Corporate Laughter Yoga Training & Workshop Specialists in the UK

Laughter News June 2014

Welcome to June 2014

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

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.

Information in this newsflash about

  • World Laughter Day 4th May 2014 – a quick review
  • Laughter Yoga and Diabetes, University Clinical Centre Maribor
  • Laughter is Serious Business
  • A Laughter Flashmob in London
  • 2-day vs. 5-day Laughter Yoga Training

And just to mention

  • Meet some of the awesome people who’ve trained with us since 2007
  • Testimonials from Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • The Healthy Laughing Blog
  • The Laughter Club in 2014 – hope to see you here or there
  • UnitedMind’s Online Shop – products, services, subscriptions

World Laughter Day 4th May 2014 – a quick review

World Laughter Day was mega-fun!

Lots of Laughter Yoga groups around the UK and the rest of the world were celebrating and those who could not attend a group laughter session recorded their own laughs and shared them around the world.

We laughed and graduated six new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders on the day. It was a beautiful sunny day and you can enjoy a short recording of it on UnitedMind’s YouTube Channel on http://youtu.be/NNcdomTQna4.

If you want to graduate as Certified Laughter Yoga Leader on World Laughter Day this is a great opportunity to start planning for 3rd May 2015…

Please contact us to find out more about World Laughter Day and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga and Diabetes Research

There are more and more organisations providing medical and scientific evidence supporting the very beneficial effects of laughter and Laughter Yoga. In 2013 Diabetologia CROATICA published research discussing the inhibitory effects of Laughter Yoga in relation to diabetes.

The International Institute for Laughter Yoga wrote:

It is first published professional papers on the effects of laughter on patients with type 2 diabetes in the scientific medical journal Diabetologia CROATICA. The research was done in the UKC Maribor, Department of Diabetology, led by the head cf.Assist Miro Čokolič and co-authors (Stangler-Herodež W, Sternad S, Krebs S). Publication in the medical literature means a big reference and the great success of the team that participated in the survey. We are the first in the world who have managed to do a clinical trial on the effects of laughter on diabetes and also published in the medical literature.

Anyone living with long-term conditions, including diabetes, should try Laughter Yoga and the 8-week Laughter Yoga Coaching Programme which includes daily laughter bouts. Our special offer of £200 for 8-weeks is available for booking until 30th June 2014.

The full research information is available on UnitedMind’s Laughter Research page.

For details of our coaching, training and workshop programmes, please contact me on lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or phone 07736 341 717.

Laughter is Serious Business

Laughter Yoga workshops are lined up in the categories of team building, stress management, communication skills, confidence and self-esteem boosting, manament training, and many other professional training days workplaces embark on organising for their staff and management teams.

Quite rightly so, because the benefits to any workplace cover all these areas where many organisations are looking to improve their functioning – both short-term as well as long-term.

Often Laughter Yoga Professionals are booked to run short taster sessions for energy boosting and gelling teams together, as part of a larger programme. However, Laughter Yoga workshops and training days incorporate much more than laughter exercises and can be organised for half as well as full days of staff education and long-term programmes ‘staff maintenance’.

My background for running corporate workshops stems from more than 20 years of an active career in national and international corporate technology companies in the UK and Denmark. I have been through the challenges people face on all levels of an organisation through posts ranging from Technical Support Consultant to Sales and Marketing Consultant through to Managing Director and Business Manager. This has given me a real-life understanding of workplace challenges, and an empathy with anyone feeling the stress of being in a job, no matter how fond anyone is of workplace, job and colleagues.

Anyone, irrespective of backgound and current situation, can benefit from Laughter Yoga!

Why is Laughter Yoga so important?

Laughter connects us to ourselves, our colleagues and to the motivation for doing the work we do. When more people enjoy their jobs it leads to lowered absenteism and improvments in staff retention. Communication flows easier when you can laugh together for no reason, and mocking and bullying in the workplace is reduced.

Please get in touch if you feel your team, your workplace or your personal life could benefit from Laughter Yoga, lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or phone .

A Laughter Flashmob in London

On Saturday 5th July 2014 a group of Laughter Professionals will meet on a yet to be disclosed location in Central London at 1pm to create a laughter wave and raise awareness of Laughter Yoga altogether. If you want to be part of this free event please register in the UnitedMind Online Shop. Eventhough it is free, we need to know where to email the full details as we get a bit closer to the event date, 5th July 2014.

If you are a Facebook user, information about the event can be viewed on UnitedMind’s Laughter Flashmob Event Page.

For more information about this event please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

2-day vs. 5-day Laughter Yoga Training

Regardless of which type of training for personal and professional development anyone embarks on, there are always choices to be made.

The 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training provides a great start-up platform as well as a decision-making platform. This course is often – but not necessarily – the first step in fully discovering what is available through Laughter Yoga and the practice of Laughter Yoga. With only two days of intensive work aimed at learning to share Laughter Yoga with a wider audience, building confidence in delivering and presenting, and practicing Laughter yoga, it really is only the tip of the iceberg but a great tip, that is!

The 2-day training is as popular as ever and Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers are adding more dates and venues making it a very popular choice whether it is for personal or professional planning. UnitedMind has been running the 2-day training since 2007 and has trained in excess of 700 people in the techniques. People travel from far and near to learn Laughter Yoga and we have had people from Spain, USA, Scandinavia, Holland and many other countries on our course over the years.

This experience in delivering Laughter Yoga Training allows us to deliver a really strong proposal based on years of training experience combined with even more years of professional workshop delivery.

Putting it all together in a Laughter Yoga focused training company UnitedMind became the first UK organisation to offer the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

This is where the next step of the Laughter Yoga journey starts!

Although some people ventured straight from no Laughter Yoga experience to coming on the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training, there is no requirement whatsoever, only recommendation before you start to teach the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

Over the five days we spend most of the time together learning and sharing the existing techniques, new ways, how to teach, how to build a business, where to take your dream and vision – and much more.

It really is groundbreaking training for anyone who wants to grow!

Upcoming training dates:

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    26-27 June 2014 in London – ALMOST FULL
    26-27 July 2014 in Durham
    27-28 September 2014 in St. Albans
    23-24 October 2014 in London
    27-28 November 2014 in Durham
    £150 (early bird) / £200 per person
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    14-18 July 2014 in Hemel Hempstead – ALMOST FULL
    £550 per person plus accommodation
    3-7 November 2014 in Hemel Hempstead
    £550 per person plus accommodation
    5-9 January 2015 in Hemel Hempstead
    £550 per person plus accommodation

Please make sure you register in time!

If you want to be sure to get a seat on the course please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop. The early bird rates are available until one month prior to the training or until all spaces are full.

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.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.