Welcome to July 2022
…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!
In July News we share the following…
- Summertime from Yours Truly
- Laughter Yoga with Mind Body Medical online
- Teacher Training for Leaders in Laughter and Life
- Have you met us on LinkedIn yet?
- Second to None Benefits Part 6
- Important training and laughter club dates and info are listed at the end!
You can continue to enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!
Summer has arrived in the UK with sunshine, rain storms, thunderbolt and lightning (very very frightening), drizzle, lightness and brightness, darkening colours and early fruit on trees and bushes.
Summer has also brought laughter along… at corporate events which have seen staff brought together, for many, as the first time since 2019.
A joy to be invited to some of these awesome happenings!
As the summer has now passed solstice and the days once again are no longer at their brightest planning of new growth and maintenance go into its next phase – whether consciously or sub-consciously.
We are all creatures of habit regardless how much we make an effort to rebellion against ourselves and others.
I love the year as it unforlds and know that the planning I have started 2022 with has effectively been in action for a long time now, and next comes the keeping of the momentum, and in what seems long time away, I will be back to drawing board planning for what’s next.
Everyone who has ever come to training or workshops or laughter clubs with me have benefitted from the years we have worked to spread laughter and there is even more to come.
So many changes have happened in only a few months it seems (or has in been years?) and I cannot wait to launch new ideas and plans that will make the future of UnitedMind and Laughter Yoga in the UK even brighter.
We are all uniquely you, me, us, and to change the world with kindness, laughter and joy, we have a common responsibility. In that way everything we do may have the same source but different flavour. We come as non-judgmental teachers, trainers, faciliators, speakers with wisdom that has the potential for positive all-inclusive long-lasting change.
Be present when you are in conversation and you will listen more than you speak. Then you will hear the nuggets that truly make a difference to what you are about to do and who you are about to be.
Greatness comes when you least expect it.
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
Laughter Yoga with Mind Body Medical Online
In July 2020 when things were rather locked down and online webinars started flourishing I happened upon an online event from Jackie White and decided to jump on it.
When the topic of Ayurveda became clear I was not sure it was really something I would be interested in but Ayurveda Expert Dr Sam Watts shares the ancient practice from his heart and I was so hooked that I booked on a 6-week Introduction to Ayurveda class.
I followed the plan and the food I started eating became an energy source every time. After the programme I stayed with the Ayurvedic Mentor Group as I wanted to learn more and adapt the learning into my life.
What you feed your body affects your mind, and what you feed your mind affects your body. This is one reason Ayurveda and Laughter Yoga go hand in hand.
This leads onto July 2022 where I am so excited and blessed to be running a 7-week Laughter Yoga programme, a combination of recorded and live sessions online with the Ayrvedic Mentorship Group.
For details of the Mind Body Medical’s programmes please visit www.mind-body-medical.co.uk.
You can also contact me on email@example.com if you are curious to know more about the Laughter Yoga programme outline.
Teacher Training for Leaders of Laughter and Life
If you felt inspired to complete the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training when you first trained as a Laughter Yoga Leader this is a call to you to take inspired action!
Being a Laughter Yoga Teacher is not just a certificate on your wall, neither is Master Trainer. It takes time to become a good teacher and even longer to become a great teacher or master trainer.
Once you complete your own training you start your journey of becoming well-versed in handling rooms full of people with different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, jobs, ideas, and reasons why they should or should not be at the laughter session you present.
To be a teacher is having learned the skills in the field, having experienced the successes and the failures of a room full of people willing or unwilling to join you and everyone else.
Your Laughter Yoga Leaders will come to you, not simply because of your certificate but because you have wisdom to impart in the classroom, you have been where they wish to go and are able to share the ‘what to’ and ‘what not to’, and in the end let your students do their own thing.
Being a teacher comes from your heart and your credibility through facilitating your workshops with groups in person where you cannot escape behind a screen.
And it is awesome!
The journey to become a teacher people want to learn from when you have the passion for your work and do it the best you can at all times, with people in person.
When the little seed of a Laughter Yoga Leader is being fertilised at your first training perhaps it is time to make the jump and become a Laughter Yoga Teacher.
The spark that ignites over 2 days of intensive laughter leader training burns even brighter and bigger after 5 days of laughter tearcher training.
Having said that, you do not need to have a wish to teach others when you become a Laughter Yoga Teacher, however, you will learn skills that will enable to you to share Laughter Yoga on a much deeper level and of course, you will have the option to teach your own network of Laughter Yoga Leader if you ever change your mind.
Too many times in life we stall and never move forward in that touching, moving, and inspiring moment. I have been there many times in the past but since choosing Laughter Yoga as a life line for me and for the world I take action every day.
I hope you will, too.
Please read more about the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher.
To hear more about our training programmes, options and requirements, please contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LinkedIn has been my professional networking platform for many years, a place I entered long, long time ago. It is a place where I share our news and stories, relevant articles on science and medicine, publications and other relevant matters.
Just like with my other social media channels, like www.youtube.com/lottemikkel which I shared in April , www.instagram.com/unitedmindlaughteryoga shared in May, www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter shared in June, and I hope you liked all three, I would love to build the following as I share the relevance of laughter, play and health as the ongoing theme moving forward.
Please get in touch via email email@example.com if there is Laughter-Yoga-related content you would like to see shared on the YouTube, Instagram or Facebook.
Second to None Benefits Part 6
Your life changes when you start breathing properly.
Breath is the most powerful and empowering life force we have the opportunity to experience.
Much too often we breathe automatically because that is what our body does, however, the breath does not take your lungs on a full refillment experience into the most impactful journey of gasceous-exchanging with the aim of circulating freshly oxygenated blood to our whole body.
While we live in a world where stress has become the norm our lungs capacity is rarely used, and therefore our lungs contain a large deposit of old, stale air full of toxins.
When you laugh deeply you use your diaphragm for the in-breath and your abdomen for your laughter-exhalation you exchange a larger quantity of the air from deep within thus the quality of your next inhalation becomes greater as there is more space available for the fresh breath.
When you become a Laughter Yoga Teacher you learn additional breating exercises which are not being taught on the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training.
All of the breathing exercises have different quality to them, e.g. energy, focus, balance, calm, refresh, and more.
Since starting my breath practice I have noticed I rarely feel tired after having lunch, which for many people (myself included in the past) was a time of the ‘graveyard shift’ where a nap would be appreciated.
When you eat your body’s main priority becomes the digestion so the freshly oxygenated blood flows to aid the process, and if the breath we take is not going deep and only filling your lungs partly with fresh air, then there is a residual volume, the ‘old’ air that will have to circulate to vital organs and your brain. This can leave you tired and lethargic.
Re-learning to breathe deeply through the practice of Laughter Yoga helps removing old air and filling your body with fresh air instead of circulating the stale air.
A real life-saver!
There are so many more benefits to laughing and I may continue to share them with their little stories and anekdotes as we move further into summer, then autumn and winter, and spring once again.
I hope you will continue to enjoy reading about the benefits of practicing Laughter Yoga, and even consider learning the technique for yourself or your group of people in your community or workplace so you, too, can make positive, live-able change count.
For more information or to book a workshop, keynote or training please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 3 July 2022 at 13:00-13:30 UK time
Please join on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/132683686 pw 305815
- Sunday 4 September 2022 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 07736 341 717.
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.
More information about the different programmes is available on
- Laughter Yoga Leader – from £195 per person
- Laughter Yoga Teacher – from £850 per person including accommodation
- Laughter Yoga Coach – from £950 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, Preston, Durham, Online
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
- Hemel Hempstead
- Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
- Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
- Hemel Hempstead, Stanmore
- 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:
- 10-11 September 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £195
- 06-07 October 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £195
- 15-16 October 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
- 19-20 November 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £195
- 03-04 December 2022 Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
- 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:
- Tuesdays 02, 09, 16, 23 August 2022 at 7pm-9:30pm
- 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:
- 11-15 July 2022 in Hemel Hempstead residential £850
- 31 October-04 November 2022 in Hemel Hempstead residential £850
- 10-14 July 2023 in Hemel Hempstead residential £850
- More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/
Fees for residential training are including accommodation.
Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.
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/)
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 email@example.com, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.