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In November News we share the following…
Things that go bump in the night from Yours Truly
The Important Laughter Petition – please sign and share
Resilience and mental health introduction workshop
Wellbeing Retreats in South England with Lesley Raphael
Laughter Yoga Professional Fun Day in Manchester
Laughter Yoga Teacher Training 2024
Conquer stress with Laughter Yoga for Leaders and Teachers
Please follow us on Social Media
The Laughter Club in St. Albans on Zoom and Telephone Laughter Club details
Laughter Yoga Training – timing in life is everything
Important training and laughter club dates and info are listed at the end!
You can continue to enjoy reading our news on our secure site on UnitedMind.co.uk!
When the days get shorter and the night get darker it seems there are whispers and kerfuffle oozing out of every bedroom corner.
Perhaps it is the booted feet of the spiders who have now moved indoors and trying to find peaceful hide-outs or perhaps it is simply our minds working overtime on the imaginary things that go bump in the night.
I remember a few years ago, mind you is was springtime then, when I heard mating foxes first time and completely covered myself in my duvet while listening to this unfamiliar sound, thinking it could be an alien invasion so better remain hidden from sight.
My imagination is definitely a healthy one that can create many different personalities from a simple bump in the night.
This time of year, though, is also a super-cosy one, with candles – unless you are like me and burn them all year, warm jumpers, boots, puddle splashes, leaves dropping not eaves dropping, warm cocoa, good stories and Christmas movies starting in October.
Even an early Christmas do-up…
So the things that go bump in the night cannot be scary by default as they come from a place of homely niceness and ‘hygge’.
Practicing laughter daily for longer time than a few minutes at a time helps relaxation thus sleep better, it also helps to drink less caffeinated drinks and go to bed in reasonable time without hanging onto your bluelight-source.
And when you wake up the world is opening with its noises, scents, darkness, soft lightening, peace and quiet, that is my morning anyway where there is no interference and only calm and reflection, gathering the day into being with a light and brigh breakfast.
Make the most of what you have in life and be grateful that you wake up breathing even when there are things that go bump in the night.
I am grateful for every morning I wake up, every moment i am awake, every moment I awaken a wee bit more.
With Love, Friendship, Honesty, Kindness, Health, Hope, Goodness, Grace, Gratitude, Understanding, Faith, Peace, Forgiveness, Patience, Diligence, Love, Blessings and Joy
LotteMikkelsen Laughter Yoga Specialist and Master Trainer #youreverydaylaughterqueen
January and February are filled with heart and body warming events in South England where Lesley Raphael draws you into her wellbeing retreats.
The 2024 events are in the making and will be running on
27th January 2024 in Chichester
Saturday 17th February in Worthing
Typical content will always include Laughter Yoga and meditation plus two other sessions such as a sound bath, singing rounds, a women’s-empowerment folktale storyteller and Om chanting and there may even be a labyrinth walk but all of this will be announced later.
You will leave feeling nourished, nurtured and ready for a full-on 2024.
If you want to make sure you get the updates and information about upcoming events from Lesley please contact her on email@example.com.
For more information about working together or about other events, please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September-October we held our first Hybrid Laughter Yoga Teacher Training which started with 7 online theory sessions and culminated in a weekend with practical exercises, brushing up and connecting.
If you have ever considered training as Laughter Yoga Teacher follow your instinct and the NIKE slogan – JUST DO IT!
Even when we doubted the outcome of the hybrid training, Mel and I, we were converts at the end of the weekend where 6 new Laughter Yoga Teachers left Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms with knowledge, wisdom, visions and friendships.
The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is an extraordinary course, teaching you many more skills than it states in the lesson plan.
It combines with your leader skills with life skills with Laughter Yoga and you end up becoming a teacher and a real trail blazer of Laughter Yoga.
We run the next 5-day non-residential training in London on 8th-12th July 2024 from 9:30-17:30 (Friday finish at 16:00), and the next hybrid training in February-March 2024.
The hybrid training runs over 6-7 online sessions plue 2 days in person on the following times and dates, and there are more options in the shop:
Online Sundays from 10-12:30 in February-March 2024
In person Weekend from 9-17 on 28-29/10 2023
Online we will cover
Recap of Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Laughter yoga for Seniors
Laughter Yoga for School children
Laughter Yoga in Business
Laughter Yoga in Hospitals and Health care
Laughter Yoga for Special Need
What are the different training programmes you can offer
The online programme for conquering stress is excellent for Laughter Yoga Leaders and Laughter Yoga Teacher who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the benefits as well as the physiological and psychological aspects of being human using laughter to relieve the challenges.
Introduction session, standard intro with background, why it is a good idea to practice and brief on benefits, and laughter exercises
Neurobiology of stress and Laughter Yoga for stress reduction
Activating the parasympathetic nervous system with laughter
The Laughter Yoga philosophy of motion creates emotion
Laughing when you are not in the mood, trigger the joy cocktail
More seasons will go in depth with the psychology of laughter, polyvagal theory, neuroplasticity, lymphatic drainage and much more. Stay tuned.
If you would like to speak about Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy programmes or on your Podcast, news channel, entertainment programme, or for an article or other media ideas, please contact me on email@example.com.
The 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training runs in London 5 times a year with Lotte and Mel. We bring you an exceptional journey into the depth of laughter and fun, as well as exploring aspects of yourself and your plans for bringing laughter to others.
Teaching Laughter Yoga Leader Training started for me in 2007 in St. Albans, and since then I brought the training to Durham and online in 2009, to London in 2010, to Blackpool/Preston in 2015 and wherever your team takes me.
Now is the best time to book your spot on one of the 2024 courses – soon 2025 dates will become available as we are entering 2024 in just a few months!
Once you are a Laughter Yoga Leader your exploration has only just started and it opens the world of Laughter Yoga to you, and also becoming a Laughter Yoga Teacher.
And you make friends with other friendly people.
To learn more about our training programmes, options and requirements, please contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With accreditation we are taking Laughter Yoga seriously and we are bringing the standards to another level of nationwide approval within the education system. The UnitedMind accreditation is the only UK accreditation for Laughter Yoga Training.
Our courses are continued professional development and gives you points to add to your CPD list!
To learn more about how you can become a Laughter Yoga Leader or Teacher please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email email@example.com.
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, Online, Preston
Durham and St. Albans on request with minumum 4 people
Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
Accredited Laughter Yoga Teacher Training This training is a requirement for becoming a Laughter Yoga Coach
Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
Accredited Laughter Therapist Training
Accredited Laughter Coach and Certified Gibberish Coach Training
Your venue, your group – minimum 4 people
Your Self Study
A way to learn at your own leisure, at times to suit. If you are able to come to the in-person training at a later time, the 2-day training is included in the fee of £225.
It is exciting to launch a new way of learning Laughter Yoga online as an almost-self-study, where you will be able to learn at your own pace and finish by presenting a Laughter Yoga session as you will have learned through the lessons, at a face-to-face Zoom session.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile/WhatsApp +447736341717.
Full details of all workshops and training programmes, and how to register, are listed on UnitedMind’s website.
Clients That Have Laughed With Us:
What an awesome week we had at the Laughter Yoga Teacher training. One of the best weeks I've ever had with a bunch of incredible and like-minded people. Lotte, our trainer, was marvellous and knowledgeable and made our week epic.
Awesome training 😊😊😊 loved it to bits ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great training, brilliantly facilitated by the Lotte and Mel, they created a fun safe learning space, looking forward to the next one
Lotte held a couple of session at MADE.com HQ for our lovely employees and it was super fun and got everyone laughing - really brilliant. Our team really relaxed into the sessions and helped release any built up tension or stresses from their day to day life. Everyone left feeling energised as well as with a deep calmness. Thank you for working with us and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
I completed the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training in October 2021. The week was very useful, and I learnt a lot. All the laughter we shared not only in the classroom but also outside was amazing. As a first-hand research, I actually noticed a change in my mind and body after a full week with several laughter sessions a day.
Great laughter yoga online leader course! I was nervous at first but Lotte was brilliant - she has a very easy going, warm and engaging style which really helped. The course was super informative, interesting and fun. Everyone in the group really gelled and it was a very rewarding and supportive experience. I can't wait to get involved in more laughter sessions and eventually start running my own!!
Had a great time learning how to become an online laughter yoga leader with Lotte and her infectious enthusiasm and laughter.
Lotte has been very flexible and compassionate throughout the Laughter Leader Training that I attended live online. The experience was wonderful. I felt supported and encouraged throughout. Lotte gives her full attention and provides a high quality level of information and administration. I found the timing to complete the course was just right, and helped me to attend and manage the course. I highly recommend Lotte who has years experience, deep wisdom and humility; willing to share the learning she has gained through Teaching Laughter yoga. I am very happy to recommend Lotte. I look forward to further training with Lotte.
Excellent course which was adapted for virtual learning. Small group so we had ample time to ask questions and practice skills. Learning was fun and practical. I would definitely recommend Laughter Yoga training and it has already been of interest to prospective employers for role in wellbeing and inclusion.
Amazing training. Lotte is truly an inspiration to work with and laughter was free flowing 🤣
Google rating score: 5.0 of 5, based on 28 reviews