Accredited & Highly Evaluated Course for Practicing & Facilitating Mindfulness



2 DAY MINDFULNESS FACILITATION CERTIFICATE


LEARN HOW TO TEACH MINDFULNESS USING PROVEN & SUCCESSFUL METHODS?


 As the benefits of mindfulness practices are becoming more widely recognised, there is now a growing demand in organisations and work places for mindfulness training and trained mindfulness facilitators.

In this 2 day accredited certificate course you will not only be introduced to and learn the the powerful Mindfulness techniques that are helping individuals from all walks of life to have more balance and focus in their lives. You will also receive the tools and training to teach these techniques to anyone around you, including adults, students and children.

The 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that underpins mindfulness widespread success and application as well as all the exercises that will help you establish your own regular practice and the additional training, tools and resources to successfully learn to self-regulate, lower stress and anxiety responses as well as facilitate mindfulness for groups or one to one sessions.

The course is based on the successful program Mindfulness in Australia has been running for the past seven years as well as latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness designed by the original MBSR members
who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

The trainer. Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers. Hundreds of individuals including school teachers, life coaches, psychologists and counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia has taken her 2 day mindfulness facilitation course to date.

The course is held using the Zoom online meeting platform that we have found being both intuitive and to offer a fluent meeting experience.

Over these two days You will be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions and deepen the contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.

After completing the training you will receive full documentation and additional tools and resources to extend the training.

The course is accredited with IMMA (International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance). After completion you will receive a certificate and will be eligible to apply for IMMA membership.

Part of the certification is a 8 week online component that you can do in your own time. This component is part of the accreditation and will help you to establish (or deepen) your personal practice by weekly engaging lessons and keeping a daily journal.
INCLUDING:
A 60 page Mindfulness Training Manual covering eight week lessons in downloadable PDF format.
Guided Mindfulness audios for each weeks exercises that you can listen to on any device.
Videos Recommended videos and talks to watch as a complement to the course

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What will you get from this course?

  • Guidance given by an experienced mindfulness trainer
  • The opportunity to learn in a safe, relaxed environment with a beginner group.
  • Learning simple practices to help anyone to relax the body, eliminate stress, calm the mind.
  • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions.
  • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
  • Complete documentation incl. a 8 weeks self-paced mindfulness online course.
  • Templates on how to build dynamic and engaging lessons for children, students and adults.
  • A Mindfulness Facilitator Manual with key points for guiding and leading mindfulness sessions with inspiring and pedagogical tips on how to use language, your own authenticity and natural authority, to create a space where Mindfulness can ‘happen’.
  • 8 Weeks Ready To-Use- Lesson Plans that complies with the objectives of the curriculum for personal development, that you can use as they are or as a starting point when you build your own lessons.
  • 8 week workbook that cover all main mindfulness exercises; breathing. listening, eating etc.
  • A powerpoint presentation with over 60 slides that you can use freely as a resource.
  • A Certificate of completion of the training- accredited with IMMA (international Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance).
  • Ongoing support.

  • How can mindfulness help?

    Understanding how the brain works goes a long way to empowering people to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness ‘teaches’ us how thoughts and feelings affect our state of being and how we are able to train ourselves, intentionally, to observe the activity of the mind without becoming entrapped and start believing every thought the mind produces or be swept away by every emotion felt.

    The ability to control attention is one of the key markers of a successful life. Regular mindfulness practices is a proven method to help increase focus and awareness, make it possible to self-regulate and shift attention when caught up in negative thinking and worrying. Mindfulness exercises are designed to train our awareness and the ability to stay calm under stress and turbulence as well as having better sleep and increasing resilience.

    This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that underpins mindfulness widespread success and application as well as all the exercises that will help you establish your own regular practice and the additional training, tools and resources to successfully guide groups or one to one sessions.
    Benefits such as:

    • Decreased stress and anxiety
    • Better sleep
    • Better self-management
    • Less reactivity
    • Improved mental resilience
    • Increased self-awareness
    • Better memory
    • Increased attention and focus
    • Better conflict resolution skills

    are common and expectable result from regular Mindfulness practice.

    Mindfulness is not new, it is thousands of years old and has been practiced in many eastern cultures as a way of maintaining mental balance against the inevitable distortions the mind generates. Mindfulness has made it to the west for a number of reasons; technology has developed and allowed researchers to study and understand the function of the brain more fully so that we now have an enormous amount of evidence-based research confirming the benefits of regular practice.

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    What participants say:

    “The 8 week course has allowed me to re connect with the person I used to be and ignite my passion to forge forward, to help others find their passion, peace, connection and love within themselves. So they too, can help others to find their way in life. Thank you for this experience and training”
    Sia, Sydney, AUS
    “I have really enjoyed this course and now practise mindfulness during my day. I have found that it has made me ‘see’ things in a different way and that I am more focussed on the world around me.”.
    Michelle S.
    “Thank you, this wonderful experience, which is now forever a regular practice in my life”.Susan H.



    “This Course Exceeded My Expectations”.Angela B, psychologist, Auckland
    “This has been a wonderful course and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with others!”
    Nancy C.. Auckland, NZ
    “I just wanted to take the time to express how much I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day course…I have conducted other mindfulness training but really feel your offering is unparalleled”.Sarah A.


    “I’ve really loved this course – both the online component and the two day course, I’m so grateful I’ve learnt these empowering new tools. THANK YOU :-)”
    Natalie E. Auckland, NZ
    “Thank you Rita for providing such a thorough course in Mindfulness. This has come at exactly the right time for me as I look towards a less cluttered lifestyle, on the physical plane as well as the emotional and spiritual. Thank you once again,

    Anne C.
    “I am extremely grateful for your teachings…you are truly inspirational”.Wendy R.



    Why Choose This Course?

    Internationally Recognised Accreditation
    Our courses are accredited with IMMA (International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance). After completion you will be eligible to apply for IMMA membership.

    These courses are designed to meet the growing need in all sectors (education, medicine, psychology, social work, physiotherapy, business etc) for evidence-based strategies that lead to self-regulation, emotional awareness and lowered stress and anxiety.

    Leading Trainer
    Learn Mindfulness from a professional educator with more than 30 years experience of mindfulness and meditation.

    Highly evaluated courses
    Hundreds of professionals and individuals have taken the 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation Course. The trainings receive consistently high evaluation and reviews.
    See testimonials here

    All Age Groups
    The program is designed and has been successfully implemented for all age groups from 4 year old pre-schoolers to 80 year old seniors.

    Life-Time Access
    When you register for an online course or a face-to-face training you receive lifelong access to the course material and all the resources provided. Ongoing support is available.

    Be part of a Community
    Connect with like-minded people that support each other.

    About the Trainer

    rita riccola

    Rita Riccola

    Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers. Hundreds of individuals including school teachers, life coaches, psychologists and counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia has taken her 2 day mindfulness facilitation course to date. She have provided staff training for numerous schools across New Zealand to help integrating mindfulness practice to the curriculum. She is a former teacher and a trained mindfulness teacher with 28 yrs experience who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA and attended many Mindfulness retreats. These courses are designed to meet the growing need in all sectors to offer Mindfulness training.

    “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.”.
    -Louise Dore, Auckland

    WHAT IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS TRAINING?

    Whether you just want to be more present in your own daily life and maybe share these techniques with the people closest to you or you are looking at starting a new career, both these options are possible with this training. There are innumerable applications of the material and information you receive from this course, you will be able to create your own program to run, for example:

    » One-to-one sessions to reduce stress and anxiety for your existing or new clients
    » A wellness strategy in the workplace for both staff and management
    » Daily short sessions to improve attention and focus in the classroom for students of all ages
    » Group sessions to help improve wellbeing in nursing homes or mental health facilities
    » Teenage groups for better self awareness and emotional regulation
    » Public mindfulness classes for general relaxation and wellbeing
    » Emotional intelligence programs for children at home or in preschool
    and much more.


    Who is the course for?


    • Teachers
    • Yoga Trainers
    • Counsellors
    • Social Workers
    • Consultants
    • Psychologists
    • Team Leaders
    • Personal Assistants
    • Life Coaches
    • Physiotherapists
    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Parents
    • & anyone who want to add Mindfulness Facilitation to their skill set

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    These trainings are held using the zoom video platform. To see available face to face trainings, scroll down and look under the location you are interested in.

    COURSES 2022

    MAY

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 25-26 May 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    JUNE

    WEEKEND Virtual Interactive Course 11-12 June 2022

    Saturday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Sunday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 22-23 June 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    JULY

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 13-14 July 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    AUGUST

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 3-4 August 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 13-14 August 2022

    Saturday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Sunday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    SEPTEMBER

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 31 August – 1 September 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 14-15 September 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 27-28 September 2022

    Tuesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    OCTOBER

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 12-13 October 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Thursday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    NOVEMBER

    2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 8-9 November 2022

    Tuesday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    WEEKEND 2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 19-20 November 2022

    Saturday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Sunday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    DECEMBER

    WEEKEND 2 DAY Virtual Interactive Course 3-4 December 2022

    Saturday: 9.30am-2.30pm (NSW Time)
    Sunday: 9.30am-2.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    These are face-to-face trainings.

    SEPTEMBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Sydney 27-28 September 2022

    Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    NOVEMBER

    WEEKEND Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Sydney 19-20 November 2022

    Saturday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    WEEKEND Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Sydney 24-25 November 2022

    Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Friday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    These are face-to-face trainings.

    OCTOBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Melbourne 5-6 October 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    DECEMBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Melbourne 14-15 December 2022

    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    These are face-to-face trainings.

    NOVEMBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Brisbane 8-9 November 2022

    Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    These are face-to-face trainings.

    SEPTEMBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Coolangatta 20-21 September 2022

    Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    NOVEMBER

    2 DAY Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Coolangatta 14-15 November 2022

    Monday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and ongoing support.
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    “With Mindfulness training you are not adding to your knowledge in the
    traditional sense – you are in fact removing some of the mental clutter
    that is holding you back from being naturally mindful and in a state of
    equilibrium”.Rita Riccola



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

    Mindfulness is a way of noticing where your attention is in the present moment without judging it good or bad. It’s about not wandering off into an imagined future or going over the past but fully engaging right here right now.

    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 practisies you are training the mind to be more present in the moment. resulting in it to be less anxious, more alert and alive.

    Everyone really and especially anyone

    • Who over-thinks
    • Thinks anxiously as a regular behavior.
    • Stressed people
    • People who engage in constant negative self-talk
    • People who can’t sleep because of incessant inner chatter
    • People who operate on ‘auto-pilot’ and are always ‘on’..
    Current research tells us 20 minutes a day is required to achieve lasting benefits. This can be broken into two 10 minutes sessions-easily do-able when you experience the inner calm and rest from the robotic mind.
    You will slowly (sometimes quickly) begin to experience a lightness of being, less anxiety, better sleep, easier communications and a general improved sense of well-being and have more energy. These are not empty promises but almost guaranteed if you follow the instructions, do the practices regularly and begin to live more Mindfully.
    Yes, you get a certificate after completing the 2 days training and the 8 week online component which is a 8 week self-paced course to establish your own practice.
    Meditation and Mindfulness are very similar the only difference being that Meditation takes many more forms;chanting, mantras as well as breathing and visualisations however Mindfulness meditation is a specific set of exercises that focus exclusively on the five senses.
    Many places that run Mindfulness courses do so on a donation basis and are connected to spiritual centers. Mindfulness in New Zealand is an independent group and the trainers pay to live just like everyone else. Everybody needs to be paid for their effort as well as the cost of hiring venues and paying advertising to let people know the courses exist.
    The 2 day course is an immersion into mindfulness facilitation, covering all ground; science behind it, practices, methods, tools and resources. It gives you a strong foundation and also ongoing support afterwards and many of the attendants start implementing these techniques in their profession directly after the course. With that said, in the end, it is your regular practice and self enquiry together with you own communication and coaching skills that leads to the ability to facilitate effectively. 
    No, the course is for teaching everyone, adults, children, teenagers, although it has grown out of working with students.
    Yes, it is accredited with IMMA (International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance).