Day 1: 'Peaceful Classrooms' - Mindfulness Meditation Training. This is a full day of Mindfulness Meditation training covering:
•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
Day 2: 'Peaceful Kids' - Facilitator Training
This is a full day of Peaceful Kids facilitator training covering:
•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
You will receive
•'Peaceful Kids' Facilitator Training manual
•Lifetime access to a full set of electronic resources to fully implement the program
•PDF Monkey Feeling Cards, Coping Cards, Positive Thought cards, Worry Cards
•Staff and parent training powerpoint and handout
•Ongoing electronic resource updates
•Ongoing support and advice when needed
•Certificate of a 2 day professional training program approved by the Australian Counselling Association
Completing both Day 1 and Day 2 training days is essential to be accredited as a Peaceful Kids Facilitator as Mindfulness forms a large component of the Peaceful Kids program.
Early Bird $620 plus GST
Standard Rate $695 plus GST
Please note there is an .30c online booking fee
The Peaceful Kids training in conjunction with the 'Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Children' course, is approved with the Meditation Association of Australia as a recognised professional development course.
The Peaceful Kids training is approved with the Australian Association of Social Workers as an endorsed CPD course
What content covered over the 2 days?
Peaceful Kids is a small intervention group program designed specifically for anxious or stressed children and teens that can be run by Wellbeing Leaders, interested staff in schools, or mental health professionals in organisations or in private practice. After completing both of the 2 days training you will be able to confidently support anxious children in a small group and guide them through the 8 week program.
Peaceful Classrooms is the Mindfulness component of the Peaceful Kids program on Day 1. This Mindfulness based program suitable for students from Prep to Year 12. This program has been created to enable students to practice daily mindfulness exercises and meditations in the classroom led by their classroom teacher. Simple, effective and proven exercises help students to stay calm, relax, focus and learn more effectively during the day. Peaceful Classrooms helps students to build their emotional resilience so they are better equipped to deal with the day to day stresses that life brings them. If you are working in schools, you can use the resources from Day 1 to train other staff members in Mindfulness strategies for the classroom.
Who can run the 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, Teacher aides, Psychologists or Counsellors and also staff in organisations such as psychologists, counsellors, social workers, chaplains, youth workers, mental health nurses.
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 the Certificate in Wellbeing and Mindfulness for Children if you don't have any experience working with children and intend to run Mindfulness Classes for children. You will also need to facilitate 3 Peaceful Kids groups with children before you can be accredited as a Peaceful Kids Facilitator if you don't have any experience working with children. The practical component is the 4th module of the certificate program.
How do I become accredited to facilitate the Peaceful Kids intervention program and what qualifications or experience do I need?
If you have experience working with children and have a background/qualification in Education, Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling, Social Work, Youth Work or Special Education you can become a Peaceful Kids Facilitator after completing the 2 Day Peaceful Kids training.
Qualifications include: Diploma or Degree level in Education, Psychology, Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Mental health, Counselling, Youth Work, School Nurse or Social Work, Certificate in Education / Learning Support.
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, you will need to complete the whole Certificate in Mindfulness & Wellbeing For Children and also facilitate 3 Peaceful Kids groups in a practical placement of a minimum of 70 hours.
What is the practical placement?
The practical placement is the 4th Module in the Certificate Course. This is for participants who do not have a background in Education, Psychology, Counselling etc and would like to be a Peaceful Kids Facilitator. The placement requires a minimum of facilitating 3 Peaceful Kids groups (over 8 weeks) with the support of a mentor. Students are required to seek and organise their own placement in schools or in private venues which may require asking schools or organisations to have you volunteer your time to facilitate the 3 groups. This will be 70 hours in total for the 3 groups allowing 3 hours for each group each week. ( 1 hour to facilitate the group, 1 hour for preparation and 1 hour of note taking/preparation).
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 using Mindfulness and Positive Psychology strategies.
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.
How is the program run at schools, organisations or in private practice?
•You will identify children at your school or organisation that are showing signs of anxiety or poor resilience and group them into junior or senior groups.
•You will meet with the children once a week for 8 weeks for approximately 1 hour and guide them through the program.
•Children are then able to practice their new skills during the week at home including following a guided mindfulness meditation that can be accessed online. There is also parental involvement with the home exercises, although this is not completely necessary for secondary students.
•After your Peaceful Kids training you will have the confidence to follow the program each week with the provided resources and Facilitator Manual.
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 the Peaceful Kids Intervention program manual for the Peaceful Kids 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.
Can I run the program for profit in my own business?
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 business 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.
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 training?
The Peaceful Kids training 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 training 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 you will learn strategies and meditations to teach children Mindfulness. If you don't have any experience with children, you will need to complete the certificate program 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.
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.
I already have my own yoga / meditation business, can I attend the Peaceful Kids training just for professional learning?
Yes anyone is welcome to attend the Peaceful Kids training. This will 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 don't have any qualifications in Education, Psychology or mental health then you will need to complete the Certificate Course and complete a practical placement of approximately 70 hours.
I am a meditation teacher and currently working only with adults and would like to now work with children. Will the Peaceful Kids training help me to do this?
You will need to complete the whole Certificate program which incorporates the Peaceful Kids training. The Peaceful Kids training will not be sufficient if you don't have experience with children. The Certificate in Mindfulness and Wellbeing however 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 70 hours delivering lessons with support from a mentor.
I am a parent and would like to attend just to support my child - can I complete the Peaceful Kids training?
Yes anyone can attend the training. Parents can attend the Peaceful Kids training 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 or complete the whole certificate course which will enable you to facilitate the program.
Any other questions?
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