Corporate Laughter Yoga Training & Workshop Specialists in the UK

Laughter News September 2012

Welcome to September 2012

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

Our newsletter has been moved to a different location – from Blogspot, where The Laughter Blog is still being published, to UnitedMind’s own location where the blog is being powered by WordPress. We hope you will enjoy this location, the content, stories and information – and subscribe to the monthly news which will be available in these pages.

Summer has been busy with training and workshops along with planning for the next part of 2012, the part where the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training will be run first time in the UK in 10 years!

However, although many new Laughter Yoga Teachers will be spread around the country, there is still a huge requirement for the Laughter Yoga Leader Training from UnitedMind. With the many years of experience UnitedMind add to the training, it is as popular as ever, and the perfect first step towards creating a balanced life with plenty of laughter as well as towards making a healthy living from adding laughter to the portfolio.

When you register for the Laughter Yoga Leader Training you may be eligible for a special offer if and when you decide to go on the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training.

Information in this newsflash about

  • Laughing with the MS Society
  • Gibberish Communication – improving presentation and communication through drama and improvisation
  • Reminder: Laughter Yoga Teacher Training
  • Reminder: Laughter Yoga Leader Training

And just to mention

  • The Laughter Club in on 9th September at 1-2pm in St. Albans
  • UnitedMind has a new telephone number 0800 1214 714

Laughing with the MS Society (Multiple Sclerosis)

Since laughing with the MS Society at the MS Life 2012 Event in Manchester earlier this year a number of MS Society branches have contacted UnitedMind and Laughter Professionals around the country in order to add laughter workshops to their annual and regional meetings.

The benefits laughter produces for people living with MS are extra-ordinary and very profound. Even if the physical effects of the illness may not easily be reversed there are numerous physiological and emotional changes taking place when entering into prolonged laughter activities as we do in Laughter Yoga.

Many of the illnesses we combat today can be alleviated through engaging in Laughter Yoga as we laugh for extended periods of time with an unconditional commitment to getting the benefit the activity represents.

Please also read the story behind The Telephone Laughter Club as it relates to facing the challenge of living with MS.

No matter what you are coping with there is a relevance for Laughter Yoga and the true life-changes you start experiencing. The workshops benefit anyone with physical and/or psychological health challenges and people who experience emotional stress and work-related issues.

Please get in touch to discuss the opportunity to bring Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy to you and your peers!

Gibberish Communication

Gibberish may sound like a load of gobbledegook just thinking about it and to some extent it is.

However, the non-verbal language we speak in the workshops combined with the physical expression and improvisation techniques makes it a highly evolved tool for improving communication between staff, teams, management, friends, couples, families etc.

Through practicing Gibberish the tension and stress in many situations can be defused and proper communication with a common aim can take place.

The Gibberish Communication Workshop is a certificated 1-day training but can also be organised to suit a corporate team-building, stress management, presentation skills or other event in any workplace. Please also visit Gibberish Communications Ltd.

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training – 5-days

The 5-day residential training runs in Hemel Hempstead on 5th-9th November 2012 and the programme is exciting and focused.
The courses scheduled in November 2012, January 2013 and April 2013 are already filling up and anyone interested in reserving a space please get in touch.
The training is ideal for people in the following professions – but is not exclusive to those:
  • School teachers, recreation activity facilitators, Yoga teachers and sports coaches
  • Counsellors, occupational therapists and health care professionals
  • Psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists
  • Nurses and social workers, health care workers and senior care workers
  • Professional speakers, HR and management training professionals, managers and team leaders
  • Entertainment professionals, actors and singers, clowns and comedians.
  • Marriage and family therapists, life coaches and alternative therapists
  • Tourism professionals and tour guides
  • And finally anyone who wants to add laughter and joy to their live

The course fee is £500 with easy instalment options available.
Accommodation fee is £180 at the venue in Hemel Hempstead for a 2-bed shared room incl. all meals with other options also available.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training – 2-days

The Laughter Yoga Leader Training is as popular as ever and it is your easy way to bring laughter into your life and your workplace!

Those two days of intensive and focused training enables you to lead your own Laughter Yoga sessions whether in your community, workplace or privately.

If your work involves presenting products or services this course teaches you presentation skills along with relaxation which is required in order to present well and authentically. Even if you do not wish to lead Laughter Yoga sessions, it is a great tool and second-to-none technology to know when you deal with life’s ups and downs in general.

The training runs on scheduled dates throughout the year in St. Albans, London and Durham, as well as being a great choice for many organisations and businesses to teach their teams in order to bring higher levels of work joy and less absenteeism into work.

At a course fee of £175 for the two days certification programme the Laughter Yoga Leader Training is great value for money and the ROI presents itself in no time following your training!

Please get in touch for special arrangements in your workplace, one-on-one, or alternative dates.

Full details of all trainings and how to register are listed on UnitedMind’s website.