Laughter News October 2018

Welcome to October 2018

…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London and all over, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.

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September was awesome!

The month saw the first The Playing Human Conference being held in London. I said I would not organise it again but experiencing the buzz had me quickly change my mind. Read more about the event in this newsletter.

In addition to the conference, September has been a great month for sharing Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy, it has been full of wonderful workshops with midwives, local town communities, banks, insurance companies, Gibberish training and Laughter Therapist training plus a birthday live interview on Channel 4 4Music Trending Live as well as a Wednesday evening interview on Radio Humber – to mention just a little bit.

Where there are people, there is opportunity for sharing laughter!

Just a reminder, that although I am based in Hertfordshire in South-East England I travel around the country to share Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events. In October I will be in Blackpool, Yorkshire, Cambridge, Newcastle and many other places sharing laughter.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In October News we share the following…

  1. The Playing Human Conference – NOT a one-off!
  2. Laughter Club in St Albans and in the UK
  3. Gibberish Training is not just for fun
  4. Across London and the UK – making a difference in community and workplace
  5. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – some courses are full
  6. Remember booking your Laughter Yoga Teacher, Coach, Leader, Gibberish Coach and Laughter Therapist dates!

Reminding you that our monthly news have moved to our secure site on and we look forward to sharing what we are up to with laughter!

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

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A brief overview of our October 2018 diary

October 2018 is as busy as ever with everyone back at work and study. To give you an idea of availability please visit our Events Calendar.

Remember that no distance is too far when your joy and laughter is at stake!

Laughter coaching, workshops and training offer great value in life and in the workplace. We are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates around the country.

Please contact us on email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

The Playing Human Conference – NOT a one-off!

I gotta give it to the people who came together with the speakers at The Playing Human Conference! They changed my mind.

I huge and resounding THANK YOU! to all of your who came and played in London. Lots of love.

Before the conference kicked off on Thursday 27 September and had its final moments of glory on 28 September I was determined that I would not organise another Playing Human Conference.

However, the two days made it clear to me that there is an enormous need and a real desire for this particular event. Bringing together people from all walks of life, many of whom are trained Laughter Yoga Professionals, and some who are not, some who come from business and the health industry and yet some who are trainers of other methods in line with play, happiness, and mindfulness.

There is more to laughter than Laughter Yoga, more to living life happily than work, family and a home, there is so much more to life and some of it concerns community, connection, compassion, and play!

Playing as an adult makes life magical. Play lifts you into creativity, into caring and being a special human being with a deeper-reaching root to what makes our lives special and resonating with wonderful energy, love and joy.

The two days in London brought this home.

Undoubtedly play is the element where learning takes place, learning to be better people, better parents, better friends, mums, daughters, sons, dads, brothers, sisters, colleagues, better understanders, better all people.

The other elements are water, air, fire, metal and earth…

The reality of what we created in those two days struck me when we all dispersed into our own separate lives Friday evening with the knowing that seeds had been sown and now the big challenge is to share and to spread the idea of being Playing Humans in real life and at work.

There is nothing religious or dubious about it, it is an attitude adjustment and a wink in the eye along with a willingness to explore what seems to be tabu in our society…

Frown alert! when we laugh and smile too much. We have to be serious to achieve and be seen to be committed to work, relationship, life in gereral.

What if…

As if there is a ‘what if’. This is a truth, we become more able at work, better functioning, more creative, more motivated, more lots of things, when we tap into a brain space that is rarely utilised to it’s full potential.

We become Full-Potential Humans!

Listening to Robert Holden, Linda Leclerc, Patch Adams, Corinne Cosseron, Leif Hansen, Pady O’Connor and Jo-Dee Walmsley was touching, moving and inspiring. When we aspire to be the best version of ourselves the strive for peace is obtainable. Only through facing our own ‘suckness’ through our own looking glass can we change ways that are less accepting, let go of habits that are sometimes destructive and judging, discover how to surf on top of life and loving it all.

We were tired in the evenings, a good tired, yet there was still room for laughter as we settled in our Premier Inn room to check our friends and businesses.

A moment of shared laughter – try not to laugh along.

Our play, happiness and laughter events are essential for thriving and for re-vitalising in the workplace and home where little things may get to you and leave you depleted, sometimes feeling defeated.

Already in the melting pot and almost in the diary for 5-7 June 2020 is The Playing Human Conference 2020 where we start with a day of Laughter Yoga celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Laughter Yoga, then moving into The Playing Human Conference on 6-7 June where we will soon be launching a fantastic new programme with new and old ground-breakers, free-thinkers, fun-lovers, play-enthusiasts and storytellers!

If you want to put your interest forward you can book now, there are only 400 seats and with a fee this time of £100-150 I am fairly certain we will fill Conway Hall in 2020.

Booking early…

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Laughter Clubs around the UK

A gentle reminder that we meet and share laughter in the 1st St Albans Scouts Wadley Hut in The Laughter Club International (UK) in St Albans on Sunday 7th October at 1pm-2:30pm – please do join us!

There are over 100 Laughter Clubs in the UK with their own webpage where you can find all details of where to laugh with others.

It is a really easy place to find a local club where Laughter Yoga is at the heart of the activities. The Google Map of Laughter Clubs in the UK has been active since 2011 and has had over 85 thousand views so we believe it is a resource for everyone who fancies adding a bit more laughter to their lives, want to meet other positive people, or simply have a willingness to explore things that connect us.

If you cannot find a Laughter Club in your neighbourhood you are always welcome to train as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and start your own Laughter Club because there can never be too many Laughter Clubs and we still have a lot of ground to cover in the UK.

Laughter Yoga Leader and Laughter Yoga Teacher information is listed further down, and if you cannot make any of the scheduled dates then how about getting a group of minimum 4 people together and we will come to you and train your people.

Please get in touch about our courses, workshops, conferences, laughter clubs and other events, please contact us on email,, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Gibberish Training

I have mentioned Gibberish many times in the past but every time I run the 1-day Certified Gibberish Coach training I re-excite about what this technology really can do for us all. In communication, miscommunication, verbal interaction and in life in general.

The day is filled with the theory of Gibberish but more importantly with playful Gibberish exercises and expansion on our Gibberish vocabulary.

Next Certified Gibberish Training is in the following locations:

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

Events across London and the UK – laughter matters!

There have been some wonderful events taking place that I have been very lucky to be invited to take part in as the Laughter Yoga essence.

In September I have shared laughter at the recurring High Wycombe Community Wellbeing Day and it was a wonderful day of creative crafting, food for thought, food for the body, mind juice, activities for children, and Laughter Yoga for all. Thank you for inviting me again this year!

The bank environment can be stressful like all professional workplaces and Laughter Yoga can be a great tool to connect in teams and share a greater sense of belonging, get inspired and get ready for autumn!

The midwives students were fantastic and when I returned home I had an invitation to be playful with Laughter Yoga at an annual midwives conference for 200 wonderful life-bringers. I am so appreciative of this connection.

New memories have been created, new ideas circulating in my mind, and warmth in my heart for everyone who have taken part in laughter and play, not just in September but throughout the years I have been involved and engaged in joyful work.

Last month I wrote that teaching is not just about passing on information and lessons, every time I teach Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy I learn valuable lessons in compassion, humanity, individuality and community.

It is seriously true!

And there is always a choice to be made…

I leave my training courses feeling touched, moved and inspired by each and every one of the individuals and teams who have decided to take on Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy, and it comforts me to know there is a bright and joyful future ahead of us – as if by magic.

There is so much more to tell but I will leave it for another time and let you read on – reminding you that Laughter Yoga is not too far away both date- and place-wise.

If you are interested in laughter workshops, training, coaching, other events and how you can learn to promote health and happiness at home and in the workplace, please contact us on email, or phone 0800 1214 714.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Autumn

Please note that our London course typically runs on Thursday-Friday but Mel and I have been experimenting with weekends in London and are offering one more weekend-training, on 8-9 December. Please note that the course in October is now full and the course in London on 8-9 December has only few spaces left.

  • 04-05 October Blackpool 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 18-19 October London 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training FULL
  • 17-18 November Durham 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 08-09 December London 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
  • 15-16 September St Albans 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

All 2-day courses run from 10am to 5pm both days.

Please make your booking via secure link on

Remember to book your training on time

Laughter Yoga Leader and Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is increasingly popular – I have made this statement for many years now and it is as true as ever and we have already trained over 100 individuals in 2018.

Whether you want to start your own Laughter Club or simply wish to bring more laughter into your own life, the training courses are fantastic.

They are a great addition to life as well as to any type of therapy or workshop facilitation, health work and business-related demands.

The courses take you through learning a skillset that can successfully be utilised and adapted to any group in terms of laughter, play, relaxation, mindfulness, or balance in life in general.

For information about Laughter Yoga, our clubs, courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on, or 07736 341 717.

UnitedMind teach Certified Laughter Yoga courses in the following locations:

  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher

    • London, St. Albans, Blackpool, Durham, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
    This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach

    • Hemel Hempstead
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
  • Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
    • St. Albans
  • Certified Laughter Coach and Gibberish Coach Training
    • St Albans, Online
    • Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on

2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on

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

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

2-day Certified Laughter Therapist Training (NB 6-12-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

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

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

1-day Certified 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 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 certified training courses please contact us via email,, or telephone 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.