Benjamin W. Decker, Author of Practical Meditation For Beginners, invites you to join him October 1st- 29th, 2018 on this meaningful exploration of meditation, psychology, spirituality, and science. From his book Practical Meditation For Beginners, a guide to the ten most influential meditation techniques from around the globe and his background in business development, Benjamin gives you the tools you need to go lead great group meditations!
This course is a gift to those of the new generation who see the people from all walks of life as a part of one family, and all ancient traditions as aspects of our world history. I believe meditation is key to global transformation and collective healing, and it is with sincerest intent that I present this course.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The course is broken down into four modules over four weeks. Each module will cover one major theme, as well as numerous subjects within the context of the major theme.
Consisting of video workshops, live calls, daily lessons, both required and recommended reading assignments, and direct email access to the instructor; The IFTT has developed a comprehensive program that will provide you with all the resources you need to begin leading group meditations in the most effective way possible, right away.
This course follows the same pragmatic, real life model found in the book it is based on, Practical Meditation For Beginners, providing the training to facilitate group versions of the book’s ten featured meditation techniques.
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YOU WILL BECOME TRAINED IN FACILITATING THE FOLLOWING MEDITATION TECHNIQUES:
+ Zazen Breath Awareness
Help your community, students, and clients develop focus, conscious control of the attention, and the ability to “get back to your life” after challenges or distractions arise.
+ Mindful Open Awareness
Explore the “yin” and “yang” components of meditation, and the power of simultaneous awareness.
+ Open Eye Meditation
Did you know that there are ancient meditation techniques done with the eyes open? Learn how to help guide a group to experience the surprisingly deep relaxation and introspection that comes with open eye meditation.
+ Mindful Eating
Explore the concept of sensory experience, deepening the connection the conscious mind has with the physical world and all of its riches.
+ Observing Your Emotions
Oftentimes we get “triggered” emotionally, and can’t always recognize it. This practice will help you understand your emotinal body better, and whether what you’re feeling even belongs to you or not.
+ Mindful Walking
This ancient practice is an extraordinary way to bring a meditative, mindful consciousness deeper into the body and out into your life, and in the lives of your students, clients, community, and family.
+ Body Scan Meditation
Practice intentional focus & directed awareness while taking your body into a relaxing state of healing and recalibration.
+ Mantra Meditation
Learn the two categorical types of mantra meditation, the two types of mantra, how to practice them, and how to walk a group through the practice.
+ Sitting With Difficult Emotions
In a world that avoids and numbs through the challenges of daily life, strengthen your emotional and psychic fortitude by comprehending and practicing this special technique.
+ Lovingkindness Meditation
Expand the purpose of this powerful meditation by understanding its effect on the brain, as well as new applications of Lovingkindness practices.