Laughter News February 2020

Welcome to February 2020

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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 January News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A Brief Moment from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Shoot from the Hip, Improv Masters
  4. Gibberish Coach Training in Bristol and St Albans
  5. The Inner Spirit of Laughter workshop in Stanmore
  6. The Moments we shared Laughter for Life and Living in January
  7. Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London, all over UK
  8. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK
  9. The Accredited Training Formula
  10. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  11. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

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…

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.

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A brief overview of our February 2020 diary

January passed by real quickly!

We are lined up for a February full of laughter workshops and Laughter Yoga Training around the country and I cannot wait to share these awesome life skill that offer true and instant transformation.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about all year.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our teachers are busy and with good reason, they are super-knowledgable, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Mental health is a priority for businesses and communities moving forward, we all have mental health, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop or Laughter Yoga Training for your group.

Together we are stronger and more able to address your requirements!

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International.

In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training is ALSO accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT. Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

A Thought from Yours Truly

Haydon Perrior Photo

We are entering into a transition where anything is possible and little is know of the outcomes we are all individually and jointly seeking.

A daily practice of Laughter Yoga brings you closer to yourself and your true nature as well as becoming less accepting of inauthenticity and knowing you have the choice to say no.

A Laughter Yoga practice also brings more acceptance and willingness to allow for forgiveness to be embraced even in the face of differences.

January offered me a wealth of new choices and realisations in terms of my work intergrity and ethics, and there are always some things I would never let go of and compromise, work integrity and ethics for example.

To be a trusted partner, provider, teacher, tutor, supplier, vendor, coach, connection in any business requires high standards and too often we give in to what is sometimes lack of confidence or belief in our own capacity for delivering miracles.

Happy Laughter Yoga Leaders January 2020

Laughter Yoga is nothing short of a transformational miracle that happens at the curve of your lips.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

The Playing Human Conference 2018 was a blast and bringing back the memories of the people and the athmosphere is what the video below is all about. See for yourself…

Now for the really exciting thing about 5-7 June 2020!

The key note speakers for The Playing Human Conference and Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary in London on 5-7 June 2020 are truly awesome human beings who are coming to share their wisdom, their spirit and their playful hearts with us.

Please meet Shoot From The Hip!

First time I experience Shoot From The Hip was at a corporate event last year and it was a superfun moment of creation in a space where the story unfolded as the crew involved delegates in the shenanigans.

I could not stop laughing!

Shoot From The Hip have been teaching improv to people from all professions for 8 years. Whether you’re an actor or an accountant, their workshops are for you and you have a chance to experience them this summer.

Remember, they are not only coming to put on a show, they will be engaging with us all and you will be part of the production.

They say that if you are looking to improve your current improv or performing skills, looking for more confidence and spontaneity in your life, or simply looking to have a great time – they have it all covered!

“Always a riotous rollercoaster of razor-sharp reflexes and laugh-out-loud twists and turns. Dammit I’ll admit it – I’m officially a groupie” Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE

To read more about Shoot From The Hip and their work please visit www.shootfromthehipcomedy.co.uk.

Only 47 tickets left!

There are surprises coming up so please keep looking out for introductions as we get closer to the conference in June!

Make sure you book soon as spaces are running out.

Did you notice who is coming to play with us all?

Meet all the speakers on www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference-2020/meet-the-key-notes-2020/.

  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Robert Rivest, Performer, Teacher & Comic Mime Artist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Leif Hansen, Playformation Expert at Spark Interaction
  • Shoot from the Hip, Comedy Improv
  • Hocus Pocus Theatre, FUN Clinic
  • Anne Rose Hart, Quantum Play Creator

These truly inspirational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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

Gibberish in Bristol and St Albans

When we have completed the introduction to Gibberish at the Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher Training I say to everyone that if they really like Gibberish they should come on the 1-day Gibberish Coach Training.

If they absolutely dislike Gibberish then they should come on the 1-day Cibberish Coach Training.

Why?

Because Gibberish is the most direct route to your playful self and the inner spirit of laughter.

Gibberish bypasses your thinking mind and connects with playfulness and creativity, you find solutions and opportunities for change and growth or simply another way forward in communication.

  • 07 March 2020 Bristol
  • 04 July 2020 St Albans

Book your place via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/gibberishcoach.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s training and workshops programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

The Inner Spirit of Laughter

After working toghether for a number of years in delivering Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London and Laughter Therapist Training in Hertfordshire, Melanie Bloch and I have developed a real nurturing space when we come together with our students.

We have now launched our new 1-day workshop, The Inner Spirit of Laughter, which runs in Stanmore.

In this workshop you have a real opportunity to dive into your own laughter and discover the hang-ups, stops, inhibitions and more.

Through the discovery you enable yourself to find your true self-expression and way forward with laughter in your life.

“The Bigger Picture”

Connecting deep means your joy and inner spirit of laughter is allowed to surface and your sense of freedom is the true outcome of this workshop.

Spend a day of exploration into laughter, joy and your inner spirit of it all at only £40 in Stanmore.

Booking on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/inner-spirit-of-laughter.

The Moments we shared Laughter…

…for Life and for Living in January.

Haydon Perrior Photo

There was a big hoot about Monday 20 January, so-called “Blue Monday”, and although we may not completely favour the term all of us, it is a day that is in our conscious minds, the third Monday of January, as a depressing day where media and everyone in marketing is looking to create focus on bringing health and wellbeing to our mind and and mental coping mechanism.

Haydon Perrior Photo

We all have mental health and we have it all year around. However, Blue Monday is a focus day where just like other Mental Health Awareness Days, addresses the need for beating the January Blues – difference is that it was originally created with a marketing campaing for a travel agency in mind.

I believe that when we come with good intentions and create possibilities for people to brighten the days at a time when many people feel low it is of no essence whether it is January or another time – we still need the nurture and care.

Key point is for many that January is a long month following on from festivitas and expenses, and undoubtedly many people feel the cold and the pressure from new budgets.

Haydon Perrior Photo

There were many interviews and events taking place around the country to engage with people and lighten up January on this particular day, and I was in London facilitating 8 free workshops in promotion of Dry January with the brand, Atopia, which is a low-alcohol beverage.

Haydon Perrior Photo

I passed on three interviews and 3 workshops to my Laughter Yoga Colleagues and it is wonderful to know that we all benefit from laughing in a bid to combat the January blues.

At Benk + Bo we had some amazing sessions and people shared laughter and went on to have a cocktail and watch comedy shows downstairs.

Atopia Spirits and the organising team are the nicest people in the world and we had a wonderful day sharing laughter and joy on a grey Monday in January in London.

People like people who make them feel good!

A few recent comments from companies who chose Laughter Yoga to elevate moods and health throughout the year brilliantly point out that Laughter Yoga is about creating opportunities, and we all choose individually which opportunities that follow on from our experience:

“Was super impressed how Lotte used actual points from the previous presentations to include in her session. Super professional! A difficult group given the number of people and the shape of the room but worked well.”

Greencore


And a special conference held in Wales:

“It was even better than my expectations! The staff really enjoyed the experience. Some staff I have never seen smile or laugh before and it was great to see.”

NWSSP Legal & Risk Wales


And a comment from an extraordinary event in London:

“Your professionalism, knowledge, skills and passion shone thorough. It was amazing to watch the transformation of people in the room – it was a physical, real thing to witness – as they gained the confidence to move away from the walls and join in. The at the end, I think everyone got the point and it had a significant impact on many in the room.”

VMWare

We shared even more laughter in London!

On Saturday 25 January 2020 my colleague Melanie Bloch and I had organised a Laughter Yoga Professionals networking event.

We were 18 Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teachers who met in Neals Yard Meeting Rooms and spent the day laughing, playing, eating, and creating a great sense of community and connection.

Everyone walked a way with an experience of being together sharing Laughter Yoga for the health and greater benefits of everyone we meet and engage in Laughter Yoga.

Already we are planning networking events in London on 23 January 2021 and in Stockport on 26 April 2020.

London can be booked already via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/laughter-yoga-networking-event.

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s training and workshops programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

I deliver 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training around the country in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston – together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher.

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

Our courses are not the only ones in the UK but what sets us apart is our Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation does not happen after two days’ training but you have the opportunity to receive this when you submit your work directly or through your teacher. Always check your teacher’s credentials.

To hear more about the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

People from around the world come to the UK to train as Laughter Yoga Teachers

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is delivered by the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, only.

I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Teachers since 2012 and I am feel truly blessed and grateful that these teachers are now the same professionals I co-facilitate Laughter Yoga Leader Training with around the UK.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

Our courses are the only Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses running in the UK and they, too, have the Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation is a process that comes with adopting a daily laughter practice and you have the opportunity to receive this provided you submit the requirements.

Once accredited you are entitled to deliver 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training and get your name listed on www.laughteryogatraining.co.uk.

To hear more about the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

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.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

  • 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 17 years experience with you in London (with Mel Bloch), St. Albans (with Charlotte Clark), Durham (with Jan Turner), Preston (currently by myself), Bristol (with Sue Haswell), 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.

Our training is outstanding, deep and fun, and you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans, December 2019 – we forgot to take a picture in January…

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 2nd February 2020
  • and then 1st March 2020

There are over 130 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, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Book your training on time

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.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your 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, Bristol, 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, Durham
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

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/):

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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

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/):

1-day Accredited 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 accredited training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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.