We offer three Certification Programs to the general public: The Stress Reduction Consultant Certification Course (SRCCC), the Meditation for Therapists Practitioner Certification Course (MFTPCC), and Meditation for Hatha Yoga Students and Teachers (MHYST).
The Stress Reduction Consultant
The Stress Reduction Consultant Certification Course trains you to become a Stress Reduction Consultant—either to add this certification to your existing practice, or to use this certification as the core of your own stress reduction consultant business.
This certification course builds your knowledge and competency through four components:
Training Component – The SRCCC training includes:
- Training in the theory of stress reduction
- Effective techniques for reducing stress
- Legal and ethical guidelines for running a stress reduction consulting business
- How to set up a stress reduction consulting business
- Building your practice
Webinar Component – The training comprises three webinars. You will need to listen to all three webinars and read over the notes that come with them.
Practicum Component – You will do a practice session with a client. You will fill out a disclaimer form and use a form we have developed for you to capture your session with your client and your learning from it. We will arrange for you to do a presentation of your session via Skype or webinar, and give you feedback.
Knowledge Assessment Component – You must also take and pass a final exam.
Successful completion of the course will earn you a certificate of completion.
This certification training includes as a bonus: done for you forms you can use to document your sessions with your stress reduction clients.
Suggested Prerequisites for the SRCCC
We suggest you have at least one year’s experience doing meditation and have some knowledge of hypnosis or neuro-linguistic programming.
This training is designed for counselors, therapists, holistic practitioners, and healing arts professionals. However, if you don’t have that background—if you do have experience with meditation and hypnosis, and want to develop your professional skills—you will benefit from taking this course.
Those who have taken this course when it was first offered—before it was available on-line—told us they felt that completing the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program adequately prepared them to understand the material in the course.
The Meditation for Therapists Practitioner
This course is designed for professional practitioners of psychotherapy, counseling, hypnotherapy, and health coaching; professional holistic practitioners whose practice incorporates elements of stress reduction, yoga therapy, or client empowerment training will also gain value from this training.
Much of the course material is taught at the graduate level, so those in a graduate psychology or clinical social work program could also benefit from this course.
This course, as it is currently formulated, does not provide continuing education units (CEU). If you take the course, it is because you genuinely want to learn this material and apply it.
We presume that you have had an exposure to the neurological foundations of consciousness in a college course or continuing education seminar you have taken. This course will not cover this material: it will begin with the widely used practice of mindfulness; show you additional meditations that have therapeutic relevance; and teach you how and when to use them. You will also learn new ways to utilize mindfulness beyond the way it is commonly taught.
This course is a certification program. It does not grant a professional license for your State, or confer any academic credits or units.
Upon completion, you will be able to use with confidence and competence, the meditation techniques presented in this class.
To receive certification for this course, you must take a final exam and do a presentation of how you used these techniques:
- Knowledge assessment component – You will take and pass a final exam with a score of 75% or better. The exam will cover the material on the webinar and in your reading materials.
- Practicum component – You will utilize these techniques with three clients, and document what you did and what you learned on a form that we we provide for you. You will prepare to briefly present a summary of one of these sessions in a Skype session or in a group webinar format. You will submit all three forms documenting your sessions to us via email. Nothing on this form will allow identification of your clients other than brief, basic descriptors—e.g., client is a 40-year-old divorced female dealing with issues of anxiety.
When you successfully pass the exam and the practicum component, we will send you a certificate of completion, which will allow you to call yourself a Meditation for Therapists Certified Practitioner.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify:
- Types of meditations relevant to therapy
- Additional meditations that will empower clients to deal with stress, traumatic experience, and upsetting emotions
- When to use meditation in therapy
- Contraindications for using meditation
- What the purview of transpersonal psychology is
- How meditation is different than other therapeutic modalities
If you are interested in hosting a live 6-hour Meditation for Therapists training at your facility to train your staff, please contact us to let us know you would like to host this training.
Meditation for Hatha Yoga Students and Teachers
This certification course leads to a certificate of completion, which RYT Hatha Yoga teachers can use for six non-contact hours of continuing education with the Yoga Alliance. It gives an overview of Yoga cosmology and how meditation fits into this framework. The course includes downloadable text and audio recordings of the class, plus bonus materials. Your certification is contingent upon passing a brief final exam.