Life Balancing College

CERTIFICATE

In Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development 

Face to Face Course: Term 2

Fortnightly Weekends

May Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th

June Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd

June Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th

Location “The Sutherland Shire”

 

Weekdays Classes

Monday, 6th May 2019 till Monday, 22nd June 2019

Location “The Sutherland Shire”

This training course is among the most highly accredited meditation teacher and holistic counsellors training course in the world and you will also be able to obtain professional insurance.

Module One – Foundation Studies in Meditation
History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your own practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect
Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress

Module Three – Foundations of Human Happiness
The psychology of happiness
Subconscious programming and reprogramming
States of mind & Fundamentals of self-image

Module Four – Tools for Healing
Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states

Module Five – Meditation Styles and Techniques
Poses and positions
Breathwork
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualization
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation

Module Six – Teaching
Talking to groups & Group leadership skills
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments

Module Seven – Working with Specific Groups
Teenagers
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients

Module Eight – Counselling & Coaching Skills
Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies

Module Nine – Running Classes and Workshops
Basic Meditation
The IMTTA Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
The IMTTA Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues

Module Ten – Corporate and Community Settings
Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organizations
Volunteer and community work

Module Eleven – Small Business Management
Ethics and Professionalism
Your public profile
Fundamentals of customer service
Maintaining student/client records
Charging for your services
Running a small home office

Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success
Understanding the power of branding, targeted marketing and advertising
The Internet – How to use free advertising for your business
Public image

On completion of this course, graduates receive 3 certificates and are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns.(IMTTA).

The certificates are:

  • Certificate of Meditation Teaching,
  • Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction
  • Certificate in Holistic Counselling and Life Coaching

You can choose to complete further postgraduate courses after graduating from the Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development, as standalone short courses if you wish. Completion of four postgraduate courses will elevate your qualification to the Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling. Completion of eight postgraduate courses will elevate your qualification to the Advanced Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling.

Graduates will be qualified to work as a professional meditation teacher and holistic counsellor.

You will be able to work for yourself teaching meditation, chair yoga and positive life skills in the community to groups and individuals, and in the corporate sector as a stress management consultant. You will also be able to provide holistic counselling services.

You may also seek employment, if you wish, in any of the following areas:

  • holistic healthcare centres,
  • wellbeing clinics
  • health clubs
  • natural therapies centres and retreats
  • gymnasiums
  • respite centres and community centres

as well as several other areas that seek to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on meditation therapy and positive self-development.

You will receive access to ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice.

Accreditation

All courses are evidence-based and industry accredited with the following organizations.

  • The International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
  • The Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)
  • The International Meditation Teacher Association (IMTA)
  • The International Meditation Teacher Trainers Association (IMTTA)

Our graduates are able to join these organisations and obtain professional insurance.

The IMTTA Training Courses are evidence-based and include referencing to scientific research, providing the student with a grounded, non-sectarian and extremely professional knowledge base.

All course materials are well researched and presented in a very practical, hands-on format, allowing students to explore and experiment with the information provided.

Each lecture includes several practical exercises and a submission form, where students are required to comment on, explain, discuss or answer questions relating to the particular lecture. This provides the course teacher with a good understanding of the students’ ability to understand and assimilate the course materials.

The course materials have been created by Isabelle Cunningham and Kerry Doolan. Many of the lectures include audio-visual presentations, Power-point presentations and other visual aids, along with e-books, to provide the widest possible teaching style for the full spectrum of learning styles.

The course is focused on educating professional Meditation teachers, Meditation therapists and holistic counsellors who are able to provide the highest quality service to their own students and clients. It therefor covers a wide range of topics, including an understanding of anatomy and physiology, humanistic psychology and holistic counselling practices as well as teaching skills, managing groups, running a small business, corporate stress management and a wide range of other important topics.

The student is required to read several independent books throughout the various courses, written by well-respected and highly qualified individuals.

The general feedback on this course material from students has been excellent and includes comments about the learning being fun as well as informative; there being a profound opportunity for personal development as well as professional learning and confidence to work in the area of Meditation teaching and holistic wellbeing, gained through the high quality of the courses content.