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!

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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.

Laughter News September 2018

Welcome to September 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!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe if you haven’t already!

Once again in August I had the awesome chance to laugh with car enthusiasts and happy festival goers at BBC Children In Need event CarFest 2018 – this time in the South with my Laughter Colleague, Liz Doyle.

FASTASTIC AND FUN!

There has been MUCH laughter in August, a month I have traditionally held free for time off.

This year’s August has been completely different as I have been running Laughter Training and workshops around the country and I will share a bit from my laughter trips, so please do keep reading.

Just a reminder, that I am based in Hertfordshire in South-East England but I travel around the country to share Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In September News we share the following…

  1. CarFest South 2018 – what another buzz!
  2. Why be playful in life? The Playing Human Conference – what’s in it for you?
  3. Business Therapy with Sue and Cathy!
  4. Across London and the UK – making a difference in community and workplace
  5. The Telephone Laughter Club – a few good changes
  6. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training the rest of 2018 and into 2019
  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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our September 2018 diary

September 2018 is another busy month and 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 at work and we are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates.

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

CarFest 2018 South – another shared laugh!

Thank you so much CarFest North and South for inviting us to share Laughter Yoga!

It was fantastic to experience laughing with festival goers in both North and South at the BBC Children in Need CarFest 2018.

Liz and I took to the stage together at the South event and when we started our planned laughter exercises the skies and clouds and everything above opened with heavy raindrops hitting us all!

We still managed to keep the laughter flowing in the festival drizzle.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to the organisers of CarFest. We hope to be back next year with more laughter exercises and encouraging daily laughter!

Watch on Youtube from South as well as North:

Please visit http://www.carfest.org/ to read more about the event.

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

Having a Daily Laughter Practice does not remove obstacles and challenges but they seem easier to accept and move forward from regardless what they are.

Laughter Yoga’s popularity is increasing every day and our courses and workshops are booked early across London and around the UK and the world!

We are life changers and Laughter Yoga is our choice of voice!

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.

The Playing Human Conference – what’s in it for you?

If you missed the introductions of our extra-ordinary keynote speakers please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/category/laughter-conference

For the past many months I have been raving on about The Playing Human Conference which opens its doors in less than a month to two days of fun, serious learning and networking in London.

The event is more than a playful conference for having a few days out. There is real science behind the idea that being playful can really help us focus, stay motivated and become more productive.

It is an inspirational opportunity to learn from outstanding individuals who seem to have mastered the ancient art of play. They are sharing their secrets to lifelong contentment with us over the two days and in essence giving you some real-life techniques to help you through all seasons of life.

Two days where happiness, improvisation, play, laughter, masks, theatre, comedy and attitude take centre stage for you and with you.

Playfulness makes us better colleagues, laughter connects us and people who laugh together stay together, we judge less and find better solutions.

The range of playful speakers at the conference will give you food for thought and with the great variety of idea share, backgrounds and experience in the area of playfulness, laughter and living a happy, thriving life, there is something for everyone.

If you are still thinking about it, then stop.

Thinking is an activity that takes place in the part of the brain from where all logic and judgment stems and this is also the place where past solutions may not have worked and may never work. Becoming more playful enables us to access other parts of our brain that can help us become more creative and enjoy becoming balanced while surfing on top of life and work.

You can read all about the event on http://www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference/.

Play is essential for any adult and The Playing Human Conference is the event where you get fired up with ideas on how to improve your life at work and home.

                

              

Read “Play Doens’t End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess, Too”. Or copy and paste the link https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336360521/play-doesnt-end-with-childhood-why-adults-need-recess-too.

Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Business Therapy with Cathy and Sue

When Business Experts and Therapists Sue Haswell and Cathy Towers deliver their two days’ Business Therapy your busines is in for a tranformational journey.

The 2-day Business Therapy workshop helps you take a whole bright new look at the business! It’s not prescriptive, and we aren’t attached to any outcomes.

The workshop is fun, action-packed, reflective, deep, moving and inspiring. You will leave with new ideas and a new commitment to your business.

Early booking recommended for 24-25 November 2018.

If you have any questions or need more information about Business Therapy, or 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!

August is a great holiday month for many families and people across the country. I used to keep the month free for spending time with my daughter but now she is much older and her life is full of her own busy so I organise my time as and when people want to laugh and learn Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga took me to Cardiff where we were 14 ‘girls’ spending two days laughing and learning. Carol, who had completed the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 2009, had invited me to run the training and we ended up with a really nice group of laughter-willing people.

Four people had been to The Festival of Happiness in Manchester in early June where they decided to come on the training, and the rest of the group had either just found Laughter Yoga or been pondering on it for quite some time before deciding to train as Laughter Yoga Leaders.

“I found the course absolutely amazing, uplifting and it was a tremendous emotional release for me having been silent (believe it or not) and suppressing my bubbly personality for years and years.”

Thank you so much for joining me in Cardiff, I cannot wait to hear about the laughter spreading all over Wales and West-England.

Durham was beautiful, too, where 7 people turned up to learn the practice of Laughter Yoga in North-East England and even from Dundee in Scotland.

“I had a fantastic time at the weekend with you and the group, and it has brought me so much already. “

I sit here writing and holding some beautiful memories on the forefront of my mind, they trigger memories from course years ago and I am reminded of the tremendous privilege it is to teach Laughter Yoga in the training courses as well as workshops around the country with people who are willing and people who may have reservations.

The outcome is similar – joy and possibilities!

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.

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

I am tremendously grateful to have students and clients from all walks of life who invest in Laughter Yoga and therapeutic methods for reducing stress in the workplace and at home, apopting ways to create positive change in all areas of life, and become more playful, compassionate and mindful through learning Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy.

There are many more groups I have been laughing with in August but I wanted to focus on telling a bit about the Laughter Yoga Training this month as it had been positively filling up many weekends. There will be many more stories to come in the months ahead.

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.

The Telephone Laughter Club

It is exciting that The Telephone Laughter Club now has its own webpage where you can find all details of when we laugh on the phone.

The original 7am Telephone Laughter Club is celebrating 10th Anniversary in September and we are therefore offering weekend laughter at 8am to 8:10am on Saturdays and Sunday – and since we are laughing on the phone you can easily stay in your jimjams.

The Weekend Telephone Laughter Club details between 8am and 8:10am on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Phone number in the UK 0333 113 0100
  • Follow instructions and enter pin 958 0550 #

The 7am Telephone Laughter Club is on an 0800-number and has a small quarely fee of £10 or annual fee of £30. When you train with UnitedMind you get one month free access to keep you laughing!

You can register for the 7am laughter via the UnitedMind Online Shop.

The Telephone Laughter Club at 8am-8:10am is moving to laugh with the Rise & Shine Laughter Line which also runs at 8am-8:10am, and we found that it was a shame to separate 8-o’clock laughers on different numbers. Full details are listed on www.telephonelaughter.co.uk.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Autumn

There is a strong listing for the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in autumn at the following locations and on the following dates.

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.

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

All 2-day courses run from 10am to 5pm both days. And the courses are ALMOST full with just 1 or 2 spaces in September and October and still more than 2 spaces in Durham and London in December!

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

Remember to book your training on time

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.

Laughter News August 2018

Welcome to August 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!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe!

In July I had the wonderful opportunity to laugh with thousands of car enthusiasts and happy festival people at BBC Children In Need event CarFest North 2018.

WHAT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!

And I am back together with my Laughter Yoga Teacher Colleague, Liz Doyle, on Friday 24 August 2018 at CarFest South, in Hampshire.

I will share a few of the stories in this newsletter so please keep reading.

Just a reminder, that I am based in Hertfordshire in South-East England but I travel around the country to share Laughtere Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

Catching a glimpse of the crowd from behind Chris Evans’ mixing desk.

In August News we share the following…

  1. CarFest North 2018 – what a buzz!
  2. The Playing Human Conference – last chance!
  3. New Community Events that matter and make a difference
  4. Complying with the all important legal stuff
  5. Reminder EXTRA Certified Gibberish Coach in the UK
  6. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in August
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

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

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general 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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our August 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in August 2018 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! I mainly drive…

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

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

CarFest 2018 what a total buzz!

Thank you so much CarFest North!

My wristband number said 64,148 and when I looked over the crowd in front of the stage there seemed to be even more people by the Main Stage Friday 27 August 2018 at CarFest North 2018.

I am sure my eyes were deceiving me but there were A LOT of people!

The stages in the distance was where I shared Laughter Yoga for 10 minutes before the music kicked off.

Although all the thousands of people may not have been taking part in the laughter exercises, the main stage event was broadcast to the whole festival site. Thank you to everyone who took part and to the organisers of CarFest – I hope to be back next year with other ways of laughing daily!

Watch the little clip on Youtube…

On Friday 24 August I will be joined at CarFest South by Laughter Yoga Teacher Liz Doyle who will share the laughter opening with me. Exciting!

Please visit http://www.carfest.org/ to read more about the event.

Our play, happiness and laughter events are essential for thriving and for re-energising at work and home where little things may wear you out and leave you depleted. With a daily laughter practice you learn to cope with many happenstances in life that would otherwise cause you grief and upset.

Laughter Yoga popularity is increasing every day and our courses are booked early as I am sure is the case for other training courses and events around the UK and the world!

We are life changers and Laughter Yoga is our voice!

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.

The Playing Human Conference – last chance!

If you missed the introductions of our awesome keynote speakers please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/category/laughter-conference

This is your final chance to get a really good deal on your own and your groups’ seats. Early bird was meant to finish last year but I have kept it going and now it is coming to an end…

To remind you of the truly special event:

The Playing Human Conference in London is for you and for the purpose of creating a playful attitude around the communities and workplaces in the UK.

You can read all about the event on http://www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference/.

Play is essential for any adult and The Playing Human Conference is the event where you get fired up with ideas on how to improve your life both at work and home.

Read why play is important as an adult. Or copy and paste the link https://psychcentral.com/blog/the-importance-of-play-for-adults/.

Meet our Playful Keynotes – they are coming for you! Please watch them to the end.

Come along to this once-in-a-lifetime non-profit event in London, you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

New Community Events that matter

In July I had the privilege to work and laugh I with organisations around the country and I just wanted to mention one of those amazing highlights.

When I decided to run my business full time in 2010 – between 2002 and 2010 I was still working part time in the technology sector – it was not without any risk that I cut the cord to the familiarity of having a regular income and working in ways I had known for almost 25 years.

I am tremendously grateful to have students and clients from all walks of life who invest in Laughter Yoga and therapeutic methods for reducing stress in the workplace and at home, apopting ways to create positive change in all areas of life, and become more playful, compassionate and mindful through learning Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy.

Larches Community

There is no other way of describing Larches Community than as a place where caring, connection, confidence and growth is in focus every step of the way.

What a fantastic few months we have shared laughing, singing, dancing and sharing ideas in the group of adults with learning disabilities I have had the joy working with since June.

It happened as anohter Laughter Yoga Facilitiator had to cancel her engagement owing to changes in work schedule and I was fortunate to be able to step in and run most of what was left of the term.

The group has moved me in beautiful ways with their persistent hunger for learning and for creating something different and positive in their lives.

When I came to the end of term show last week I was blown away but the confidence and presence the group presented when they went in front of their families and friends to sing and laugh as a group and also by themselves.

How many times do we bail out because we lack in confidence and wondering if we are good enough – none of that existed and they all took the stage and sang their hearts out. I am so touched by the work of Larches Community and am looking forward to three more terms in autumn and in the year to come.

Chief Executive Linda Edwards of Larches Community wrote the following beautiful statement:

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, Lotte.  At Larches Community we all truly appreciate your presence, love, encouragement and building inclusive communities together.  It is with people like you who give of themselves so unconditionally that we create peace and acceptance.  There are so many magic stories to share with you about the people you are sharing your talents with.  Together, let’s continue to ‘Value People for Who They Are’ Truly appreciate you, dear Lotte.  You are the best of the best!

Thank you so much for the gift it is sharing laughter at Larches Community!

Women’s Institute in Cambridgeshire

This year I have been blessed with WI laughs all around the country.

It has been many years since I regularly ran more than one WI Laughter Workshop per year and in 2018 it seems to have blossomed and I love these groups.

There is a real drive in these groups of women who come together in their community to ensure there is connection and a sense of belonging.

I feel they combat exclusion and loneliness and I hope more and also younger women will find their local WI groups. There is so much history and many stories to be told and to be heard when you join a WI group and it has been a real privilege to share Laughter Yoga in so many places.

And there are many more groups I have been laughing with in July who deserve mentioning so keep reading in the the months to come.

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.

Complying with the all important legal stuff

Sometimes people do not want to stay in touch. Furthermore, they may not want to be association in any way, e.g. having their picture shown on websites or social media or even videos.

As a professional business I comply with all regulations involving personal data and data protection.

My proto consent form, which is mainly used for scheduled training and workshop events held at my venues, can be withdrawn at any time.

What this entails is that all footage of the person withdrawing a consent will be removed from my pages and in addition the delegates from the person’s training course(s) and/or workshop(s) will be required to remove and delete all footage which include the person who withdraws the UnitedMind photo consent.

This procedure is in placed based on advice taken from ICO.

Our privacy policy and our content forms are in place to protect everyone who wishes to receive information as well as everyone who wishes to be removed from our database.

Your data protection is one of our top care goals and you can always withdraw your consent no questions asked.

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.

Certified Gibberish Training in the UK

The 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach Training is available in two locations this autumn.

Gibberish enables you to tap into your body wisdom which is that of playfulness and joy instead of always using the mental wisdom which often tends to overthink and create monstrous obstacles.

Come and learn the language of nonsense!

There are limited places so please book early via the links above.

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in August

Usually we do not run Laughter Yoga Leader Training in August because many people are away on holiday and few consider coming on a 2-day training course.

This year, however, is busy!

In August we are teaching 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in the following locations and on the following dates – please note that our London course end of August is the only weekend-training in London this year, our normal London-days are Thursday-Friday.

  • 09-10 August Stanmore 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training 10am to 5pm
  • 11-12 August Cardiff 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training 10am to 5pm
  • 18-19 August Durham 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training 10am to 5pm
  • 25-26 August London 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training 10am to 5pm

And the courses are ALMOST full!

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

Remember to book your training on time

2018-05 Day 2 LYLT St Albans Boomerang

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about 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.

Laughter News July 2018

Welcome to July 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!

Remember The Laughter Club in St. Albans on 1 July at 1-2:30pm!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe!

Turn & Shoot PhotoIn June I had the wonderful opportunity to laugh with 1,000 happy people at The Festival of Happiness in Manchester.

The happiness festival was not the only magical moment in June as I have been blessed to laugh with adults with learning disabilities, staff in NHS, local communities, carers, townswomen, with health and wellness influencers a beautiful book launch in London, and more outstanding people.

I will share a few of the stories in this newsletter so please keep reading.

While adding the wonderful stories about the community events I realised that you may not be aware of this but I have been residing in North-East England for a few years and returned to Hertfordshire in September last year looking to spread lots of laughter for health and wellbeing in South-East and London as well as all of UK.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In July News we share the following…

  1. The Playing Human Conference has a seat with your name on it!
  2. Community Events that matter and make a difference
  3. CarFest 2018 and the ripple effect of laughter
  4. Laughter Yoga Reunion at Cabourne Parva on 8 July 2018
  5. Reminder EXTRA Certified Gibberish Coach in Stafford
  6. FINAL places Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

Our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general 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 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 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in July 2018 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 at work and we are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates.

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

There is a seat with your name on it!

No more introductions!
If you missed them please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/category/laughter-conference

The Playing Human Conference in London is for you and for the purpose of creating a playful attitude around the communities and workplaces in the UK.

When we share smiles and laughter at work we become more motivated to perform and productivity increases along with a sense of team spirit which creates a feeling of having a common goal.

For many years the general perception was that to achieve we have to be serious and keep our heads down. However, this view does not inspire innovation, creativity, and a healthy, thriving work environment.

Play is essential for any adult and The Playing Human Conference is the event where you get fired up with ideas on how to improve your life both at work and home.

Meet our Playful Keynotes – they are coming for you! Please watch them to the end.

Come along to this once-in-a-lifetime non-profit event in London, you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Community Events that matter and make a difference

In June I worked and laughed with a organisations I often say I work with on a regular basis – if you can call annually ‘regular’ then it is the truth…

When organisations come back for more it is a real testament to the work we do in sharing laughter for the benefits of laughter without the need for jokes and humour.

Crossroads Carers

The Niland Conference Centre 2012

I returned after three years to spend some hours with Crossroads Carers (now excited to be part of Herts Carers) and it was such a special moment to connect with a familiar face.

Life happens, and he is now the last of his little trio who I met first in 2011 when I laughed with Crossroads Carers the first time.

The Niland Conference Centre 2018It was wonderful to hear stories and memories of their time together having their laughs and playing tricks on each other.

Friendship in life and beyond. I work with bereavement groups when the members are ready to move on and not a moment sooner than that. Grief is important and everyone has to be at a point where life goes on without the loved ones. And we laughed in the little room at The Niland Conference Centre making space for recharging life.

Don’t be afraid of laughter and to laugh.

One Hornsey Community Day

Last year I worked with a wonderful organisation where we ran a few Laughter Yoga Workshops. As it was a time-limited project my sponsor, Andrea, moved on to new ventures and contacted me when she was ready with a new community project, inviting me to run a few laughter workshops.

I welcome any chance to share laughter for the goodness and when good people return for more it makes my heart burst with warmth and gratitude in the knowing that there is something in this work for everyone. Running a couple of Laughter Yoga sessions at the One Hornsey Community Day was fun and it was great to be part of a day with such a diverse range of activities to suit anyone.

I even learned to juggle – not overly advanced but enough to keep three balls circulating for at least 3 seconds – AT LEAST.

Thank you for inviting me back to Camden Road in July!

NHS Annual Health Day for Staff

It has been a few years since I spent the day at the Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital and I was excited to return to laugh with staff at this special day organised by Jackie and her team.

A day full of health and wellbeing ideas and services for staff in a line of work where stress can easily get the better of you. Yet, NHS staff keep going and going and going – no matter what because they have committed to being a service to people.

I believe it is because of workplace events like that staff flourishes and stay motivated, when the workplace makes the individual count through events with focus on YOU then it becomes easier to engage and cultivate a team spirit.

Even with little budget there are still many things that can be done to nurture the people in the workplace who make the workplace a heartwarming success on all levels.

Laughter Yoga has the ultimate goal of creating health and happiness.

Happy people don’t hurt others.

The Ashram Cookbook launch at Maison Assouline

The beautiful Ashram Cookbook The Way We Eat by Catharina Hedberg opens with the Tibetan proverb:

“The Secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”

Words Swedish-born Catharina has lived by for many decades. She started The Ashram Retreat in California in 1974 as the first ‘boot camp’ with the purpose of educating people in both physical and spiritual ways.

Catharina is a wonderful, bubbly woman who oozes health and vitality and it was a real privilege to share Laughter Yoga at her book launch in London in June.

Key social media influencers and journalists with focus on health and wellbeing were invited to laugh and to eat.

We shared half an hour laughing in the beautiful publishing house Maison Assouline before the group ventured downstairs to dig their teeth into an Ashram breakfast dish.

What a great way to start the day!

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.

CarFest 2018 and the ripple effect  of happiness

Festivals happen now!

It is summer and there are events kicking off around the country. One of them is CarFest 2018 and I am so excited to be laughing with the CarFest Goers on the first day of the festival, both in the North on 27 July and in the South on 24 August.

CarFest is a Chris Evans project that supports BBC Children in Need and with over 500,000 people visiting the event over the weekend I am in good faith that there will be a few to laugh with on the opening day.

I will be sharing laughter on Friday 27 July at CarFest North on the main stage setting off the festival with laughter and guffaws between cars whizzing around the tracks.

On Friday 24 August I will be joined at CarFest South by Laughter Yoga Teacher Liz Doyle who will share the laughter opening with me. Exciting!

Please visit http://www.brandevents.co.uk/our-events/detail/carfest to read more about the event.

The energy and momentum that is building up this year from numerous events with Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy is out of this world and one key-event saw 1,000 happy people leave Manchester with renewed zest for life and a can-do-attitude.

Adoption of a coping strategy!

Our happiness and laughter events are essential for thriving and for re-energising in work and home environments where little things may wear you out and leave you depleted.

Learn Laughter Yoga or other methods for adopting a playful and light-hearted access to your life – this is it and the moment is here and now!

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 Yoga Reunion at Cabourne Parva

The idea is to spend a day together sharing laughter, fun, seriousness, more laughter, playful activities, and great food in a beautiful place.

Best of all, it is in amazing company!

The day is held on Sunday 8 July 2018 at Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire and we start at 10am and finish at 6pm.

The day only costs £30 so please make sure you book so we can make it happen!
https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/unitedmind-laughter-yoga-leader-reunion/

Let’s meet again and build stronger relationships and cement our community as one to be reckoned with in the UK and the world of Laughter Yoga!

Certified Gibberish Training in Stafford

Certified Gibberish Coach is in fact a qualification you can get.

The 1-day training has mainly been held in St Albans but now I will be…

…teaching Gibberish in Stafford with Laughter Yoga Professionals as well as anyone who wants to learn new communications skills.

Gibberish communication is essential to anyone who experience conflicts, miscommunication, disruption and other mishaps in the daily chats and discussions.

Gibberish enables you to tap into your body wisdom which is that of playfulness and joy instead of always using the mental wisdom which often tends to overthink and create monstrous obstacles.

Come and learn the language of nonsense!

  • 1st September from 10am to 5pm in Stafford!

There are limited places so please book early on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-gibberish-coach-stafford/.

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff

Many people have travelled from Wales to my training courses held in St Albans, London, Durham and Blackpool, to become Laughter Yoga Leaders.

We are now organising the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training as an extra opportunity – in CARDIFF – on 11-12 August.

And it is ALMOST full!

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-august-cardiff.

Remember to book your training on time

2018-05 Day 2 LYLT St Albans Boomerang

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about 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.

Laughter News June 2018

Welcome to June 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!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe if you have not subsribed yet!

Turn & Shoot Photo

In May I have had the wonderful opportunity to share laughter with amazing groups in education, technology businesses, charity groups, media companies, finance, other groups, as well as celebrating World Laughter Day not only in St Albans but around the world in over 100 countries.

Mental Health Awareness Week was in focus for many organisations and I was blessed to be invited onboard with laughter.

May is not yet out and there is more to come!

In June News we share the following…

  1. Say ‘Hello’ to ALL The Playing Human Conference keynotes!
  2. Mental Health Awareness Week thoughts
  3. World Laughter Day Sunday 6 May 2018 review
  4. EXTRA Certified Gibberish Coach in Stafford
  5. EXTRA Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff
  6. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

Our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to 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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our June 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in June 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I used to cycle around everywhere but now I jump in my car and drive far and near and all over the country to share laughter and positive change.

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 at work.

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

Say ‘Hello’ to The Playing Human Speakers!

Introductions are almost over except I have not introduced myself.

I am organising the amazing event, The Playing Human Conference, in London on 27-28 September and I cannot wait to share this wonderful and awesome world of playfulness, seriousness, joy and laughter with you.

Our world is such an abundant place of wisdom, talent, uniqueness, drive and awesomeness, and when I watched the video clips from those super-talented individuals, who will be speaking and playing with us over the two days, I fell in love again – with life, the world and with the people who makes a difference.

Exactly this love is the reason I wanted to share with you some time with inspiring people who encourage playfulness and action because that is the way forward to a fulfilling, happy and joyful life.

We create too much seriousness as adults!

This video is about them! Watch them to the end. Please. This is for you!

And come along to this once-in-a-lifetime non-profit event in London.

I am The Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, Laughter Ambassador, Peaceful Warrior, Founder of UnitedMind, Laughter Yoga in the UK, Laughter Association (UK) and The Laughter Company (TLC), #YourEverydayLaughterQueen, and those are just empty words if it wasn’t for the action behind it all.

Turn & Shoot PhotoMy work is never done because there are always people who want to feel happy, great and joyful.

I am only an email or a phone call away.

“My greatest achievement is in the contribution we make to each other’s lives. Laughter opens a direct connection between our hearts and that is where change and growth happens.”

Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind Ltd

Please visit me on www.lottemikkelsen.com to learn more about me and my work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome and intro to Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter and Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Mental Health Awareness Week thoughts

Turn & Shoot Photo and The Wellness Movement

The week of 14-20 May 2018 was spent creating awareness of mentail health in workplaces across the UK. It was Mental Health Awareness Week and many organisations and business put a lot of effort into creating a space for knowledge, safety, sign posting, community and altogther awareness of mental health and the growing challenges many people face.

I have been touched, moved and inspired by the number of organisations who have contacted me to facilitate laughter workshops during Mental Health Awareness Week and I know that effort is being made to create safe havens for everyone – at work and at home.

It is in the acknowledgement that we may not know the deepness of stress, anxiety, feeling of being overwhelmed, mental health disorders and more in everyone, but when we are willing and open to stand up for people’s rights and create awareness with the potential of saving lives, THAT is when change happens.

Sharing Laughter Yoga not only during the Mental Health Awareness Week is a true privilege and I am grateful for every opportunity to give people the option to use laughter as a recovery and coping strategy for resourceful living.

Thank you!

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

World Laughter Day review

The world laughed and laughed and laughed and laughter – throughout 6 May 2018!

It was World Laughter Day and The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans shared the day with wonderful people at Wadley Scout Hut on Watford Road.

We laughed, giggled, sighed, relaxed, chuckled, guffawed, and had a cuppa.

Mel and I were grateful for the day we spent together with the wonderful Laughter Club in St ALbans in sharing different aspects of laughter and relaxation.

We are Laughter Ambassadors and Laughter Yoga Teachers with different ideas and we brought them together in Wadley Scout Hut when we celebrated World Laughter Day on 6th May.

Thank you, Mel, for joining us and sharing World Laughter Day with us in St Albans!

Next time I will be running the club by myself and Mel will be laughing in Stanmore.

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 3rd June at 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

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

Certified Gibberish Training in Stafford

Ceritifed Gibberish Coach is in fact a qualification you can get.

The 1-day training has mainly been held in St Albans but now we are trying something new – teaching Gibberish in Stafford.

These communication skills are valuable to anyone who experience conflicts, miscommunication, disruption and other mishaps in the daily chats and discussions.

Gibberish enables you to tap into your body wisdom which is that of playfulness and joy instead of always using the mental wisdom which often tends to overthink and create monstrous obstacles.

Come and learn the language of nonsense!

1st September from 10am to 5pm in Stafford!

There are limited places so please book early on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-gibberish-coach-stafford/.

Or if you want to learn Gibberish in St Albans then there are still spaces left on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-gibberish-coach-stalbans/.

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff

Many people have travelled from Wales to my training courses held in St Albans, London, Durham and Blackpool, to become Laughter Yoga Leaders.

We are now organising the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training as an extra opportunity – IN CARDIFF – on 11-12 August.

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-august-cardiff.

Remember to book your training on time

2018-05 Day 2 LYLT St Albans Boomerang

If you have had the thought, just do it!

The difference between having a dream and making it real is action and sometimes it is easy to forget and to start overthinking decisions, some of which can be wonderfully life changing. Never feel pressured, change of heart is okay and happens all the time.

Your choice is your choice!

I know Laughter Yoga, Laughter Therapy, Laughter Coaching and Gibberish are all methods for creating positive change and resourcefulness in life. Don’t trust me, simply give it a go!

All our courses are being facilitated by experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers, myself included.

ALL teachers have the correct qualifications to teach Laughter Yoga and you are always welcome to ask us to provide our certificates of training and insurance.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

UnitedMind teach the 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 of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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 May 2018

Welcome to May 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.

I have shared laughter with some wonderful and fantastic groups in technology businesses, cancer groups, media companies, insurance brokers and others in April, and there is nothing more elevating than experiencing the change that happens when people relax and release stress, as well as discover new methods for empowered living and focused work where laughter plays an essential role.

In May we share the following…

  1. Surprise introduction: Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter – our MC
  2. Data Protection and GDPR from May 2018 REMINDER
    PLEASE make sure you subscribe to receive our news
  3. World Laughter Day Sunday 6th May 2018
  4. Laughter Yoga in Spirit and Destiny May Issue
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion at Cabourne Parva
  6. EXTRA Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stanmore/London
  7. Laughter training options – and more training…
  8. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

Our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

And just to mention

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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our May 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in May 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change – no distance is too far and wide when it comes to sharing the possibility of joy and happiness.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for anyone.

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

Introducing: Jo-Dee Walmsley, Simply Laughter (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

Last year in September we started introducing our key-notes and last month I announced that introductions were complete.

However, there is one more important person to introduce – Jo-Dee Walmsley, our MC! Please welcome our Master of Ceremonies, the Founder of Simply Laughter!

Jo-Dee Walmsley makes this bold idea real: As an experienced professional motivational speaker and energiser, she shows the path via her Laughter Program to more rewarding, creative and productive states of mind, perfected in recent years in keynotes and in workshops, tailored to Blue-Chip corporations and many more in Dubai.

She is now bringing her unique and vitalising charisma to the UK, Europe and beyond. Seriously? See for yourself.

Jo-Dee has mastered the art of communication, connecting with people through optimism and energy. Whether it is focused counseling 1 to 1, for a small group or energizing an audience of a thousand, Jo-Dee’s genuine personality and unique flair make participants feel engaged and relaxed in her sessions and comfortable in not only speaking out about the issues they are facing, but also fixing them.

“A stress-free life is the only way to real Success and Happiness in today’s world. Changing reactions to events will change the outcome and this change will come only from within.”

Jo-Dee Walmsley, Simply Laughter

Please visit Jo-Dee on www.simplylaughter.com to learn more about her work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Data Protection, GDPR, Privacy Notice REMINDER

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

Thank you so much to many of you who have already subscribed using our new Subscription form on www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription.

I hope to see even more of you resubscribing.

UnitedMind’s website has recently been updated with SSL certification for further protection of transactions made via our site and we have placed many measures to comply with the new GDPR legislation in order to keep protecting your information.

To continue receiving UnitedMind News beyond 25 May 2018 I kindly ask you to complete the subscription form as mentioned above on www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription as your consent is required. You can unsubscribe any time.

UnitedMind has a strict no-spam policy and is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) as a data controller. Our Privacy Notice can be viewed on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/about/privacy-notice/.

If you choose to do nothing your details will be removed permanently from Unitedmind’s maling list no later than 25 May 2018 when the new GDPR is coming into practice. Last month I mentioned 1 May 2018 but 25 May 2018 is the correct date.

Thank you for your continued support and for subscribing to the Monthly Newsletter from UnitedMind and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

World Laughter Day in St Albans

We are celebrating World Laughter Day and you are invited!

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans was the first to celebrate World Laughter Day in the UK in 2005 and we have only have a few years of running the day at Angel of the North in Gateshead – now we are back!

World Laughter Day is held on the first Sunday of May every year and signifies connection, peace and community. We share laughter because it makes us feel good and feel friendly, compassionate and caring towards other people. And then we have some fun at the same time.

Please join us on 6th May in Wadley Hut at 1pm!

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 6th May at 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

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

Laughter Yoga in the News

Spirit and Destiny wrote about Laughter Yoga in their May issue and there are many other mentions of Laughter Yoga in the news. Look out for it, people are really getting into laughing and feeling great!

UnitedMind appreciate the mention – thank you.

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

Laughter Reunion at Cabourne Parva

It has been many years since I laughed with some of the Laughter Yoga Leaders who came to train with me and there is now a play to meet again and share laughter for one day – at the beautiful Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire.

The 7th July 2018 is a day of shared laughter, stories, experiences, fun, playing games, rekindling and most of all bringing us back together in the spirit of laughter.

Jayne at Cabourne Parva will be serving up her special and nutritious magic on plates, all vegetarian and maybe even vegan. We are in for a real treat.

It only costs £30 to join us for the day from 10am to 6pm. Book on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/unitedmind-laughter-yoga-leader-reunion

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Stanmore

Since 2017 I have been teaching 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London with the wonderful Laughter Yoga Teacher Mel Bloch.

The London courses are really popular and we decided to add 25-26 August as an extra opportunity to learn Laughter Yoga – in Stanmore, North London.

Please join us!

Booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-august-2018-london.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in more places

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of mine and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early.

I am so proud and humbled to have been trusted to teach over 1,000 leaders and teachers since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training I ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers, myself included.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

UnitedMind teach the 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 of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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 April 2018

Welcome to April 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. April tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day
  2. Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising
  3. Data Protection and GDPR from May 2018
  4. Certified Gibberish Coach – communication skills
  5. Laughter training options – and more training…
  6. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our April 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in April 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change – no distance is too far and wide when it comes to sharing the possibility of joy and happiness.

Although UnitedMind is based in South-East England you are only miles away and I will happily make room for your events in my diary.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for your community or workplace.

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

Introducing: Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have our final amesome world-class speaker on display.

Please join me in welcoming our final world-class speaker, Jeremy Gilley, Founder of Peace One Day!

Jeremy’s unstoppable efforts resulted in 2001 in a General Assembly Resolution being unanimously adopted by UN member states which established 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace – Peace Day.

You can read a lot more on Peace One Day where it states the following: “To prove the day can work, Jeremy Gilley and Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law travelled to Afghanistan to spearhead a campaign that, over the years, has resulted in 4.5 million children being vaccinated against polio in hitherto unreachable areas, as a result of Peace Day agreements in the region. Since then, Jeremy has been working to institutionalise Peace Day, 21 September across the world with Peace One Day.”

Laughter and play is all about creating a peaceful environment which happens when we are connecting with each other in childlike joy, and I am so excited that Jeremy will be closing The Playing Human Conference this year – just one short week after International Day of Peace on 21 September 2018.

Jeremy’s introduction concludes the introductions of all of our 8 awesome key-notes!

Peace One Day! Play Two Days!

“When it comes to the fundamental issues that humanity faces, I think that solutions involve shifting consciousness towards cooperation.”

Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day

Please visit Jeremy on www.peaceoneday.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising

Please support me on https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lotte-mikkelsen. Share £1 or £5 or £10 or any amount you wish – for some great causes!

10 years ago I was diagnosed with MS and again this year someone showed me my brain and told me there were clear signs of MS. I don’t know what that means and I don’t know how many chances I get to fly for England and Denmark. I don’t even know how many chances I get to raise funds for some organisations who do amazing work for us all and our children including MS Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish, and Theodora Children’s Charity.

I would love to do this to show that no matter what we face in life we are not too old and we are not too serious either. Laughter and playfulness helps us cope and this is exactly what is needed for us all. I will fly as a chicken for everyone who has ever thought something was not possible and “chickened” out or felt it wasn’t enough to be just one person to create change.

It starts with one person!

The International Bognor Birdman Compatition is an ideal playful event for playful adults and I have been challenged to take part. I would like to do this in favour of those people who are doing good for us and hope you will help me.

When I worked in IT all those years ago I wore tights with a difference and one pair was orange/red which gave me the name “Kylling” (Chicken) referring to a children’s TV programme called “Bamse og Kylling” (Teddy and Chicken), so my intention is to fly off into the sunset dressed as Chicken (quite clear in the pictures).

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy Notice

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

Over the years I have received many, many wonderful enquiries from you and your colleagues, friends and family about laughter training and workshops, events and clubs, as well as worked with you on many occasions.

You have been receiving my information since this first contact and I hope you will continue to be part of our great health and laughter interested network.

To continue receiving UnitedMind News beyond May 2018 I kindly ask you to complete the subscription form on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/subscription/ as your consent is now required. You can unsubscribe any time you wish.

UnitedMind has a strict no-spam policy and is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) as a data controller. Our Privacy Notice can be viewed on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/about/privacy-notice/.

If you choose to do nothing your details will be removed permanently from Unitedmind’s maling list no later than 1 May 2018 when new data protection legislation (GDPR) is coming into practice.

Thank you for your continued support and for subscribing to the Monthly Newsletter from UnitedMind and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

Certified Gibberish Coach – new communication skills

Becoming a Certified Gibberish Coach means adding playfulness to your life on a daily basis. Are you ready for it?

You cannot engage in a Gibberish conversation without tapping into your inner joy, child and sense of fun and laughter.

Learning Gibberish does not mean you will be speaking gobbledegook with everyone everywhere. It is about learning a method of letting go and embracing the emotion instead of bursting out hurtful sentences. It is about enjoying the chaos that life truly is and working it!

One day full of Gibberish and you end up with a certificate and a manual to instruct how to proceed – just in case you were wondering…

Next is 23 June from 10am to 5pm at Aboyne Lodge School in St. Albans and we welcome anyone who loves Gibberish and everyone who love Gibberish less.

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 1st April (no joke) at 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Remember we are laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of mine and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with me since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training I ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

UnitedMind teach the 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
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

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

  • 04, 11, 18, 25 April Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 25-26 August St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 23 June 10am-5pm St Albans £95

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

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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 March 2018

Welcome to March 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. March tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Pady O’Connor – Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Clown Doctor
  2. Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga!
  3. The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop ideal for teams!
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion!
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Training – everywhere
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – for Leaders, only…
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our March 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in March 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change.

Although UnitedMind is based in South-East England you are only miles away and I will happily make room for your events in my diary.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for your community or workplace.

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

Introducing: Pady O’Connor, MeeMee Theatre (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another fabulous treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Pady O’Connor, Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Hospital Clown in North-East England!

Pady is one of TIN Arts’ eight Clown Doctors, leading a program bringing pleasure and play to families and young people in North East hospitals.

And he is more than a Clown Doctor!

Pady has a background in theatre and has been a mentor, director and physical theatre trainer for many companies and individual creative organisations. Pady has fused together physical theatre, Commedia dell’Arte, mask, clown and puppetry, to create theatre performances and workshops that have been part of changing people’s lives.

Those are the words on Pady’s bio on MeeMee Theatre’s website.

There is more to come.

When I met Pady in London last year at the Pady and Patch workshop day it was with great anticipation and excitement. He inspires people – and he inspired the flock of almost 100 people with his playful attitude, interactive fun with expression, and with his story.

I am so chuffed he is back to play some more with us – and this time we will have more playtime.

“When you work with Pady you go on an incredible journey. You feel inspired. You are motivated to do better and to do more. You want to inhabit the world Pady lives in – a world of openess, of honesty and of the highest integrity.”

Martin Wilson, Director of TIN Arts, Durham

Please visit Pady on www.theatremeemee.com to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is an overly exciting programme without resemblance to Laughter Yoga Training.

As a Laughter Therapist you handle emotional release and know how to help a client through the various aspects of katharsis, whether through crying or laughing.

With this in mind the requirements for being accepted on the Laughter Therapist Training is having a background in healthcare as a therapist, holistic therapist, or counsellor.

The Laughter Therapist Training runs over two and a half days but that does not complete the course. It runs in the following way allowing you to complete within the timeframe given

  • 2-day in-person training
  • 6 months case study work (minimum 2 case studies to be completed, 1 group, 1 individual) finishing with a dissertation
  • 1/2 day to present your dissertation and complete the training. This day can be organised as an online or in-person meeting

This training is a unique, innovative and a new way of learning laughter and joyfulness with a view to create positive change. Right now only £400 to book.

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop

It was just a fun idea.

There are workshops and playshops and all sorts of events that are all about laughter, mindfulness, joyfulness, meditation and other meaningful matters we all benefit from.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session is a day workshop or playshop or play-work-shop full of games and fun from 10am to 3pm including an hour for lunch from 12noon to 1pm.

As adults we must adopt play into our everyday life or we become locked in circumstances. This day gives you ideas, fun activities, laughter and most importantly a playgroup for adults!

Join us on 17 March at Aboyne Lodge School – it is only £40 including lunch.

This workshop is also ideal for workplaces to bond their teams and to manage stress, as well as impacting communication.

For more information about The Oxymoron Laughter Session or our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion

Laughter Yoga Leaders 2007-2011

About time we meet again! – and share laughter.

Almost 1,000 Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders have been trained by me since 2007 and since 2013 Laughter Yoga Teachers trained by me have been teaching their leaders.

Two years ago we got The Laughter Festival where many of us met and rekindled. However, this year the event is cancelled.

Let’s share a day together anyway!

We go back to Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire where we spend a day of laughter, play, fun, great food, mindshare and memoryshare.

Laughter Yoga Leaders as well as Laughter Yoga Teachers from any teacher are welcome. And remember, next summer UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers meet at Felden Lodge but more on that later.

Join us on 7 July at the beautiful Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire – it is only £30 to cover refreshments and lunch.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

PLEASE NOTE THE DAY HAS MOVED TO MAY!

The next 1-day Certified Laugther Yoga Basic Skills Course is in St. Albans on 5 May 2018 and you only pay £95 for this wonderful day of laughter, play, and serious learning.

The 1-day Certified Laugther yoga Basic Skills Course teaches you what you need to bring laughter to your own life on a sustainable basis for the health, social, resourcefulness and many other benefits of it all. It is a fun and serious day of learning many new tips and tricks as to why laughter is an important choice.

During the day you learn

  • the background of Laughter Yoga and other methods
  • easy exercises to use daily
  • breathing exercises that makes a big difference to anyone’s health
  • methods to counteract negative influences
  • much more

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

Please join us on 4th March from 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Remember we are laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

I will repeat my line from last month because it is so, so true. I love teaching Laughter Yoga and anything Laughter and Gibberish!

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of ours and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

UnitedMind teach the 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
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

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

  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 04, 11, 18, 25 April Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 24 March 10am-5pm St Albans £95

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

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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 February 2018

Welcome to February 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. February tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Shonette Bason Wood
    – Dough Disco Queen
  2. FHT 2018 Training Congress 20-21 May
  3. Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course
  4. HEAPS+STACKS, a new partnership
  5. Reviewing January as a real busy laughter month…
    • Simply Laughter Online Summit grand finale
    • Reviewing The Retreat by Entrepreneur Hayley Gillard
    • Workplace workshops and laughter training, training, training
    • A new year kicked off for the Laughter Clubs
  6. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our February 2018 diary

For a quick overview of events in February 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and teams.

Although we are based in the South-East of England you are just miles away and I will happily make more room for your events in my diary so if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or workplace to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, 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.

Introducing: Shonette Bason Wood, Spread the Happiness (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another totally awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Shonette Bason Wood, Founder of the Spread the Happiness and Inventor of Dough Disco!

She is not your average school teacher and I cannot wait for you to meet her. Shonette oozes energy, fun, playfulness and total self-expression – and this is what she inspires in others. Her journey has been one serious one with many hurdles over the years but that has NEVER stopped her and she is on a mission to create happy schools with happy children, happy teachers and happy parents – continuing to inspire!

Spread the Happiness was founded to create awareness and awards for schools who choose to encourage playfulness and fun in the early learning years. Shonette’s branded tool for stress management in classes, Dough Disco, now has a whole recipe book with finger moves for every situation.

‘“Larger than life, Shonette’s brand of ‘stand-up personal development’ will challenge your delegates’ thinking as well as making their sides hurt.” Andy Cope, Art of Brilliance

Please visit Shonette on www.shonettebasonwood.com to learn more about her work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 15:15 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

FHT 2018 Training Congress

Federation of Holistic Therapists has put on a great programme for their 2018 congress on 20-21 May.

The FHT is hosting its 2018 FHT Training Congress at the Holistic Health Show in Birmingham.

The 2-day event will feature a range of expert speakers, educating you on various topics, from therapy specific modalities to general business advice, all of which will gain you one point to count towards your continuing professional development (CPD).

With 24 CPD sessions for you to choose from, don’t miss the opportunity to learn new skills and grow your business.

UnitedMind will be sharing Laughter Yoga on 21 May from 12noon to 1pm.

You can register for free entry to the Holistic Health Show on their website here.

Sessions cost only £12 for FHT members and £15 for non-members.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

What’s in a day’s laughter training?

There are many people who are interested in Laughter Yoga but not necessarily in becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader or Laughter Yoga Teacher so there is a solution…

The 1-day Certified Laugther yoga Basic Skills Course teaches you what you need to bring laughter to your own life on a sustainable basis for the health, social, resourcefulness and many other benefits of it all. It is a fun and serious day of learning many new tips and tricks as to why laughter is an important choice.

During the day you learn

  • the background of Laughter Yoga and other methods
  • easy exercises to use daily
  • breathing exercises that makes a big difference to anyone’s health
  • methods to counteract negative influences
  • much more

The next 1-day Certified Laugther Yoga Basic Skills Course is in St. Albans on 3 March 2018 and you only pay £95 for this wonderful day of laughter, play, and serious learning.

Heaps+Stacks, a new partner in laughter

Heaps + Stacks is a creative workshops and events agency who are specialising in producing engaging workshop activations and environments where creativity can blossom.

Their client list spans across fashion, lifestyle and property, with the team of talented event co-ordinators having executed international concepts for the likes of: Regent Street, Nike, Google and The Soho House Group.

UnitedMind is very excited to team up with Heaps+Stacks to provide laughter workshops where suitable for their clients.

Reviewing January, a real busy laughter month…

January has been a truly magnificent beginning to the new year and I am full of gratitude for having had the opportunity to laugh with so many different people from all walks of life, from celebrities, to cake bakers, to insurance people, to commissioners and many, many more, so I just wanted to share a few thoughts about the laughs.

What is really encouraging is that more and more people are looking up Laugther Yoga and now considering the techniques for ongoing team building and stress management tools for daily use in organisations.

This is what it is all about – lasting long-term positive change on a personal as well as professional level.

Simply Laughter Online Summit finale

I haven’t watched all the videos yet but those speakers I have heard are outstanding!

More than 40 Experts and Practitioners shared their thoughts, ideas, experiences and more to Empower, Enlighten and Energise you with a deeper awareness of how to transform lives through the use of laughter.

The Simply Laughter Online Summit touches on many aspects of Laughter Yoga, Laughter Therapy, laughter clubs, wellness, business, professionalism, stories from the past and much more – it IS a real treat.

Please register for the Simply Laughter Online Summit to get lifetime access to these outstanding gems from top-notch speakers on https://simply-laughter-worldwide.teachable.com/a/aff_wy0chyb4/external?affcode=177861_wok9t5ud.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, 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.

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard – online re-creation!

Laughing at The Retreat with the members was so much fun and enlightening with interview, live session, live video Q&A, and interaction throughout January.

When you sometimes feel surrounded by stress from all sorts of directions it is lovely to have a sounding board and a place where stress can disappear through the sharing of alternative options.

A beautiful place, The Retreat.

Please visit and get in touch with Hayley via http://www.hayleygillard.com/the-retreat/.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy, 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.

A new year kicked off for the Laughter Clubs

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

We met and shared laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

We were just a few people and had great fun laughing together. Please join us on 4th February from 1pm to 2:30pm.

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Wadley Hut.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Our first month of laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Workplace workshops and laughter training training training

January started with many laughs in many places, Halifax, Stafford, North London, Central London, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Warwick, Marston Moretaine, and online.

Many individuals and organisations organise workshops and training regularly, and it is a real privilege to be part of the journey of using and sharing Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy as a tool for resilience, health, longevity, stress management, team bonding, and resourcefulness.

We filled up meeting rooms and production halls, office floors and gyms with groups as well as individuals who were all keen to learn how to add more laughter in their lives for all the benefits mentioned. The feedback from these sessions is touching, moving and inspiring, and although Laughter Yoga is not everyone’s favourite, there is always something in it that sparks a change.

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of ours and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

UnitedMind teach the 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
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

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

  • 07, 14, 21, 28 January Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 17-18 February in Durham £175
  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 19-20 May Blackpool £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 24 February 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 10 March 10am-5pm Durham £95
  • 07 April 10am-5pm Blackpool £95

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

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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 January 2018

Welcome to January 2018

…as we wish you a very happy New Year and introduce our news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

In January we have much to share…

  1. Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D.
    – UK’s leading happiness expert
  2. Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it
  3. The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Laughter Yoga Leader and Entrepreneur
  4. Details for Laughter Club St. Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club
  5. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our January 2018 diary

Just a quick overview of events in January 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events in the busy diary!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

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.

Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another totally awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Robert Holden, Founder of the Happiness Project and Success Intelligence – known as the leading happiness expert in the UK!

Robert Holden is one of the nicest, most genuine, kind and playful people I have met outside of the Laughter Yoga community – and I have only met him online.

n 1989 he opened a clinic on the National Health Service called Stress Busters.

It ran for 3 years.

Part of the programme was a meditation class called “Feel Great, Meditate!” and the classes were independently tested by health professionals using biofeedback. Robert’s work was featured in a BBC documentary called Stress Busters.

The Happiness Project opened in 1994 and was sponsored by the National Health Service. Robert’s 8-week happiness programme, called “Be Happy”, was tested by independent scientists for the BBC documentary “How to Be Happy”. Their results declared the program to be “a genuine fast track to happiness.”

There is so much more to say about Robert Holden and I invite you to book your ticket to The Playing Human Conference and come experience him for yourself as he opens the conference with his special playfulness. LAST CHANCE FOR £250!

‘Pay attention to how your life is unfolding. Notice how life doesn’t just happen to you; It happens for you,’ Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project

Please visit Robert on www.robertholden.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or 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.

Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it

Jo-Dee Walmsley is the name and she is one professional energiser!

As an international key-note speaker and happiness coach Jo-Dee provides workshops and training to counteract stress in the workplace and at home.

She is a bundle of energy on a mission to change the world and I am thrilled to be with her on the journey.

Jo-Dee has organised an event running from 19-23 January, the Simply Laughter Online Summit!

More than 40 Experts and Practitioners gather to Empower, Enlighten and Energise you with a deeper awareness of how to transform lives through the use of laughter.

Please register for the Simply Laughter Online Summit to get access to these outstanding gems from top-notch speakers on https://simply-laughter-worldwide.teachable.com/a/aff_wy0chyb4/external?affcode=177861_wok9t5ud.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, 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.

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Entrepreneur and Laughter Yoga Leader

It is wonderful to learn about the different directions Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teacher take when they venture into the world as change makers.

Hayley Gillard is a diamond.

She is an Ecotherapist and as such work with all things nature and from a place of nature nurture and care, with a background in coaching and NLP.

The Retreat is amazing – a space where members can learn new ways of living and coping with life in real life. The Retreat is not your usual place – it is an online retreat and Hayley is running this to perfection having had years of experience in physical retreats she has taken it to a place where anyone can join even when our busy lives seem to come tumbling down.

The Retreat has a monthly theme to boost your wellbeing and in January I am excited to share with you that the thems is… Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

Please visit and get in touch with Hayley via http://www.hayleygillard.com/the-retreat/.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy, 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.

Details for Laughter Club St Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

I am excited that The Laughter Club International (UK) in St. Albans is now up and running and return to our original day, first Sunday every month (except August).

We will be meeting to share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Watford Roads which is just next to Wadley Hut.

We meet on the first Sunday every month (except August) at 10:30am to 12noon.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Last month we announced some changes to The Telephone Laughter Club and here is just a recap on when and where.

From 3 January 2018 we laugh at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

Also from 3 January 2018 we also laugh at 8am to 8:10am using the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

This number will be trialed for three months and based on use and cost feedback may be changed to an 0800-number call instead but time will tell what is the best option.

In the FAQ section on the provider website the question of what you will be charged has the following response:

Under Ofcom regulations, calls to 03 numbers must be included in bundled minutes offered by any UK fixed or mobile network operator in exactly the same way as calls to 01 or 02 numbers. This applies to calls from any type of UK line, including mobiles, landlines and payphones. So if calls to landlines are included within your bundled minutes, then your calls to WHYPAY? will be too. If you pay for your calls to landlines, or exceed your bundled minutes, then calls to WHYPAY? will be charged by your provider (not by WHYPAY?) at the same rate. Please note this only applies to UK callers.

Please check your provider’s information regarding the details of your bundled minutes package, as some providers start charging after a certain call duration (usually 1 hour). However many providers allow you to hang up and re-dial before you reach that point in order to avoid being charged, since they then see it as two separate calls.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Yoga, 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.

Remember to book you dates and places for your Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga Training courses with UnitedMind are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers in the UK.

UnitedMind teach the 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
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

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

  • 04, 11, 18, 25 January Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 17-18 January in Stafford £175
  • 20-21 January in St Albans £175
  • 17-18 February in Durham £175
  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 22-26 January in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 09-13 July in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 19-20 May Blackpool £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 30 January 10am-3:30pm Online £95
  • 24 February 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 10 March 10am-5pm Durham £95
  • 07 April 10am-5pm Blackpool £95

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

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

All of the training courses are great addition to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work as well as business related demands, as the courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adopted to any group whether it is about laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

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, or concessions.

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.