Laughter News July 2016

Welcome to July 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • Email Attack
  • Operation Ouch!
  • Laughter Festival Wrap and 2017
  • Laughter Training – why it is even more important now!
  • 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.

Email Attack

UnitedMind hack 2007

You think it never happens to you – until it does.

I thought my company was too small and my website too insignificant to hack – especially back in 2007.

However, hackers don’t seem to be bothered, it’s just a numbers game for many of them, is what I think.

But websites are only one side of the illegal accessing of information.

For as many years as I can remember receiving emails there have been spam, virus, malicious emails circulating. Some of them latch onto innocent people when their content is opened or links are clicked, others find ways of breaking through passwords and logon details, and others have yet other means of getting to our precious information.

So for those of us who sometimes forget the obvious this is just as a gentle reminder to us all and in no way a patronising raised finger.

No personal or private data has been lost or shared, only a small number of email addresses were spoofed, and you may not even have been affected.

UnitedMind is a member of ICO and handle data as per the standards of ICO.

Change is not to be feared – especially not password change!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

CBBC Operation Ouch!

In 2014 we were invited to run a small Laughter Flashmob at Oxford Circus with Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand who were filming for a pilot for Sky. It never really aired so the good doctors went on to do other great things with Operation Ouch! on CBBC.

After a few months of back and forth discussions to laugh with the team we finally managed to get a group of Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers together in London where the team recorded Laughter Yoga with Dr. Xand for Operation Ouch!

We are all excited and thanks to everyone who made it, thanks to Francesca Newbold who organised the group.

As soon as we know, we will let the world know, too, when the clip will be shown on the CBBC show.

There is a constant flow of publicity opportunities coming and going, and we are always excited when we can share the message with young people, older people, and the most senior.

Laughter Yoga is for everyone and has tremendous benefits!

We share stress management techniques, team building tools, communication skills and other ways to tackle the mostly hectic life regardless of age.

And some of the great things about Laughter Yoga is that is is non-political and non-religious, home-grown and one-size-fits-all.

For more information about stress management for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Festival Wrap and 2017

It was a fantastic festival and conference, and we are ready for more next year.

I wrote a little mention on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughter/laughter-confence-festival-hit/ which is where you can also find the link to your 2017 ticket NOW!

UnitedMind’s posted a few pictures from the Friday conference and some of the Saturday workshops on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154911060791509.1073741835.140496616508&type=1&l=c06a9642af.

You can get a 20-minute-sense of the athmosphere and fun on https://youtu.be/J3mnAQ2NHCQ. Please share freely.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to the Laughter Conference and Festival on 10-12 June, and a special thanks to the organisers plus the amazing Jayne and her Crew at Cabourne Parva, without their spirited souls the Laughter Festival would still be a phantom dream.

Until we laugh together again!

Laughter Training – even more important now!

The great thing about Laughter Yoga is that it is non-political, non-religious, all-inclusive.

There are many reasons to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher or a Laughter Yoga Leader and right now is certainly the best time ever!

Why now?

Because yesterday is no more and if you thought about Laughter Yoga yesterday why wait another day?

There are challenges throughout life and right now a lot of people probably think about things that we currently cannot impact enough to know the extent of the changes our ripples in the waves will make – or if they will indeed make a difference.

It is time to future-proof your sanity!

Although it is summer and time off may be heading your way, life happens and it is great to be there!

In 2011 I started my journey of becoming Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK and almost 100 Laughter Yoga Teachers have trained in this country since 2012 when I completed my personal training with Madan Kataria.

I have been teaching laughter leaders and coaches even longer than I have been teaching laughter teachers, I teach Laughter Yoga to individuals and teams and more importantly, together we go on to share the beauty of connection, peace and stressless living with each other and the world we live in – through timeless laughter. Good times, good memories, good present day, and a great future to venture into!

If you would like to bring Laughter Yoga or Laughter Therapy to 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.

Dates for Certified and Accredited Training

Courses are really popular and 2016 is already looking full – a great present for yourself and those you care about, and those you work with.

This Autumn we will celebrate with two milestones

  • Laughter Yoga Teacher number 100
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Training number 100

Our courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Liverpool
    • Durham
    • Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Durham
    • Your venue fairly NEW
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
  • 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:

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 20-21 July 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 03-04 August 2016 in Liverpool £150 early /£200 – ONLY TIME!
  • 24-25 September 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 06-07 October 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 October 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE on August 2016
  • 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:

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

  • 08-12 August 2016 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately. Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

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:

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 26-27 October 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

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

  • 01 September 2016 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

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 3-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates:

3-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6-month programme)

  • 27-28 August St. Albans £495 early / £695
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £695

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.