The Meditation Teacher Training Program can
add additional power to your current line of
work or enable you to start a new profession.
Developed through The Meditation Learning Center it has advanced the training of meditation, taking it from the beneficial practice that it is, to a training in which one can thoroughly learn the practice of meditation and train as a teacher of meditation.
Meditation is gentle and powerful in eliciting lasting change in people, and when used in collaboration with other approaches in the field of healing arts such as: yoga, physical therapy, massage therapy, addiction counseling, and as a tool for all physicians and nurses, meditation becomes a powerful healing tool. One does not have be established in healing arts to benefit from the program. The program is also excellent for individuals wishing to deepen their own practice of meditation or to start their own teaching.
In the program, you're guided step-by-step through expert-prepared instructional video and skill-building exercises with over 300 pages total of handout material. You will work through approximately two hours of program video each week, with a total of over 60 hours of recorded instruction which you'll have unlimited online access to view at your convenience.
You'll also be part of an online community, where you can engage in group chat discussions with other participants. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to communicate with the primary program instructor, Shane Wilson throughout the entire program.
A brief snapshot of the course format:
Class 1 - The History and Basic Concepts of Meditation
Class 2 - Guidelines for Teaching New Meditators
Class 3 - Meditation and the Brain
Class 4 - Discovering the brain waves with the EEG
Class 5 - Meditation and Religion
Class 6 - Overview of Meditation Styles
Class 1 - Mindfulness and Concentration
Class 2 - More on Mindfulness
Class 3 - 24 Sequential Steps of Meditation
Class 4 - Leading A Meditation
Class 5 - Zen and Transcendental Meditation
Class 6 - Gathering and Meeting Examples
Class 1 - Meditation / Working With Children
Class 2 - Two Guided Meditations
Class 3 - Meditation and Hypnosis
Class 4 - Contemplative Practices
Class 5 - Yoga and Meditation
Class 6 - Silva Meditation Method & Walking Meditation
Class 1 - Meditation and Addiction
Class 2 - Addiction Recovery
Class 3 - Meditation and Mental Health
Class 4 - Meditation and Health (physicality)
Class 5 - Working with Groups (as a meditation teacher)
Class 6 - Working with Individuals (as a meditation teacher)
Class 1 - You as a Meditation Teacher
Class 2 - Meditation and Mindfulness in the workplace
Class 3 - Class Organization
Class 4 - Facilitating Retreats
Class 5 - Tools for Guided Meditation / The Subconscious & Meditation
Class 6 - Various Trainings - Three Lessons
Upon completion of the program students will gain cognitive and experiential knowledge of every aspect of meditation and finish the program as a confident group and private meditation instructor.
This is an in-depth study program containing five, six lesson modules that when completed will enable the student to receive the
"The Meditation Teacher Training Certification".
A certification program in which all of the 30 classes can now be taken online.
A program exploring the primary methods of meditation as well as the following topics in detail:
24 meditation methods from around the world
Anapanasati (Mindfulness of breathing), Vipassana (insight), Metta Bhavana, Walking Meditation, Zazen, Koan meditation, Shikantaza, Transcendental meditation, Yoga, Self Inquiry (Atma Vichara), The relaxation response, Mantra meditation, Visualization, (contemplation, guided visualization), Passage meditation, Ngondo, Tonglen, Tantra, Dream yoga, Qigong, Tai chi chuan, Kundalini, Jhana, Guided Meditation
Knowing what meditation is, Explaining to others what is being taught
The history of meditation
An ancient practice, The early meditators
The function of the brain in meditation
How the brain responds to meditation, Why it works and related brain studies, Using the EEG-understanding brainwaves,
Religious and secular aspects of meditation
How religions use meditation, Meditation as a secular practice
Health benefits of meditation
De-stressing with meditation, Evidence of meditation's health effects
The Physiological and Psychological effects of meditation
Physiological changes that occur with regular meditation practice , The psychological changes that occur with regular meditation practice, Working with ADD
How meditation heals and its effects on specific health conditions
Anxiety, Chronic pain, Depression. Hypertension. Coronary artery disease. Cancer and its related symptoms
Identifying guidelines for practicing meditation
Meditation equipment, Meditation postures. The Meditation place
What is insight?
Experiential understanding and how to identify insight, Seeing reality, Your true nature
The history of mindfulness, How to use mindfulness, M.B.S.R.
The hindrances and aids to meditation, The hindrances that cause difficulties for the practice, Using various aids in our meditation practices, Mindfulness vs concentration practices, How concentration works
The difference between mindfulness and concentration
Feelings and addictions
What are feelings?, What is an addiction?, Substance abuse, How feelings can lead to addiction
Setting up and promoting a private practice
Advertising what you do, Building confidence in your gift, Getting the word out, Working with the media. Publishing books/articles, When and when not to spend money
Finding employment as a meditation instructor
Working independently, Incorporating Meditation into your area of work, Working with others
Who are you working with?, Time restrictions and allowances, Leading a meditation group, Experience in facilitating a meditation class through simulations and assignments
Presenting a lecture
The Power point option, Why present and to whom
Setting up a meditation retreat
Giving retreaters what they want, Retreat duration, The program, Giving the retreater nothing to do
Who should attend?
Physicians and Physician Assistants
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Psychologists and Social Workers
Veteran Healthcare Providers
Massage Therapists and other Body Workers
Educators of all kinds
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
Other Allied Health Professionals
Individuals wishing to deepen their practice of meditation