Transformative Mindfulness Methods Certified Practioner Training: Training Content

Level 3 Part 1: Training Content

Students will:
♦ learn skilful applications of each method, and explore adaptability and support required for different age groups and specific challenges
♦ deepen understanding with supervised peer and case-based practices with peer support and supervision
♦ deepen theory, neuroscience and Buddhist psychology embedded in the effectiveness of each method as well as research potential
♦ strengthen peer support through an international community of practitioners and senior facilitators

Distance Learning option: Training is delivered through a user-friendly Online TMM Course Source and 16 teleconferences (2 to 2.5 hours)
Sessions will include short teachings and debriefing with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw and senior TMM facilitators, guest speakers, small group discussions, full group sharing, peer practice sessions with support and Q&A inquiry.

On-site Learning option: Training is delivered through a user-friendly Online TMM Course Source and seven full days over five months (9am to 4pm on campus at University of Toronto

1.Theory Topics - Video and audio lectures, articles, relevant chapters from books, video links, transcripts and quizzes

♦ History, Context, New Development and Vision of TMM
♦ Mind/Science: Newest neuroscience that informs the transformative process in TMM
♦ Foundation Views of a TMM practitioner
♦ Medical application of Mindfulness and TMM
♦ Buddhist and western psychology related to TMM
♦ Buddhist energy science
♦ Detoxification related to TMM
♦ TMM Research to date 

2. Practical and Facilitation Skills - material, Q&A inquiry for general facilitation including audio and written answers, audio downloads of previous sessions for review and those who missed sessions

♦ Three Stages and Six Steps of a TMM session

  1. Inner Work before a session
  2. Personal Interaction, gathering Information, creating trust and attunement
  3. Therapeutic Presence during a session
  4. Inquiry Process and Facilitating Exercise
  5. Integration
  6. Next Steps and Completion following a session

♦ Practitioner Self-Care
♦ Different applications: Where has TMM been used? Countries, organizations, universities, fields
♦ Introduction to adaptations and programs for specific groups/needs

3. TMM Exercises: Practice, support and supervision - Experiential learning through self, peer and case practice sessions with:

♦ Small group discussions and Q&A inquiry
♦ Practice reports, self-evaluation, peer and client feedback forms, main practice client summary form - forms will be provided
♦ Monthly self-reflection journal form - forms will be provided xxx
♦ A review paper (or audio report) integrating findings from self and peer practice, case-based practice studies and a self-reflection will be completed before certification is granted
♦ Supervision and support includes a review of peer and individual practice case reports with written feedback or a short phone interview with Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw.

Exercises include:

  1. Mindfulness and Acceptance of Pain and Discomfort and their Underlying Causes
  2. Intuitive Body Scan Receptive Visualization
  3. Transforming Challenges/Problems Receptive Visualization
  4. Enhancing Positive Qualities Receptive Visualization
  5. Transforming Inner Conflict Integration Visualization