Laughter News June 2018

Welcome to June 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.

UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter!

To continue receiving our news please subscribe if you have not subsribed yet!

Turn & Shoot Photo

In May I have had the wonderful opportunity to share laughter with amazing groups in education, technology businesses, charity groups, media companies, finance, other groups, as well as celebrating World Laughter Day not only in St Albans but around the world in over 100 countries.

Mental Health Awareness Week was in focus for many organisations and I was blessed to be invited onboard with laughter.

May is not yet out and there is more to come!

In June News we share the following…

  1. Say ‘Hello’ to ALL The Playing Human Conference keynotes!
  2. Mental Health Awareness Week thoughts
  3. World Laughter Day Sunday 6 May 2018 review
  4. EXTRA Certified Gibberish Coach in Stafford
  5. EXTRA Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Cardiff
  6. 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 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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our June 2018 diary

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

I used to cycle around everywhere but now I jump in my car and drive far and near and all over the country to share laughter and positive change.

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.

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

Say ‘Hello’ to The Playing Human Speakers!

Introductions are almost over except I have not introduced myself.

I am organising the amazing event, The Playing Human Conference, in London on 27-28 September and I cannot wait to share this wonderful and awesome world of playfulness, seriousness, joy and laughter with you.

Our world is such an abundant place of wisdom, talent, uniqueness, drive and awesomeness, and when I watched the video clips from those super-talented individuals, who will be speaking and playing with us over the two days, I fell in love again – with life, the world and with the people who makes a difference.

Exactly this love is the reason I wanted to share with you some time with inspiring people who encourage playfulness and action because that is the way forward to a fulfilling, happy and joyful life.

We create too much seriousness as adults!

This video is about them! Watch them to the end. Please. This is for you!

And come along to this once-in-a-lifetime non-profit event in London.

I am The Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, Laughter Ambassador, Peaceful Warrior, Founder of UnitedMind, Laughter Yoga in the UK, Laughter Association (UK) and The Laughter Company (TLC), #YourEverydayLaughterQueen, and those are just empty words if it wasn’t for the action behind it all.

Turn & Shoot PhotoMy work is never done because there are always people who want to feel happy, great and joyful.

I am only an email or a phone call away.

“My greatest achievement is in the contribution we make to each other’s lives. Laughter opens a direct connection between our hearts and that is where change and growth happens.”

Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind Ltd

Please visit me on www.lottemikkelsen.com to learn more about me and my 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.

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 and intro to Jo-Dee Walmsley of Simply Laughter and Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 12:00 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada)
11:30 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia) 13:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:00 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
13:30 Shonette Bason Wood of Spread the Happiness (UK) 16:00 Quick Break
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.

Mental Health Awareness Week thoughts

Turn & Shoot Photo and The Wellness Movement

The week of 14-20 May 2018 was spent creating awareness of mentail health in workplaces across the UK. It was Mental Health Awareness Week and many organisations and business put a lot of effort into creating a space for knowledge, safety, sign posting, community and altogther awareness of mental health and the growing challenges many people face.

I have been touched, moved and inspired by the number of organisations who have contacted me to facilitate laughter workshops during Mental Health Awareness Week and I know that effort is being made to create safe havens for everyone – at work and at home.

It is in the acknowledgement that we may not know the deepness of stress, anxiety, feeling of being overwhelmed, mental health disorders and more in everyone, but when we are willing and open to stand up for people’s rights and create awareness with the potential of saving lives, THAT is when change happens.

Sharing Laughter Yoga not only during the Mental Health Awareness Week is a true privilege and I am grateful for every opportunity to give people the option to use laughter as a recovery and coping strategy for resourceful living.

Thank you!

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

World Laughter Day review

The world laughed and laughed and laughed and laughter – throughout 6 May 2018!

It was World Laughter Day and The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans shared the day with wonderful people at Wadley Scout Hut on Watford Road.

We laughed, giggled, sighed, relaxed, chuckled, guffawed, and had a cuppa.

Mel and I were grateful for the day we spent together with the wonderful Laughter Club in St ALbans in sharing different aspects of laughter and relaxation.

We are Laughter Ambassadors and Laughter Yoga Teachers with different ideas and we brought them together in Wadley Scout Hut when we celebrated World Laughter Day on 6th May.

Thank you, Mel, for joining us and sharing World Laughter Day with us in St Albans!

Next time I will be running the club by myself and Mel will be laughing in Stanmore.

We meet and share laughter inside at

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

Please join us on 3rd June at 1pm to 2:30pm.

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 Wadley Hut.

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

Certified Gibberish Training in Stafford

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

The 1-day training has mainly been held in St Albans but now we are trying something new – teaching Gibberish in Stafford.

These communication skills are valuable 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/.

Or if you want to learn Gibberish in St Albans then there are still spaces left on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/certified-gibberish-coach-stalbans/.

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.

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

If you have had the thought, just do it!

The difference between having a dream and making it real is action and sometimes it is easy to forget and to start overthinking decisions, some of which can be wonderfully life changing. Never feel pressured, change of heart is okay and happens all the time.

Your choice is your choice!

I know Laughter Yoga, Laughter Therapy, Laughter Coaching and Gibberish are all methods for creating positive change and resourcefulness in life. Don’t trust me, simply give it a go!

All our courses are being facilitated by experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers, myself included.

ALL teachers have the correct qualifications to teach Laughter Yoga and you are always welcome to ask us to provide our certificates of training and insurance.

For more information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, 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.

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 – 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 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.