Why World Laughter Day?
One of Dr. Kataria’s objectives for Laughter Yoga is to promote world peace through laughter.
Some people find this idea fanciful, but an understanding of the science of emotions and emotional contagion in particular shows how this might be achieved.
The practice of Laughter Yoga causes the body to release certain ‘Feel Good’ hormones into the bloodstream related to feelings of happiness, warmth, unconditional love, bonding, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, and compassion.
Let’s call this a joy cocktail. The presence of this ‘Joy Cocktail’ of hormones and neuro-peptides precludes the production of other hormones and neuro-peptides that correspond with hatred, fear, violence, jealousy, aggression and the emotions associated with war and oppression.
Actually, the formula for world peace is very simple – one person at a time multiplies it and spread it…
About UnitedMind Ltd.
UnitedMind was founded in 2002 and since then has delivered a large number of therapies, training courses and workshops to individuals and organisations in both public and private sectors.
Laughter Yoga is for anyone!
The vision of the company is to enrich people’s lives through laughter and joyfulness by providing a holistic platform for anyone to benefit from regardless of background, age, ability or perspective.
UnitedMind provides workshops, training, seminars and coaching that make a difference to people and organisations.
In June 2004 UnitedMind founded the Laughter Club International (St. Albans) and since May 2006 the Laughter Club has been celebrating World Laughter Day.
In 2007 UnitedMind’s training programme took off and since then the company has become one of the most popular Laughter Yoga Leader Training providers in the UK. There are many Laughter Professionals in the country offering laughter training but only few with the background and experience that is brought to the table by Lotte Mikkelsen and UnitedMind.
In 2008 UnitedMind founded the Telephone Laughter Club as a means to offer a life changing service to people across the UK. People dial in Monday to Friday at seven in the morning, at noon, and late afternoon to laugh for a full 10 minutes in order to harvest the full benefits of laughter.
In 2009 UnitedMind became the number one provider of Laughter Yoga Leader Training in the UK with the highest number of newly trained Laughter Yoga Leaders venturing into the market of therapeutic laughter across the country.
In 2010 UnitedMind joined forces with The Regency Training Foundation, a local charity, to provide training programmes for the community in order to combat social exclusion. Read the full story.
In 2011 UnitedMind teamed up with communications experts, Sole Developers, in North-East England to provide transformational communication workshops based on Gibberish and Laughter techniques – a unique way of empowering individuals as well as teams in sales department, management floors, marketing etc.
In 2012 UnitedMind became the first company in the UK to offer the Laughter Yoga Teacher Training. Laughter Ambassador Lotte Mikkelsen trained and qualified as Laughter Yoga Master Trainer by Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement, bringing the 5-day training permanently to the UK after 10 years of absence.
By 2015 UnitedMind has become one of the key-training companies in the UK to deliver Laughter Yoga and Laughter Therapy training to individuals as well as teams within worlkplaces. The training is second-to-none quality and undoubtedly the fast route to health and happiness for anybody.