Laughter News March 2020

Welcome to March 2020

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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 March News we share the following…

  1. Brief diary overview
  2. A Thoughtful Pondering from Yours Truly
  3. Meet Anne Rose Hart, The Genius Whisperer
  4. Oxford University Press, Digeo Productions and Laughter Yoga
  5. The Transformational Moments of Laughter in February
  6. The Inner Spirit of Laughter Workshop in Stanmore
  7. Laughter Club in St Albans, London, and in the UK
  8. The Accredited Training Formula
  9. Secure your 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 2020 diary

March is full of laughter workshops and Laughter Yoga Training around the country.

I cannot wait to share these life transforming skills that offer so much positive change for preparing to live life fully.

I travel to where laughter is needed and where there are people willing to share laughter.

Give the gift of laughter to someone you care about all year.

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

Available in London, across the UK, and Elsewhere

Teaching with Laughter Yoga Teacher, Jan Turner, in Durham

Our teachers are busy and with good reason, they are super-knowledgable, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston. However, we can run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Mental health is a priority for many businesses and communities, we all have mental health, and Laughter Yoga provides a platform for maintaining a healthy outlook with a perspective full of opportunity for positive change.

Not only on sign-posted days, the focus is all year round.

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 the most suitable Laughter Facilitator for you so please look beyond our diary when you are looking to organise a Laughter Workshop or Laughter Yoga Training for your group.

Together we are stronger and more able to address your requirements!

All Laughter Yoga training provided by UnitedMind Laughter Yoga Teachers is certified by Laughter Yoga International.

In additon all Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training programmes from UnitedMind are accredited and approved for professional CPD in the UK by FHT.

Ask for a list of UnitedMind Approved Teachers and always check your teacher’s credentials.

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

A Thought from Yours Truly

When you share laughter you connect with your heart and the heart of those in the shared laughter space.

Kindness and love springs from our hearts and we become non-judgmental in that moment of connection and joy through our laughter-self-expression.

Too much fear of all sorts is surrounding us and it is a mind-thing that we can disconnect from when we start practicing our daily laughter.

Laughing takes you beyond overthinking and enables you to see past what you find challenging. The challenges are still there but they become easier to get through when you laugh. Even when at first you pretend to laugh.

Film Maker and Laughter Yoga Professional, Albert Nerenberg, created film, “You are what you act”.

Well, you ARE what you act and your acting takes you from fake laughter to real laughter in a very short time.

Laughter Yoga is nothing short of a transformational miracle that happens at the curve of your lips.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

The Playing Human Conference – June 2020!

The Playing Human Conference 2018 brought unbelievable joy and a real sense of community and connection to us all in London. See for yourself…

Now for the really exciting thing about 5-7 June 2020!

The key note speakers for The Playing Human Conference and Laughter Yoga 25 Anniversary in London on 5-7 June 2020 are truly awesome human beings who are coming to share their wisdom, their spirit and their playful hearts with us.

Please meet Anne Rose Hart!

Anne Rose Hart is known for her pioneering work in the field of human potential and applied neurophysiology over last decade.

Anne Rose Hart came to our conference many years ago in Manchester and she continues to develop her concept and has taken the world by storm with her revolutionary QUANTUM PLAYTM method for personal transformation.

She uses “playful mindset, playful movement, deep inquiry, and the energy of joy to help evolutionary leaders to unleash their awesomeness and creative power as joyful agents of change”.

To read more about Anne and her work please visit www.annerosehart.com.

Only 44 tickets left!

There are surprises coming up so please keep looking out for introductions as we get closer to the conference in June!

Make sure you book soon as spaces are running out.

Did you notice who is coming to play with us all?

Meet all the speakers on www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference-2020/meet-the-key-notes-2020/.

  • Kate Hull Rodges, HumourUs and Author
  • Sue Haswell, Big Results and Mindfulness Leader
  • Tinny Potty Dindins, Drums and Other Sounds
  • Maggie Irving, Class Clown and Performance Coach
  • Julien Pechot, L’École Internationale du Rire
  • Albert Nerenberg, Film Maker and Laughologist
  • Eser Mutlu, Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Turkey
  • Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Expert
  • Leif Hansen, Playformation Expert at Spark Interaction
  • Shoot from the Hip, Comedy Improv
  • Hocus Pocus Theatre, FUN Clinic
  • Anne Rose Hart, The Genius Whisperer

These truly inspirational people are not only there to talk, they are coming to inspire and move us all with playfulness and attitude!

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.

In June 2019 I took a journey to Oxfordshire to film, together with Digeo Productions, a video about Laughter Yoga for Oxford University students who have English as second language.

Oxford University Press, Digeo Productions

…and Laughter Yoga with Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen.

The project for Oxford University Press was fun and also had its language lessons as well as how to dress for cultural acceptance.

For example I had to learn specific non-threatening lines, not that I use threatening language anyway but formulated in a slightly different way than my daily speech.

The team was supportive and fun to work with and they came out with an amazing video production.

Thank you to Diarmuid and Digeo Productions for making the day fantasticly fun and educational.

If you would like to learn more about Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy please get in touch about training and workshop programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

The Transformational Moments…

…of Laughter in February.

Teaching Laughter Yoga Training to enable others to share Laughter Yoga is a true passion.

Facilitating workshops that create the first spark from connecting through laughter is another passion of mine that helps me understand the dynamics of any type of relationship better.

Last month I shared laughter with small groups of 10 people and large groups of over 500 people as well as all the inbetweens.

The only difference is that there are a few more people to engage with and manage in a Laughter Workshop with more people than less people.

We laughed in London with creative media people, in Whittington Hospital with cancer patients and their families and nurses, we laughed in Newport with Wickes store managers, in Alton with outdoors enthusiasts from Love Her Wild, in Croydon with Mencap, St Albans with Beavers and my weekly Larches Trust group were ready on Thursdays to throw in some good laughs and stories of their activities since last time.

In addition to this I had the fantastic opportunity to for the first time in all these 17 years share Laughter Yoga at a Stag Do. I have run many Hen Party laughter workshops over the year but the Stag Do with 10 Norwegian men coming to London for the weekend was a first and I invited my Laughter Ambassador Colleague, Melanie Bloch, to facilitate with me.

So much fun!

There were many more shared laughs but the essense is that we create change, positivity, and transformation when we let down our inhibitions and barriers.

We allow for something different to happen in our lives…

Laughter makes us feel good when we start laughing together and people like people who make them feel good!

We shared even more laughter at the training in London, St Albans, Durham and Hemel Hempstead with the new Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers who are now ready to take laughter to new places!

Please get in touch about UnitedMind’s training and workshops programmes as well as conferences and networking events, and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714.

The Inner Spirit of Laughter

After working toghether for a number of years in delivering Laughter Yoga Leader Training in London and Laughter Therapist Training in Hertfordshire, Melanie Bloch and I have developed a real nurturing space when we come together with our students.

We have launched our new 1-day workshop, The Inner Spirit of Laughter.

In this workshop you have a real opportunity to dive into your own laughter and discover the hang-ups, stops, inhibitions and more.

Through the discovery you enable yourself to find your true self-expression and way forward with laughter in your life.

“The Bigger Picture”

Connecting deep means your joy and inner spirit of laughter is allowed to surface and your sense of freedom is the true outcome of this workshop.

Spend a day of exploration into laughter, joy and your inner spirit of it all at only £40 in Stanmore.

Booking on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/inner-spirit-of-laughter.

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 First Sunday every month at 1pm-2-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time is 5th April 2020
  • and then 3rd May 2020 World Laughter Day

There are over 130 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 Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are proper approved for CPD!
Always ask for your teachers training credentials.

You are always in good hands with FHT Approved Laughter Yoga Teachers!

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.

You can simply get your certificate and be ready but there are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate. The training is accredited in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Training Accreditation has been 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.

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind are

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

This is truly exciting 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 seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system.

I would love to teach you and share my 17 years experience with you in London, St. Albans, Durham, Preston, Bristol, 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.

The training is outstanding, deep and fun, and since I teach together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher you get two Laughter Ambassadors for the price of one when you join us in London, Durham, St. Albans, and Bristol!

ALWAYS check your teacher’s credentials…

Or contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training

I deliver 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training around the country in London, St Albans, Bristol, Durham and Preston – together with Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers.

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

Our courses are not the only ones in the UK but what sets us apart is our Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation does not happen after two days’ training but you have the opportunity to receive this when you submit your work directly or through your teacher. Always check your teacher’s credentials.

To hear more about the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses and other teachers.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is delivered by the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer in the UK, only.I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Teachers since 2012 and I am feel truly blessed and grateful that these teachers are now the same professionals I co-facilitate Laughter Yoga Leader Training with around the UK.

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

Our courses are the only Laughter Yoga Teacher Training courses running in the UK and they, too, have the Accreditation with FHT, Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Accreditation is a process that comes with adopting a daily laughter practice and you have the opportunity to receive this provided you submit the requirements.

Once accredited you are entitled to deliver 2-day Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader Training and get your name listed on www.laughteryogatraining.co.uk.

To hear more about the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please contact me on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details or for information about other courses.

Book your training on time

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.

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

Accredited 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 – click to choose your dates and venue, some of them are

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/):

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
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 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 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

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/):

1-day Accredited 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 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.

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