Mindfulness Teacher Certification
Who can Benefit from Certified Mindfulness and Teacher Training
Medical professionals and psychologists
Ordinary people looking to improve their wellbeing
The Demand for Mindfulness Teachers
The Time magazine states we are living in The Mindful Revolution. People from all walks of life realise how simple everyday activities can become a source of powerful mindset transformation.
Mindfulness training doesn’t require any special tools, complicated procedures or even a huge time commitment to yield noticeable results. This is the reason why people want it.
Starting with the US Marines to schools, elderly care and workplaces, mindfulness is becoming adopted as a go-to method for enhancing personal and professional well being. Our former students are conducting mindfulness and meditation courses in prisons, schools and elderly care homes.
Businesses, from Commonwealth Bank Australia to Intel, Google and the small companies adopted the mindfulness-based leadership programs and are nurturing mindful workplaces.
The latest trends in counselling and psychotherapy also confirm the never before seen demand for mindfulness education.
The Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness
Constant high stress leads to health issues, anxiety and depression. The need for a solution to this epidemic led a growing number of scientists to investigate the benefits of mindfulness, which now provides as a science-backed answer that can improve every areas of our lives.
Higher stress resilience
Mindful living doesn’t only help to deal with immediate stress, it also increases our resilience.
High-intensity negative emotions
Practising mindfulness builds coping skills needed for overcoming intense negative feelings.
Better pain management
The ability to manage chronic pain is significantly higher in people who practise mindfulness and meditation, than in those who don’t.
Improved sleep quality
Mindfulness techniques can help improve insomnia issues dramatically, without the need for addictive medications or expensive treatments.
The ability to focus on what is happening, right here right, now amidst a hectic life is one of the top benefits that results from mindfulness training.
Improved work engagement, efficiency and work performance
A large body of research confirms that workers and leaders who have trained in mindfulness perform better at their jobs and feel better while doing it.
A higher sense of personal happiness
Mindfulness provides simple, accessible and powerful tools for being happy.
Mindfulness Teacher Certification Course Curriculum
Unit 1:Mindfulness and mindful meditation
You’ll learn the basics of mindfulness meditation, mindful living and mindfulness practice in everyday life.
Unit 2: The science behind mindfulness
In the second unit, we look at how mindfulness can transform our brain to enhance the stress response and promote calmness.
Unit 3: Mindfulness, pain management and resilience
The third unit focuses on how accepting pain, instead of fighting it, can help people with chronic issues. We also look at resilience and how mindfulness assists us to bounce back after difficult times.
Unit 4: Forest bathing
Shinrin-yoku, known in the west as forest bathing or nature connection, is about spending time practising mindfulness amongst trees, is the primary focus of Unit 9. Trees boost our immune system and increases wellbeing.
Unit 5: Cultivating acceptance, compassion and gratitude
Values transform our lives, and for this course, we have chosen to focus on the values of acceptance, compassion, and gratitude.
Unit 6: Mindful communication
In Unit 6 we learn about authentic communication, mindful listening, and genuinely connecting with others.
Unit 7: Mindfulness and money
Unit 7 centres on learning how we can recognise habits that prevent us from being as happy, and as rich, as we can be.
Unit 8: Mindful eating
We look at how to eat mindfully, listen to the body signals about hunger and be fully aware of the food we eat.
Unit 9: Mindfulness for parents, children and teens
Unit 9 focuses on mindful parenting strategies. Mindful parenting is about being present in our children’s lives and about being a positive role model by the way we live our lives.
Unit 10: Overcoming obstacles to mindfulness
We’ll focus on practical skills to help people overcome obstacles to living mindfully.
Unit 11: Mindful coaching
Mindful coaching is about co-creating the relationship with a client and incorporating mindfulness in a coaching session to support the client through the process of change.
Unit 12: Mindfulness strategies
We provide you with a range of practical exercises to assist others live mindfully and help others embrace mindfulness.
What You Get with our Certified Mindfulness Teacher Course
A fun and engaging learning process founded on two decades of teaching and coaching
Online access to course workbook and resource materials
Flexible, self-paced paced online mindfulness course
Full individual support
All-inclusive payment plans
Mindfulness Training Certification Options
Certificate in Mindfulness
Mindfulness Teacher Certificate
To gain our Certificate in Mindfulness, you need to complete the 12-Unit course via distance learning.
At the end of the course, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and tools to incorporate mindfulness into your personal and professional life.
To gain our Certified Mindfulness Teacher accreditation, which is accredited by the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance, you complete the certificate in mindfulness, then do additional training in presentation skills and be supervised presenting. This course can be attended via webinar or a weekend workshop, currently held in Sydney. Teachers and trainers can apply for Recognition of prior learning for this segment of the course. Please email us for more information.
At the end of the mindfulness course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and tools to teach classes and work with groups or individuals as certified mindfulness teacher.
Certified Mindfulness Course Payment Options
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From the Mindfulness Course Teacher, Anne Hartley:
I must admit mindfulness was something that never resonated with me, I’ve always been a person who gets things done. I’m a master multi-tasker, so the idea of focusing on this moment didn’t appeal to me. I felt being mindful would change who I am.
Then I started to notice how life was flying by, I felt as if my life would be over and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it, so I started practising being mindful, for short periods every day. As I slowed down the pace of my life, I found I was still able to get as much done, I was enjoying life more, I felt more in control. And for me, the amazing thing is that I can still multi-task, but I am very conscious of how and when I do this, and if it works for me.
The first time I implemented being mindful for longer periods of time was when I was in a difficult relationship with another person. We couldn’t resolve our conflict, and we were on a long road trip that could have been miserable for both of us. I couldn’t escape it. I couldn’t fix it. So, I chose to practice mindfulness, to stay in the moment and observe without judgement, and to accept the things I could not change. Being mindful helped me turn a potentially difficult experience into something enjoyable and what I got out of it, apart from harmony, was that I felt good about myself.
Mindfulness has the potential to change the world, and we are only just starting to understand how it can help us. Mindfulness can help us manage pain, this I know from personal experience. It can heal relationships because when we are mindful people feel heard. It can change our financial situation, health and even support us to change limiting beliefs.
I hope you’ll join me in teaching mindfulness, it may well change your life.
ANNE HARTLEY – CEO, Head Trainer and founder of Hart Life Coaching
Mindfulness in the News
Lady GaGa & Dalai Lama Promote Mindfulness
In an unusual pairing, pop star Lady GaGa and the Dalai Lama gave a unique perspective on how nurturing mindfulness is an initial step toward world peace.
“Change in humanity must start from individuals,” said Dalai Lama and Lady GaGa added, “We are unified in our humanity, and the only thing that we all know and we all appreciate in one another is kindness, and this has to come before all things.”
Mindfulness as a way to nurture kindness and build inner peace is a path they both recommend.
Mindfulness at Intel
Intel is one of the first who joined a growing list of companies, such as Google, Ford and LinkedIn, to offer mindfulness classes. In their Awake@Intel mindfulness course, also dubbed “Slowing Down to Speed up,” Intel employees have a chance to attend classes on mindfulness, emotional and relational intelligence.
The results showed an overall improvement in stress management, ability to focus, creativity and innovation.