Course curriculum

  • 1

    Teacher Training Part 1: Build Your Foundation

    • Teacher Training First Step

    • Welcome

    • Meet Dr. Susan Taylor

  • 2

    Downloadable Session Notes

    • Foundation Course Outline

    • Session 1 - Healing Power of Meditation Notes

    • Session 1 BONUS Meditation Rx Notes

    • Session 2 Establish Your Seat Notes

    • Session 2 BONUS - Refine Your Posture

    • Session 3 Science of Breath Notes

    • Session 4 Systematic Relaxation Notes

    • Session 4 BONUS 5 Levels of Relaxation Notes

    • Session 5 Vital Mind Part 1 Notes

    • Session 6 Vital Mind Part 2 Notes

    • Session 7 Meditation for Life Notes

    • Breath and Heart Health Notes

  • 3

    Downloadable Research

    • Autonomic Nervous System

    • Brain on Meditation

    • Reading Core Anatomical Components of Seated Posture

    • Evidence-based Meditation Practices

    • Focused Awareness Meditation

    • Reading Meditation and Stress Reduction

    • Meditation_Studies

    • Nasal Function and Energy

    • Meditation and Mindfulness

    • Reflections on Meditation and Mindfulness.

  • 4

    Session 1 - Healing Power of Meditation

    • Introduction

    • Why Focused Awareness Meditation?

    • What is Focused Awareness Meditation?

    • The Science of Stress

    • Five Step Overview

    • Practice

    • Consistent Progress

    • Summary

    • Homework

    • Healing Power of Meditation Quiz

  • 5

    Session 1 - Bonus: Meditation Rx

    • Introduction to Meditation Rx

    • Types of Meditation

    • Evidenced-based Meditation Practices Clinic

    • What is Evidenced-based Meditation?

    • NIH Stats

    • Practice

  • 6

    Session 2 - Establish Your Seat

    • Establish Your Seat Intro

    • Why Seat is Important

    • Five Points to Consider

    • Is Sitting on the Floor Necessary?

    • Asana

    • Common Postures for Sitting

    • Common Poses

    • Choosing Your Seat

    • Making Necessary Adjustments

    • Practice Core Principles

    • Summary and Homework

    • Establish Your Seat Quiz

  • 7

    Session 2 - Bonus

    • Refining Your Posture

  • 8

    Session 3 - The Science of Breath

    • Science of Breath

    • Why Diaphragmatic Breathing is Important

    • Breathing Facts

    • Energy Quality

    • Three Types of Breathing

    • Why Make Diaphragmatic Breathing the Default Breath

    • What is Diaphragmatic Breath

    • How Does Diaphragmatic Breath Work?

    • How to Learn Diaphragmatic Breath

    • Practices

    • Summary and Homework

    • The Science of Breath Quiz

  • 9

    Session 3 - Bonus

    • Breathing Anatomy

  • 10

    Session 4 - Systematic Relaxation

    • Systematic Relaxation Intro

    • Why is Relaxation Important?

    • What is Relaxation?

    • How to Relax

    • Body Scan Practice

    • Summary

    • Homework

    • Systematic Relaxation Quiz

  • 11

    Session 4 - Bonus

    • Levels of Relaxation

  • 12

    Session 5 - Vital Mind Part 1: Breath Awareness

    • Vital Mind Intro: Breath Awareness

    • How the Mind Works

    • Why is Breath Awareness Important?

    • How to Practice Breath Awareness

    • Alternate Nostril Breathing

    • Alternate Nostril Breathing Practice

    • Summary and Homework

    • Vital Mind - Breath Awareness Quiz

  • 13

    Session 6 - Vital Mind Part 2: Focus

    • Vital Mind Intro: Focus

    • Why is Focus Important?

    • Power of Mind to Heal

    • Look at Psychiatry

    • Research

    • How to Focus

    • Focused Awareness Meditation Practice

    • Summary

    • Review and Homework

    • The Vital Mind - Focus Quiz

  • 14

    Bonus - Breath and Heart Health

    • Breath and Heart Health

  • 15

    Bonus - Demonstrations

    • Relaxation

    • Establishing Your Seat using a Chair

    • Establishing Your Seat using a Bench

    • Establishing Your Seat on the Floor

    • Diaphragmatic Breathing on the Floor

    • Diaphragmatic Breathing using a Chair

    • Alternate Nostril Breathing

  • 16

    Session 7 - Meditation Lifestyle

    • Meditation Lifestyle Intro

    • Meditation For Life

    • Preparation

    • Obstacles

    • Experiences

    • Five Main Points

    • Practice

    • Homework

    • Summary

    • Meditation Lifestyle Quiz

  • 17

    Course Survey

    • Course Survey

  • 18

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz

  • 19

    Schedule A Meeting with Dr. Taylor - Discussion Part 1

    • Agenda for Meeting

  • 20

    Teacher Training Part 2 - Teaching Method

    • Teacher Training Second Step

    • Meet Your Students

    • Teaching Method Course Outline

    • Meditation Teachers Training Manual

  • 21

    Downloaded Session Notes

    • Session 1 - Slide Handout for Notes

    • Session 1 - My Story Template

    • Session 1 - Participant Info

    • Session 1 - Course Outline for Teachers

    • Session 1 - Liability Waiver

    • Session 1 - Course Structure

    • Session 2 - Slide Handout for Notes

    • Session 2 - Developing Your Teaching

    • Session 2 - My Story Template Homework 2

    • Session 3 - Slide Handout for Notes

    • Session 3 - My Story Template Homework 3

    • Session 4 - Slide Handout for Notes

    • Session 4 - Email Letter Samples

    • Session 4 - Evaluation Form

    • Session 4 - Q and A

    • Session 4 - Practicum Certification Outline

    • Session 4 - Teaching Proposal

  • 22

    Session 1 - Foundation Skills

    • How to Present

    • Goal

    • Science

    • Practice Experience

    • Practice Overview

    • Summary

    • Conclusion

    • Teachers

  • 23

    Session 2 - Build Your Practice

    • Introduction

    • Establish Your Seat

    • Sit on Floor to Meditate

    • Choose Your Seat

    • Necessary Adjustments

    • Summary and Homework

    • Breathing Introduction

    • Breathing Quality

    • Three Types of Breathing

    • Your Default Breath

    • What is Diaphragmatic Breathing?

    • Summary Homework

    • Introduction to Relaxation

    • How to Relax

    • Practice Body Scan

    • Summary Homework

    • Teachers

  • 24

    Session 3 - Focus Your Practice

    • Introduction

    • Breath Awareness

    • Facts

    • What is Breath Awareness

    • Practice

    • Alternate Nostril Breathing

    • Introduction to Focus

    • Benefits of Focus

    • How to Focus

    • Practice

    • Conclusion

    • Teachers

  • 25

    Session 4 -Refine Your Practice

    • Introduction

    • Refine Your Practice

    • Six Steps to Prepare

    • Obstacles

    • Experiences

    • Solutions

    • Practice

    • Summary

    • Homework

    • Teachers

    • Teaching Method Final Quiz

  • 26

    Schedule A Meeting with Dr. Taylor - Discussion Part 2

    • Agenda for Meeting

  • 27

    Board Certification: Part 3

    • Introduction

    • Outline

    • Slide Handout for Notes

    • Meditation Teachers Training Manual

    • Qualification Criteria

    • Preparation for Interview

    • Schedule Your Interview

    • Are Your Ready to Take Your Practice to the Next Level?

    • Practicum Handout for Certification Criteria and Credentials

  • 28

    Registering as A Board Certified Meditation Specialist

    • Instructions to Join the Board Certified Meditation Specialist (BCMS) Directory