Mindfulness Life Coach Certification Practitioner Accredited
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Mindfulness Life Coach Certification Practitioner Accredited

Learn mindfulness and become a certified mindfulness life coach: therapeutic mindful personal transformation strategies
4.6 (753 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,396 students enrolled
Created by Patrick Howell
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • 39 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Accredited 14 CPD Continuing Education (CE) Hours - provider #776727
  • Free customizable coaching handouts for use in your practice
  • Mindfulness for professional use or as a personal reflective life tool
  • Official specialty certification in the established field of life coaching
  • Cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and others
  • Enhance resilience and bounce back from hard life experiences
  • Develop your coaching expertise and business practice
  • Manage difficult emotional issues
  • Develop clear focus for important tasks
  • This accredited training can be taken at your own pace and can typically be completed in 2-3 weeks

Students who complete this course and all course assignments are eligible to apply for an official mindfulness life coach CERTIFICATION.  This training program is accredited by the internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Accreditation, CPD Group (Provider No: 776727), and 14 CPD Hours/CEU credits will be awarded to eligible candidates. 


This program includes access to a thriving community of more than 3,000 active life coaches and personal growth enthusiasts. Together we strive to answer your questions within 24 hours.

I am a top Udemy instructor in the personal growth and development category. My courses have been taken by over 47,000 enthusiastic students from 172 countries.


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?

Do you want to benefit from exponential personal growth? 

Do you want to make money doing what you love?

Have you always wanted to step into a helping profession?


Right now is the best time to become a life coach. The life coaching industry is a $4 billion industry.  And, it is growing at an incredible pace. The American Society of Training and Development anticipates the industry to growth at a faster pace than any other service based industry.

Whether you are new to life coaching and mindfulness or a seasoned professional, this training will guide you through basic and advanced interventions help you to transform your clients life and your own.

Never underestimate - you can be a life coach.

Help others transform, experience fulfillment, re-awaken and discover the beauty life has to offer, reduce anxiety and stress, become emotionally healthy, and gain an unwavering confidence and purpose in life.


There are multiple compulsory writing and reflection assignment within this course.  Students working toward formal certification should anticipate spending approximately 20 additional hours in self-study.  This course can easily be completed within 2-3 weeks (depending on your time commitment).  There is NO time limit for completing this course.  Once enrolled this training, and all course materials, are yours for a lifetime.

You do NOT need to hold a current life-coaching diploma to enroll in this Mindfulness Certificate Course.  In fact, many students enroll in this Specialty Training as a reflective life tool, and for personal or family reasons.

The Mindfulness Life Coach Specialization Certificate is valid for two years from issuance and may be renewed with proof of continuing education anytime within a three month window of expiration.  

This is a complete Specialization life coach training program led by Patrick Howell - an internationally recognized leading expert in the life coaching field, and former Dale Carnegie Training Institute, Global Leadership Coach

Offered in the course is a complimentary optional assessment. If you decide to take the optional assessment you will be required to temporarily leave the Udemy learning platform to visit a Not For Profit website.   Taking the assessment is not a requirement for completion of this course.  If however you choose to take the assessment, the outside provider may require an email address and/or other personal details.  Neither this training course nor it's instructional team have affiliation with the assessment provider.


★★★★★ "Absolutely brilliant course! Patrick's knowledge and insights opened up a whole new approach in how I am wanting to develop my own life coaching and meditation practice!" - Jennifer

★★★★★ "I have followed a 27 hour course on Udemy which claimed I would be a Mindfulness master practitioner after completing it. However Patrick's 3 hour course has given my a LOT more experience, insights and valuable lessons than the course I followed earlier. There are lots of different moments to reflect and interact. Patrick also explains everything in a to the point and listener friendly way. This is the best course I've followed on Udemy thus far!! - Roel

★★★★★"I would give this course 10 stars if I could, I absolutely loved it!" - Tanya

Who is the target audience for this training?

  • This course is well-suited for the typical practitioners of Mindfulness Practices including; life coaches, therapists, counselors, teachers, social workers, pastors, organizational leaders, wellness professionals and loving parents

  • Students searching for ways to contribute to society from within a helping profession

  • This Specialty Training is ideal for those interested in Mindful and Cognitive Behavioral Practices that are related to integrative wellness

  • Growth-seekers working towards self-actualization

  • Coaches-in-training who want to provide substantial guidance and direction to their clients

  • Wellness professionals in need of continuing education units

+In order to promote exceptional coaching practices you are advised to use this training program within the boundaries of your expertise.  The course author is not responsible for unauthorized usage of this training program.

Who this course is for:
  • Well-suited for; life coaches, therapists, counselors, teachers, social workers, pastors, organizational leaders, wellness professionals and parents
  • Students searching for ways to contribute to society from within a helping profession
  • This Specialty Training is ideal for those interested in Mindful and Cognitive Behavioral Practices that are related to integrative wellness
  • Growth-seekers working towards self-actualization
  • Coaches-in-training who want to provide substantial guidance and direction to their clients
  • Wellness professionals in need of continuing education units
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 03:58:38
+ Mindfulness Life Coach Certification - Introduction
6 lectures 28:38

In this video we discuss the interactive nature of this training certificate program. You'll be introduced to the course material and instructional style and how it relates to your learning.

Preview 06:44

By the end of this lecture you'll be able to describe mindfulness and the importance of practice to your clients.

Mindfulness Definition - Mindful practice description

Quick Win Mindfulness Sound Concentration

This intervention is commonly used in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the purpose of centering clients and reducing stressful anxiety.

I've included for your download and use the audio file of this intervention, so that you don't have to be on the Udemy site to practice it.

Preview 05:25
A special benefit of practicing mindfulness

Assignments are great way for you to practice, and reflect on the course material.  Please be aware that your instructor Patrick Howell reads every assignment, but will not be responding directly to your assignments.  If you have questions about the course content, please post your question in the Q&A section of your student dashboard. 

Please note that If you are pursuing the Accredited Certificate and optional CDP/CE Credit Hours, you'll need to complete all course assignments.

How to Complete an Assignment

Assignments are embedded within the course curriculum and you will be prompted by Udemy's automated system to start the assignments.  Please complete assignments to the best of your ability.

I looking forward to working with you!

Course Guide

*Udemy does not currently support the completion of assignments on their mobile app.  At this time completion of assignments must be done on a desktop/laptop computer.  We have encouraged Udemy to add the mobile app option and are eagerly awaiting  their decision:)

About course assignments
How to get answers to your questions
+ Mindfulness - Self Discovery
3 lectures 14:12


In this video we discuss the hero/guide framework - now we are most interested in your thoughts on the topic! 

Do you agree with the description provided or would you offer a different perspective? 

  • If you agree with our the description . . . why do you agree?

  • If you have another perspective . . . please explain.

Your insights are important and valued!

*To post your responses click the Q&A tab - Ask a new question and title your response "Hero or Guide"

Preview 05:03

Mindful Self-Discovery

If you've taken any of my courses in the past, you know that I feel compelled to offer my students interventions or tools that you can use immediately.

Sentence completion begins with an incomplete sentence "the stem", and then you add 3-4 different endings to that sentence with the only condition being that each ending  grammatically completes the stem.

For example this is a sentence stem. "If I were 10% more mindfully aware today. . .

Preview 06:19

Mindful Sentence Completion and Self-Discovery Workbook (for Student and Client Use - Customization of this Workbook for Use in Your Own Practice is Permitted)

Mindfulness Workbook - Sentence stem challenge for self discovery
Quiz Covering Sections 1 & 2
2 questions
+ Mindfulness - Life Coaching Basics
8 lectures 46:29
Three Common Mistakes in Teaching Mindfulness to Others



Mindfulness - key concepts
Cycle of Mindfulness with 3-minute breath meditation for a calm nervous system
Mindful Practices - formal and informal mindfulness
Mindful experiences

The attached workbook contains two separate coach training assignments. The completion of these assignments is required for certification.

Important Note:

Udemy recently fixed the issue with posting reflections in the course. As of November 2019 students will no longer post formal assignments to the Q&A section of the course, and instead there are separate "assignment lectures" for your responses.

This workbook is best used for reflection and note taking, and can aid you in your growth and development.

Important: Assignment workbook download
You'll be defining mindfulness in your own words
Defining mindfulness
1 question
You'll be sharing a mindful exercise, intervention, question, or strategy
Mindful well-being strategies
1 question
Mindful Awareness - Life coaching assessment
Mindfulness Guided Meditation
Quiz Covering Section #3
2 questions
+ Mindful Challenge - About the 12 Day Mindful Challenge
4 lectures 16:10
Mindfulness Challenge - Reason for the challenge

Mindful Intentions

Personalized self-directed intentions, when approached mindfully, can manifest into very practical things. For example, setting the intention to Find Balance Throughout Your Day can lead to lower stress levels and decreased anxiety. Setting the intention to live authentically can manifest into closer and more intimate personal relationship. Setting the intention to laugh at yourself and to laugh at your human flaws... can ultimately make you a more attractive person to be around.

Mindful Intentions - A process of psychological steering
Setting Intentions - Best practices

Although we've attempted to organize the interventions within this challenge, you should engage with the exercise in the order that feels right to you!

On certain days you'll notice that there are two interventions listed, on others there is only one. However, you should feel free to practice any number of interventions during any day within the challenge .

During this 12 day challenge you'll find that there are exercise we refer to as "re-occurring interventions" .  These re-occurring interventions are meant to be practiced on multiple days throughout the challenge.  

Below is an index of the re-occurring interventions and the days that they are meant to be practiced.

Days 1-12  Remember to set a Mindful Intention on each of the twelve days (see lectures 14 & 25 in section #4)

Days 1-5 Mindfully Journal for seven (7) minutes per-day (see lecture 18 Mindful Journaling)

Days 2-12  Beginning on day two carry a Gratitude Stone (the stone does not need to be fancy, just something that will remind you to pause throughout the day)

Days 2-12 Beginning on day two practice one Meditation per-day (Body Scan, Loving Kindness, Mindful Breath , Six Minute meditation for Anxiety, or Contemplative Self Inquiry. For your convenience, all meditations can be downloaded from the "All course handouts in one place" lecture)

Days 6-12 Begin a Three Good Things Journal and each day write down three things that went well that day

Mindfulness Challenge Guidance
You'll be describing how setting self-directed intentions helps guide your awareness back to the present moment.
Self-Directed Intention Setting
1 question
+ 12 Day Mindful Challenge Exercises
20 lectures 01:45:56

Create presence in the moment and in your space - draws you back into your space

Five things you can see

Four things you are feeling

Three things hearing

Two things you smell

One thing you can taste

Five Senses - day 1a
Journaling Mindfully - day 1b

Using a Gratitude Stone for the Psychological Priming of positive emotions and mindfulness

Gratitude Stone - finding gratitude - day 2a
Meditation Body Scan - day 2b
Breath Meditation - day 3a
Mindful Eating - day 3b
Box Breathing Exercise - day 4
Mindful Immersion Walk - day 5a
Mindful Bells - 10 minute bells only - day 5b
Positive Psychology - three good things exercise - day 6a


Urge surfing is a mindful practice often associated with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

As you are probably well aware, fighting your cravings and urges, especially if they're part of a long-held habitual pattern can be a futile endeavor. Urge surfing is a mindful psychological and emotional conditioning technique that will enable you to gain greater control over your behaviors.


A craving has similarities to an ocean wave in that it grows steadily bigger and bigger, peaks and then finally breaks.

Instead of fighting or giving into a unhealthy urge, with urge surfing you accept and mindfully observe that urge. Notice how like a wave, the intensity of your craving rises and then falls back down. Your objective is to ride the wave until it crests and breaks.


It may feel like your urge will last indefinitely if you don't just give in. But, by acting on your "undesirable urges" you teach your brain that the way to get rid of the uncomfortable feeling is to engage in the behavior. However, research indicates that most urges dissipate after 20-30 minutes, so by learning to ride the wave you'll get through it quickly while teaching your brain a new way to deal with the situation.


Identify the Craving

Become mindful of the urge you are experiencing and of the uncomfortable sensations caused by this urge.

Observe the Craving

Notice what you are feeling and thinking - become attuned to your urge . . . don't give in to it or try to mask it, just notice.

Avoid fighting or judging the urge or the thoughts you have about the urge.

Put your feelings into words. For example; "this urge is causing me to feel ____________, but I don't need to give in, I can just ride it out."

Identify the Triggers that Set the Urge in Motion

Identify the mental, physical and emotional triggers that set the crave into motion. I.e. This urge was triggered by _________________

Accept the Fluid Nature of Urges

Remind yourself that everything is impermanent, fluid and changing. Like any other intense feeling this urge will pass.

Assure Yourself

Recite an affirmation to help yourself through. I.e. "I am in control of my actions and have everything it takes to ride this one out" or, "This too shall pass".


Your urge surfing skills will get better the more you practice - with patience and self-kindness!


After trying it, what thoughts do you have about this practice?

How long did it take for your urge to fade?

First time you practiced _____________

Second time you practiced _____________

Third time you practiced _____________

Lessons learned

Next time you practice what will you do;

More of _________________________________________

Less of _________________________________________

Differently _______________________________________

Urge Surfing - day 6b
Urge Surfing - Coach Application Ideas
Optimism Exercise - closed doors opened doors - day 7a
Optimism - document review
Arts Therapy - mindful coloring - day 7b

Emotional Wellbeing Self-Inquiry Meditation

Connection Provides Direction

So right off the bat let's begin guiding clients, or yourself in the use of the interventions for living more mindfully. For having more connection and thereby direction, provided by the inner- self.

The terrific thing about self-inquiry, and asking yourself a specific set of question, questions that we'll discuss here in this video, is that by asking these questions and trusting that your inner wisdom already knows the answers, is that when the answers are revealed you then have a choice regarding which path to go down. Choice is opened up when more avenues become visible.

So let's assume that perhaps your client is feeling resistance or internal conflict in a specific area of life. Maybe there is some internal resistance related to a love relationship. Or resistance having to do with work, family or career path? Maybe the resistance is related to their own self-image.

Regardless of the specific resistance or internal conflict, Emotional Wellbeing Meditation also referred to as self-inquiry meditation is a contemplative practice to help the client gain an understanding of their emotional conflict, and then put them in a position to release it.

This emotional wellbeing practice is structured in three parts.

The first step is to guide your clients in Contemplative inquiry of the following questions;

What is this resistance or conflict trying to tell me? Why is this resistance here with me right now . . . what's its purpose or intention? The client will want to stay in this line of self-inquiry until they gain clarity regarding those questions.

Once they have degree of clarity regarding their conflict or resistance, have the client contemplate the following self-inquiry questions "What would happen if I decided to let go of this conflict". and the second thing to self-inquire is "Am I willing to let this go, am I willing to let this go even if it is just for a moment?

These first two steps help the client gain tremendous insights into their internal state, and they also help the client develop perspective regarding whether the conflict or resistance is something they are ready to deal with. Often times, the perspective gained from this type of specific self-inquiry leads to a natural resolution. Other times the client will determine that they are in fact not ready to "give this up" and that's fine as well...at least now whatever it is that they were really conflicted about, or whatever resistance they experience, is no longer covered up and invisible, now it is visible and ready to deal with when the timing is right.

If the client is ready and willing to let it go, often times the letting go will happen immediately as they're engaged in the contemplative self inquiry. Once they do let go it can be beneficial as a coach to help your client identify , if practical, what they will choose to fill that space, that space that was occupied by conflict and resistance, what they will choose to fill that space with.

This type of contemplative practice can take as little as seven to ten minutes, so it is something a client could do during a coaching session.

Let's do this. Lets have you identify a sources of resistance or conflict in your own life. Try this mindful practice out and do it in a ten minute time-window. If your mind starts to wander gently redirect your attention back to the questions to contemplate.

Contemplative Meditation - day 8a
Character Strengths - mindful use of your defining characteristics - day 9a
Loving Kindness Meditation
RAIN - mindfulness coaching
You'll be sharing how you've grown as a result of taking this training.
How Have Your Grown Personally or as a Life Coach?
1 question
+ Conclusion
8 lectures 27:10

Bonus Candle Gazing Meditation

Supplementary: Trataka Candle Gaze Meditation
Supplementary: 10 Mindful Details
Supplementary: Already and Always Thinking
Supplementary: The Observing Self
Supplementary: Mindful Bells Bonus Video Wave and Audio
All Course Handouts in One Place!
Additional Reading and Resources (what this course may have left out)