Laughter News February 2019

Welcome to February 2019

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

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In February News we share the following…

  1. Just a Thought from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man
  3. Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture
  4. Business Experts Programme
  5. From Mr dod to Miss Dee
  6. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  7. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

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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 February 2019 diary

2019 started out with getting the car road ready for a really busy time ahead in January, and we are not slowing down.

However, please remember we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, foot or bicycle – even tricycle, I think!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In February we will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

No matter how booked we will always do our very best to find a good day, time, and/or a great Laughter Facilitator for you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Just a Thought from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga unravels you!

From my first Laughter Yoga experience in January 2000 to starting running workshops in the field in 2003 and being the longest teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher in the UK starting teaching in 2007 there is not a moment I have not been treasuring when I look back.

The change in the laughter and the delivery or workshops and training has developed as a natural process of getting to know laughter, do laughter and be laughter.

Friendships and alliances form when we are all on the same page when it comes to encouraging positive change from within and in our shared world.

Mental health becomes our mission as we combat the conditions faced by so many nowadays, and with Laughter Yoga we create way for solutions of the most nurturing kind.

When facing adversity and life changes we become stronger when we know Laughter Yoga and benefit from the resourcefulness we find inside outselves when we practice it daily.

Best of all, Laughter Yoga is non-religious, non-political, non-racial, pro-all-good-things-in-life, completely unifying!

I wish you a healthy and positive outlook in life, work, and everywhere you go – from the bottom of my grateful heart.

Love, Laughter and Peace


Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why…

When I was considering repeating The Playing Human Conference before the first one ran in September 2018 I was determined to never again organise this type of event.

I teach and I run workshops – and I love it! My passion for creating the platform for positive transformation is delightfully uncovered in this work.

However, I looked at the lit up faces when people entered Conway Hall to join others in learning ways to be more playful in their lives and at work and I made the decision there and then that there is a real need for coming together, meeting, sharing, experiencing new ideas for a changed world.

Meet Ant Bennett – the Miracle Man

A truly inspirational young man who is on a mission to change the outlook and the way of moving forward in life.

Young people are inspired by his story and by his methods for moving forward in life – as are adults!

Ant was given a 10% survival chance after he returned from a Paris school trip with 3 viral infections attacking him from within.

He fought for his life and in recent years Anthony was voted one of the happiest people in the UK by the Independant on Sunday in their ‘Happy List’ for the work he carries out to help enrich the lives of others.

Ant will be sharing his story and empower us to be our best selves when we are out sharing the magic of laughter, joy and positive change.

Read more about Ant on

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Dave Cornthwaite, Say Yes More Founder and Adventurer
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These awesome and inspiring people are not only there talk, they are coming to share some fun and play with us all!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Teacher – a new (ad)venture

After an intense week of teaching the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead I returned with many reflections and deep thoughts.

Laughter Yoga is definitely a physical activity and we shared loads of moments of truly cathartic laughter, joy, and tears of all types.

The laughter itself paved the way for deeper experiences to surface and the sharing of stories, the friendship, the creation of joy, the all sorts of awesome things in life, happened there – right under our noses for us to grab.

In the Laughter Yoga Leader Training friendships and connections are made but in the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training friendships and connections are deepened in a way that makes it seem as if we have all known each other longer than the five days.

Every group is special and every training leaves me with lots to digest. Even if people do not stay in touch, there will still be friendships that have formed and whenever we come together there is understanding of why we don’t always remain in communication.

Whether people come to learn to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher or to get a fully and more complete understanding of all aspects of Laughter Yoga does not matter, the fact is that people come together to learn and to share.

We all leave with is a cornucupia full to the brim with inspiration, knowledge, wisdom, and a real thirst for making it happen.

This is personal and professional development at its grandest!

There was a purity of intentions in the group in January 2019 that builds on all the past years’ groups, and together with all those who came before, they go on to live the vision they created on the final day of the training.

A vision to change the world with kindness, smiles and laughter.

UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers come together at a Reunion on 12-14 July 2019 at Felden Lodge in Hemel Hempstead. £150 for the stay

Laughter Yoga Teachers take Laughter Yoga one step further!

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Business Experts Programme

Completing the training as Laughter Yoga Professional opens a whole new world of opportunity.

Sometimes it can leave you shell shocked and almost paralysed with all the new ideas and instead of moving towards the vision and goals nothing really happens.

When we do what we have always done, we get what we have always got.

Take action or feed your mind on how to shift your gear up one notch on the Business Experts Programme.

You will be covering topics like

  • Creating a Killer BIO
  • Improving presentation skills
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Creating a Business Plan

Next time the Business Experts Programme runs is

Special offer is £125, normal price is £275.

If you are interested in our Business Experts Programme or in any of our training courses, workshops, training, coaching, keynotes, or other events, please contact us on email, or phone 0800 1214 714.

From Mr dod to Miss Dee

Kevin aka Mr dod trained as a Laughter Yoga Leader in December 2017 and has been running a Laughter Club in Norwich since February 2018.

No one I know of in Norfolk is as out in the market with his brand as Mr dod!

There is a whole and deep story behind Kevin and a heart that beats for laughter and fun, joy and happiness.

Powerhoop is Mr dod’s fitness routine, Laughter Yoga the mental health resource, and since becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Mr dod has stepped up the drag game big time.

No longer simply Mr dod – now appearing everywhere as Miss Dee Licious.

Miss Dee has reached the final stage of Miss Drag UK as Finalist and there is so much work to do on hair, make up, wardrobe and lip sync routine plus walking in heels.

Laughter Yoga takes us one step further on fulfilling our dreams and Miss Dee is living proof that it only takes one step out of your comfort zone to kick off a ravine of events and happenstances.

Thank you for making your lip sync debut at the Talent Night of Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in Hemel Hempestead in October-November 2018 – ace performance!

We are rooting for you!

Visit Mr dod and Miss Dee and show your support on

Laughter Club International (UK)

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 Sunday 3rd February at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in January by Laughter Yoga Master Trainer from Korea, Suyeon Lee, who taught us other ways to laugh.

There are over 100 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,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is next step!

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.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited 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.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified 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 natinowide 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 (together with Mel Bloch), St Albans, Durham, Preston 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.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified 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

Remember to 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!

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified 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
  • Certified 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
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on

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

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-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

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

Certified 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

1-day Certified 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, 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.

1st Laughter Yoga Leader Training of 2019