CERTIFICATE IN MEDITATION TEACHING
AND HOLISTIC HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

(120 hours)

Module One - Foundation studies in meditation
History and theory of meditation

Meditation in the western world

Brainwaves in meditation

Meditation techniques and styles

Developing meditation routines

Deepening and refining your practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect 
Understanding stress

Psychological causes of stress
The Fight-or-flight response

Physiology of the stress response
Human behavioural manifestations of fight-or-flight

Negative effects of the stress response in humans

Positive stress Stress management
Meditation development and practice

Chakra meditation

Concentrative meditation

Mindfulness meditation

Module Three - Foundations of Human Happiness 
The psychology of happiness

Subconscious programming and reprogramming

States of mind Fundamentals of self-image
The pursuit of happiness
Subconscious programming and reprogramming

Guided meditation (creative visualisation)

Module Four - Tools for Healing
Tools for healing

Positive thinking skills

Foundations of mind-body medicine

Meditation as a healing tool & hypnotic states

Journaling and gratitude

Understanding affirmations

Tools for developing a positive self-image

Meditation as a healing tool

Movement meditation

Module Five - Meditation Styles and Techniques 
Poses and positions

Breathwork Chakras and energy meditation

Guided meditation & creative visualisation

Mantras and affirmations in meditation
Gentle seated movement meditation (formally chair yoga)


Module Six - Teaching skills

Before you teach
Talking to groups & group leadership skills

Answering questions about meditation

Leading guided meditations

Overcoming obstacles to meditation practice

Creating safe and effective teaching environments
Group leadership skills

Module Seven - Working with Specific Groups 

Teaching various meditation styles

Working with teenagers

Working with people with physical disabilities

Working with people with emotional disorders

Working with health care professionals
Business clients and corporate groups

Dealing with difficult clients

Module Eight - Counselling & Coaching Skills 

A client-centred approach Your role as holistic counsellor
Building the foundations of happiness
Equipment
Outcomes of holistic counselling The holistic counselling sessions Assessment and introspection Goal setting Support Part
Listening skills Holistic counselling tools for meditation teachers

  • Life charting

  • Reflection time

  • Needs assessment chart

  • Gratitude journal

  • Worry time

  • Positive thinking skills

  • Affirmations

  • Meditation as a healing tool

 

Module Nine - Designing and facilitating classes and workshops

Designing courses and workshops

Integrity and intentions

Setting the scene

Creating strong foundations for your groups

Understanding learning styles

Choosing your teaching style

Terrific teaching techniques and tips

Student management

Working with seniors

Choosing venues

Module Ten - Virtual, corporate and community settings 

Corporate stress management workshops – Includes corporate teachers course manual.

Approaching community groups and organisations

Volunteer and community work

Teaching online – Using Zoom Corporate stress management

Module Eleven – Holistic 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

Joining organisations Insurance and legalities

Module Twelve – Marketing: The key to success

Understanding the power of branding

Targeted marketing and advertising

Building your community

How to find and use free advertising

Public image
Final review

Your graduation