Laughter News February 2017

Welcome to February 2017

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • Scope Face 2 Face workshop review
  • Laughter Association UK upcoming meeting
  • Additional 1-day training to teach you valuable life skills, 4 February and 23 April
  • Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham
  • First Laughter Therapists certified!
  • Laughter Yoga Leader vs Laughter Yoga Teacher
  • Special training proposal for 2017 – last chance!
  • 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.

Scope Face 2 Face workshop

Scope is a charity organisation who works to create equal opportunities for disabled people, making it possible to even out differences.

As part of their support Face 2 Face is the befrienders group that connects parents with disabled children for emotional and practical support.

It was a real priviledge to run a 2-hour Laughter Workshop with Face 2 Face and more than 50 parents and share some laughter, fun and games.

There are many challenges arising from raising a disabled child and few of them are related to our parenting skills, mostly the communities and society around us create obstacles that parents face and with a disabled child the challenges seem even more mountainous and steep.

Laughter Yoga does not provide a solution to all issues, however, when practiced regularly we give ourselves the opportunity to cope with daily ups and downs in a resourceful way.

Over 50 parents laughed, spoke Gibberish, laughed some more and enjoyed a lovely lunch togehter.

Thank you to Scope for making sharing and caring possible!

If you have any questions or need more information about our methods, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Association UK upcoming meeting

Laughter Association UK is excited to invite Laughter Professionals to a meeting at Aboyne Lodge School in St. Albans.

This is the first meeting held by the organisation who aims to create standardisation and professional conduct working with Stress Management, Team Building, and Communication Skills using professional laughter skills.

Please join us and be part of making laughter count as personal and professional training methods in the UK.

Laughter Association’s members facilitate and teach to highest standards, delivering training and workshops based on therapeutic laughter, Laughter Yoga and other laughter-based skills as professional services.

It is exciting that there are two organisations in the UK, Laughter Association UK and Laughter Yoga UK (not to be confused with Laughter Yoga (UK) Ltd) and we recommend visiting both organisations to find your Laughter Professional for your job.

If you missed the launch please read the official press release.

Additional 1-day training to teach you valuable life skills

Not everyone who learns Laughter Yoga want to present the techniques.

In the past many people have come on the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training with the aim to learn laughter skills for their own lives.

The great (old) news is that there is a 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course available to teach you techniques to enhance laughter in your life and those you care about.

The 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course is running in St. Albans on 4th February 2017 at Aboyne Lodge School on Etna Road and what is really good news is that a date has been added, you can now book 23 April 2017 to learn Laughter Yoga.

Here is a little recap on the 1-day programme:

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 day is for anyone and it is even ideal for your workplace training day!

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 in UnitedMind’s Online Shop.

Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham

When? Saturday, 28 October 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Where? Carrs Lane Conference Centre, The Church at Carrs Lane, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B3 7SX (just across the road from Moor Street Station)
How much? £30.00 per ticket (plus service fee)

This is an open day for Laughter Yoga professionals together with people from voluntary organisations, community groups and health professionals to attend to raise awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of having a daily laughter practice.

There will be speakers during the morning session discussing Laughter Yoga and health issues. In the afternoon there will be a 1-hour Laughter Yoga session and opportunities for networking with your peers.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival in the morning and at the start of the afternoon session.

Book your place while there are still spaces available!

First Certified Laughter Therapists!

April 2016 saw the launch of a new programme, the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training.

An amazing programme for professional development has not begun unfolding in the UK and I am excited that there are now two certified specialists who have been through the 2-day training and continued on to complete their two case studies, their dissertation and their presentation of results and findings.

Welcome Kathryn Armstrong and Mel Bloch!

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is the first laughter programme that takes you beyond the training room and into real live situations when you facilitate your case studies. The programme starts with the 2-day Laughter Therapist Training and continues on for 6-12 months until your programme completes.

This training is for Laughter Professionals and other health professionals with backgrounds in holistic therapies as well as talk therapies.

Full details of the course are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/.

Please contact us on email for more information, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader vs Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training may be your first step to bringing more laughter into your life.

When you venture onto the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training you learn more than just laughter, breathing, Gibberish, coaching, and other elements of the practice of Laughter Yoga.

The experience takes you further on a journey of removing the ego that drives us to being protective of our work and self, to that of a teacher who creates leaders with whom we can all grow and share the space of spreading joy, happiness, and thriving communities.

The personal and professional growth potentially happening on this course is outstanding.

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

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 the 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 February 2017 – 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £175 early /£225
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £175 early /£225
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £175 early /£225
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • 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 £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £595 early / £750
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £595 early / £750
  • 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

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 (NB 6-12-month programme)

  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £550 early / £750
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £550 early / £750
  • 03-04 August Durham £550 early / £750

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

  • 03-04 May 2017 10am-3pm Online £175early /£225

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

  • 23 February 2017 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.