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Schools Mindfulness Facilitator (SMF) | 126 hours

Certification Programme P600

The Schools Mindfulness Facilitator (SMF) program equips professionals with the skills to instruct 7 to 18-year-olds in mindfulness techniques within schools or other child and youth-focused educational settings. This 126 hours programme aligns with the standards set by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and provides both theoretical and practical training in teaching mindfulness.

Who is this for?

This programme is ideal for educators, coaches, trainers, and mental health professionals seeking to enhance their personal practice and teaching skills in teaching mindfulness to students.

This certification is intended exclusively for use in professional teaching and training practice. It does not qualify you to lead 8-week mindfulness courses or any other mindfulness-based programs. If you are interested in conducting 8-week mindfulness courses, please enrol in our Mindfulness Teacher Training course.

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Participants in the course will learn mindfulness methodologies, with chances to explore the teaching methods for sessions and the most effective ways to present them to groups of young people in various environments. Additionally, there will be opportunities for participants to collaborate, both leading and being led by their peers, in the core mindfulness exercises covered in the lessons.

 

**Becoming a CSMF is not an authorisation to train others in delivering the curriculum or to distribute the teaching materials to others. If a school or another organization is sponsoring your participation in this course, it is advisable to communicate this information to them before enrolling for this course. 

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​​Course Overview

The curriculum is structured into three course modules, each targeting different aspects of mindfulness and education. To obtain certification, participants must complete all courses and fulfill the prerequisites. The programme can be completed in a minimum of 6 months. If you have completed similar courses or equivalent, you will be eligible for exemption from these course modules. 

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M101 -

Foundations of Mindfulness

​The Certificate course in Foundations of Mindfulness, is an enriching journey designed to deepen your understanding and practice of secular mindfulness. This comprehensive course is structured to provide a holistic view of secular mindf​ulness, covering its origins, development, and applications in modern times. 

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M102 -

Facilitating Mindfulness Practices

This course is designed for those aspiring to guide others in the journey of mindfulness. This course is tailored to equip you with the essential tools and skills necessary to become an effective mindfulness facilitator, whether in educational, therapeutic, or organisational settings.

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M601 -

Facilitating Mindfulness in Schools (includes Practicum)

​Topics:

  1. Personal Development

  2. Professional Development

  3. Professional Ethics for Teachers

  4. Bringing Mindfulness into Schools

  5. Programme design & Facilitation

  6. Cultural Competency & Adaptation

  7. Practicum and Supervision

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Obtain Personal Credential of CSMF

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Obtain IMTA Credential of CMT-E

Enrolment Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrate professional credentials, graduate level training or state certification in K12 or higher education

Minimum Age Requirement

21

English Language Requirement

GCE ‘O’ level English (grade 1 to 7) or equivalent; OR IELTS score of 5.5; OR Post-Secondary Qualifications, where certified that English is the sole medium of instruction; OR An equivalent of English language qualification

Pre-requisites

  • Attended and completed an instructor led 8 week mindfulness course such as MBWE,  MBSR, or MBCT amongst others

  • ​A minimum of 2 years regular mindfulness meditation practice

  • Attended a 5-day or longer mindfulness meditation retreat with a qualified instructor

Mode of Assessment

  • End of course quiz will be opened to students only at selected dates/time, and only upon successful completion of the quiz can students proceed to the next course.

  • Feedback from Faculty, Supervisors and Peers on Practical Demonstrations

  • The evaluation process for teacher practicums is multi-faceted, involving direct observation, feedback mechanisms, self-assessment, and formal testing based on the MBTL-TCF.

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Course Fee

Depending on your country of residence, you may qualify for a discount ranging from 20% to 35% off the standard fee. Please provide proof of residency to determine your eligibility. Contact us for more details.

*The course fee does not cover textbooks. Students are required to purchase the necessary textbooks prior to the start of the course.

How to Apply

Please make the payment for the non-refundable application fee of S$50 using the form below. After completing the payment, submit the following six pieces of information via email to academy@centreformindfulness.sg:

Application Fee
Payment receipt

Updated Resume
indicating your Country of Residence

 8 week Mindfulness Live/Onsite Course
Certificate of Completion 

5-day Mindfulness Retreat
Certificate of Completion

100 to 200 word personal statement
about your intentions to join this programme

Relevant Degree Certificate

Enrolment Application

Please complete the form and make the payment.

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