Laughter News March 2019

Laughter at Corporate Wellbeing Week organised by Business Partner, The Wellness Movement

Welcome to March 2019

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and sometimes in Denmark, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

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In March News we share the following…

  1. Spring Swirls from Yours Truly
  2. Meet Key Note, Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man
  3. Cancer and Laughter Yoga
  4. Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life
  5. Gibberish Coach Training in Durham
  6. Laughter Yoga at 2020 Olympics
  7. The Certified Training Formula almost Accredited
  8. Remember booking Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training!

You can enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!

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.

A few memories and places to listen and look…

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A brief overview of our March 2019 diary

February has been wonderfully full of laughter workshops and training around the country.

Even with a busy March ahead, we are always ready to discuss something involving laughter and no distance is too far by car, train, plane, foot bicycle or tricycle – even by a ship-shipping ship shipping shipping ships, I think!

To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

In March there is lots of laughter to be shared and with International Happiness Day we will be sharing a lot of laughter around the whole of the UK and London in workshops and training events.

UnitedMind has the largest network of Laughter Yoga Partners in the UK and we always do our best to find a good day, time, and a great Laughter Facilitator.

We also work with some outstanding partners who are second to none at organising corporate wellbeing events, ask us and they step in to plan and bring it all together for your team together with you.

No distance is too far for sharing laughter and positive change.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about.

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

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

Spring Swirls from Yours Truly

Laughter Yoga is a key that unlocks the true you – potentially!

Everything comes at a price, or does it? Well, laughter brings you an abundance of prizes wihen you practice sustained laughter every day.

Too often we let other people be the key to our laughter and wait for them to make us laugh, e.g. photo – which person are you, smile or frown?

Laughter is too precious and important to leave to the change meeting which is why we take action and start each day with a laugh.

Even when it feels like hard work from the bottom of your toes…

Guess what! Your toes will start wiggling and your whole body creates a jiggle as you let the laughter rift through your body ripping your seriousness from your joyful personality.

One quarter or even one sixth of an hour is all you need to kick up your own self to soaring heights.

NB If you are as bad at fractions as I am it really just equals 10-15 minutes…

It seems like springtime so it must be close.

Today (as I am writing this) I had a beautiful experience of weather laughs with my group of adults with learning disabilities, and undoubtedly the sunshine laughter hit all high notes.

We have been waiting for the light.

I wish you a healthy and positive outlook in life, work, and everywhere you go – from the bottom of my grateful heart.  Thank you for your laughter!

Love, Laughter and Peace

Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – why not?

A great line up is waiting to be introduced. We started in February when we introduced The Miracle Man, Ant Bennett, and this month you are in for another treat when we introduce a true YES-sayer.

Meet Dave Cornthwaite – The Yes Man

Dave thought it was well-early ahead of time to be asked to be part of The Playing Human Conference in June 2020 but as the Founder of SayYesMore how could he refuse…

In 2012 Dave started sharing a personal motto – and it became a movement!

SayYesMore had been a life-affirming message for many years for him and it was a reminder for Dave that small changes to lifestyle can in fact make a big difference as well as being a gentle push at times when it feels rather hopeless.

SayYesMore is a growing community based on positive people supporting each other. There are over 10,000 people all over the world in the YesTribe community but it is more than just about saying yes, it is about helping each other create better, more positive lives.

The YesTribe community holds annual festivals, the Yestival and have converted a double-decker bus into a community space where people are encouraged to spend more time in the countryside, at the same time as actively working towards their potential.

And there is more to Dave than SayYesMore, he is a real-life adventurer who steps into any challenge with positivity and passion.

There is lots more to come!

Read more about Dave on davecornthwaite.com.

Make sure you book soon – even if 2020 seems a long way away.

Did you notice who else is coming?

  • Ant Bennett, The Miracle Man
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Yesim Kunter, Toy Designer and Creative Strategist
  • Dr and Mrs Kataria, Founders of Laughter Yoga International
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Corinne Cosseron and Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire

These truly motivational people are not only there talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all!

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & Laughter Yoga 25th Anniversary, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Cancer and Laughter Yoga

In life we have more than one best friend and they fill differenct spaces and places in our hearts.

My best friend just lost her best friend. Last year my other best friend lost her best friend. To cancer.

To loose someone close, whether a friend, a family member, a colleague, is heart breaking and it happens all the time because it is a fact of life.

When I went to share Laughter Yoga at Whittington NHS Macmillan at their 4th Macmillan Cancer Care Conference early in February I was looking forward to seeing faces I met the previous years.

Some were not there anymore.

Cancer is something we all want to beat and it just seems to take too long and in the meantime people fall away.

There are also some amazing stories of survival and some of them come from the world of Laughter Yoga.

First year of the cancer care conference, 2016

Although Laughter Yoga may not be the cure for all things, one thing is for sure, when we share laughter and practice Laughter Yoga daily we lower stress and we increase the levels of lymphocytes, cells that play a large role in defending our body against – and that can only be a good thing!

Macmillan is amazing and the members of the Whittington NHS Macmillan team will go to the end of the world to make their patients, carers, families, staff have a good experience amidst the not so great experience of living with cancer.

Third year cake, 2018.

Every year they put on an event that highlights the true sense of being more than just a number and a diagnosis.

This is what the team is all about!

We are not numbers and definitely not statistical data.

At Whittington NHS Macmillan everyone is special!

I love sharing Laughter Yoga with Macmillan because it does make a big difference even if it is only the tiniest of spark for embracing laugther in life that is ignited.

We WILL beat Cancer!

If you would like to know more about coping with life, stress management, team building, and other key factors in work and life, using Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy please contact me via email, lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Leader – a great choice for life

The courses are booming with laughter-willing people and the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London in March closed early for registrations.

In all the years I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers there is no better sensation than watching the change in people from first entering the room until they leave the course in the afternoon of the final day.

Even if it stops there. Even if the new Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders change their minds about sharing Laughter Yoga with others, even if they only came for themselves – to reconnect with their joy and their true laughter, that is okay.

There is opportunity for adding skills to bring to work, to start your own business with new methods added, changing communities, workplaces, families, and more.

However, re-igniting your joy and your laughter is the core of the training.

The rest is just ‘glitter on top’.

Please get in touch about our 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader and 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher courses, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Coach Training in Durham

Gibberish training is awesome!

There is no other word for it because it is mind-moving, fun, serious, challenging, and most of all it is triggering new ideas and visions.

It has been a few years since the 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach training ran in North-East and now we are back.

Read more about the training and make sure you book it on time www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach.

Special price is £75 and you can book in the UnitedMind Online Shop.

Laughter Yoga at the 2020 Olympics

One Minute Laughter for World Peace at the Opening of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Laughter Yoga leaders from Japan have already had two successful meetings with the officials’ in charge of the opening ceremony in Tokyo.

To support the petition please sign via link.

Miss Dee runs for Miss Drag UK

Miss Drag UK is happening in Folkestone on 10th March 2019.

There will be Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers plus one Master Trainer to support Miss Dee Licious. Our very own Laughter Yoga Teacher, Mr dod, has been touring Norfolk to spread awareness of his special brand.

If you cannot make it to Folkestone you may still be able to support the great cause of diversity. Laughter Yoga is all about inclusion!

Visit Mr dod and Miss Dee and show your support on www.mrdodfitness.com.

Laughter Club International (UK)

A reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 3rd March at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

So exciting that we were joined in February by Orlando and Radwa who are MA Student at University of Westminster doing a radio project.

There are over 110 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find details.

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 Certified Training Formula

Accreditation is coming!

Together with some great Laughter Yoga Teachers I train individuals and teams all over the world to lead laughter sessions as Laughter Yoga Leaders or Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The Laughter Yoga Training is certified with an international certificate issued by Laughter Yoga International and co-signed by your teacher(s).

Getting the training accredited is a big step in standardising the way we teach Laughter Yoga in the UK and how we bring the techniques to people as a tool approved for CPD purposes.

Watch this space, it is happening!

The training that is currently being reviewed is

  • 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Laughter Therapist Training

This is exciting news at a time when mental and physical health is top of the priority list for many workplaces and public sector organisations.

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga to another level of natinowide approval within the education system.

If you would like to train with me I would love to teach you and share my 16 years experience with you in London (together with Mel Bloch), St. Albans, Durham, Preston and your venue if you want to organise your own dates with your group of minimum 4 people, as well as one-on-one in Hemel Hempstead.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training:

  • 07-08 March 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175 – FULL
  • 25-26 April 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 02-03 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 11-12 May 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 29-30 August 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep 2019 Laughter Yoga Leader Durham £175
  • and more dates

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and is a requirement for the Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training:

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training £850

Please make your booking via secure link on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher.

Book your training on time

Laughter Yoga is for everyone!

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, workplace, community or business, the training courses are fantastic and so useful in life and at work.

Personal and professional development at its best!

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teaches Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher
    • London, St. Albans, Preston, 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
    • Hemel Hempstead
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • Hemel Hempstead, 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

  • 07-08 March Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 25-26 April Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 02-03 May Laughter Yoga Leader Preston £175
  • 11-12 May Laughter Yoga Leader St Albans £175
  • 20-21 June Laughter Yoga Leader London £175
  • 07-08 Sep Laughter Yoga Leader 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

  • 21-25 July 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 12-16 August 2019 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 28 Oct-1 Nov 2019 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 24-28 February 2020 in Hemel Hempstead NON-residential £650
  • 06-10 July 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850
  • 26-30 October 2020 in Hemel Hempstead £850

Fees for residential training are including accommodation.

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)

  • 24-25 August 2019 St Albans £550 early bird

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

  • 04 May 2019 10am-5pm Durham £75
  • 01 June 2019 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

  • 09 March 2019 10am-5pm Hemel Hempstead £95
  • 15 March 2019 10am-3:30pm 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.

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 certified training courses please contact us via info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 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.