Self-Paced Online Course
Designed and Guided by a Reg. Educator
Learn How to Teach Mindfulness
Using Proven & Successful Methods
based on the latest research and techniques
As the benefits of Mindfulness practices are becoming more widely recognised, there is now a growing demand in schools and work places for Mindfulness training and trained Mindfulness facilitators.
Ongoing research into Mindfulness points to the need for all students to receive some form of mental training to fulfil their educational and personal potential.
In our fast paced world, where the increasing demands of living places enormous stress on all people, children, teenagers and adults, the purposeful, daily cultivation of minimising stress, self-regulation, connection to self, others and the world around us has been proven to assist mental, emotional and physical balance.
This 3 part online course is aimed at teachers and others who want to introduce mindfulness to their students and clients.
Part 1 is a foundation course where you establish your own mindfulness practice.
Part 2 consist of modelling videos and a teachers manual with key points in delivering mindfulness sessions. It gives guidance on how to use language, your voice and guide groups.
Ready To Use Lesson Plans
Part 3 is a complete set of lesson plans covering eight weeks. Ready to use as they are or as a starting point for building your own lessons. Several videos to demonstrates the different exercises are included.
There are also regular members only webinars where we look deeper into different aspects of teaching mindfulness and where you can ask questions directly to the teacher and share insights and observations.
There is also a members forum and email support available at any time.
This course is based on the successful programme Mindfulness in Australia and New Zealand has been running the past four years as well as latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness designed by the original MBSR members who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Part 1 – Establish Your Own Practice
The first part of the course is an 8 week foundation where you focus on establishing your own Mindfulness practice by listening to guiding audios and watching some instruction videos while keeping a daily mindfulness journal.
In your own time you will be introduced to and learn the powerful Mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives.
You will see for yourself that the ability to focus on one thing at a time is a skill and requires practice. Just as athletes train on a daily basis to maintain fitness and stamina, Mindfulness, which is a mental training, requires regular daily practice to experience the many well documented benefits especially of de-stressing, relaxing the body and generally self-managing in a new and empowering way.
Through guided, simple easy-to-do practices you are training the mind to be more present in the moment resulting in lowered anxiety, increased alertness anda being truly present in your life.
Learn At Your Own Pace
with guided audio sessions
Audio exercises that you can listen to online
or download to any mobile devices.
Part 2 – Learn To Facilitate Mindfulness
In the second part we will be looking carefully at the basic neuroscience; how purposefully connecting with the body’s self-calming para-sympathetic nervous system leads to- lower stress and anxiety, increased attention and mental clarity, improved social and emotional intelligence and a host of other life-enhancing benefits.
Teaching mindfulness is about guiding people to their own mindfulness practice. It’s about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’.
In this ‘safe space’ everyone has the ability to come into a deeper contact with who they really are by continually being offered the possibility of surrendering to the present moment, exactly as it is, without an agenda or expected outcome. That requires the shared intention of all present.
In this module you will learn, as the teacher/guide, how to use language, your voice, authority and authenticity to create an environment, where a deep trust between participants naturally arises and a sense of freedom and safety also.
To guide mindfulness is like nothing else, it is not teaching in a traditional sense, it is not therapy either. It is more like ‘uncluttering’ the over-filled, busy mind.
Establishing your own Mindfulness practice (part 1) and the fundamental understanding of how mindfulness works from a more scientific point of view, you will have built the foundation needed to effectively guide others on to their own mindfulness journey. You will find that you more easily can put into words experiences that are outside the tangible and ‘practical’.
Neuroscience and how the Mindfulness process works is also covered in a
live webinar where you can ask questions and give feedback.
Part 3 – Bring Mindfulness to The Classroom
In part 3 you are provided with detailed lesson plans that can be run as an 8 week block-study in the classroom or you can build your own lesson plans referencing this material. Each lesson can run for 30-40 minutes but this can be adapted as needed.
This 8 week programme has run extensively in schools for primary and secondary and only needs language-appropriate adjustments to cater ot each group. The lesson plans can be adapted for adult groups also, designed to raise all participants awareness of our relationship to our thoughts, feeling, others, the earth and recognising the emergence of the qualities of kindness, empathy and compassion over the 8 week period.The lessons build over the 8 weeks to week-by-week develop a deeper understanding of why mindfulness is such a wonderful, effective, self-regulating strategy.
“With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
traditional meaning – you are actually removing some of the mental clutter
that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
Assessment & Certificate
At the end of the course there will be an assessment with a questionnaire to verify that you have gone through the exercises and got the full value of the course and also the option to have a certificate of attendance in hard copy sent to you.
certificate of attendance in hard copy
Trainer with 28 Years Experience
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Rita Riccola is a NZ Teacher and a trained Mindfulness teacher with 28 yrs experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats.
Rita has designed these courses to meet the growing need for educators and human resource workers to offer Mindfulness training to all interested. The courses are continually well-received by many participants in NZ and Australia.
She has provided training for schools in Auckland and trained teachers at Diocesan Schools for Girls and Dilworth Junior College.
“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open-minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”-Louise Dore, participant, Auckland
“I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”Peter, Sydney
ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THIS COURSE
What do you get from this Course?
Webinars & Support
You are never left on your own! if there is anything you don’t understand or need more explanation for, you can email the teacher personally at any time.
There are also regular members only webinars where we cover certain topics and aspects of the training and where you are invited to ask questions and give feedback.
Here is a list of all the tools and resources that you can access immediately after signing up.
Mindfulness Facilitation Manual
with key points for guiding and leading mindfulness sessions with tips on how to use
language, your own authenticity and natural authority and create the space where ‘Mindfulness can happen’.
Guided Mindfulness audios
Audios for each weeks exercises that you can listen to anywhere.
with instructions and explanation of how Mindfulness works
8-Week Lesson Plans - ready to use
that covers all main mindfulness exercises; breathing. listening, eating etc.
with questions and notes for each week.
When you register you are automatically signed up as a member of the course forum.
Power Point Presentation
with over 40 slides to use as a resource when you teach others.
Members Only Webinars
where you can ask questions and give feedback
BONUS: As part of the course you can register and come for $195 normally ($495) to any of the 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation courses that are held regularly in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) . In these courses, among many other things you get the chance of guiding a group for first-hand experience and feedback.
Is this course for me?
Mindfulness is not just some trend, but a proven method to help increase attention, focus and awareness, making it possible to self-regulate and shift attention when caught up in unhelpful thinking and worrying. Mindfulness exercises are designed to train our awareness and to develop the ability to stay calm under stress and turbulence as well as having better sleep and increasing resilience.
Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities offer Mindfulness courses as well as many companies such as Google and Intel.
There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief system. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.
The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented, especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, acceptance of these practical exercises anyone can do.
Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand or knowledge of meditation. Anyone can experience the effects from these simple exercises.
It doesn’t matter if you never have meditated or done one mindfulness exercise in your life, this course is for anyone who wants to establish their own mindfulness practice and get the tools and resources to help others to improve focus, develop mental resilience and impulse control.
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Mindfulness can’t be learnt by just talking or reading about it. Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness you need to understand how it works from the inside out.
This course gives you the science, practices and tools to teach and help others and the inspiration guidance and methodology to establish a strong regular practice yourself.
To sign up and start your Mindfulness Journey, simply click the button below and you are taken to the registration page for checkout and immediate access.
Cost for the complete course including Part 1, 2 and 3 is $295 USD.
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This online course is based on Mindfulness in Australia’s programme that has been tested and proven with hundreds of participants of all ages.
We are fully confident it will work for you too if you follow it closely.
If you are not satisfied with the course for any reason you will be given
a full refund within 90 days of the purchase.
What Participants Say about Rita’s 2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course
“What I liked best about the 2 day training was the relaxed, knowledgeable approach to Mindfulness”.
“I liked the pace, experiential learning and the facilitators sharing her experience”
“I’ve learnt valuable human, approachable ways to bring Mindfulness to my school and my own life”
“ I’ve learnt that you can choose to change. The interaction between participants was especially valuable”
– Jen, Sydney
“Rita is a fabulous facilitator – she made us feel extremely comfortable, was open minded and encouraged us all to share from our diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. I came away with many very practical, easy to use exercises that I have since been using with with my classes of various ages. Thank you Rita for gifting me such a wonderful and enjoyable afternoon of learning”.
-Louise Dore, Auckland
“I found Rita’s expert and gentle facilitating a wonderful way to explore mindfulness personally, whilst also guiding me to share mindfulness with others”.
-Suzanne Henwood, Auckland
“The Mindfulness Teacher Training 2 day workshop delivered some excellent material and provided participants with some definitive tools to enable them to develop their own teaching programs around. Rita’s knowledge and inclusive manner of facilitating made for an enjoyable experience”.
-Errol Alison, Wellington
“What I liked best about the course was the practical nature and the openness to ask questions”
“I’ve learnt very practical strategies and meaningful discussions of experiences”
Summary of Complete Course Content – Part 1, 2 & 3
- What is Mindfulness?
- How does it work?
Evidence-based research results
and the neuroscience.
- Why Teach Mindfulness to Students and Children.
- Breathing Exercise 1 and 2
- Guided Body Scan
- The STOP Method
- How to build a MIndfulness Lesson
- Tools & Resources
- How to identifying patterns of thinking and reacting that keep us trapped.
- Practical ways to work with Difficult Thoughts and Emotions.
- Turning boredom and restlessness into curiosity
- Mindful Listening-expanded awareness.
- The ‘Mountain meditation’
- Training Session – Teaching Mindfulness
- Questions and Answers, feedback/personal Enquiry into your own experience