BECOME A CERTIFIED MINDFULNESS TRAINER


Learn to Guide mindfulness with Integrity,
Confidence & Authenticity

Accredited & Highly Evaluated Course for Practicing & Facilitating Mindfulness

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.


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“This has been a wonderful course and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with others!”
Nancy C.. Auckland, NZ

The Key Points of Successful Facilitation

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’. In this ‘safe space’ everyone has the ability to come into a deeper contact with who they really are by continually being offered the possibility of surrendering to the present moment, exactly as it is, without an agenda or expected outcome.

During the two days we will be looking carefully at the basic neuroscience; how purposefully connecting with the body’s self-calming para-sympathetic nervous system leads to- lower stress and anxiety, increased attention and mental clarity, improved social and emotional intelligence and a host of other life-enhancing benefits.

In this course you will learn, as the teacher/guide, how to use language, your voice, authority and authenticity to create an environment, where a deep trust between participants naturally arises as well as a sense of freedom and safety.
To guide mindfulness is like nothing else, it is not teaching in a traditional sense, it is not therapy. It is more like ‘decluttering’ the over-filled, busy mind.

By establishing your own Mindfulness practice and the fundamental understanding of how mindfulness works from a more scientific point of view, you will build the foundation needed to effectively guide others on to their own mindfulness journey.

This is an interactive course covering theory, activities and practices. You will have opportunity to deepen your own Mindfulness practice and be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions. Participants also get the chance to guide classes for first-hand experience.

Accreditation & Credibility – Course Content

ZOOM OR FACE TO FACE
The courses are held either as a zoom meeting where all participants can communicate with each other or as a face to face meeting where we sit together in a room. The size of the group in both cases is between 6-12 people.

COURSE CONTENT
The course covers both the practices and theory of mindfulness including basic neuroscience and polyvagal theory. We do a lot of practices and look at why the need for mindfulness and inner mental regulation has become so urgent in recent years. On day 2 we do more practices and you also get guidance on how to create your own program for your specific audience and much more.

ONLINE COMPONENT
Included in the course is an 8 weeks online component that you can do in your own time. With guided audios and step by step instructions this course helps you to establish a personal mindfulness practice.

TOOLS & RESOURCES
After completing the 2 day training you will receive more than 30 resources and tools to expand on this course.

CERTIFICATE
Also, after completing the 2 day and 8 week online component you receive a certificate and you will be eligible to become a member of IMMA (international Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance).

COST
The cost for the zoom training is $445 and for face to face $550 (held in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Coolangatta and Brisbane)
There are payment plans available, (pay a $100 deposit and then $50 weekly).

PAYMENT OPTIONS & PLANS
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Take out the guesswork

When it comes to sharing mindfulness with others a lot of it is about finding the language that penetrates beneath the conditioned mind.
People just ‘wake up’ when they hear the truth because humans are naturally intelligent, in fact, as we will see the intelligence has been covered over by the conditioning to the degree that people have ‘lost their way’.
They’ve lost the contact with their own ‘Inner Anchor’. Their own inner guide which is there for all of us, it is not ’mystical’ it is not even ‘spiritual’, even though, underneath all of it you start to develop an absolute wonder and joy for the intelligence and beauty of life itself and these ‘body machines’ that takes us through this journey we call Life.

TRAINER WITH NEARLY 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Rita Riccola is one of New Zealand’s leading mindfulness trainers and the author of the book “The Practice of Mindfulness and Balance”.

She is a former teacher and a trained mindfulness teacher who has completed courses with Mindful Schools USA.

Rita has been a Vipassana and yoga practitioner for 30 years. In 2000-2002 she attended a number of Barry Long’s ‘Course in Being’ seminars, (Barry Long was one of Eckhart Tolle’s teachers).

Her 2 day Mindfulness Facilitation Course has been taken by more than thousand individuals, including school teachers, life coaches, psychologists and counsellors in both New Zealand and Australia.

She have provided staff training for numerous schools across New Zealand to help integrate mindfulness practice to the curriculum. These courses are designed to meet the growing need in all sectors to offer Mindfulness training.


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“Absolutely wonderful course, unforgettable”.
Tyler C.
“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’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
“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
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Register for this course Today and get immediate access to the 8 week online component to start practicing today using easy-to follow guided meditations.

WHAT DO 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.
  • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions.
  • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
  • Example of how to build mindfulness lessons that is engaging for people of any age.
  • Complete documentation incl. a 8 weeks self-paced mindfulness online course.

  • Make a Booking & Receive The Online Component Today!

    Pay securely via credit card or invoice. Payment plans are available.

    After the 2 day training you will receive more than 30 resources to expand on all aspects of Mindfulness; manuals, articles, white papers, videos and posters to assist you in your efforts to guide mindfulness effectively. A certificate will also be issued after completion.

    Make a Booking & Receive The Online Component Today!

    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.

    WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

    “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 am extremely grateful for your teachings…you are truly inspirational”.Wendy R.
    “Thank you, this wonderful experience, which is now forever a regular practice in my life”.Susan H.
    “I just wanted to take the time to express how much I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day course…I have attended other mindfulness training but really feel your offering is unparalleled.”.Sarah A.

    Some of the organisations that have provided this course to members of their staff

    Some of the organisations that have provided this course to members of their staff

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    After the 2 day training you will receive more than 30 resources to expand on all aspects of Mindfulness; manuals, articles, white papers, videos and posters to assist you in your efforts to guide mindfulness effectively. A certificate will also be issued after completion.

    Pay securely via credit card or invoice. Payment plans are available.


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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 (i.e AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH etc.)

    COURSES IN 2024

    July

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 17-18 July 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    August

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 10-11 August 2024

    Saturday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Sunday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 14-15 August 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 28-29 August 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    September

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 11-12 September 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 25-26 September 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    October

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 9-10 October 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    November

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 21-22 November 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 27-28 November 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    December

    2 Day Virtual Interactive Zoom Training 11-12 December 2024

    Wednesday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    Thursday: 11.30am-4.30pm
    (There will be breaks for lunch and afternoon tea).

    Cost: $445
    Including: Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    COURSES IN 2024

    AUGUST

    2 day Mindfulness Facilitation Training In Auckland 21-22 August 2024

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

    Venue: The Mercy Spirituality Centre in Epsom, Auckland

    Cost: $495
    Including: Morning Tea, Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, 8 week online course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    COURSES 2024

    AUGUST


    2 Day Training in Wellington 14-15 August 2024

    Wednesday: 9.30am-3.00pm
    Thursday: 9.30am-3.00pm

    Cost: $550
    Including: Morning Tea, Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans, 8 Week Online Course, Tools & Resources and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    These are face-to-face trainings.

    COURSES 2024

    JULY

    2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Sydney 24-25 July 2024

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

    Cost: $550
    Including: Morning Tea, 8 Week Online Course, Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans and ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    OCTOBER

    2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Sydney 30-31 October 2024

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

    Cost: $550
    Including: Morning Tea, 8 Week Online Course, Teaching Manual, Lesson Plans and ongoing support.
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    JULY

    2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Melbourne 31 July – 1 August 2024

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

    Cost: $645
    Including: Morning tea, Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and Ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    NOVEMBER

    2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Melbourne 6-7 November 2024

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

    Cost: $645
    Including: Morning tea, Teaching Manual, Eight Week Lesson Plans, Online Course and Ongoing support.
    Payment plans available.

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    OCTOBER

    2 Day Mindfulness Facilitation Course in Brisbane 23-24 October 2024

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

    Cost: $550
    Including: Morning tea, 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



    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)

    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, which is wonderful, 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 knowledge 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.

    NEW COURSE

    DECODING DISCONNECTION


    Too often we are trapped in the prisons of our own minds. When we listen to the inner chatter too much, are constantly connected and distracted by devices, lose connection with community and each other in meaningful way, fail to truly listen to others -we lose contact with ourselves, others and nature- all important for our wellbeing and mental health.

    Intentionally cultivating a connection to nature has been shown  reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. The constant demands of this fast-paced world, work and life in general can be corrected. Reconnecting with ourselves, others and the natural world are all necessary to maintain inner calm, mental clarity.



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    Decoding Disconnection is a 1 Day Virtual Online course/retreat where you will learn mindfulness based strategies to purposefully connect with the energy of nature and release the grip of the constant, often critical inner chatter.

    COURSE DATES:

    Sunday 31 May, Wednesday 3 June
    9.30am-3.30 pm
    Cost: $195 (incl.resources and
    8 week online mindfulness training).

    REGISTER HERE

    Register for this course Today and get immediate access to the 8 week online component to start practicing today using easy-to follow guided meditations.

    WHAT DO 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.
  • Be empowered by the discovery that you can self-manage your thoughts and emotions.
  • Deepen your contact with your natural intelligence and intuition.
  • Example of how to build mindfulness lessons that is engaging for people of any age.
  • Complete documentation incl. a 8 weeks self-paced mindfulness online course.

  • Make a Booking & Receive The Online Component Today!

    Pay securely via credit card or invoice. Payment plans are available.

    After the 2 day training you will receive more than 30 resources to expand on all aspects of Mindfulness; manuals, articles, white papers, videos and posters to assist you in your efforts to guide mindfulness effectively. A certificate will also be issued after completion.

    Make a Booking & Receive The Online Component Today!