Diploma of Meditation Therapy
Course duration: 15 months part time
Part-time 10 hours study per week x 64 weeks. Study break allowance (included in course durations) = 12 weeks
Full time 20 hours study per week x 32 weeks. Study break allowance (included in course durations) = 6 weeks
IICT Recognised certification:
(2) Holistic counselling skills for meditation teachers
(3) Meditation therapist
(4) Holistic Empowerment Coaching
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Life Balancing Colleges training courses are delivered through a face-to-face training.
We are a IICT Approved Training Provider.
All of our courses are internationally industry recognised.
All course graduates are able to apply for professional insurance and join the following associations.
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.
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, therefore, 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 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 content of the course.
Course Modules – Diploma of Meditation Therapy
Certificate in Meditation and Human Development
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
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
Advance Certificate in Mediation Teaching and Holistic Human Development
Postgraduate Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy
The Autonomic Nervous System is responsible for determining which neurochemicals and what amounts are released into our bodies; these chemicals create the physical environment our cells form and live in. This course explores the link between the way we chose to think (our perception), the neurochemicals those mental states determines and how chemical imbalances cause disease. Based on clinical evidence, ANSR investigates how and why, what we think influences our level of physical wellbeing and explains, in practical terms, how changing our thinking process will dramatically improve our physical health.
- How you will be able to use autonomic nervous system reprograming
- The study of the ANS (autonomic nervous system)
- Dr Bruce Lipton
- The three brains
- The autonomic nervous system
- The endocrine system
- Module summary
- The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
- The Amygdala
- The Central Nervous System (CNS)
- The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
- What a nerve consists of
- The evolution of human consciousness
- The heart brain
- The Gut Brain
- Reprogramming the autonomic nervous system by changing our perceptions and beliefs
- Finding beliefs to change
- Belief changing technique
Beyond the relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs by Herbert Benson MD
The Biology of Beliefs: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton PHD
Postgraduate Certificate in Brain Body Medicine
This course explores why people can find themselves ‘trapped’ in old belief systems, negative thinking and habitual ideas that do not contribute to living happy or healthy lives. It provides a deeper understanding of the simple and practical tools we can use to help adopt a more positive and healthier thinking process. It includes in-depth exploration of how and why particular thinking patterns manifest into specific physical illness. Based on scientific research and humanistic psychology, this course takes the mystery out of ‘mind body medicine’ and brings a popular theory into a new light as concrete healing modality.
- Introduction to Brain Body Medicine (Psychophysiology)
- The Role of the Brain Body Therapist (Psychophysiology Therapist)
- Introduction to Brain Body Medicine
- The Physiology of Belief
- Traumatic Beliefs
- The Power to Heal
- The Faith Factor and How to Provide it
- Providing Evidence for Your Clients
- Placebo – The Science Behind Brain Body Medicine
- Diagnosis and Seeking the Cause of Illness
- Guiding Clients to Self-diagnose and Healing
- Psychophysiology Diagnostic Tools
- How to Work with Damaging Belief Systems and Conditioning
- Medical Meditation
- Writing the Prescription
- Tools for the Psychophysiology Therapist
- Marketing Your Brain Body Therapy Practice
- Building Clientele
- Referring and Networking
Mind Over Medicine: Healing Your Thoughts Cure Your Body by Lissa Rankin MD
Meditation as Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force by Dharma Singh Khalsa MD
Postgraduate Certificate in Advance Holistic Counselling for Meditation Teachers
This course delves deeper into the practicalities of holistic counselling. You will study communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), building counsellor/client relationships, relationship counselling, the holistic counselling process, mental and emotional wellbeing, counselling parents, counselling teenagers and releasing past trauma. This course also looks at the important ethical aspects of holistic counselling and will guide you in developing a completely professional practice.
- Introduction to Advanced Holistic Counselling
- Seeing Clients – Individual and Group Therapy
- Humanistic Psychology
- Emotions and Counselling
- Relationship Counselling and Counselling Couples
- Counselling Young Adults
- Trauma Counselling
- Counselling Clients with Depression
- Running Group Counselling and Therapy Sessions
- Fight or Flight and the Relaxation Response Review
- Powerful Tools for Holistic Counselling
- Creative Expression Therapy
The Games People Play by Eric Berne PHD
Two Postgraduate Courses of the students choose from the list below
Meditation for the Management of Depression and Anxiety
This course provides people with the tools required to self-manage depression and anxiety as well as better manage stress in daily life. As we witness the distressing increase in the number of people dependent on antidepressant drugs to cope with daily life, we realise how essential it has become to provide natural and self-managed alternatives to medication as a standalone treatment. Teaching Meditation for Depression and Anxiety is particularly useful for practitioners who wish to focus on the epidemic of stress, depression and anxiety-related disorders that are rampant in our modern communities and combines extremely well with holistic counselling.
Modern research has confirmed the age old wisdom that meditation has the ability to cure many physical and psychological ailments. This training program allows practitioners to specialize in the area of self-empowered healing and personal pain management and covers self-healing and recovery, and meditation for pain management. This is an excellent course for anyone who is interested in working in the holistic healing field and combines particularly well with Chair Yoga teaching.
Meditation for Children
This is a great class to teach for those with a special interest in children, offering young students a fantastic first step toward a life time of health and happiness. The kids classes are lots of fun and high energy. Children learn the basics of traditional yoga poses through role play. They learn about how their bodies work, how to look after themselves and how to be calm and relaxed Learning meditation through creative visualization also significantly contributes toward better sleeping patterns and a wide range of other health and emotional benefits for kids and their parents.
Certificate in Men’s Holistic Health and Wellbeing
The course offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the issues many men face in our modern society. Subjects include men and communication, understanding anger, facing fear, sexuality, men’s roles in modern society, rites of passage, fatherhood, men’s health, and cultivating creativity for men. This course also covers running workshops and retreats for men including warrior-style workshops and celebrations of manhood.
Prenatal meditation and use of meditation during childbirth contribute significantly to a more peaceful, faster and less painful birthing experience. It also helps to create a calmer, happier baby and a more confident, relaxed mother. This is a wonderful and rewarding field to teach meditation, and the program you will learn can be offered as a two-day workshop or adapted for a weekly class structure.
Meditation for Weight Management
This course will assist you to develop a good understanding of the causes of excess weight problems, the physical and emotional impacts, facilitate workshops that assist people to accomplish a healthy body weight, develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, healthier mindsets and a more positive self-image. You will also be able to assist people to adopt healthy eating habits, basic exercise programs and meditation routines, and guide them towards developing positive thinking skills. Your clients and students will be exposed to a new understanding of why they have weight issues, and will be inspired to apply new, practical and achievable ideas. They will have the resources and support they need to overcome the root causes of their weight issues and move forward into a healthier and happier future.
Meditation for Women in Transition and Women’s Mid-life Health and Wellbeing
This course will prepare you to support women in transition and guide them with beautiful tools that assist in developing high self-esteem, self-empowerment, inner strength, trust, self-love, joy and forgiveness. You will also learn about the physical effects of menopause, explore social attitudes regarding women and aging, and develop an understanding of the effects of diet, exercise and meditation on managing menopause. This course also covers running workshops and retreats for women including goddess-style workshops and celebrations of womanhood.
Certificate in Holistic Trauma and Abuse Counselling
Trauma and Abuse Counselling works to assist people whose lives have been adversely effected through being abused or traumatized either physically and/or psychologically. This may include sexual abuse, violent physical attack, bullying at home and school or in the work place, domestic violence, witnessing or being involved in a traumatic incident or accident.
The Trauma and Abuse Counsellors provides support, guidance and resources for the client to overcome the trauma and begin to implement strategies and positive life habits that allow them to live a normal, balanced life again.
Trauma and Abuse Counsellors must also have a thorough understanding of referral networks and the cycle of domestic violence as some of their clients may still be experiencing abuse and require guidance in removing themselves from danger.
Certificate in Holistic Grief and Loss Counselling
Grief and Loss counselling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief; and, so overwhelmed by their loss, that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down.
People may require Grief and Loss Counselling after the death of a loved one, after a long term relationship ends or even after losing their job. All people experience grief and loss differently. Grief counselling facilitates expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including their feeling sad, anxious, angry, lonely, guilty, relieved, isolated, confused, or numb.
It includes thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss and coping with concurrent changes in their lives. Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams. They may experience change in appetite or in their own health.
Grief counselling may be called upon when a person suffers anticipatory grief, for example an intrusive and frequent worry about a loved one whose death is not imminent. Anticipatory mourning also occurs when a loved one has a terminal illness. This can handicap that person’s ability to stay present whilst simultaneously holding onto, letting go of, and drawing closer to the dying person.
Holistic Grief and Loss Counsellors are able to provide clients with coping skills, emotional support and resources (and sometimes referrals) to help support them through the normal grieving process and also through what is known as ‘complicated grief’ (which occurs when the client gets stuck in, or does not progress through, the natural stages of grief on their own.
Certificate in Holistic Telephone Counselling
The Postgraduate Certificate Course in Holistic Telephone Counselling prepares students to offer telephone and online counselling for clients who are unable to attend in person for various reasons. These reasons may include family or work commitments, disability, location, lack of transport or isolation.
Telephone counsellors need special skills to ensure the client experiences as close as possible, the safe and nurturing environment the counsellor would provide in a face-to-face consultation.
Certificate in Holistic Marriage and Relationship Counselling
The Postgraduate Certificate Course in Holistic Marriage and Relationship Counselling provides students with the skill and information required to counsel married couples, unmarried couples, same sex couples, families, siblings and others involved in close relationships who are seeking assistance to overcome difficulties within the relationship.
In this role the Marriage and Relationship Counsellor will often act as a mediator and will provide the couple (or family) with positive communication skills and life tools to assist them in expressing their emotions in a positive and non-blameful manner, taking responsibility for their part in the relationship breakdown, setting goals and identifying desired outcomes for themselves and the relationship.
Postgraduate Certificate in Elemental Movement Meditation
Movement meditation encourages natural and authentic self-expression and provides a means of re-connecting with our most primal, graceful and authentic self. It opens our creative life force, expands awareness and develops equanimity.
You will experience the benefits of movement meditation and learn how to facilitate courses and workshops for a range of different groups.
Postgraduate Certificate in Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healing
A living cell is a blend of resonant frequencies — vibrational healing influences cellular health by changing its frequency through sympathetic resonance. Sound Therapy acts as a catalyst for healing by transferring energy frequencies into the physical body. This type of therapy has been used in medicine in both treatment and diagnostics for many years.
Learn how and why this intriguing therapy works and experience Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healings self-evident benefits for yourself.
Postgraduate Certificate in Holistic Therapies for PTSD
Based on the ground-breaking work of psychiatrist, author and educator, Bessel van der Kolk, who has been at the forefront of research in the area of post-traumatic stress the 1970s. Dr van der Kolk has spent his career studying how children and adults adapt to traumatic experiences and have interpreted his findings into his book; The Body Keeps the Score.
You will explore what PTSD is, how it is recorded in the brain, and how it affects the development of the cells. You will also discover very effective ways for supporting your clients to move beyond PTSD into self-empowerment and improved mental, emotional and physical health.
Postgraduate Certificate in the ART of Meditation
Creating art is a type of meditation that can have fast and profound healing benefits. Art making is a natural vehicle for meditation, relaxation and self-connection. It increases awareness and emphasises acceptance of feelings and thoughts without judgment. It is a catalyst for relaxation of the body and the mind.
Art therapy is useful where talk therapy is ineffective because the client cannot express their issues in words.
It assists clients to explore, express and accept their thought and feelings in a peaceful and self-empowering way.
Postgraduate Certificate in Inner Child Work
So many, if not all, emotional issues and mental health problems can be traced back to childhood trauma. Inner child work is a way of effectively identifying and resolving childhood trauma. It is focused on the experiences, emotions and unconscious beliefs still being held onto by the adult as a result of childhood experiences. It helps to develop a sense of safety as well as connecting us to the joy, innocence, playfulness, openness and confidence of childhood.
About Tereza Andjelic
Tereza was drawn to holistic counselling many years ago based on a powerfully transformative personal experience of working with a holistic counsellor. The holistic counselling enabled Tereza to see life in a different perspective and helped her secure a healthier lifestyle for her and her family. Tereza now passionately helps others change their lives to overcome challenges and reach full potential.
Tereza has undertaken significant study since 2013 holding a Masters in Holistic Counseling and Meditation from the International Meditation Teacher Trainers Association (IMTTA).
Working with the mind, body, spirit and emotions is consistently achieving results for clients that are transformational, practical and sustainable. Client and Student testimonials often involve deep gratitude for the healing, flourishing, new life perspectives and coping tools learnt in their work with Tereza.
Tereza holds regular courses and mentoring programs where she teaches:
- Understanding the cause and effect of stress along with physiological responses to stress.
- The foundations of human happiness involving states of mind and fundamentals of self-image. Sub-conscious programming and more importantly re-programming based on the psychology of happiness.
- Tools for healing with positive thinking skills, foundations of Mind-Body Medicine and meditation.
- Understanding your journey of life.
Tereza also travels frequently for her work, with a particular affinity for remote regional Australia where mental health and tools for coping are much needed. Tereza’s work is endorsed by several leading groups including:
- Life Without Barriers (leading social purpose organization dedicated to changing lives for better) regularly refers foster care clients to Tereza.
- Holistic Country Counselling (Regional NSW)
- Yanco Agricultural High School (Regional NSW).
Tereza is currently the CEO of “Matters To Us”, a charity about “Acknowledging Suicide In Young Males” helping males with their emotions. The charity is registered under two subtypes:
- Health Promotion Charity – Promote The Prevention or Control of Diseases in people
- Advancing Health
Why do I need to study Meditation to become a qualified Holistic Counsellor with the Mind Body Education?
The brain and the body’s response to stress can be paralysing! When our clients are suffering from stress (which they usually will be) there is little anyone can do to assist them in finding better health, peace and happiness, until the stress and the effects of the stress on their physical and mental health has been addressed.
There are many wonderful therapies available that can truly bring about miraculous healing but while the client remains unable to manage the stress in their lives any healing will quickly be undone and illness will reappear.
When people learn how to connect with that part of themselves that is peaceful, calm and in control, they can reduce the effects of stress and trauma. When the mind is calm and peaceful, the body’s own (very powerful) healing ability is activated.
Meditation is scientifically proven to be the fastest and most effective way to reduce stress and to increase an individual’s capacity to manage stress. Over the past decade, many studies have shown how the regular practice of Meditation changes the chemical environment in the body and can repair damaged cells, reduce high blood pressure and much more.
Through the IMTTA training course, students will learn how to select the correct Meditation styles for their client’s individual learning style. They will also develop teaching skills and come to understand Meditation for the powerful, natural healing therapy it has long been known for and has now been clinically proven to be. – Isabelle Cunningham.