Masters in Holistic Counselling “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.

Masters

On Completion of the first Certificate Stage component of this intensive accredited training course you will be qualified to work as a professional meditation teacher and holistic counsellor if you wish to do so, while working through your postgraduate courses to the diploma Stage.

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 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.

As you complete each of the postgraduate modules through your training course, you will be able to specialize in those particular areas and offer a wider range of skills and services.

On completion, you will have the skills, qualifications and confidence to develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice or a specialist practice, focused on one or more particular areas of interest and you will have ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice.

You will be able to register for full membership with the International Institute of Complementary Therapist, The International Meditation teachers Association and several other recognised holistic and complementary therapist associations. You will also be able to obtain professional insurance.

Course Modules – Masters

Courses included in the Advanced Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling include:

Stage 1: Certificate level.

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

 

Stage 2: Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy (ANSR)

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 are formed in and live inside. This course explores the link between the way we chose to think (our perception), the neurochemicals those mental states determine 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.

Stage 3:  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 an 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 a comprehensive healing modality.

Stage 4: Certificate in Advanced Holistic Counselling

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 ethical aspects of holistic counselling and will guide you in developing a professional practice.

Stage 5: Certificate in Holistic Trauma and Abuse Counselling

Trauma and Abuse Counselling works to assist people whose lives have been adversely affected through being abused or traumatised either physically or psychologically. (This may include sexual abuse, violent physical attack, bullying at home and school or in the workplace, 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.

Stage 6: 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 an 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 disorganised, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams. They may experience a change in appetite or a change in their 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 while 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.

Stage 7: 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.

Stage 8: 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 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 clients 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.

Stage 9: Certificate in Corporate Stress Management

Corporate Stress Management Stress can have a significant effect on work performance. Some of the consequences include absenteeism, diminished performance, negative attitude and cynicism, a decline in commitment and creativity, and a decreased ability to concentrate, learn and interact with other employees. Stressed workers can also develop a range of symptoms including insomnia, headaches, back pain, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, anxiety, irritability and depression. This course focuses on developing your skills as a Corporate Stress Management Consultant and using your qualification to help build active workplace stress management programs, better self-esteem among employees, stronger workplace teams and higher productivity levels for business owners.

Stage 10: Holistic Psychotherapy

8-week Research Project.

Stage 11: Masters in Holistic Counselling Thesis

8-week Research Project.

You will also receive your Diploma of Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling and your Advanced Diploma in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling and Your Masters in Holistic Counselling

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.

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