Welcome to May 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 May News we share the following…
- A Small Huge Ask from Yours Truly
- The Playing Human Conference 3-4 June 2023 in London – last chance!
- Corporate events are bursting with joy
- Laughter Yoga Leader and leader in your life
- Please follow us on Social Media
- World Laughter Day in St. Albans and on Zoom + new Telephone Laughter Club number
- Stress relief with Laughter Yoga
- Laughter Yoga Training – are you a leader, a teacher or a coach?
- Important training and laughter club dates and info are listed at the end!
Please note, only chances in Preston and St. Albans in 2023
You can continue to enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!
It is spring’ing wildly at the moment, buds and bees are showing up. This is the time for new life and new dreams and even dreams come true. Here is a little ask from a big place in my heart, a wish for your Laugh Life.
I ask that the world will change with every laughter we share, and that the laughter you and I share will be with us for a long time.
Also that we break down our walls and share laughter guards down and that our physical, mental and emotional health is greater after we have shared laughter.
In addition that all the sharing of laughter is not only in the past but in the present and in the future, and that our laughter will be released abundantly and my work will become simply for play
In the meantime I would love for your team, your business, your corporation, your organisation your family, your friends to share laughter with us to boost health, connection, peace, motivation, and a sense of being in it together.
There is a real urgency in bringing laughter to life in your work and life – right now, because your choice matters big time, and mine, too.
It is just a little ask although… it really is a huge ask but it it is a wish with a massive impact for you, me and the world – and there is a big heart and a life changing pledge behind it.
When we commit to ourselves and our own lives, together, we can make a real difference to everyone.
This year I have been truly blessed with outstanding opportunities to share laughter, and there are more on their way. Laughter changes lives and that includes mine, too.
The possiblity for creating sustainable change in the workplace and in life outside work is there and it is smiling right in our faces, ready to laugh for the health of it all.
There is nothing to lose and all to gain.
I have also had the pure joy of meeting with awesome friends I have not seen in a very long time. Real friendships last beyond time and space, and laughter keeps us connected in absence.
Every time we laugh together I grow and I mellow, I become less judgmental and I become more willing to let go. And so do you.
Contemplate for a moment the change in physical, mental and emotional health and well-being, and ask yourself if it’s worth missing out just because you did not choose laughter?
If you already chose laughter, just close your eyes and think about what laughter has brought you, how often you actually laugh, and how your life has changed. This is what you share with the world.
I am at your service!
May spring have sprung wherever you are in the world, I wish you blossoming trees, flowers and bees in May.
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
The Playing Human Conference – last chance!
Please remember to book your place and share the event with people who can benefit from enjoying a weekend in play and good mirth.
The fee for the 2 days is £200 and the programme will be updated soon but to tease your imagination we will welcome Leif Hansen back, you will have the opportunity to experience Shoot From The Hip, and Kate Hull Rodgers will be with us along with many more great presenters.
Full details will be updated ongoingly on www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk where you can also find information about your stay and how to get to the venue.
I cannot wait to see you all this summer! It has been long underway.
For more information about working together, please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email email@example.com.
Corporate Events are bursting with joy
In April I was invited to the Women in Wholesale Speed Mentoring Event at The Mermaid in London. This amazing event has been running for 4 years and grown to have 125-150 women from the wholesale industry come together to learn and share.
I heard so many stories with a starting line of “I didn’t really have the qualification but in the situation I had a choice” and then it was somehow easy to say “well, I can do that”, and experience a career taking off in an unimagined direction. A thing I did too when I started my career back in those days.
Sometimes we find ourselves in jobs we landed in purely by coincidence, opportunity granted, accident or perhaps even choice. Then we become serious. But Thursday afternoon we laughed! We were 125 businesswomen and a few businessmen laughing together.
It was seriously motivating, inspiring, empowering to be amogst serious businesspeople who were up for laughing.
In May I will be sharing laughter at the Retail Trust’s Together Fest.
This one-day festival, following Mental Health Awareness Week will celebrate the power of collaboration by bringing together retail colleagues to share tools and advice that will empower us all to live happier, healthier lives.
It’ll be packed with inspiring talks, energising classes and wellbeing workshops and I will be running a Laughter Yoga workshop. Can’t wait!
Everyone is looking for the little extra to make everything even more worthwhile instead of being the daily whatyado.
These workshops add perspective and a different kind of connection that make it much easier to work together even when there sometimes are differences to overcome.
Businesses are waking up to the new era of wholesome workplaces.
In October I will be venturing up to Lancashire where I will be partaking with Laughter Yoga in a new event, The Awakening.
The Awakening is the first event of its kind for professionals who want to grow and learn about spiritual intelligence and how you can use it to empower yourselves and the people around you.
It’s happening on Thursday 19th October 2023 in Lancashire and we are truly excited!
In addition to the day event, there is an option for an evening / overnight experience and stay over (limited rooms available) for further connection with like-minded people.
More details about our sensational line up of speakers and exhibitors soon, but this event is going to be the most uplifting experience with a room full of people who want to make a positive difference.
For more details and to book your tickets, head to www.amandagreencoaching.co.uk/theawakening.
Every day we make choices even when we say ‘there is a choice’ or ‘I don’t have a choice’ we have already made it.
Imagine if all choices come from an abundant mindset where it had tapped into the laughter-energy.
When we laugh our mental capacity and perspetive changes. Suddenly anything and everything seems possible.
We don’t always succeed but at least we try – and that is the first step to our dreams. A conscious choice instead of our mind-undermining attitude.
Laughter Yoga really is the key to unlocking potentital.
Not only for you, but once you train there is an open world to share this profound transformation with, and although it may sound super-grandiose, it really is about you and your journey, because everything starts with number 1 person, yourself.
The Laughter Yoga Training has regained momentum and is once again a very popular choice for bringing laughter to yourself, your own business, or your workplace.
The courses for 2023 are already getting filled, so if you are thinking about it, make the decision, make the choice now.
Honestly, some things should not be put off until the time is right.
The world is full of should have, would have, could have, if only and lots more with ‘not’ added. This is a choice for life, and life happens now.
Are you ready to burst your comfort bubble and laugh a little more?
You can book your training on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/, last chance for Preston 2023 on 4-5 May, and a few opportunities for London in June, October and December, as well as one for St Albans in September.
There are more links and stuff further down this page…
For more information about our workshop and training programmes 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
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.
WORLD LAUGHTER DAY is coming! To St Albans and Zoom.
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 7 May 2023 at 11:00-12:00 UK time
Please join us at the Nunnery Ruins on Cottonmill Lane in St Albans where we will celebrate World Laughter Day in person
- Sunday 7 May 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.
In addition The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am on
- Dial: 0333 011 2319
- Room number: 33928453 #
- PIN: 8494 #
Please also contact me about The Telephone Laughter Club where we laugh weekday mornings from 7am to 7:10am if you have any questions about this service, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A deepening of your knowledge if you are a Laughter Yoga Professional and a gentle introphase for why Laughter Yoga is an essential choice if you have not yet submerged yourself in Laughter Yoga.
‘This programme has the potential to change your perspective on the stress that may seem to run your life at times as well as give you ideas on how you can use laughter as a remedy to combat this stress.
Stress not only relates to work, it can connect every part of our lives in a vicious cycle of worry and anxiety.
This day and age we also compare ourselves too much to others based on online imagery, what we hear, what we think, what we see, which has become unhealthy and super-stressful for people who spend a lot of time online, forgetting that true connection and emotional growth happens when we interact face-to-face.
Stress often relates to things that have not yet happened but with our extensive imagination they can then escalate and become overwhelming and completely out of proportion.
As an overthinker I definitely know this to be true and maybe your mind works similar ways…
The good news is that for every overthought we have, every negative impulse we experience from our thoughts, our positive charge is much more powerful.
How do you shift your thinking?
What seems a big challenge can be changed with a small daily practice of a smile even when the smile seems an unlikely friend and is more likely to be a frown and a ‘grump’.
It takes commitment and a willingness to experience the results that happen when your attitude and perspective changes.
Are you willing to experience transformation? Willing to smile when you do not feel the smile at all?
I believe we are here to make the best of the challenges we face, and if we can help ourselves in small ways, why not go for it. What is the worst thing that could happen.
The programme consists of 2 x 5 lessons with a wealth of information, knowledge, wisdom and tips for how you can change your stress with simple, daily steps.
If you do not try you will never know…
- Introduction session, standard intro with background, why it is a good idea to practice and brief on benefits, and laughter exercises
- Neurobiology of stress and Laughter Yoga for stress reduction
- Activating the parasympathetic nervous system with laughter
- The Laughter Yoga philosophy of motion creates emotion
- Laughing when you are not in the mood, trigger the joy cocktail
- Depression: causes, symptoms, neurobiology
- Anxiety and Laughter
- Cancer and Laughter
- Detoxing with Laughter Yoga
- Laughter and neurological disorders
Conquer Stress with Laughter Yoga is available via www.pensight.com/x/unitedmind, where you can register for season 1 or 2 or both.
A season 3 is underway which will go in depth with the psychology of laughter, polyvagal theory, neuroplasticity, lymphatic drainage and more. Stay tuned.
If you would like to speak about Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy on your Podcast, news channel, entertainment programme, or for an article or other media ideas, please contact me on email@example.com.
Laughter Training – are you a leader, a teacher or a coach?
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.
Teaching 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Your 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.
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:
- 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
- 14-15 October 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London £225
- 02-03 December 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London £225
- 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 09, 16, 23, 30 May 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/):
- 22 July 2023 10am-4pm Online £125 Add-On to Laughter Yoga Teacher Certification
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/WhatsApp +447736341717.