Laughter News September 2021

Welcome to September 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 September News we share the following…

  1. Wake me up from Yours Truly
  2. Smilingfaces21 Why Suicide Why Not & Life
  3. Going live in Person
  4. Laughter Yoga Training – autumn, winter and onwards
  5. Two Spiritual Laughter Workshops
  6. The Laughter Club International UK) in St Albans on Zoom

    Oldies but Goodies – important dates and info:
  7. Laughter Yoga Training with the Laughter Yoga Master Trainer
  8. The Accredited Laughter Yoga Training Online and in the classroom
  9. Secure your Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapist training

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Wake me up from Yours Truly!

“Wake me up when September ends” – a Greenday title.

The summer has ended the lyrics announce.

It is the eternal cycle of life, of our planets movement around its axis in this vast universe, the movement through the seasons.

Each season bringing new life, old life, rebirth, recycle, and that ever-evolving change that makes us all stay present or withdraw.

Laughter Yoga keeps you in the moment, refreshed with what was, what is and what is yet to come.

For far too long news and conversations have circulated around fear and worry, we are moving into a new era of contained connections and altered environments.

August brought to me some very delightful instances with honest, truthful, awesome interactions amidst the ongoing wondering whether we were ready.

We were all ready! We ARE ready!

The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training celebrated friendship, deep connection, fulfilling learning and workarounds. We all left richer and wiser with visions of the new world growing from the etymology of our practice, union.

Spending 5 days together in deep conversation, through lessons, activities and planning grew friendships and unity, just as it is written in the

It is unreal how time flies past in just moments, that was almost three weeks ago.

In addition the last weekend of August tells another story of the joy and deep connection we encounter when we share laughter together.

Mel and I took to the streets of London and entered an old favourite dungeon, Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms, to spend the weekend with 5 Laughter Yoga Leaders in training.

I cannot express my gratitude deeply enough or share the encouragement that I wish to pass on to everyone who is ever looking to add more laughter to own life or share with others in a more eloquent way than simply to say, do it if you had the thought!

Laughter Yoga is more than a practice of Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha, there is profound, lasting change in the making when you choose the practice.

I am and will always be Your Everyday Laughter Queen and Laughter Yoga Master Trainer – here to serve with an open heart and open arms for good, grounding hugs.

Wishing you coolness in the days and warmth at your internal hearth.

Love, Laughter and Grace

Lotte Mikkelsen
Laughter Yoga Expert and Master Trainer
#youreverydaylaughterqueen

Smilingfaces21 Why Suicide Why Not & Life

Lady Shola Babatunde is her name and Smilingfaces21 is her podcast.

The podcast is aimed at bringing hope, faith, smiles and laughter, despite the difficulties surrounding us.

Shola is a highly experienced Social Worker who is hoping to tackle the underlining reasons for suicide through empowering listeners who suffer from depression or harbour suicidal thoughts to continue to live life.

Smilingfaces21, ‘Why Suicide Why Not & Life’, is not just evolving with the mindset and culture that ‘there is always a good way out of any mess’ but that we are human beings of body, soul and spirit who can be healed, recovered and made whole if only we pay more attention to the whole being that we are.

How can we pay more attention to the whole being that we are I hear you ask?

This is not the simplest of answers yet we can only if we do not give up on ourselves, our trusted friends, family and neighbour to support us as required in times of need. As we know it is also advisable to get the right support whether from professionals or other as required and most of all not giving up on God to help cause there is always a type of fight to fight and I believe that we want to win. 

So many times to win we need the extra support whether from friends, family, professionals and most especially your Creator.

Hence the breathe  of ‘Smilingfaces21’ to try and bring light and definitely not making light of any situation but with the heart to lighten it up with a smile and laughter here and there. We therefore buttress daily obvious or not solutions that we so many times ignore but part of the solution to our daily mental, emotional, physical, social and relationships. Examples of these solutions is enclosed in our webinar and podcast platform, Smilingaces21.

These solutions include nurturing our health through nature, plants, the type of food we eat, our lifestyle, laughter, forgiveness, Jesus, traditional medicine as required and stories of survival of suicide attempts to give hope and the importance of hope for our continued existence. The ’21’ there shows the divinity of God always wanting to help and support us through the challenges of life that we go through no matter how small or big.

Isn’t it these different levels of challenges faced that so many times foster the thoughts of suicide and its intention?

That is why ‘Smilingfaces21’ is here to try as much as possible to try and educate and empower parents, guardians, neighbours, etc of its sensitivity yet complex nature and how to identify such with solutions so the thoughts of suicide and the sign for any negative action/s can hopefully be stopped by you and I before death occurs. 

We are in this together so lets do it so as to stop a suicidal thought leading to death.

Thank You for listening and helping another life be it yours or not.

Keep Smiling. Keep Laughing. And know that there is always a good way out of any mess. So please do not end it. Cause there is a way out of that very problem you are going through now.

Please follow Shola on Smilingfaces21.

Going Live – in Person

My mind is humbled by the thoughts of the many months that have passed with fear and worry, longing and excitement for when we would meet again – in person.

The hen parties I have been blessed with being asked to facilitate laughter sessions at over the past few months have been outdoors.

It has been easy as facilitator to instruct, guide and nudge into the exercises without necessarily being in the group, and the groups were more than happy to interact with each other.

Afterall they are the involved parties, they are the friends.

Felden Lodge had the systems in place to keep people at perfect health, distanced, and safe.

Still we had the best-est of times when we were together in person, in-joying laughter, chats, food, fun, goofing, and serious learning.

In London we cleared and cleaned the surfaces, followed the guidelines and had a fantastic weekend.

My first time in London since last time we were teaching in Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms in March 2020.

They seemed a distant memory, those many months, yet everyone respects all boundaries laid out by the places we go and people we encounter in the work we carry out with such enthusiasm.

There are corporate workshops and laughter training in the diary for the coming months both online and in person, I believe both will co-exist for time to come and welcome anyone who will laugh in either way.

Laughter strengthens your immune defence and heightens your energetic vibration to better distance you to the lower energies of this world.

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.

Learn Laughter Yoga – autumn, winter and onwards!

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 their skills and knowledge.

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.

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 5 September 2021 at 1pm-1:30pm
  • Sunday 3 October 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.

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 will be back in Summer 2021!

We really look forward to seeing you at our very special Laughter Yoga Leader Training, in London, Preston, Durham and St Albans.

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.