Wholistic College of India

Certificate (Online)

Set commencement dates - Limited places 

Three certificates in one – 3 IICT, CMA and IMTA accredited certificates
Includes one full year of IMTTA Practitioner Registration free
Ten hours of study per week x 12 weeks, part-time

Check course fees, payment plan options and course commencement dates here.

Graduates are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns. (MBEd)

The Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development 

Includes:  Certificate of Meditation Teaching, Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction and Certificate in Holistic Counselling and Life Coaching.

You can choose to complete further postgraduate courses after graduating from the Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development, as standalone short courses if you wish.

Completion of an additional four postgraduate courses after completion of your Certificate course will elevate your qualification to the Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling.

Postgraduate courses require ten hours of study per week for eight weeks each.

Practitioner Registration

All course graduates receive an invitation to join the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association (IMTTA) FREE for the first year, as a registered IMTTA Practitioner.

The IMTTA will provide you with resources, support and guidance to assist you in beginning and successfully establishing your new holistic practice. (You can re-register each year after the first free year expires at $220 per year if you wish to receive continuing support and assistance.) You will receive your invitation to join the IMTTA free when you graduate from your course (Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development) and can start working in your exciting new career immediately even if you plan to continue studying, through postgraduate courses, to achieve your Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Masters in Holistic Counselling.

Extensions and Deferrals

Extensions and Deferrals can be arranged provided your total study length does not exceed 24 weeks. This allows an additional 12 weeks to complete your course if required. Longer deferrals are also available under special circumstances at the Principals discretion. Payment plans cannot be deferred and fee instalments must be paid each week until the total course fee has been paid in full.

Online Study and Support

This course is delivered completely online. Links to your online classroom, where you can access your lesson packs and associated materials, will be emailed to you and you will submit your course work via email.  Associated audio and audio-visual components can be viewed or listened to online or downloaded on to your computer. 

This is a high support course and you will have as much personal contact with your teacher, student supervisor and student mentor as you wish, via email and telephone to ensure you receive the amount of guidance and support you need to complete your course successfully. 

Course Outcomes

On Completion of this Certificate level intensive training course you will be qualified to work as a professional meditation teacher and holistic counsellor.

You will be able to work for yourself teaching meditation, chair yoga and positive life skills in the community to groups and individuals and in the corporate sector as a stress management consultant. You will also be able to provide holistic counselling services. You may also seek employment, if you wish, in holistic healthcare centres, wellbeing clinics, health clubs, natural therapies centres and retreats, gymnasiums, respite centres and community centres as well as several other areas that seek to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on meditation therapy and positive self-development. 

On completion, you will have the skills, qualifications and confidence to develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice and you will have ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice. 

You will be able to register for full membership with the International Institute of Complementary Therapist, The Complementary Medical Association, The International Meditation Teachers Association and several other recognised holistic and complementary therapist associations.

You can read about laws, legislation and accreditation at https://imtta.org/accred.php

Course Modules

Studies in Chair Yoga, Holistic Counselling and Meditation Techniques are a core component throughout all course modules.

Module One - Foundation Studies in Meditation
History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your own practice

Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect
Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress

Module Three - Foundations of Human Happiness
The psychology of happiness 
Subconscious programming and reprogramming
States of mind & Fundamentals of self-image

Module Four - Tools for Healing
Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states

Module Five - Meditation Styles and Techniques
Poses and positions
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualization
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation

Module Six - Teaching
Talking to groups & Group leadership skills 
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments

Module Seven - Working with Specific Groups 
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients

Module Eight - Counselling & Coaching Skills
Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies

Module Nine - Running Classes and Workshops
Basic Meditation
The Inner Voyage Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
Inner Voyage Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues

Module Ten - Corporate and Community Settings
Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organizations
Volunteer and community work

Module Eleven – Small Business Management
Ethics and Professionalism
Your public profile
Fundamentals of customer service
Maintaining student/client records 
Charging for your services
Running a small home office

Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success
Understanding the power of branding, targeted marketing and advertising
The Internet - How to use free advertising for your business
Public image