Laughter News February 2021

Welcome to February 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 February News we share the following…

  1. February Musings from Yours Truly
  2. Review of Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Managers
  3. The choice for Holistic Workplaces
  4. The Wellness Movement Therapeutic Harp Workshop
  5. Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call
  6. Laughter Yoga Basic Skills with Maggie Thompson
  7. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  8. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep and Linda Leclerc
  9. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online, In-Person and Dates
  10. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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February Musings from Yours Truly

Sometimes transformation shows up in places you least expect because they already seem transformed or on an aligned path.

It does not take a daily practice of Laughter Yoga to create change in life, it does not take Laughter Therapy to change perspective, and it does not take Gibberish to shift deep-rooted patterns.

Occasionally it only takes a conversation and a willingness to be a listener or a sharer of authenticity.

Laughter Yoga is not about fame and fortune, it never has been. Laughter Yoga presents life-altering takes on how we can truly become the fullness we are meant to be.

We are not our jobs, our names, our addresses, our relationships, or even our past and future.

Those elements are simply what brought us to the realisation that we are more and we are one.

Forgiveness, gratitude, grace – it all creates a much more centred and content human experience.

Practices that are beyond any dogma or other control-based leadership that may seem real but most often battles our true nature.

In this age of physical isolation we have such a great bond that has been built on hope and open-heartedness, as well as fear and worry.

Letting go of all the negativity that surrounds us daily, and all the things we feel we need to do, can be a real challenge.

Yet when we connect in laughter and joy all the hurdles seem to dissipate for that while and although they do not simply vanish they becomes lesser than before we changed our biochemistry with good mirth.

Consider the energy you bring, the authenticity you share.

Reveal yourself, reveal your heart. We all need openness.

Sending you grace and kindredness in February!

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Review of Mental Wellbeing and Laughter Therapy for HR Professionals

Almost 80 businesses joined us at our inaugural mental wellbeing check-in and laughter yoga webinar on Wednesday 27 January.

Thank you for all the comments!

“Really enjoyed the wellbeing check-in & route to happiness. The laughter yoga was a fantastic experience.”

“Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga exercises – ideas to support myself and my team particularly while we are working so remote from each other.”

“Seeing everyone else playing and laughing makes it easier for me to let go.”

“I enjoyed the laughing yoga exercises. I felt better from a very stressful week and being without a job at the moment.”

The Wellness Movement with Sha Hussain and UnitedMind Laughter Yoga with me, Lotte Mikkelsen, thoroughly enjoyed the morning and look forward to our next Mental Health Check-in and Laughter Workshop on 28 April in pre-celebration of World Laughter Day on 2 May.

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

The Choice for Holistic Workplaces

When I applied for a job at a large software company back in 2005 I was inspired by their manifesto which talked about the organisation as being a holistic entity.

That was a new one for me as my encounter with the word holistic at the time was related to being a holistic therapist.

Looking at a workplace holistically brings in everyone and everything to a joint force to be reckoned with in the market.

A team where everyone matters, and everyone is noticed and looked after while assessing and developing their skills to suit the task.

The method of sharing laughter based on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy has gone beyond the standard delivery I learned 20 years ago.

There is a true joy-sensation arising from connecting with the soul of a company, finding the value and essence of what triggers people to be at their best and stand together with the business ethos and goals at heart.

Laughter workshops and training bring people together and creat focus, motivation and energy to go the extral mile from a holistic perspecting that takes health and wellbing into account both for the individual and for the team, in the workplace and at home.

My work is not only about laughter, it is a holistic approach to the human experience we call life.

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

Therapeutic Harp Workshop from The Wellness Movement

Sha Hussain, founder and award-winning wellbeing consultant, and harp practitioner Julia Mitchell will be delivering a specially curated mental wellbeing check-in and ‘mind painting’ therapeutic harp visualisation on Wednesday 24th February at 11.00am.

This is for all you lovely people out there, supporting your colleagues and a special shout out to those working in the NHS in these uncertain times (Sha and Julia have your back).

Click here to book your spot and feel free to share within your network.

Why The Telephone Laughter Club is a great wake-up call

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

Why is it such a great way to start the day when there are so many other morning rituals to choose between?

It is not just one thing about morning laughter that is good, but the key thing that happens is that you start shifting your focus from ‘plodding along’ to starting the day with intention and vitality.

Many times we wake up on auto-pilot or even worse – on the cue from an alarm clock. Without thought or mood we venture into the day, barely awake, setting ourselves up for what lies ahead.

Change your morning 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.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills

with Maggie Thompson

This 1-day training is for people who have had their first taste of Laughter Yoga and would like to know more about what it is, what it does and how it can become a beneficial daily practice.

The Laughter Yoga Basic Skills sessions would be ideal as a next step!

Maggie has run this exciting day of learning both in person before 2020 and online in 2020 and she says

“Having run these sessions as a 1-day workshop in the past, it transfers successfully to be run in 1-hour sessions via Zoom as I ran it twice last year.”

The sessions not only gives people a great tool they can use in their everyday life but also gives them the sense of connection with the other participants during the sessions.

  • Mondays 8, 15 and 22 March and Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 March 2021 from 7,00 pm to 8.00 pm on Zoom, and the cost is £90.00 or for early bird up to 1 March £75.00.

For more information, contact Maggie Thompson on email maggie@merriemaggie.co.uk

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

We are serious about laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Sunday 7 Febuary 2021 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.

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Time to get your laughter tunes in to soaring heights this summer!

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together.

Best of all – it is all included in the course fee you pay!

The course will start with 10 online 1-hour sessions before we continue with the full training in person on Monday 5 July:

  • 25th April Lesson 1 Laughter yoga for seniors 
  • 2nd May Lesson 2 Laughter Yoga for School children 
  • 9th May Lesson 3 Laughter Yoga in Business 
  • 16th May Lessons 4 Laughter Yoga in Hospitals and Health care
  • 23rd May Lesson 5 Laughter Yoga for People living with Special Needs
  • 30th May Lesson 6 Gibberish workshop 
  • 6th June Lesson 7 Which training programs you can offer 
  • 13th June Lesson 8 Promotion, marketing, PR, and presentation skills 
  • 20th June Lesson 9 Creating new exercises 
  • 27th June Lesson 10 Inner Spirit of Laughter 

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training.

Upon completion you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga Teacher 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, 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, Stanmore
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We do miss sharing Laughter Yoga in Covent Garden and we will be back as soon as all things permit us to bring togehter laughing people.

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.