Laughter News March 2016

Welcome to March 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • The Real Marigold Hotel and Gogglebox
  • Gibberish Training for you and your team
  • Laughter Yoga with Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Laughter Festival 2016 – the laughliest festival in 2016!
  • Dates for Certified Training – change ahead!

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 as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages have gone through a transition so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

The Real Marigold Hotel and Gogglebox

The Real Marigold Hotel adventurers tried on a bit of Laughter Yoga a few weeks ago and seemed to enjoy it. In the UK we have a lot of downpour and may not be able to share laughter to the same extent that they do in Asia where Laughter Clubs run in nearly every park and beach morning, noon and evening.

However, there are numerous Laughter Clubs around the country and it is exciting to see the number grow following every training event.

Gogglebox viewers also watched as the Marigold team laughed in the group in India, and it was interesting to hear and see a variety of reactions to the practice of Laughter Yoga.

Most of us want better health, good mood, improved wellbeing, and increased resilience to the changes everyone goes through.

Good news is that Laughter Yoga is one of these amazing practices that deliver on all levels and battle physical, mental, emotional, and psychological stress in one go!

Try for yourself – find a Laughter Club on the Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK or get in touch if you are interested in finding out how you can start you own Laughter Club or learn how to use Laughter Yoga in your life.

Gibberish Training for you and your team

You either love Gibberish or you can’t really get your head around it…

First step towards considering nonsense as an option for improved and strengthened communication is to let go of trying to “work it out”.

What makes Gibberish such an empowering tool for powerful communication?

Gorgle snoofly borschto!

Gibberish expresses emotions and allows you to say things that cannot be pointed back at you because they didn’t hurt anyone or bully or mock – your expression is simply a release of stored up tension and feelings you keep to yourself because of fear, worry, anger, irritation, etc.

The language of nonsense works in all groups, teams, couples, organisations where emotions build up until they explode in one way or another.

Gibberish allows you to take control and at the same time let go.

What’s not to like?

A bit of fun and a lot of nonsense!

You bypass thinking and allow your body wisdom to guide you the way to sharing moments of full understanding from a perspective where nothing is required to be explained because gestures, improvisation, gobbledegook, body language and tone of voice allows for anyone to interpret and come to an understanding without judgement.

And – there is a lot more to be said about it all.

Next Certified Gibberish Coach Training courses run on the following dates and places:

  • Friday, 18 March 2016 Online 10am-3:30pm
  • Saturday, 23 April 2016 St Albans 10am-5:00pm
  • Monday, 25 July 2016 Durham 10am-5:00pm

Seriously?! You don’t want to miss this one.

The Certified Gibberish Coach Training now comes with a small manual to help you understand the un-understandable.

Please book online via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/.

For more information about Certified Gibberish Training or a Corporate Gibberish Workshop please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, mobile 07736 341 717 or start by booking your own personal training via www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Laughter Yoga with Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer is a serious matter.

Once we start being less serious we can begin shifting and changing things – physically and psychologically.

Macmillan Cancer Support organises events around the country to create awareness, raise funds, share experiences, and much, much more. I was privileged to work with a large group of patients, carers and staff at Macmillan’s Whittington Hospital in North London.

It is exciting and reassuring that we (Laughter Yoga Professionals) receive ongoing requests and enquiries regarding the running of workshops and training based on Laughter Yoga for Macmillan branches around the UK. Thank you.

Coming into a group of cancer patients, carers and staff dealing daily with symptoms and effects of cancer is a moment where the only thing that matters is the benefits of a laughter workshop for the people participating.

Lifting the energy from being potentially heavy and possibly sad to that of being light-hearted and with a view to positive change is a huge part of the responsibility of a Laughter Yoga Facilitator / Laughter Therapist.

With this in mind, it is with compassion and empathy I work with any group and there is always something to get from a laughter session whether you see it in the moment or experience it following having partaken in a laughter workshop.

One of the comments I received back from the wonderful organisers has stayed with me as as reminder that we can all learn from laughter and laughter truly brings hope to many people and situations.

“One of the best parts, people passing were asking the front desk what on Earth was going on and their only reply was, that’s the cancer conference! Made for a lot of confused looks.”

Laughter Yoga is not to everyone’s liking but those who give it a chance more than once can potentially benefit in many different ways including physically and emotionally.

Just a few other comments from the event in response to the question, “What have you enjoyed most about today”:

“Meeting other cancer patients. Laughter session”

“Laughter therapy, food!”

“The positive vibe and the variety of sessions”

“Exercise, smiling.”

And there were lots of great comments about the whole event which was organised to such high standards – what a great team to cover your back during your cancer journey!

Empowering and effective workshops, enabling everyone to move forward in life with a positive view – if, indeed, that is what you choose.

Never underestimate the power of social guffawing and chuckling!

For details and to get a quote, please contact me on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, mobile 07736 341 717 or start by booking your own personal training via www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Laughter Festival – the laughliest festival of 2016

GREAT EVENT!

With the slogan “Just for the health of it” the Laughter Festival is launching a family friendly celebration for health and well-being.

The dates are ready for the diary so reserve the days now!

Friday 10 June to Sunday 12 June 2016.

The programme is fresh, organic and constantly evolving.

  • Friday: The 2016 Laughter Yoga Conference with key note speakers, a vegetarian lunch buffet, games, Laughter Festival opening ceremony, live music (open mic) and dancing
  • Saturday: Workshops, presentations, games, live entertainment and dancing
  • Sunday: Workshops, presentations, closing ceremony

Buy your ticket now via the festival link above and book until 31 March 2016 at the Early Bird fee of £76.00 (+ booking fee), and then the full price is £95.00 (+ booking fee).

Why Laughter Yoga

Why learn Laughter Yoga when there are lots of other ways to de-stress, work together, be at peace and harmony etc?

Good question but it is simple.

Laughter Yoga works on all levels of stress with one simple exercise.

Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual stress is all being addressed in a laughter exercise in a laughter workshop.

Well worth bringing into your personal as well as professional life.

Laughter and smiling changes the face of you and everyone you share it with.

If you would like to know more about our laughter-based workshops and training programmes please contact us via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717 or start by booking your own personal training via www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Training Courses

Courses are really popular and 2016 is already looking full – a great present for yourself and those you care about, and those you work with.

Give yourself and someone else the gift of laughter and learn from the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, that would be me. I have been privileged to teach more than 800 people over the years.

The number keeps growing steadily and I hope we will be laughing together soon in a workshop or a training programme.

  • Laughter Yoga Leader in
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Durham
    • Online
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher in
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Durham
  • Laughter Coach and Laughter Therapist
    • St. Albans
    • Online
  • Gibberish Coach
    • St Albans
    • Durham
    • Online

Laughter Yoga Leader

The Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues:

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

  • 21-22 November in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 23-24 January 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 February 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 03-04 March 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 07-08 April 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues:

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

  • 11-14 April 2016 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 11-14 July 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 7-11 November 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695

Fees are excluding accommodation. Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Yoga Coach

The Laughter Yoga Coach Training runs online on the following dates:

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

  • 17 November 2015 Online £80
  • 30 November 2015 Online £80

Laughter Therapist

The 3-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates:

3-day Certified Laughter Therapist

  • 23-25 February Online £250 early / £300
  • 02-03 April St. Albans £250 early / £300

Your workplace at dates to suit you!

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 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, 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 mobile 07736 341 717.

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