Accredited & Highly Evaluated Course for Practicing & Facilitating Mindfulness

TWO DAY FACE TO FACE TRAINING IN WELLINGTON

GET THE SKILLS & CONFIDENCE TO FACILITATE MINDFULNESS

Using Successful Methods



This course gives you the science, practices and tools to guide and help others and the inspiration & guidance to establish a regular practice for yourself.




Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate based on the latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness

COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS
ACCREDITED: Yes
CERTIFICATE: Yes
WHEN: 16-17 June 2021 etc.
WHERE: Wellington
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In this 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, teenagers and children.

It doesn’t matter if you never have meditated or done one Mindfulness exercise in your life, this course is for anyone who are moved to establish their own Mindfulness practice and get the tools and resources to help others to improve focus, mental resilience and impulse control.

How can Mindfulness Help?

In our fast paced world, where the increasing demands of living, places enormous stress on all of us, children, teenagers and adults, the purposeful, daily cultivation of connection to self, others and the world around us has been proven to assist mental, emotional and physical balance.

Mindfulness is not just some trend, but 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.

Evidence–based research confirms that regular practice of these simple, self-managing techniques lead to;

  • 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
“This Course Exceeded My Expectations”.Angela B Psychologist, Auckland

Is this course for me?

As the benefits from Mindfulness practices are becoming more widely recognised and known, there is now a real opportunity for everyone, including teachers, councellors, health workers etc., who see the value of attention training and mindfulness exercises, to start help others improve focus, mental resilience and relieve stress and anxiety.

This training will give you a resource to improve everyone’s, including adults, students and children’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety as well as developing the ability to shift attention when thoughts and feelings are becoming unhelpful.

Mindfulness can’t be learnt by just talking or reading about it. Mindfulness is experiential. To be able to teach mindfulness you need to understand how it works from the inside out. Teaching mindfulness is about guiding people to their own mindfulness practice. It’s about co-creating an environment where mindfulness can ‘happen’.

The course is based on the successful program Mindfulness in New Zealand have been running the past seven years as well as latest research and techniques on teaching mindfulness designed by the original MBSR member who trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, (the father of western mindfulness).

What will you learn?

Whether you just want to be more present in your own daily life or you want to add mindfulness facilitation to your ‘skillset’ or use it in your profession, this course gives you the foundation for all those purposes and will provide you with tools and resources to help you on the way to establish yourself as a facilitator.

Proven & Successful Methods

In our fast paced lives, where we rush from one demand to another, there is very little time or space to stop and pause. Mindfulness offer the tools needed to connect with our inner intelligence, where we can access natural calmness beneath the busy mind.

Evidence based results from around the world continue to show that the regular practise of Mindfulness has ongoing benefits for physical and mental health.

This course gives you the background, science, techniques and confidence to guide others and to establish a regular practice yourself.

WHAT DO YOU GET?


THIS COURSE GIVES YOU:


An immersion into mindfulness guided by a an experienced mindfulness trainer and educator in a safe and relaxed space with like-minded people. We will learn practices to relax the body, eliminate stress, calm the mind and experience the mindful state. We start out by cover the background, basic neuroscience, physiology of breathing and how mindfulness works from a more scientific point of view. 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.

In these 2 days we will cover a lot of ground and learn so many things that it would be impossible to remember it all. But the thing is that you don’t need to. You will get documentation on all aspects of what we learnt in the course.

After the training you are provided with: 

A Mindfulness facilitator’s pack


including:

  • Templates on how to build dynamic and engaging lessons for any age group.
  • 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 growing Tools & Resources library to expand your knowledge
  • A Certificate of completion of the training- accredited with IMMA (international Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance).
  • Ongoing support.
  • 8 Week Online Course


    When you register you also get access to a self-paced online course to establish your own mindfulness practice.
    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.
  • Recommended videos and talks to watch as a complement to the course

  • “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 K. Sydney
    “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
    “This has been a wonderful course and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with others!”Nancy C.. Auckland, NZ
    “I am extremely grateful for your teachings…you are truly inspirational”.Wendy R.
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    ABOUT THE TEACHER

    Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers. Her 2 day facilitation course has been attended by hundreds of teachers, counsellors, social workers etc. in both New Zealand and Australia. She have provided staff training for numerous schools across New Zealand in order to help them integrating mindfulness practice to the curriculum.
    Rita 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 for educators and human resource workers to offer Mindfulness training to all.




    “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“.
    Louise Dore, Auckland
    “Thank you, this wonderful experience, which is now forever a regular practice in my life.“.
    Susan H.
    “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



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    2020 COURSES

    Course in Sydney 24-25 March 2020

    Tuesday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

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    Venue: Sancta Sophia College
    8 Missenden Road
    Camperdown, Sydney

    Cost: $495
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    Course in Sydney 16-17 June 2020

    Tuesday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
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    Camperdown, Sydney

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    Course in Sydney 10-11 November 2020

    Tuesday: 9.30.00am-3.30pm
    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm

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    Camperdown, Sydney

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    COURSES 2020

    Melbourne 16-17 March 2020

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

    Venue: Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

    Cost: $495

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    Melbourne 30 June-1 July 2020

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

    Venue: Hotel Best Western Plus, 225 Drummond Street, Carlton, Melbourne

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    Melbourne 17-18 November 2020

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

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    Brisbane 9-10 June 2020

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    Venue: To be advised, Central Brisbane

    Cost: $495
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    Coolangatta 11-12 March 2020

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    Venue: Green Mount Beach Hotel, 1 Hill St, Coolangatta

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    Coolangatta 3-4 November 2020

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

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    Venue: Green Mount Beach Hotel, 1 Hill St, Coolangatta

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    Adelaide 22-23 June 2020

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

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    Venue: To be advised, Central Adelaide

    Cost: $595
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    Perth 25-26 June 2020

    Thursday: 9.30.am-3.30pm
    Fridayday: 9.30am-3.30pm

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    Venue: To be advised, Central Perth

    Cost: $595
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    COURSES 2021

    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 21-22 April 2021

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 12-13 May 2021

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 29-30 May 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 9-10 June 2021

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 30 June – 1 July 2021

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    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 DAY WEEKEND – Virtual Interactive Course 17-18 July 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445

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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 28-29 July 2021

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    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 10-11 August 2021

    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 21-22 August 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 30-31 August 2021

    Monday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 11-12 September 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 20-21 September 2021

    Monday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 4-5 October 2021

    Monday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 16-17 October 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 9-10 November 2021

    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 13-14 November 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Virtual Interactive Course 23-24 November 2021

    Tuesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Weekend Virtual Interactive Course 4-5 December 2021

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
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    Cost: $445
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    2 day Mindfulness Facilitation Training In Wellington 16-17 June 2021

    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    Thursday: 9.30am-3.30pm
    (There will be breaks for morning tea and lunch).

    Cost: $495
    Including: Morning Tea, Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Tools & Resources, online course and ongoing support.

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    Who is the course for?


    • Teachers
    • Yoga Trainers
    • Social Workers
    • Consultants
    • Psychologists
    • Team Leaders
    • Personal Assistants
    • Physiotherapists
    • Nurses
    • Parents
    • Pastors
    • & anyone who want to add Mindfulness Facilitation to their skillset

    What do you get from this Course?


    • Guidance given by experienced mindfulness trainer
    • The opportunity to learn in a safe, relaxed environment with a beginner group.
    • Improve mental and physical well-being, by changing patterns of anxious thinking
    • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions
    • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
    • How to build engaging mindfulness lessons for any age groups
    “Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you see? What do you hear?”Jon Kabat-Zin

    Course Content – Day 1 & 2



    • What is Mindfulness?
    • How does it work?
      Evidence-based research results
      and the neuroscience.
    • Why Teach Mindfulness to Students and Children.
    • Breathing Exercise 1 and 2
    • Guided Body Scan
    • The STOP Method
    • How to build a Mindfulness Lesson
    • Tools & Resources




    • How to identifying patterns of thinking and reacting that keep us trapped.
    • Practical ways to work with  Difficult Thoughts and Emotions.
    • Turning boredom and restlessness into curiosity
    • Mindful Listening-expanded awareness.
    • The ‘Mountain meditation’
    • Training Session – Teaching Mindfulness
    • Questions and Answers, feedback/personal Enquiry into your own experience

    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’s Meditation and Mindfulness Alliance)

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    “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.”Jon Kabat-Zin

    Non-Religous



    There is no religion, dogma or beliefs attached to Mindfulness. Mindfulness has it’s roots in many contemplative practices but doesn’t require or impose on anyones belief systems. It’s a mental activity that has proven to be of great benefit for maintaining physical, mental and emotional balance.


    Evidence Based


    The many benefits of Mindfulness have been well documented especially in the past 30 years since Jon Kabat-Zinn established the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme that has led to the wide-spread, evidence based research and the acceptance of these non-religious, practical exercises anyone can do.



    For Anyone



    Mindfulness practice doesn’t require any preparation or beforehand knowledge about meditation. Anyone can experience the effect from these simple exercises.