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The Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development

Commencement date: TBA
Class times: Saturdays 2.00pm until 5.00pm.
Course duration:. 12 weeks
Location: East Creek Neighbourhood Centre, 43 Kitchener Street, East Toowoomba 
Course Fee: $997 (paid in full on enrolment - save $223).

Payment plan:
Paid on enrolment - $250
Weekly payments of $97 x 10 weeks.
Total Fee- $1220

Includes one full year of IMTTA Practitioner Registration free
Limited positions – this course typically fills quickly so please enrol soon to guarantee your position. 

Graduates will receive the IMTTA Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development and are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns. (IMTTA)

This course includes:
Certificate of Meditation Teaching,
Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction and 
Certificate in Holistic Counselling and Life Coaching.

You can choose to complete further postgraduate courses after graduating from the Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development, as standalone short courses if you wish. Completion of an additional four postgraduate courses after completion of your Certificate course will elevate your qualification to the Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling.

Practitioner Registration

All graduates receive an invitation to join the International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTTA) FREE for the first year, as a registered IMTTA Practitioner.

The IMTTA will provide you with resources, support and guidance to assist you in beginning and successfully establishing your new holistic practice. (You can re-register each year after the first free year expires at $220 per year if you wish to receive continuing support and assistance.) You will receive your invitation to join the IMTTA free when you graduate from your training course (Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development) and can start working in your exciting new career immediately. Even if you plan to continue studying, through postgraduate courses, to achieve your Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Masters in Holistic Counselling.

IMTTA Practitioner Registration Includes:
Unlimited access to your own Business Mentor via telephone and email whenever you need it. So, while you work for yourself, you never have to go it alone. You will be able to access support and advice in all matters relating to your business, be it small business management, marketing, teaching, counselling, dealing with difficult clients or just providing a sounding board or brainstorming partner and motivation when you need it.

You will also be provided with an extensive range of resources, opportunities and support to help you start and successfully run your own holistic wellbeing business with all materials supplied digitally for your convenience.

As an IMTTA Practitioner Member, you will have access to an exclusive, online, members dashboard where you can receive ongoing training (if you wish to participate), news and information to keep you informed and up to date in your industry, a members Facebook page where you can network with other practitioners and gain information, ideas and inspiration to help you develop both professionally and personally. 

You will also be able to display the IMTTA Professional Members logo, receive a certificate of membership to display and be listed on the IMTTA members directory to help guide potential students and clients to your business.
Course Outcomes
On Completion of this Certificate level intensive training course you will be qualified to work as a professional meditation teacher and holistic counsellor.

You will be able to work for yourself teaching meditation, chair yoga and positive life skills in the community to groups and individuals and in the corporate sector as a stress management consultant. You will also be able to provide holistic counselling services. You may also seek employment, if you wish, in holistic healthcare centres, wellbeing clinics, health clubs, natural therapies centres and retreats, gymnasiums, respite centres and community centres as well as several other areas that seek to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on meditation therapy and positive self-development. 

On completion, you will have the skills, qualifications and confidence to develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice and you will have ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice. 

You will be able to register for full membership with the International Institute of Complementary Therapist, the International Meditation Teachers Association and the Complementary Medical Association as well as with the International Meditation Teacher Trainers Association. This training course is among the most highly accredited meditation teacher and holistic counsellors training course in the world and you will also be able to obtain professional insurance.

Course Modules

Studies in Chair Yoga, Holistic Counselling and Meditation Techniques are a core component throughout all course modules.

Module One - Foundation Studies in Meditation

History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your own practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect

Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress

Module Three - Foundations of Human Happiness

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

Module Four - Tools for Healing

Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states

Module Five - Meditation Styles and Techniques

Poses and positions
Breath work
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualization
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation

Module Six - Teaching

Talking to groups & Group leadership skills
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments

Module Seven - Working with Specific Groups

People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients

Module Eight - Counselling & Coaching Skills

Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies

Module Nine - Running Classes and Workshops

Basic Meditation
The IMTTA Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
IMTTA Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues

Module Ten - Corporate and Community Settings

Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organizations
Volunteer and community work

Module Eleven – 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

Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success

Understanding the power of branding
Targeted marketing and advertising

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