Mindfulness Counselor Certification

Join our mindfulness counselor 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 Counseling 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.

 

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Explore more to discover how our Mindfulness Counseling Certification can prepare you to become an even more dynamic and effective therapist. Or register to receive more information.
 
Course Syllabus

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

Classes 1 – 2

  • 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 3 - 4

 

  • 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 5 - 6

 

  • 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.