Online Peaceful Kids Training
In this self paced online training course, participants will learn both the 'Peaceful Classrooms' and 'Peaceful Kids' program content. Training includes video tutorials, readings, articles, videos of the children's activities and meditation audios. You will also receive a huge resource pack accessible online and a manual posted to you. You have as long as you need to complete all 32 modules and you are encouraged to either continue or begin your own Mindfulness practice throughout the course. The course will take around 14 hours to complete, equivalent to 2 days worth of professional learning. A live zoom session is also included in the training.
To complete all the requirements to become a certified Peaceful Kids Facilitator, there is a journal to complete along the way, with some short reflections on the activities and strategies that you learn. You will also need to complete a minimum of 10 meditation sessions throughout the course and keep a record of this to submit at the end with your journal. You are also encouraged to share your reflections along the way on the online discussion board.
Online Training Cost & Details
Intro special $550 - until the end of July!
Usual price $695 - book & pay online
If you require an invoice to pay via EFT, an additional $50 administration fee applies. To save on fees, choose the book and pay online option.
You will still receive a Tax Receipt if you book online.
All resources & manuals included in the training cost:
'Peaceful Classrooms' Content - Mindfulness Training
•Practical and easy to learn Mindfulness Meditations and exercises for children
•Simple background theory and scientifically proven benefits of Mindfulness
•How Mindfulness helps anxious and stressed students
•How to train other staff members or children in Mindfulness techniques
•A range of simple yet powerful techniques that staff can implement immediately
•Creative approaches to incorporating Mindfulness into a school setting
•Links between anxiety, stress and Mindfulness for both adults and children
•How to create your own daily Mindfulness practice to reduce stress levels and increase overall wellbeing
•Full electronic resources to use immediately in classrooms
•Mindfulness applications in the Peaceful Kids program
'Peaceful Kids' Facilitator Training Content
•How to support children with anxiety or stress symptoms through the 8 week Peaceful Kids program
•Supporting children with poor resilience
•Hands on activities to thoroughly understand the Peaceful Kids weekly program to confidently lead a small of group of children
•Identifying children for the program
•Using Mindfulness Meditations exercises with children
•Using Positive Psychology exercises with children
•Engaging parents throughout the program for successful outcomes
•Leading a parent information session on anxiety and the Peaceful Kids program
Georgina Manning is the Director of Wellbeing for Kids, a counsellor and psychotherapist and the owner of Elk Wellbeing, an allied health centre in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Georgina has many years of experience working in schools supporting children and parents to reach effective social and emotional outcomes. Georgina runs regular parent seminars in schools, school professional development days and is a national speaker for wellbeing events. Georgina has created the ‘Peaceful Kids’ and 'Peaceful Parents' Mindfulness and Positive Psychology programs and holds training for school staff and mental health professionals across many states in Australia.
Karen is a qualified Counsellor, Primary School Teacher, Mindfulness Coach and Facilitator who has over 25 years of experience in the corporate and education sectors. Karen has worked with a wide variety of organisations delivering leadership and management programs, Mindfulness and positive psycho education training, one on one counselling and as a classroom teacher and Wellbeing Leader. Karen is currently working as a counsellor in a high school in Melbourne whilst also delivering programs to the education sector – Peaceful kids and Peaceful Parents programs and Headspace Schools - Suicide Risk Continue Training.
Dr. Craig Hassed MBBS, FRACGP
Associate Professor Craig Hassed is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice at Monash University Melbourne where he has been teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels since 1989. He is also coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. He has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice in Australia and overseas with an emphasis on the application of holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice.
Your program, with its beautiful and generous content (including all the supporting materials, recordings, meditations, session plans...the list goes on) is really special Georgina. I feel inspired to introduce it to our little people, who we can hopefully gift with skills that will potentially change the way they experience their life and journey ahead. I love that it empowers them with knowledge and understanding, with tangible tools to manage the challenges we all inevitably face, to deal with big feelings such as worry and anxiety, but also in living a grateful and joyful life.
Just reading through all the Aims of the Peaceful Classroom program, what a wonderful gift to teach children these skills that will help them through their life, I wish I had learnt all of this when I was growing up.
Thank you for your feedback and supporting me with this training experience. I enjoyed it and feel very fortunate to be able to begin my journey as a PK facilitator. I appreciate all the hours of work your team and you especially in making a truly comprehensive, professional model of training.
This whole training has invaluable resources, together with beautiful visual activities, meditations, and useful books to compliment learning. This course is full of fun learning skills for young people to become mindful. By assisting them to understand how their brain works, be present mind focused, manage their thoughts, more in-tune with how and what their bodies are feeling in regards to their emotions and to have strategies to help them self-regulate.
I am over 80% through the course and have thoroughly enjoyed the content. It has had a huge impact on me personally and for the family. I can't wait to share this program with others in my local area in West Australia.
Live Q & A Zoom Sessions
Book your place here for the live Zoom Question and Answer session with your facilitator Georgina Manning. This session is specifically to support participants who have completed the Online Training.
Maximum of 30 participants
Next Session: 7pm Thursday 30th July (Melbourne time)
Is this training only online?
The training is delivered both online and face to face in many states around Australia. To book in for the face to face training visit here.
How do I enrol?
Shortly there will be a link on this page which directs you to a booking page. Once enrolled, you will be contacted within a couple of days with your own link to the course.
How is the course delivered?
The online course is a self-paced course that includes videos, articles, reading, audios, meditations and more. You can stop and start the course at any time.
Is there a time limit to complete the online course?
There is no time limit to complete the online course however you will need to finish the course and receive your certificate to be a Peaceful Kids Facilitator and deliver the program to children.
Is any part of the course live?
Once you start the course, you will receive an invitation to join a live zoom session for questions and answers with your facilitator Georgina Manning who is the creator of Peaceful Kids. The zoom meetings will run regularly so you can book in at a time that suits you. It is recommended that you join the zoom session once you have completed the course. This is a great chance to hear from others who have completed the course as well.
What is included in the online course?
The are 2 component to the training course - The 'Peaceful Classrooms' training where you learn Mindfulness strategies and meditations for children to guide children in the classroom or individually with children. The 2nd component of the training is the 'Peaceful Kids' intervention program training where you learn to lead a small group of children through a manualised 8 week program. This is for the children that need that extra bit of support who may be feeling anxious, stressed or poor in resilience.
Is the training the same as the face to face training?
The content is the same however in the live training you will experience more meditations, exercises, sharing, reflections and a deeper personal experience of the exercises in a group environment.
What is the cost?
The usual full price is $695 which is the same cost as the live training however for the month of June 2020, there will be an introductory special of $550.
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 Peaceful Kids Manual by mail. You also get a huge pack of PDF cards for a variety of activities, PowerPoint training presentations, activities, 54 meditation cards, huge script pack, classroom posters and more to run the programs or to use individually with children. There is no need to purchase any additional resources like many other programs ask participants to do - everything is included.
How many hours does it take to complete the online course?
It will take around 14 hours to complete the full course. There is also additional personal meditation practice time and additional recommended reading if you are interested.
Do I have to complete any assessments to complete the course?
There are no assessments, however there is a journal to complete along the way, with some short reflections on the activities and strategies that you learn. You will also need to complete a minimum of 10 meditation sessions throughout the course and keep a record of this to submit at the end with your journal. There is also the opportunity to share your reflections along the way on the online discussion board.
Do I need to be a teacher or psychologist to complete the training?
Anyone can complete the online Peaceful Kids training. However you will need to complete the Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing training program if you intend to run the program and 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 online training?
Yes anyone can complete the training. Parents can complete 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 previous questions) to facilitate the Peaceful Kids Intervention program. If you don't have experience working with children you can facilitate the 'Chill out' Mindfulness lessons component of the training with children.
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 or personal 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 facilitate the 'Peaceful Kids' 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.
You can also 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.
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 just facilitate Mindfulness/Meditation lessons for children and not the Peaceful Kids intervention program for children?
Yes the online training includes both the Peaceful Classrooms and Peaceful Kids training and resources, so you can choose to facilitate either at the end of the course. The Peaceful Classrooms component of the training is where you will learn how to lead children in Mindfulness activities and meditations and you will be able to deliver the Mindfulness program to children of any age.
I already have my own yoga / meditation business, can I complete the online training 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. If you use any of the Peaceful Kids or Peaceful classrooms resources, then you need to purchase a business licence.
I am a meditation teacher and currently working only with adults and would like to now work with children. Will this online training help me to do this?
Yes, this training will give you the skills to facilitate mindfulness lessons and strategies with children. However, if you don’t have any experience of working with children, you will need to complete the whole Certificate n Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Children.
Any other questions?
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