Next MCT begins August 12th!
Reserve your spot.
Learn to teach science-based mindfulness.
Use code APRILMINDFULNESS for $150 off. Registration closes 4/22 at 6pm EST or until capacity.
Join mindfulness expert, Dr. Kay Colbert, with over 300 hours of mindfulness training from the UC San Diego Medical School as she leads this live streamed training with Co-Facilitator and mindfulness expert, Sarah Sampson who has shared mindfulness with over 35,000 students, and Daniel Sunshine, two decades long mindfulness practitioner and teacher, and co-founder of the Mindfulness Certification Training. Guest trainers include Dr. Christopher Willard, author and Harvard Medical School Professor of Psychology and Mindfulness, and Meena Srinivasan, international educator and thought leader in the field of mindfulness in education.
Here's how MCT is changing lives...
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MCT is a life-enhancing and comprehensive program designed for anyone who wants to establish or deepen their mindfulness practice. It is perfect for therapists, educators, yoga teachers, business professionals and those interested in teaching mindfulness to others.
Our 30-hour live-streamed training connects you with a community of like-minded individuals and provides the tools and understanding needed to teach mindfulness.
According to a recent poll by the American Psychiatry Association (APA), 62% of Americans reported feeling increased anxiety over the past year. Our “normal” way of life was disrupted in 2020 and we are seeking ways to cope with the uncertainty and change in a healthy way. Through mindfulness, we can be present in the moment. We can manage difficult emotions & support our mental health while dropping into what is happening around us and within us.
Through MCT™, you can bring the deep wisdom of traditional mindfulness practice into modern times. This ancient wisdom has now merged with science to meet us in the present moment and enrich our modern lives. As we adapt to an ever-changing world, we can lean on mindfulness to provide a steady foundation and learn to look inward to find calm in the midst of chaos.
Train with expert mindfulness instructors to learn:
• how to teach virtual and in-person mindfulness classes
• the history and science of mindfulness
• mindfulness tools to reduce stress and improve calm and focus
• insights on incorporating mindfulness into your line of work
• talking points related to the scientific benefits of different mindfulness practices
• guidance on integrating technology to support your teaching
• how to decrease physical and mental suffering
• how to be more compassionate, patient, present, and aware
Through this engaging live-streamed training, you will receive:
• Your MCT (Mindfulness Certification Training™) Certificate
• 30 hours of expert-led mindfulness teacher training
• 15 hours of guided personal practice
• A framework for teaching virtual and in-person mindfulness classes
• A mindfulness teaching planner as a tool to help you teach
• Access to teaching scripts & exercises
• Follow up access to teacher support to help you with your teaching
• Membership to a robust community of MCT graduates who support each other as mindfulness teachers
MCT Training Leaders
Meet our experienced MCT trainers, Dr. Kay Colbert, Sarah Sampson, Daniel Sunshine and our incredible guest MCT facilitators.
Dr. Kay Colbert
Dr. Kay Colbert has approximately 300 hours of professional training in mindfulness-based programs through the University of San Diego Medical School Center for Mindfulness and has been teaching mindfulness for over a decade. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Mindful Self-Compassion. Kay has a doctorate in social work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, with her dissertation research focusing on using mindfulness interventions with addictions.
Sarah Sampson has been co-facilitating the MCT since 2019. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through UC San Diego Medical School. As a mindfulness trainer, certified social-emotional learning instructor, restorative practices, and yoga teacher, Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower individuals nationwide. Additionally, as the former Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 35,000 students.
MCT Co-Founder and Lead Trainer
Daniel Sunshine is the Director of the Mindfulness Certification Training and the CEO of responsiveintelligence.com.
Dr. Christopher Willard
Guest MCT Trainer
Author and Professor of Psychology & Mindfulness at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Christopher Willard, (PsyD) is a clinical psychologist, renowned author, and Harvard Medical School professor based in Massachusetts. He has been invited to more than two dozen countries to teach mindfulness, and has presented at two TEDx events. He is the author of over a dozen books, including The Breathing Book (2020), Raising Resilience (2017) and Growing Up Mindful (2016). He has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, mindful.org., and cnn.com. Dr. Willard has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years, and teaching for almost as long.
MCT Adult Learning Advisor & Contributing Trainer
Meena Srinivasan, Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL), is an international educator and thought leader in the field of Social Emotional Learning and mindfulness in education. She is the author of Teach Breathe Learn, SEL Every Day, and was the Program Manager for SEL and mindfulness implementation in the Oakland School District serving over 60 schools.
MCT Student Testimonials
"This was a truly great training. I feel really good about everything that has been presented, that I've learned, and how to apply it. I don't get to say that very often about other trainings I've taken, from other places, so I'm incredibly grateful. The quality of this training is so strong. I especially appreciate the openness of inclusion in mindfulness for all groups. The instructors truly are amazing. I cannot imagine better trainers."
"The instructors’ styles, knowledge and personalities complimented each other well. They work seamlessly together on Zoom. Fabulous work, both of them! So grateful for getting all the materials we needed each week. Always very prompted with the information we needed. Very well organized. I'm so grateful for their love, care, kindness, expertise, commitment, support and compassion in each and every session. Thank you!"
"Really a terrific program. Great content. Very supportive --- I totally loved the breakouts and discussion with other participants. Could not get enough of that. Thank you so much for offering this! What a gift. And you should be proud of the "ripples" you are creating which will radiate out to do so much good."
Next MCT begins August 12th!
See below for program details & registration information.
MCT Schedule in U.S. Central Time (check your time zone here)
Saturday & Sunday, August 12, 13
10 am - 4 pm CST (1hr break for lunch)
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
August 15, 17, 22, 24
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Saturday & Sunday, August 26, 27
10 am - 4 pm CST (1hr break for lunch)
Elevate You CE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elevate You CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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