Online Training FAQ’s

General Information

How do I register for the online classes?

Click here.

Who should I contact if I need more information?

Please contact info@mindfulnesswithoutborders.org for further inquiries.

How do I qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Only courses for professionals have CEU options and are included in the cost of each course. CEUs are accredited by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFT’s and LCSW’s with the State of California (Provider #PCE4940). You will need to check with your own country or state to verify if applicable for use outside of California. We cannot guarantee CEUs will apply to your professional board and no reimbursements will be provided. You can register for CEUs at any point until the course begins. One CEU will be provided for every one hour of class time. Participants will be required to fill out a Continuing Education Assessment form provided by MWB and will receive CEU credits, once approved.

Is there on-going mentorship?

Your successful experience is of paramount importance to the sustainability of the MAC program. Questions and challenges that arise during your time in council can be addressed by our faculty during one-on-one mentorships. Each graduate is entitled to 1 session (up to 50 minutes) of free mentorship following the completion of Level 2 Training. Subsequent mentorship or program coaching can be scheduled with a MWB faculty member at a cost of $45 per hour.

What is the cancellation policy?

Full refunds are available for Level One and Level Two up to 2 weeks prior to the course start date less any credit card fees, course material fees, and course material shipping fees incurred by Mindfulness Without Borders. If you cancel within the first 2 weeks of the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund of 50%, less any credit card fees, course material fees, and course material shipping fees incurred by Mindfulness Without Borders. No refunds are available thereafter.

In what time zone are the online classes taught?

All times are listed in Pacific Time and Eastern Time. It is up to international students to calculate the appropriate time difference.

Will the lessons be recorded?

All lessons will be recorded and distributed to participants the day after the live class. Participants are encouraged to watch recordings to review concepts and/or stay current with educational content if they miss a session.

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Mindful 365

How many hours of home assignments will I be expected to complete per week?

Weekly home assignments and recommended readings should take participants no more than 1.5-2 hours a week. Of course, the amount of time can vary based on your interest in starting and/or deepening your mindfulness practice. We recommend beginners start with a 3-minute TUZA breathing practice twice daily with the intention to expand this breathing practice to 15 minutes, daily.

Do I need previous experience in mindfulness or meditation to register for Mindful 365?

This course requires a minimal knowledge of mindfulness and related topics. It is best suited to any adult – parent, social worker, guidance counselor, healthcare professional, or educator – who teaches or wishes to teach related topics to youth or adults aged 15+.

No previous meditation experience is required.

What are Mindful 365 Learning Objectives?
  • Explore the foundations of mindfulness
  • Understand the science and benefits behind mindfulness
  • Increase skills to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Develop and sustain a daily mindfulness practice
  • Investigate the social and emotional competencies that are vital for life success
  • Cultivate a culture of mindful living at home and in the workplace

What is the course description for Mindful 365?

Mindful 365 is a five-week online course geared to parents, educators, coaches, health professionals, and youth who would like to learn best practices in mindfulness and social-emotional competencies. Our e-lectures provide participants with practical tools to engage in leading healthier, happier and more productive lifestyles. No previous meditation experience is required, although a willingness to develop a daily practice is key to the successful integration of mindfulness into your personal and professional lives. All of our lesson plans, secular mindfulness practices and handouts are derived from our research-based curriculum.

Topics covered: social and emotional competencies, practices to nurture self-awareness, build self-compassion, improve attention, decrease reactivity, manage stress and build a repertoire of self-care practices for personal well-being.

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Mindful Educator Certification Training

What are the Mindful Educator Learning Objectives?
  • Learn techniques and strategies to successfully facilitate the Mindfulness Ambassador Council with your constituencies.
  • Develop communication and leadership skills to be a more caring, connected and effective facilitator.
  • Build and maintain a personal mindfulness practice to improve attention, self awareness, self-regulation and social awareness.
  • Embody and practice values and virtues implicit in the MAC, demonstrating the concept of mindful living to the world.

What is the course description for Mindful Educator?

How can we bring mindfulness to classrooms, work, and community? With the foundations of social and emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness in place (Level One), this online training provides specific instruction on the Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC). The MAC is a 12-week intervention that addresses the skills individuals need to support their healthy development and contribute in positive ways to their community. Skills tied to this program include focused attention, emotion and behavior regulation, perspective taking, critical thinking and conflict management. After the successful completion of Mindful 365 and Mindful Educator, online graduates will be equipped with the key resources to apply the MAC to their respective constituencies and become a MAC Certified Instructor.

Topics covered: council facilitation skills, MAC principles and teaching strategies, MAC lesson plans, self-care practices for personal and professional well-being, MWB operational guidelines and terms of agreement of a MAC Certified Facilitator.

What are the prerequisites for the Mindful Educator Online Certification Training?

Completion of Mindful 365 is a prerequisite for participation in Mindful Educator Online Certification Training. It is suggested that Mindful Educator is best suited to those who teach or wish to teach the topic of mindfulness and social-emotional literacy to youth or adults aged 15+.

What is the scope of my certification?

The successful completion of the two-level online course certifies participants to facilitate the full 12-week Mindfulness Ambassador Council Program (MAC) as it is to their own clients and external organizations. Certified MAC Facilitators from our training programs are not able to directly train, teach and/or certify others. Successful completion of this certification training does not consider MAC Graduate Facilitators as employees of MWB and does not guarantee working as a facilitator for MWB.

As part of the training, participants have access to MWB’s educational materials but are not entitled to replicate, reproduce or modify the MAC Student Guidebook, MAC Facilitator Guidebook, lesson plans, handouts, and questionnaires without the express permission of Mindfulness Without Borders. Mindfulness Without Borders retains all intellectual property rights to the Mindfulness Ambassador Council Student and Facilitator Guidebooks. Graduates will also be required to comply with MWB’s terms of agreement and intellectual property rights. Signed agreements must be received in full before participants will be permitted to purchase guidebooks.

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Taking the MAC Into the World

How do I evaluate the success of my MAC?

There are two ways to gauge the learning that took place – by evaluating the participant experience as well as your own! Participant feedback is collected through the completion of the MAC Evaluation form during your last MAC lesson. Facilitator feedback will be collected through the completion of the Council Wrap Up Form.
These forms will help shape our understanding of what is taking place in your MAC, as well as give some direction to how MWB faculty may help provide further mentorship.

Is there a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion in appreciation for the participants’ commitment and efforts in the two-level online courses.

How do I become a Certified Trainer of MWB programs?

After the successful completion of Levels One and Two, participants will be certified to lead the Mindfulness Ambassador Council. To ensure program integrity, graduates will be required to utilize the Mindfulness Ambassador Council curriculum as outlined in the Student and Facilitator Guidebooks. As part of the training, participants have access to MWB’s educational materials but are not entitled to replicate, reproduce or modify the MAC Student Guidebook, MAC Facilitator Guidebook, lesson plans, handouts, and questionnaires without the express permission of Mindfulness Without Borders. Mindfulness Without Borders retains all intellectual property rights to the Mindfulness Ambassador Council Student and Facilitator Guidebooks. Graduates will also be required to comply with MWB’s terms of agreement and intellectual property rights. Signed agreements must be received in full before participants will be permitted to purchase guidebooks.

Do I need to purchase the MWB curriculum?

Mindful Educator participants will be required to purchase the Student and Facilitator Guidebooks online from the Mindfulness Without Borders website. These Guidebooks will retail for $14.95 each and are integral to the learning experience. Shipping and handling costs are separate and may vary depending on the participant’s geographic location

As a MAC Facilitator, can I charge for my services?

If you choose to use the program commercially and are generating revenue from operations and registrations of the program, MWB would like to appeal to your spirit of philanthropy and donate a portion of this revenue back to MWB to assist us in continuing with our charitable activities. Tax- deductible receipts will be provided for such donations.

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