Corporate Laughter Yoga Training & Workshop Specialists in the UK

Laughter News September 2013

Welcome to September 2013

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

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. Really strange sometimes…

Information in this newsflash about

  • Advanced Laughter Yoga Training with Dr. Kataria
  • Telephone Laughter – change that makes you cheer!
  • StaffLaugh – all about daily laughter and wellbeing
  • Laughter Yoga Leader Training – the laughing flagship
  • The UNIQUE Laughter Yoga Teacher Training

And just to mention

Advanced Laughter Yoga Training with Dr. Kataria

Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders and Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers have a unique opportunity to learn from the source and until 31st August the booking fee is at the special rate of £60 only.

On Saturday 7th June 2014 we are opening the doors of The Comedy Store in Manchester to a great day of training with the Founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement, Dr. Madan Kataria, for Laughter Yoga Professionals. If you have not yet trained on the Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher programmes but are due to be on ibe if these courses, you can still reserve your place on the Advance Training 7th June 2014.

Book in the UnitedMind Online Shop today rather than tomorrow!

NB On Sunday 8th June 2014 there will be another opportunity to engage with Dr. Kataria at the Laughter Conference which is part of the 2014 Laughter Festival. More details about the Sunday will follow in October.

Telephone Laughter – change that makes you cheer!

The Telephone Laughter Club is celebrating 6 years of daily laughter in September!

We started out with an 0845-service but people found it too expensive to dial in every day and there were only few people on the line. Since introducing the subscription service in January 2012 along with an 0800 freephone number (from landline phones) the line has grown from 3-4 people to 25-30 people on average.

In August, BBC visited two regular morning laughers in South England, Heidi Bennett and Jo Keane, to film at 7am for their Inside Out programme which will be airing this autumn.

If you have not tried starting your day with 10 minutes of laughter at £6 for one month it is a small risk and a great win!

The testimonies speak for themselves… Recently Jennifer, one of our long-term members, said

“I started doing Telephone Laughter 1 1/2 years ago. I love the fact you can do it at home, any where even in your dressing gown, also any one can do it, especially if they can’t get out of the House. Telephone Laughter allows me to let go. It lifts my mood. Re-energises me, and definitely puts a smile on my face. I know this sounds like a cliche, it puts a spring in my step! I know since doing Telephone Laughter my attitude towards difficulties and challenges has helped me cope, deal with and let go. Because I’m happier it sends out good positive energy to family, friends and who ever I meet throughout my day. Thank you Lotte and fellow Telephone Laughtees.”

There are three subscription services available

  • Monthly £6
  • Quarterly £15 (saving £3)
  • Annually £50 (saving £22)

Contact us regarding The Telephone Laughter Club or other Laughter Clubs on email,

Read the story behind starting each day with a laugh on The Telephone Laughter Club Story.

StaffLaugh – daily wellbeing for businesses

Following on from laughing on the telephone a mention of the StaffLaugh programme is in its place.

Happy, healthy and content staff are productive and creative. Organisations experience greater staff retention and less absenteeism as well as improved allround performance of the business.

We combine conference laughter with team workshops where teamwork and stress management, conflict resolution and communication is in focuse.

Read more about our service on the StaffLaugh website and in our Corporate Services pages on UnitedMind’s website.

It really does make sense to speak to us about bringing joy into the workplace!

Please contact us to discuss your personal and professional training and development requirements on email, or on phone.

Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training

After a few years of laughing in the UK I trained with my esteemed colleague, Julie Whitehead, who was running all 2-day trainings it seemed at that time.

By 2006 Julie decided to stop teaching the Laughter Yoga Leader Training course and focus on stressless living and yoga holidays which also include Laughter Yoga, so in 2007 I started teaching the training, picking up where Julie left off and have been teaching Laugther Yoga Leaders ever since, and most recently Laughter Yoga Teachers.

It is an amazing event – the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training – and I feel blessed to have trained in excess of 700 individuals since then and the course is as popular as ever.

Julie and I have now been teaching the 2-day course together in London since 2010. We are excited to almost have a full course on 24-25 October 2013 at The Training Consortium near Kings Cross Station.

Together we bring more than 20 years of experience in working with Laughter Yoga and it is a fun and totally extraordinary two days of learning that, in my opinion, cannot be matched by any other personal development training – and I have tried a few things over the years!

If you want to be sure to get a seat on the course please book now in the UnitedMind Online Shop. The early bird rate of £150 is available until 23rd September or until all spaces are full.

The training enables you to lead laughter sessions with groups or individuals.

For the next step on the route of Laughter Yoga Training you may wish to consider the 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training which is uniquely provided by UnitedMind in the UK. This course enables you to teach the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training as well as run sessions for groups and individuals.

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.

Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.