The Calm Monkey | workplace mindfulness | facilitator training and certification

The Calm Monkey

The Calm Monkey is the industry leader in training and certifying passionate meditators to become mindfulness meditation facilitators in their workplace or community.

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The Facilitator Training online, self-paced course steps you through the practical and programmatic approach to create or expand a workplace or community program. Includes a great quick-start toolkit and online community of practice.

Optionally get your Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Certification to build your credibility.


Bundle the Training & Certification together for the best value and interact with Wendy Quan!

The Calm Monkey's Facilitator Training course (SIGN-UP FOR THE FREE PREVIEW):

  • includes a valuable quick-start toolkit with sample communication templates, agenda outlines, participant handouts, meditation scripts, meditation recordings and background music, 
  • teaches you how to get support to start an ongoing program, promote and grow the program,
  • best practices and mistakes to avoid,
  • how to lead live, guided meditations and create the experience to help others discover and continue this important life practice. 
  • includes The Calm Monkey's  online community (closed Facebook group) to interact with other facilitators worldwide.


The optional Certification Program:

  • earns you the title of ‘Certified Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator’.
  • builds your credibility.
  • builds your confidence with access to Wendy Quan and the community for mentorship.
  • be an essential part of live group meetings exclusively with other certified facilitators.


Find out more about the Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training Course & Certification Program, and also see the bundle here!

See The Calm Monkey's main website here.


Questions are more than welcome at Wendy@TheCalmMonkey.com

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Reviews

Wonderful way to help co-workers find mindfulness

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Wendy is warm, knowledgeable and amazing. so so much learning !

Review by: APK | 09/18/18

Keeps Me Meditating

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Calm Monkey meditations helps me to stay more relaxed through the stresses of life.

Review by: Pamela Hall | 09/22/18

Wonderful Program

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This training and certification is awesome! The materials are well-organized, easy to follow and very impactful. Wendy Quan is thoughtful, kind and a great leader in the Mindfulness space. Once certified, the Calm Monkey community of Mindfulness Facilitators is active, engaged and changing the world! Highly recommended for anyone in the Mindfulness arena!

Review by: Marc | 09/22/18

Facilitator Program

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I have taken this course and found it very helpful to step into corporate settings and offer meditation programs. The course is very thorough and has a lot of great tips and support for going into the workplace.

Review by: Lisa | 09/25/18

Great program

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Wendy's facilitator training and certification program is a great tool for any organization or an individual who wants to introduce mindfulness practices in the workplace setting. Wendy's training provides resources and tools to start a mindfulness program, to sustain it and to grow it. The certification provides additional confidence and credibility to promote this service.

Review by: Külli | 09/26/18

A fantastic teacher and community

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Wendy has truly made it her mission to expand the world of mindfulness meditation practice, both in organizations and by offering training and support to facilitators who have that shared vision. She offers genuine and authentic support to her facilitators, and is truly committed to a brilliant community that she has created and continues to expand. I feel so grateful to be able to be a part of it.

Review by: NicoleL | 09/27/18

A fantastic teacher and community

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Wendy has truly made it her mission to expand the world of mindfulness meditation practice, both in organizations and by offering training and support to facilitators who have that shared vision. She offers genuine and authentic support to her facilitators, and is truly committed to a brilliant community that she has created and continues to expand. I feel so grateful to be able to be a part of it.

Review by: NicoleL | 09/27/18

FAQs

1)  What are the eligibility requirements for the Training course?
The course does not teach how to practice mindfulness and/or meditation – to become a student of The Calm Monkey, you must already have a personal mindfulness and/or meditation practice with a reasonable foundational knowledge of this practice.

Although it is challenging to quantify a minimum standard of personal qualities and experience as a prerequisite to the Facilitator Training course, the following is defined as the minimum requirement. It is understood that individuals' experience can vary greatly.


Eligibility Requirements*
1.    Personal meditation and/or mindfulness experience (dedicated daily practice).
2.    Commitment to continuously learn about meditation and mindfulness.
3.    A low-ego, humble approach to avoid a superiority persona.
4.    Ability to speak publicly in a confident, compassionate and approachable manner to build trust with participants.
5.    Ability to speak publicly in a clear, articulate style.
6.    Ability and willingness to conduct sessions in a non-religious style, using universal language that is generally accepted by most people.
7.    Truly open to feedback for continuous improvement, keeping the ego in check.
8.    Ability to work cooperatively with other Facilitators to deliver a consistent, high quality program.

*Contact Wendy@TheCalmMonkey.com to determine your eligibility if you are unsure.


2)  Can I try the course before I buy it?
Yes!  There is a Free Preview.  Once you have taken these free lessons, you will know if this path is right for you, and if so, can buy the full course.

3)   How does the Facilitator Training course compare to meditation teacher programs?
This course is a complement or an alternative to meditation teacher training programs and is not a competitor of such programs. As such, this makes the world of mindfulness meditation facilitation more accessible for experienced meditators without the large time and financial investment in meditation teacher training programs.

4)   Is certification really worthwhile?  
Certification provides you with specific evaluation and feedback in a very supportive way, so you know you are offering quality facilitation to your participants. It's about credibility - people want to know that their facilitator is properly trained and qualified.


Facilitators working within an organization and those who are offering facilitation as a service find certification desirable.  Those offering facilitation as a service in particular feel the necessity to obtain certification.  

There is an annual re-certification requirement.

5)  Does workplace mindfulness need to be implemented as a ‘top down’ program?
Interestingly, some of the most successful programs are not started as a formal ‘human resources’ or ‘health & wellness’ program, and are started by anyone who is passionate about helping others and up to being a catalyst to get a program started.  


Every organization is unique, and it is always a good idea, at a minimum, to obtain an ‘OK’ from whatever group may be necessary.  Sometimes all that is needed is asking the human resources department for permission to use a meeting room for the practice and keeping them informed along the way, and sometimes they wish to be more involved.  You can get started just in your own team if that feels right.  In other words, this does not need to be a ‘top-down’ program, and can be very successful if you start small and grow this from a grassroots level.  This approach builds trust amongst the employee community and lets you get comfortable as you grow the program.

6)  Can I train others to become Facilitators after I’m trained?
This course does not qualify or permit Facilitators to teach The Calm Monkey’s copyrighted courses.  This is not a Train-the-Trainer program.   This course and toolkit is solely to equip you personally as you lead others in mindfulness meditation.

7)  What is the track record of this program?
Wendy Quan, the founder of The Calm Monkey is the pioneer in the industry and started teaching mindfulness meditation in workplaces in 2011. This turned into training facilitators shortly thereafter. 

Wendy Quan is a sought-after speaker

Authored a winning white paper with the global Association of Change Management Professionals covering the Pacific Blue Cross case study, entitled:  "Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool"

Runs research studies, and published a 2018 research study 'Dealing with Change mindfulness meditation study'.  Get the research paper here.
Has taught over 1,000 people how to meditate, and over 200 facilitators worldwide. 


The Facilitator Training course has been taught in numerous companies, universities and The Greater Good Science Center of UC Berkeley. 

We are proud to say that Google trained their facilitators around the world with the online course, and 100% said they would recommend it to others, and it equipped them to be successful facilitators. 

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) is a partner with The Calm Monkey, and proudly offers this program to HR professionals.


8)  Who takes this training?

Both organizations (generally Human Resources, Health & Wellness and leaders) and individuals initiate mindfulness at work. 

Notable clients of The Calm Monkey include Google, Cincinnati Health Department, University of British Columbia, City of Vancouver, Pacific Gas and Electric, the U.S. Senate and many more medium to large organizations.

Many individuals (not organizations) also take this program.  Counsellors, yoga instructors, educators, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, life coaches, etc.


Policies

Shipping Policy
This an online, self-paced course. No shipping is needed!

Refunds & Cancellations
No refunds are issued, but any and all concerns are promptly addressed with the goal of mutual success in mind.




The Calm Monkey

Creating a mindful world, together.

About

Wendy Quan, Founder of The Calm Monkey, is the industry leader in Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training & Certification and combining change management techniques with mindfulness to help people through difficult change.

The Calm Monkey began in 2011, and is the first and only provider to offer this practical training and toolkit. Students rave about this practical training and the valuable toolkit that equips them to start facilitating right away.  Experienced meditators can help others without becoming meditation teachers, and can get certified in a very reasonable time frame.

Notable clients include Google, the government of Dubai, University of British Columbia, the U.S. Senate, many individuals and Fortune 500 organizations worldwide.

Wendy is an international conference speaker, sought for her continuous innovation in facilitator training and combining change management with mindfulness to help people through difficult change.

Her cancer journey led to her life’s purpose:  “To help people create a better experience of life through mindfulness meditation”.


Mission Statement
'Creating a mindful world, together'.

None of us can do this alone. That's why by becoming a mindfulness facilitator, you can make a positive difference in people's lives, at work and in the community.


What We Believe In

You don't have to become a meditation teacher to have a positive impact in people's lives.  If you are a passionate practitioner of mindfulness and/or meditation, you can learn this practical and logistical approach of how to bring this to your workplace or community.

Facilitators share their own knowledge and are skilled in leading live guided meditations, creating and running a program, and leading discussion.  You are not expected to be a meditation expert or a teacher.


Our Location

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and serving people and organizations worldwide, in English.

Wendy Quan

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Find out more about the Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training Course & Certification Program, and also see the bundle here!

See The Calm Monkey's main website here.


The Calm Monkey

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Email:  Wendy@TheCalmMonkey.com

(604) 454-7206
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