Laughter News September 2018

Welcome to September 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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Once again in August I had the awesome chance to laugh with car enthusiasts and happy festival goers at BBC Children In Need event CarFest 2018 – this time in the South with my Laughter Colleague, Liz Doyle.

FASTASTIC AND FUN!

There has been MUCH laughter in August, a month I have traditionally held free for time off.

This year’s August has been completely different as I have been running Laughter Training and workshops around the country and I will share a bit from my laughter trips, so please do keep reading.

Just a reminder, that I am based in Hertfordshire in South-East England but I travel around the country to share Laughter Yoga and therapeutic laughter at private and public events.

No distance is too far to share laughter!

In September News we share the following…

  1. CarFest South 2018 – what another buzz!
  2. Why be playful in life? The Playing Human Conference – what’s in it for you?
  3. Business Therapy with Sue and Cathy!
  4. Across London and the UK – making a difference in community and workplace
  5. The Telephone Laughter Club – a few good changes
  6. Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training the rest of 2018 and into 2019
  7. 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 UnitedMind.co.uk 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 and please stay with us on www.unitedmind.co.uk.

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A brief overview of our September 2018 diary

September 2018 is another busy month and 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 at work and we are always ready to run our training courses and workshops at your venue if you cannot join us on scheduled dates.

Please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

CarFest 2018 South – another shared laugh!

Thank you so much CarFest North and South for inviting us to share Laughter Yoga!

It was fantastic to experience laughing with festival goers in both North and South at the BBC Children in Need CarFest 2018.

Liz and I took to the stage together at the South event and when we started our planned laughter exercises the skies and clouds and everything above opened with heavy raindrops hitting us all!

We still managed to keep the laughter flowing in the festival drizzle.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to the organisers of CarFest. We hope to be back next year with more laughter exercises and encouraging daily laughter!

Watch on Youtube from South as well as North:

Please visit http://www.carfest.org/ to read more about the event.

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

Having a Daily Laughter Practice does not remove obstacles and challenges but they seem easier to accept and move forward from regardless what they are.

Laughter Yoga’s popularity is increasing every day and our courses and workshops are booked early across London and around the UK and the world!

We are life changers and Laughter Yoga is our choice of voice!

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

The Playing Human Conference – what’s in it for you?

If you missed the introductions of our extra-ordinary keynote speakers please visit www.unitedmind.co.uk/category/laughter-conference

For the past many months I have been raving on about The Playing Human Conference which opens its doors in less than a month to two days of fun, serious learning and networking in London.

The event is more than a playful conference for having a few days out. There is real science behind the idea that being playful can really help us focus, stay motivated and become more productive.

It is an inspirational opportunity to learn from outstanding individuals who seem to have mastered the ancient art of play. They are sharing their secrets to lifelong contentment with us over the two days and in essence giving you some real-life techniques to help you through all seasons of life.

Two days where happiness, improvisation, play, laughter, masks, theatre, comedy and attitude take centre stage for you and with you.

Playfulness makes us better colleagues, laughter connects us and people who laugh together stay together, we judge less and find better solutions.

The range of playful speakers at the conference will give you food for thought and with the great variety of idea share, backgrounds and experience in the area of playfulness, laughter and living a happy, thriving life, there is something for everyone.

If you are still thinking about it, then stop.

Thinking is an activity that takes place in the part of the brain from where all logic and judgment stems and this is also the place where past solutions may not have worked and may never work. Becoming more playful enables us to access other parts of our brain that can help us become more creative and enjoy becoming balanced while surfing on top of life and work.

You can read all about the event on http://www.laughteryogaconference.co.uk/the-playing-human-conference/.

Play is essential for any adult and The Playing Human Conference is the event where you get fired up with ideas on how to improve your life at work and home.

                

              

Read “Play Doens’t End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess, Too”. Or copy and paste the link https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336360521/play-doesnt-end-with-childhood-why-adults-need-recess-too.

Please contact us regarding Group Discounts and Special Offers, info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Full details of the conference, venue and how to get there, where to stay etc.

If you have any questions or need more information about The Playing Human Conference, or our courses, workshops and how you can learn, please contact us on email, info@unitedmind.co.uk, phone 0800 1214 714 or mobile 07736 341 717.

Business Therapy with Cathy and Sue

When Business Experts and Therapists Sue Haswell and Cathy Towers deliver their two days’ Business Therapy your busines is in for a tranformational journey.

The 2-day Business Therapy workshop helps you take a whole bright new look at the business! It’s not prescriptive, and we aren’t attached to any outcomes.

The workshop is fun, action-packed, reflective, deep, moving and inspiring. You will leave with new ideas and a new commitment to your business.

Early booking recommended for 24-25 November 2018.

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

Events across London and the UK – laughter matters!

August is a great holiday month for many families and people across the country. I used to keep the month free for spending time with my daughter but now she is much older and her life is full of her own busy so I organise my time as and when people want to laugh and learn Laughter Yoga.

Laughter Yoga took me to Cardiff where we were 14 ‘girls’ spending two days laughing and learning. Carol, who had completed the Laughter Yoga Leader Training in 2009, had invited me to run the training and we ended up with a really nice group of laughter-willing people.

Four people had been to The Festival of Happiness in Manchester in early June where they decided to come on the training, and the rest of the group had either just found Laughter Yoga or been pondering on it for quite some time before deciding to train as Laughter Yoga Leaders.

“I found the course absolutely amazing, uplifting and it was a tremendous emotional release for me having been silent (believe it or not) and suppressing my bubbly personality for years and years.”

Thank you so much for joining me in Cardiff, I cannot wait to hear about the laughter spreading all over Wales and West-England.

Durham was beautiful, too, where 7 people turned up to learn the practice of Laughter Yoga in North-East England and even from Dundee in Scotland.

“I had a fantastic time at the weekend with you and the group, and it has brought me so much already. “

I sit here writing and holding some beautiful memories on the forefront of my mind, they trigger memories from course years ago and I am reminded of the tremendous privilege it is to teach Laughter Yoga in the training courses as well as workshops around the country with people who are willing and people who may have reservations.

The outcome is similar – joy and possibilities!

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.

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

I am tremendously grateful to have students and clients from all walks of life who invest in Laughter Yoga and therapeutic methods for reducing stress in the workplace and at home, apopting ways to create positive change in all areas of life, and become more playful, compassionate and mindful through learning Laughter Yoga, Gibberish and Laughter Therapy.

There are many more groups I have been laughing with in August but I wanted to focus on telling a bit about the Laughter Yoga Training this month as it had been positively filling up many weekends. There will be many more stories to come in the months ahead.

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 info@unitedmind.co.uk, or phone 0800 1214 714.

The Telephone Laughter Club

It is exciting that The Telephone Laughter Club now has its own webpage where you can find all details of when we laugh on the phone.

The original 7am Telephone Laughter Club is celebrating 10th Anniversary in September and we are therefore offering weekend laughter at 8am to 8:10am on Saturdays and Sunday – and since we are laughing on the phone you can easily stay in your jimjams.

The Weekend Telephone Laughter Club details between 8am and 8:10am on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Phone number in the UK 0333 113 0100
  • Follow instructions and enter pin 958 0550 #

The 7am Telephone Laughter Club is on an 0800-number and has a small quarely fee of £10 or annual fee of £30. When you train with UnitedMind you get one month free access to keep you laughing!

You can register for the 7am laughter via the UnitedMind Online Shop.

The Telephone Laughter Club at 8am-8:10am is moving to laugh with the Rise & Shine Laughter Line which also runs at 8am-8:10am, and we found that it was a shame to separate 8-o’clock laughers on different numbers. Full details are listed on www.telephonelaughter.co.uk.

Laughter Yoga Leader Training in Autumn

There is a strong listing for the 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training in autumn at the following locations and on the following dates.

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.

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

All 2-day courses run from 10am to 5pm both days. And the courses are ALMOST full with just 1 or 2 spaces in September and October and still more than 2 spaces in Durham and London in December!

Please make your booking via secure link on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/training/laughteryogaleader/.

Remember to book your training on time

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 info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/):

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/):

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-therapist/)

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/gibberish-coach/):

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 www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-coach-cpd/):

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, info@unitedmind.co.uk, 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.