Laughter News July 2018

Welcome to July 2018

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

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Turn & Shoot PhotoIn June I had the wonderful opportunity to laugh with 1,000 happy people at The Festival of Happiness in Manchester.

The happiness festival was not the only magical moment in June as I have been blessed to laugh with adults with learning disabilities, staff in NHS, local communities, carers, townswomen, with health and wellness influencers a beautiful book launch in London, and more outstanding people.

I will share a few of the stories in this newsletter so please keep reading.

While adding the wonderful stories about the community events I realised that you may not be aware of this but I have been residing in North-East England for a few years and returned to Hertfordshire in September last year looking to spread lots of laughter for health and wellbeing in South-East and London as well as all of UK.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In July News we share the following…

  1. The Playing Human Conference has a seat with your name on it!
  2. Community Events that matter and make a difference
  3. CarFest 2018 and the ripple effect of laughter
  4. Laughter Yoga Reunion at Cabourne Parva on 8 July 2018
  5. Reminder EXTRA Certified Gibberish Coach in Stafford
  6. FINAL places Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

Our monthly news have moved to our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk and we look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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A brief overview of our July 2018 diary

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

Remember that no distance is too far when your joy and laughter is at stake!

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and at work and we are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates.

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

There is a seat with your name on it!

No more introductions!
If you missed them please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/category/laughter-conference

The Playing Human Conference in London is for you and for the purpose of creating a playful attitude around the communities and workplaces in the UK.

When we share smiles and laughter at work we become more motivated to perform and productivity increases along with a sense of team spirit which creates a feeling of having a common goal.

For many years the general perception was that to achieve we have to be serious and keep our heads down. However, this view does not inspire innovation, creativity, and a healthy, thriving work environment.

Play is essential for any adult and The Playing Human Conference is the event where you get fired up with ideas on how to improve your life both at work and home.

Meet our Playful Keynotes – they are coming for you! Please watch them to the end.

Come along to this once-in-a-lifetime non-profit event in London, 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.

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

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.

Community Events that matter and make a difference

In June I worked and laughed with a organisations I often say I work with on a regular basis – if you can call annually ‘regular’ then it is the truth…

When organisations come back for more it is a real testament to the work we do in sharing laughter for the benefits of laughter without the need for jokes and humour.

Crossroads Carers

The Niland Conference Centre 2012

I returned after three years to spend some hours with Crossroads Carers (now excited to be part of Herts Carers) and it was such a special moment to connect with a familiar face.

Life happens, and he is now the last of his little trio who I met first in 2011 when I laughed with Crossroads Carers the first time.

The Niland Conference Centre 2018It was wonderful to hear stories and memories of their time together having their laughs and playing tricks on each other.

Friendship in life and beyond. I work with bereavement groups when the members are ready to move on and not a moment sooner than that. Grief is important and everyone has to be at a point where life goes on without the loved ones. And we laughed in the little room at The Niland Conference Centre making space for recharging life.

Don’t be afraid of laughter and to laugh.

One Hornsey Community Day

Last year I worked with a wonderful organisation where we ran a few Laughter Yoga Workshops. As it was a time-limited project my sponsor, Andrea, moved on to new ventures and contacted me when she was ready with a new community project, inviting me to run a few laughter workshops.

I welcome any chance to share laughter for the goodness and when good people return for more it makes my heart burst with warmth and gratitude in the knowing that there is something in this work for everyone. Running a couple of Laughter Yoga sessions at the One Hornsey Community Day was fun and it was great to be part of a day with such a diverse range of activities to suit anyone.

I even learned to juggle – not overly advanced but enough to keep three balls circulating for at least 3 seconds – AT LEAST.

Thank you for inviting me back to Camden Road in July!

NHS Annual Health Day for Staff

It has been a few years since I spent the day at the Luton & Dunstable NHS Hospital and I was excited to return to laugh with staff at this special day organised by Jackie and her team.

A day full of health and wellbeing ideas and services for staff in a line of work where stress can easily get the better of you. Yet, NHS staff keep going and going and going – no matter what because they have committed to being a service to people.

I believe it is because of workplace events like that staff flourishes and stay motivated, when the workplace makes the individual count through events with focus on YOU then it becomes easier to engage and cultivate a team spirit.

Even with little budget there are still many things that can be done to nurture the people in the workplace who make the workplace a heartwarming success on all levels.

Laughter Yoga has the ultimate goal of creating health and happiness.

Happy people don’t hurt others.

The Ashram Cookbook launch at Maison Assouline

The beautiful Ashram Cookbook The Way We Eat by Catharina Hedberg opens with the Tibetan proverb:

“The Secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.”

Words Swedish-born Catharina has lived by for many decades. She started The Ashram Retreat in California in 1974 as the first ‘boot camp’ with the purpose of educating people in both physical and spiritual ways.

Catharina is a wonderful, bubbly woman who oozes health and vitality and it was a real privilege to share Laughter Yoga at her book launch in London in June.

Key social media influencers and journalists with focus on health and wellbeing were invited to laugh and to eat.

We shared half an hour laughing in the beautiful publishing house Maison Assouline before the group ventured downstairs to dig their teeth into an Ashram breakfast dish.

What a great way to start the day!

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

CarFest 2018 and the ripple effect  of happiness

Festivals happen now!

It is summer and there are events kicking off around the country. One of them is CarFest 2018 and I am so excited to be laughing with the CarFest Goers on the first day of the festival, both in the North on 27 July and in the South on 24 August.

CarFest is a Chris Evans project that supports BBC Children in Need and with over 500,000 people visiting the event over the weekend I am in good faith that there will be a few to laugh with on the opening day.

I will be sharing laughter on Friday 27 July at CarFest North on the main stage setting off the festival with laughter and guffaws between cars whizzing around the tracks.

On Friday 24 August I will be joined at CarFest South by Laughter Yoga Teacher Liz Doyle who will share the laughter opening with me. Exciting!

Please visit http://www.brandevents.co.uk/our-events/detail/carfest to read more about the event.

The energy and momentum that is building up this year from numerous events with Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy is out of this world and one key-event saw 1,000 happy people leave Manchester with renewed zest for life and a can-do-attitude.

Adoption of a coping strategy!

Our happiness and laughter events are essential for thriving and for re-energising in work and home environments where little things may wear you out and leave you depleted.

Learn Laughter Yoga or other methods for adopting a playful and light-hearted access to your life – this is it and the moment is here and now!

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Reunion at Cabourne Parva

The idea is to spend a day together sharing laughter, fun, seriousness, more laughter, playful activities, and great food in a beautiful place.

Best of all, it is in amazing company!

The day is held on Sunday 8 July 2018 at Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire and we start at 10am and finish at 6pm.

The day only costs £30 so please make sure you book so we can make it happen!
https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/unitedmind-laughter-yoga-leader-reunion/

Let’s meet again and build stronger relationships and cement our community as one to be reckoned with in the UK and the world of Laughter Yoga!

Certified Gibberish Training in Stafford

Certified Gibberish Coach is in fact a qualification you can get.

The 1-day training has mainly been held in St Albans but now I will be…

…teaching Gibberish in Stafford with Laughter Yoga Professionals as well as anyone who wants to learn new communications skills.

Gibberish communication is essential to anyone who experience conflicts, miscommunication, disruption and other mishaps in the daily chats and discussions.

Gibberish enables you to tap into your body wisdom which is that of playfulness and joy instead of always using the mental wisdom which often tends to overthink and create monstrous obstacles.

Come and learn the language of nonsense!

  • 1st September from 10am to 5pm in Stafford!

There are limited places so please book early on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-gibberish-coach-stafford/.

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

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff

Many people have travelled from Wales to my training courses held in St Albans, London, Durham and Blackpool, to become Laughter Yoga Leaders.

We are now organising the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training as an extra opportunity – in CARDIFF – on 11-12 August.

And it is ALMOST full!

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-laughter-yoga-leader-training-august-cardiff.

Remember to book your training on time

2018-05 Day 2 LYLT St Albans Boomerang

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..

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

UnitedMind teach 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, Blackpool, 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
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, 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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

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 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 (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)

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

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

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 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 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.