Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development “IMTTA”
Bridging the divide between our human nature, internal thoughts, our actions and environment.
“CONNECTING YOU TO YOUR BEST SELF”
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
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
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
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Module Eight – Counselling & Coaching Skills
Active listening skills
Module Nine – Running Classes and Workshops
The IMTTA Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
The IMTTA Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
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
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
- 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.
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.
“Prior to starting my course, I was feeling a little lost. I love structure, and what I do within my life needs to have meaning, and I just wasn’t seeing that anymore. Therefore, when I made a decision to change paths and start this course, I wanted to embrace change. Within the first week of starting my course work, I found an instant connection, I was fascinated and everything I read really caught my attention, and I wanted to read more, it was hard to put it down. I’ve surprised myself, I have gained so much in such a short period of time, I feel like I have finally found something that I want to do and tell people about all the time. I have learnt so much about meditation, I’ve always wanted to understand and take part in meditations, but I was reluctant to do so because I didn’t know if I could do it. I have gained a strong understanding of all the different types of meditations available and I have realised that you need to find the style of meditation that works for you. There is a meditation style for everyone, it’s just finding it! I have spent most of my life living in FFR mode; I have now gained the ability to understand my mind and body so that I can now recognise the triggers, and take steps to manage the worry and, or stress ( I now always think, are they avoidable or unavoidable – this helps me manage the situation). It allows me to keep calm and stops me from freaking out. I feel so much more confident in myself, knowing that I choose what I accept and what I don’t, I can stop worrying about the past and in some cases the future and live for the now; I can choose to do that ( life has a new meaning when you can take control and have a choice). This course has opened my eyes to a whole new life, I have gained so much knowledge about me, and this course was always about helping me to understand who I am and how life can be, if I choose it to be so. I feel like I now have the tools to help people, to assist them in building their confidence and being able to listen, this was difficult for me previously as I lived my life in a blur, nothing was that important, there was no control it was just busy, busy, rush, rush ! However, this new learning has turned my life upside down, which is a new concept to me, but it’s so positive and exciting, I look forward with pure happiness for the future. I am not the person I used to be, I have gained back the excitement and inspiration to take care of me…I come first. I’m a much healthier, positive, exciting and happier me. I want to help others and give back, that’s my goal”.
“This course has given me so much more than I ever expected. When I originally enrolled in the course my intentions were to get a good understanding of meditation, chair yoga and more knowledge in Holistic Counselling. The content in the course in all those areas has far exceeded my expectations and I will refer to the modules/booklets for the rest of my career. What I have learnt, the programs/activities, the strategies and the resources will form part of my tool kit with every client I have from now on. The way the modules build upon each other and the layering and cross over of information has been incredible. I already had a good understanding of holistic practices before this course, yet this course has tied it altogether in such a clear and concise manner. In regards to my own personal growth this course has taught me skills that will be part of my lifestyle forever. I was already practicing and living holistic principles, yet this course allowed me to further my knowledge in Meditation and forced me to really take a deeper look into my life. I feel that each module and topic allowed me to extend my knowledge with work, while making sure I was growing within myself. I have always practiced what I preach in regards to health and working on finding and managing the balance of your mind, body and soul. This course has just reiterated to me the importance of what I believe and that we need to work on ourselves from the inside out. This course represents my core values that I have been living for a long time, I just now have extra strings to add to my bow. I have learnt the practice of meditation which is now part of my daily rituals and will be forever more. This alone has changed my life. I am so grateful for what I have gained from this course and I feel so inspired to share this with my clients and grow my business more and become the best Holistic Coach I can be. This course has given me confidence that I have found my purpose and I am living my dream”.
“This course has come to me at a perfect time. 5 years ago I completed my diploma of counselling. Since then I have worked my way up physically, emotionally and spiritually to build a business that helps people be healthier, happier and aims at giving hope to families. The reason I did the course was for a few reasons.
- I see so many different types of people with particular challenges that I needed to somehow find a course that holistically looks at all aspects in personal healing and growth. (Not just theory base counselling) I believe this course offers that and much more. I have more tools now to help my clients become healthier, happier and have hope moving forward.
- I really wanted to learn to mediate. At January this year I wrote it down and promised myself I would learn this and by luck or the universe this course offered mediation as well as holistic counselling. (I couldn’t believe it) Mediation has personally opened my eyes into being a calmer person in stressful situations
- I have some big goals with my partner this year and I believe this course has given us the tools to achieve them. (Modules, mediation, particular topics, energy)
So in summary I have progressed personally, professionally and spiritually. I will continue to learn from the modules and use these tools so I can be a person who can help people become healthy, happy and provide hope in this crazy world! I’m extremely grateful and happy from what I have gained over the last 12 weeks”.
“I feel that I have gained so much from this course so far as it has been so beneficial to me both personally and professionally. I am learning, growing, developing and shifting into a more confident person who feels they are finally on the right path career wise in life.
I personally have grown and developed throughout doing this course in so many ways. I have been able to begin healing myself, choose a path to happiness and grow as a person. The tools I have learned are so valuable that I will be able to take these away and continue this practice long after the completion of this course. I have learnt my own stress symptoms and triggers and how to manage them, I have learnt to be grateful and keep note of this, I have learned about living life in the present and have learned meditation in which assists in my relaxation and grounding. Overall I feel more in touch with myself and my emotions.
I feel that I have grown professionally throughout this course so far as I have learned so many tools regarding careers as a holistic councillor, meditation teacher or a chair yoga instructor. These tools are so valuable and will defiantly be useful when I do begin practice. Throughout the duration of the course I have seen how well suited this career path may suit me”.
“When I first started this is training course I really didn’t expect anything to really change. It’s funny how we don’t really think about teachers living what they teach before they teach it. I didn’t really think that I would have to learn all the different meditation styles and try them myself, which is silly because how do I teach something if I don’t know how to do it myself? I’ve gained a better understanding of why I behave the way that I do, and why I think the way I do. I’ve had more conversations with myself and I love myself more. I’ve developed an even deeper respect for the ancient practice of meditation and I can’t wait to have a positive impact on other people. I’ve always liked to do things a bit differently and this is a perfect platform. Even if I don’t go and become a professional at this, it’s changed me on a very personal level and uncovered many hidden talents that I never knew I had. I’ve also made some wonderful friends who I will be working with on a professional level in the future”.
“I didn’t know what to expect from this course when I first started. I soon discovered this course is life changing. I was stuck in life, I was just going about my day to day routines, and feeling like a record on repeat. I was felt like I needed to do and be what people expected of me. This course made me take time out and think about all aspects of my life and narrow down what is true and real in my life right now. It has given me strength and realisation that I am good and I can be me and go for what I want, that is something I haven’t given any thought to in years. It has given me the confidence to think more positive and to believe I can do more in my life and in other people’s lives. We each hold within ourselves the answers on what to do, but we must be in touch with ourselves and trust ourselves to initiate change. This course is so much more than learning about being a meditation or chair yoga teacher or holistic counsellor it has been a self-growth course in which something from each module resinated with me and I could apply the learning to life, family and friends. The knowledge I now have is invaluable. The friends I have meet during the course, I know will be lifelong friends and the support in which this course gives you is second to none, I would not have been able to do this course without the support of Tereza and other students, we all brought something to this course that helped us all get through. Thank you Tereza for offering a course with so much support”.
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