Is this course accredited?
Short answer; Yes!
Long answer: There is a wide range of holistic and complementary therapies modalities which do not fit into the Government Training Frameworks in most countries. These include Yoga, Holistic Counselling, Meditation and Holistic Arts Therapies, just to name a few.
These modalities are industry regulated instead of government regulated. It is not that they are unregulated, just industry regulated.
In order to practice as a therapist under these modalities you need industry recognition and to be able to get professional indemnity and liability insurance.
Industry-based Associations are not owned by the same people who own the training colleges. They are separate, not associated with the colleges and non-bias. Their purpose is to protect the end-user and maintain the integrity of holistic and complementary therapies. They accept members from a very wide variety of different therapeutic modalities. They are not concerned with the specific styles, techniques, traditions or lineages. They are concerned with the quality, educational content, course outcomes, scope of information, where that information originated and the integrity of the course provider. They have a rigorous process which course providers must adhere to before they provide accreditation for any training courses.
Our graduates can join the IICT and the CMA, and get professional practitioner insurance, in 26 countries around the world.
Mind Body Education courses are all evidence-based and incorporate a wide variety of techniques and styles.
What is the course structure?
Each of your classes will be divided into theory and practice sessions.
A great deal of time will be spent exploring and participating in the creative arts and a wide variety of meditation styles, including movement meditation, mantra meditation, chakra meditation, guided creative visualisation, mindfulness and Zen meditation.
Online students will spend around 10 hours per week studying for one year.
Studies will include reading, watching videos, completing art projects, writing essays and answering quizzes.
There are some fieldwork components where you will need to involve a friend or family member or visit a professional practice, business or centre but we will guide and assist you with this.
You will need to be able to take photos and videos and upload them onto your course work submission forms.
This is not difficult, and we can assist you to learn how to do this if you need us to.
his is a high support course.
Our students and teachers are physically located in different places all over the world,
but we are still able to enjoy a strong sense of community.
There is a virtual classroom located on Facebook which is only for students enrolled in this course, where you will receive contact and connection with your classmates and information and guidance from your teachers.
There is a live stream workshop with a teacher for each module
(once per fortnight) where you can ask questions and get support in real time.
You do not have to participate in the real time workshops if you can’t or do not want to and you can watch them later at any time.
You can also get support from your teacher and ask questions via email or telephone whenever you need to.
What topics are covered in this course?
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels)
Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction, Sandplay & environmental art making)
Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy
Dance & Movement Therapy
Role Play, Storytelling, creative writing & Drama Therapy
Theory topics covered in this course include:
The cause & effects of stress
The mind/body connection
Physiology of the brain
Left brain/right brain
Unconscious beliefs and mental patterns
History of art therapy
Creative therapies & health
Why creative art therapies are effective
Creative art therapies as emotional healing
Creative art therapies for recovery & rehabilitation
Art & developing intuition
Drawing from within
Colour & emotions
Sound, vibration & the bodies cells
The creative process
Interpretation & diagnosis
Compassion & non-judgment
Working with PTSD
Working with anxiety disorders
Working with grief & loss
Working with children
Working with depression
Working in medical settings
Developing community arts projects
Meditation for every day
Meditation in action through art
Meditation with music and movement
Gratitude & art journaling
Holistic counselling skills for creative arts therapists
Networking & referring
Ethics, safety & professionalism
Setting up your own practice
Creating a specialised practice
Resources, materials & equipment
Marketing for creative arts therapists
Legalities, insurance and joining associations
What materials and equipment do I need to complete the course?
You will need to be able to read and write in English.
Access to a computer with internet connection.
Be able to open and read PDF’s (we can help you with this).
A moderate level of computer literacy (send emails, internet, upload documents and photos).
Ability to take photo’s and videos (your phone is perfect for this).
Ability to watch and listen to videos on Youtube.
You will be provided with a materials list that will cost no more than $200 AUD
this will include all the art materials and resources you will need throughout your course.
You do not have to purchase all the items at once.
Time management skills - You need to set aside 10 hours study time each week to complete your course on time.
Will I be able to get support when I need it?
Our teaching team is very available.
You will be able to contact your teacher directly via email.
You can make appointments to have your teacher telephone you.
Our exclusive students Facebook page is very active and you will be able to connect with your teachers and other students.
You will be able to join our weekly Zoom meetings to ask questions and get support or, if you cant attend, you can watch the recording later.
You will be assigned a “study buddy”. You can connect with your study buddy to give and receive support, practice counselling and coaching skills and do activities that require a partner.