Laughter News November 2017

Welcome to November 2017

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • A brief overview of our November diary
  • Introducing: Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute
  • Laughing with MS Society
  • Laughter Conferences in the UK and elsewhere
  • Laughter Yoga Training with Your Everyday Laughter Queen
  • Laugh with us in the Laughter Club International (St. Albans)
  • FIND dates easily for teacher, leader, therapist, coach, Gibberish!
  • Laughter Association UK – the official body for Laughter Professionals

We look forward to telling you all about what we are up to with laughter!

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 Your Everyday Laughter Queen, Laughter Yoga Ltd UK, Laughter Conference UK, and World Laughter Day UK and please visit us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

A brief overview of our November 2017 diary

Just a quick overview of events in November to give you an idea of availability:

  • 1 November – Laughter Workshop with organisation working to give families with diable members equal opportunities
  • 6 November – Corporate Laughter Workshop in London
  • 10 November – Corporate Laughter Workshop in Peterborough
  • 18-19 November – Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Durham
  • 24-25 November – Laughter Yoga Teacher Training Days in Coventry
  • 26-30 November – Laughter Friends in Denmark
  • 29 November – Certified Laughter Yoga Coach Training
  • Business Experts Programme on Wednesdays from 12noon-2pm
  • Laughter Therapist Training on Thursdays from 4pm-9pm
  • Laughter Club in St Albans at 6:45-7:45pm on Wednesdays in November

I travel all over the country to share laughter and joy with individuals and workplace – you are closer than you may think! I will happily make more room for your events!

Or if you are interested in training your team at your own dates, a real bonus for your organisation to have Laughter Professionals as part of your workplace health team.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Introducing: Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA)

The Playing Human Conference on 27-28 September 2018 is promising a variety of awesome speakers from around the world.

In September we started introducing these awesome individuals and their organisations, and this month we have another treat in store for you.

Please join me in welcoming Patch Adams, MD, Founder of Gesundheit Institute – the Father of Clown Doctors.

When I met Patch Adams first time in Copenhagen in August 2006 I decided to bring him to the UK and we were almost 100 Laughter Yoga Professionals who played with him in London this year in April.

Patch brings fun and connection to every day and every relationship. There is a real curiosity about and compassion for everyone lurking in Dr Patch when he speaks and plays with us which makes each and every person feel special. If he can do it, we can do it is the sense you get from spending time with him. It really is as simple as that, you just connect with people from a place of love and giving instead of all the other things we know too well which don’t work.

Patch Adams was made world famous in the movie Patch Adams where Robin Williams played his character but he is real, Patch Adams is a man who happened to fall in love with humanity and still lives his life from love and fun, waking up to happy days.

He is an internationally known speaker on wellness, humor, and joy.

“Extraordinary! A man I can look up to and respect,” “Incredibly mind blowing and memorable,” and “Inspiring, amazing human being – invaluable to hear first-hand,” are all testimonies of people who have had the chance to hear Dr. Patch Adams, the real man behind the hit Hollywood film Patch Adams.

“The most radical act one can commit is to be happy.” Patch Adams, M.D., Founder of Gesundheit Institute

It is amazing to watch and learn from Patch Adams as he shares his pearls of wisdom, and regardless whether you are a Laughter Professional, Clown Doctor, Artist, Health Worker, or interested in life in general, his workshop comes highly recommended and brings different aspects to how to lead a happy and forfilling life.

“Patch set new standards for the event as a speaker. He was mind blowing and raised the event to new heights.”

Graham Anderson, Saxton Management Group Pty Ltd, Australia

Please visit Patch on www.patchadams.org to learn more about his work.

The Playing Human Conference programme is ready and you can book the full 2-day conference or perhaps you can only join us on one of the days. Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

Programme for the two days:

Day 1 – 27 Sep 2018

Day 2 – 28 Sep 2018

09:15 Doors open for registration 10:00 Welcome back
10:00 Welcome 10:05 Pady O’Connor of Mee Mee Theatre (UK)
10:10 Robert Holden of The Happiness Project (UK) 11:30 Coffee Break
11:10 Coffee Break 11:45 Leif Hansen of Spark Interaction (USA)
11:30 Linda Leclerc of HAHA Sisterhood (Canada) 13:15 Lunch Break
12:30 Lunch Break 14:15 Shonette Bason of Spread the Happiness (UK)
13:30 Patch Adams of Gesundheit Institute (USA) 15:15 Merv Neal of Laughter Yoga Australia (Australia)
17:00 Finishing the day 16:15 Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day (UK)
Maybe something for the evening… 17:00 Finishing the conference

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughing with MS Society

I spoke about Laughter Yoga and Neurological Disorders at the Laughter Yoga Open Day in Birmingham on 28 October. I have shared laughter with many, many groups who focus on bringing health to people living with so many neurologically affecting conditions.

Over 100,000 people live with MS in UK.

MS Soriety is my ‘heart-child’ as we would call it in Danish as I have a long standing family connection with Multiple Sclerosis which has taken me on a path later in life to share laughter for health and healing with people who are on a life long journey of health challenges and I firmly believe that we can change the course of our health through choosing laughter as a daily practice although there are many skeptics and no research in the area of MS and Laughter Yoga.

I hope this will chance very soon!

You can read my story on www.lottemikkelsen.com if you wish.

Two groups at the MS event in Wrexham had the opportunity of laughing together with me and find new ways forward. What a true blessing and privilege to laugh wtih over 30 people living with MS. The difference laughter makes, and the feeling when you get the laughter into your body to nurture your muscles and give you a feel-good workout is outstanding.

The keynote earlier in the day who talked about research in the area of MS mentioning the immune system and how we can help ourselves through exercises and other means was a direct connector to Laughter Yoga as this is exactly what we do! Laughter Yoga gives your immune system a real boost through lowering stress chemicals. The workout we get when guffawing into the depth of our abdomen is real and easy to do.

MS is not the only condition we battle!

Laughter Yoga can alleviate a lot of discomfort and pain.

If you have any questions or need more information about the laughing with your organisation, service users, staff, volunteers, and other interest groups, about Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Conferences in the UK and elsewhere

The Laughter Yoga Open Day was a place for shared laughter and great presentations with serious content.

Laughter Ambassador Maggie Thompson of Merrie Maggie’s Laughter Yoga had pur energy and effort into creating a day full of a diverse range of information and laughter experiences. A huge thank you goes out to her for her work and enthusiasm, persistence and perseverance.

Laughter Yoga brings people beautifully together!

  • Next European Laughter Yoga event is the International Laughter Yoga Congress in Paris 13-15 April 2018
  • And next conference with Laughter Yoga content in London is The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Conferences, Laughter Yoga, our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Yoga Training with Your Everyday Laughter Queen

 When you laugh you remove obstacles between people and although it does not remove problems and differences completely it does create the change you need to move forward with everything and everyone in peace.

Practicing Laughter Yoga requires discipline just like with every other habit we create, whether it is exercise, dietary, work or other things we maintain. However, there is a lot of support and a lot of easy ways to add little bouts of laughter and truly feel the benefits in all areas of life. Some people say we laugh for no reason when if fact we laugh for very good reasons, the health and therapeutic benefits. What we do with laughter, though, is make it independent on something funny – we simply choose to laugh even when we are not in the mood.

Why?

Because it creates instant change in mood and in perception of what we face.

If you have already been in touch about training in the past please re-connect. Find out where and when you can learn to let laughter in to brighten your days and everyone else’s days.

Dates and places are listed further down this page but please do contact me to find out more and if there is a special offer for special you!

Laughter training is amazing whether you are few or many in your class!Please do come and learn from me and with me – I promise you I know what I am talking about and I know what I am doing, practically Laughter Yoga – which I bring to you in every workshop and every training.

And although an authority in this space I say it with a humble, grateful heart.

There are regular Laughter Clubs running around the country and it would be fantastic to add your Laughter Club to the map when you start this rewarding group for your near and dear and for your community.

Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK.

If you have any questions or need more information about our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

So please do get in touch with your everyday Laughter Queen on email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 08001214714 or mobile 07736341717.

Come and laugh at The Laughter Club International (St. Albans)

It has been a while since The Laughter Club in St. Albans laughed and we are excited to kick off three months of Wednesday laughter.

We will laugh inside in The Lounge at

  • Greenwood Park Community Centre
    Tippendell Lane
    Chiswell Green
    St Albans
    AL2 3HW

There is plenty of parking space both at the front and when you drive around to the back. Bus 724 takes you from St. Albans City Centre (and rail station) to The Three Hammers which is just a 5-minute walk from Greenwood Park.

We meet on the following dates from 6:45pm to 7:45pm

  • November: Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December: Wednesdays 6, 20

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Yoga, the laughter club, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Dates and places for Certified Laughter Training

UnitedMind teach the courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga TeacherLondon, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online

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

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

  • 18-19 November 2017 in Durham £175 early /£225
  • 01, 08, 15, 22 December Online Laughter Leader Training £175
  • 07-08 December 2017 in London £175 early / £225
  • 20-21 January 2018 in St Albans £175 early / £225
  • 17-18 February 2018 in Durham £175 early / £225
  • 01-02 March 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader London £175 early / £225
  • 05-06 April 2018 Laughter Yoga Leader Blackpool £175 early / £225
  • 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

  • 22-26 January 2018 in Hemel Hempstead £775 incl stay early / £995 full fee
  • 09-13 July 2018 in Hemel Hempstead £775 incl stay early / £995 full fee

Fees for residential training are including accommodation (only applies to Hemel Hempstead training).

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 (NB 6-12-month programme)

  • 21-22 April 2018 £550 early /£750
  • 19-20 May 2018 Blackpool £550 early / £750
  • 08-09 September 2018 Durham £550 early / £750

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

  • 30 January 2018 10am-3:30pm Online £95 early / £150
  • 24 February 2018 10am-5pm St Albans £95 early /£150
  • 10 March 2018 10am-5pm Durham £95 early / £150
  • 07 April 2018 10am-5pm Blackpool £95 early / £150

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

  • 28 November 2017 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, 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.

Laughter Association UK – your official body

It has been a little over a year since Laughter Association UK first created and went on to officially being launched on 1 January 2017. Laughter Association is the official body for Laughter Professionals in the UK ensuring best practices at all times.

Laughter Association UK is constantly raising standards within the line of work the organisation operates in – for members and for clients.

There is a rise in the number of people who seek out Laughter Professionals via the website on www.laughterassociation.co.uk and finding someone to run laughter workshops and training via Laughter Association UK is a great way to ensure the quality of the work provided.

If you have any questions or need more information about Laughter Association UK, the members, or how to become a member, please contact the organisation on email, info@laughterassociation.co.uk.