MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING

Join Erin and special guest instructors for this 10-week, online course. Click here for more information and to register.

Has mindfulness made a difference in your life and you want to deepen your practice? Are you concerned about the direction of the world and want to make a positive and lasting impact? Do you want to be a leader in bringing more kindness and compassion into your community? Do you want to meet other like-minded people and have meaningful connections on a regular basis?  

This training was created for you!

There is no better time than now to embrace a more heart-centered and conscious way of living. This course is designed to reconnect you more deeply to what really matters and to empower you to share that wisdom with others.

take a journey into mindful connection

Training Schedule

10 weekly meetings by phone

  • Thursday, Feb 15-April 19, 7:15pm-8:45pm
  • Each class consists of guided meditation, new material and group discussion
  • Guest teachers include Priscilla Szneke, CFM Qualified MBSR Teacher and Lauri Klein, LICSW, psychotherapist and expert in Mindful Self Compassion

2-Day Retreat weekend at All That Matters in RI

  • Sat, April 28, 10am-4:30pm
  • Sun, Aug 29, 10am-3pm
  • Spend Saturday being guided by Erin through your own retreat experience
  • On Sunday,, you will have the opportunity to lead a group practice and receive feedback, or just continue to practice and connect with your community if that is your preference.

In between sessions, participants are participants are expected to:

  • Maintain a daily mindfulness practice, assisted by guided recordings
  • Complete independent study of provided readings and videos to support the teachings
  • Practice guiding others is optional as many take the program for personal development only

Guest Experts

mindfulness teacher training Lauri Klein is a psychotherapist and longtime mindfulness practitioner and teacher, who is one of the few people to teach all 3 of the major mindfulness based interventions (MBSR, MBCT, MSC). Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is emerging as a powerful and necessary practice to counteract the inner critic. In our session on MSC, Lauri will help you learn to identify self-defeating thoughts and replace them with habits that promote self-acceptance and joy.

mindfulness teacher training Priscilla Szneke will be one of the expert guest teachers for the course. Have you ever wondered where the concept and practice of mindfulness comes from? Much of it originates from ancient texts called the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Priscilla will delve into these ancient teachings making them relevant in our everyday lives. Learn how mindfulness was very deliberately designed as a pathway to alleviate suffering and to take us from confused to awakened.

Tuition + Perks

Online Course

  • $595
  • Weekly meetings, study and optional partner work, and ongoing support from Erin for the duration of the program

Online Course and Retreat Weekend in RI

  • $950
  • Weekly meetings, study and partner work and ongoing support from Erin for the duration of the program, plus the retreat weekend in April.

Online Course, Retreat & Teacher Certification

  • $1,260
  • Weekly meetings, study and partner work, ongoing support from Erin for the duration of the program, the retreat weekend in June
  • Participants are asked to teach for 10 hours before the certification exam and mentoring session.

Curriculum

  • Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness
  • Embodied Wisdom
  • Working with discomfort
  • Finding stillness
  • Coming to our senses
  • Deliberate cultivation of positive emotions
  • Mindful communication
  • Rewiring the brain for more loving relationships
  • Mindful Eating
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Teaching skill

For more information on curriculum, tuition and benefits contact us. Or just click here to register.

info@allthatmatters.com or 401.782.2126

Praise

“I’ve been searching for so long, and I’ve had the answers inside me all along!”~MTT participant

“I just want to thank you again for leading us through an amazing experience these last couple of months. The retreat on the weekend was the perfecting culminating event. I am still feeling the effects of the way we ended! It was simply magical!” ~MTT Participant

“Watching how people can shift so much in just one night of mindfulness practice has been a life-altering experience for me. I have been enjoying the journey so much. Thanks for your wisdom. It comes to me often!”             ~MTT Participant

“I thoroughly enjoyed your insight and wisdom and learned a great deal about myself. I found all the material extremely helpful and even made myself a binder to keep for future reference! I especially enjoyed the loving kindness meditations and mindful eating!”                      ~MTT Participant

“As you know, I took this course for personal growth/development and feel it was an all around positive experience. It is my hope to continue on this mindfulness path and incorporate all of this wonderful knowledge into my daily life, to be present in the here and now, and spread loving kindness to all I may encounter! Thank you so much for everything!” ~MTT Participant

“The third time I told myself I was too busy to take the Mindfulness Teacher Training I knew I wasn’t just taking it to be enriched by teaching others. I knew I was taking it to also deepen my own experience. Erin was so patient and nonjudgmental – allowing me to begin my journey when I was awake enough to be ready to experience it fully.

The online format was perfect. I would have missed three of the classes if that wasn’t the case. Instead, my classes were not interrupted because of work – or vacation. I was able to have the experience in multiple venues – giving me the chance to integrate it even more fully into every aspect of my life.

Initially I was concerned the online format would not create the sense of community I wanted from this course. That could not have been further from the truth. The ability to attend the classes no matter what was going on in my life, allowed me to be fully present and develop stronger relationships with the other students. I have friendships that have lasted long after the classes ended from this wonderful group of like minded individuals.

One could never read the length of the description of the outcomes I have received from this course. While it sounds incredibly trite, this class truly changed my life. I’ve been fortunate to have both good and bad experiences that have allowed me to become the person I am today. Before taking this course, however, I never realized it.

It was all there in front of me – like a newly opened box of jigsaw puzzle pieces.

Erin not only showed me the tips and tactics to finding a way to get the pieces to fit together, she gave me the permission and courage to finish it at whatever time felt right for me and in any pattern I saw in my mind’s eye.

My surprise: I am an attorney, trained in a linear methodology and driven by reaching goals. While this class allowed me to experience life on a deeper level, it also made me realize how much I have missed along the way. Fortunately, before it was too late to enjoy my new approach to life.

I’ve practiced yoga for decades and made the faulty assumption this would be a nice ‘add on’ to something that had enriched my life for many years. Instead, for me, this course gave me a new life lens that now yoga continues to deepen. I never imagined anything could have been more powerful for me than yoga. I am very fortunate to have found it – and passionate about sharing it with others.

While you will take it to share the practice with others, you can’t help but be strengthened by the inspiration and guidance Erin brings to each class.” ~Patricia McLaughlin, attorney

Your guide for the journey

Erin Sharaf has been teaching mindfulness based interventions since 2006. She combines her 18 years in health care and over 20 years as an educator to create programs for personal transformation. She has taught mindfulness in hospitals/medical centers, to community groups, and in corporate settings. Erin has extensive training in mindfulness and is a qualified instructor through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare & Society where she trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She has also received the 5 Mindfulness Trainings from Thicht Nhat Hanh, and has completed courses in Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and Mind-Body Medicine. A Martha Beck Life Coach, Erin also has a master’s degree in Integrative Medicine and is a shamanic practitioner and a former professional figure skater. Interviewed on NPR, featured in Mindful magazine, and a speaker at many conferences, Erin truly enjoys sharing this transformative practice with others. She deepens her own daily practice with an extended silent retreat every year.

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