Laughter News July 2019

Welcome to July 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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 July News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Laughter Thoughts from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Note, Madan Kataria – Founder of Laughter Clubs Worldwide
  4. A day with Oxford University Press
  5. “Unlikely Positions (in Unlikely Places)” by Elizabeth Gowing
  6. LOVE YOGA FESTIVAL in Alicante, Spain
  7. Partnering with Via Vita Health in promoting workplace health
  8. Laughter Club
  9. The Accredited Training Formula
  10. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our July 2019 diary

July is a really busy month.

We will be travelling to numerous locations in Hertfordshire and London, as well as High Wycombe, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Croydon…

We will be at Warwick University sharing Laughter Yoga as part of Atkins Graduate Summer Event – to name one event that will be happening in the upcoming week!

Up to 200 students have the potential of sharing laughter from a different perspective than usual social laughter when we meet in Warwickshire.

We go where you need us to share laughter!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Laughter Yoga is an ideal method for promoting teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

The Wellness Movement

We also work with some awesome partners who organise corporate wellbeing, team and stress management events, ask us and they step in to plan together with you and bring it all together for your group at your venue.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change – for stress management, team building, mental health boosting and more.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of Approved Teachers.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Thoughts from Yours Truly

When I started teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders to boldly venture into the world and share Laughter Yoga my mission became creating opportunity.

Opportunity for trained Laughter Yoga Professionals, who really wanted to share Laughter Yoga because it is so amazingly good for us, to facilitate events with potential for starting their own business, should they choose to do this.

Opportunity to initiate positive change in the workplace and in life outside work and create non-judgmental environments for personal and professional growth.

One of the great opportunities that has grown out of teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teachers for me is working with Holistic Laughter Coach Melanie Bloch, and together with her I deliver the highest standards of the certified training with two dedicated Laughter Ambassadors and the extra accreditation

We have done this now for two years, Melanie and I, and the course is a deep-dive into laughter realness and release! The Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London is exceptional and I say that very humble with the basis in the feedback we receive from our two days of teaching new Laughter Yoga Leaders.

I had been running workshops for some years when I started teaching and I loved it, I still love it – and for the ‘right’ reasons I feel, those that resonate in the heart-space and make you tremble a bit when you sense the wonderful change in people.

But whatever your reason for wanting to share Laughter Yoga with others, there is a growing need for Laughter Yoga Professionals as workplace and personal wellbeing is in focus. Individuals as well as organisations are looking for methods that are easily applied as well as connecting us in the real world outside technology and social media.

It has been a journey of persistence, and I am excited to see the growth in awareness of Laughter Yoga as a method for mental health, workplace and personal health, physical health, and social health, with more workshop and interested parties being passed through to the network of Laughter Yoga Professionals who really want to lead the way and spread laughter.

Even if it is purely for the sake of connecting with like-minded people!

You are part of my tribe of people who enjoy laughter and the practice of Laughter Yoga, and if you want, then there is plenty of laughter to share.

I do not provide you with everything but together we can bring laughter to people who really need a good deep-felt chuckle and a guffaw more often than it maybe currently happens.

My mission is to share Laughter Yoga as a way of engaging, connecting and enjoying life, people, health, and abundance altogether.

Now, who’s with me?!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell and this month we introduce you to Madan Kataria.

Please welcome Dr Madan Lataria to London!

Meet Dr Madan Kataria – Founder of Laughter Clubs worldwide

Dr Madan Kataria brought laughter to the parks of Mumbai in March 1995 with the first Laughter Clubs kicking off in his ‘hood’. From then Laughter Clubs and Laughter Yoga grew to a worldwide movement and practice.

Together with his wife, Madhuri Kataria, he travelled the world and trained people to start laughter clubs, share Laughter Yoga and change the face of the Earth with laughter.

I met Madan first time in 2008 when he came to London for an interview. Before then I had been introduced to him via email and Skype back in 2002 and I started the Laughter Club International (UK) with his guidance and support. Since then I have had the pleasure of inviting Madan and Madhuri to Manchester and London/St Albans at Laughter Yoga Conferences.

A quarter or a century with Laughter Yoga and the spreading of Laughter Yoga has been amazing to be part of.

Madan and Madhuri are as busy as ever with conferences around the world, Laughter Yoga Guiness Book attempts, and the pledge for opening the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 so it is a real privilege to be able to welcome the Dr and Mrs Kataria back to the UK for the first time in 5 years when we open the doors to our Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary in London on 5-7 June 2020. .

“We are paying very high price for taking life seriously, now its time to take laughter seriously” Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga Worldwide

Read more about Madan and Madhuri Kataria on www.laughteryoga.org – and look out for the mid-month story of her life…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

A day with Oxford University Press

Diarmuid Carter of Digeo Productions contacted me to see if there was a way we could create a video for Oxford University Press as part of their English course for students with English as a second language.

Of course we could!

I ventured out to Oxford – the the cricket grounds – on a Wednesday in June to spend the day with the production team. On the way I practiced my lines to get them perfect.

However, it is tougher than it may sound when you actually know the ins and outs of Laughter yoga as I know I do.

Memorising someone else’s lines is a real challenge and made me truly appreciate the sometimes-struggle Laughter Yoga Leaders in training go through when they prepare to deliver a short verbal presentation on day-2 of the Laughter Yoga Leader Training…

The team was very understanding and in the end the line “It increases your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure so the effects are similar to gentle exercise and you get a nice workout!” was in the box!

It was a great and fun day for all of us – as per feedback – and I learned a lot about filming and voice over recording which is amazing to observe in such a digital work environment.

It still works with sheets and blankets covering the walls of the space… Fun!

Please get in touch to hear more about our partnerships, our training, workshops, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Unlikely Positions (in Unlikely Places)

…a Yoga Journey Around Britain. By Author Elizabeth Gowing

Elizabeth came to our Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Blackpool in October 2018 to experience a different type of yoga.

She joined in our Laughter Yoga session on Day-2 of the training and explored laughter from a different angle than the typical laughter we share with friends and elsewhere.

It was a mixed experience and Elizabeth has written an honest account about it in her new book ‘Unlikely Positions (in Unlikely Places), a Yoga Journey Around Britain’.

Read more about her book and get your copy via www.elizabethgowing.com/pb/wp_fcbf91e5/wp_fcbf91e5.html.

Love Yoga Festival

It is with great excitement that I will be running Laughter Yoga sessions at the Love Yoga Festival in Alicante, Spain.

A place to nurture your body and mind.

Love Yoga Festival regularly offers a six day retreat in one of the largest spa and wellness resorts in Spain. The retreat offers full board and accommodation ranging from sharing to luxury.

It is right on the beach, with a gym, pool, spa and village – a true digital detox, physical rejuvenation and mental health refresh in beautiful, natural surroundings. Love yoga!

Love Yoga Festival dates scheduled so far are

  • 23-28 September 2019
  • 20-28 December 2019
  • 23-29 March 2020
  • 11-17 May 2020

Please get in touch about the Love Yoga Festival and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Partnering with Via Vita Health

Running a business focusing solely on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy in the health and wellbeing industry is actually a good thing.

Over the years in business I have teamed up with some amazing companies who I happily recommend to clients who regularly organise staff wellbeing events as well as festivals and conferences.

Via Vita Health is a new partner and I am looking forward to working with them at future events.

The company was established by Caroline Sidell and is a dynamic company that assesses occupational health requirements and creates a tailor made package to cater for the needs of organisations and individuals.

To learn more about our parnerships and to find our how your organisation or company can work closer with UnitedMind Laughter Yoga, please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Club International (UK)

A Reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 7th July 2019
  • August is Holiday month and we reconvene in September

There are over 120 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

You are always in good hands with approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

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.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Getting the training accredited has been a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

The courses from UnitedMind that have been approved as FHT Accredited Training are

  • 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans, Durham, Preston, Bristol (with Sue Haswell), and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London and Bristol!

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified 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
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

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/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified 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 June 2019

Laughter Yoga at the ITM Conference in May 2019

Welcome to June 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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 June News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Summer Pondering from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Note, Sue Haswell – Creator of Big Results
  4. Are you ready to ((BOUNCE)) with laughter?
  5. Mental Health Awareness Week as a building block
  6. The Art of Nonsense with Alex Sternick
  7. Laughter Club
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our June 2019 diary

In June the journey takes us to many locations in London, Croydon, Edgware, St Albans, Oxford,  and elsewhere around the UK – via car, train, bike, boat or something else.

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Laughter Yoga is an ideal method for promoting teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please also remember, that UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We also work with some awesome partners who organise corporate wellbeing, team and stress management events, ask us and they step in to plan together with you and bring it all together for your group at your venue.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change – for stress management, team building, mental health boosting and more.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of Approved Teachers.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Summer Pondering from Yours Truly

It is never about me but about the people who venture onto laughter training or into workshops, events and conferences.

You have such courage.

The individuals and organisations who have learned from me make me a better teacher and facilitator every day.

I am so proud (for the lack of a more eloquent word) of the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teachers who chose my training and went on to create their own ripples that continue to connect us, and to write their stories along with the history of Laughter Yoga in the UK and world.

Some have come from far away and some have come from what seems to be ‘just around the corner’.

When we walk side by side and change more than one path we have a higher chance of greater impact. Laughter Yoga is about positive change that happens from within, and it happens with the daily practice of not only laughing, but becoming centered through breathing and being.

I have nothing bad to say about any of the people I have trained and worked with, only love, compassion along with a huge sense of excitement to have new play-friends, and I welcome new students of life and Laughter Yoga at any point in time with support and laughter, joy and connection, and with experience and wisdom.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display and this month we have another great personality to introduce to you.

In June we are really chufferd to introduce NLP Master Trainer and Laughter Professor, Sue Haswell.

Meet Sue Haswell – Creator of Big Results

I am truly honoured and grateful that so many companies chose to add Laughter Yoga to their wellbeing events and look forward to working together in planning the future.

Laughter News May 2019

Laughter Yoga with KAMBI in April 2019

Welcome to May 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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 May News we share the following…

  1. World Laughter Day Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Kate Hull-Rodgers – Laughter Therapist
  3. What does the Accreditation stamp actually mean?
  4. Laughter Club and World Laughter Day
  5. The Accredited Training Formula
  6. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our May 2019 diary

May is tremendously and beautifully busy with laughter work.

Mental Health Awareness Week is running form 13-17 May and we have been busy trying to double the many bookings and involve Laughter Yoga Professionals around the country.

In May the journey takes us to Brighton, Preston, Norwich, London, Croydon, Blackburn, St Albans and many other places around the UK.

Thank you!

There is so much room for Laughter Yoga for teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In May we share laughter during Mental Health Awareness Well and all other days, too, throughout the month in many locations around the UK and London in workshops and training events.

A reminder, too, that UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We also work with some awesome partners who organise corporate wellbeing, team and stress management events, ask us and they step in to plan together with you and bring it all together for your group at your venue.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

All Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of Approved Teachers.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

World Laughter Day Thought from Yours Truly

World Laughter Day has been celebrated in the UK since first time we held it in St Albans in 2004 – it got a bit bigger in 2005 and 2005 is possible the more official year for our first World Laughter Celebration in the UK…

Looking back over the years of celebrating laughter brings some wonderful thoughts and I think for many people the moments we shared laughter are some of the happiest memories we have.

Laughter has also brought me tears, serious contemplation, and distress.

However, walking in front can sometimes be faced with different challenges than when we submit to a less active role in the community and in the workplace.

Regardless what has been in the past I love everyone who has spent laughter time with me no matter where and how we are connected or disconnected at present. Laughter Yoga is a community of people who have found laughter to be a connecting and healing force of life!

I am up to something with the transformational power of laughter and Laughter Yoga is my superpower – as is Danish but that is a different story altogether…

If you see something in the change you have experience through laughing then Laughter Yoga may be something for you. I may not be the right teacher for you but I may be able to point you in the direction of someone who will nurture you and your laughter to new levels.

World Laughter Day is a celebration of our differences coming together in one whirlpool of laughter for world peace.

Different laughter, different opinions, different people, different circumstances.

When we share laughter we let everything go and become one big chuckle-muscle together in greatness and peaceful agreement.

Please join us in sharing laughter on World Laughter Day 5th May 2019 in St Albans or elsewhere around the UK and the world.

Find your event on www.worldlaughterday.co.uk.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – on its way!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter and this month we have another treat in store for you.

In May we are SO excited to introduce Laughter Therapist, Kate Hull Rodgers.

Meet Kate Hull-Rodgers – Laughter Therapist

If you have already obtrained your Certified Laughter Yoga Leader or Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher qualification through training with UnitedMind and UnitedMind trained teachers you can as leader do all you have learned so far which includes

  • developing your own laughter
  • leading laughter clubs
  • running community and workplace sessions

And as teacher you can do all you have learned as a leader and teacher plus teach the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

With the Accreditation there are simply a few extra requirements to comply with in order for teaching accredited training.

These requirements bring a different level of quality and CPD recognition to the qualification as a Laughter Yoga Leader, Teacher and Coach.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training follows a specific structure around the country and world, and Master Trainers around the world follow a specific structure for teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

It is simply the extra registration of the training in the UK that leaders and teachers have been asking for over the past many years, this has nothing to do with Laughter Yoga International. 

It is simply an additional quality stamp for the UK and is not changing the training only adding extra leverage with an extra certificate when you complete the accreditation requirements.

If you don’t want the accreditation you simply do the training as it has  always been.

Laughter News April 2019

Laughter Yoga with Graze Healthier Snacking for Comic Relief in March 2019

Welcome to April 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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. A Moment from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Yesim Kunter – Play Expert
  3. Accreditation of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training
  4. Laughter Yoga at CounterPlay in Denmark
  5. Miss Charity Drag UK
  6. The Accredited Training Formula – approved!
  7. Laughter Club and World Laughter Day – diarise it now
  8. Remember booking 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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our April 2019 diary

I am still wondering how we can already have left January…

There is so much room for Laughter Yoga for teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes, and March was busy as if there was no tomorrow with events in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Leicester – to mention a few locations we have travelled to on our mission to share laughter.

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In April we share laughter during National Stress Month as well as throughout the month in many locations around the UK and London in workshops and training events.

Please remember that UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop for your group.

We also work with some outstanding partners who are second to none at organising corporate wellbeing, team and stress management events, ask us and they step in to plan and bring it all together for your group together with you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

A Moment from Yours Truly

I had a thought about the change that Laughter Yoga represents – to me, anyway.

When you laugh you change, and when you change the whole world changes was said by Laughter Yoga International Founder, Madan Kataria, many years ago.

Being on the Laughter Yoga change-train I know this is true, and I also believe that if you still have the same perspective and hold onto grudges and shortcomings, it may mean that you are not practicing what you teach and simply not laughing enough – at yourself and with yourself.

It is easy to pretend to smile more, eat less, laugh more, get less angry, exercise more, be nicer and so on, but if it is only a pretence then it never creates the true change that actually is available to anyone who practice Laughter Yoga daily.

And it takes time…

I am not saying it is easy to stick to and if you give up it really is all it is, giving up, so don’t beat yourself up on that account. Pick it up again and just do it (like NIKE says), just do it!

Create a structure to support you – I did. In 2008 when I started The Telephone Laughter Club I was looking for a way to support myself in laughing every day to beat the potential effect of MS relapses.

Speak with me about your laugther plan!

March was another month that changed many perspectives for me through sharing laughter with you and many private and corporate clients.  Thank you for your laughter, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to connect in mirth!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – on its way!

A great line up is waiting to be introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, and last month you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite.

In April we are really excited to introduct Play Expert, Yesim Kunter.

Meet Yesim Kunter – Play Expert

Yesim Kunter is a renowned play expert and a creative strategist who understands behavior of people and how to create new experiences as well as  opportunities.

There is much, much more to come when her profile airs later in April!

Read more about Yesim on yesimkunter.com.

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Ant Bennett, The Miracle Man
  • Dave Cornthwaite, The YES Man
  • Yesim Kunter, Play Expert and Creative Strategist
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These truly motivational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Accreditation for Laughter Yoga Training

It was with great excitement I opened the package from FHT and retrieved the certificates for training courses for Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader, Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher, Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach, and Accreditied Laughter Therapist along with the Accredited Training Provider sign.

That was a sentence almost abusing the word ‘accredited’.

Here is why it is so exciting…

First Laughter Yoga Leader Training in July 2007 in St Albans

Since I started teaching Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 2007 I have wanted to take the training to a different level with quality marks and standards that raise Laughter Yoga to being acknowledged as REAL adult education.

Laughter Yoga has become a choice for stress management and team building events with groups, as well as being a tool for one-on-one coaching, for personal and professional wellbeing.

With the Accreditation acceptance it “blue-stamps” the method as an approved skill for life and for work.

Look for an Approved Trainer for your Laughter Yoga course when you choose the provider for yourself or for your team.

Approved Trainers have a whole range of professional certifications including First Aid training as well as personal and interpersonal skills that are key to teaching Laughter Yoga.

They not only know it works, they experience the benefits daily, AND they undertake regular continued professional development to keep their skills up-to-date and fresh.

Read more about the benefits of Accredited Training and requirements on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/courses/accreditation-and-certification/.

If you would like to know more about Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training and workshops please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or mobile 07736 341 717.

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader, Teacher, Coach

The courses are continuing to fill with laughter-willing people and the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London on 25-26 April only has 3 more spaces available to book, the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Preston on 2-3 May only has 2 spaces left.

However, there are many dates to choose between as long as there are spaces available in London, St Albans Preston, Durham and for your own group we can organise dates to suit us all. Dates for scheduled training are listed further down the page.

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training is now accredited which means there are a few extra requirements, although you can still choose to receive the standard certificate without the Accreditation Status.

The requirements for the Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader are

  • The training must have been facilitated by an FHT Accreditation Approved Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
  • Complete verbal assessment at 2-day training
  • Complete written assessment at 2-day training
  • Complete video assessment recorded at firsts Laughter Club session or workplace session (the Laughter Yoga Leader’s own workplace)
  • Assessment by teacher and approved verifying teacher
  • Start a Laughter Club
  • Hold valid public and professional liability and indemnity insurance

The requirements for becoming an Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher are

  • Completed 2-day Certified or Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with a Certified or Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Teacher or Master Trainer
  • The training must have been facilitated by an FHT Accreditation Approved Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  • Complete verbal assessment of standard 2-day training presentation at 5-day training
  • Complete written assessment at 5-day training
  • Complete video assessment recorded at firsts Laughter Club session or workplace session (the Laughter Yoga Leader’s own workplace)
  • Complete 40-day diary as a combination of video and written observations during the course of the 40-day challenge which involves all breathing exercises, laughter alone exercises and Gibberish
  • Assessment by teacher and approved verifying teacher
  • Run a Laughter Club
  • Hold a valid First Aid Level 3 Certificate
  • Hold valid public and professional liability and indemnity insurance specifically for teaching purposes
  • Member of ICO. A commitment to handling data correctly and in accordance with GDPR data protection specifications
  • Ideally (but not required) have a certificate in teaching, e.g. PTLLS Award, NVQ or similar in adult teaching and education

It may seem a lot but it really is not that much. You can read more about why it is a good idea with Accreditation on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/courses/accreditation-and-certification/.

Please get in touch about our 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher courses, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

World Laughter Day…

The iconic World Laughter Day in Copenhagen, January 2000

It has been 21 years since the first World Laughter Day was celebrated in India, 19 years since I first experience World Laughter Day on the first Sunday in January 2000 in Copenhagen, and 14 years since The Laughter Club in St Albans first celebrated World Laughter Day on the first Sunday in May.

Those are just a few past years and we are really chuffed to be celebrating another World Laughter Day in St Albans on 5 May 2019 jointly with over 100 countries around the world.

Please join us in Wadley Hut on 5 May 2019 at 1pm to 2:30pm for a bit of laughter and celebration fun.

…and Laughter Club International (UK)

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 7th April at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in February by Orlando and Radwa who are MA Student at University of Westminster doing a radio project.

There are over 110 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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.

Miss Charity Drag UK

The first Miss Drag UK event and Miss Dee aka Mr dod aka Laughter Yoga Teacher Kevin dOdemont  goes on to win the title of Miss Charity Drag UK.

Big condragulations!

Next step is the Drag Idol event where Miss Dee will be taking lipsyncing to the next level, i.e. singing…

In the end there is always Laughter Yoga for the greatness in everyone!

Laughter Yoga at the 2020 Olympics

One Minute Laughter for World Peace at the Opening of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Laughter Yoga leaders from Japan have already had two successful meetings with the officials’ in charge of the opening ceremony in Tokyo.

To support the petition please sign via link.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation is here!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

You are always in good hands with approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Getting the training accredited has been a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

The courses from UnitedMind that have been approved as FHT Accredited Training are

  • 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St. Albans, Durham, Preston and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified 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
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

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/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified 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 March 2019

Laughter at Corporate Wellbeing Week organised by Business Partner, The Wellness Movement

Welcome to March 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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. Spring Swirls from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man
  3. Cancer and Laughter Yoga
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life
  5. Gibberish Coach Training in Durham
  6. Laughter Yoga at 2020 Olympics
  7. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  8. Remember booking 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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our March 2019 diary

February has been wonderfully full of laughter workshops and training around the country.

Even with a busy March ahead, we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, foot bicycle or tricycle – even by a ship-shipping ship shipping shipping ships, I think!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In March there is lots of laughter to be shared and with International Happiness Day we will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator.

We also work with some outstanding partners who are second to none at organising corporate wellbeing events, ask us and they step in to plan and bring it all together for your team together with you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Spring Swirls from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga is a key that unlocks the true you – potentially!

Everything comes at a price, or does it? Well, laughter brings you an abundance of prizes wihen you practice sustained laughter every day.

Too often we let other people be the key to our laughter and wait for them to make us laugh, e.g. photo – which person are you, smile or frown?

Laughter is too precious and important to leave to the change meeting which is why we take action and start each day with a laugh.

Even when it feels like hard work from the bottom of your toes…

Guess what! Your toes will start wiggling and your whole body creates a jiggle as you let the laughter rift through your body ripping your seriousness from your joyful personality.

One quarter or even one sixth of an hour is all you need to kick up your own self to soaring heights.

NB If you are as bad at fractions as I am it really just equals 10-15 minutes…

It seems like springtime so it must be close.

Today (as I am writing this) I had a beautiful experience of weather laughs with my group of adults with learning disabilities, and undoubtedly the sunshine laughter hit all high notes.

We have been waiting for the light.

I wish you a healthy and positive outlook in life, work, and everywhere you go – from the bottom of my grateful heart.  Thank you for your laughter!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why not?

A great line up is waiting to be introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, and this month you are in for another treat when we introduce a true YES-sayer.

Meet Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man

Dave thought it was well-early ahead of time to be asked to be part of The Playing Human Conference in June 2020 but as the Founder of SayYesMore how could he refuse…

In 2012 Dave started sharing a personal motto – and it became a movement!

SayYesMore had been a life-affirming message for many years for him and it was a reminder for Dave that small changes to lifestyle can in fact make a big difference as well as being a gentle push at times when it feels rather hopeless.

SayYesMore is a growing community based on positive people supporting each other. There are over 10,000 people all over the world in the YesTribe community but it is more than just about saying yes, it is about helping each other create better, more positive lives.

The YesTribe community holds annual festivals, the Yestival and have converted a double-decker bus into a community space where people are encouraged to spend more time in the countryside, at the same time as actively working towards their potential.

And there is more to Dave than SayYesMore, he is a real-life adventurer who steps into any challenge with positivity and passion.

There is lots more to come!

Read more about Dave on davecornthwaite.com.

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Ant Bennett, The Miracle Man
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These truly motivational people are not only there talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Cancer and Laughter Yoga

In life we have more than one best friend and they fill differenct spaces and places in our hearts.

My best friend just lost her best friend. Last year my other best friend lost her best friend. To cancer.

To loose someone close, whether a friend, a family member, a colleague, is heart breaking and it happens all the time because it is a fact of life.

When I went to share Laughter Yoga at Whittington NHS Macmillan at their 4th Macmillan Cancer Care Conference early in February I was looking forward to seeing faces I met the previous years.

Some were not there anymore.

Cancer is something we all want to beat and it just seems to take too long and in the meantime people fall away.

There are also some amazing stories of survival and some of them come from the world of Laughter Yoga.

First year of the cancer care conference, 2016

Although Laughter Yoga may not be the cure for all things, one thing is for sure, when we share laughter and practice Laughter Yoga daily we lower stress and we increase the levels of lymphocytes, cells that play a large role in defending our body against – and that can only be a good thing!

Macmillan is amazing and the members of the Whittington NHS Macmillan team will go to the end of the world to make their patients, carers, families, staff have a good experience amidst the not so great experience of living with cancer.

Third year cake, 2018.

Every year they put on an event that highlights the true sense of being more than just a number and a diagnosis.

This is what the team is all about!

We are not numbers and definitely not statistical data.

At Whittington NHS Macmillan everyone is special!

I love sharing Laughter Yoga with Macmillan because it does make a big difference even if it is only the tiniest of spark for embracing laugther in life that is ignited.

We WILL beat Cancer!

If you would like to know more about coping with life, stress management, team building, and other key factors in work and life, using Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy please contact me via email, lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life

The courses are booming with laughter-willing people and the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London in March closed early for registrations.

In all the years I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers there is no better sensation than watching the change in people from first entering the room until they leave the course in the afternoon of the final day.

Even if it stops there. Even if the new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders change their minds about sharing Laughter Yoga with others, even if they only came for themselves – to reconnect with their joy and their true laughter, that is okay.

There is opportunity for adding skills to bring to work, to start your own business with new methods added, changing communities, workplaces, families, and more.

However, re-igniting your joy and your laughter is the core of the training.

The rest is just ‘glitter on top’.

Please get in touch about our 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher courses, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Coach Training in Durham

Gibberish training is awesome!

There is no other word for it because it is mind-moving, fun, serious, challenging, and most of all it is triggering new ideas and visions.

It has been a few years since the 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach training ran in North-East and now we are back.

Read more about the training and make sure you book it on time www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach.

Special price is £75 and you can book in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

Laughter Yoga at the 2020 Olympics

One Minute Laughter for World Peace at the Opening of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Laughter Yoga leaders from Japan have already had two successful meetings with the officials’ in charge of the opening ceremony in Tokyo.

To support the petition please sign via link.

Miss Dee runs for Miss Drag UK

Miss Drag UK is happening in Folkestone on 10th March 2019.

There will be Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers plus one Master Trainer to support Miss Dee Licious. Our very own Laughter Yoga Teacher, Mr dod, has been touring Norfolk to spread awareness of his special brand.

If you cannot make it to Folkestone you may still be able to support the great cause of diversity. Laughter Yoga is all about inclusion!

Visit Mr dod and Miss Dee and show your support on www.mrdodfitness.com.

Laughter Club International (UK)

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 3rd March at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in February by Orlando and Radwa who are MA Student at University of Westminster doing a radio project.

There are over 110 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is coming!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St. Albans, Durham, Preston and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified 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
  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified 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 February 2019

Welcome to February 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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. Just a Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man
  3. Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture
  4. Business Experts Programme
  5. From Mr dod to Miss Dee
  6. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  7. Remember booking 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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our February 2019 diary

2019 started out with getting the car road ready for a really busy time ahead in January, and we are not slowing down.

However, please remember we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, foot or bicycle – even tricycle, I think!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In February we will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

No matter how booked we will always do our very best to find a good day, time, and/or a great Laughter Facilitator for you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Just a Thought from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga unravels you!

From my first Laughter Yoga experience in January 2000 to starting running workshops in the field in 2003 and being the longest teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher in the UK starting teaching in 2007 there is not a moment I have not been treasuring when I look back.

The change in the laughter and the delivery or workshops and training has developed as a natural process of getting to know laughter, do laughter and be laughter.

Friendships and alliances form when we are all on the same page when it comes to encouraging positive change from within and in our shared world.

Mental health becomes our mission as we combat the conditions faced by so many nowadays, and with Laughter Yoga we create way for solutions of the most nurturing kind.

When facing adversity and life changes we become stronger when we know Laughter Yoga and benefit from the resourcefulness we find inside outselves when we practice it daily.

Best of all, Laughter Yoga is non-religious, non-political, non-racial, pro-all-good-things-in-life, completely unifying!

I wish you a healthy and positive outlook in life, work, and everywhere you go – from the bottom of my grateful heart.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why…

When I was considering repeating The Playing Human Conference before the first one ran in September 2018 I was determined to never again organise this type of event.

I teach and I run workshops – and I love it! My passion for creating the platform for positive transformation is delightfully uncovered in this work.

However, I looked at the lit up faces when people entered Conway Hall to join others in learning ways to be more playful in their lives and at work and I made the decision there and then that there is a real need for coming together, meeting, sharing, experiencing new ideas for a changed world.

Meet Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man

A truly inspirational young man who is on a mission to change the outlook and the way of moving forward in life.

Young people are inspired by his story and by his methods for moving forward in life – as are adults!

Ant was given a 10% survival chance after he returned from a Paris school trip with 3 viral infections attacking him from within.

He fought for his life and in recent years Anthony was voted one of the happiest people in the UK by the Independant on Sunday in their ‘Happy List’ for the work he carries out to help enrich the lives of others.

Ant will be sharing his story and empower us to be our best selves when we are out sharing the magic of laughter, joy and positive change.

Read more about Ant on anthonyinspires.com.

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These awesome and inspiring people are not only there talk, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture

After an intense week of teaching the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead I returned with many reflections and deep thoughts.

Laughter Yoga is definitely a physical activity and we shared loads of moments of truly cathartic laughter, joy, and tears of all types.

The laughter itself paved the way for deeper experiences to surface and the sharing of stories, the friendship, the creation of joy, the all sorts of awesome things in life, happened there – right under our noses for us to grab.

In the Laughter Yoga Leader Training friendships and connections are made but in the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training friendships and connections are deepened in a way that makes it seem as if we have all known each other longer than the five days.

Every group is special and every training leaves me with lots to digest. Even if people do not stay in touch, there will still be friendships that have formed and whenever we come together there is understanding of why we don’t always remain in communication.

Whether people come to learn to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher or to get a fully and more complete understanding of all aspects of Laughter Yoga does not matter, the fact is that people come together to learn and to share.

We all leave with is a cornucupia full to the brim with inspiration, knowledge, wisdom, and a real thirst for making it happen.

This is personal and professional development at its grandest!

There was a purity of intentions in the group in January 2019 that builds on all the past years’ groups, and together with all those who came before, they go on to live the vision they created on the final day of the training.

A vision to change the world with kindness, smiles and laughter.

UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers come together at a Reunion on 12-14 July 2019 at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead. £150 for the stay

Laughter Yoga Teachers take Laughter Yoga one step further!

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Business Experts Programme

Completing the training as Laughter Yoga Professional opens a whole new world of opportunity.

Sometimes it can leave you shell shocked and almost paralysed with all the new ideas and instead of moving towards the vision and goals nothing really happens.

When we do what we have always done, we get what we have always got.

Take action or feed your mind on how to shift your gear up one notch on the Business Experts Programme.

You will be covering topics like

  • Creating a Killer BIO
  • Improving presentation skills
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Creating a Business Plan

Next time the Business Experts Programme runs is

Special offer is £125, normal price is £275.

If you are interested in our Business Experts Programme or in any of our training courses, workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, or other events, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

From Mr dod to Miss Dee

Kevin aka Mr dod trained as a Laughter Yoga Leader in December 2017 and has been running a Laughter Club in Norwich since February 2018.

No one I know of in Norfolk is as out in the market with his brand as Mr dod!

There is a whole and deep story behind Kevin and a heart that beats for laughter and fun, joy and happiness.

Powerhoop is Mr dod’s fitness routine, Laughter Yoga the mental health resource, and since becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Mr dod has stepped up the drag game big time.

No longer simply Mr dod – now appearing everywhere as Miss Dee Licious.

Miss Dee has reached the final stage of Miss Drag UK as Finalist and there is so much work to do on hair, make up, wardrobe and lip sync routine plus walking in heels.

Laughter Yoga takes us one step further on fulfilling our dreams and Miss Dee is living proof that it only takes one step out of your comfort zone to kick off a ravine of events and happenstances.

Thank you for making your lip sync debut at the Talent Night of Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempestead in October-November 2018 – ace performance!

We are rooting for you!

Visit Mr dod and Miss Dee and show your support on www.mrdodfitness.com.

Laughter Club International (UK)

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 3rd February at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in January by Laughter Yoga Master Trainer from Korea, Suyeon Lee, who taught us other ways to laugh.

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is next step!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Preston and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified 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
  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified 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.

1st Laughter Yoga Leader Training of 2019

Laughter News January 2019

Welcome to January 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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 January News we share the following…

  1. A Reflection from Yours Truly
  2. Workplace Laughter Workshops and Training
  3. Why The Playing Human Conference happens NOW
  4. London and the UK – we cover from edge to edge
  5. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  6. The Certified Training Formula on the way to Accreditation
  7. Remember booking 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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our January 2019 diary

2019 is looking to start out real busy but remember we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, bicycle or foot!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In January I will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

People who have fun get more done!

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

A Reflection from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga is fantastic!

As I was looking at my diary for 2019 this morning I glanced at the year we are just about to complete – with great gratitude.

2018 has been an outstanding year in so many ways and the laughter we have shared has been truly exceptional…

  • 12 x Laughter Club
  • 1 x The Playing Human Conference
  • 2 x Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 22 x Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 6 x Laughter Therapy, Gibberish and Coach training
  • 85 x Laughter Workshops (20 of them run by my Laughter Colleagues)
  • 1 x Laughter Workshop still to run before 1 January 2019

The rest of my time has been spent keeping 14 websites live and living, summing up accounts, replying to emails, taking calls, writing this newsletter, organising events, updating social media, and the odd free weekend now and then.

I am not intending to brag but simply expressing my delight that I am able to do what I enjoy doing, taking great pride in my work and feeling hugely humbled by the trust.

I love it – I love sharing Laughter Yoga and positive change! I would do even more when possible.

Can you tell?

No laughter-year without its share of challenges, though.

However, Laughter Yoga is so embedded in me as a coping strategy that even those conflicts that caused tears and painful experiences turned into valuable lessons to grow from and build stronger relationships where possible.

The joys and laughter exceed the challenges by far and this is where I find my thoughts go when I look back and pick out memories that shine.

There is no laughter that is irritating, too loud, too strange, excessive, weird or anything else than a wonderful harmony of joyful sounds.

Your sharing of your laughter over the years have brought healing and joy to me and more people that either of us can possibly imagine.

I feel blessed to have had all of this going on, thank you all for being part of the venture and for making laughter happen in so many places.

Practicing Laughter Yoga does not remove obstacles but instead make them more tolerable and easier to live with or even overcome.

Without you, the organisations, companies, workplaces, business partners, individuals, students, colleagues, family and friends I would not have been sharing as much laughter as I have been in 2018 and since 2000.

I am ready for a busy 2019 with even more to share.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Wishing you health, happiness and abundance in all areas of life now and beyond the coming year.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

Workplace Laughter Workshops and Training

There was a comment following a corporate Workshop I recently held at the Q&A part at the end of the session about laughing at yourself.

A popular laughter exercise is Laugh at Yourself and it was interesting to discuss how some can find it difficult to laugh at the self and what defines us.

The point of the exercise is exactly that, to remove what we make things mean, to not laugh AT but to laugh as a coping tool.

Funny thing about Laughter Yoga and the words we use to describe Laughter Yoga…

We say ‘laugh for no reason’ when in reality we do laugh for reasons which are life-related.

So, instead someone made up that we laugh ‘unconditionally’ – SAME THING!

No conditions, no reasons.

Then we ‘fake’ the laughter but someone couldn’t say that because no one wants ‘fake’ so we ‘simulate’ the laughter or ‘pretend’ – SAME THING AGAIN!

Laughter is truth and honesty and all this pretending it is something or another makes me smile at the thought because these are exactly the things and issues we are addressing and attempting to remove or resolve with Laughter Yoga and the daily practice.

As the saying goes, “life happens outside the comfort zone”.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Get-Together Dec 2018

Laughter is a true blessing when shared with colleagues, friends and family just as much as when shared with strangers!

I am always happy to travel to you to teach, play and to speak at your short or long event. Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter, joy and connection!

Love Laughter Yoga and love life!

Read a bit more about me and my laughter venture with UnitedMind Laughter Yoga, Lotte Mikkelsen, on www.lottemikkelsen.com.

Together with colleagues and partners, as well as by myself, I provide long-term programmes to ensure the success of incorporating laughter as a professional statement and tool for creating results, both personally and professionally.

The workshops and keynotes we deliver have a deep-rooted foundation in real-life experience as well as in medical and scientific research.

UnitedMind and partners are proper experts in delivering Laughter Key Notes, Workshops and Training in the areas of

  • Mental health
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Team building
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Science behind laughter
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Therapy
  • Gibberish and more

If you are interested in information about our corporate services please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Why The Playing Human Conference happens NOW!

You may have read a bit about The first Playing Human Conference which was held in September 2018. Perhaps even the story of why it is important for us now.

You can revisit the article on www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughter-conference/why-the-playing-human-conference-is-key/.

People are stressed to their max capacity and as such keep forgetting about the important things in life including being playful.

There are many days where seriousness creeps in, even when attending a conference like The Playing Human Conference.

However, the event provides methods for adapting and adopting skills to remain playful and funloving – even when life throws serious stuff in our faces.

When you commit to the dates, they become real as they enter your diary.

Often we delay making the decision and suddenly the event is over or seats have sold out, or our diary has become full of other events and commitments.

This is true for a lot of things in life…

When you decide for anything it starts happening – NOW!

Why not save a bit of money, like £50, and make sure you save the dates?

Three days of celebrating Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary with Founders, Dr and Mrs Kataria, followed by The Playing Human Conference with speakers who are joining us to play and to share their serious stories of what brought them to curiosity and courage in life – £100 right now.

Did you notice who is coming?

  • Anthony Bennett, Survivor and Inspirational Speaker
  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist

These awesome and inspiring people are not only there to tell a story, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

London and UK – Laughter Yoga everywhere

In December we welcomed new Laughter Yoga Leaders and shared laughter with companies and organisations in London and South West England and in Denmark.

What a great learning curve for us all, both facilitator and participants.

Fabulous experience!

Whenever I am invited or booked to run a workshop or training I learn as I teach.

There is such tremendous beauty in the change people experience when they are willing to be willing to explore something that may feel different than what we usually engage ourselves in on a daily basis.

A recent comment from a large corporate client:

I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic session you ran for me with my team. The feedback, comments and discussions I have had since highlight to me that people found it informative, useful and, frankly, brilliant. I will confess, I was a bit nervous about it myself, but your professionalism, knowledge, skills and passion shone thorough. It was amazing to watch the transformation of people in the room – it was a physical, real thing to witness – as they gained the confidence to move away from the walls and join in. Then at the end, I think everyone got the point and it had a significant impact on many in the room.

 

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 6th January at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Certified Training Formula

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Blackpool and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic.

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

       

  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified 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.

Final 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London

Laughter News December 2018

Welcome to December 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, 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!

The year has been full of laughter – thank you!

And it is not over yet! There is still lots of laughter to be shared and December is the busiest December has ever been in terms of Laughter Yoga Training and Laughter Workshops.

Laughter is a true blessing when shared with friends and family just as much as when shared with strangers!

I am always happy to travel to you to teach, play and to speak at your short or long event. Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter, joy and connection!

In December I will be sharing a lot of laughter in London and I will also be laughing in Denmark and other parts of the UK…and more…

No distance is too far when your joy and laughter is at stake!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

In December News we share the following…

  1. Corporate Laughter Workshops and Training
  2. Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary and The Playing Human Conference 2020
  3. London and the UK – touching, moving, inspiring
  4. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  5. The Certified Training Formula
  6. Remember booking 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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our December 2018 diary

My first car drove a lot of miles, too…

December 2018 looks just as wonderful with plenty of laughter as the past months have.

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Remember we are always ready to be up to something with laughter and no distance is too far when the car is on the road!

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Corporate Laughter Workshops and Training

The number of workplaces who are choosing Laughter Yoga, Laughter Coaching and Laughter Therapy as a method for combatting various business needs such as team building, stress management, communication and presentation skills, as well as the more hidden pains within their staff, has risen dramatically over the past few years.

This increase in the requirement for laughter workshops and training is a great trend that is continuing into 2019 and beyond.

Already the diary well into 2020 is bursting with bookings and I am tremendously grateful for the trust in the work we deliver around the country.

There has been and continues to be great focus on mental health in both the public and private sectors, and in this area we have many great results using Laughter Yoga as a long-term method to help integrate healthy habits and move forward in life.

Mental health is NO LAUGHING MATTER and we take it extremely serious when we work within organisations with challenges of this nature seeing that we work with people, emotions, teams, families and encounter many issues that require true connection and huge capacity for compassion. This is what we create when we share laughte and community.

Laughter Yoga is for more than just one-off workshops and events.

We provide long-term programmes to ensure the success of incorporating laughter as a professional statement and tool for creating results, both personally and professionally.

People who experience this often feel more connected with their peers, grounded in themselves as well as feel ready for any challenge.

There is not one single area where Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy cannot be applied to benefit individuals and groups.

Your organisation benefits from an allround solution with the potential for building relations, creating focus and motivation, lowering absence and improving staff retention and morale.

The workshops and keynotes we deliver have a deep-rooted foundation in real-life experience as well as in medical and scientific research.

UnitedMind and our partners are experts in delivering Laughter Key Notes, Workshops and Training in the areas of

  • Mental health
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Team building
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Science behind laughter

If you are interested in hear more about our corporate services please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary

Laughter Yoga 20th Anniversary Celebration 2015

We are back to our original dates so you may want to change your diary to 5th to 7th June 2020 when we re-enter Conway Hall to celebrate Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary and celebrate being Playing Humans.

I am conscious that it may seem early to get the word out but I can assure you that venues are already booked far into the distance as are professional speakers.

So. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that many keynotes are in place and although there may still be some surprises the line up is awesome!

  • Friday 5th June 2020 is Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary Celebration and will be opened by Dr Madan Kataria and Mrs Madan Kataria

…and The Playing Human Conference 2020!

Saturday 6th June 2020 is the start of The Playing Human Conference 2020 with keynotes I will shortly start introducing because when it really comes down to time we have so little before June 2020…

  • Anthony Bennett, Survivor and Inspirational Speaker
  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist

And remember – these fantastic people are not only there to tell a story, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

If you want to put your interest forward you can book now, there are only 200 seats made available and with a fee this time of £100 (early bird) and £150 (full fee) for all three days I am fairly certain we will fill Conway Hall in 2020.

There are 40 VIP seats and only a few left!

Booking www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-playing-human-conference-2020

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

London and UK – touching, moving, inspiring

One year ago with BBC and McVities

November and all the months prior to now have been full of shared laughter and although some may find it unexpected and others may love it what is a common denominator for all workshops and training is that we have spent time finding laughter and laughter has flown.

Laughter connects us and helps us find common ground to move on from disagreement, adversity, differences, ups and downs, and all the things that constantly happen in life and at work.

  • London is on a laughter high!
  • The rest of the UK is on a laughter roll!
  • The whole World is on a laughter mission!

November saw new Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers hit the towns and cities of the country, and there were laughter workshops held in nurseries, groups with learning disabilities, professional consultants, insurance people, and that is just November…

Throughout 2018 almost 20 workshops have been channeled from me to Laughter Professionals with whom I work with on a regular basis because I have not had the availability.

I wish I could work with every client who come to me, but I also enjoy nurturing the people who have trusted me with their training and development, and I, in turn, trust them to deliver to very high standards. Furthermore, we work together and my vision is to create opportunities for laughter for us all.

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 2nd December at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Certified Training Formula

When you become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader or Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher you are not stuck with your presentation.

Learning Laughter Yoga takes you through a formula that works well and teaches you a way of presenting which is a great foundation.

With this formular for introducing and running a laughter session it means you have a standard that you can work with in your sessions but it is far from ‘the only way to do it’.

Everyone has their own style and the format is simply a way of encouraging you to get confidence and to develop your own way of introducing.

Everyone learns the same method of delivery but Laughter Yoga then evolves and develops to be shared from our personality and your soul.

Nothing is set in stone and we come from a variety of backgrounds where we bring in our own core values and ideas, this is what we share in our groups when we are trained Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers.

Since 2007 I have trained more than 1,000 Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders and over 150 Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers. I am not telling this to brag in any way (perhaps just a little moment of feeling proud and feeling grateful), instead it is to highlight the popularity and the need for this type of training.

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is really popular as a starter and both myself and the teachers I have trained enjoy teaching Laughter Yoga Leader students on courses around the country.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Blackpool and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

There are currently 104 regular Laughter Clubs started by Laughter Yoga Professionals.

However, there are MANY more Laughter Yoga Professionals who have trained and taken Laughter Yoga and Laughter Coaching into their lives, their workplaces, and their communities without starting a social Laughter Club.

It is all about deciding what is suitable for you!

The 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is the next step where you learn to teach Laughter Yoga Leaders and use more techniques in your professional work and personal life.

The training has been running at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead since I started teaching the course in November 2012 – and it is amazing.

You get the opportunity to connect with some wonderful Laughter Yoga Professionals who together with you are taking Laughter Yoga to a whole new level. We go into the depth of breathing as well as discuss business oppotunities, you share you own special talent even if you think you have none, and much more.

The price you pay for the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is inclusive of accommodation from Monday to Friday and includes a vegetarian diet all week.

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga will feature in the book by Elizabeth Gowing, “Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places; a yoga journey round Britain” coming out with Bradt in June 2019. We were excited to invite Elizabeth in to experience Laughter Yoga with us at our Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Blackpool in October.

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic.

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified 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
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

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 certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 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 November 2018

Welcome to November 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London and all over, 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!

Anna Rachel Photography for The Wellness Movement

What a month – thank you for October!

Following on from September and the conference buzz I have been busy with teaching in Blackpool and in London, running workshops with corporate teams in London, midwives in the Midlands, and many other health and wellness events around the country.

Thank you for trusting me with your laughter!

I am always happy to travel to you to teach or speak at your short or long event. Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter, joy and connection!

Being based in Hertfordshire in South-East England does not limit my work as I travel around the country to share Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events.

November will be taking me to Newcastle, Cambridge, Durham, London, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead – so far…

Anna Rachel Photography for The Wellness Movement

No distance is too far when your joy is at stake!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

In November News we share the following…

  1. The Wellness Movement
  2. Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary and The Playing Human Conference 2020
  3. Business Experts in Hemel Hempstead
  4. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  5. In London and the UK – touching, moving, inspiring
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  7. Remember booking your Laughter Yoga Teacher, Coach, Leader, Gibberish Coach and Laughter Therapist dates!

Reminding you that our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to sharing what we are up to with laughter!

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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our November 2018 diary

November 2018 is another busy month with people getting ready for the year-end.

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Remember that no distance is too far and we are always ready to be up to something with laughter!

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Partnering with The Wellness Movement

For Corporate Wellbeing solutions speak to The Wellness Movement – they know what they are doing and they know about corporate, holistic health.

The Wellness Movement is an organisation set up to enhance the corporate lifestyle, culture and environment, they do this through a variety of initiatives including mental health, nutrition, meditation and physical activities.

The Wellness Movement works with over 100 wellness professionals who are leaders in their respective fields, delivering innovative and on-trend workplace wellbeing solutions, and UnitedMind is partnering up to deliver Laughter Workshops.

  • Mental Health Talks
  • Nutrition Talks
  • Laughter Workshops
  • Breath Workshops
  • Meditation

To find out more about The Wellness Movement please visit them on their website www.thewellnessmovement.co.uk. You can also follow them on Instagram on @thewellnessmovement1.

.If you are interested in hear more about our partnerships please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary

The dates are final for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary for Laughter Yoga in the UK. We will start a weekend of serious laughter, play, joy, learning, fun, connection, and creativity with a grand opening with wonderful Laughter Yoga on Friday 17 April 2020!

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away. With International Laughter Yoga Royalty coming to the UK the venue will fill quick.

Laughter Yoga Professionals are lining up to present their special brand of Laughter Yoga and already I have had to say no to some and maybe to others.

Who will be speaking, who will be sharing, who will be joining the Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary in London in 2020?

…and The Playing Human Conference 2020

will be running on Saturday 18 April 2020 to Sunday 19 April 2020.

The 2018 event was amazing, however, just wait until you hear about the speakers we have in store for you for 2020. Goodness me!

We am still in the process of discussing details with some super-exciting people and you may think we are in good time but we are end of 2018, suddenly it will be 2019, and if 2019 goes as fast as 2018 then suddenly 2020 will be here.

If you want to put your interest forward you can book now, there are only 400 seats and with a fee this time of £100 (early bird) and £150 (full fee) for all three days I am fairly certain we will fill Conway Hall in 2020.

There are 40 VIP seats – the first two rows in the hall, and they have almost all booked by now.

Booking early… www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-playing-human-conference-2020

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Business Experts in Hemel Hempstead

The Business Experts Programme has been running online for a number of years and I have decided to bring it back to a 1-day in-person workshop.

When we spend the hours together the benefits of discussions, work templates, presenting on video, decision making, planning, defining and structuring exceed the benefits of the online equivalent.

Online Business Experts is still a super-valid programme and I recommend it to anyone who wants to take their Laughter Business or Holistic Business further, however, if you can at all make it to Hemel Hempstead please come.

We cover the following key elements of creating your image defining, and refining your strategy

  1. Creating a Killer BIO
  2. Improving presentation skills
  3. Creating a Marketing Plan
  4. Creating a Business Plan

It runs on the following dates in Hemel Hempstead

For more information about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

In London and UK – touching, moving, inspiring

October has been an ocean of laughter blessings!

Sharing Laughter Yoga with innovative companies in London, with 100 bankers, 200 midwives, nurses in London, adults with learning disabilities, and Laughter Yoga Leaders in different locations has been a gift.

It is what I do and it is my business but it does not stop me from feeling a real sense of gratitude when people take on Laughter Yoga. Whether you choose to keep the laughter flowing or go back to ‘how it was’ is your choice, and I can only recommend the first one of those options.

Keep the laughter alive.

And there is always a choice to be made…

I leave my training courses and workshops feeling touched, moved and inspired by each and every one of the individuals and teams who have decided to give it a go. Even those who sits it out in a workshop, may capture a small word of wisdom they take with them in their heart and subconscious mind.

There is lots of laughter to be had and to be shared!

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A gentle reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 7th October at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find all details of where to laugh with others.

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

The 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training has been running at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead since I started teaching the course in November 2012 and they have been amazing.

Felden Lodge also needs to continue to live on and their accommodation fees reflect this. It is the first time since 2012 that they are raising their price and it is reflected in the course fee.

The 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 and onwards is now priced at £850 early bird and £1,195 full fee, in October you can still book at the old early bird fee of £750 for the course running 21-25 January 2019 – check out with coupon ‘2018price’ to get £100 off £850.

The price is including accommodation from Monday to Friday and includes a vegetarian diet throughout the week.

Next 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses run on the following dates

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga will feature in the book by Elizabeth Gowing, “Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places; a yoga journey round Britain” coming out with Bradt in June 2019. We were excited to invite Elizabeth in to experience Laughter Yoga with us at our Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Blackpool in October.

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic.

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified 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
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

All fees 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 certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 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 October 2018

Welcome to October 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London and all over, 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!

September was awesome!

The month saw the first The Playing Human Conference being held in London. I said I would not organise it again but experiencing the buzz had me quickly change my mind. Read more about the event in this newsletter.

In addition to the conference, September has been a great month for sharing Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy, it has been full of wonderful workshops with midwives, local town communities, banks, insurance companies, Gibberish training and Laughter Therapist training plus a birthday live interview on Channel 4 4Music Trending Live as well as a Wednesday evening interview on Radio Humber – to mention just a little bit.

Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter!

Just a reminder, that although I am based in Hertfordshire in South-East England I travel around the country to share Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events. In October I will be in Blackpool, Yorkshire, Cambridge, Newcastle and many other places sharing laughter.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In October News we share the following…

  1. The Playing Human Conference – NOT a one-off!
  2. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  3. Gibberish Training is not just for fun
  4. Across London and the UK – making a difference in community and workplace
  5. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – some courses are full
  6. Remember booking your Laughter Yoga Teacher, Coach, Leader, Gibberish Coach and Laughter Therapist dates!

Reminding you that our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to sharing what we are up to with laughter!

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 memories 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 also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our October 2018 diary

October 2018 is as busy as ever with everyone back at work and study. To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Remember that no distance is too far when your joy and laughter is at stake!

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Playing Human Conference – NOT a one-off!

I gotta give it to the people who came together with the speakers at The Playing Human Conference! They changed my mind.

I huge and resounding THANK YOU! to all of your who came and played in London. Lots of love.

Before the conference kicked off on Thursday 27 September and had its final moments of glory on 28 September I was determined that I would not organise another Playing Human Conference.

However, the two days made it clear to me that there is an enormous need and a real desire for this particular event. Bringing together people from all walks of life, many of whom are trained Laughter Yoga Professionals, and some who are not, some who come from business and the health industry and yet some who are trainers of other methods in line with play, happiness, and mindfulness.

There is more to laughter than Laughter Yoga, more to living life happily than work, family and a home, there is so much more to life and some of it concerns community, connection, compassion, and play!

Playing as an adult makes life magical. Play lifts you into creativity, into caring and being a special human being with a deeper-reaching root to what makes our lives special and resonating with wonderful energy, love and joy.

The two days in London brought this home.

Undoubtedly play is the element where learning takes place, learning to be better people, better parents, better friends, mums, daughters, sons, dads, brothers, sisters, colleagues, better understanders, better all people.

The other elements are water, air, fire, metal and earth…

The reality of what we created in those two days struck me when we all dispersed into our own separate lives Friday evening with the knowing that seeds had been sown and now the big challenge is to share and to spread the idea of being Playing Humans in real life and at work.

There is nothing religious or dubious about it, it is an attitude adjustment and a wink in the eye along with a willingness to explore what seems to be tabu in our society…

Frown alert! when we laugh and smile too much. We have to be serious to achieve and be seen to be committed to work, relationship, life in gereral.

What if…

As if there is a ‘what if’. This is a truth, we become more able at work, better functioning, more creative, more motivated, more lots of things, when we tap into a brain space that is rarely utilised to it’s full potential.

We become Full-Potential Humans!

Listening to Robert Holden, Linda Leclerc, Patch Adams, Corinne Cosseron, Leif Hansen, Pady O’Connor and Jo-Dee Walmsley was touching, moving and inspiring. When we aspire to be the best version of ourselves the strive for peace is obtainable. Only through facing our own ‘suckness’ through our own looking glass can we change ways that are less accepting, let go of habits that are sometimes destructive and judging, discover how to surf on top of life and loving it all.

We were tired in the evenings, a good tired, yet there was still room for laughter as we settled in our Premier Inn room to check our friends and businesses.

A moment of shared laughter – try not to laugh along.

Our play, happiness and laughter events are essential for thriving and for re-vitalising in the workplace and home where little things may get to you and leave you depleted, sometimes feeling defeated.

Already in the melting pot and almost in the diary for 5-7 June 2020 is The Playing Human Conference 2020 where we start with a day of Laughter Yoga celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Laughter Yoga, then moving into The Playing Human Conference on 6-7 June where we will soon be launching a fantastic new programme with new and old ground-breakers, free-thinkers, fun-lovers, play-enthusiasts and storytellers!

If you want to put your interest forward you can book now, there are only 400 seats and with a fee this time of £100-150 I am fairly certain we will fill Conway Hall in 2020.

Booking early…

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A gentle reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 7th October at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find all details of where to laugh with others.

It is a really easy place to find a local club where Laughter Yoga is at the heart of the activities. The Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK has been active since 2011 and has had over 85 thousand views so we believe it is a resource for everyone who fancies adding a bit more laughter to their lives, want to meet other positive people, or simply have a willingness to explore things that connect us.

If you cannot find a Laughter Club in your neighbourhood you are always welcome to train as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and start your own Laughter Club because there can never be too many Laughter Clubs and we still have a lot of ground to cover in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Leader and Laughter Yoga Teacher information is listed further down, and if you cannot make any of the scheduled dates then how about getting a group of minimum 4 people together and we will come to you and train your people.

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Training

I have mentioned Gibberish many times in the past but every time I run the 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach training I re-excite about what this technology really can do for us all. In communication, miscommunication, verbal interaction and in life in general.

The day is filled with the theory of Gibberish but more importantly with playful Gibberish exercises and expansion on our Gibberish vocabulary.

Next Certified Gibberish Training is in the following locations:

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Events across London and the UK – laughter matters!

There have been some wonderful events taking place that I have been very lucky to be invited to take part in as the Laughter Yoga essence.

In September I have shared laughter at the recurring High Wycombe Community Wellbeing Day and it was a wonderful day of creative crafting, food for thought, food for the body, mind juice, activities for children, and Laughter Yoga for all. Thank you for inviting me again this year!

The bank environment can be stressful like all professional workplaces and Laughter Yoga can be a great tool to connect in teams and share a greater sense of belonging, get inspired and get ready for autumn!

The midwives students were fantastic and when I returned home I had an invitation to be playful with Laughter Yoga at an annual midwives conference for 200 wonderful life-bringers. I am so appreciative of this connection.

New memories have been created, new ideas circulating in my mind, and warmth in my heart for everyone who have taken part in laughter and play, not just in September but throughout the years I have been involved and engaged in joyful work.

Last month I wrote that teaching is not just about passing on information and lessons, every time I teach Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy I learn valuable lessons in compassion, humanity, individuality and community.

It is seriously true!

And there is always a choice to be made…

I leave my training courses feeling touched, moved and inspired by each and every one of the individuals and teams who have decided to take on Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy, and it comforts me to know there is a bright and joyful future ahead of us – as if by magic.

There is so much more to tell but I will leave it for another time and let you read on – reminding you that Laughter Yoga is not too far away both date- and place-wise.

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Autumn

Please note that our London course typically runs on Thursday-Friday but Mel and I have been experimenting with weekends in London and are offering one more weekend-training, on 8-9 December. Please note that the course in October is now full and the course in London on 8-9 December has only few spaces left.

  • 04-05 October Blackpool 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 18-19 October London 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training FULL
  • 17-18 November Durham 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 08-09 December London 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 15-16 September St Albans 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

All 2-day courses run from 10am to 5pm both days.

Please make your booking via secure link on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogaleader/.

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga Leader and Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is increasingly popular – I have made this statement for many years now and it is as true as ever and we have already trained over 100 individuals in 2018.

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, the training courses are fantastic.

They are a great addition to life as well as to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work and business-related demands.

The courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adapted to any group in terms of laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified 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
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified 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/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified 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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

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/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-month programme)

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Gibberish Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

Certified 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/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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.

All fees 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 certified training courses please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or telephone 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.