Certificate in Meditation

Certificate in Meditation

Learn how to intentionally train your attention and concentration for effective meditation. In addition to meditation techniques, this course will also help you discover how meditation can be used to increase mindfulness, reduce stress, deal with pain and illness, and support overall health.
6 Weeks Access / 8 Course Hrs
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Details

Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share the characteristic of intentionally training a person's attention and concentration. Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years to promote healing. Evidence of meditation's health effects has been well documented: the practice offers improvement in the symptoms of various disease conditions in addition to the experience of a deeper spiritual connection.

The outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe the types and practices of meditation, specific health effects, and the practice of mindfulness meditation. (8 contact hours)

Expiration Date: 9/15/2021

(Next date of course revision)

Accreditation:

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

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Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 Weeks Access Course Code: 0md
Start Dates*Nov 11 | Dec 09 | Jan 13 | Feb 10
*Choose start date in cart
$68.00 USD
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9615
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$68.00 USD

Syllabus

Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. Evidence of meditation's health effects has been well documented: the practice offers improvement in the symptoms of various disease conditions in addition to the experience of a deeper spiritual connection.

There are many types of meditation. Some types appeal to people of an intellectual nature, while other types appeal to those who prefer the path of love and surrender. Individuals with an active approach to life may prefer meditation techniques involving movement, while other individuals enjoy using a mantra, visualization, or concentration. Although there are many other types of meditation, this course covers Transcendental Meditation™, guided imagery and visualization meditation, mindfulness meditation, Osho Kundalini Meditation™, Vipassana meditation, walking meditation, laughter meditation, centering prayer meditation, and concentration meditation.

Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share a unifying characteristic: each one focuses on intentionally training a person's attention and concentration. Meditation practices are used by diverse cultures to promote healing, are rooted in the traditions of the great religions, and have been practiced for thousands of years.

Widely accepted, used, and studied within mainstream medicine, mindfulness meditation involves paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. The health benefits of mindfulness meditation include improvements in dealing with stress, pain, and illness. Anyone can engage in this form of meditation, which places no emphasis on religious or faith practices.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.

Reviews

I took this course for my personal benefit. I wanted to gain knowledge and experience to improve the quality of my life and overall health. I now practice meditation twice a day and focus on my thoughts.

I work in the dental setting and I see many patients who are clenching and grinding their teeth due to stress. I can now educate them on meditation as a form of stress reduction.

I really enjoyed this class. The material was very interesting and informative.

Loved the course, I'm a very happy camper now!

I will be more mindful and aware of what I am doing and thinking. I believe I can use the information taught in this course to better my living conditions, especially lowering my blood pressure.

I work at a retirement community. This knowledge will help me work with residents who are nearing the end of their lives.

I can now help my nervous massage clients that are willing to do the homework to set up relaxation programs for themselves.

The raisin and chocolate exercise is excellent for teaching seniors meditation, through mindfulness. This would be a great future class to do at a senior center. It was helpful to learn the different types of meditation based on culture and religions.

This is exactly what I was looking for! I am very happy that I saw it offered. I have wanted to learn meditation for a long time. I like the format, as it allowed me to do it when I could. Thank you so much!

I am now more likely to introduce meditation to more of my psychotherapy clients. I may even start a meditation group for those with anxiety disorders.