Laughter News July 2020

Welcome to July 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 July News we share the following…

  1. July Diary and Corporate Workshops
  2. A Summer Thought from Yours Truly
  3. Impromptu Conversations
  4. The For You YouTube Channel
  5. Arts E.X.P.L.A.I.N.E.D Podcast
  6. Laughter Club in St Albans on Zoom
  7. Laughter Yoga Training Online
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. 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 videos 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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The July Diary and Corporate Workshops

July is coming and there is a lot going on in the Laughter Yoga world of UnitedMind and Lotte Mikkelsen.

We are providing corporate events regularly to our clients on Zoom, Google, Microsoft and other platforms, so make sure you schedule an online event for your team.

Get your peers involved in fun, lighthearted laughter online.

UnitedMind are ready to assist you in finding the optimal solution for your staff and organisation using cutting-edge Laughter Yoga human technology.

In addition to training and workshops we are featuring a number of key Laughter Yoga Experts at our ‘Imprompty Conversations’ on Saturdays and one Friday, please read about them below.

Get in touch about laughter workshops online or as we are moving forward we are beginning to take booking for autumn 2020 and 2021, on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or phone 07736341717.

We are here to cheer because we care!

Meanwhile please also follow UnitedMind Laughter Yoga on Social Media.

Once we are ready to share spaces in person again I will once again travel to where laughter is needed and where there are people willing to share laughter.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Our teachers are super-knowledgable, fun, intelligent, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s) – at our venues around the country or your own venue for workshops or training, when we are all ready – or right now online.

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

All Laughter Yoga training courses provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers and held in the classroom are certified by Laughter Yoga International.

In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training programmes from UnitedMind are accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT.

Our Online Laughter Yoga Training courses are certified by UnitedMind with the accreditation stamp of The CPD Accreditation Office.

Ask for a list of UnitedMind Accredited 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 Summer Thought from Yours Truly

There are so many ways to share laughter and joy, sorrow and sadness, yet we sometimes forget to reach out or to connect with people who matter in our lives.

It is easy to share an image, a post, a comment, something upbeat or something less inspiring on social media these days but the true value lies in the authenticity we experience when we connect personally to people who are loved ones, friends, family, those who are important in life outside the vapourware our life seems to have become while we have been waiting for it to happen again.

There is no right or wrong in living life, there is only our individual ways and as long as we don’t hurt anyone I believe we are okay to focus on what we find of essence for us as human beings.

We grow through the lessons we pick up as we move through our life experience and whether we make it grand or play it small is our own choice. As long as you don’t make it the choice of old conditioning and other people’s opinion I think it will be pretty great because then it is fully YOUR CHOICE.

When you practice Laughter Yoga every day you are taken on a journey to the present moment without regards for inhibitions and barriers set up through life and based on learnt behavious.

You simply are in the now!

This is where we thrive and look forward to exceptional moment and fun memories we can look back at in love and enjoyment – being touched, moved and inspired.

I started a course in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, and was thrilled by the way it ties into the practice of Laughter Yoga with its energy systems that recognise how our bodies are able to rebalance when we focus on the total mass of who we are.

The Ayurveda system regards us as complete beings with all there is – physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually, exactly like Laughter Yoga does.

It is worth and extra thought to consider this, ‘no one has ever proved that getting ill is necessary’, and with a practice of Laughter Yoga or any method that raises your energy and vibration, you have the potential to achieve homostasis.

When we laugh we create a space of equilibrium, the state where we experience complete health and peace of mind.

Something you want for yourself and those you love?

I do. I also know that I cannot make anyone do anything so let it go and change yourself then others will follow.

Together we create lasting change, it start with me, with you, with us!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

Impromptu Conversations

I have had the great privilege of meeting some seriously special people over the years in the UK and around the world.

Over the coming weeks I will be hosting Impromptu Conversations with some of these awesome Laughter Yoga Experts from around the world, although planning these sessions defeats the essence of being ‘impromptu’ we will still have many elements of the unknown and spontaneity in our chats.

All of these fantastic individuals have different focus and experience, and I cannot wait to share their wisdom with you and the world, inside as well as outside Laughter Yoga communities.

What is a common denominator for us all is that we do not only deliver Laughter Yoga events, workshops and training, we provide life-changing experiences.

  • Saturday 27 June at 3pm Olivera Radovanovic, Serbia
  • Friday 3 July at 3:15pm Luis Gomez, Mexico
  • Saturday 11 July at 10am Maki Kawakami, Japan
  • Saturday 18 July at 3pm Sandro Lobo, Brazil
  • Saturday 25 July at 10am Merv Neal, Australia
  • Saturday 1 August at 3pm Geert Van De Vijver, Belgium TBC
  • Saturday 8 August at 3pm Linda Leclerc, Canada

Please join us on the dates above on www.facebook.com/unitedmind.through.laughter where the Impromptu Conversations will be live streamed. The will also be posted on YouTube.

Olivera Radovanovic, Serbia

This is where Laughter Yoga and Tourism come together in a beautiful cocktail of experience and enjoyment when Olivera enters centre-stage.

Olivera Radovanovic shares powerful, positive, cheerful energy and creativity, and adds her skills to this practice using yoga pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation along with her long-standing interest in spiritual and personal development, intuitive ability, people skills for effective teaching and entrepreneurial and managerial skills.

Olivera creates success in all areas she enter into with Laughter Yoga including one-on-one coaching, key-notes, worskhops, and more.

In this Impromptu Conversation we will be talking about her passion for Laughter Yoga and Tourism.

To learn more about Olivera please visit her on www.smehjoga.rs.

Luis Gomez, Mexico

The prisons in Mexico has a real Laughter Yoga Champion, Luis Gomez, who works tirelessly to bring methods for change to those who may seem unchangable.

Luis works with the psychologists and staff in the prisons to provide programmes for rehabilitation.

The goal of his training has been to provide participants with another tool, so they can spread the joy with the groups they work in the prison system.

In this Impromptu Conversation we will be talking about Luis’ work in prisons and his life in Mexico.

Maki Kawakami, Japan

The realness and grace brought to Laughter Yoga through the work of Maki is outstanding when she facilitates with her natural flow of laughter, song and music.

From Japan comes a nature force of compassion, joy, light-heartedness and Laughter Yoga, it is Maki. We met first time at the first Global Laughter Yoga Conference in Frankfurt in 2017 and I found her work inspirational and refreshing.

She leads with an authenticity in her sessions and we will be discussing er approach at our Impromptu Conversations.

To learn more about Maki please visit her on www.naturalmaki.com.

Sandro Lobo, Brazil

A real trouper on a mission to change the world with laughter Sandro came to the UK, learned, returned to Brazil and wrote a book on Laughter Yoga.

Sandro came to the UK in 2017 to train with me as a Laughter Yoga Teacher, he learned, he brought the teachings back to Brazil, and he wrote a book.

He is on a path of changing the face of Brazil and I have no doubt Laughter Yoga is fully embedded in him.

In our Impromptu Conversation we will be talking about his journey, his book and healthy living.

To learn more about Sandro please visit him on www.yogadoriso.org.

Merv Neal, Australia

There is nothing more delightful and professional than Merv’s view on Laughter Yoga, and in this conversation he will shed more light on his Laughter Quotient and the impact it may have on us all moving forward.

Mr Laughter Quotient himself.

Merv values everything Laughter Yoga and I really get a sense of his passion for scientic and medical validation of the work.

He is joining me in this Impromptu Conversation to share his Laughter Quotient and his vision for Laughter Yoga from a professional angle.

To learn more about Merv please visit him on www.mervneal.com.

Linda Leclerc, Canada

A real pleasure to reconvene with Linda, when we connect the threads of what we started when we had a real impromptu conversation in early June.

Linda and I first met in 2015 when we celebrated Laughter Yoga 20th Anniversary together in the UK. We are HAHA Sisters.

She is the Mother of Laughter Yoga in Canada and is on a constant journey to share laughter through her live shares and her professional work.

If you are seeking inspiration, Linda is your girl with fun and depth to her sharing of Laughter Yoga there is no stopping her.

I look forward to concluding the Impromptu Conversations (for now) where we started, with Linda Leclerc and Lotte Mikkelsen.

For more information about Linda please visit her on www.yogadurire.com.

The For You YouTube Channel Idea

They are such fun and have so much energy even with two little sidekicks.

One of my wonderful Laughter Yoga Teacher suggested that I got in touch to hear about their interest in having a Laughter Yoga video set up for their channel and I am excited to now be the regular, resident For You Laughter Yoga Expert with ‘Lotte’s Laughing Yoga’.

Who are they, then?

Mike Hurst had a great idea!

The world was in a pretty bad place and he and a few others who were on furlough put their heads together with the thought they could make use of their time for something good.

Mike says

“I’ve always felt very privileged to meet and work with some amazing people with incredible stories that have helped me learn and shaped me. It felt like this was a good place to include some of those stories and have a diverse selection of things that might help people.”

Mike and his team came up with the name “For You”.

That is exactly what the channel is! It does exactly what it says on the tin in a combination of stories, hints and tips that may help some people through these challenging times.

A great team has now come together with Mike as the idea-man who involved his family for a starter.

Then Tim came onboard with his expertise in production and design.

Finally Rob and Phoebe joined the team to manage the production, growth through social media channels and supporting the design.

How about subscribing to the For You YouTube Channel?

There are two Laughter Yoga For You videos in the Health & Beauty section on

Arts E.X.P.L.A.I.N.E.D Podcast

I was invited as a guest on Arts E.X.P.L.A.I.N.E.D to talk about Laughter Yoga and was ever so excited.

We had so many laughs and we even had a task to perform during the podcast.

Rachel and Frances welcomes you to the Arts E.X.P.L.A.I.N.E.D podcast!

In each bite size episode they look at a different aspect of the arts in relation to theories, practice, research, philosophy, movements and roles within the arts.

They are Rachel and Frances.

Frances is an Actor, Writer, Drama Therapist and Comedian, she is currently writing ‘Oddcast’, and Rachel is a Movement Director, Educator and maker of Theatre, Opera and Film. 

They are two quirky young women with flair for the unusual and their talent span over a variation of things such as; Frances bakes, tries to recreate the Homemade Pom-bear and plays the ukulele, whereas Rachel draws nude bodies, she is learning Japanese Dojo and grows plants.

They are fun and knowlegable, great Podcast hosts and up for a good challenge. Thank you, ladies!

The Podcast is available on Morley at Home on https://www.morleyradio.co.uk.

Laughter Club International (UK)

The Laughter Club in St Albans is still sharing laughter on Zoom, please join us every Sunday in July before we have our August break.

You can find an overview of online and telephone laughter currently available through UK Laughter Yoga Professionals on www.telephonelaughter.co.uk.

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 Leader Training Online

The Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online is as popular as ever and we have many dates scheduled for July and August.

On the training you will learn face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions plus a follow up session which takes you through the full Laughter Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

You will receive the UnitedMind Ltd training certificate when you complete your 12-hour training.

UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant your insurance. When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods are not always covered by insurers.

To receive the Laughter Yoga International certificate and be eligible for UK accreditation you will be required to complete Day-2 of the classroom training.

Why is Laughter Training available online if you have to complete in person, you may ask?

Because laughter is too important to leave to chance so why way!?

You are given the tools and skills to start you own laughter practice and start learning the structure of a session as you practice with your friends and family, in a laughter club or online community sessions.

PLEASE NOTE, The Laughter Yoga Training is 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 or following completion of Day-2 classroom training when you learned online.

There are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The classroom training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been a huge step in the process of standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool which is approved for CPD purposes.

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.

Contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of Laughter Yoga Training, other courses and other teachers.

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

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates, 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 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.

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

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.