Learn a groundbreaking approach to living and relating from optimal mind — a state of effortless awareness, wellbeing and flow from which we show up at our best.
Earn a living teaching people how to upgrade, optimize and use their mind in ways that significantly enhance their health, relationships, resilience and effectiveness.
Your guide and instructor is Dr. Mark Atkinson MBBS, medical doctor, creator of Psychological Fitness Training and founder of the Human Potential Institute.
Psychological fitness is the ability to be present, open and aware, engaging with reality, doing what matters.
It is a trainable, game-changing skill of profound relevance to every human being!
Our program is especially well suited to Coaches, therapists, health/fitness professionals, yoga instructors, personal trainers, NLP practitioners, educators, counselors, mentors and corporate trainers.
You can also engage with it for your own personal development!
internationally renowned medical doctor and human potential teacher specializing in psychological fitness and self-actualization.
to help Clients work with their mind, energy and habits in ways that lead to greater freedom, insight, wellbeing and effectiveness.
by offering Psychological Fitness Training sessions to your Clients and/or incorporating what you learn to raise your professional effectiveness.
by graduating as one of the world’s first Psychological Fitness Specialists and bringing this life-enhancing approach to the people you serve.
Psychological fitness starts with learning to shift into optimal mind and attune to its innate qualities such as joy, aliveness, stillness, peace, calm, spaciousness, compassion, presence and emptiness. This alone is revelatory and transformational for many.
Then from optimal mind the next step is to engage in an experiential process designed to evoke an upgrade in your operating system from egoic mind and the egoic self to optimal mind and awareness. From the freedom and awareness of the interconnected optimal mind you learn to live, allowing the wisdom, creativity, compassion, courage and unlimited potential of life to effortlessly emerge through you into the World.
In this module you will learn:
There is one practice, if your Clients master, that will radically transform them and their life. This ongoing practice the foundation of Psychological Fitness Training. It is the practice of consciously attuning to optimal mind/aware presence, the ever-present, natural state of being in which we feel alive, awake and aware, centered, connected and clear. When we are aligned with aware Presence (versus the familiar, contracted egoic-narrative mind) life feels and flows so much better. We are allowing the best of us to meet the needs and possibilities of the present moment — effortlessly. Aware Presence is the master key to waking up, unlocking our potential and accessing inner wisdom.
In this module, Dr. Mark will teach you how to help you and your Clients:
Energy-on-tap. Aliveness. Vitality. This can become your Clients’ reality, once they develop competency in one of the foundational skills for Psychological Fitness — energy management. Having ample biological energy available to us through self-care and effective energy management, and using that energy with integrity and from aware Presence unlocks authentic power, an unlimited wellspring of inner aliveness and wellbeing. In this game-changing module, Dr. Mark and VIP guest Dave Asprey will teach you how to help you and your Clients:
Integral to the process of upgrading and optimizing the human mind is the process of Cleaning Up. Specifically to create a physical environment that supports (not undermines) our health, energy and performance (easy to do) and an inner psychological environment that allows our potential to unfold (quite challenging, but we will show you how!). In this module Dr. Mark will teach you how to help your Clients:
Bring to mind at least one or two habits or behaviors that you would like to change or delete. We all have ones in serious need of upgrading — what are yours? Do you struggle with keeping commitments and/or find that your focus and energy are being hijacked by distraction, compulsion or addiction? Have you discovered that motivation is not the key to sustainable change? The answer is almost certainly yes; this is a challenge for everyone, including our Clients. And that is why we have dedicated a module to the process of upgrading behaviors and habits. In this module Dr. Mark will teach you how to help Clients:
Ultimately life is about showing up — engaging with Reality from awareness, responding consciously with integrity. When we commit to using our inner and outer challenges as a Gateway into aware Presence it changes everything. The way we experience and perceive ourselves and our life situation shifts. We tap into a natural source of responsiveness and resourcefulness from which effectiveness flows. We come to realize that for most of our life we have been asleep. We were not in charge — our conditioning, unconsciousness and our environment were in charge of us.
In this module Dr. Mark will teach you how to support your Clients in:
It’s time to integrate everything that you have learned, experienced and discovered so far!
In this module Dr. Mark will:
In this module Dr. Mark focuses on how you can take the principles and practices of Psychological Fitness and apply them to your specific personal and professional situation by providing:
The Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course is a remarkable journey into the full potential of the interconnected Optimal Mind.
If you live what you learn, it will change the lives of you and your Clients.
Please note, anyone can take the training but only those with a professional credential (such as a Coach, therapist, consultant, health/fitness professional, yoga instructor, personal trainer, NLP practitioner, educator or trainer) will be recognized as an HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist. If you are unsure as to whether your training is suitable, send us an email and we will get back to you.
The Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course lasts eight weeks. It commences Monday, May 4th and finishes Monday, June 29th 2019. You will have lifetime access to the entire course!
The 60 minute live calls take place via Zoom teleconferencing on the following Fridays:
Each session will last approximately 60-minutes. If you are unable to make the live calls, no problems, you will be able to access the recordings on the course training website. You will have to submit a missed call form at the end of the training in order to graduate and become a Specialist.
If you can’t attend the live call in person, and intend to become a HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist you will need to listen to the recording and complete a Call Summary form that you will submit at the end of the course.
After enrollment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your course via our online learning center. It is simple and very easy to navigate! Psychological Fitness Training can be accessed on any device. You will also be provided with a link to the private student Facebook group. You can connect with your fellow learners right away!
The time commitment will vary weekly. We suggest prioritizing at least 45 minutes each day for the practices and exercises that we will teach you, 1 hour a week for the live training call and 1.5 to 3 hours each week for watching the training videos and reading the materials.
Anyone can take the training but only those with a professional credential (such as a Coach, therapist, consultant, health/fitness professional, yoga instructor, personal trainer, NLP practitioner, educator or trainer) will be recognised as an HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist. If you are unsure as to whether your training is suitable, send us an email and we will get back to you.
To become a HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist the following criteria must be met:
If you successfully submit everything that is required to achieve the status of Psychological Fitness Specialist, we will provide you with the opportunity to promote yourself on our find-a-specialist page! This is a great way for potential Client’s to find you!
You will need to renew your Specialist status each calendar year after graduating. This process involves completing a self-declaration form and submitting a payment of $150. Further details will be provided in the training course. Successful renewal will enable you to promote yourself as a Psychological Fitness Specialist for an additional year and remain on our Find-a-Specialist page.
If you have completed Be Unlimited previously, then you are going to love the Psychological Fitness Specialist Training program.
Whilst the core part of the content (weeks 2 to 6) will of course be familiar to you, this time around the focus is on you developing mastery of the Be Unlimited practices and learning how to systematically facilitate Clients through an upgrade of their operating system from narrative (surface) mind to optimal mind (aware presence).
Additionally we sense Psychological Fitness is going to ‘capture the imagination and attention’ of many people and be a successful professional vehicle for people who wish to earn a living doing this transformational work.
The training program is non-refundable, however should you wish to transfer to the next training cohort, this can be arranged for an administrative fee of $50.
Completion of the entire Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course provides 30 Resource Development CCE units for Coaches and 30 CPD units for other professionals. It is your responsibility to find out whether these units meet the requirements of the professional body to which you belong. The Human Potential Institute is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD Standards Office Provider ID: 21478) and an ICF-accredited Coach training provider (organization code: 12516).