Laughter News June 2021

Welcome to June 2021

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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 June News we share the following…

  1. Geronimo! from Yours Truly
  2. Mental Health First Aider
  3. Soul Sanity – live online classes for mental wellbeing
  4. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training including Online Prep
  5. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
    and World Laughter Day in May
    Oldies but Goodies – the all important:
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders
  7. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  8. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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Geronimo!

The year has felt as if it has disappeared into a wealth of unfolding, unexpected events surrounded by laughter, joy, grace and gratitude.

As if we simply leapt into a full on adventure in living – and suddenly we are in June.

What happened?

Life will never be the same, but we have said that many times in our lives when changes have fallen upon us, and this year is no different. Except. It has touched us all on a scale that went from my world to OUR Universe.

No wonder many people feel apprehensive, hesitant and lots of other feelings, but inside us all is a spring of unsprung life waiting to go “GEROMINO! Life is still here and it is ready for me and for us!”.

In June a new opening will be unveiled as we mark the transition to everything on 21 June.

How will it change? Has it simply been a fanthom idea we have set as a goal post and nothing more than a spun thought bringing us back to reality in a higher (or lower) realm of consciousness?

One thing is certain, there is no separation of camps, or at least there should not be any division, as we all stand together facing a changed future. Unfortunately, there is separation coming our way and it is up to us as individuals to see beyond our differences and unite us all regardless our views and decisions.

We are the peaceful warriors who bring light and love where there is darkness and indifference.

With laughter comes great responsibility and a non-judgmental way of living and viewing all life on this planet and in these universes.

So, good folk, sunshine is upon the UK and many other places, and it is time to life the veil of uncertainty, going into the world refreshed, renewed, recreated as if it was on purpose.

Share laughter liberally as with joy comes freedom, acceptance and love.

Wishing you June in your life alongside balance, beauty and joy.

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Lotte Mikkelsen – Mental Health First Aider

I feel extremely privileged to have completed my Mental Health First Aid training. Joining the ranks of millions of other people who did it before me and millions to come.

This training provides a great background for understanding and sensing mental health challenges in ourselves and in others.

You do not become an expert overnight, but with compassion and listening skills you have a real chance of making a difference.

I highly recommend training in Mental Health First Aid and firmly belive this should be available to everyone as part of school curriculum.

As Accredited Laughter Yoga Professional First Aid is a requirements, and Mental Health First Aid is a recommendation.

Sue Haswell (South) of Big Results Training, Simon Richardson and Sandra Saint (North-East) of Golden Tree CIC, deliver top-quality First Aid for Mental Health. Please contact them for more information.

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

The Corporate Wellbeing Expo

The Corporate Wellbeing Expo is the UKs largest event which is dedicated to delivering high levels of educational content on how to explore, execute & implement wellbeing strategies in the workplace.

The event focuses on ways to improve employees’ mental, physical and financial wellbeing, with employers now taking note of the key benefits:

  • Improve Employee Health Behaviors
  • Reduce Elevated Health Risks
  • Reduce Health Care Costs
  • Improve Productivity
  • Decrease Absenteeism
  • Help Improve Employee Recruitment and Retention
  • Build and Help Sustain High Employee Morale

I am excited to be live at this event online on 16-17 June 2021 and at the ExCel London on 9-10 March 2022. Come and meet us!

There is great potential for bringing Laughter Yoga to workplaces as a means to combat stress, promote team and inclusiveness, and raise awareness of mental, physical and emotional health through the practice.

Already 2021 has seen a tremendous growth in corporate and organisation workshops and training within the Laughter Yoga space.

I am fully engaged in the promotion of long-term benefits and work with national and international organisations.

For information about our corporate workshops, programmes and training please contact us via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

Soul Sanity – live online classes for mental wellbeing

Building relationships to support mental health in the workplace and community is rewarding both personally and professionally.

I am excited and grateful to be working with Holly and Soul Sanity in delivering online classes for mental wellbeing and already the clients are booking laughter sessions to strengthen relationships and build resilience.

Soul Sanity launched in 2020 – the year of the pandemic. Interestingly the idea for Soul Sanity came before the pandemic during what I can only describe as a life-changing experience. 

Soul Sanity goes on writing:

It all started when a loved one had a tragic diving accident and broke his neck. He became paralysed from the chest down. This as anyone can imagine is life-shattering. Being in my early 20’s and quite naive, the situation was terrible but something I believed as possible to overcome.

About Soul Sanity

To learn more about Soul Sanity and their services please visit www.soulsanity.co.uk.

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

I hold some very fond memories in my mind and heart from the awesome Laughter Yoga Teachers who have created the training with me since 2012.

There is no doubt there have been challenges, too, but they fade away when the network of Laughter Yoga Teachers blossoms into a unity of trust, co-creation and mission.

The six Laughter Yoga Teachers in the pictures below came to Hemel Hempstead in January 2013 and left with much more than a teacher certificate.

The friendships and kinship we create and experience in the settings of Felden Lodge make memories last a lifetime.

This course is for Laughter Yoga Leaders who are up to something with laughter and health on a much grander scale.

The training in July 2021 has already started with the online extras which have allowed student teachers to start their training online in preparation for the days we will be spending together.

The course started its 10 online 1-hour sessions in April and will go into June, until we continue with the full training in person on Monday 5 July:

  • 25th April Lesson 1 Laughter yoga for seniors 
  • 2nd May Lesson 2 Laughter Yoga for School children 
  • 9th May Lesson 3 Laughter Yoga in Business 
  • 16th May Lessons 4 Laughter Yoga in Hospitals and Health care
  • 23rd May Lesson 5 Laughter Yoga for People living with Special Needs
  • 30th May Lesson 6 Gibberish workshop – cancelled due to technical challenges
  • 6th June Lesson 7 Which training programs you can offer 
  • 13th June Lesson 8 Promotion, marketing, PR, and presentation skills 
  • 20th June Lesson 9 Creating new exercises 
  • 27th June Lesson 10 Inner Spirit of Laughter 

The course in July is full and next 5-day training is 25-29 October 2021. This course is nearly full already so make sure you get your place booked before it is too late to become a 2021 Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training as well as being a teamplayer in a field where we work best when we work together.

Upon completion you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga Teacher Certificate and be eligible for the UnitedMind accredited training certification.

UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods and courses are not always covered by insurers.

There are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month at 1pm-1:30pm!

Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.

We are serious about laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Sunday 6 June 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 4 July 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

A Laughter Club is just like a fitness session and we encourage you to pay as you can to www.paypal.me/unitedmind.

Thank you for your kindness.

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.

The Telephone Laughter Club

The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am.

Change your outlook and you will change your life!

The full story of The Telephone Laughter Club in the UK can be read on www.lottemikkelsen.com/laughter-ms.

Please subscribe and support The Telephone Laughter Club by donating the annual fee of £30 to keep it going every weekday morning from 7am-7:10am. You can subscribe via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/subscriptions.

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

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. This is CPD!

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

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

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.

Please note, UnitedMind and UnitedMind Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are the only providers of Accredited Laughter Yoga Training in the UK.

In addition, you get support from your teachers as you move on with your personal and professional 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, Stanmore
  • Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
    • Bristol, St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We have waited a long time to be back in the classroom and we will be back in Summer 2021!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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/):

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

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/) 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/):

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/)

Accredited 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/):

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.

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.

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.

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