Laughter News August 2018

Welcome to August 2018

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

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

WHAT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!

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

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

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

No distance is too far to share laughter!

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

In August News we share the following…

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

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

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

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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

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A brief overview of our August 2018 diary

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

Remember that no distance is too far when your joy and laughter is at stake! I mainly drive…

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

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

CarFest 2018 what a total buzz!

Thank you so much CarFest North!

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

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

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

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

Watch the little clip on Youtube…

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

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

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

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

We are life changers and Laughter Yoga is our voice!

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

The Playing Human Conference – last chance!

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

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

To remind you of the truly special event:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Community Events that matter

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

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

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

Larches Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women’s Institute in Cambridgeshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

Complying with the all important legal stuff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certified Gibberish Training in the UK

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

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

Come and learn the language of nonsense!

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

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in August

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

This year, however, is busy!

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

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

And the courses are ALMOST full!

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

Remember to book your training on time

2018-05 Day 2 LYLT St Albans Boomerang

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

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

UnitedMind teach Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

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

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

    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

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

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

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

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

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

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

Certified Gibberish Coach

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

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

Certified Laughter Yoga Coach

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

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

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

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

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

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

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