Laughter News February 2016

Welcome to February 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • Refurbishing our home
  • Why ask in the first place?
  • Retune and laugh with UnitedMind
  • Laughter Festival 2016 – the laughliest festival in 2016!
  • Dates for Certified Training – a new world ahead!

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

Refurbishing our home

Unitedmind.co.uk is currently undergoing changes and I hope you will bear with us as we are getting it all together again. I am really excited about the new look and feel as it is now becoming future-proof with tablet and smartphone friendliness.

Our other pages have also gone through a transition so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK.

Please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

Why ask in the first place?

Perhaps we want something more or even extraordinary in life and from life?

Over the years many, many people, teams, organisations, communities and other groups or individuals have enquired about Laughter Yoga training and workshops, and I have had the pleasure of facilitating hundreds of workshops, and with the January 2016 training just held, I have been teaching 100 Laughter Yoga Leader Training courses plus the recent years of Laughter Yoga Teacher and Gibberish Training.

With a passion for positive change and a heartfelt desire to share the benefits, that come from learning and practicing Laughter Yoga, I sometimes wonder what happened to the people who asked for training or workshops.

Things are known to change, of course, in this world and understandable people have a change of heart or circumstances.

Besides, Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy may not always be at the top of the wishlist although it has the potential to make real and amazing life-changes which is what a lot of us are looking to create.

However, there is always room for sharing laughter and even if the situation has changed I firmly believe the long-term effect of learning Laughter Yoga leaves us all more resilient to future changes – whether we predict or anticipate any or not.

You are always welcome to join us for laughter, joy, play or even tears!

Regardless how long ago we made first contact you are most certainly welcome to get back in touch at any time! And no matter how your life or circumstances, views or visions have changed laughter is something that benefits everyone we meet and greet.

Laughter Yoga really is a fantactic skillset to learn!

When I think about the many different groups I have worked with since 2003 when laughter workshops really took off for UnitedMind, the impact and blessings I feel from having been instrumental in creating change by far exceeds my initial expectations of making a difference.

Many comments have moved me and I truly appreciate anyone who has willingly been led through a laughter session and felt some form of benefit. Just a few recent comments – there are many listed on Testimonies:

“Lotte was fantastic, making the whole group laugh and giving us great examples of how to relax through laughter. I would definitely recommend these laugher workshops to anyone who wants to have fun, relax and feel amazing with lots of positive energy!”

“I found the laughter workshop a lot of fun. We were explained about the benefits that laughter has on the body and how simple exercises each morning can affect your day. Not only was it interesting from that point of view but the course was also very practical and everyone in the group found it incredibly enjoyable. Needless to say we laughed a lot!”

“Really positive experience. It was a great way to energise a staff team and I was very impressed but how Lotte linked it all to lung health.” British Lung Foundation

“Fantastic! I would highly recommend this style of workshop to any corporate client, and would most certainly recommend Lotte to deliver it – she was incredibly accommodating.”

Thank you for all your positive as well as constructive feedback over time – I could not have made this work happen without you!

Please check your spam folder if you are expecting a response to your enquiry from me and UnitedMind about Laughter Training or Laughter Workshops or Laughter Clubs or other laughter-related matters.

Rekindle with your initial thought, it may sometimes take years before action – it did for me, and it did for some of my Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers, but there is always room for more people who wish to share a positive angle to life, or wish to learn how to experience life in a different light, or just want to learn a new trade, or learn other thoughts on laughter and how to be more sharing, caring, compassionate, confident, healthy, happy and fulfilled.

There are lots of special early bird offers as well as offers that are not listed, so please contact me on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, mobile 07736 341 717 or start by booking your own personal training via www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Retune and laugh with UnitedMind

UnitedMind is excited to have teamed up with Retune, a London-based workplace wellbeing company, who provides wellness days for businesses and organisations.

Retune sent the following press release and you are invited to join Retune and the specialists, including UnitedMind, on Friday 5th February 2016. Please contact Retune for full details.

BESPOKE WELLBEING AWAY DAYS FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

Retune, a workplace wellbeing company, is launching their Away Day service in February 2016 with a Free Wellbeing Away Day for HR leaders from a range of sectors.

Retune provides a unique service in the ever growing wellbeing industry, offering specialist consultancy for employers to help identify the health and wellbeing needs of their employees. Retune’s wellbeing consultants will curate a bespoke Wellbeing Away Day tailored to the unique needs of the employees.

Holistic wellbeing services act as a preventative strategy to sickness absenteeism and presenteeism. Benefits for business include reduced sickness, reduced accidents, improved retention and strengthening the employers brand.

On 5th February Retune are organising a free Wellbeing Away Day for up to 25 HR Directors offering them the chance to experience the high quality wellbeing workshops delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners.

A Spotify employee says, “Retune’s workshops were fantastic, and so beneficial for my work.”

Retune offers a broad range of wellbeing workshops, including mindfulness, interpersonal skills development, partner yoga, singing and breath work, wild wellbeing, speech and drama and many more.

Greg Fittock, Founder says, “We exist to offer something totally dedicated to the unique experience of the individual. We are not here to put a plaster on problems, we want to equip employees with the tools to take responsibility for their own wellbeing…”

All their workshops fall under Retune’s Brain, Body, Behaviour model which sees health in terms of a combination of biological, psychological and social factors rather than purely in physical terms.

For more information, please contact press@retunelondon.com or 07960 520 166.

If you would like to know more about our alliance with Retune, or about our laughter-based workshops and training programmes please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk,mobile 07736 341 717 or start by booking your own personal training via www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Training Courses

Courses are really popular and 2016 is already looking full – a great present for yourself this…

  • Laughter Yoga Leader in
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Durham
    • Online
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher in
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Durham
  • Laughter Coach and Laughter Therapist
    • St. Albans
    • Online

Laughter Yoga Leader

The Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues:

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 21-22 November in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 23-24 January 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 February 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 03-04 March 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 07-08 April 2016 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:

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

  • 11-14 April 2016 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 11-14 July 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 7-11 November 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695

Fees are excluding accommodation. Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Yoga Coach

The Laughter Yoga Coach Training runs online on the following dates:

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

  • 17 November 2015 Online £80
  • 30 November 2015 Online £80

Laughter Therapist

The 3-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates:

3-day Certified Laughter Therapist

  • 23-25 February Online £250 early / £300
  • 02-03 April St. Albans £250 early / £300

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.