Certificate in Meditation
Teacher Training Level 1

This practical, hands-on course is suitable for health and human services professionals who would like to use mindfulness and meditation techniques as an adjunct to their work – for example, doctors, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, counsellors and social workers, as well as teachers, trainers, team leaders and parents.

As a professional adult educator, I am rarely satisfied with professional development. This course is the exception. Superb, simple as that.

– Danny Slater, Senior Lecturer TAFE SA

Aims

This training aims to equip you with the necessary skills, teaching experience, understanding and confidence to share a range of Lifeflow meditation and mindfulness techniques with others, and also to enhance your personal and professional abilities. These techniques can be used to find calm and balance, helping with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. They can be applied in every situation of daily life; in the car, at work, at home, in a social setting or classroom.

The course also covers:

  • How to present meditation and mindfulness in easily understandable terms
  • How to guide a meditation skilfully
  • How to establish an appropriate setting for a meditation class
  • How to answer frequently asked questions
  • Basic meditation theory
  • How to recognise the signs of a light meditative state
  • How to structure an individual and/or group session
  • Your ethical responsibilities
  • How meditation can complement your discipline

Content - core course

Emphasis is placed on giving all participants the experience to develop the skills needed to lead groups and clients in meditation, and knowing how to choose which meditations are appropriate for their clients. Past participants have also found that the skills and knowledge learnt greatly enhanced their own meditation practice.

You will be provided with a comprehensive training manual, a set of prompt cards for all meditation exercises and the resources to help you share this valuable skill with others. Please note that additional resources, including relevant texts and CDs are available for purchase.

High quality material and presentation with lots of practical exercises that gently increased my confidence in teaching others. Very supportive atmosphere which encouraged me to take risks. An ideal learning environment.

– Maureen Ritchie, Social Worker/Counsellor

Prerequisite

This training assumes, and builds on, the theoretical knowledge and meditation practices taught in our Learn to Meditate course. Even people with years of experience in other kinds of meditation find this essential to gain the most from the Teacher Training as the Learn to Meditate course introduces a broad range of techniques and the theory supporting meditation. Consequently, completion of this course is a prerequisite for participation in the Certificate in Meditation – Teacher Training Level 1 course. See the Learn to Meditate courses schedule.

Course structure, assessment and certification

The course will revise core meditation theory and include the relevance and use of mindfulness meditation. Each week a range of techniques that can be easily applied in your field of practice are introduced. There will be ample opportunity to exchange ideas and practice with peers and teachers, in order to be confident in guiding others.

Week 1

  • Introduction to course
  • What is meditation and how can it help? – revision of core theory
  • Principles for guiding Lifeflow meditations
  • Training in meditation exercises

Week 2

  • Self-care
  • Ethics and responsibilities
  • Training in meditation exercises

Week 3

  • Structuring sessions for clients/groups
  • How meditation can complement your discipline
  • Training in meditation exercises

Week 4

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Training in meditation exercises
  • Evaluation of core theory and principles
  • Course attendees leading meditations for group
  • Completion discussion and feedback

To ensure that all participants have a thorough understanding of the basic theory and are confident in their delivery of the meditation exercises taught, an important component of this course is evaluation. The evaluation will cover both theoretical and practical components of the course.

Assessment

  • Throughout the course feedback will be given as you learn to guide meditations both in small groups and with the whole group.
  • At the last session you will be required to lead the group in a meditation.

The theory assessment consists of a short written evaluation comprising a series of questions, each one requiring a paragraph answer. The theory assessment will be handed out in week three.

Once you have fulfilled the requirements of the course you will be awarded Certificate in Meditation – Teacher Training Level 1. This can be used to obtain the necessary Public Liability Insurance that many organisations require before they employ you, or allow you to hire their premises. When combined with our Certificate in Meditation – Teacher Training Level 2 course, plus additional assessment, you will have completed the requirements for Provisional Membership of the Meditation Association of Australia.

Key information - 2020 intake

Dates & times:

Friday 15 May, 9 am–1 pm
Friday 22 May, 9 am–1 pm
Friday 29 May, 9 am–1 pm
Friday 12 June, 9 am–4 pm

18 contact hours

Location:

Lifeflow Studio
8 / 259 Glen Osmond Rd
Frewville

Prerequisite:

Cost:

$675 incl GST
Lifeflow members save 10%

Enrolments close:

Friday 1 May 2020

Contact Lifeflow for further information

p: (08) 8379 9001

e: info@lifeflow.com.au

Please complete the following online form with any booking

How to pay

PLEASE NOTE: All payment options will require you to complete the enrolment form and email or post to Lifeflow, even online payments.  
    

Online:

Select the Teacher Training Level 1 course when using the online booking system.    
  

Phone bookings:

Call us on (08) 8379 9001 with your credit card details.    
  

In person:

You can enrol during office hours with cash or credit card. Mon–Thurs between 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please bring your completed enrolment form with you when paying.

Places are limited so please enrol and make your payment early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings, cancellations and refunds policy – Certificate in Meditation training courses

  • Bookings close 14 days prior to the course starting – book soon to secure your place.
  • A $50 administration fee applies to all refunds given for any reason. Please direct cancellations and requests for refunds in writing to info@lifeflow.com.au
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the course starting unless we are able to fill the vacancy created by the cancellation, in which event the $50 administration fee will apply.
  • Lifeflow Meditation Centre reserves the right to cancel a course that does not have sufficient numbers, or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. An alternative course or full refund will be offered.

Is the Meditation Teacher Training course accredited?

Lifeflow is not a registered training organisation and therefore we do not offer accredited training. To our knowledge at this point in time, there are no accredited training courses in meditation within Australia.

The quality of our training rests on over 35 years of meditation teaching experience and the skills and knowledge of our teachers.

Senior Lifeflow teachers will be facilitating this course – all are members of Meditation Association of Australia Inc (MAA).

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Can highly recommend this course as a valuable process for personal development and therapeutic meditation. Very much suited to our culture and lifestyle

- Elizabeth Beasy, Remedial Massage Therapist

This course was presented absolutely professionally and with integrity and with a warmth that was much appreciated.

- Fran Aitken

Highly organised and informative packaged course delivered in a nurturing and safe environment.

- Martine Quigley, Martine Quigley Dance Education

As a professional adult educator, I am rarely satisfied with professional development. This course is the exception. Superb, simple as that.

- Danny Slater, Senior Lecturer TAFESA

High quality material and presentation with lots of practical exercises that gently increased my confidence in teaching others.

- Maureen Ritchie, Social Worker/Counsellor