Laughter News November 2016

Welcome to November 2016

…and news from UnitedMind Ltd., Laughter Yoga Ltd., Gibberish Communications Ltd., and The Laughter Club International (UK).

Information in this newsflash about

  • CBBC Operation OUCH! Hospital Takeover
  • ISMA National Stress Awareness Day
  • A note on laughing with people living with cancer
  • Certified Gibberish Coach
  • Laughter Training – the real deal!
  • Dates for teacher, coach, leader, therapist courses!

Our newsletter is a combination of news, stories and upcoming events. We hope you will enjoy our content on a monthly basis, and look forward to seeing you on courses and training, workshops, Laughter Clubs or other laughter events.

Please also feel free to follow the scribbles about laugh life and life in general on The Laughter Blog as well as The Healthy Laughing Blog.

And just to mention

Our pages are constantly going through changes so please feel free to stop at StaffLaugh, Gibberish Communications, Life Healer, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

CBBC Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover

EXCITING!

CBBC have now confirmed the transmission dates for the new series Operation Ouch! Hospital Takeover.

Excitingly the episode that we and the investigation in to laughter feature in is…

Episode 1!

This episode will be aired on Monday 31st October at 5pm on CBBC.

You can also catch up with it on Iplayer.!

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and the benefits of practicing laughter for no reason, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

ISMA National Stress Awareness Day

Stress can be a real killer, both in the workplace and in our day to day lives.

Stress Awareness Day was established by ISMA (Interntational Stress Manament Association), where UnitedMind holds a Corporate Membership, and is held on the second Wednesday of November every year.

This year on Wednesday 2 November 2016

UnitedMind are keen to promote and emphasise the importance of bringing laughter for wellness, team bonding, and stress management into the workplace, and we are happy that the theme for this year’s focus on stress is ‘Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment’.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughter and handling stress, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughing with People living with Cancer

Throughout the year I have had the privilege to laugh with a large number of groups and organisations supporting people living with cancer.

There is a real stigma surrounding the topic of laughing when you experience cancer yourself or your near and dear ones have been diagnosed.

In my work with various groups and individuals I never intend to offend anyone or be arrogant about the work I do, and I take it very seriously when it comes to the benefits of laughing and allowing ourselves to experience true catharsis.

Laughter offers great release.

But we find ways to avoid laughing because of old conditioning telling us it is inappropriate or insulting.

Yet laughter is more appropriate than anything when faced with challenges!

In October one of the workshops for a cancer information day was nearly cancelled because of low expectations to turn-out. I am happy to say that we kept it in the programme and the turnout was almost a whopping 40 people who came to laugh (as well as hear from the doctors).

There is ALWAYS room for laughter!

Especially when we try to cope.

If you have any questions or need more information about laughing with cancer, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Certified Gibberish Coach

You may think it is pure nonsense – or you may not have any thoughts about Gibberish whatsoever.

However, if you do think it is nonsense, you are right!

But there is more to Gibberish than nonsense…

It is a complete skillset that allows you to communicate from a different perspective than the usual one of defence and control, being right and attacking.

Through the use of Gibberish we tap into resources of playful attitude, unresolved anger, frustration, unexpressed joy, and we cathart – we let it out and let it go without hurting anyone!

The Certified Gibberish Training Day is fun and serious at the same time as we talk through the basics and learn through exercises.

This day is available to book in Durham, St. Albans, online, or as a training day for your team.

Never underestimate the power of Gibberish in a team, in a workplace, in a relationship, in a family, everywhere.

Just to recap on the available dates:

  • 26 November 2016 in Durham £95 early / £150
  • 26 January 2017 Online £95 early / £150
  • 19 March 2017 in St Albans £95 early / £150
  • Your workplace or with your group at date(s) to suit you!

For more information for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

To book your place please visit our Online Shop.

Laughter Training – the real deal!

It has been four years since I facilitated the first 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK.

This video is from the first students who went on to become successful Laughter Yoga Teachers:

As Laughter Yoga Master Trainer I feel truly blessed to work with inspiring and motivated people who go from being leaders to becoming teachers.

They take on communities, countries, universes to pave the way for positive change, and I am with them, with you, all the way.

Laughter Yoga Leaders take the initial step towards sharing laughter on a big scale and the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training is just the beginning. It is the course where you find out if this is for you and you discover how you can create a positive impact in your own life as well as those you encounter.

Laughter Yoga Teachers mean business even moreso as they come with a determination to create more Laughter Yoga Leaders so the ripple effect of the laughter work we all do become multiplied.

When you train you learn to bring therapeutic laughter into areas of your life where it makes a real difference.

The workshops I have been fortunate to be invited to run have been with the NHS, Cancer Trusts, Universities, MS Society, Care Homes, Private Companies, Large Corporations, Banks, Media Companies, TV Production Companies, Health Organisations and many more plus those I have passed onto my Certified Leaders and Teachers. And that is only in 2016!

Are you looking to learn Laughter Yoga?

Wait no longer!

If you would like to join the Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers and start bringing laughter to yourself, your clients, team, organisation or home, or if you would like more information about Laughter Training for you or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Or book your training on www.unitedmind.co.uk/shop/.

Dates for Certified Laughter Training

I teach in London, St Albans, Blackpool, Durham, and online.

Remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about as well as those you work with.

Our courses run in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    • London
    • St. Albans
    • Blackpool
    • Durham
    • Online
    • Your venue
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    • Hemel Hempstead
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
    • Your venue
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
    • Durham
    • Online
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans
    • Durham
    • Online

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

  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE in January 2017 – 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 18-19 February 2017 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • 02-03 March 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 April 2017 in London £150 early /£200
  • 13-14 May 2017 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 05-06 October 2017 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • NEW Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Fees are excluding accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training) which you must book separately on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

Laughter Therapist

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist (NB 6/12-month programme)

  • 10-11 December 2016 St Albans £495 early / £795
  • 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2017 Online £495 early / £795
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £795
  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £795

Laughter Yoga Coach

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training and 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach/ and www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

2-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training

  • 07-08 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £150 early /£200

1-day Certified Laughter Coaching Training
for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Teachers

  • 01 December 2016 10am-3pm Online £95 early /£150

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 excluding travel and accommodation costs. 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 mobile 07736 341 717.

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