Laughter News January 2018

Welcome to January 2018

…as we wish you a very happy New Year and introduce our news from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd. UK, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

In January we have much to share…

  1. Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D.
    – UK’s leading happiness expert
  2. Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it
  3. The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Laughter Yoga Leader and Entrepreneur
  4. Details for Laughter Club St. Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club
  5. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

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.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our January 2018 diary

Just a quick overview of events in January 2018 to give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events in the busy diary!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your community or organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of a wellbeing team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another totally awesome treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Robert Holden, Founder of the Happiness Project and Success Intelligence – known as the leading happiness expert in the UK!

Robert Holden is one of the nicest, most genuine, kind and playful people I have met outside of the Laughter Yoga community – and I have only met him online.

n 1989 he opened a clinic on the National Health Service called Stress Busters.

It ran for 3 years.

Part of the programme was a meditation class called “Feel Great, Meditate!” and the classes were independently tested by health professionals using biofeedback. Robert’s work was featured in a BBC documentary called Stress Busters.

The Happiness Project opened in 1994 and was sponsored by the National Health Service. Robert’s 8-week happiness programme, called “Be Happy”, was tested by independent scientists for the BBC documentary “How to Be Happy”. Their results declared the program to be “a genuine fast track to happiness.”

There is so much more to say about Robert Holden and I invite you to book your ticket to The Playing Human Conference and come experience him for yourself as he opens the conference with his special playfulness. LAST CHANCE FOR £250!

‘Pay attention to how your life is unfolding. Notice how life doesn’t just happen to you; It happens for you,’ Robert Holden, Ph.D., The Happiness Project

Please visit Robert on www.robertholden.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

  • The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018
    fee £250 until 31 December 2017, £300 until 30/6-2018, then £350
  • The Playing Human Conference 27 Sep 2018 fee £175
  • The Playing Human Conference 28 Sep 2018 fee £175

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 September

Day 2 – 28 September

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Madan Kataria of Laughter Yoga International 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
14:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
17:00 Finishing the day 17:00 Finishing the conference
Maybe something for the evening… Perhaps a drink or something…

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Simply Laughter Online Summit and the Laughter Ambassador behind it

Jo-Dee Walmsley is the name and she is one professional energiser!

As an international key-note speaker and happiness coach Jo-Dee provides workshops and training to counteract stress in the workplace and at home.

She is a bundle of energy on a mission to change the world and I am thrilled to be with her on the journey.

Jo-Dee has organised an event running from 19-23 January, the Simply Laughter Online Summit!

More than 40 Experts and Practitioners gather to Empower, Enlighten and Energise you with a deeper awareness of how to transform lives through the use of laughter.

Please register for the Simply Laughter Online Summit to get access to these outstanding gems from top-notch speakers on https://simply-laughter-worldwide.teachable.com/a/aff_wy0chyb4/external?affcode=177861_wok9t5ud.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Retreat by Hayley Gillard, Entrepreneur and Laughter Yoga Leader

It is wonderful to learn about the different directions Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teacher take when they venture into the world as change makers.

Hayley Gillard is a diamond.

She is an Ecotherapist and as such work with all things nature and from a place of nature nurture and care, with a background in coaching and NLP.

The Retreat is amazing – a space where members can learn new ways of living and coping with life in real life. The Retreat is not your usual place – it is an online retreat and Hayley is running this to perfection having had years of experience in physical retreats she has taken it to a place where anyone can join even when our busy lives seem to come tumbling down.

The Retreat has a monthly theme to boost your wellbeing and in January I am excited to share with you that the thems is… Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy.

Please visit and get in touch with Hayley via http://www.hayleygillard.com/the-retreat/.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Details for Laughter Club St Albans and The Telephone Laughter Club

The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

I am excited that The Laughter Club International (UK) in St. Albans is now up and running and return to our original day, first Sunday every month (except August).

We will be meeting to share laughter inside at

  • First St Albans Scout Group’s Wadley Hut
    Watford Road
    St Albans
    AL1 2AF

There is parking space off Watford Road on the grounds outside Wadley Hut. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to Watford Roads which is just next to Wadley Hut.

We meet on the first Sunday every month (except August) at 10:30am to 12noon.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Last month we announced some changes to The Telephone Laughter Club and here is just a recap on when and where.

From 3 January 2018 we laugh at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

Also from 3 January 2018 we also laugh at 8am to 8:10am using the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

This number will be trialed for three months and based on use and cost feedback may be changed to an 0800-number call instead but time will tell what is the best option.

In the FAQ section on the provider website the question of what you will be charged has the following response:

Under Ofcom regulations, calls to 03 numbers must be included in bundled minutes offered by any UK fixed or mobile network operator in exactly the same way as calls to 01 or 02 numbers. This applies to calls from any type of UK line, including mobiles, landlines and payphones. So if calls to landlines are included within your bundled minutes, then your calls to WHYPAY? will be too. If you pay for your calls to landlines, or exceed your bundled minutes, then calls to WHYPAY? will be charged by your provider (not by WHYPAY?) at the same rate. Please note this only applies to UK callers.

Please check your provider’s information regarding the details of your bundled minutes package, as some providers start charging after a certain call duration (usually 1 hour). However many providers allow you to hang up and re-dial before you reach that point in order to avoid being charged, since they then see it as two separate calls.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Telephone Laughter Club, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Remember to book you dates and places for your Laughter Training

Laughter Yoga Training courses with UnitedMind are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers in the UK.

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans, Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

Certified 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

  • 04, 11, 18, 25 January Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 17-18 January in Stafford £175
  • 20-21 January in St Albans £175
  • 17-18 February in Durham £175
  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Certified 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

  • 22-26 January in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 09-13 July in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

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 6-12-month programme)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 19-20 May Blackpool £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 30 January 10am-3:30pm Online £95
  • 24 February 10am-5pm St Albans £95
  • 10 March 10am-5pm Durham £95
  • 07 April 10am-5pm Blackpool £95

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Teachers

  • 31 January 10am-3pm Online £95

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 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, 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 telephone 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.