Laughter News December 2021

Welcome to December 2021

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

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In December News we share the following…

  1. ‘Twas the Night before Christmas from Yours Truly
  2. Being a Laughter Yoga Professional
  3. The Business Revival Series 9-10 March 2022
  4. Upcoming celebrations and events ready for booking
    • 9-10 March Corporate Wellbeing Expo 2022
    • 2 April 2022 UnitedMind 20th Anniversary and Master Trainer 10th Anniversary
    • 15-17 July 2022 Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion

      Oldies but Goodies – important dates and info:
  5. Two December Laughter Workshops exploring Spiritual Aspects of Laughter
  6. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  7. Laughter Yoga Training – life skills for empowered living
  8. Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  9. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  10. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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‘Twas the Night before Christmas

December came around quickly and along followed frosty mornings with a cripness and icy charm.

Holidays are already happening around the world with best wishes for all being shared and sent to far and near.

The poem below was probably written Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) by and one of my favourite Christmas tales.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas along would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc’d in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap-
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
“On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixen;
“To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys – and St. Nicholas too:
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:
He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack:
His eyes – how they twinkled! his dimples how merry,
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

No virus keeps cheerful enjoyment locked up;
When Christmas is coming our laughter shows up!

However, Christmas, Yuletide, Hanukkah, the celebration of this season is not for everyone, and it is yet another important time of the year to remember those who do not share the excitement and joy.

We all have different life stories, experiences, and losses we carry with us in our hearts and minds.

This time of year may bring up memories of the pains we have lived through, so bear in mind that a cheerful Merry Christmas is not always the appropriate greeting.

Sometimes a kind, warm, all-embracing smile or a squeeze of a hand, even virtually, is all you need to share.

A smile with an understanding that we carry our world and our life within.

A world that is sometimes shaken and stirred.

When we share laughter we step beyond the pain and connect in love and compassion, yet allowing the pain to step through the gates of grieving and acknowledgement.

We share a connection and a knowing that we are in it together.

Subtly.

‘Twas the night before Christmas.

With Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Being a Laughter Yoga Professional

Just outlining the options and setting things straight.

Laughter Yoga is not Laughter Therapy although it is therapeutic laughter.

Laughter Yoga International Certificates are approved and accepted for obtaining insurance for practicing and teaching. They are provided by teachers and master trainers as listed below:

  • A Laughter Yoga Leader has completed 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training with a qualified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Online training cannot be fully certified with the Laughter Yoga International certificate and online training only allows for online activities.

    Day-2 must be completed in person for online students if they wish to obtain the official Laughter Yoga International certificate.
  • To call yourself a Laughter Yoga Teacher, you must have completed the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in person, and you must also run a Laughter Club and other important events.

    Teacher certification can be obtained by training with Madan Kataria or a Laughter Yoga Master Trainer.

    Laughter Yoga Master Trainers are only allowed to teach in their designated regions or areas where there is no other Master Trainer present.
  • Being a Laughter Yoga Master Trainer bears many requirements including having taught at least 30 Laughter Yoga Leader Training courses, inpired the start of 100 laughter clubs, run minimum 250 community sessions, being accepted as Master Trainer, and more. Master Trainers are trained by Madan Kataria, only.

To provide Laughter Yoga workshops and laughter club sessions require valid public and professional liability and indemnity insurance.

In addition to the insurance as leader you are required to have additional insurance to teach Laughter Yoga Training whether it is 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training, 5-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training or even 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Training.

When you teach the courses there are many challenges you can encounter and without the suitable background you may find yourself on wobbly ground.

Knowing, practicing and facilitating Laughter Yoga is not the same as being a teacher of Laughter Yoga.

After training your journey only just begins, now real transformation happens, and that is when you become Laughter Yoga in presence and soul.

It is no longer ‘just’ a practice!

It is the way of life that touches you and everyone.

To learn more about how you can become a Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk.

The Business Revival Series 9-10 March 2022

I am excited to be partaking in the big expo for ‘reviving your business in the new post-pandemic world’ at the London ExCel in March next year.

The expo is a unique LIVE experience where you can watch the most influential, thought leading speakers deliver world class Keynote seminars, meet the world’s top suppliers and industry leaders, covering every aspect of business.

I have not been at a business expo since I organised Networks Telecom for Miller Freeman back in 1999 and I cannot wait to experience the buzz and vibe, the networking and the conversations.

Laughter Yoga Teachers will be joining me at the UnitedMind Laughter Stand and we will make our presence known.

We are serious about laughter!

Get a ticket for the exhibition on businessrevivalseries.co.uk.

Or to find out how you can join the Laughter Yoga Expo in London on 9-10 March 2022 please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk.

Upcoming celebrations and events ready for booking

Every day is an opportunity for laughter!

On 9th-10th March 2022
The Business Revival Series at ExCEL in London. You can find UnitedMind and Laughter Yoga in the Corporate Wellness Expo area on Stand 258.

On 1st April 2022
UnitedMind celebrate 20th Anniversary.

What started out as a sole trader business changed into a limited company in 2007 and there has been no stopping the share of laughter for the health of it since the very first day.

In addition I celebrate my 10th Anniversary as Laughter Yoga Master Trainer. What a true privilege it has been and continues to be.

Great celebrations lined up in 2022 to celebrate these pivotal moments in Laughter Yoga UK history.

On 15th-17th July 2022
As Laughter Yoga Teacher, Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Yoga Colleague, family and friend you are invited to join this event for a small fee per person to cover the venue costs.

We play, we laugh, we cry, we talk serious talks, we plan, we laugh some more, we dance and sing – and then we eat some nice food together.

This reunion is our second get-together since 2012 and as a Laughter Yoga Teacher this is a must-go-to event! There is only a limited number of rooms available, and I advise you to book soon if you plan on joining us.

For more information please contact Lotte on on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk.

Two Spiritual Laughter Workshops

The 12 Chakra Laughter Activation Programme

An innovative laughter workshops connecting your laughter with the energy alignment of you.

Laughter plays a big role in your physical, emotional, mental and spirtual wellbeing just as your energy centres do.

Aligning yourself energetically is key to creating resilience and maintaining great health and balance in life.

In this workshop you will step through the 12 chakras and connect them with your own deep-seated laughter. We nat even explore 3 additional chakras…

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 15-16:30 on 12 December 2021

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/12-chakra-laughter-activation-workshop/.

The 7 Pillars of Wisdom with Laughter Programme

Connecting with high-vibrational practices is key to vitality and joy.

In this workshop you will experience the 7 pillars of wisdom and their impact in life and on the planet.

We will be connecting it all with your own deep-rooted laughter.

We change when we let go of old structures and ways to create a path for our joint future.

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 15-16:30 on 11 December 2021

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-7-pillars-of-wisdom-laughter-workshop/.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month (except August) at 1pm-1:30pm!

Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.

We are up to something with laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Sunday 5 December 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 2 January 2022 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 6 February 2022 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 3 March 2022 at 1pm-1:30pm

A Laughter Club is just like a fitness session and we encourage you to pay as you can to www.paypal.me/unitedmind.

Thank you for your kindness.

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 Telephone Laughter Club

Gorgeous amused woman using a dial phone lying on the couch at home

The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am.

Change your outlook and you will change your life!

The full story of The Telephone Laughter Club in the UK can be read on www.lottemikkelsen.com/laughter-ms.

Please subscribe and support The Telephone Laughter Club by donating the annual fee of £30 to keep it going every weekday morning from 7am-7:10am. You can subscribe via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/subscriptions.

Learn Laughter Yoga – life skills for empowered living

To every journey is a beginning.

Start by becoming a Laughter Yoga Leader on the 2-day in-person or 5-week online Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Second step could be becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher on the 5-day in-person training.

And finally to become a Laughter Coach by adding an extra day to your training as Laughter Yoga Teacher.

More information about the different programmes is available on

Upon completion of Laughter Yoga training with UnitedMind and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga Certificate and be eligible for the UnitedMind accredited training certification.

UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods and courses are not always covered by insurers.

There are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate.

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system. This is CPD!

Contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of Laughter Yoga Training, other courses and other teachers.

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

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.

If you decide to achieve accreditation you will receive a second UnitedMind/FHT certificate on completion.

Please note, UnitedMind and UnitedMind Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are the only providers of Accredited Laughter Yoga Training in the UK.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your personal and professional laughter life, as and when you need it. It is your call!

UnitedMind teaches 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, Stanmore
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We have waited a long time to be back in the classroom and we back in person in London and Preston in 2021 and adding St Albans and Durham from 2022!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training!

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/):

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates:

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/) 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 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/):

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.

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/)

Accredited 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/):

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 accredited training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile 07736 341 717.

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.

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, The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Clubs in the UK, and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

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