Laughter News November 2019

Welcome to November 2019

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…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In November News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A few Thoughts from Yours Truly
  3. The Fred Company – new partnership
  4. Meet Key Note, Albert Nerenberg, Laughologist and Film Maker
  5. Liberi Therapies VIP Interview with Lindsay MacGregot Inglis
  6. Laughter Yoga for Work and for Life
  7. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our November 2019 diary

October is in the past and we are facing November.

The days are cooling and hours of daylight are on the decrease. However, we are making the most of what we have – always, and November is exciting to step into with kindness and laughter.

13th November 2019 is International Kindness Day – keep this in mind every day of the year!

We will be in Durham, St Albans, Birmingham, Bristol, Edgware, Bristol, London, Denmark and France – and many other places around the UK in November!

I will be at Global Innovation Forum #GIFLondon on 21 November and with Inpired Villages sharing Laughter Yoga with Gloria Hunniford, Dr Dawn Harper and Christopher Biggins.

Our path will lead us to where you would like us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

A Laughter Yoga workshop is an ideal method for buidling great mental health and resilience, promoting teamwork, stressless environments and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

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

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A few Thoughts from Yours Truly

When I am looking in my diary I am really excited about what is being built through persistence, passion, compassion and making a difference.

I opened my birthday present, my Happiness Journal, and created a do-be-diary for intentions and flow of gratitude and joy.

This is at the heart of Laughter Yoga!

Laughter Yoga is not about me but it is about you! It is about the true benefits that you can potentially get from sharing laughter with friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers.

When you let go of controlling your laughter, because of decisions made as a child when someone may have told you something about your laughter, then health, friendship and resourcefulness thrive.

I am merely a vessel for the process of creating change.

YO! Sushi, October 2019

The privilege to be invited into companies, teams, organisations, groups of people, individual’s spaces to share the idea of self-expression through laughter exceeds my imagination of what I thought was possible for the world.

There is a real shift in people’s perceptions and in what is truly possible when we embrace the practice of Laughter Yoga, and I am so excited to be working with people who have skills and knowledge to go beyond what I have thought up, and there is lots I haven’t thought up…

I am a geek and a nerd with a background in technology – I say it with love in my heart for everyone like me, and my love and passion for paving the way for people to connect and reconnect with their passion for living life to the fullest is what drives me in my work and life.

Creating opportunity is at the heart of what I do, opportunity for people who try Laughter Yoga, who learn Laughter, who teach Laughter Yoga.

In this business I have built a really awesome presence for Laughter Yoga in the UK and around the world, together with my clients, my students, and my colleagues.

And I am now a Finalist for the National Business Women’s Awards 2019 which is a tribute to the sharing of Laughter Yoga across the country. Check the Finalists.

There is enough laughter to go around and sometimes it is up to us individually to create the possiblity of it happening without greed and neediness.

I am terrible at setting boundaries, and I am always greateful for the chance I get to share from my heart even when boundaries sometimes feel overlooked and overstepped. It is never about taking stock of who did what, however, it also has to feel okay and fair for everyone.

We are in this world to share and build based on ideas, mind share, innovation, change, and where laughter flows, kindness grows.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Fred Company – a new partnership

The Grenfell tragedy on 14th June 2017 is a truly sad event and it is so wonderful to have been introduced to a world of recovery from the mental health and traumas following the disaster.

The Fred Company develop solutions using Virtual Reality in mental health recovery for people who were affected by the Grenfell tragedy.

We have so far tested the idea of bringing Laughter Yoga to VR with young people, ages 5-11, and with NHS staff.

Rosie and Charlotte are creative geniuses who fit beautifully into my world of technology and laughter.

Rosie is the founder of The Fred Company and Charlotte is the Neuroscientist. Together they create real solutions for change in mental, emotional and physical health through Virtual Reality at work and for personal use.

Who is Fred?

Fred is the essence of the company. He is Rosie’s pooch and company director.

Fred of The Fred Company

To learn more about The Fred Company please visit thefred.company.

And to find out how to work with us please contact me on lotte@unitedmind.co.uk. or call 07736341717

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 67 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, September shared Maggie Irving with you, and in October we introduced Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot.

It is time to meet the one and only Albert Nerenberg!

Meet Albert Nerenberg, Laughologist and Film Maker

Where to start…

Albert Nerenberg is the Founder of the American Laughing Championships, Director of Laughologist, and he is considered to be one of the top-100 most influential people in health and happiness.

Not only is Albert a Laughologist and invented the practice, he is also a remowned Film Maker who has coined the concept ‘you are what you act’ in his film of the same name.

I am so excited that he is coming to London to share his ideas, wisdom and playfulness with us.

There is no doubt that we can all benefit from learning from a true champion in the field of laughter and happiness.

Read more about Albert on albertnerenberg.com – and look out for the mid-month story…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 67 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Liberi Therapies VIP Interview

It is always a privilege to be invited on online interviews, or any interview for the matter, and speaking with Lindsay was fun and a real treat.

Lyndsay Macgregor Inglis embraces positivity throughout her life and I really recommend connecting with her.

For more information please visit her on liberitherapies.co.uk.

Living Laughter for Work and for Life

There are many ways to experience laughter.

MAD World, October 2019

When I speak with corporations, staff, management and others about Laughter Yoga people often say, ‘we laugh a lot in our company’, ‘we have good banter and laughs in our team’ and many other comments about the laughter that happens in the workplace.

The laughter you share with people socially is different from the Laughter Yoga laughter we share for a prolonged period of time, feeling it in our bodies.

Trying Laughter Yoga in a workshop creates instant changes in physiology and the body’s biochemistry as well as your connection with other people.

The sensation may last the day, the week, the month and then become a memory.

However, it is different from the long-term effect when you challenge yourself to practice every day for 10-15 minutes or longer.

Even if it is shorter, the commitment to the process of creating physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing is what it is all about.

Having said that, I am always grateful and full of excitement when I am booked for your corporate events, and where there is laughter, there is joy, connection and willingness to go the extra mile together.

October brought some truly exception corporate laughter workshops into being around the country and November is picking up where October left off.

Everyone can encourage someone to smile – and sometimes laughter follows naturally.

Thank you for discovering Laughter Yoga for you and your team!

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Workshops, training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

  • Next time is 3rd November 2019
  • then it is 22nd December 2019 – MOVED to 3rd SUNDAY
  • and final Laughter Club this year on 1st December 2019

There are over 125 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

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

Laughter Yoga Leaders Iceland

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leaders London

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

Laughter Yoga London Teachers
Lotte & Mel

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

The teachers mentioned above are just a few of the awesome people who have invested in their training with UnitedMind and have gone on to deliver outstanding 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with skills that have all be obtained through experiencing Laugher Yoga for themselves.

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Bristol, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News October 2019

Welcome to October 2019

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…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In October News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A few Thoughts from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Notes, Corinne Cosseron & Julien Pechot of Rigologie
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Training – life skills that matter
  5. Living laughter in workplaces
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our October 2019 diary

Where is the year going? We are entering October and slowly moving towards the end of 2019.

However, there are still three months to share laughter and there are many events in the diary!

We will be in Surrey, St Albans, Uxbridge, Wales, Iceland, Edgware, Bristol, London, Redditch – and many other places around the UK in October!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

I am excited to be running a brief laughter session at Mad World 2019 Summit in London on 9th October – all about Making A Difference, mental healthand wellbeing in the workplace.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

We won’t teach in your cupboard under your staircase, though.

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

A Laughter Yoga workshop is an ideal method for buidling great mental health and resilience, promoting teamwork, stressless environments and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

We are more people than in the picture!

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

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International. In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is now also accredited and approved for CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A few Thoughts from Yours Truly

I am so thanksful for all the opportunities to share Laughter Yoga that are being presented to me.

It also provides opportunities for my Laughter Yoga Teacher who constantly invest in being the best they can and thrive towards excellence.

The people who have trusted me with their continued training are outstanding and I trust them to deliver workshops and training to high standards.

You are in good hands with these amazing individuals!

Laughter Yoga in the UK is not a one-man-show but sometimes someone has to walk in front and take the full beating of the storm on occasions.

I feel extremely privileged for having been with Laughter Yoga in the UK at the very early days when we were only few, and now it has grown to thousands of people who have trained.

In this moment of thinking about there wonderful people who have shared their laughter liberally there is not one person that has not stood out.

When I receive emails from people who trained years ago starting with a sentence much like ‘I don’t know if you remember me but I trained with you…’.

I do remember you – I remember all of you.

Almost 1,200 people who have trained with me as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers, some are more in touch than others but I know who you are, you are my kind of people.

In September I did not run any training courses, which is the first month in a very long time without teaching, but I had many corporate bookings and other events that were absolutely magical.

Laughter Yoga brings us together in compassionate, caring ways and once we have had the experience of laughing with complete strangers there are no strangers anymore, only friends we have yet to meet.

And in addition I am ruly grateful for the achievement of winning the London Prestige Award 2019/2020 in the category of Specialist Yoga Training Provider of the Year. Thank you! This is the achievement of all the people I work with, teach and learn from, too.

Once again I am sat here, fingers on the keyboard, slightly lost for words but with my heart busting with loving memories and the presence of you all on the forefront of my mind.

Thank you.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

On Thursday 29 August 2019 I started the day with a few seconds of laughter on live television before rushing off to start Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Neal’s Yards together with fellow Laughter Ambassador Melanie Bloch.

It was fun and very, very brief! Happy to arrive to a fantastic group of upcoming Laughter Yoga Leader!

I thought I’d leave this one in here one more month…

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 70 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, September shared Maggie Irving with you, and in October we introduce Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, the creators of Rigologie in France!

Meet Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot

Corinne created Rigologies in France and together with Julien she teaches these inspirational techniques that blends Laughter Yoga with a deeper laughter presence with roots in positive psycology, emotional intelligence, Sophrology and more.

Last year we had a brief taste of her work but sadly ran out of time for a full-blown experience, so in June 2020 Corinne and Julien are back and I am excited to be able to fully try out Rigologie!

Corinne has been teaching Rigologie in organisations and companies since 2002 and trained professionals so much that there are now over 3,000 Rigologies Professionals trained and ready to deliver.

Read more about the team on l’Ecole Internationals de Rire et du Bonheur – and look out for the mid-month story of Corinne and Julien…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 77 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

The Laughter Yoga Leader Training offers an easy and fast route to joy and playfulness.

The training is as popular as ever and our London courses fill up months in advance of the dates scheduled.

Mel and I have now been teaching the 2-day training together in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, for over two years, and we are going from strength to strength. We complement each others’ deficiencies and deliver full-blown professional training with real transformation at the heart of our teaching philosophy.

What we teach in 12 hours is what others may take many more hours to deliver. It does not mean the quality of the course is compromised, on the contrary, the transformation we experience in our groups cannot be made up.

Maybe it’s because we are two to share the work and it works for us!

The most exciting thing about our training is that other UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers are delivering similar transformation in their courses by themselves as well as togetherr, and if you are not in London then there may be places you are nearby,

Below are listed a few of the highly recommended teachers to mention who delivers to tremendously high standards with you in mind,

  • Norwich – Mr dod teaches in Norfolk and if you are in this area or in Suffolk, Lincs or Cambs this may be the ideal location for you. In addition you get a seriously passionate and fun teacher!
  • Manchester – Sara Kay is running training in North West where Manchester is a gateway for many people coming from North Wales and Scotland, and Sara is simply on a mission to change the area.
  • Birmingham – Maggie Thompson has her presence in the Midlands and has been teaching Laughter Yoga for many years so you would be in very capable hands.
  • Chichester – Lesley Raphael teachers in Surrey with great knowledge and life skills learned through experiencing the true effects of Laughter Yoga in real life.
Ask us about our the Laughter Yoga Teachers without name-tags…

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme leading to your Level 7 Qualification (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

If you have any questions about Laughter Therapy or Laughter Yoga workshops and training please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Living laughter in workplaces

September brought laughter to many different sectors and types of workplaces.

The potential morning group at BOUNCE FIT BODY – they were also great at Laughter Yoga

It is a real privilege to be trusted to deliver workshops for management and staff and although Laughter Yoga does not always hit the soft spot for everyone, there is something to take away for all when looking deep within.

Sometimes it is a matter or acknowledgement of something we need instead of dismissing it because of a simple practice. Even if the method itself is not doing if for you, perhaps there is another way, inspired by Laughter Yoga, that can bring more joy and laughter to your life.

It is always daunting to go into groups where some people have had a GREAT experience in the past because this is the basis for comparison.

Nothing is ever the same!

Even if the experience in a workshop is not the same as that top-of-the-list experience of the past it does not mean it was not great, it was just different. Exactly like every Laughter Yoga Professional is different and deliver their workshops differently.

Take something from the workshop and keep it alive in the workplace and at home, that really is what this work is about. Bringing laughter to life.

I learn from each workshop and I also know that no matter what the expectations are from me and from my clients, there is nothing set in stone until we meet in the group and share laughter.

When we get together there is potential for personal magic and real business enhancements to happen.

Quite frankly, it is a very special moment to hear that “the CEO and his wife really enjoyed your Laughter Yoga session”.

To Danes in England

And I had the real pleasure of meeting Sandi Toksvik at one of the events but it is the meeting with the people in the group that makes the most of a difference – that is where real transformation and celebration happens.

Thank you for discovering Laughter Yoga for you and your team!

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s Workshops, training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans 1 September 2019

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

  • Next time is 6th October 2019
  • then it is 3rd November 2019
  • and final Laughter Club this year on 1st December 2019

There are over 125 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

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

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

We take Laughter Yoga VERY seriously and we have fun with being serious about it all

I have been running the 2-day training since 2007 and really love it. One thing I enjoy as well, is teaching with my Laughter Yoga Teacher Colleagues, so from 2020 I will be teaching in all parts of the UK with my colleagues – and in Denmark, too.

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

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

The teachers mentioned above are just a few of the awesome people who have invested in their training with UnitedMind and have gone on to deliver outstanding 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with skills that have all be obtained through experiencing Laugher Yoga for themselves.

Please contact them directly and mention if you have been in touch with UnitedMind and me about training – we all love people who are referred from others because it is in many ways a testament to our capabilities.

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News September 2019

Welcome to September 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In September News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Reflections on August from Yours Truly
  3. 45 seconds on ITV Lorraine
  4. Meet Key Note, Maggie Irving – PhD in Drama and Clowning
  5. Laughter Therapist – a deep dive
  6. Laughter Coach – the one-on-one idea in pracsis
  7. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our September 2019 diary

Last month I actually forgot to update the online diary and it was indeed a busy month.

September is no less busy!

We will be in London, St Albans, Stafford, Berkshire, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Harlow, Croydon, Bolton, Hemel Hempstead – and many other places around the UK in September!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Laughter Yoga is an ideal method for promoting teamwork, stress management and workplace wellbeing as well as for real personal life changes.

We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

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

We branch out and we create a beatiful interconnected network!

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Reflection on August from Yours Truly

Most of us enjoy laughing and we feel good after a hearty laugh when we relax with an empty mind.

Then we can hear our heart best.

However, we sometimes forget and let our laughter grow old and non-resounding. We forget the sound and forget what makes us laugh.

Magic happens when we choose to laugh when there is nothing and no one to laugh at, or with, than our own self. Nothing causing our laughter.

Laughing at… is hurtful. Laughing with… is connecting!

In August I shared some amazing moments in laughter and joy with people from around the UK and even a wonderful Laughter Yoga Family from the US who came and laughed with me, Patricia and Cheryl under very stormy conditions in Bedfordshire.

I went to Wales and trained The brilliant Roach Coach, Sian, as a Laughter Coach and enjoyed the time with a colleague just like I did when I met Francesca in London as well as visiting Mel in Stanmore.

Laughter friends, family and colleagues are the nuggets – and berries – that make life bright and cheerful.

The workshops and training I have been invited to facilitate this month have brought laughter, tears, joy and release.

There is no telling what people take away from Laughter Workshops and it may not always be what I expect or what they expect themselves.

Sometimes it is not Laughter Yoga that is on their mind and yet the laughter may have sparked some profound connections and stress relief.

Let’s face it, Laughter Yoga is a method that is not for us all but unless we try it out we really can’t make an informed decision.

I go where there is laughter to be shared for the good of our health, our mood, our mind, our work and ethics, our resourcefulness and willingness to willing positive change!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

45 seconds on ITV Lorraine with Andi Peters

On Thursday 29 August 2019 I started the day with a few seconds of laughter on live television before rushing off to start Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Neal’s Yards together with fellow Laughter Ambassador Melanie Bloch.

It was fun and very, very brief! Happy to arrive to a fantastic group of upcoming Laughter Yoga Leader!

The production team at ITV is friendly, professional and just ready to help!

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 77 tickets left!

A superb line up is currently being introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, in March you met the YES Man, Dave Cornthwaite, in April you were acquainted with Play Expert, Yesim Kunter, in May Kate Hull Rodgers was on display, June you got acquainted with Sue Haswell, in August you met Robert Rivest, and in September it is time to meet Maggie Irving!

Meet Maggie Irving – Drama PhD and Clown

Maggie Irving – where do I begin!

Her website tells the story of moving from Preston to Exmouth to enjoy more sunshine and cream teas.

Maggie completed a Master’s Degree in Drama while exploring being a woman and a clown, and what that truly means. While developing her contemporaty clown perfomances she explored the role of the clown and how you can break down barriers and inhibitions, this was also the key-theme in gaining her PhD.

Her goal is to heal you find your modern-day clown(s), ignite your curiosity and use playfulness as a tool for insight, communication and productivity.

I cannot wait to welcome Maggie to The Playing Human Conference in London in 2020. She has the true playful spirit and is coming to share it with us!

“Find humour in the everyday – and learn from it.” Maggie Irving

Read more about Maggie Irving on Comedy Matters – and look out for the mid-month story of her life…

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 still seems a long way away, there are only 77 tickets left.

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Therapist – a deep dive

Laughter Therapist Teachers
Melanie Bloch and Lotte Mikkelsen

To become a Laughter Therapist you must have a background as a therapist or counsellor.

Being a Laughter Therapist means you are able to hold the space for people who may wish to release deep-rooted cell trauma through crying, laughing or even raging.

Experiencing catharsis can be a real wake up call and very emotional for the client, and if you as Laughter Therapist have not done your own catharting holding the space can seem a real challenge.

When people laugh, cry, rage or express themselves in ways we feel uncomfortable with we will try and stop them through nurturing them.

However, if you stop someone from releasing they have to go somewhere else to release the stored up emotions and this is why it is so important to be able to hold the space for as long as it takes.

The weekend of Laughter Therapist Training is really profound and many of the past students have excperience true catharsis just as some have not explored it fully. It can seem scary and it is worth remembering that when we let go and allor catharsis to happen it gets messy…

But the view on the other side is freedom, lightheartedness, openness, self-expression and true transformation.

Laughter Therapy cannot be learned online.

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme leading to your Level 7 Qualification (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

If you have any questions about Laughter Therapy or Laughter Yoga workshops and training please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Coach – in practice

A one-on-one Laughter Yoga approach that was introduced in the UK by UnitedMind in 2010.

Since first taking clients on the 8-week Laughter Yoga rollercoaster in 2010 I have trained numerous Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers to practice Laughter Coaching.

We are encouraged by the huge interest in personal and professional development that lead people to finding Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga Professionals with a background as Life and Business Coaches, Counsellors, and other types of therapists are ideally suited for this method but the additional requirement is to be a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Laughter Coaching is a journey over 8 weeks of daily laughter, gibberish, pulling faces and feeling the change plus a weekly coach session.

You can read more about the training, which is for Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher, and dates are listed further down in this newsletter.

If you want to schedule your own 8-week Laughter Coaching Programme for yourself or your team, please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/coaching/ for details.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s accredited Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training which are requirements for the Laughter Coaching, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans July 2019
(because we didn’t laugh in August)

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

  • Next time is 1st September 2019
  • and then it is 6th October 2019

There are over 125 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

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

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

I have been running the 2-day training since 2007 and love it. One thing I enjoy as well, is teaching with my Laughter Yoga Teacher Colleagues, so from 2020 I will be teaching in all parts of the UK with my colleagues – and in Denmark, too.

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

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

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News August 2019

Welcome to August 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In August News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. Reflections on July from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Key Note, Robert Rivest – Performer, Teacher, Comic Mime Artist
  4. Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion REVIEW
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – more than just a great idea
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  7. The Accredited Training Formula
  8. Book your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training on time!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our August 2019 diary

In the past I always kept August relatively free from working as it was the main school holiday month.

However, it is becoming increasingly busy with both training events and corporate workshops as well as festivals and fayres.

We will be in London, St Albans, Moggerhanger, Bakewell, Hemel Hempstead, Croydon, Leicester, Wales – on TV – and many other places around the UK in August!

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

The Wellness Movement

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Reflection on July from Yours Truly

Nothing is given in life and that means we have the choice of creating our experience in our way. Same with our laughter.

There have been some really special moment again in July and it touches my soul deeply when I contemplate on the groups I have been invited into for the sake of sharing Laughter Yoga because it is good for us.

More people – individuals, teams, organisations, companies, groups, events organisers, now than ever see the potential in Laughter Yoga and the awesome benefits the practice offers us both personally and professionally.

It is over 17 years since I founded UnitedMind as a holistic therapy business with personal laughter as an underdeveloped practice.

I was as excited about laughter then as I am now!

The difference is that I didn’t know much then, I still don’t know everything but what I do know can really make a difference when you want to learn Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

July saw so many moving and inspiring moments with people around the UK in large and small groups.

Larches Community at The Larches Trust in Edgware held their end of term show and I really did feel my eyes well up when they performed their songs beautifully before sharing their favourite Laughter Yoga exercises. They have grown in confidence and joy, a happy and wonderful group to work with and I will be back next term!

When I shared Laughter Yoga with Zirchon Menachem Camp last weekend where my words had to be translated but the laughter exercises spoke for themselves I was still afraid they would not enjoy the session, but they did, some of them.

Young people living with cancer and coming to the UK for a week of happiness and joy creation. And they were wonderful, they are wonderful.

Even those in the group who did not engage exactly as those who engaged fully taught me little, big things along with a few words in Jiddish. I feel on top of the world when I share Laughter Yoga – it really is special. Very special moments whether I share Laughter Yoga in corporate workshops, health-related group, in my Laughter Clubs or in Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training.

And then there was the Alne Retirement Village and Laughter Yoga with Gloria Hunniford. Everyone in the audience were sharing laughter and it was a wonderful day in rain and sun – but we were undercover…

With all the challenges many businesses face, mine has not missed out on tough times, but I am here with UnitedMind Ltd Laughter Yoga and this is Laughter Yoga in London and the UK – together with Laughter Yoga Professionals from around the country and the world I am here to make a big difference!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

Only 85 tickets left!

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

Meet Robert Rivest – Comic Mime Artist and more…

I have been following Robert for many years via YouTube and it is so exciting that he is now joining us in London at the conference in 2020!

Robert Rivest brings fun and authenticity to his workshops and training and he is an internationally highly rated performer and teacher.

In addition to being a renowned comic mime artist, he is also an accomplished health, literacy and stress relief educator, a gifted mindfulness teacher, a certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer and public speaker.

Picture approved for sharing by Robert Rivest

Since 1990 Robert Rivest has given over 8,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the US, and now he will be joining us at The Playing Human Conference in London on 5-7 June 2020.

I cannot wait to meet Robert and experience some of his inspiring work.

“Whatever the event Robert Rivest moves, delights, and captivates all!”

Read more about Robert Rivest on www.robertrivest.com – and look out for the mid-month story of his life…

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion REVIEW


My heart is bursting with joy and happiness as my mind wanders back to the weekend in July when 20 Laughter Yoga Teachers came together where we started in 2012 – at Felden Lodge.

We spent the weekend laughing, sharing our stories, playing, eating and planning standards, bringing ideas forwards, enjoying connecting and we had what I can only deem to be an AWESOME few days!

And then there were some new Laughter Ambassadors, too.

What came of it?

Motivated and connected Laughter Yoga Teachers who created friendships and new ways to move forward – together. Plus so much more that is a tad bit difficult to decipher in just a few lines…

We were the first in the UK – to my knowledge – who shared the Laughter Yoga Bollywood Dance, with an abundance of laughter and playfulness added. There may be potential for this.

Already the next Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion is scheduled for 17-19 July 2020 and places are going fast. There are limited beds so get your ticket now, some have already been taken.

  • Single room is £175
  • Shared room is £150

There is no profit but cost is simply to cover accommodation for the weekend. Book via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/conferences where you can find the room type that suits you.

Design by Ed Hollingsbee

If you have any questions about this event which is for Laughter Yoga Teachers please get in touch via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training…

…more than just a great idea

When we got together, 20 Laughter Yoga Teachers from the UK, a few weeks ago it truly dawned on me what impact Laughter Yoga can potentially have in people’s lives.

Laughter Yoga Teachers take on a completely new level of embrasing Laughter Yoga in their lives and this way of being or becoming spills into the workshops and training courses they deliver.

It is not always easy to laugh but with Laughter Yoga you have opportunity to create a different perspective. As a Laughter Yoga Teacher this is a reality.

Not to say you laugh constantly, instead we create balance in life through the practice of Laughter Yoga which sometimes brings up tears and other ‘stuff’ that allows us to release what doesn’t provide comfort and purpose anymore.

Laughter Yoga Teachers support each other in ways that are beyond the scope of the training, and we are really nice people, too.

To become a Laughter Yoga Teacher you must be a Laughter Yoga Leader. This is the requirement and when you have run a Laughter Club you will know that Laughter Yoga is for you – or even if it is not for you.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Preston in May 2019. The course runs in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham, Preston – and at your venue with your group.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training delivers change in many areas of life if you want to have change happen. It is not only about laughing and laughing loudest, on the contrary, you learn skills that allows you to deliver events with compassion and understanding of your group.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training January 2019

There are many ways to learn Laughter Yoga but becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher is simply a must do and must be for any Laughter Yoga Leader.

That is, of course, in my humble opinion…

You can read more about the training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher, and dates are listed further down in this newsletter.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s accredited Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher Training, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans July 2019

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

  • Next time is 1st September 2019
  • August is Holiday month and we reconvene in September

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

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

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

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

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

The 1-day Gibberish Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News July 2019

Welcome to July 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In July News we share the following…

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

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our July 2019 diary

July is a really busy month.

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

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

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

We go where you need us to share laughter!

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

The Wellness Movement

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Laughter Thoughts from Yours Truly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, who’s with me?!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

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

Please welcome Dr Madan Lataria to London!

Meet Dr Madan Kataria – Founder of Laughter Clubs worldwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

A day with Oxford University Press

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

Of course we could!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unlikely Positions (in Unlikely Places)

…a Yoga Journey Around Britain. By Author Elizabeth Gowing

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

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

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

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

Love Yoga Festival

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

A place to nurture your body and mind.

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

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

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

Partnering with Via Vita Health

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

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

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are approved for CPD!

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

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

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is still certified with a standard international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s) which you receive at the end of the 2-day or 5-day training.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 29-30 August Laughter Yoga Leader London £195 – FULL
  • 28-29 Sep Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £195
  • 12-13 October Laughter Yoga Leader ICELAND £195
  • 17-18 October Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
  • 19-20 October Laughter Yoga Leader BRISTOL £195
  • 23-24 November Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £195
  • December Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
  • and more dates

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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 04-08 Nov NON-residential in Blackpool £650
  • 25-29 Nov NON-residential in Hemel Hempstead £650
  • 20-24 January 2020 in Hemel Hempstead RESIDENTIAL £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead REsIDENTIAL £850

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 29-30 August Laughter Yoga Leader London £19
  • 28-29 Sep Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £195
  • 12-13 October Laughter Yoga Leader Iceland £195
  • 17-18 October Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
  • 19-20 October Laughter Yoga Leader Bristol £195
  • 23-24 November Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £195
  • 07-08 December Laughter Yoga Leader London £195
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

  • 21-25 July in Hemel Hempstead NON-res £650
  • 12-16 August in Hemel Hempstead NON-res £650
  • 04-08 Nov NON-residential in Blackpool £650
  • 25-29 Nov NON-res in Hemel Hempstead £650
  • 20-24 January 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £550 early bird

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

  • 01 February 2020 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 07 November 2020 10am-5pm Hemel Hempstead £125

Or you can book your 8-week One On One Laughter Coaching Programme and get closer to your real laughter through the practice of Laughter Yoga exercises.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News June 2019

Laughter Yoga at the ITM Conference in May 2019

Welcome to June 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In June News we share the following…

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

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our June 2019 diary

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Summer Pondering from Yours Truly

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

You have such courage.

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

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

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

Meet Sue Haswell – Creator of Big Results

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

Laughter News May 2019

Laughter Yoga with KAMBI in April 2019

Welcome to May 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In May News we share the following…

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

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our May 2019 diary

May is tremendously and beautifully busy with laughter work.

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

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

Thank you!

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

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

World Laughter Day Thought from Yours Truly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – on its way!

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

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

Meet Kate Hull-Rodgers – Laughter Therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter News April 2019

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

Welcome to April 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In April News we share the following…

  1. A Moment from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Yesim Kunter – Play Expert
  3. Accreditation of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training
  4. Laughter Yoga at CounterPlay in Denmark
  5. Miss Charity Drag UK
  6. The Accredited Training Formula – approved!
  7. Laughter Club and World Laughter Day – diarise it now
  8. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our April 2019 diary

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

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

A Moment from Yours Truly

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

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

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

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

And it takes time…

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

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

Speak with me about your laugther plan!

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – on its way!

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

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

Meet Yesim Kunter – Play Expert

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

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

Read more about Yesim on yesimkunter.com.

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

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

Accreditation for Laughter Yoga Training

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

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

Here is why it is so exciting…

First Laughter Yoga Leader Training in July 2007 in St Albans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader, Teacher, Coach

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

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

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

The requirements for the Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader are

  • The training must have been facilitated by an FHT Accreditation Approved Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
  • Complete verbal assessment at 2-day training
  • Complete written assessment within one week from 2-day training
  • Start a Laughter Club
  • Complete video assessment recorded at firsts Laughter Club session or workplace session (the Laughter Yoga Leader’s own workplace)
  • Assessment by teacher and approved verifying teacher
  • Hold valid public and professional liability and indemnity insurance
  • Preferable. Member of ICO. A commitment to handling data correctly and in accordance with GDPR data protection specifications

The requirements for becoming an Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher are

  • Completed 2-day Certified or Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training with a Certified or Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Teacher or Master Trainer
  • The training must have been facilitated by an FHT Accreditation Approved Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  • Complete verbal assessment of standard 2-day training presentation at 5-day training
  • Complete written assessment wihtin one week from 5-day training
  • Run a Laughter Club
  • Complete video assessment recorded at first Laughter Club session or workplace session (the Laughter Yoga Leader’s own workplace) following teacher training
  • Complete 40-day diary as a combination of video and written observations during the course of the 40-day challenge which involves all breathing exercises, laughter alone exercises and Gibberish
  • Assessment by teacher and approved verifying teacher
  • Hold a valid First Aid Level 3 Certificate
  • Hold valid public and professional liability and indemnity insurance specifically for teaching purposes
  • Preferable. Member of ICO. A commitment to handling data correctly and in accordance with GDPR data protection specifications
  • Preferable. Hold a certificate in teaching, e.g. PTLLS Award, NVQ or similar in adult teaching and education

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

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

World Laughter Day…

The iconic World Laughter Day in Copenhagen, January 2000

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

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

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

…and Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

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

Miss Charity Drag UK

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

Big condragulations!

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

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

Laughter Yoga at the 2020 Olympics

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

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

To support the petition please sign via link.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation is here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 25-26 April 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175 – 3 spaces
  • 02-03 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175 – 2 spaces
  • 11-12 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 29-30 August 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • and more dates

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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 25-26 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 02-03 May Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 11-12 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £550 early bird

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

  • 01 June 2019 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Accredited Laughter Yoga Coach

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Accredited Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 02 November 2019 10am-5pm Hemel Hempstead £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.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News March 2019

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

Welcome to March 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In March News we share the following…

  1. Spring Swirls from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man
  3. Cancer and Laughter Yoga
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life
  5. Gibberish Coach Training in Durham
  6. Laughter Yoga at 2020 Olympics
  7. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  8. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our March 2019 diary

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

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

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

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

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Spring Swirls from Yours Truly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It seems like springtime so it must be close.

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

We have been waiting for the light.

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why not?

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

Meet Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is lots more to come!

Read more about Dave on davecornthwaite.com.

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

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

Cancer and Laughter Yoga

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

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

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

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

Some were not there anymore.

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

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

First year of the cancer care conference, 2016

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

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

Third year cake, 2018.

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

This is what the team is all about!

We are not numbers and definitely not statistical data.

At Whittington NHS Macmillan everyone is special!

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

We WILL beat Cancer!

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

Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life

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

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

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

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

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

The rest is just ‘glitter on top’.

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

Gibberish Coach Training in Durham

Gibberish training is awesome!

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga at the 2020 Olympics

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

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

To support the petition please sign via link.

Miss Dee runs for Miss Drag UK

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

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

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

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

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

The Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is coming!

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

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

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

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

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

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

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

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

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

  • 07-08 March 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175 – FULL
  • 25-26 April 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 02-03 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 11-12 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 29-30 August 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • and more dates

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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850

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

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 07-08 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 25-26 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 02-03 May Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 11-12 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep Laughter Yoga Leader 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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £550 early bird

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

  • 04 May 2019 10am-5pm Durham £75
  • 01 June 2019 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

  • 09 March 2019 10am-5pm Hemel Hempstead £95
  • 15 March 2019 10am-3:30pm 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.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

Laughter News February 2019

Welcome to February 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!

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

In February News we share the following…

  1. Just a Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man
  3. Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture
  4. Business Experts Programme
  5. From Mr dod to Miss Dee
  6. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  7. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general as well as a few moments of change on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Please also follow and like UnitedMind on Social Media

A brief overview of our February 2019 diary

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

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

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

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

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

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

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

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

Just a Thought from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga unravels you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why…

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

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

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

Meet Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about Ant on anthonyinspires.com.

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

Did you notice who else is coming?

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is personal and professional development at its grandest!

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Teachers take Laughter Yoga one step further!

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

Business Experts Programme

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

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

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

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

You will be covering topics like

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

Next time the Business Experts Programme runs is

  • 02 March 2019 10am to 4:30pm Business Experts Hemel Hempstead
  • 22 June 2019 10am to 4:30pm Business Experts Hemel Hempstead

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

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

From Mr dod to Miss Dee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are rooting for you!

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

Laughter Club International (UK)

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

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

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

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

The Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is next step!

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

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

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

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

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

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

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

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

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

  • 16-17 Feb 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • 07-08 March 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 04-05 April 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 25-26 April 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 11-12 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • and more dates

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

  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850

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

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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

Personal and professional development at its best!

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

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 16-17 Feb Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • 07-08 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 04-05 April Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 25-26 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 11-12 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

  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training is only the beginning of the 6-12 months programme (full details on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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

  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £550 early bird

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

  • 02 February 2019 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 01 June 2019 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

  • 09 March 2019 10am-5pm Hemel Hempstead £95
  • 15 March 2019 10am-3:30pm 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.

All fees listed in the newsletter are early bird fees available until one month before training dates and excluding travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise stated. Other deals may be available as well as special agreements with companies and organisations who wish to train teams and individuals in their workplace.

If you want to be sure to get a place on the course of your choice please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

For more information about certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.

1st Laughter Yoga Leader Training of 2019