Mastermind Mindfulness Certification 

Become certified to teach science-based, research-backed mindfulness practices

For mental health professionals, school teachers, yoga teachers, business professionals, and individuals who want to deepen their own mindfulness practice and share mindfulness with their communities

Mastermind is offering two tracks for its 60-Hour Mindfulness Certification:

1

Training Track:

Open to mindfulness practitioners who meets the requirements listed below
2

Continuing Education (CE) Track:

Open to mental health professionals who want to incorporate mindfulness into their professional practice, this track includes 40 Continuing Education credits as well as specialized training with mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin

All participants will receive:

  • A mindfulness training certificate
  • 40 hours of expert-led mindfulness teacher training
  • 10 hours of guided personal practice*
  • 5 hours of individual work including readings, homework, research and preparation for presentations
  • 5 hours of practice teaching community classes
  • A framework for teaching structured mindfulness classes and workshops
  • Access to teaching outlines, curriculum supplements, and basic mindfulness exercises
  • Admission to Mastermind workshops and classes for the duration of the training (a $400 value)

Areas of Study:

  • Major components/networks of the brain and nervous system
  • Research-backed benefits of mindfulness meditation
  • History of mindfulness and evolution of mindfulness research
  • Finding and sharing reputable wellness research
  • Mindful Meditation: Breath Awareness, Body Scan, Five Senses, Imagery, Lovingkindness, Silent Practice
  • Moving Mindful Meditation: Walking Meditation, Yoga, Qi-Gong
  • Informal Mindfulness Practices: Mindful Eating, Mindful Walking, Mindful Communication, Mindful Pauses
  • Attitudinal Practices: Pillars of Mindfulness, Gratitude, Meeting Difficult Emotions
  • Making meditations your own using words, phrases, quotes, and poetry
  • How to prepare and lead a meditation/class/workshop
  • How to initiate inquiry and respond to students’ questions and comments
  • How to work with client mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, stress)
  • Required Reading: Wherever You Go, There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn); Altered Traits (Daniel Goleman and Richie Davidson); Why Buddhism is True (Robert Wright)

Training Details:

Fall Training Dates:

September 12-13
October 3-4
October 24-25
November 7-8
December 5-6

Hours:

Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Sundays 2 – 6pm

Venue:

Westside Wellness
4711 Westside Dr., Dallas

Pre-Requisites:

Before applying for either the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification or the Continuing Education Track, participants must have:

  • At least 1-year solid personal mindfulness practice
  • A personal commitment to mindful living
  • Completed at least one Mastermind workshop, preferably Mindfulness for Beginners or similar

Application Process:

To apply for participation in the program, you must

*After we have received your application and deposit, you will be contacted for an interview with the Teacher Training Director. Upon successful completion of the interview, you will be admitted to the program and given further enrollment instructions.

Program Requirements:

For successful completion of the certification program, you will be required to:

  • Complete a daily mindfulness meditation practice
  • Attend the full program (no certification if more than four hours are missed)
  • Complete readings and homework assignments
  • Teach at least one community mindfulness class through Mastermind
  • Attend at least two community mindfulness classes as a student

Scholarships:

One Scholarship is available. Apply by sending a paragraph to [email protected] along with your application sharing your need/desire to receive this scholarship. 

Mastermind Mindfulness Certification Program

Be the change you want to see in the world with Mastermind’s neuroscience-based Mindfulness Teacher Certification program. Led by Chief Mindfulness Officer Dorsey Standish and supported by mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin, Mastermind’s 60-hour training will give you the education and practical experience you need to start sharing mindfulness with your community. Expect to study the brain health benefits of mindfulness meditation, practice mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, and spend lots of time leading mindfulness exercises and classes with your fellow trainees.

You will receive:

  • A Mindfulness Training Certificate
  • 40 hours of expert-led mindfulness teacher training
  • 10 hours of guided personal practice*
  • 5 hours of individual work including readings, homework, research and preparation for presentations
  • 5 hours of practice teaching community classes
  • A framework for teaching structured mindfulness classes and workshops
  • Access to teaching outlines, curriculum supplements, and basic mindfulness exercises
  • Admission to Mastermind workshops and classes for the duration of the training

*Students will keep a mindfulness training log and submit an additional 30 hours of mindfulness practice (can be from before, during, and after training) for certificate.

INVESTMENT:

$1495 ($1295 Early Bird Rate through December 1 for Spring Registration or August 1 for Fall)
(payment plans available)

Mindfulness Training Certification Program: Continuing Education (CE) Track

Offered for Mental Health Professionals 

Mastermind’s neuroscience-based Mindfulness Teacher Certification program for mental health professionals is led by Chief Mindfulness Officer Dorsey Standish and supported by mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin. Mastermind’s 60-hour training will give you the education and practical experience you need to start incorporating mindfulness into your professional practice. Expect to study the neuroscience of mindfulness meditation, practice new techniques for accessible mindfulness meditation and mindful movement and spend lots of time leading mindfulness exercises and classes with your fellow trainees. As part of the mental health professional training for Continuing Education credits, you will experience an advanced “Mindfulness in Practice” session with psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin and be tested on the content from the foremost mindfulness research articles.

Learning Objectives

  • Complete daily mindfulness and mindful movement practice
  • Identify specific mindfulness speech patterns and behaviors incorporated into clinical work
  • Explain functionality of major parts of the brain and nervous system in relation to mindfulness meditation
  • List science-based benefits of mindfulness meditation practice
  • List highlights of reputable mindfulness research articles
  • Respond skillfully to student/client mindfulness questions
  • List and discuss benefits of silent retreat / silent mindfulness meditation practice
  • Lead 30-minute science-based mindfulness meditation classes
  • List all techniques for mindfulness practice and tailor mindfulness practices to best suit client’s needs

You will receive

  • All of the benefits listed under the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification, plus:
  • 40 CEs for psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists with special training track
  • 3+ hours of advanced instruction, readings, and testing specific to bringing mindfulness into the mental health worker field

INVESTMENT:

$1695 ($1495 Early Bird Rate through December 1)
(payment plans available)
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given once the training begins.
Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Calvert Partners, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners to provide continuing education for social workers (Provider #6955).  Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to provide continuing education (Provider #2471).  Calvert Partners, PLLC is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #910).
  • Application alone does not guarantee entry. After meeting all requirements and completing a successful interview with the lead teacher you will be invited to participate. We are accepting no more than 22 applicants and doing so on a rolling basis.
  • Acceptance into the program does not guarantee receipt of scholarship. Scholarship awards will be announced no later than January 11.
  • Non-CE Price: $1495 ($1295 early bird rate) includes all weekend intensives, workshops, and Mindfulness Training Certification.
  • CE Price: $1695 ($1495 early bird rate) includes all weekend intensives, workshops, 40 CEs, an advanced mental health specific mindfulness training, and Mindfulness Training Certification.
  • No refunds once the program has started.
  • Graduating from the program does not guarantee employment at Mastermind nor teaching in our corporate or school programs. It does guarantee that you are certified to share science-based mindfulness in the community.

Questions? Email [email protected]