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Posted by: Paula Pluck, 26 Aug 2019 8:48PM
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Become a Mindfulness and Meditation Coach - £100 discount for CTHA members

Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness Coach DIPLOMA Externally Accredited Industry Level 3 Qualification - Teacher Training – Next Course 14/15 September 2019 in Brighton SMART Foundations Institute of Mindful Well-being ‘We are dedicated to supporting professionals to become successful and authentic Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher’s to support and enhance the well-being of all those they teach. Our mission is ‘to help people everywhere overcome stress and create the lifestyle of their dreams’ One of the real benefits of training with the SMARTfoundations Institute of Mindful Well-being is that the course fully externally accredited by Think Tree Hub Professional Education Accreditor. The course is an Industry Level Three course, around the equivalent of A level standard. Our courses are also approved by the Association of Complimentary Therapists and The Federation of Holistic Healers, which means upon graduating you can procure up to 5 million in insurance for public liability, giving you the correct level of insurance to work in private/public sector organisations. The course consists of 2 days of face to face training at a centre near you. As well as the training days you have to complete 16 weeks home study of written work and creating 2 audios for your’ clients. Our course will result in your clients resting assured as a teacher on our register you have demonstrated the ability to facilitate excellent training after completing rigorous 6 month training plan to support reduced stress and increased happiness in their life as their fully insured teacher. Our teacher training establishes teachers in Mindfulness and Meditation techniques to meet the growing demand for highly trained and accredited meditation and mindfulness teachers throughout the UK including: the Midlands, South West, Wales, North West, South Yorkshire, London and the South East. Live testimonials here: https://youtu.be/pGxzVNbMrBk Our inspirational training and support for health and well-being professionals has an enviable reputation. We are one of the leading mindful well-being training providers in the UK. SMART Foundations is renowned for being one of the most affordable, quality places to train and we pride ourselves on the excellent content and quality of our courses. Our teacher training is built off a framework of stress management and relaxation elicitation. We cover 6 coaching sessions over the two days which are very experiential and almost in parts like a mini retreat for you. You then have 12 weeks home – study detailed below, but again very experiential. Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor – Advanced Training The teacher training is such a beautiful course to share in as well as wonderful journey of self-discovery, we delve deep into values, success intelligence and the barriers that hold us back. The course is like a mini retreat and gives you an opportunity to create change and transformation in your life over the two days. Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel Delegates are offered a 20% discount on accommodation, however, many choose to stay locally using Airbnb and other discounted sites. Refreshments of herbal teas and drinking water will be provided, there are also many local conveniences to get lunch from. We will start each day at 9.30 and finish at 5.30. We are doing the training out of the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel see details below Sea front hotels almost triple in price for Saturday night and can go up to £150 per night; although people have paid as little as £60.00 per night on booking.com. Alternatively you might like to take advantage of some of the very reasonable places to stay, found by many other delegates on trip advisor and late bookings or you could look on the ever popular Hove Accommodation - Find Unique Rentals in Hove - airbnb.co.uk‎ The venue is at the Hove end of Brighton. The guy at this hotel recommends good accommodation if he can’t take you Address: 39 Wilbury Cres, Hove BN3 6FJ Phone: 01273 720019 Please bring: • A journal and a pen • A water bottle • A yoga mat (I have spares) • A packed lunch and snacks but there are lots of places to eat in the area • Please arrive 15 minutes before training starts. Doors will not be open until then • Parking is free for SMART delegates at the Mercure Seafront Hotel. • Please wear comfortable clothing • Herbal teas, water and biscuits will be provided for break The Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness diploma teaches individuals and learning and development professionals to become qualified instructors of relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness. It has been designed to give you the tools you'll need to be a competent instructor, helping both yourself and others down the path toward relaxation, enhanced well-being and effective mindfulness practice for managing stress. On this course in Relaxation, Meditation, and Mindfulness students learn how to teach relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness individually and to groups we give you. Online Training support - We teach you step by step how to share the miracle of mindfulness and meditation and how to set up your own class with everything needed Sole to Soul – Radio Show – with fortnightly tips on making the world a better place through practicing meditation and mindfulness Marketing assistance - We give you space on our site/teachers register to advertise your courses and we get around 800 hits a months. Tried and tested six week lesson plans - We give you out-line lessons and meditations in both printed and audio format. Staying connected – with our monthly webinar - We like to catch up on how you are doing and invite you to regular up sessions in addition to our private Facebook Group. Industry support and recognition including routes to insurance, your on-line presence and attracting clients who will love your work Passion and Purpose – We give you a Code of Practice – to keep you at the top of your game, whilst helping the planet Supervision days – Getting together to share best practice, network and have fun Techniques and resources include and much more: Progressive Muscle Relaxation •Inductions to relaxation - pausing the Sympathetic Nervous System (fight or flight) and Eliciting the Para Sympathetic Nervous System •Breathing exercises (4 techniques) •Imagery (two sequences) •Become aware of the Consciousness and how we can have a say in our well-being by how we think, speak and act •Mindfulness (6 Practices) including object, eating, walking, gazing, breathing utilizing the senses using the qualities of beginner mind, curiosity and gratitude •How to teach techniques to a group •How to run meditation, mindfulness and relaxation workshops Module 1 - We start by building a solid foundation in your understanding of: 1.1 Meditation Practice and its origination 1.2 Proven Scientific benefits of Mindfulness to reduce stress 1.3 Types of Meditation and Mindfulness Practice 1.4 Practice Techniques to reduce stress and elicit relaxation 1.5 Transformation happens in the heart not the head - what happens after the 'philosophical shift?' 1.6 Structuring your meditation practice and understanding the importance of posture 1.7 Cultivating awareness of your internal chatter. 1.8 Exploring your 'Brand' and 'Letting Go' of parts of your story which do not serve you. Module 2 - we build on this foundation by exploring and practicing more in depth concepts, including... 2.1 Integrating Mindfulness Practice with Life's Daily Activities to enhance well-being 2.2 Cultivating Presence and connecting with the miracle of nature including the yourself! 2.3 Examining how our thoughts determine how we feel and how we feel determines how we act 2.4 Dealing with resistance to meditation 2.5 Coaching Mindfulness Techniques - Breathe Awareness Techniques - Meditation Techniques including imagery and metaphor 2.6 The Mind-set = cultivating the qualities of 'beginner mind, humility, curiosity, surrender, acceptance, trust, patience, compassion and willingness Module 3 – Develops the promotion of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness as excellent tools for stress reduction and enhanced wellbeing. We also cover a variety of practical material related to your work as an Instructor, including... 3.1 Principles of instruction - principally the qualities of the teacher reflecting what the practitioner wishes to cultivate themselves in learning 3.2 Exploring Consciousness and conditioning - recognising thoughts are not facts 3.3 Communicating the Benefits of Meditation 3.4 How to use meditation and mindfulness for quick and easy stress reduction 3.5 Planning Meditation Classes and/or Private Instruction 3.6 Communicating with your students the benefits of meditation/mindfulness 3.7 Promoting your Meditation Instruction Services Approved Post Graduate Qualification in Relaxation, Meditation, Mindfulness requires up to 120 hours of learning and 16 hours of supervised skills development. Assessment for the Diploma in Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness occurs through: 1. Supervised skills development practice 2. Two Session Plan Outline (one flyer – and step by step session from that flyer) 3. Delivery of 10 minute relaxation session 4. Reflective learning journal 5. Record of Fifteen to twenty minutes of personal practice twice daily for six weeks. 6. Two book reviews, from a reading list A4, 7. Design of one Mindfulness Practice and One Meditation 8. Production of a recording (C.D.) of progressive relaxation and guided meditation. COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants need to: Have acceptable qualifications, in related areas e.g. health professionals, HR professionals and those working in the field of physical, mental or emotional well-being. Or be able to demonstrate that their accumulated knowledge and skills is equal to the requirements of the above. Complementary Therapists Association CThA Approved Core Therapy Status Benefits – 15 CPD points All students that obtain a CThA Approved Core Therapy qualification will automatically be accepted as members. All Approved Core Therapy or Post Graduate Qualification therapies are automatically accepted for addition to the professional’s register of treatments and will be covered by our insurance. COST: £695.00 Love and Kindness Paula Paula Pluck Managing Director www.smartfoundations.co.uk
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