Laughter News December 2016

Welcome to December 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • Give the gift of laughter…
  • Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Training
  • Laughter Yoga – an advanced coping strategy
  • Training your team to share Laughter Yoga
  • Gibberish training in Durham, St Albans and Online
  • Laughter training opportunities
  • 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.

Give the gift of laughter!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but for many people it is not the most wonderful time of the year and life challenges seem to be what is in focus – for young as well as old and older.

Laughter has the potential of brightening up someone’s life and with the daily practice of prolonged laughter it becomes a method of coping with life’s ups and downs.

However, just because you laugh it doesn’t mean your challenges and circumstances vanish, all it means is that your put yourself in a frame of mind where you can deal with what you face – perhaps even from a positive angle…

Laughter is for everyone, telephone laughter may not be for everyone even if I believe it is. However, it is a structure to kick off your laughter habit. Give it a try and find out for yourself!

And give it to someone you care about, someone you care for, work with, someone you love, like, don’t know, know very well, someone who loves laughing but may find it difficult at time to access their joy.

The Telephone Laughter Club started in 2008 as a structure for me to manage stress and health concerns in my own life.

Visit the UnitedMind Online Shop to find telephone laughter subscriptions, books, DVDs, CDs, training courses and other workshops that can easily be gifted to anyone special in your life.

It has become a great please to start your day, have a break or to finish your day on a high.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Basic Learning

The new year is already set to be another exciting one for laughter!

Finally the 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course is in the diary and set to run in St. Albans on 4th February 2017 at Aboyne Lodge School on Etna Road.

What you learn during this one day of training includes

  • the background for the practice of Laughter Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga exercises to practice for yourself
  • breathing exercises important for your health and wellbeing
  • learn how to share Laughter Yoga with your friends and family
  • lots more about laughter and the benefits

This 1-day training is ideal if you want to learn Laughter Yoga but you have doubts about wanting to run a Laughter Club or laughter sessions. It is also ideal as a taster before you venture onto the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader or 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher training courses.

Bringing laughter into your own life is the first step to changing the world!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling life’s stressful moments, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717. Or book your place at 2016 rates, £95 early bird rate, in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter – an advanced coping strategy

Life is not always peachy and jolly good. But we have choice!

For many years I thought I should be laughing all the time because I teach people to laugh and if I didn’t practice what I teach then there would be something not quite right.

Suddenly it dawned on me that there is no life where there is only laughter, and if someone only laughs then there is something really wrong.

You cannot cover up for life and emotions, feelings and events, it all manifests in many ways when we suppress our emotions and our need for self-expression.

I love laughing – it brings the best out in me and in others, in the only moment there is, now!

Guess what!?

I like crying, too, because I create balance and it brings me to a place where real laughter truly emerges and becomes a real coping tool.

Laughter creates the basis for moving forward instead of remaining stuck in what is often the past. We forget the present moment when we are stuck in the past and only worry about the future.

You cannot laugh in the past and in the future – just like breathing, it happens now!

Laughter teaches you to be present and to be mindful, compassionate, and honest.

With Laughter Yoga you learn the physicality of laughter, the impact on your body, your mind, your health – all of you.

Sometimes, though, there are elements of yourself that need to be released and that is where Laughter Therapy works wonders. Uncovering layers that may not even reveal themselves other than by way of a sense of feeling lighter in yourself.

Training your team to share Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga Training also happens in other places than the designated classrooms in St Albans, Durham, Blackpool and London.

The training takes place around the country in workplaces where teams are being trained to deliver laughter workshops and laughter coaching to staff as well as service users – on your dates and at your venue so it fits in with you and your team’s busy schedule.

It is a great opportunity to get your team together and learn ways of lowering stress levels, heightening staff morale, boosting creativity and motivation, improve teamwork, and creating a great outlook within your team and for your team.

UnitedMind delivers the following certified training courses to workplaces in the UK

  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course
  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

Workplaces who laugh work better than workplaces without laughter!

Get in touch to get a quote for your team or to receive more information about learning Laughter Yoga with your team, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Training in Durham, St Albans, Online

The Gibberish training in Durham was scheduled for 26 November but following a motorway encounter between my little Renault and a big lorry it has been rescheduled for 14 January 2017.

This is a great opportunity in Durham and the only Gibberish in the diary in 2017!

You may think it is pure nonsense – but there is lots more to Gibberish!

It is a complete skillset that allows you to communicate from a different perspective than the usual one of defence and control, being right and attacking.

Through the use of Gibberish we tap into resources of playful attitude, unresolved anger, frustration, unexpressed joy, and we cathart – we let it out and let it go without hurting anyone!

The Certified Gibberish Training Day is fun and serious at the same time as we talk through the basics and learn through exercises.

This day is available to book in Durham, St. Albans, online, or as a training day for your team.

Never underestimate the power of Gibberish in a team, in a workplace, in a relationship, in a family, everywhere.

Just to recap on the available dates:

  • 14 January 2017 in Durham £95 early / £150
  • 30 January 2017 Online £95 early / £150
  • 19 March 2017 in St Albans £95 early / £150
  • Your workplace or with your group at date(s) to suit you!

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

To book your place please visit our Online Shop.

Laughter training opportunities

This video is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers – please visit UnitedMind on YouTube to watch many more experiences:

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer I feel truly blessed to work with inspiring and motivated people who go from being leaders to becoming teachers.

They take on communities, countries, universes to pave the way for positive change, and I am with them, with you, all the way.

Laughter Yoga Leaders take the initial step towards sharing laughter on a big scale and the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is just the beginning. It is the course where you find out if this is for you and you discover how you can create a positive impact in your own life as well as those you encounter.

Laughter Yoga Teachers mean business even moreso as they come with a determination to create more Laughter Yoga Leaders so the ripple effect of the laughter work we all do become multiplied.

When you train you learn to bring therapeutic laughter into areas of your life where it makes a real difference.

The workshops I have been fortunate to be invited to run have been with the NHS, Cancer Trusts, Universities, MS Society, Care Homes, Private Companies, Large Corporations, Banks, Media Companies, TV Production Companies, Health Organisations and many more plus those I have passed onto my Certified Leaders and Teachers.

And that is only in 2016!

Are you looking to learn Laughter Yoga?

Wait no longer!

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, 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.

Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach in London, St Albans, Blackpool, Durham, and online.

Remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about as well as those you work with.

Please notes that Laughter Yoga Training fees are due to increase based on the USD-GBP exchange rate that has changed dramatically over the past year, you can book at old rates for the rest of 2016!

Our courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Durham
    • Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
    • Your venue
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
    • Online
  • 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

  • ONLINE in January 2017 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £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 (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) 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 Therapist

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

  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

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

  • 07-08 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 December 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.