Mindfulness allows us to be present and live in the NOW. Our minds are often stuck in the past, trawling over events long since gone – this is known as Regret Mode. Then our minds can be projected into the future, obsessing over events that may or may not happen – this is known as Worry Mode. Whilst our mind is in any of these modes, we are not living in the present moment and therefore we can spoil the beauty of the moment in front of us.
Mindfulness training teaches us to be rooted in the present and we learn that we are bigger than our thoughts and that we do have control over the way we think – we just need to be shown the relevant techniques and then apply them to our daily lives. Nobody teaches you how to think but our thoughts – good and bad – produce actions (good and bad karma) and our beliefs drive our behaviour. Let go of the past, release yourself from the prison of your mind and step into the sunshine – we will show you the way.
Meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiety and lowers heart rate and blood pressure. It gives us a sense of calm and balance. During these sessions, you will encounter a number of different types of meditation, in order to find the right one for you.
Accreditation, Approval and Education Points
Accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals
The content of this training has been professionally recognised and endorsed by the awarding body, Active IQ - a CIMSPA Endorsed Awarding Organisation
For learners to develop a comprehensive understanding and awareness of mindfulness and meditation. To understand the differences between basic meditative techniques. To identify the benefits or specific practices and to be able to apply this knowledge in developing structured meditation sessions for a range of clients of differing needs and abilities
Learners will be able to practice a variety of meditation techniques for their own benefit. They will be able to instruct these basic practices to a variety of clients of different ages and capabilities.
There are 23 units and you are allowed 150 days access to complete the course. You have instant access upon purchase and you are ready to start immediately. Just log in and go to unit one. On each screen, you will find the video of a particular technique and how to perform the meditation. Underneath each video, you will find detailed text and explanation of the technique being taught. You will work at your own pace and when you have time, just login and go to the appropriate unit and work your way through the material.
The units are split as follows
Total number of videos = 14
Total Video Playing Time = 206 minutes (3.5 hours)
Total Quiz Time = 60 minutes
Total Reading Time = 220 minutes
Total minutes = 486 (8.1 hours)
Unit One - Introduction to Mindfulness (1 Step - No videos)
Unit Two – Introduction to Meditation – 1 Steps - 1 videos (18 minutes)
Unit Three – The Importance of Relaxation – 1 Step - No videos
Unit Four – Benefits of Meditation - 1 Step – No videos
Unit Five – Preparing to Meditate – 1 Step - No videos
Unit Six – Typical Challenges During Meditation – 1 Step - No videos
Unit Seven – Types of Meditation – 1 Step - No videos
Unit Eight – Dristi Focal Points of Concentration – 1 Step - No videos
Unit Nine – Breath Awareness - 1 Step – 1 video (18 minutes)
Unit Ten – Body Awareness - 1 video (19 minutes)
Unit Eleven - Mindful Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (7 minutes)
Unit Twelve – Aspects of Self - 1 Step – 1 video (22 minutes)
Unit Thirteen – Tratakum Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (3 minutes)
Unit Fourteen - Japa Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (3 minutes)
Unit Fifteen – Likhita Japa - 1 Step – 1 video (2 minutes)
Unit Sixteen – Transcendental Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (11 minutes)
Unit Seventeen – Mala Bead Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (2 minutes)
Unit Eighteen – Guided Visualisation Techniques - 1 Step – 1 video (34 minutes)
Unit Nineteen – Yoga Nidra – The Theory - 1 Step – No videos
Unit Twenty – Yoga Nidra – The Practice - 1 Step – 1 video (53 minutes)
Unit Twenty One – Heart Opening Meditation - 1 Step – 1 video (34 minutes)
Unit Twenty Two – Sound Healing - 1 Step – 1 video (1 minute)
Unit Twenty Three - Final Quiz
In order to achieve a pass in this course, 2 assessments must be successfully submitted
Assessment One - Online Multiple Choice Theory Quiz (70% pass)
Assessment Twp - Practical 30 minute video exam. You must submit a video of you explaining and teaching two different meditation techniques to a minimum of 2 adults as follows
Ideally, you can use an iPad to film your exam video. Place the iPad on a surface where you and your clients are in full view for the entire video. It is suggested to film for a few minutes and then check your video to see that the angle is correct and that your voice is sufficiently audible. If everything seems fine, go ahead and video your full lesson.
Upon completions of your video, you can upload this onto any internet application that allows you to send large files (such as Dropbox, Google Drive or You Send It for example). You must not upload to You Tube or any publicly viewable social media. You may also put your video onto a CD or USB stick and send via the post.
Please note that there is a £30 cost for your assessment. This covers your assessors time to watch your video and give you feedback. This also covers the cost of your certificate.
Upon successful completion of all assessments, you will receive the Union Yoga certificate of competency to teach Mindful Meditation.
The course costs £75 GBP. Assessment fee £30. There are no other costs involved.