COURSE TO BECOME A MINDFULNESS
ADOLESCENT TRAINER

After completing the course Mindfulness Children Trainer, you can specialize further by attending a three-day AMT course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer. This qualifies you to train adolescents aged 12 to 19 in the Method Eline Snel. There is also the option to do this course without having completed the course to become a mindfulness children trainer. The full course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer will then take 6 days.

WHY A COURSE TO BECOME A MINDFULNESS ADOLESCENT TRAINER?

A lot of teenagers are experiencing stress nowadays. The pressure to achieve is high. The attention for what is going on in their inner world is rather low. Mindfulness can support them to cope differently with the ‘pressure cooker’ in which they regularly find themselves in. Healthy selfcare, the allowance of emotions and learning how to cope with stress which, will lead to relaxation and insight in automatic reactions to strong feelings and thoughts.
Learning how to respond less judgmental towards yourself and others will create inner peace.

The app Sitting Still is being used daily by many adolescents and their teachers.

For whom

A.o. teachers in secondary education – psychologists / psychiatrists – remedial educationalists and social workers

How long does the course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer last?

The training course lasts one weekend of three consecutive days, from Friday afternoon 4PM until Sunday 5PM. When you are not a Mindfulness Children Trainer yet, you can attend the 6 days course to become a mindfulness Adolescent Trainer. You’ll be expected to provide a ten weeks pilot training to a group of adolescents. You’ll undergo a supervision interview halfway through the pilot, and then you’ll write an essay about the personal learning path . If this is approved, you’ll receive a certificate showing that you’re qualified to train young people aged 12 to 19 in Mindfulness using the Method Eline Snel.

Study load - Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer

The specialization course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer comprises a total of 60 hours:

  • 16 hours of training at the Academy for Mindful Teaching, including supervision and interim coaching
  • 6 hours of mandatory literature study and preparation lessons
  • 30 hours of preparation and implementation of an eight-week pilot training course
  • 8 hours writing a final thesis

Six day teacher course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer

The full course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer comprises a total of 105 hours:

  • 45 hours of training at the Academy for Mindful Teaching, including pre-interview, supervision, and interim coaching
  • 20 hours of mandatory literature study and preparation lessons
  • 30 hours preparing and carrying out ten-week pilot training course
  • 10 hours writing a final report

Conditions for participation in the course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer

  • Complete the course to become a Mindfulness Children Trainer (only when you want to do the specialization in one weekend)
  • Work with adolescents aged 12 to 19 in school, private practice, an institution, or after-school care facilities
  • Participate in a quiet retreat of at least five consecutive days to deepen your own Mindfulness practice. This must be completed within two years after starting the course to become a Mindfulness Children Trainer. If you have previously done a five-day Vipassana or similar silent retreat, you can be exempted from this by showing us proof of participation.

After your certification, an annual Post-Academic Day of 6-8 hours is compulsory.

Costs to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer

The AMT course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer costs €575 for the specialization in one weekend, and €1,575 for the full course. This includes:

  • Two copies of the Method Eline Snel trainer handbooks, for the 12-14 and 14-19 age groups

  • One sample set of material for the adolescents

  • AMT PowerPoint presentation for information evenings for parents or colleagues

  • Coffee, tea and lunch

It excludes €75 for the supervision interview.

Certification and the frog quality label

Certification as a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer in the Method Eline Snel requires 100% attendance, a completed pilot training, a supervision interview, and an approval and feedback report from your trainer. You’ll receive a certificate and be authorized to use the frog logo in your PR material, website, and correspondence.

You’ll also be added to the Find a trainer page on our website. To keep this active, you’ll need to attend an annual Post-Graduation Day.

It’s worth knowing that the course to become a Mindfulness Adolescent Trainer also counts as a Post-Academic Day!

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