Advanced Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development

Course Information & Enrolment

The Advanced Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development builds on the certificate course to deepen your skills, knowledge and practice. The course is also the next step towards the Diploma of Meditation Therapy course.

You will be able to register for full membership with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, the International Meditation Teachers Association and the Complementary Medical Association as well as with the International Meditation Teacher Trainers Association, and you will also be able to obtain professional insurance.

This training course is among the most highly accredited meditation teacher and holistic counsellors training course in the world.

DURATION: 360 hours. 24modules delivered over 6 weekend intensives at our Sydney Campus.
VENUE: Inner Sky Meditation Training Academy – Sydney.
TIME: 9.30am – 5.00pm

DATES Semester 1:
27 & 28 March 2021 Unit One: Modules 1 – 4 1
7 & 18 April 2021     Unit One: Modules 5 – 8
15 & 16 May 2021       Unit One: Modules 9 – 12
19 & 20 June 2021      Unit Two: Modules 1-4
17 & 18  July 2021     Unit Three: Modules 1-4
18 & 19  Sept  2021    Unit Four: Modules 1-4

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Unit One: Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development

Module 1: Foundation studies in Meditation

Module 2: Understanding Stress

Module 3: Foundations of Human Happiness

Module 4: Tools for Healing

Module 5: Meditation Styles & Techniques

Module 6: Teaching Styles & Techniques

Module 7: Working with Specific Groups

Module 8: Counselling & Coaching Skills

Module 9: Running Classes & Workshops

Module 10: Corporate & Community Settings

Module 11: Small Business Management

Module 12: Marketing – The Key to success

Unit Two:Postgraduate Certificate in Autonomic Nervous System Realignment Therapy

The Autonomic Nervous System is responsible for determining which neurochemicals and what amounts released into our bodies, these chemicals create the physical enviroment our cells form and live in.

This course explores the link between the way we chose to think (our perception), the neurochemicals those mental states determines and how chemical imbalances cause disease. Based on clinical evidence, ANSR investigates how and why, what we think influences our level of physical wellbeing and explains, in practical terms, how changing our thinking process will dramatically improve our physical health.

  • Introduction to ANSR
  • How you will be able to use autonomic nervous system reprograming
  • The study of the ANS (autonomic nervous system)
  • Dr Bruce Lipton
  • Language
  • The three brains
  • The autonomic nervous system
  • Neurochemicals
  • The endocrine system
  • Module summary
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • The Amygdala
  • The Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • What a nerve consists of
  • The evolution of human consciousness
  • Homeostasis
  • The heart brain
  • The Gut Brain
  • Reprogramming the autonomic nervous system by changing our perceptions and beliefs
  • Finding beliefs to change
  • Belief changing technique 

Required Reading:

Beyond the Relaxation Response: How to Harness the Healing Power of Your Personal Beliefs by Herbert Benson MD

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton PHD

Unit Three: Postgraduate Certificate in Brain-Body Medicine

This course explores why people can find themselves ‘trapped’ in old belief systems, negative thinking and habitual ideas that do not contribute to living happy or healthy lives. It provides a deeper understanding of the simple and practical tools we can use to help adopt a more positive and healthier thinking process. It includes in-depth exploration of how and why particular thinking patterns manifest into specific physical illness. Based on scientific research and humanistic psychology, this course takes the mystery out of ‘mind body medicine’ and brings a popular theory into a new light as concrete healing modality.

  • Introduction to Brain Body Medicine (Psychophysiology)
  • The Role of the Brain Body Therapist (Psychophysiology Therapist)
  • Introduction to Brain Body Medicine
  • The Physiology of Belief
  • Traumatic Beliefs
  • The Power to Heal
  • The Faith Factor and How to Provide it
  • Providing Evidence for Your Clients
  • Placebo – The Science Behind Brain Body Medicine
  • Diagnosis and Seeking the Cause of Illness
  • Guiding Clients to Self-diagnose and Healing
  • Psychophysiology Diagnostic Tools
  • How to Work with Damaging Belief Systems and Conditioning
  • Medical Meditation
  • Writing the Prescription
  • Tools for the Psychophysiology Therapist
  • Marketing Your Brain Body Therapy Practice
  • Building Clientele
  • Referring and Networking

Required Reading:

Mind Over Medicine: Heal Your Thoughts Cure Your Body by Lissa Rankin MD

Meditation as Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force by Dharma Singh Kalsa MD

Unit Four:Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Holistic Counselling for Meditation Teachers

This course delves deeper into the practicalities of holistic counselling therapy. You will study communication skills (verbal and nonverbal), building counsellor/client relationships, relationship counselling, the holistic counselling process, mental and emotional wellbeing, counselling parents, counselling teenagers and releasing past trauma. This course also looks at the important ethical aspects of holistic counselling and will guide you in developing a completely professional practice.

  • Introduction to Advanced Holistic Counselling
  • Seeing Clients – Individual and Group Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Emotions and Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling and Counselling Couples
  • Counselling Young Adults
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Counselling Clients with Depression
  • Mediating
  • Running Group Counselling and Therapy Sessions
  • Fight or Flight and the Relaxation Response Review •
  • Powerful Tools for Holistic Counselling
  • Creative Expression Therapy

Required Reading:

The Games People Play by Eric Berne PHD

Graduates will receive the IMTTA Advanced Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development and are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns. (IMTTA)

Graduates also receive one full year of IMTTA Practitioner Registration.

Certified students are able to continue their studies to obtain their Diploma of Meditation Therapy


Your Qualifications

Graduates will receive the IMTTA Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development and are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns. (IMTTA)

Graduates also receive one full year of IMTTA Practitioner Registration.

Certified students are able to continue their studies to obtain their Diploma of Meditation Therapy through our articulated course pathway.

Meditation Association Qualification