Welcome to November 2022
…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 November News we share the following…
- That November Change from Yours Truly
- Second to None Benefits Part 10
- Corporate workshops
- Please follow us on Social Media
- 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!
End of October and the time changes, the clocks move an hour and as it has been said for many years we can sleep an our longer, at least for one day. Spring forward, fall back.
And the days are getting shorter regardless how we set ou clocks.
When I was a child I thought the days would literally become shorter when adults talked about the light hours becoming less in winter. To me it meant we did not have 24 hours in a day anymore, but where would these hours then disappear to?
As young people we listen to adults and the sentences they speak are the truth. Even jokes and sarcasm and things they really do not mean, for young ones it is real.
Many people change and bring that childhood judgment into adult life, being conditioned as grown ups, based on decisions often made before turning 2-digits of age.
Regardless what we ourselves heard when we were children we need to show opportunity and possibility not only to young people but to all people.
And opportunity can come in the form of laughter.
Unravel the self-expression that was squashed as a child, and find laughter and play in every day, that is really what we do with Laughter Yoga.
The thing is that we get caught in our own postures and little dramas we play out because we add so much meaning to everything.
This week I did a real ‘Mikkelsen’. “What is a ‘Mikkelsen?” You may wonder.
A ‘Mikkelsen’ is a fall that occurs for no apparent reason, not even because an obstacle was in the way of proper walking.
My foot slipped on the wet grond, I hit my forehead and scratched my nose on a metal drain pipe before scraping my cheek across the brickwall and dropping onto Buzz’ dog lead so he got all tied down on the ground. He must have been so confused because it had nothing to do with walking him, this 60kgs Alaskan Malamute wonder.
I lay there on the tiles as a turtle and half laughed half making in-pain noises, then got up and tried to recover myself in a dignified way.
There is no dignified way of getting out of an unapparent fall.
Why am I telling this? Well, for no apparent reason other than to say we all need to take ourselvses less seriously and laugh at our mis-haps because it heals the pain and helps us recover faster.
If nothing else, we laugh and that in itself has many other side effects.
One of them being that we let go of our inhibitions and let our self-expressed self rule!
A great sense of humour and being able to laugh it off goes a long way, until we find a shoulder to cuddle onto and relieve the pain. That needs to be done, too. Where there is laughter there may also be tears and vice versa. This is the balance life brings.
November brings more drizzles and days shorten further so maintaining our up-beat, summer-nature is paramount, keeping the sun-chemicals flowing so we can cope with less light, remembering our own light so we can shine for us and others.
In play and joy we connect, recover and build!
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
Second to None Benefits Part 10
On the topic of our upbringing and those inhibitions and the conditioning we bring into our supposedly grown up life it is safe to say that Laughter Yoga remedies change and helps remove those definitions by replacing them with being present.
When we constantly worry about what other people think, because that is essentially what most of the conditioning from childhood has instigated in us, then we cannot be present.
Try laughing authentically by yourself and you will not even notice that all the thoughts stop maneuvering around as they slide out of your mind and consciousness.
A great way to enable change in the world is to allow yourself to be free and make decisions based on your own views and ideas.
Laughter Yoga empowers us to be confident and believe in ourselves. This is a benefit for individuals and for teams, organisations and corporations.
We strive to be our best, to achive and contribute for the great good because of the dopamine we are releasing when laughing.
Laughter is not a myth in terms of all the benefits, there is medical and scientific evidence for everything we presente in our workshops and training.
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.
To work with corporate teams and organisations is rewarding in numerous ways and for me it has always been about the real change that happens in that short time we spend together sharing laughter, the group and I.
Catching the spark in someone’s eye, seeing the change in posture, hearing the laughter, exchanging the best moments, and discussing the exercises everyone wants to start doing for themselves and together is touching, moving and inspiring.
There is a multitude of different ideas and take-aways – as many as there are individuals in each group, and this is the change that occur in those minutes og laughing.
The real testament presents itself when teams come back for more laughter!
But even if they don’t, I still hear comments from those one-off workshops years later when we chance-meet and someone says, “I remember your workshop, I still laugh in the mirror”.
It is the valuable legacy of UnitedMind’s work.
Our workshops and training address issues relevant to any individual or business. Issues such as
- team bonding
- stress relief
- mental health
- the great resignation
- staff retention
- communication skills
- presenstation and confidence building
- and much more
UnitedMind supports the strategy for positive impact investment and are lining up with ESG criteria for any company’s operation.
For information about our workshops and training please get in touch on email@example.com or call to have a conversation on 07736341717.
I hope you will follow and like us on these and help us grow awareness of Laughter Yoga, joy and kindful living.
- www.youtube.com/lottemikkel shared in April
- www.instagram.com/unitedmindlaughteryoga shared in May
- www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter shared in June
- www.linkedin.com/company/unitedmind-limited or connect with me on www.linkedin.com/in/lottemikkelsen shared in July
- www.tiktok.com/@laughteryoga shared in August
- 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 6 November 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training with Lotte and Mel may inspire you to bring laughter to life in your communities and workplace. However, it may also be just the right antidote to seriousness simply for yourself.
If you have felt inspired to do the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training OR if you felt inspired to complete the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training this is a call to you to take inspired action!
Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
The journey to become a leader or a teacher who people want to learn from starts when you have the passion for your work and do it the best you can at all times.
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.
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
- 21-22 January 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £225
- 18-19 February 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £225
- 04-05 March 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London £225
- 04-05 May 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £225
- 16-17 September 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £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:
- Wednesdays 09, 16, 23, 30 November 2022 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
- 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.
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.