Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate
What you'll learn
- Develop a deep understanding of the principles and philosophy of mindfulness, including its origins, practices, and benefits.
- Demonstrate proficiency in teaching a range of mindfulness practices, including meditation, body scan, and mindful movement.
- Learn effective communication and teaching techniques to create a safe and supportive environment for students.
- Develop skills in adapting mindfulness practices for different populations, including children, adults, and individuals with mental health concerns.
- Learn how to build and sustain a successful mindfulness teaching career, including business and marketing strategies, and ethical considerations.
- Students should have a basic familiarity with mindfulness
- If you are new to mindfulness, complete our free 5-Day Mindfulness course first
Mindfulness is a transformative practice that involves deliberately focusing your attention on the present moment without judgment. It empowers individuals to observe their thoughts, emotions, and sensations as they arise, fostering self-awareness and emotional regulation.
By fostering self-awareness and promoting non-judgmental acceptance of one's thoughts and emotions, mindfulness can reduce stress, enhance emotional resilience, improve focus, and promote better relationships. It has the potential to boost overall mental health, leading to a greater sense of calm, clarity, and contentment in daily life.
Moreover, studies have suggested that mindfulness can also have a positive impact on physical health, potentially lowering blood pressure, improving sleep quality, and even boosting the immune system. These benefits, among others, make mindfulness a valuable tool for those seeking to enhance their quality of life.
In our Mindfulness Teacher Training course, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to not only experience these benefits for yourself but also to guide others on their journey towards a more balanced and harmonious life through the practice of mindfulness.
You will learn:
Gain a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness theory, including the core principles, mechanisms of action, and the distinction between state and trait mindfulness.
Explore various approaches to mindfulness, from its historical development to contemporary applications in therapies like MBSR, MBCT, ACT, DBT, and more.
Develop essential mindfulness techniques such as focusing, noticing, detaching, and labelling to effectively practice mindfulness in daily life.
Discover the wide range of applications for mindfulness, including its use in managing conditions like depression, anxiety, pain, weight, addiction, and even enhancing focus, sports performance, and quality of sleep.
Learn how to teach mindfulness, including the foundational elements, coaching strategies, and common misconceptions, whether in clinical settings, in-person, or online.
Understand the safety considerations associated with mindfulness practices and how to address adverse events and risks effectively.
Explore various career pathways related to mindfulness and the diverse population groups for which mindfulness practices can be tailored, from children to older adults and those with mental illness.
Access example mindfulness practices and transcripts to apply and reinforce your learning.
The course is thoughtfully designed, featuring video lectures, downloadable resources, quizzes, practical exercises, and a comprehensive course handbook. Each module is assessed by a multiple-choice exam. By the end of the course, you'll earn a certificate accredited by the International Association of Therapists.
This course takes a deep dive into mindfulness. If you would prefer a broader course on meditation, you may wish to consider my Meditation Teacher Training course instead. It won't cover anywhere near as much detail but will explore a range of meditation techniques as well as the historical context. Both courses complement each other and all of the lessons are recorded separately for each course.
Who this course is for:
- Students who are passionate about mindfulness and want to deepen their practice
- Students interested in pursuing a career as a mindfulness teacher
- Healthcare professionals interested in integrating mindfulness practices into their work with clients or patients
- Teachers or educators interested in incorporating mindfulness practices into their classroom or teaching settings
- Individuals interested in the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and how to apply them in a teaching context
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
Our best-selling courses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).