What is the difference between Mindfulness Training course and Meditation Teacher course?
With our mindfulness training course, you gain extensive knowledge of mindfulness and ways it can be used to enhance people’s lives. Whereas our meditation teacher course focuses more on the benefits of meditation and different styles of meditation. You can see the meditation teacher course curriculum here, and the mindfulness course curriculum here. You can enrol in either course or save money by enrolling in a combination course.
How our Mindfulness Teacher Training is conducted
Our mindfulness training course is done online. The Mindful Way course, which is a course for the public which our graduates can run is held by teleconference. As a student you can attend the teleconference course at no additional charge, but it is not essential to do so.
The online mindfulness teacher course enables you to work at your own pace. The teleconference course is covered over 5 live sessions.
You receive a downloadable course manual and have access to videos and a mentor to ask questions.
All students need to complete 11 written assignments.
The course can be completed in minimum of 14 weeks, but most people take longer. You have up to 12 months to complete.
This course is accredited by the international association, International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance (IMMA) and the Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT). On completion you will be issued with a certificate that qualifies you to teach mindfulness to individuals or groups and enables you to gain insurance.
You can find out the dates for the next teleconference course under the ”Course details” tab of our all courses page.
Who can Benefit from Mindfulness Teacher Training
Medical professionals and psychologists
Meditation teachers, teachers and trainers
Anyone looking to improve their wellbeing
The Demand for Mindfulness Teachers
Time magazine states we are living in The Mindful Revolution and we are just at the beginning of this.
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.
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 teacher training.
Unit 1: Mindfulness and mindful meditation
In this unit you’ll learn the basics of mindfulness meditation, mindful living and and how to apply mindfulness in everyday life.
Unit 2: The science behind mindfulness
Scientists are now saying mindfulness training can transform our brain and change our response to stress.
Unit 3: Mindfulness, pain management and resilience
Pain management specialists often recommend mindfulness to patients who live with chronic pain. We also look at resilience and how mindfulness assists us to bounce back.
Unit 4: Forest bathing
There is a healing power in nature. Many doctors now believe that being mindful amongst trees can increase cancer fighting cells and reduce blood pressure.
Unit 5: Cultivating acceptance, compassion and gratitude
In the mindfulness training course we focus on the values accepting, compassion (including self-compassion) and gratitude as a way of being mindful.
Unit 6: Mindful communication
Mindful communication provides us with the opportunity to bring out the best in each other. It enhances our listening and questioning skills and supports us to be authentic.
Unit 7: Mindfulness and money
Many people face financial challenges, and that’s not necessarily a lack of money. In this unit we cover how being mindful with money can improve our finances as well as our relationships.
Unit 8: Mindful eating
Mindful eating is a way for people to be aware of how they feel and what they eat as a way of modifying behaviour.
Unit 9: Mindfulness for parents, children and teens
If we want to end the stress cycle for future generations parents and children need to learn mindfulness.
Unit 10: Overcoming obstacles to mindfulness
This unit covers hints, tips and strategies to overcome obstacles to be mindful.
Unit 11: Mindful coaching
Mindful coaching is about co-creating the relationship with a client and incorporating mindfulness into a coaching session to support the client through the process of change. This unit is for people who already coach, it does not teach coaching skills.
Unit 12: Mindfulness strategies
This unit includes a number of practical mindfulness exercises.
Unit 13: Conducting Courses
If you wish to present mindfulness courses this unit can help but it does not train you in presentation skills. It includes lesson plans for two mindfulness courses. One is The Mindful Way, which we run by teleconference (this is included in your course fee) and another on mindful parenting.
A course you can work through at your own pace. If you do one unit a week it will take 14 weeks, although you have 12 months to complete the course, and you can do it in a shorter period of time if you wish.
Downloadable workbook, videos and resources
A course that is easy, interesting and fun. You complete one written assignment per unit.
Your own mentor to contact with queries by phone or email
Lesson plans for conducting 2 mindfulness courses
This course assesses your knowledge of mindfulness and provides hints on conducting courses we do not supervise you teaching. If you have no experience teaching we recommend you attend Toastmasters or a public speaking course to gain this skill.
Certified Mindfulness Training Course Payment Options
You can start this course at any time. Check our course dates for when the next Mindful Way teleconference course will be held.
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.