Laughter News October 2021

Welcome to October 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 October News we share the following…

  1. “Good Grief” from Yours Truly
  2. Make Self-Care a Priority this World Mental Health Day”
  3. Laughter Yoga World Conference 19-21 November 2021
  4. 4TN Wellbeing Podcast (recording 20 October)
  5. Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – 5 days of change!

    Oldies but Goodies – important dates and info:
  6. Two Spiritual Laughter Workshops
  7. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom
  8. Laughter Yoge Training – life skills for all seasons
  9. Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  10. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  11. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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“Good Grief” from Yours Truly!

I was privileged to meet and shares laughter with the wonderful Reverend Richard Coles. We discussed how laughter can be a vessel for release when going through loss even when it may not seem the most obvious choice.

Many times I have felt that people shy away from accessing tears in combination with laughter when going through grief.

For many years I lost my own crying while being in a state of belief that being a Laughter Yoga Professional I needed to show how to laugh even through upsets and grief.

However, many years of continuous studies and life lessons taught me many new skills and gave me many eye-opening experiences that ended in an aha-moment of realisation.

No matter how much you laugh and even pretend to laugh there is no way you can laugh your grief and your tears away. Tears must be cried.

If you cannot find your tears and your deep sobbing, hire someone to cry with, because sobbing is like laughter very infectious and once we give ourselves permissing to open the gates, things get really messy.

Good ‘messy’!

Releasing suppressed feelings through tears, then laughter, then tears, then perhaps even rage (as long as it is not taken out on someone else), paves the way for authenticity, more laughter and equilibrium.

When we bottle up things life gets out of balance. Release of these stored moments, we once decided not to express, allows our whole being to start healing.

Then sleep comes and assists us.

Grief must be experienced through all the emotional stages but there is no way the process is the same for everyone, we will take the time and turns we need to in any given life.

Why can it not be generic, the way we all go through a certain grieving process?

We all have different layers of storage and loss can unlock old ‘stuff’ which when processed lets us experience experience all sorts of emotions that are not set out in a linear way described by scholars because they may not even relate to the latest event that is playing out.

In essence what I am trying to say in a not very eloquent way is that all tears must be cried and if we have not cried enough about certain events in our lives then the tears will surface on new occasions. On the other side of tears is laughter and then there is freedom and peace.

Don’t force your laughter when tears are what you need.

Wishing you tears and laughter in October.

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Make Self-Care a Priority this World Mental Health Day!

Sha Hussain and Lotte Mikkelsen – we are at it again!

Sha sent out the following invitation which I urge you to accept:

Make self-care a priority this World Mental Health Day!

This is your last chance to register for our stress management and laughter yoga webinar to mark World Mental Health Day on Monday 4th October.

We all have a metaphorical stress container and contained within it are all the things that contribute to stress in our everyday lives, things like health, money, relationships and work. We can flourish with all of these elements in our container, but equally if we have too many things going on at the same time this can cause it to spill over.

We will look at the helpful and unhelpful coping methods we use to deal with stress, as well as run through an exercise to identify what is causing us stress and how we can deal with it effectively and build resilience against it.

We end this segment by presenting a list of essential skills to stay on top of stress and then hand you over to Lotte Mikkelsen for the second part of the session, which is guaranteed to make you laugh!

Organisations that have attended our previous self-care webinars include Deloitte, Santander, ITV, and the NHS.

Please join us on Monday 4 October from 11am-12noon. Email sha@thewellnessmovement.co.uk for details and how to join.

Laughter Yoga World Conference 19-21 November 2021

I received an invitation to be a speaker at the World Conference, and I am excited to have accepted the invitation.

The Laughter Yoga World Conference runs online from 19 to 21 November.

My 20 minutes has the title of “How to apply Laughter Yoga for healing chronic illnesses (through my own journey with MS)” and will be on 20th November 2021.

I promise I will not only talk but also laugh!

Full details soon.

4TN Wellbeing Podcast

Amanda invited me to her podcast and I look forward to speaking with her on 20th October.

Amanda has always had a love for the power of words. Amanda is an expert in identifying and releasing emotions and core beliefs and loves to share with others how they can do this for themselves.

www.amandapeet.org.uk

The podcast link will be posted next month and in the meantime please visit Amanda on her website.

Please contact me on lotte@unitedmind.co.uk if you would like to discuss the depth of laughter, joy and many other life aspects.

Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – 5 days of change!

It is easy to come to the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training and feel the enthusiasm and excitement for wanting to share the practice.

However, it is also easy to get back into the same routine as before the 2 days of awesome learning when life is back to ‘normal’ once Monday hits us once again.

The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training connects the dots in a complete and life altering way.

Friendships and ideas are formed, we take the next step into the world of change.

During the 5 days you will get up early and go to bed late, but you will have learned something new even if you already knew the techniques.

The lessons you take away are about you and the commitment you have to yourself and your life.

It takes courage to step into being a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

And there is so much reward to gain from becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher.

I have been teaching Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK since 2012 and I count many teachers as my good and dear friends.

We work togther to promote laughter for the health of it.

Speak to me about why Laughter Yoga is a great choice personally as well as professionally. More than just laughter. Email lotte@unitedmind.co.uk.

Two Spiritual Laughter Workshops

The 12 Chakra Laughter Activation Programme

An innovative laughter workshops connecting your laughter with the energy alignment of you.

Laughter plays a big role in your physical, emotional, mental and spirtual wellbeing just as your energy centres do.

Aligning yourself energetically is key to creating resilience and maintaining great health and balance in life.

In this workshop you will step through the 12 chakras and connect them with your own deep-seated laughter.

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 15-16:30 on 12 December 2021

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/12-chakra-laughter-activation-workshop/.

The 7 Pillars of Wisdom with Laughter Programme

Connecting with high-vibrational practices is key to vitality and joy.

In this workshop you will experience the 7 pillars of wisdom and their impact in life and on the planet.

We will be connecting it all with your own deep-rooted laughter.

We change when we let go of old structures and ways to create a path for our joint future.

  • Next workshop at £20 per person from 15-16:30 on 11 December 2021

Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/the-7-pillars-of-wisdom-laughter-workshop/.

The Laughter Club International (UK) on Zoom

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

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

We are up to something with laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.

  • Sunday 10 October 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE!
  • Sunday 7 November 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 5 December 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

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.

Learn Laughter Yoga – life skills for all seasons!

The beginning of any Laughter Yoga Training journey starts the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training.

During the two days you learn to facilitate a laughter club and you get an understanding of the depth of the work we do with Laughter Yoga, including exploring the benefits.

Even if you do not wish to teach Laughter Yoga for many leaders the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is a great choice as it adds breadth and width to your skills and knowledge as a facilitator

The five day training is the foundation for becoming a professional provider of Laughter Yoga workshops. However, you must run your Laughter Club in order to learn and become sufficiently skilled in the Laughter Yoga practice.

Once you become a teacher another avenue opens for you.

You have the option of providing one-on-one Laughter Coaching to individual clients.

It is essential to note that Laughter Coaching is not for everyone and to provide a fulfilling programme to individual clients you as Laughter Coach must be comfortabel with your own laughter and running individual Laughter Yoga sessions.

The reward in sharing laughter is outstanding! Whether it is in groups or with one-on-one clients.

More information about the different programmes is available on

Upon completion of Laughter Yoga training with UnitedMind and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Lotte Mikkelsen you will receive the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Yoga 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, 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
    • 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 back in person in London and Preston in 2021 and adding St Albans and Durham from 2022!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training!

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.