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.

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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…

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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.