Laughter News August 2016

Welcome to August 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • Hack, Spoof – Stop!
  • 100th Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • A little mention of the amazing 5-day teacher training
  • Higher Education
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

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

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

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Hack, Spoof – Stop!

End of June and halfway through July UnitedMind experienced email spoofing and hacking of our website.

Please accept a huge apology for any inconvenience this may have caused during the time you may have received junk email from me.

Spam from UnitedMind is never intentional!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

100th Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

1st Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in St Albans in July 2007

July 2007 saw the first 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training being held in St. Albans – my first one of now many.

Since then I have had the privilege and pleasure to spend many humbling moments of training with individuals and teams around the country.

So many amazing moments that the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training on 3-4 August 2016 at Everton FC’s “playground” in Liverpool in the 100th of its kind held by me and UnitedMind.

98th Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London in June 2016

The Laughter Yoga Training is not just about learning laughter, the course teaches you life skills for managing stress in your life and for bonding with people. Laughter Yoga provides you with a superb coping strategy while you improve your health and wellbeing.

I am passionate about teaching Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy because I see the instant change in people who give themselves permission to enjoy the moment, allow themselves to learn new ways and let go of old conditioning.

Every course, every participant, every laugh, every tear touches, moves, and inspires me deeply, and I can only hope that many more will find the way to the courses.

It takes courage to venture out on a path that is slightly louder and perhaps different than the one society and our communities dictate is the “right” one.

The only right way is the one you choose yourself!

I strongly recommend Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy for future-proof health, happiness, and balance in life and at work.

For more information about certified and/or accredited laughter training for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

A little mention of the amazing 5-day teacher training

The 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is so special it really does deserve a mention.

Earlier in July I had the privilege to teach and to learn from 12 amazing individuals, all on different journeys in their lives but all out to make positive challenge a thing of the present and future day.

The days are long and intense, starting most mornings at 7am and finishing most evenings at 9:30pm. However, the energy that is summoned in the space of the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training lifts everyone to a level where anything is possible.

We all come together to make plans for a future full of laughter, playfulness, love, and fun – at work and in life outside work!

This training is not about Laughter Yoga – this training is about empowerment for life and life skills in a changing world.

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

  • 08-12 August 2016 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

For more information about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717..

Higher Education

Colleges and universities explore Laughter Yoga for staff and students now more than ever.

The stress trend in the education sector has been booming for many years and seems to be at an all-time high.

However, there are things being done!

Many higher education institutions have regular and ongoing events to promote healthy, stressless living, and it is exciting that Laughter Yoga is becoming an ever-growing part of these events.

Both students as well as staff have the potential to benefit from lowering stress levels throughout the years of learning and teaching. Laughter Yoga offers some great tools for relaxation and breathing as well as connecting with others.

Practicing Laughter Yoga can potentially build physical stamina and emotional resilience as well as give your brain a great oxygen boost for improved academic abilities.

Would you be willing to laugh?

If you have any questions regarding Laughter Workshops for Stress Management or laughter training, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Accredited Laughter Therapist Training

Laughter Therapy is NOT Laughter Yoga and is not connected with Laughter Yoga International!

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is a unique new programme from UnitedMind, developed by UnitedMind.

The course runs over two days but does not end there. Over a period of 6-12 months the delegates will run community programmes that benefit the groups and/or individuals they work with long-term. The programmes will run from 8-12 weeks per case study and UnitedMind will be happy to issue a letter of authentication of the delegates participation in the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training programme.

This course is ideal for people who work with health and mental health clients, as therapist or with counselling, in the NHS or privately. Having a therpeutic background is not a requirement but it is highly recommended. Being a Laughter Yoga Professional is not a requirement either.

The programme covers laughter for no reason from a psychological and philosophical perspective, happiness, neuroplasticity basics, improvisation, the cathartic process, and lots more.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/):

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

  • 27-28 August St. Albans £495 early / £695
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £695

If you would like to join the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training and start bringing laughter to your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates for Certified Laughter Yoga Training

Courses are really popular!

If you want to make sure you train in London, St Albans, Liverpool, Blackpool, and Durham please don’t hesitate but reserve your place now…

Halfway through 2016 with 2017 courses filling up – a great present for yourself and those you care about, and those you work with.

This Autumn we will celebrate with two milestones

  • Laughter Yoga Teacher number 100
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Training number 100

Our courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Liverpool
    • Durham
    • Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Durham
    • Your venue fairly NEW
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans
    • Durham
    • Online

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

  • 03-04 August 2016 in Liverpool £150 early /£200 – ONLY TIME!
  • 24-25 September 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 06-07 October 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 October 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE on August 2016
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 08-12 August 2016 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/. Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 26-27 October 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 September 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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 excluding travel and accommodation costs. 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 mobile 07736 341 717.

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