Durham and Preston is only once in 2023 on the dates listed below.
The great news is that there is plenty of opportunity to train with me in London and Hemel Hempstead.
Now is the best time to book your spot on one of the 2023 courses!
Once you are a Laughter Yoga Leader your exploration has only just started and it opens the world of Laughter Yoga to you, and also becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher.
To hear more about our training programmes, options and requirements, please contact via email email@example.com.
More information about the different programmes is available on
- Laughter Yoga Leader – from £225 per person
- Laughter Yoga Teacher – from £900 per person including accommodation
- Laughter Yoga Coach – from £995 per person including accommodation
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.
FHT Accredited courses uniquely from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga and our Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are
- 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
- 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
- 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
- Laughter Therapist Training
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 continued professional development and gives you points to add to your CPD list!
To learn more about how you can become a Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Online, Preston, Durham
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
- Hemel Hempstead
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
- Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 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/) provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2007:
- 03-04 December 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
- 18-19 February 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £225 – ONLY 2023 OPPORTUNITY
- 04-05 March 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London £225
- 04-05 May 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £225 – ONLY 2023 OPPORTUNITY
- 17-18 June 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London £225
- 16-17 September 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £225 – ONLY 2023 OPPORTUNITY
- More dates in 2023 are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
- Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!
12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates:
- Wednesdays 04, 11, 18, 25 January 2023 at 7pm-9:30pm £195
- More dates in 2022 are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/4-week-online-laughter-leader-training/
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/) provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:
- 10-14 July 2023 in Hemel Hempstead residential £900 – FEW PLACES LEFT
- 23-27 October 2023 in Hemel Hempstead residential £900
- More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/
Fees for residential training are including accommodation from Monday to Friday.
Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time, email@example.com.
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.
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/)
- 15-16 April 2023 Hemel Hempstead £550 early bird – ONE PLACE LEFT
- 13-14 April 2024 Hemel Hempstead £550 early bird
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile/WhatsApp +447736341717.