Everything You Need To Know To Become a Meditation Teacher
Discover the important skills required to become a meditation teacher, what to consider before choosing a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher training and how our courses can help you reach your goals and cultivate key skills required to teach confidently.
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We recently conducted a Meditation Teaching Information Evening entitled “Everything you need to know to become a meditation teacher in 2024”. Here are some key points from that event.
Becoming a meditation teacher is a process that needs to be felt and embodied. This is why our training is of a holistic nature – and the mentoring system is on a one-to-one basis. So, you can really feel held –and then you can take that experience and let it inform how you support others.
Skills required to become a sought-after meditation teacher and how ACMM can support you:
A regular meditation practice
We have people who have only been meditating 6 months or a year, and we have had students who have been meditating for 40 years, and already teaching when they join us. At ACMM, with our one-on-one coaching, we will meet you where you are right now. Our coursework also has plenty of support, tips, and activities to help you cultivate a regular meditation practice.
Trauma-sensitive teaching and facilitation
The ABS says that around 75% of people have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life. 62–68% of young people will have been exposed to at least one traumatic event by the age of 17.
So we need to be able to deliver guided experiences in a way that is trauma sensitive and to facilitate discussion and hold space with confidence. Unlike quick courses, the teaching at ACMM is subtle, and layered and helps you cultivate a deep presence – knowing that if something opens up for a person in your group, you will know how to handle it in a way that will support them can be very empowering.
Conducting guided meditation effectively and in a way that is most supportive
As a meditation teacher, you want to give students the best possible experience under your guidance. In ACMM’s training, you will learn how to guide long (and short) meditations without a script! This is something you practice and develop over the very practical curriculum. You’ll be writing meditation scripts of many kinds and gaining lots of practice over time. You’ll also learn:
- Trauma-sensitive, supportive language, style, and tone
- Understand what the different parts of a guided meditation involve and why
- How to teach all the main sets of practices
Effective and competent teaching
You will gain the confidence to guide a range of techniques. You won’t need to rely on templates to put together a course or workshop. You will be able to guide a meditation anytime, anywhere for most audiences. If you’ve completed a good quality course you will be able to say YES to whatever comes your way!
Being prepared when opportunities arise
Meditation and mindfulness teachers today are being sought out to work within just about every sector out there from legal firms, engineering, IT, hospitals, aged care, gyms, holistic health centres, allied health centres, sporting organisations, charitable organisations, councils, NDIS plan managers/providers to name a few. Also, groups, retreats, workshops, courses and events for the general community are very popular, plus 1-1 work is another growing area.
ACMM facilitates a Community Work Placement program which is a great introduction for organisations who might not otherwise have considered employing a meditation teacher. You also have the option to join ACMM’s Business Lounge program which supports you on your journey from being a student to teacher to business owner.
Like to know more? Watch this video for some highlights from the Information Evening.
At ACMM, we offer Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Post-graduate Diploma and Masters Training Options, with a Community Work Placement program and optional Business Development Support alongside and after your training.