Laughter News September 2016

Welcome to September 2016

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

Information in this newsflash about

  • MS Life 2016
  • Non-residential Teacher Training
  • World Peace Day 2016
  • Therapeutic laughter or laughter therapy
  • 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Skills
  • 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.

MS Life 2016, London

In 2012 and 2014 I shared Laughter Yoga at the MS Life bi-annual event in Manchester.

It is exciting that MS Life 2016 will be held in London and I will continue to share laughter with people living with MS on Saturday 17 September.

Please read the recent press releast on MS Society Press Release Lotte Mikkelsen St Albans Hertfordshire.

Sisters and brother

My background with MS is a long one that started around 1990 when my sister was diagnosed with MS. She died in 1991 only one year following the diagnosis.

I never thought of MS as a hereditary condition.

Until January 2008 when I had the diagnosis MS.

To cut a long story short, I cried solidly for a few weeks and then I started The Telephone Laughter Club where we started laughing at 7am until 7:10am seven days a week – and it was great. Now we don’t laugh at weekend (haha)…

It was a means for me to combat stress. Through laughing every day I was hoping to avoid relapses which occur when your body is worn down, typically from too much stress nagging at your immune system.

What a kick!

Do I have MS today?

I honestly do not know, and I am currently looking for sponsorship for research in the area of the impact of laughter on MS including having a new and updated MRI scan.

The Telephone Laughter Club laughs Monday to Friday at 7am to 7:10am – only 10 minutes of laughter in the morning to kick off on a high sets you up for a great day. We top it up at 12noon to 12:10pm and finish the day from 6:30pm to 6:40pm.

You can read the complete story of The Telephone Laughter Club on https://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.

Non-residential Certified Laughter Teacher Training

Since 2012 the 5-day Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in the UK has been a residential training running from 7am to 9:30pm most days and evening.

This is now changing – and so are the times!

From 2017 the 5-day training will be held as non-residential training in St Albans and Durham. We continue to have residential training in Hemel Hempstead.

  • Monday starts at 10am
  • Tuesday to Friday start at 8am
  • Monday to Thursday finish at 6pm
  • Friday finishes at 4pm.

We cover everything as covered in the residential training, we just have shorter breaks during the days.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people living nearby or within easy commute, and as you are responsible for your own accommodation and food, you get exactly what you want.

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 for World Peace Day 21 September 2016

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

We meet and laugh for World Peace Day on 21st September 2016 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm at the following address:

The Monument
Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 7AL

Please book in advance by contacting us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, or mobile 07736 341 717.

Therapeutic Laughter or Laughter Therapy

Laughter Therapy is NOT Laughter Yoga and is not connected with Laughter Yoga International!

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)

  • 03-04 August Durham £495 early / £695
  • 01-02 April 2017 St. Albans £495 early / £695

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.

1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning

The 1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning training is for YOU and YOUR life – focusing on laughter, learning the background and more importantly the experience of unconditional laughter for life, without teaching you the presentation skills which is part of the 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training when you have a desire to start a Laughter Club or run Laughter Workshops.

The 1-day Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course runs in Durham on the following date (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-basic-learning/):

1-day Certified Laughter Yoga Basic Learning Course

  • 18 November 2017 in Durham £75 early / £100
  • Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!

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.

Dates for Certified Laughter Yoga Training

Courses are really popular!

If you want to make sure you train in London, St Albans, Blackpool, and Durham please don’t hesitate but reserve your place now…

Halfway through 2016 with 2017 courses filling up – 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
  • 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

  • 24-25 September 2016 in St Albans £150 early /£200
  • 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 on October 2016
  • 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 on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/accommodation/.

Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time.

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 September 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.