Online Mindfulness Teacher Training
3 day online teacher training with Cocoon Coaching Solutions
This three-day course is designed for those who wish to teach mindfulness to students from 11-18yrs.
It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we knew it. Tweens and teens continue to experience a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, and fear. If not taken care of, these feelings can take a toll on health and well-being. We are all seeing more and more everyday the drastic changes happening in teens nowadays due to the pandemic and we want to help!
We can’t control the course of the pandemic but we can help teens by modeling good coping skills and encouraging healthy habits.
Mindfulness, at its most basic level helps us draw attention to what is actually happening in our lives, rather than worry about what has happened or might happen. In this training, we learn the value of curiosity and how to bring this quality to whatever we experience in everyday life.
This Mindfulness Now Training method is approved by The British Psychological Society and includes specialist tuition in mindfulness approaches, which integrate key elements of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Both are evidence based, and the latter is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
COCOON believes it is vital that teachers learn via a practical and integrated approach, aiming to equip individuals with many requirements including helping with physical and emotional pain, stress and anxiety, as well as building emotional resilience.
Formal meditation practice is an important part of the training, allowing participants to be led through regular practice meditations, each followed by a particular form of discussion / feedback (enquiry). No prior meditation practice is needed, just an open heart and mind.
While the research on Mindfulness with teenagers is beginning to gain real traction, evidence suggests that it can be especially helpful for young people suffering from anxiety, ADHD and depression which has seen a sharp increase in numbers over the past 18 months.
DAY 1: LEARNING MINDFULNESS
- History of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation
- Cautions, safeguards and contra-indications
- The Magic of Mindfulness – autopilot v’s awareness
- Attitudinal Basis (7 Attitudes – Kabat-Zinn)
DAY 2: PRACTICING MINDFULNESS
- How to conduct mindfulness meditation sessions – seated, lying and movement based
- 3 stage breathing space (hourglass)
- Body Scan
- Breath and body awareness
- Mindfulness in Schools – planning and adaptability, the power ofsingle tasking, resourcefulness under pressure, social media & self-esteem shield
DAY 3: TEACHING MINDFULNESS
- Mindfulness teaching techniques and methodologies
- Developing the teacher’s own mindfulness practice
- Stress Reduction – the MBSR approaches
- Cognitive behavioural approaches – the MBCT approaches
- Mindfulness games
Through mindful living practices, teens can find more happiness, joy, and meaning in their lives.
It is a habit that you will help them develop.
UPCOMING TRAINING DATES:
NEW DATES TBA SOON
10.30AM – 5.30PM (lunch break included)
Regular pricing: 3,250AED
MEET THE TRAINER:
Lynette Tipper is a certified Master Coach, Mindfulness Now Teacher, NLP Kids Practitioner, Sound Healer and speaker with a background in H.R, training and working within the UK charity sector.
Born and raised in London, she moved to the UAE in 2007, where she met and married the love of her life and shortly afterwards became a busy working Mummy to two beautiful and LIVELY children – who are their world and keep them on their toes! Passionate about self-development, Lynette created Cocoon Coaching Solutions as a supportive coaching platform for women. Cocoon Kids/Teens shortly followed, with the vision of inspiring young minds to upgrade behaviours using a growth mindset and acquire the necessary E.Q & mindfulness skills to last a life time.
Supporting clients ‘face2face’ and online, Lynette is also an active member of the expert panel for livehealthymag.com She has also had the pleasure of being invited as a guest speaker for the MEFIT TEEN SUMMIT in 2018 (reaching over 500+ Dubai teens), partnered with Unilever for the DOVE SELF ESTEEM PROJECT in 2019, reaching across several Dubai schools providing teacher training and parent support workshops – all geared towards guiding people to a happier, healthier and more purposeful version of themselves.
“So positive and supportive/encouraging! Loved the 7 mindfulness attributes (these will become the overall themes I wish to use – and for me personally I plan to use them to set intentions each day). The Gift! Pushed me out of my comfort zone and what I thought I was capable of. Absolutely! Applicable and tailored to whatever the individual is looking for.” – Katee, 2021