Laughter News May 2021

Welcome to May 2021

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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 May News we share the following…

  1. Make More of May from Yours Truly
  2. Join Sha Hussain and Lotte Mikkelsen when we celebrate World Laughter Day
    with mindfulness and Laughter Yoga for HR Professionals on 30 April
  3. Feeling comfortable and confident being in the room
  4. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
    and World Laughter Day in May
    Oldies but Goodies – the all important:
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders
  6. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  7. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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Make More of May from Yours Truly

Spring is showing its beautiful face in Britain and people are shedding the layers.

As we venture out to enjoy the growing warmth from the sun we leave dreary thoughts behind and go smiling forward with new hope.

As I reflected on the past many months (which I do regularly) I realised I have not been in London since March 2020.

The days when I was teaching and running workshops in person 4-5 times a week, seems longer ago yet it is such a short time in an adult life.

However, there are other challenges ahead than travelling to London. Things that are bigger than one person and with the increase in the mental health reality among otherwise seemingly healthy people we are entering May when we bring focus to this part of our lives with Mental Health Awareness Week from 10th to 16th May

We all have mental health.

We all hold responsibility for self care, in nurturing ourselves, or we cannot be there for those we love who are unable to get through the shifts.

How can we make more of May?

Everything in life is about being present. I think we forgot for a long time and became more present in the past year.

Present to life’s challenges, present to news we did not like, present to each other long distance, present to a challenge many faced like an ostrich, present to loneliness, present to phobias.

Maybe more importantly, we have become present to community, connection, love and what ties us together.

That, my reading friend, is worth making more of in May!

Share laughter, share joy, share tears, share openness, share your story.

Wishing you good physical, emotional and mental health.

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

World Laughter Day 30 April Preview with Sha and Lotte

Lotte Mikkelsen, leading Laughter Yoga expert, and Sha Hussain, award-winning wellbeing consultant, are once again teaming up to bring you a mental wellbeing check-in and Laughter Yoga session.

Every year World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May and this year we bring our special recipe to you in preparation for the day.

Sha and I thoroughly enjoyed hosting almost 100 HR professionals in January and hope you will be joining us on Friday 30th April at 11am-12:15pm.

Register your place on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-wellbeing-check-in-and-laughter-yoga-webinar-tickets-150986928969

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

Feeling comfortable and confident being in the room

As we are facing changes to our lives in lockdown circumstances, with less restrictions being introduced to our movement in society, there may be many questions arising.

Online laughter workshops and laughter training has been and continue to be very popular and UnitedMind experts are booked well into the year for online events with corporate business and organisations around the country and world.

With an investment in setup and infrastructure allowing staff to work comfortably from home online sessions will continue to play a big part in maintaining staff health on physical, mental and emotional levels.

The benefits to workplaces are central to productivity, less absenteism, staff retention, teamwork and stress management.

Laughter Yoga is not only about the laughter, there is a depth that can be experienced in online as well as in-person sessions.

The past years has shown a tremendous rise in the number of workshops booked for teams and groups, organisations and corporations. Key to many of these sessions has been the possibility and opportunity to connect people across borders, countries, continents without relying on traveling to venues thereby limiting the connection with colleagues around the globe.

Online workshops will continue to connect people at work!

When people are once again given permission to be together in office spaces we can once again share laughter in person. However, with this opportunity for connection in the same space we are also keen to make it a safe experience.

UnitedMind and our partners do all we can to ensure participants in our workshops and training feel confident, comfortable, and secure in the groups we facilitate.

If you are in doubt whether online or in person is right for you please contact us and we will discuss the options available.

Listening is what we do!

For information about our workshops, programmes and training, and to work with us please get in touch via email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 0800 12 14 714 or 07736 341 717.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

The Laughter Club in St Albans is sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month at 1pm-1:30pm!

Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.

We are serious about laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Friday 30 April 2021 at 11am-12:15pm World Laughter Day Preview
  • Sunday 2 May 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm WORLD LAUGHTER DAY
  • Sunday 6 June 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm

A Laughter Club is just like a fitness session and we encourage you to pay as you can to www.paypal.me/unitedmind.

Thank you for your kindness.

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 Telephone Laughter Club IS a great wake-up call

The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am.

Change your outlook and you will change your life!

The full story of The Telephone Laughter Club in the UK can be read on www.lottemikkelsen.com/laughter-ms.

Please subscribe and support The Telephone Laughter Club by donating the annual fee of £30 to keep it going every weekday morning from 7am-7:10am. You can subscribe via www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/subscriptions.

Laughter Teacher Training including Online Prep

Just a reminder of the training available to Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders this summer.

The training in July 2021 little extras lined up which allow you to start your training online to prepare you for the days we will be spending together. We start this month!

The course will start with 10 online 1-hour sessions before we continue with the full training in person on Monday 5 July:

  • 25th April Lesson 1 Laughter yoga for seniors 
  • 2nd May Lesson 2 Laughter Yoga for School children 
  • 9th May Lesson 3 Laughter Yoga in Business 
  • 16th May Lessons 4 Laughter Yoga in Hospitals and Health care
  • 23rd May Lesson 5 Laughter Yoga for People living with Special Needs
  • 30th May Lesson 6 Gibberish workshop 
  • 6th June Lesson 7 Which training programs you can offer 
  • 13th June Lesson 8 Promotion, marketing, PR, and presentation skills 
  • 20th June Lesson 9 Creating new exercises 
  • 27th June Lesson 10 Inner Spirit of Laughter 

As the second special extra, flights permitting, my good friend and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Colleague, Linda Leclerc, from Canada will be joining me teaching the course this summer.

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogateacher/.

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is deep and expansive for your mind, your heart and for your soul.

You will learn how to be a great leader, teacher and facilitator of workshops and training as well as being a teamplayer in a field where we work best when we work together.

Upon completion you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga Teacher Certificate and be eligible for the UnitedMind accredited training certification.

UnitedMind is registered with our insurance company as a training provider which means that our certificates grant you insurance.

When you choose your training provider please make sure you check their credentials as online training methods and courses are not always covered by insurers.

There are a few more requirements if you want the additional accreditation certificate.

Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

FHT Accredited courses from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga are

With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system. This is CPD!

Contact us on email info@unitedmind.co.uk or call 07736341717 for details of Laughter Yoga Training, other courses and other teachers.

The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training

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.

Please note, UnitedMind and UnitedMind Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are the only providers of Accredited Laughter Yoga Training in the UK.

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

Accredited Laughter Yoga Leader

We have waited a long time to be back in the classroom and we will be back in June 2021!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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/):

12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates:

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/) 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 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/):

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.

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/)

Accredited 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/):

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.

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.

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.

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