Diploma of Meditation and Mindfulness

Duration: 120 hours

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Location: Bellbrae

Meditation has been used for thousands of years as a tool for self-realisation and attaining peace. It is now rising in popularity in Western society as an antidote to stress and anxiety, and helping access states such as love and joy awaiting within. By many it is recognised as perhaps the most powerful and natural path to all-round wellbeing and happiness in the world.

Wayne Linton has been teaching meditation techniques for over 20 years and is now sharing his knowledge in a unique meditation course through the College of Soul Focused Psychotherapy.

The course is composed of 10 one day modules, a 2 day retreat, 25 meditation evenings and 3 personal one on one sessions over the duration of the year where students will learn and practice varying meditation techniques and how to guide and educate future students in the art and disciplines. Upon graduating, students will be qualified to teach their own classes that will assist others in reaching deep states of consciousness, understanding the mind and emotions, control and let go of negative states of being, and live a more peaceful and joyful life. All graduates will be able to, should they wish, to take out insurance to teach through the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists.

If students miss one or more modules they can watch the video of the module and hand in the worksheet required. This means that the course can be completed in the year that it is started.

Enquire about this Course

If you are interested in this course or would like more information, please contact Wayne to discuss your options.

  • 0412 476 984
  • waynelinton333@hotmail.com

Related Courses

Diploma of Soul Focused Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma of Soul Focused Psychotherapy

2018 Dates

10 Modules:

March 18 – April 7 – May 12 – June 2 – July 7 – August 4 – September 1 – October 6 – November 3 – December 1

Retreat dates: (1 is required)

May 5/6 – Nov 17/18

Course Structure

The course will run over ten months of the year, one module, one Saturday per month, 10am till 4pm. Ten modules with 6 contact hours each equals 60 hours.

Three personal sessions equals 3 hours. Retreat attendance equals 24 hours.

25 (minimum) mindfulness / meditation evenings equals 37 hours.

This all adds up to a total of 120 hours of face to face contact.

Module 1 – Meditation What is it? What is it not?

The first module will explain what “meditation” really is.

  • Meditation
  • Contemplation
  • Mindfulness
  • Liberation
  • Transformation
  • Prayer
  • Self Realisation
  • The Inner Life
  • Night time Reviews
  • The Witness / Watcher
  • The Doer
  • Enlightenment
  • The Body Scan
  • Guided Visualisation

Module 2 – Health Benefits, Human Energy Systems

Health Benefits:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Illness
  • Healing
  • Relaxation

Human Energy Systems:

  • Chakras
  • DanTiens
  • Chi / Prana
  • Breath work
  • Energy Awareness

Module 3 – Comparison of Different Approaches / Religions

The essence of meditation from:

  • Buddhism
  • Daoism
  • Christianity
  • Yoga – the Eight fold path
  • Mandalas
  • Mantras and Affirmations

Module 4 – Psychology and Biology – Part 1

  • Levels of Consciousness: Shame, Guilt, Apathy, Grief, Fear, Desire, Anger, Pride, Courage, Neutral, Willingness, Acceptance, Reason, Love, Joy, Peace, Enlightenment
  • Lower self / ego
  • Higher Self / Soul, Spirit
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Journaling
  • Music

Module 5 – Psychology and Biology – Part 2

  • Managing Emotions
  • Creativity
  • Intuition
  • Finding Your Centre
  • Archetypes
  • Defence mechanisms
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Mystical experience
  • Spiritual Emergence versus Psychosis
  • Hallucinations versus Visions
  • Letting go
  • Poses and Positions

Module 6 – Putting It All Together – Part 1: Devising a Course

  • Devise a guided meditation, and teach it one on one
  • Devise a guided meditation (with a student) including affirmations, and teach it
  • Some factors influencing meditation: 1. Food, 2. Time of Day, 3. Left / Right brain function, 4. Distractions, 5. Obstacles, 6. Dark Forces
  • Student delivers guided meditation

Module 7 – Putting It All Together – Part 2: Delivering a Course

  • Devising a six week “How to Meditate Course”
  • The power of words
  • Creating a CD
  • Personal Mindfulness Practices
  • Student delivers guided power words
  • One mindfulness approach

Module 8 – Practicalities and Professional Standards – Part 1: Leadership and empathic skills

  • Group leadership skills
  • How to answer questions
  • Empathic Skills
  • Creating the Highest Energetic and Physical space
  • Another mindfulness approach
  • No thoughts

Module 9 – Practicalities and Professional Standards – Part 2: Ethics, contraindications, considerations

  • Professional Ethics
  • Public Profile
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Insurance
  • When not to use Meditation (DSM IV Psychiatric category “religious or spiritual problem”)
  • Personal mindfulness ethical guidelines
  • Higher Self
  • Essence

Module 10 – Advanced Topics

  • Connecting with “Presence”
  • Kundalini / true Chi
  • Samadhi, Nirvana, Enlightenment
  • No Mind
  • Presence

FEES

Please enquire for all details of investment.

Refunds

Students cancelling their place in a workshop may do so up to 1 week prior to the commencement of the workshop and receive a full refund. They may alternatively elect to transfer their payment towards a future advertised workshop. Cancelations less than 1 week from the workshop will result in $50 being withheld to help cover venue hire costs and overheads.

Student Grievances

The workshop trainer will mediate with any workshop participant who has a grievance in an attempt to find reconciliation. Participants who are dissatisfied with the training provided and have outlined reasons, may request a refund. If resolution cannot be found then the workshop trainer will organise outside mediation in an attempt to resolve any outstanding issues.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for the Teacher of Meditation and Mindfulness Diploma, students must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Attendance at all ten required workshop days. Where attendance is not possible through circumstances beyond the student’s control, they will be required to watch the filmed module.
  • Attendance at a minimum of three personal one on one sessions with the course presenter. The duration of each session is one hour. These sessions will cover student specific aspects such as personal blockages, fears, over/under confidence, perceived weaknesses, building self esteem/confidence, monitoring personal meditation/mindfulness techniques, identifying personal strengths or anything else that will assist the student towards greater personal success in either their own practices or being of service as a teacher or both.
  • Attendance at one weekend retreat with the course presenter: 24 hours.
  • Attendance at minimum of 25 meditation/mindfulness evenings: 37 hours.
  • There are two written assessments for each module to be handed in for assessment.

Contact Us

  • 03 5261 5351
  • waynelinton333@hotmail.com