Is this training face to face?
Yes Modules 1, 2 and 3 are all face to face training. Module 4 is a practicum that you organise yourself, to be facilitated in a school, wellbeing or community centre or in private practice.
Do I need to attend all modules?
No you can attend as many or as little as you like. If you would like to gain a 'Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing For Children', then you will need to complete all 4 modules, or apply for Recognition of Prior Learning instead of Module 4.
Is there a time limit to complete the modules?
At this stage there is no time limit to finish the modules. You can book in for each module separately when it suits you.
What is the cost?
Each module costs $620 for the early bird price or $695 full price (Exc GST)
Do you have payment plans?
We don't offer payment plans, however as each module is booked in and paid for separately, the payment of the course is already staggered and can be completed at your own pace. You can also pay and book online using credit card.
Can I book in for the whole course?
You will need to book in for each module separately at a date and venue that suits you. This allows you to complete the course at your own pace and to stagger the cost of the course as well. Once you complete Module 4 (or apply for recognition of prior learning for Module 4,) then you can apply to receive your certificate.
How do I book in?
You can book in for Module 1 (Peaceful Kids) here
You can book in for Module 2 (Advanced Peaceful Kids) here
You can book in for Module 3 (Peaceful Parents) here
Do I need to be a teacher or psychologist to attend the training?
No anyone can attend the training. However you will need to complete all 4 modules if you don't have any experience working with children. If you intend to run the Peaceful Kids intervention program for profit, then you need to have a background in either education, mental health, social work, psychology, or wellbeing. You can however run your own Mindfulness lessons and classes with this training, or use the Peaceful Kids 'Chill Out' Mindfulness lessons.
Who can facilitate the Peaceful Kids program?
Peaceful Kids can be run in schools, organisations, private practice or any organisation where staff work with children from Prep to Year 12. Any member of school staff can run the Peaceful Kids program including Wellbeing Leaders, School leaders, teachers, Psychologists or Counsellors. Independent practitioners such as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, chaplains, youth workers and mental health nurses can also facilitate the program.
How do I become accredited to facilitate the Peaceful Kids intervention program and what qualifications or experience do I need?
To become a Peaceful Kids Facilitator you need to have a background/qualification in Education, Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling, Social Work, Youth Work or Special Education. Once you complete the 2 day training, you are able to facilitate the Peaceful Kids intervention program for children with anxiety and stress symptoms.
Qualifications include: Diploma or Degree level in Education, Psychology, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Mental health, Counselling, Youth Work, School Nurse or Social Work. If you have a Certificate in Education / Learning Support and no other qualifications, you will also need 3 years of experience working with children in schools.
I don’t have any qualifications in education or psychology can I still facilitate the Peaceful Kids program?
If you don’t have a background /qualification in these areas, then you can facilitate the Mindfulness lesson component of the Peaceful Kids program which is called the ‘Peaceful Kids Chill Out’ sessions for children. These are weekly Mindfulness & Meditation sessions for children. You will need to complete the whole Certificate in Mindfulness & Wellbeing For Children to facilitate the Chill Out sessions. You can then become a Peaceful Kids ‘Chill Out’ Facilitator. You won’t be able to facilitate the Peaceful Kids Intervention program.
I am parent and would like to attend just to support my child - can I complete the certificate?
Yes anyone can attend the training. Parents can attend the course for their own interest and learning to support their own children. You will need to keep in mind though that some discussions and resources will be geared towards facilitating the programs or lessons with children after the course. You won't be able to facilitate the Peaceful Kids Intervention program unless you have a background and qualifications in Education, Counselling or Psychology (see above) however if you complete the whole certificate course you will be able to facilitate the Mindfulness 'Chill Out' sessions with children.
I am not a counsellor, so it is ok to run the Peaceful Kids program for children who are suffering from anxiety?
Yes. This program is specifically designed to be run as a life skill and education based program and not a counselling program. This program is an educational program that gives children and young adults the skills and strategies to manage their stress levels, anxiety and build resilience. You do however need to have qualifications in psychology or education (see above).
What if I am concerned about a student during the Peaceful Kids intervention program?
You can refer a child to a psychologist or counsellor if you feel they need additional support or if you have a psychologist at your school / organisation you can share your concerns with them.
Do I have to run the Peaceful Kids program after the course?
No, there is no requirement to facilitate the Peaceful Kids intervention program after you finish the course. You can use the certificate training to run your own Mindfulness lessons or complete the course just for your own professional development. You may even like to integrate the learning into your own existing business such as your counselling practice or yoga lessons.
What can I do once I finish the certificate course?
There are many options once you complete the course. You can run your own mindfulness lessons for children by integrating the learning into your own programs or services that you have created or currently facilitate, or use the learning and program material in your school if you are an educator.
You can also facilitate the 'Peaceful Kids' program or the 'Peaceful Parents' program using all the resources and programs given to you in the course, either in a non for profit setting such as a school or for profit in private practice.
If you are intending to run the Peaceful Kids programs for profit and use any of the resources given in the course, then you will need to purchase the business licence.
What is the Business Licence?
The Business Licence allows you to become an independent Peaceful Kids Facilitator in your own business.
Peaceful Kids facilitators who attend the training do not need to purchase the licence if they are running the program within their own school or organisation as a non for profit service.
However if you would like to run your own Peaceful Kids classes and program for profit in your own business or private practice, program graduates can purchase the Peaceful Kids Licence and Kit. The Licence allows you to develop your private practice, delivering the Peaceful Kids program in schools, organisations, hospitals, wellbeing centres, private venues or as a specialist after school program. The additional Peaceful Kids Kit provides you with everything you will need to build your own successful Peaceful Kids business including advertising on the Peaceful Kids website. Find more information here on the Business licence.
Do I have to purchase the Business Licence to run the program?
You only need to purchase the business Licence if you intend to run the program for profit in your own business. If you are in a school or a community organisation you can run both the Peaceful Kids intervention program and Chill out sessions with students without purchasing the licence.
Can I train adults once I complete the certificate?
The certificate allows you to only deliver programs and lessons with children using the Peaceful Kids program and Chill out sessions. If you complete the Peaceful Parents module, you can facilitate the Peaceful Parents 4 week workshop with a group of parents. The certificate does not train you to hold meditation sessions with adults, be an adult meditation teacher or train adults in children's meditation strategies. Wellbeing For Kids recommends further meditation teacher training for adults if you are looking to run adults classes.
Can I just facilitate Mindfulness/Meditation lessons for children and not the Peaceful Kids intervention program for children?
Yes the certificate program is designed so you can hold weekly meditation and mindfulness lessons for children once you are trained. Even though you will be trained as a Peaceful Kids facilitator, it is optional to run this program. You will be able to facilitate the ’Chill Out’ sessions for children and be a Peaceful Kids ‘Chill Out’ facilitator or you can create your own Mindfulness sessions in your own business without using any of the Peaceful Kids or Chill Out resources.
I already have my own yoga / meditation business, can I complete the Certificate course just for professional learning?
Yes, the course is designed to increase your knowledge and experience in delivering mindfulness lessons and programs to children. You don’t have to use any of the resources given or facilitate any of the programs that your learn, you can just use the learning from the program and integrate this into your own current business. Some people combine the mindfulness learning with their own Yoga qualifications to combine weekly classes of Yoga and Meditation for children. or combine both the 'Chill Out' lessons alongside Yoga classes.
I am a meditation teacher and currently working only with adults and would like to now work with children. Will this certificate help me to do this?
Yes, the certificate will give you the skills to facilitate mindfulness lessons and strategies with children. If you don’t have any experience of working with children, you will need to complete all four modules and complete the practicum of a minimum of 8 hours delivering lessons with a supervisor. You will be able to facilitate the 'Chill Out' sessions with children, or create your own lessons however you won't be able to deliver the Peaceful Kids Intervention program if you don't have qualifications in psychology, mental health or education.
What resources do I get?
You get all the resources you need to run the programs and sessions - there is no need to create any of your own resources. You will receive a manual for each module. You will receive the Peaceful Kids Intervention program manual for the Peaceful Kids training, the Peaceful Kids ‘Chill Out’ manual in the Advanced Peaceful Kids training and the Peaceful Parents manual in the Peaceful Parents training. You also get a huge pack of PDF cards, powerpoint training presentations, activities, meditations, scripts and more to run each of the programs or to use individually with children.
Any other questions?
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