If you are considering training to become a mindfulness meditation facilitator and learning how to bring mindfulness practices to the workplace or community, it certainly can be confusing to compare programs!
The 'best' one for you is one that fits your style of learning, provides you with the outcomes you seek, fits your budget and just feels right. I hope this might help bring clarity for you!
Here's what's unique about The Calm Monkey's program - does this resonate with you? This program is the pioneer in the workplace mindfulness field. It was created in 2014 and has been continually upgrading to best serve the needs of individuals and organizations. Other mindfulness facilitator programs look to this program as best-in-class. It has been taught at The Greater Good Science Center's workplace mindfulness conference of UC Berkeley. Over 375 facilitators worldwide have been trained, and this program has served many organizations such as Google and the U.S. National Park Service. Experienced meditators learn to:
Implement workplace mindfulness - gain support, startup and grow a respected grassroots mindfulness practice.
Skillfully facilitate mindfulness meditation sessions - with today's best practices.
Most other programs do not teach the implementation piece.
Some other programs may appear similar to The Calm Monkey's program because they were modelled after this program. It's super flexible with no rigid cohort schedule. It is great for busy people as you have up to six months to complete the program at your own pace. You’ll be part of a wonderful facilitator community through small practice groups called ‘Practice Sandboxes’, an online community Slack group and live group meetings. Experienced meditators learn to implement workplace mindfulness and skillfully facilitate sessions. Many of our students are already facilitating when they register, yet they learn so much through this program and love our community of facilitators. The program fee is lower than other comparable programs.
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To sum up what our alumni says: 'I didn't know what I didn't know. I learned about things I've never thought of and gained valuable resources. The community and Wendy Quan are amazing. This is exactly what I was looking for.'
~Wendy Quan, Founder, The Calm Monkey