Laughter News March 2018

Welcome to March 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga Ltd., The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club. March tells you of…

  1. Introducing: Pady O’Connor – Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Clown Doctor
  2. Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga!
  3. The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop ideal for teams!
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion!
  5. Laughter Yoga Leader Training – everywhere
  6. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – for Leaders, only…
  7. Remember to book your teacher, coach, leader, therapist dates!

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.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our March 2018 diary

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

I travel all over the country to share laughter and create positive change.

Although UnitedMind is based in South-East England you are only miles away and I will happily make room for your events in my diary.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer real value for your community or workplace.

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

Introducing: Pady O’Connor, MeeMee Theatre (UK)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of outstanding speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these extra-ordinary individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another fabulous treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Pady O’Connor, Artistic Director at MeeMee Theatre and Hospital Clown in North-East England!

Pady is one of TIN Arts’ eight Clown Doctors, leading a program bringing pleasure and play to families and young people in North East hospitals.

And he is more than a Clown Doctor!

Pady has a background in theatre and has been a mentor, director and physical theatre trainer for many companies and individual creative organisations. Pady has fused together physical theatre, Commedia dell’Arte, mask, clown and puppetry, to create theatre performances and workshops that have been part of changing people’s lives.

Those are the words on Pady’s bio on MeeMee Theatre’s website.

There is more to come.

When I met Pady in London last year at the Pady and Patch workshop day it was with great anticipation and excitement. He inspires people – and he inspired the flock of almost 100 people with his playful attitude, interactive fun with expression, and with his story.

I am so chuffed he is back to play some more with us – and this time we will have more playtime.

“When you work with Pady you go on an incredible journey. You feel inspired. You are motivated to do better and to do more. You want to inhabit the world Pady lives in – a world of openess, of honesty and of the highest integrity.”

Martin Wilson, Director of TIN Arts, Durham

Please visit Pady on www.theatremeemee.com to learn more about his 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 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.

Laughter Therapist Training – not Laughter Yoga

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is an overly exciting programme without resemblance to Laughter Yoga Training.

As a Laughter Therapist you handle emotional release and know how to help a client through the various aspects of katharsis, whether through crying or laughing.

With this in mind the requirements for being accepted on the Laughter Therapist Training is having a background in healthcare as a therapist, holistic therapist, or counsellor.

The Laughter Therapist Training runs over two and a half days but that does not complete the course. It runs in the following way allowing you to complete within the timeframe given

  • 2-day in-person training
  • 6 months case study work (minimum 2 case studies to be completed, 1 group, 1 individual) finishing with a dissertation
  • 1/2 day to present your dissertation and complete the training. This day can be organised as an online or in-person meeting

This training is a unique, innovative and a new way of learning laughter and joyfulness with a view to create positive change. Right now only £400 to book.

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session – a Play-Work-Shop

It was just a fun idea.

There are workshops and playshops and all sorts of events that are all about laughter, mindfulness, joyfulness, meditation and other meaningful matters we all benefit from.

The Oxymoron Laughter Session is a day workshop or playshop or play-work-shop full of games and fun from 10am to 3pm including an hour for lunch from 12noon to 1pm.

As adults we must adopt play into our everyday life or we become locked in circumstances. This day gives you ideas, fun activities, laughter and most importantly a playgroup for adults!

Join us on 17 March at Aboyne Lodge School – it is only £40 including lunch.

This workshop is also ideal for workplaces to bond their teams and to manage stress, as well as impacting communication.

For more information about The Oxymoron Laughter Session or our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader Reunion

Laughter Yoga Leaders 2007-2011

About time we meet again! – and share laughter.

Almost 1,000 Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders have been trained by me since 2007 and since 2013 Laughter Yoga Teachers trained by me have been teaching their leaders.

Two years ago we got The Laughter Festival where many of us met and rekindled. However, this year the event is cancelled.

Let’s share a day together anyway!

We go back to Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire where we spend a day of laughter, play, fun, great food, mindshare and memoryshare.

Laughter Yoga Leaders as well as Laughter Yoga Teachers from any teacher are welcome. And remember, next summer UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers meet at Felden Lodge but more on that later.

Join us on 7 July at the beautiful Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire – it is only £30 to cover refreshments and lunch.

Laughter Yoga Basic Skills Course, 1-day

PLEASE NOTE THE DAY HAS MOVED TO MAY!

The next 1-day Certified Laugther Yoga Basic Skills Course is in St. Albans on 5 May 2018 and you only pay £95 for this wonderful day of laughter, play, and serious learning.

The 1-day Certified Laugther yoga Basic Skills Course teaches you what you need to bring laughter to your own life on a sustainable basis for the health, social, resourcefulness and many other benefits of it all. It is a fun and serious day of learning many new tips and tricks as to why laughter is an important choice.

During the day you learn

  • the background of Laughter Yoga and other methods
  • easy exercises to use daily
  • breathing exercises that makes a big difference to anyone’s health
  • methods to counteract negative influences
  • much more

For more information about our workshop and training programmes please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Club in St Albans

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 4th March from 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.

The Telephone Laughter Club

Remember we are laughing at both 7am and 8am and we are still missing people laughing at 8am but hang in there because we ARE laughing!

From January 2018 we are laughing at 7am to 7:10am on our 0800-freephone number at the following subscription fees.

The 0800-numbers are free from most landline phones and mobile phones but please do check your call plans.

  • Quarterly from January 2018 £10
  • Annually from January 2018 £30

And the details for 8am to 8:10am are the following:

  • Phone number: 033 3443 3443 followed by 33928453 # and then 8494 #
  • Please email me to let me know you will be joining the 8am telephone laughter

Laughter Yoga Leader Training and more training…

I will repeat my line from last month because it is so, so true. I love teaching Laughter Yoga and anything Laughter and Gibberish!

Laughter Yoga Training courses are a great passion of ours and UnitedMind’s events are popular, and often booked early. Almost 1,000 leaders and teachers have trained with us since the first Laughter Yoga Leader Training we ran in 2007.

The courses are being facilitated by some of the most experienced, passionate, knowledgable and kind Laughter Yoga Teachers.

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
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Durham, Blackpool, Online

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

  • 01-02 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 04, 11, 18, 25 April Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 05-06 April Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175
  • 19-20 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 12-13 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 21-22 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 18-19 August in Durham £175
  • More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 29 Oct-2 Nov in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 21-25 January 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay
  • 08-12 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £750 incl stay

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)

  • 21-22 April St Albans £400 SPECIAL
  • 08-09 September Durham £400 SPECIAL

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

  • 24 March 10am-5pm St Albans £95

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

  • 31 May 10am-3pm Online £95

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.

  • 8-week One-On-One Laughter Coaching Programme

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 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.