About the Teacher Training Workshop
This training intensive is the first phase of the Koru Mindfulness teacher certification program. The training will lay the foundation for teaching the Koru Mindfulness curriculum, the first and only evidence-based mindfulness curriculum designed specifically for young adults. CE credits will be available for attendees.
We offer two formats for the workshops. Five day trainings are taught in retreat centers and offer a more relaxed training pace with more time for mindfulness practice and building community with fellow teachers. Three days workshops are more compressed. The content of the training is identical in all the workshops. You can choose the workshop that best suits your needs.
You must be accepted into the Koru Mindfulness teacher certification program to register for a training.
Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify the developmental challenges specific to emerging adults and the ways that mindfulness and meditation are uniquely helpful for this age group.
- Discuss the research on Koru and other mindfulness research that is relevant to young adults.
- Identify common stumbling blocks emerging adults experience with mindfulness and meditation and develop teaching strategies to address these stumbling blocks.
- Demonstrate specific mindfulness skills taught in the Koru curriculum.
- Organize and teach all three components of the Koru Mindfulness curriculum: Koru Basic, Koru 2.0 and Koru Retreat.
Anyone who would like to use mindfulness in their work with college and graduate students or other emerging adults will benefit from this training. The following professionals may find it particularly relevant:
- College Counseling Center Professionals
- Health and Wellness Professionals
- Higher Education Professionals providing academic support to emerging adults
- University Based Student Affairs Professionals
- Professionals who work with young adults who struggle with stress-related conditions
- Faculty or other higher educational professionals
Continuing Education Credits
Participants are eligible for up to 19 Continuing Education Credits which can be purchased at the workshop.
Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions.
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Psychologists receive 19 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: October 5, 2015 through October 5, 2018. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 19 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Nurses: As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 19 CE hours of credit.
Licensed Professional Counselors in North Carolina: As an American Psychological Association approved provider, CES may grant CEs for North Carolina LPCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs in North Carolina receive 19 continuing education clock hours of credit for attending this program.