Mindfulness Coaching School Coaching Objectives

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Join our mindfulness coaching certification program and help others permanently reduce stress, overcome attention challenges, unpack their grief and move into acceptance. Also support your clients to improve their relationships, heal from past trauma, and find freedom from guilt and shame. The following Coach Objectives are important because they raise resilience in three areas. You will be trained to use an inventory tool and a thorough assessment to determine which areas of resilience your clients need support improving. The three areas of resilience are:

 

  • Comfort with what is (mind)

  • Comfort with change in status quo (gut)

  • Comfort with uncertainty (heart)

 

The following are ways low resilience manifests in your clients’ lives:

 

Lowest resilience in "comfort with what is" indicates the majority of your client’s stress is caused by unhealthy thought cycles, such as, worry, overthinking and rumination.

 

Lowest resilience in "comfort with change in status quo" indicates the majority of your client’s stress is caused by their inability to soothe their sympathetic nervous system, which causes physical and emotional instability.

 

Lowest resilience in "comfort with uncertainty" indicates the majority of your client’s stress is caused by their unhealed trauma.

 

As a Mindfulness Coach certification candidate, you will learn how to use over 60 tools and exercises that address these coaching objectives from our mindfulness coaching school. After 5 months of mindfulness coach training you will begin your clinical practice, which includes coaching six clients during three sessions each.

 

Mindfulness Coach Training Objectives

As a Certification Candidate, you will be trained to deepen your mindfulness practice and instructed on how to use tools & exercises to support your clients to master the following Coaching Objectives. These objectives support the three areas of resilience.

 

To Improve Resilience in the Area of Comfort with What is, client will practice mindfulness of their:

  • physical sensations

  • sounds in their environment

  • breath

  • mental emotions

  • distorted emotions

  • mental responses to their instinctual impulses

  • mental responses to their heart emotions

  • thought sequences

  • unconscious need to justify and explain

  • desires for change

 

Clients will also be able to:

 

  • practice awareness of and disengage from their unhealthy thought cycles

  • identify their practice in cognitive elaboration and negative bias

  • shift perceptions to improve their levels of satisfaction

  • use mindfulness-based coping skills to increase acceptance of what is

  • be mindful of how their mind acts to protect

To Improve Resilience in the Area of Comfort with Change of Status Quo, client will practice mindfulness of their:

  • physical sensations in their gut area

  • thoughts of concern triggered by their gut     

  • desire to preserve status quo

  • instinctual responses to their thoughts

  • instinctual responses to their healing

 

Client will also be able to:

 

  • practice mindful exercises to soothe their sympathetic nervous system

  • practice mindfulness-based coping skills to increase their acceptance of change in status quo

  • be mindful of how their gut acts to protect

 

To Improve Resilience in the Area of Comfort with Uncertainty, client will practice mindfulness of their:

  • physical sensations in their heart area

  • authentic emotions

  • desire for certainty

  • self-judgement and self-acceptance

 

Client will also be able to:

 

  • allow their heart emotions to exist naturally

  • use mindfulness exercises to support their own natural healing process

  • practice physical responses to pain and joy

  • practice self-compassion

  • practice embracing uncertainty

  • use mindfulness-based coping skills to increase acceptance of uncertainty

Frequently Asked Questions for Mindfulness Coach Certification
 

Is this course online or in person?

All of our programs are offered online.

 

How will I participate in online classes and how long are the classes?

Online classes meet twice per month, virtually, for six to ten months, depending on your program. We use Google Meet. When logged in, you will be able to view your instructor and classmates. You will also be able to ask questions by speaking or type questions and comments in the chat. Classes are 90 minutes long.

 

What do I do if I miss an online class?

All online classes are recorded, so you can view the class recording on our training platform for up to two months. You do not need to attend classes live to become certified, but you do need to attend both one-day retreats live (as works with your time zone).

 

How much homework will I be responsible for?

You will be responsible for one hour per week of reading and writing to fill certification requirements. And you will need to practice mindfulness meditation as described by your instructor for a minimum of 90 minutes per week for the first five months of the course; and increase your practice to a minimum of 120 minutes for the remaining months of the course. As a certification candidate you will also perform your student teaching or clinical practice. This will involve prepping for lessons and sessions, conducting mindfulness sessions, and documenting your experience during these sessions.

 

If you are not enrolled in a certification program, all homework is optional.

 

How much does the mindfulness coaching certification cost?

If you are a certification candidate, your monthly investment in yourself is $99 USD per month. Monthly payments can be cancelled at any time, however, any payments made before cancellation will not be refunded. Cost is different If you are not enrolled in a certification program.

Monthly course investment includes:

 

  • Participation in 90-minute online classes, twice per month.

  • Continued digital instruction via discussion forums between classes.

  • Unlimited access to recorded classes.

  • Two 1-day online retreats.

  • Two or three in-person weekend workshops in Asheville. This is optional and requires an extra $100 fee per workshop for meals and facilities.

  • One certification if all requirements are filled. Additional certifications are $300 each.

  • Unlimited access to coaching curriculum, normally sold for $89.00.

Monthly 1-to-1 coaching is suggested for the individual program and Teacher, Counselor, Healer & Minister certification programs. Coaching is required for the Coaching certification program). Coaching is discounted by half for students. Instead of $198 per month, you pay $99 USD per month.

 

Monthly coaching investment includes:

 

  • Up to two private Mindfulness Coaching sessions per month with Sarah Vallely.

  • Additional training in curriculum not shared in course workshops and classes.

  • Personalized & focused guidance for your sitting mindfulness practice and daily mindfulness mindset.

  • Deeper skills and experience to strengthen your work with students and clients.

 

How do I get certified?

Counselors, coaches & healers will meet with six clients, three sessions each. Teachers will teach six classes to a small group. Ministers will teach two classes, hold two counseling sessions, and give two sermons. All certification candidates will need to complete course training (in-person or online) for their specific program and participate in two 1-day retreats virtually and complete all the necessary paperwork, including prep materials, session notes, and practice reflections.

 

How long is the course?

Mindfulness Counselor 12 classes spread over 6 months

Mindfulness Coach 14 classes spread over 7 months

Mindfulness Teacher 20 classes spread over 10 months

Mindfulness Healer 20 classes spread over 10 months

Mindfulness Minister 20 classes spread over 10 months

Individuals (non-certification) 12 classes spread over 6 months

 

All programs have an in-person option. If your program is 6 – 7 months long, you will participate in two weekend workshops in Asheville, NC. If your program is 10 months long, you will participate in three weekend workshops in Asheville, NC.

Can I cancel my program or move to another cohort?

Yes, you can cancel your monthly auto-payment at any time. However, any payments made before cancellation will not be refunded. Any monthly payments you have made can be transferred to another cohort, therefore you will not pay more if it becomes necessary for you to switch cohorts.

 
Course Syllabus

This is a combined syllabus for all programs, since many students work towards two certifications.

Classes 1 – 7

  • Mindfulness of thoughts

  • Mindfulness of emotions

  • Mindfulness of distraction

  • Improving resilience with mindfulness

  • Introduction to the mental, gut and heart centers.

  • Tips for teaching students with attention challenges

 

  • At home practice: minimum of 90 minutes of practice per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 1 – 14 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

Classes 8 – 15

 

  • Mindfulness techniques to tame your mind

  • Mindfulness techniques to soothe your gut

  • Mindfulness techniques to settle attention within your heart

  • Mindfulness techniques for breaking cycles of distorted emotions (ie. shame, resentment)

  • Mindfulness techniques for improving relationships, including relationships with addictive substances

  • Counseling, coaching and teaching instruction

 

  • At home practice: minimum of 90 minutes of practice per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 15 - 26 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

  • Clinical practice for counselors and coaches; prepare for student teaching for teachers.

 

Classes 15 – 20

 

  • Mindfulness techniques for integrating conscious with divine

  • Mindfulness techniques for healing

  • Mindfulness techniques for deeper emotional awareness

  • Mindfulness techniques for deeper spiritual awareness

 

  • At home practice: minimum 120 minutes per week.

  • Homework: two reflections per month (written or video) and postings to digital forum.

  • Reading: chapters 27 - 55 in Tame Soothe Dwell by Sarah Vallely

  • Healer and minister instruction.

  • Student teaching and healer and minister clinical practice.