Dear Mindfulness fans,
Lovely to see you all at the Kabat-Zinn lecture last week! Wow, what a wonderful event. I wrote a blog piece on it here.
I'd like to let you know about our brand new mindfulness teacher training programme that runs online. It's had rave reviews. The details are below or on teachmindfulnessonline.com Please feel free to call me on[masked] if you're interested. It's perfect for coaches, consultants and trainers looking to be certified to integrate mindfulness into their work.
Also, we offer a free 21 day email mindfulness course. You can do that by letting us know your email address by clicking here.
About the Teach Mindfulness Course
The course comprises of 10 virtual classroom sessions in total, once a week, every Sunday evening at 6.30pm-8:30 pm (London, UK time), starting on 5th May 2013. Course finishes 7th July 2013.
Each session is a small online group, and you can hear Shamash as he gives his presentation and watch his detailed and helpful slides. This lasts for 90 minutes each time and is interactive and live.
You are assigned to work with one or two other students over to phone, to practice guiding mindfulness meditations on each other following the online session to improve your own teaching skills.
For a pdf of the training, click here.
Over the period of the course (the first week is an orientation session), you are asked to practise the recommended mindfulness meditations and exercises daily.
Each week you will also be asked to re-read a particular chapter from one of the reading books, which we would discuss and explore together in the session.
You are asked to write a reflective journal of your experience of your own meditation, and reflections following each session of training that we have together. A summary of this is to be handed in at the end of the training, and a certificate is issued once we have received and checked through it. There is no marks or grade given for this, nor is there a formal mark scheme – it is to check that you have understood the key principles of mindfulness as it is described in the required readings. You can use this as an opportunity to create a booklet as your own teaching guide for the 8 week programme. If you have misunderstood the key ideas, you are given written feedback and another opportunity to write the journal summary. If you follow the advice, you should be fine. Maximum length of your booklet – 3000 words.
A typical session includes theory, opportunity to listen to a meditation being guided, and training on how to teach this particular session to a group and some discussion over the key theme of the session. You are expected to do some preparation for each session and can ask questions as we go along. There will be a Q and A session at the end of each session.
A certificate will be issued at the end of training. The certificate will state ” XXXX has successfully completed 100 hours Mindfulness Teacher Training. The training was led by Shamash Alidina, Mindfulness Author and Coach.” when you successfully complete the written work. The 100 hours training includes live online training (20 hours), paired work (about 5 hours), personal mindfulness practice (about 40 hours), reflective reading (at least 25 hours) and reflective written journal (at least 10 hours).
This certificate can be used for your Continuing Professional Development.
“Shamash is an excellent teacher trainer. He’s knowledgable about the theory, and weaves the mindfulness teaching beautifully. Highly recommended” – Sarah, NHS and Private Psychotherapist, Birmingham.
“I really like the way the training is step by step rather than in one big chunk. The training follows a logical sequence, and by the end of the course, I was given lots of encouragement to start a mindfulness group of my own. I felt confident and now run mindfulness groups regularly. I’m passionate about mindfulness as it’s helped me so much, and it’s so nice to share the passion with others. Thanks for your positivity and belief in my abilities as a teacher.” – Michael, Health Coach, South Africa.
“I’m glad I chose to train with Shamash. I didn’t have time or money to travel far away to get the training. This was easy and accessible and met my needs perfectly.” Michele, Massage Therapist, Norwich, UK.
What’s unique about us
- Full money-back guarantee if you decide you don’t like it after the orientation session – no questions asked!
- The training is spaced over 10 weeks instead of being crammed into a few days – just like a real mindfulness course.
- All sessions are recorded so you can listen back to them at any time – very rarely available on other training courses.
- The training is delivered by a bestselling author of mindfulness.
Total fee is £750 inclusive for the full training.(The normal price for this training is £1500, which is the normal cost of a training.)
The refundable deposit to secure your place for the training is £150.
Prices may be subject to change so book soon to avoid disappointment.
About half the places are gone, and the last training was fully booked, so this will sell out. If interested, call me on[masked] or email me on shamash (at) learnmindfulness.co.uk