Welcome to September 2023
…and news, stories, upcoming events and event reviews from UnitedMind Ltd. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Yoga in London, all over the UK and world, The Laughter Club International (UK) and The Telephone Laughter Club.
UnitedMind is on the forefront with laughter, happiness and joy!
In September News we share the following…
- Breezing Through from Yours Truly
- August came and went…
- The Awakening of your spiritual intelligence
- Hybrid Laughter Yoga Teacher Training for every leader
- Please follow us on Social Media
- The Laughter Club in St. Albans on Zoom and Telephone Laughter Club details
- Combat stress with Laughter Yoga Online Programme
- 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!
In some places it is not nearly as low-key breezy as it is in the UK.
However, there is no right or wrong in our perception of weather, life, work or anything we share, we simply have different views of how mild or severe things that pass in life, based on circumstances, background and many other factors.
Hurricanes and storms, torrential rain and other weathery events cause havoc in places, yet we complain about rainfall and wind.
And breezy is not only relating to the weather anyway.
How are we being in our life and is life handing us tough challenges or are we seemingly breezing through it all?
Even if it seems as if some friends and family members are riding a wave of easy tasks and good living, make sure you look beneath the surface to ensure they are well and thriving and that easy living is not just a surface-display.
We are not always being honest and truthful about what is really going on in life simply because we often do not want to burden anyone else with our obstacles.
Times have changes dramatically following the pandemic and although we are through it, and in many ways it looks as if it never happened, there is a wave of follow-on health matters that must be addressed now.
We conquered the pandemic and it is time to face the real health crisis where physical health is affected by mental health and vice versa.
Never has there been a better opportunity to seek out something and someone who can help shifting energy and lift the mood, clearing old patterns and paving the way for new pathways.
It seems pretty grey out there, and not only because of the weather.
But there is light and there are rainbows full of colours and shine!
We have the opportunity of changing lives including our own through adopting and adapting to the change we experience.
Change is our friend, and if you do not feel it is, then change how you feel about change because it is here to stay.
Change is the only constant in life.
With laughter and a daily practice of Laughter Yoga we can help ourselves overcome everything we find difficult to face, everything we try and avoid, and everything we know will not leave our side no matter how much we try to ignore the facts and state of it all.
Laughter Yoga changed my life and many other lives, too – just ask!
With Love, Friendship, Honesty, Kindness, Health, Hope, Goodness, Grace, Gratitude, Understanding, Faith, Peace, Forgiveness, Patience, Diligence, Love, Blessings and Joy
Laughter Yoga Specialist and Master Trainer
August came and went…
In August became a Mental Health Training Associateand my own training has been happening throughout the month.
In addition I had the pleasure of going on a long awaited trip to Denmark.
As well as facilitate some amazing corporate laughter workshops with outstanding people.
Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Prevention, First Aid at Work, understanding how to impletment the Thriving at Work standards in the workplace, and other skills have been on my agenda, and it has been a real treat to bring greater understanding to my own life and those of others.
Our society is challenged by more than ill mental health in individuals, we are a society at risk.
We all have mental health but what we do differently is handling our mental health when it becomes unstable or ill.
The challenge that grew dramatically during the pandemic is out in the open and has almost become an unwanted, unwelcomed lifestyle for the many who live with mental health conditions that are still surrounded by stigma.
Unless we each take responsibility and start listening, not only with our ears but with our full attention and presence, thing will not change.
Good thing is that things ARE changing, although it seems slow change at times.
Sometimes it takes for us to go and sit in the mud with our friend instead of trying to drag them out of it and fix things for them.
So August came and went…
Was the title for this piece of the September news from me and UnitedMind and sometimes thoughts just jumble and replace what was intended with other thoughts.
August definitely left me with contemplation and reflection as I returned from a 40-year reunion with old friends from school.
I was touched, moved, and inspired after spending a few hours in the company of those who were my best friends, good friends, friends in 1983, and who I felt became all of those people once again in 2023.
We have all faced unimagined obstacles and as I listened to the stories, I felt my own was just a little hurdle among all those health, identity, relationship, life challenges that had unfolded over those past 40 years, but somehow had brought all of us amazing, wholesome folk together this year.
People survive, and go on to live full lives.
I have listened to short videos that keep popping up on my feeds stating that the X Gen people are resourceful people who are unstoppable and do not take no for an answer even when we received a lot of no’s as young people.
Those people were the people I reconnected with the other week.
Undoubtedly we face many challenges moving forward on healing our communities, cultures, society, but we can do it because we are generations of resilience, both old and new ones who have this covered.
Next step is to take responsibility and do it! Stand up for what we believe is necessary to create lasting change.
I went and laughed with 70 store managers at an Urban Outfitters event, and they were up to something with empowering people, managing from the heart, human leadership, and laughter!
Laughter Yoga is here to stay simply because it is a change management tool that makes instant shifts happen, it is easy and it is at the tip of your tongue.
For more information about workshop and training programmes for personal and professional use, please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email email@example.com.
Teh event on 19-20 October 2023 is getting closer!
Our spiritual intelligence is the part of us that will overcome all ego-based material needs, urges and wants and we cannot leave it forever to open this unlimited capacity for growth.
The Awakening is the first event of its kind for professionals who want to grow and learn about spiritual intelligence and how to impact and inspire positive change in yourself and your communities.
I look forward to being part of this unique event on 19th October 2023 in North West England. Watch this space for more information unfolding over the coming weeks and months.
For more details and to book your tickets, head to www.amandagreencoaching.co.uk/theawakening.
Amanda Green is an extraordinary human being, a transformational coach and facilitator, meet her on www.amandagreencoaching.co.uk/, she offers some truly empowering challenges you can accept on her website.
For more information about working together, please contact Lotte on mobile/WhatsApp +44 (0) 7736341717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hybrid Laughter Yoga Teacher Training has taken off!
If you are on a mission to change the world with laughter, a Laughter Yoga Leader wanting to become a Laughter Yoga Teacher, but cannot take the 5 days off work or life in general, there is a solution for you!
Taking 5 days out of the week can often be a challenge for anyone, and in addition the accommodation has not always suited everyone so how can you save money on something that is included but not required for you.
The Laughter Yoga Teacher Training is an awesome course, teaching you many more skills to combine with your leader skills including becoming a teacher or Laughter Yoga.
The beauty of the hybrid model is that the theory can be completed online and when we meet in person we can focus on what we do with groups in person.
The training runs over 6 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 on 03/09, 10/09, 17/09, 01/10, 08/10, 22/10 2023
- 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
- Teaching Laughter Yoga Leaders
- Promotion Marketing PR and presentation skills
- Inner Spirit of Laughter
In person we will be covering
- Creating new exercises
- Talent Show
- Gibberish workshop
- Vision board
- Learning to facilitate Yoga Nidra
- Laughter Yoga Bollywood Dance
All of this for a really special one-off fee of £595 which is available until 10/9-2023 and then it is the standard fee of £725. Booking on https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/product/laughter-yoga-teacher-hybrid/.
For more information about training and workshops please contact me on email@example.com.
I hope you will follow and like us on these platforms and help us grow awareness of Laughter Yoga, joy and kindful living.
- www.linkedin.com/company/unitedmind-limited or connect with me on www.linkedin.com/in/lottemikkelsen
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We are up to something with laughter and sharing the benefits, and we hope that you enjoy these monthly Laughter Yoga workouts.
The Laughter Club in St Albans is still sharing laughter on Zoom on 1st Sunday every month (except August) at 1pm-1:30pm!
Please register online on https://form.jotform.com/200864136631350.
- Sunday 3 September 2023 at 13:00-13:30 UK time
- Please join on https://us04web.zoom.us/j/132683686 pw 305815
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile/WhatsApp 07736 341 717.
In addition The Telephone Laughter Club runs Monday to Friday at 7:00 to 7:10 on
- Dial: 0333 011 2319
- Room number: 33928453 #
- PIN: 8494 #
Please also contact me about The Telephone Laughter Club where we laugh weekday mornings from 7:00 to 7:10 if you have any questions about this service, email@example.com.
A deepening of your knowledge if you are a Laughter Yoga Professional and a gentle introphase to why Laughter Yoga is an essential choice if you have not yet submerged yoursefl in Laughter Yoga.
This programme has the potential to change your perspective on the stress that may seem to run your life at times as well as give you ideas on how you can use laughter as a remedy to combat this stress.
Are you willing to experience transformation? Willing to smile when you do not feel the smile at all?
It takes commitment and a willingness to experience the results that happen when your attitude and perspective changes in order to counter-balance stress.
The programme consists of 2 x 5 lessons with a wealth of information, knowledge, wisdom and tips for how you can change your stress with simple, daily steps.
If you do not try you will never know…
- 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
- Depression: causes, symptoms, neurobiology
- Anxiety and Laughter
- Cancer and Laughter
- Detoxing with Laughter Yoga
- Laughter and neurological disorders
Conquer Stress with Laughter Yoga is available via www.pensight.com/x/unitedmind, where you can register for season 1 or 2 or both.
A season 3 and 4 are still underway which 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 on your Podcast, news channel, entertainment programme, or for an article or other media ideas, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laughter Training – timing in life is everything!
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 2023 and 2024 courses!
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.
To hear more about our training programmes, options and requirements, please contact via email email@example.com.
More information about the different programmes is available on
- Laughter Yoga Leader – from £225 per person
- Laughter Yoga Teacher – from £595 (hybrid) / £900 per person
- Laughter Yoga Coach – from £995 per person including accommodation
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.
FHT Accredited courses uniquely from UnitedMind Laughter Yoga and our Accredited Laughter Yoga Teachers are
- 2-day Laughter Yoga Leader Training / 4-week online
- 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training / hybrid 7 online sessions + weekend
- 1-day Laughter Yoga Coach Training
- Laughter Therapist Training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Hemel Hempstead
- 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 £195.
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.
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/) provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2007:
- 14-15 October 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London from £225
- 02-03 December 2023 Laughter Yoga Leader London from £225
- 02-03 March 2024 Laughter Yoga Leader London from £225
- 02-03 May 2024 Laughter Yoga Leader Preston from £225 – ONLY OPPORTUNITY
- 15-17 June 2024 Laughter Yoga Leader London from £225
- More dates are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-leader/
- Your workplace or with your group at dates to suit you!
12-hour Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Online – click to choose your dates:
- Wednesdays 06, 13, 20, 27 September 2023 at 7pm-9:30pm from £195
- Saturdays 04, 11, 18, 25 November 2023 at 10am-12:30pm from £195
- More dates in 2022 are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/product-category/laughter-leader-training-online/
The 5-day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training and Hybrid Laughter Yoga Teacher Training runs on the following dates and venues (full details are listed on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/) provided by UnitedMind in the UK since 2012:
- HYBRID Online Sundays in September-October + 28-29 October 2023 in London £595 early bird
- HYBRID Online Sundays in January-March + 23-24 March 2024 in London £595 early bird
- 08-12 July 2024 in Hemel Hempstead residential £900 early bird
- More dates on www.unitedmind.co.uk/training/laughter-yoga-teacher/
Fees for residential training are including accommodation from Monday to Friday.
Feel free to enquire about special offers at any time, email@example.com.
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/):
Add-On to Laughter Yoga Teacher Certification
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.
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/)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0800 1214 714, or mobile/WhatsApp +447736341717.