Laughter News April 2018

Welcome to April 2018

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

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

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

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

And just to mention

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

A brief overview of our April 2018 diary

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

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

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

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

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

Introducing: Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day (UK)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace One Day! Play Two Days!

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

Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day

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

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

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

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

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

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

Bognor Birdman Competition Fund Raising

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

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

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

It starts with one person!

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

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

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

Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy Notice

Dear Laughter Friend and Enthusiast

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards
UnitedMind Ltd

Lotte Mikkelsen
Your Every Day Laughter Queen

Certified Gibberish Coach – new communication skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Laughter Club in St Albans

We meet and share laughter inside at

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

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

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

The Telephone Laughter Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

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

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

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

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

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

  • 23 June 10am-5pm St Albans £95

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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

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

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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

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

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

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

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