Laughter News October 2016

Welcome to October 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • World Mental Health Day
  • Laughter Association UK
  • Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • Laughter Therapy for the health of it
  • Recap on MS Life 2016
  • Recap on World Peace Day 2016
  • 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.

World Mental Health Day 2016

Information from WHO:

“The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, covers “psychological first aid”.

Efforts in support of the day will focus on basic pragmatic psychological support by people who find themselves in a helping role whether they be health staff, teachers, firemen, community workers, or police officers.

Despite its name, psychological first aid covers both psychological and social support.”

The practice of Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy has the potential of bringing about positive change and help people cope with the highs and lows of life.

UnitedMind will be sharing laughter in a number of organisations throughout the UK during October. There is only one World Mental Health Day, yet every day we experience the effect of poor mental and physical health.

We bring focus and change to what matters!

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

Laughter Association UK

Practicing and facilitating laughter workshops, training, and coaching is a real profession.

And we are getting organised to promote our mutual passion for creating lasting change with therapeutic laughter for healthy, happy and stressless living.

The Laughter Association UK is a long-awaited initiative kicked off by UnitedMind. It is still very much in its budding but with members who are highly trained laughter professionals delivering market-ready workshops, training, and coaching to the public and private sectors coming together to create structure and standards that make sense to us all.

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

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

Why would you even consider becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher?

Many people venture onto the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training to find ways to bring more laughter into their lives.

This initial training is a fantastic first step in terms of finding out if Laughter Yoga is for you and also start the discovery of how and where you want to share laughter.

However, there are limitations which are covered in depth at the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Becoming a teacher paves the way for a potentially greater confidence in delivering professional workshops and eventually starting teaching other people to become Laughter Yoga Leaders.

You learn to facilitate laughter workshops including relaxation methods for grounding purposes, we discuss teaching, and bringing laughter to various settings, uncovering the full benefits to individuals and groups.

And remember…

…the 5 days are only the beginning!

  • What are you looking to bring to life?
  • …to change if you had a choice?
  • …to add to something that may already seem perfect?

We get close because what we do matters, and we create change because we have the choice.

To read more about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/ or to book your place on a residential or non-residential course please visit our Online Shop.

Just to recap on the available dates:

5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
solely provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012

Residential (fees are excluding accommodation which you must book separately:

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 July 2017 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695

Non-residential:

  • 03-07 April 2017 in St Albans £550 early / £695
  • 10-14 April 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • 07-11 August 2017 in Durham £550 early / £695
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

For more information about the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for you and/or your team, organisation, group, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Therapy for the Health of it

The Accredited Laughter Therapist Training is a unique programme from UnitedMind, developed by UnitedMind.

The course runs over two days but does not end there.

Over a period of 6-12 months the delegates will run community programmes that benefit the groups and/or individuals they work with long-term.

The programmes will run from 8-12 weeks per case study and UnitedMind will be happy to issue a letter of authentication of the delegates participation in the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training programme.

This course is ideal for people who work with health and mental health clients, as therapist or with counselling, in the NHS or privately.

Having a therpeutic background is not a requirement but it is highly recommended.

Being a Laughter Yoga Professional is not a requirement either.

The programme covers laughter for no reason from a psychological and philosophical perspective, happiness, neuroplasticity basics, improvisation, the cathartic process, and lots more.

Accredited Laughter Therapist

The 2-day Laughter Therapist Training runs online on the following dates (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/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

If you would like to join the Accredited Laughter Therapist Training and start bringing laughter to 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.

Recap on MS Life 2016, London

The MS Life event was organised to perfection.

There were activities and lectures, talks and networking for everyone.

We laughed in the Get Active Zone on Saturday 17th September at the close of the day and it was great laugh!

As a reminder, I started laughing on the telephone every day from 2008 when I received an MS diagnosis.

You can read the complete story of The Telephone Laughter Club on www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughterclubs/telephonelaughterclub/telephonelaughterstory/.

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

Recap on World Peace Day 21 September 2016

The Laughter Club International (UK) celebrated our 1st Laughter for UN International World Peace Day in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 21st September 2016!

We laughed for World Peace Day by Grey’s Monument which was in fact quite appropriate as Mr Grey was a persistant stand for peace in those days.

Freelance photographer David Whinham joined us for a few moments and we found ourselves mentioned on NEWZULU later that afternoon.

http://report.newzulu.com/en/photos/life/2016-09-21/26129/uk-laughter-ambassador-celebrates-world-peace-day.html#f=0/278270

Next year we will laugh again for World Peace and hope we will be joined by many more!

PS We do laugh EVERY DAY for World Peace in case you were wondering!

Get in touch to learn how to create peace within and outside with laughter, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Dates for Certified Laughter Yoga Training

If you want to be certain you train in London, St Albans, Blackpool, and Durham please reserve your place now…

We are getting close to another season of celebrations – remember, Laughter Training is a great present for yourself and those you care about, and 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
    • 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

  • 06-07 October 2016 in Blackpool £150 early /£200
  • 20-21 October 2016 in London £150 early /£200
  • 19-20 November 2016 in Durham £150 early /£200
  • ONLINE in October 2016 – 3, 10, 17, 24
  • 21-22 January 2017 in St Albans £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

  • 31 Oct-04 Nov 2016 in Hemel Hempstead £550 early / £695
  • 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.

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

  • 26-27 October 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.