Mindfulness Facilitator Training

Grow mindfulness skills
Facilitate group activities

Course overview — winter-spring 2022

  • This facilitator training is for people who want to develop a foundation for teaching mindfulness.
  • Trainees who complete the course and pass the exam earn a Mindfulness Facilitator Training certificate.
  • Course teachers are Pablo del Real and graduates of 200-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training courses.
  • Early registration on or before December 15 is $1,800. After December 15, registration is $1,997. Note: Early registration deadline extended to December 22. 

 

The Way brings mindfulness and meditation to businesses, schools, retirement communities, and other venues. This photo is of the Mindfulness Club at Atlantic High in November 2018.

 

  • Some scholarships, based on need, are also available. You can request a scholarship when you apply.
  • Deposit required to reserve a place. Monthly payment plan available upon request.
  • 50 contact hours in class + 50 hours self-study outside of class = 100 hours of training.
  • 50 CEUs available for licensed mental health professionals (course # 20-659331).

Thursday night classes: 7:00-9:00 pm

January 6, 13, 20

February 3, 10, 17

March 3, 10, 17, 31

April 7, 14

 

 

Location

Delray Beach Historical Society
5 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach

Sunday retreats: 1:30- 6:30 pm

January 23

February 20

March 20

April 17 (Saturday before Easter)

 

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Course description

This mindfulness facilitator training will focus on transmitting the following knowledge and skills to participants:

  • History and evolution of mindfulness and meditation
  • Science and practice of mindfulness and meditation
  • Leading mindfulness and meditation exercises
  • Ethics and embodiment of teaching mindfulness and meditation
  • Art and science of presentation and teaching, including cultural competence

There are four prerequisites for the course:

  1. A strong aspiration to grow in mindfulness skill and openness to learning.
  2. The intention to contribute to a loving and supportive learning environment.
  3. A commitment to attend all class sessions and complete all course requirements.
  4. A desire to cultivate and share the way of awakening

Note: This Mindfulness Facilitator Training course is registered with Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, provider number 50-26820, and course number 20-659331, providing 50 CEUs.

Open house

For anyone who would like to ask questions, meet the teachers, or register in person, Mindfulness Facilitator Training open house is scheduled for two dates:

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:00-9:00 p.m. — PAST

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m. — PAST

The open house (and the training) take place at Delray Beach Historical Society, 5 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach.

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Who We Worked With:

Bio for lead instructor

Pablo is the Founder and Director of Education for The Way Mindfulness Education, a mental health and wellness company providing mindfulness education and practice to companies, groups, individuals, and students.

Pablo is also the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Programs for Soil and Soul, a nonprofit organization that has incubated over a dozen projects and programs in Palm Beach County, including the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, High School Mindfulness Clubs, Tiger Territory Education Garden, and the Interfaith Café.

 In 2012, Pablo earned MLK Nonviolence Reconciliation Trainer certification (Level I) from Bernard LaFayette, PhD. Dr. LaFayette was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participant in Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, and an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 2009, Pablo received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at the end of a five-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.

Pablo’s poetry has appeared in Quiddity, California Quarterly, and Meridian Anthology of Poetry. His nonfiction writing has appeared in Rebooting America, Waging Nonviolence, Sun-Sentinel, Portada Florida, and other publications.

Pablo has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Rutgers College. He has been studying and practicing mindfulness since 2005.

Some scholarships available

Some scholarships are available for people committed to completing the course but unable to pay for it for whatever reason. The Way Mindfulness Education invites applicants of any background to apply, especially People of Color who are Indigenous, Black, Hispanic, or Asian. There is no cost to apply.

Application

This facilitator training program has the potential to train the mind and fill the heart with seeds of awakening. Participants who complete the 100-hour program receive Mindfulness Facilitator certification from The Way Mindfulness Education. To apply to register for the course, please respond to the following questions and send responses:

Testimonials

FAYE, TEACHER

Mindfulness mentoring with Pablo re-directed my life into the light and into a positive space where I could be comfortable to grow in my questions. When I was uncomfortable in darkness, unable to feel calm or joy, mentoring and meditation allowed me to release the stranglehold of the mind and see how to be free of anxiety and self-sabotaging thoughts. Meditation has given me freedom from stresses that were preventing me from living and working. Thank you for your kindess and wisdom.


MINDFULNESS CLUB STUDENT

I can definitely say this club brought me out of my comfort zone. It allowed me to do things that I honestly would never do to better my mental health. I enjoyed meeting the people that I met and I’m happy to say that I’ve been apart of this club for 3 years now! Wouldn’t change it for anything, students should
definitely join!


All nature photos on this site are of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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