is an introductory, self-paced online training program designed to teach participants how to guide both groups and individuals in mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is a research supported practice for managing stress and improving well being.
As an approach, Unified Mindfulness emphasizes the development of specific attention skills and the course will focus on teaching the technique of See, Hear, Feel. This technique enables people to practice mindfulness while seated in stillness as well as in daily life. It also shows people how any experience can be an opportunity to develop mindfulness skills. This can increase their practice opportunities and empower them with greater choice about what to focus on, to develop their skills.
In over 10 hours of video, mindfulness teacher Julianna Raye will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of the Unified Mindfulness System. The course will include demonstration videos of Julianna teaching the technique in both group and individual formats. Participants will learn how to teach effectively—sharing concepts clearly, speaking from experience, guiding meditations, and responding to a range of questions.
Participants also get an overview of meditation research by reading Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson. The package of lecture/demonstration videos and reading will provide students a strong foundation in teaching mindfulness practice to anyone, regardless of their personal beliefs.
This program is appropriate for individuals who wish to deepen and share mindfulness practice and is particularly well suited to mental health professionals interested in an effective and practical approach to integrating mindfulness into their work.