New Cohort Starts Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
*space is limited, save your seat today!*
Dear Friend,

Congratulations and welcome to the Pathways training program registration page!

By arriving here, you've shown dedication to your own mindfulness practice, as well as your sincere commitment to serving others.

So before we go any further, we'd like to congratulate you and share our appreciation for the work you're doing.  It's truly life-changing, and has the potential to profoundly transform the lives of the people you work with.

As you know, the Unified Mindfulness full certification program is comprised of three "steps."

The Foundations training program is the first step. It's a self-paced, 30-hour online course which gives you the framework to skillfully lead either a group or an individual in meditation.

And today, we're thrilled to invite you to join us this Fall in the second step in the UM certification program:  "Pathways."

The program has been an incredibly rewarding success for everyone involved, and we'd love for you to come experience it with us starting January 25th...
We created Pathways with one thing in mind...YOU!
Support:  Pathways is designed to support your development as a teacher and your mastery of the Unified Mindfulness system in many different ways.

Supervision:  As the next step beyond Foundations, Pathways is a 12-week training program in which you work directly with senior UM facilitators to learn to teach mindfulness in ways that meet the individual needs of your clients.

Confidence: You will become more confident in your teaching, while you reduce the anxiety that can interfere with you taking the initiative to teach others.

Develop as a One-on-One Coach:  You will further develop your ability to work with clients one-on-one through extensive practice.  The framework for doing this is a unique feature of the UM system.  You'll receive direct, personal guidance and feedback from your instructors as well as your fellow students.

Teach an Eight Week Class:  You will finish the Pathways program with all the tools, course materials, confidence and support to teach your own 8 week mindfulness class (in fact, you WILL teach your own 8-Week class to conclude Pathways :-)
Pathways is a course within a course...
One of the things that makes Pathways so unique is that there are actually two distinct components to the program.  

During your first 12 weeks of Pathways, you will be working directly with senior UM facilitators and your fellow students in live online, virtual classrooms for classes and instructions.  

This is followed by an 8 weeks practicum in which you'll be teaching your own class under the direct supervision of your instructors.

In other words, you'll finish the 12 week training with not only the confidence and an exact plan to teach your own 8 week mindfulness class, but you'll also put that plan into action and teach your class with the direct support of senior UM facilitators.  You can also use the practicum to receive support in integrating UM into any existing coaching programs you've already developed on your own.

"I stumbled upon Shinzen’s work on a flight back home. I fell in love with the simplicity, the clarity and the comprehensiveness of it. 

My scientifically curious mind and my big heart both found roots in this mindfulness approach. I was searching for a mentor in my area when I was directed to the Unified Mindfulness group. 

Serendipity led me from the Foundations course to Pathways exactly when I needed it the most. Pathways was for me an extraordinary occasion to deepen my knowledge and practice of Shinzen’s approach with the never ceasing support of Julianna, Don and all the other teachers. 

I fell in love with the content (and the contour) of the curriculum on the very first day! 

Over the course of the weeks, I felt more and more confident teaching all those well structured mindfulness practices that we learned. The content was very well organized and there was enough time to integrate the new techniques. The amount of support that I received was exactly what I needed … or more! 

I made some new friends who share the love of mindfulness. We developed a worldwide community of coaches and teachers using the online environment to break the barriers of distance. In this new community, I felt free to exchange on many topics and benefited from the wisdom and experience of our mentors. 

Pathways deepened my own practice and made me feel very confident to start teaching mindfulness."

Marc-Antoine Landry, M.D.

Special Consultants for the January 2020 Cohort
Julianna Raye
As creator of the Foundations program and the CEO and Head Trainer of Unified Mindfulness, Julianna  is devoted to deepening people’s understanding of research-supported mindfulness and empowering anyone to guide others in its practice.

With more than 100 weeks of immersive, silent training in both the mindfulness and Zen traditions, Julianna has completed over 12,000 hours of formal practice.

Don McCormick
Don is the Director of Education at Unified Mindfulness.

Shortly after completing his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University in 1985, Don began studying mindfulness with Shinzen Young.

He's a pioneer in the fields of workplace mindfulness, critical management studies, religious diversity in the workplace and spirituality in the workplace. 

He is particularly excited about using scientifically supported teaching methods in the Pathways program and sharing them with you throughout the training.

Pathways Schedule and Curriculum
The main classroom instruction takes place over 12 weeks.

Starting Saturday, January 25th, 2020, we'll meet online, in a live, virtual, video classroom once a week for approximately 90 minutes.  

After the 12 weeks of formal class, your 8 weeks of practicum will then start.

Here's the exact Pathways Class Schedule:
Week 1: Overview and Role of the Teacher
  • ​Course Overview
  • ​Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • ​Levels of Teaching Mindfulness
  • ​Fear of Teaching
Week 2: Appreciation Techniques - Feel Rest
  • Explaining the Feel Rest Technique
  • ​Guiding Others in the Feel Rest Technique
  • ​Answering Questions about the Feel Rest Technique
Week 3: Introduction to the Practicum
  • ​Preparation for the Practicum
  • ​ Group Supervision
Week 4: Techniques for Nurturing Positivity - Feel Good
  • Explaining the Feel Good Technique
  • ​Guiding Others in the Feel Good Technique
  • ​Answering Questions about the Feel Good Technique
Week 5: Dealing with Adverse Reactions to Mindfulness
  • ​Negative reactions people have to mindfulness and how to handle them
Week 6: Transcend Techniques - Feel Flow 
  • Explaining the Feel Flow Technique
  • ​Guiding Others in the Feel Flow Technique
  • ​Answering Questions about the Feel Flow Technique
Week 7: The Ethics of Teaching Mindfulness
  • Ethical Issues the Mindfulness Teachers Face
  • ​Sexual Relations
  • ​Conflicts of Interest
Week 8: Express Techniques - Auto Move 
  • Explaining the Auto Move Technique
  • ​Guiding Others in the Auto Move Technique
  • ​Answering Questions about the Auto Move Technique
Week 9: Practice in Daily Life 
  • ​Daily Life Practice
  • ​Trigger Practice
  • ​Techniques
  • ​Obstacles
  • ​Opportunities
Week 10: Responding to Questions, Reports, & Common Objections
  • ​Handling Hostile Questions
  • ​Handling Common Objections
  • ​Handling Self-Denigrating Question
  • ​Reports
Week 11: DAYLONG Workshop with Shinzen Young
  • ​Working One-on-One
  • ​Opportunities and Obstacles
  • ​Happiness Evaluation
  • ​Tools for Assessment
Week 12: Practice Structures: Yours & Your clients 
  • ​Rhythms of Practice
  • ​Daily Practice
  • ​Retreats
  • ​Accelerators
  • ​Support (From Peers & From Coaching)
A Huge Success...
We've poured our hearts into this Pathways program.

Each Pathways cohort has been an incredibly special experience for everyone involved - both teachers and students.

Not only has the training an unmitigated success, but new friendships and professional relationships were forged though the process.

The Pathways Application Process
There is a simple application for you to complete online before being accepted into the Pathways program.  

But it's not a test!

This application is for US...not YOU!

This brief questionnaire will help us support you and your individual needs as you start the Pathways program.

We'll also expect that you've completed the Foundations training before starting the Pathways training.  And since the next Pathways class doesn't start until January, you still have plenty of time!

We also request that you submit a Fully-Refundable $500 Deposit when you submit your application.

This deposit will save your spot in the January 2020 Pathways cohort and demonstrates that you are ready and fully committed to participating in the program.

You'll have until January 24th, 2020 (the day before the 1st class) to request and receive a full refund of your deposit.

As the first Pathways offering of the new year, these January cohorts typically fill up very quickly.
And since your registration deposit is fully refundable, we highly recommend you save your seat as soon as possible.

Due to scheduling and the amount of time involved to run the Pathways program, this will be your last opportunity to take the training until mid-2020.

That also means this will be the last cohort before Immersion 2020. So you'll have the opportunity to graduate Pathways and then participate in Immersion as a UM Coach!

And we'd love for you to join us!
The Pathways Cost
The cost of the Pathways training is $2,497.00

We've done everything possible to keep the pricing as low as possible so cost is not a barrier for anyone ready to take the next step in their mindfulness training.

You will be getting live, expert training and supervision for 5 straight months as part of this Pathways class.   

That makes the cost of Pathways roughly $100 a week.

And you will exit the program with an 8-week mindfulness training program in hand and numerous other perks from being in the inaugural Pathways group including...
Personal Branding on
You'll be acknowledged on the website as having completed the Pathways program with your own, unique web page containing  your bio and links to your own website (if applicable).
Moderator Status on main UM Private Support Group
You're getting moderator status in the private support group and will be designated as moderator with Facebook's new badges (cool!)
Permanent Membership in the UM Private Support Group
As a Pathways student, you'll have permanent access to the private UM support group.  (a $444/year value!)
Lifetime Access to the New Private Pathways Support Group
You're getting permanent access to the brand new, private support group exclusively for Pathways students.  
Free Access to the Weekly Life Practice Program by Shinzen
Attend as many weekly LPP live classes with Shinzen as you like for free during your 12 weeks of classroom instruction in Pathways.
Free access to the monthly Home Practice Program by Shinzen
Attend as many monthly HPP live, conference call retreats with Shinzen as you like for free during your 12 weeks of classroom instruction in Pathways.
A Day-Long Private Workshop with Shinzen
(So excited about this one!) Shinzen is taking over our week 11 class to work directly with you in a day-long virtual workshop.
Certificate of Completion & an Official UM Designation
As Pathways graduate, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion and earn the designation of "Unified Mindfulness Level 2 Coach."
The Inside Track on Emerging Opportunities @ UM 

Not just Unified Mindfulness, but also our entire community and the reach of mindfulness practice, in general.

Which means we need quality, skilled UM teachers. 

By participating in the January 2020 cohort, we'll get to know you and see you in action, which is meaningful for the numerous opportunities that present themselves as we continue to grow.  

To be clear and transparent, this is not a guarantee of income or referrals.  But our vision for this organization is both to develop highly skilled teachers through proper training and to create opportunities for our teachers.  

We are dedicated to expanding the reach of Shinzen's system and we need to collaborate with skilled teachers to do that.

We know you share our dedication to providing people with an approach to practice that will yield transformative results in their lives .  And after spending 5 months together, we'll have a pretty solid understanding of your skills and how to best leverage them.  (If you're interested, of course :-)
The Full Support of the Entire UM Team
You'll have the full support the entire Unified Mindfulness team to ensure your success with Pathways.
So Much More...
There are so many benefits to deepening your practice and helping others deepen theirs.  So join us in Pathways and let's take things to the next level...

"I signed up for the Pathways training program because I felt that being able to share Shinzen Young's Unified Mindfulness system would be a great addition to the training's and certifications I had already completed. That said, the program really exceeded any and all expectations I had.

The Pathways program is a unique opportunity to learn how to effectively share Shinzen unique approach to developing mindfulness. The program's creators have leveraged his systematized approach to contemplative practice by combining it with an innovative and very modern approach to teaching and learning. 

The course is incredibly practical from the perspective of content, practice opportunities and support. I was really blown away by the availability of the instructors, the organization of the materials that were provided and then presented formally and the depth and sincerity of my fellow students.

I cannot recommend this program more highly."

Albert Grabb M.D.

"I have noticed, over months, increasing levels of respect and gratitude and appreciation for the skill and craftsmanship—and yes, true beauty that has gone into the unfolding of the Foundations and Pathways experiences. As a life-long student, I’ve encountered many brilliant and talented and experienced teachers, each of whom has brought something wonderful into my life. And that does not discount the “teachers” who are not so designated by culture: my husband and our son; parents and family members, and perhaps most profoundly, the desert and riparian landscape and broader natural world that I grew up “feeling” with the senses, entraining to, appreciating, learning from.

Pathways and Foundations is a dramatic and new experience. The gradually deepening community that started with Julianna and Don and their video Foundations students, expanded into the large Pathways group of “strangers”, none of whom I had met, other than a couple of you, briefly, at retreats—then the dyads and triads, and finally the vividly functioning sangha of our study group. . .just the community aspect is astonishingly powerful—particularly because it’s all via online presence. The atmosphere in these meetings is so light, so full of beauty. But the entire curriculum design, support structure, and logical presentation of Shinzen’s steadily coalescing simple and immediately functioning techniques has made it possible for us to teach confidently and effectively within a relatively short period of time.

I have seen people take “See” and “Feel Rest” into immediate softening and relief of anxiety and drivenness—and received many other very positive and incredulous feedbacks. And the challenge of bringing these techniques to my friends and family, to my churches, is a treasured gift. It, too, unfolds constantly—has its own form of Flow, of expansion and contraction. My own practice has blossomed, essentially all for months through practice-in-life—but there are a lot of practice hours in my life right now, with coaching and the classes, the prep, constant background practice, hospice work, music. Practice now infuses everything I do, every moment. I am massaged by reality in every crevice of life.

You have my deepest bow, timeless and overflowing gratitude, tears of joy. "
Our Guarantee
It goes without saying that we fully stand behind the Pathways training to honor Shinzen's work in developing the Unified Mindfulness system.

We also acknowledge and honor your commitment to "do the work" necessary to help share the gift of mindfulness with others.  

So in addition to the fully refundable deposit described above, you have until the start of the 2nd week class to request a full refund of your Pathways tuition.

In other words:  attend the first Pathways class.  If you decide it's not for you then let us know before the start of the second class and you'll get a full refund.

We couldn't be more excited to offer you this training and look forward to working with you in the months ahead.

In gratitude,

The Entire Unified Mindfulness Team :-)

"I was a little reluctant at first to enroll in the Pathways course because I knew it would be during an already busy work and personal life. 

But in the end, the extra time devoted to learning to teach mindfulness as well as deepening my own practice was a stress-reducer, not a stress-inducer. In my family life, I found that I was more calm, caring and adaptable.

 At work I noticed that my time was more productive, less filled with worries about deadlines and stuff and as a bonus, I was more creative than ever. Now, I'm excited to help other people discover how they can make their own positive changes in their daily life.

Since starting the practicum it's really hit home how focused Pathways is on developing the skill of teaching. I know it's not always the case with teacher training's. There are a lot of them that teach you techniques but not how to actually lead a class.

When it came time to start teaching the practicum I became aware of how much confidence I had in my skills at transmitting the information to others. As you know, teaching meditation can be an experience filled with a lot of uncertainty and it's been awesome to feel so grounded by a solid base of teaching skills.

Just wanted you to know it worked well for me and I'm really grateful for that. My students are really enjoying it so far!"

John Watson

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