Laughter News May 2020

Welcome to May 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. May Diary and Corporate Workshops
  2. May Thought from Yours Truly
  3. World Laughter Day 2020 and Laughter Club in St Albans on Zoom
  4. Wine Women Wisdom – working together
  5. Online Laughter Training and workshops
  6. The Accredited Training Formula
  7. 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…

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.

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The May Diary and Corporate Workshops

Corporate events are now streaming in and running online on Zoom, Google, and other platforms, so our diary is looking busy with training and workshops becoming regular again – albeit online.

Picture by Emma Lawton

There are many online events to take part in as well as organise onine laughter for any new or scheduled events with your team, group or workplace.

We connect easily through laughter and help each other cope with the day-to-day life during lockdown.

Get your teams and whole organisation engaged in lighthearted laughter online. The sessions are professional and engaging so even if we have to wait sharing laughter in person we still benefit.

Get in touch about corporate laughter workshops online on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk or phone 07736341717.

I am here to cheer!

Meanwhile please also follow UnitedMind Laughter Yoga on Social Media.

Once we are ready to share spaces in person again I will once again 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

Our teachers are looking forward to getting back into meeting and connecting in person, and hope to be delivering your workshops and training in due course.

They are super-knowledgable, fun, intelligent, relatable, kind and professional, making sure you get maximum value from your training choice(s).

Our training courses are scheduled in London, St. Albans, Durham and Preston throughout the year.

However, at the moment training is started online with in-person completion when we are back to classroom training.

We can deliver 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.

May Thought from Yours Truly

It seems not long ago since we were sharing laughter in London and across the UK at conferences, workshops and training events.

For some, the time is whizzing by towards new ideas and venues, and for others it is snailing its way to something unknown that even feels unreal.

April saw a boom in the number of events, both laughter and other types, coming to life on Zoom, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Google and many other platforms.

It is super-encouraging to experience the connection we all build via the online methods.

It is a time to share life and to let go of differences. For me it is also a lesson in letting go of thinking it is enough that I reach out because if someone is not willing to take the hand in peace then I cannot force an outcome of re-connection.

There is growth and learning in all relationships and all we do in life, whether we are willing to face it or not yet ready.

Little nagging issues where details have already gone missing over time become even more insignificant in the bigger scheme of things where we need to stand together, just like we do in the UK on Thursday evenings when we celebrate and cheer for our National Health Services and their people.

The current situation is an ideal moment in time for reflection and replenishing, removal of stuck patterns, resetting our self and recharging our light so we can shine on into the world with compassion and heart.

As mentioned Laughter Yoga Professionals from around the world spend their days sharing laughter online, connecting far and near in many languages. One thing is clear, laughter is the same regardless which origin you have and we become one when we share this universal language and values.

If you read my April Newletter you may remember that on 21 March I broke my left wrist. Since then I have been posting 1-minute videos I am posting on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to cheer myself and hoping to inspire others to cope cheerfully in your and their situations. The videos are coming to an end on Saturday 2 May when the cast is coming off.

Week 1 and week 4 are available on YouTube and you can watch the fourth week below – if you wish…

Things happen and we cope to our best ability.

Having a daily practice of Laughter Yoga has helped me tremendously through ups and downs in terms of shifting my perspective and becoming more resourceful.

And remember, if ever there is a time to laugh it is when we are facing challenges. When we stand together, even at a physical distance, we can overcome the most amazing things, and our world will be vibrating at highest frequency of joy, love, laughter and grace.

Love, Laughter and Peace

Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen

Your Everyday Laughter Queen #youreverydaylaughterqueen

World Laughter Club 3 May 2020

The world will be celebrating World Laughter Day on Sunday 3 May 2020.

I am very excited to announce that Dr Madan Kataria, Founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement, will be joining us to share his message for the world on World Laughter Day.

Please join us at 1pm on

There are many other World Laughter Day celebrations run by Laughter Yoga Professionals in the UK, please visit www.worldlaughterday.co.uk/news to find an overview of the schedule for the day.

One final thing to mention is the idea of Laughter Coach and Life Coach Sian Roach in Wales who in co-operation with Pete Cann, who created the video, came up with an amazing online happening to celebrate World Laughter Day 2020, the #passthelaugh telephone laughter chain.

 

Laughter Club International (UK)

We are moving to Zoom in May, too, and still hope to be back in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans in the not too distant future.

Our usual Laughter Club meetings are on First Sunday every month at 1pm-2-2:30pm – please do join us!

  • Next time will hopefully be very soon

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.

Wine, Women and Wisdom

I am excited to introduce a new business relationship with two inspirational entrepreneurs looking to bring change and opportunity to fellow business women through sharing their wisdom.

Wine, Women and Wisdom is the creation of Adrienne Saunders (Yes You Can Training) and Kerrie Maitland (Positive Dimensions Career Coaching).

In the comfort and safety of you own home Wine, Women and Wisdom virtual sessions provide their audience with an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life and join a group of likeminded women.

Each Wednesday at 7pm they welcome an amazing speaker, sharing their wisdom, we laugh, we learn and we inspire one another.

On 6th May 2020 Lotte Mikkelsen, UnitedMind Laughter Yoga in London and UK, will facilitate a Laughter Session with this inspirational group.

Intrigued to know more please click on the link https://bit.ly/winewomenandwisdom.

Adrienne Saunders, Transformational Coach and founder of Yes You Can Training:

“I help women not only overcome their fear of public speaking, but be able to enjoy their moment of spotlight through teaching them the techniques they need to get to know themselves better and how they react to the world.”

Read more about Yes You Can Training on www.yyctraining.com.

Kerrie Maitland, Career Coach, and founder of Positive Dimensions:

“I empower women to make career changes with confidence and clarity. I help them answer the questions, manage the fears and remove the risk so they can be more fulfilled in their work and find greater happiness.”

Read more about Positive Dimensions on www.positivedimensions.co.uk.

Laughter Leader Training Online

In 2010 UnitedMind launched online training as a means for people to learn Laughter Yoga when there was no option for them in terms of suitable dates and venues.

This is a great option and the online training is VERY popular – especially at the moment.

The online training is facilitated face to face via webcam on Zoom over 4 sessions which takes you through the full Laughter Leader programme covering the content of the 2-day in-person Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

In order to complete Laughter Yoga International certification the course must be completed on Day-2 of the in-person training at a venue and dates scheduled, whether it is in London, St Albans, Durham or Preston.

The full certification on Day-2 is also a requirement for completing the additional accreditation.

Why is online Laughter Training available then if you have to complete in person?

Sometimes it is simply important to start the journey with Laughter Yoga and there are no other options than to start online.

You are given the tools and skills to start you own laughter practice and start learning the structure of a session as you practice with your friends and family.

The online training provides you with the skills and experience to run online laughter club sessions and it prepares you for completion of your training.

UnitedMind fully support our students and colleagues in completing their training to high levels without compromising quality and standards.

You can book your online training on the following dates from 10am-12:30am, or get in touch to organise your own dates and time to suit you via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/4-week-online-laughter-leader-training/:

  • Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 10am-12:30pm
  • Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 5pm-7:30pm
  • Fasttrack on 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd June 10am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd June 5pm-7:30pm
  • Thursdays 14th, 21st, 28th May, 4th June 5pm-7:30pm

You can book the training at £195 to include Day-2 in person when available. Or book online at £125 and then pay an additional £100 when you book Day-2 once availability is back.

Day-2 is a REQUIREMENT for the Laughter Yoga International certification as well as being eligible for Accreditation.

Laughter Coach Training Online

For Laughter Yoga Teachers there is the opportunity to learn the method for facilitating Laughter One-On-One Coaching.

You will learn to conduct an 8-week Laughter Coaching programme with individual clients as well as groups.

It is an ideal programme to offer for long-term workshop programmes to your clients, and also for developing your own Daily Laughter Practice as a Laughter Yoga Teachers.

The following dates are currently scheduled and you can book via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogacoach/:

  • 16 May 2020 Online on Zoom from 10am to 3:30pm
  • 25 July 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • 05 September 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • Or you can schedule your own date

The Laughter Coach Training is accredited. Accreditation critea are listed on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/courses/.

Business Experts Online

How to you brand yourself in times of change and make yourself stand out?

The Business Expert Programme provides an opportunity for you to turn your business around and focus on what is important for you and your market/clients.

Full details of the programme are on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/business-experts/.

The following dates are currently scheduled and you can book via https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/business/:

  • 1, 8, 15 and 22 June 2020 Online on Zoom from 10am to 12noon
  • 13 June 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • 14 November 2020 Hemel Hempstead from 10am to 5pm
  • Or you can schedule your own date

For more information about online training and online workshops please contact us on info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 or 08001214714.

The Accredited Training Formula

Accreditation means our courses are recognised 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 which is 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, 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 – when possible, of course.

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.

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…

Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the dates listed further down this page 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 dates listed further down 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, as well as join us at our annual Laughter Yoga Teacher Reunion.

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.

Rescheduled Events

The following training and workshop events have been rescheduled:-

  • 2-3 April Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Preston – moved to 6-7 August
  • 4 April The Inner Spirit of Laughter in Stanmore – moved to 8 August
  • 1 May Gibberish Training in Bristol – moved to 19 September
  • 5-7 June The Playing Human Conference 2020 – moved to 3-5 June 2022

In the meantime you can start your Laughter Yoga Training online!

Many courses and workshops are taking place online over May, June, July and moving forward will stay part of the learning opportunity. UnitedMind have delivered online training since 2010.

Please get in touch about The Playing Human Conference & The International LAFTAS, our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events via email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

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