Human Potential Institute - ICF-Accredited Life Coach Training

Become a
Psychological
Fitness Specialist

A Online Professional Training Program

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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, creativity and effectiveness.

Our accredited, 8-week online Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course will teach you how!

Your guide and instructor is Dr. Mark Atkinson MBBS, medical doctor, creator of Psychological Fitness Training and founder of the Human Potential Institute.

Join Dr. Mark Atkinson for a live Webinar!

A guided tour through Psychological Fitness Specialist Training program. Sept 23, 8am PT

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!

Upon completion of this training course you will have the knowledge and practices to help yourself and others

Skillfully manage stress, habits, emotions, perceptions and belief systems in ways that lead to an optimal state of wellbeing and effectiveness.

Skillfully manage stress, habits, emotions, perceptions and belief systems in ways that lead to an optimal state of wellbeing and effectiveness.

Reduce psychological distress, anxiety, fear, anger, restlessness, discontentment, self-criticism and self-sabotage

Reduce psychological distress, anxiety, fear, anger, restlessness, discontentment, self-criticism and self-sabotage

Open into a natural flow of clarity, wisdom, joy, aliveness, spaciousness, ease, intuitive knowing and compassion on-demand

Open into a natural flow of clarity, wisdom, joy, aliveness, spaciousness, ease, intuitive knowing and compassion on-demand

Resolve unhealthy habits, compulsions and addictions in ways that move Clients towards true autonomy and inner freedom

Resolve unhealthy habits, compulsions and addictions in ways that move Clients towards true autonomy and inner freedom

Create and sustain high levels of energy, focus and effectiveness to avoid overwhelm, exhaustion and deteriorating health

Create and sustain high levels of energy, focus and effectiveness to avoid overwhelm, exhaustion and deteriorating health

Become free from reactivity, unhelpful stories, limiting beliefs, recycled thoughts, resentments, stuck emotional charge, false identities, 'shoulds' and 'should nots.'

Become free from reactivity, unhelpful stories, limiting beliefs, recycled thoughts, resentments, stuck emotional charge, false identities, 'shoulds' and 'should nots.'

Our training program delivers incredible results

Learn from Dr. Mark Atkinson, MBBS1

Learn from Dr. Mark Atkinson, MBBS

medical doctor and internationally-renowned authority on psychological fitness and human potential development.

Easy-to-Learn Mind & Awareness Practices 2

Easy-to-Learn Mind & Awareness Practices

to help Clients work with their mind, energy and habits in ways that lead to greater freedom, insight, wellbeing and effectiveness.

Develop an Additional Revenue Stream3

Develop an Additional Revenue Stream

by offering Psychological Fitness Training sessions to your Clients and/or incorporating what you learn to raise your professional effectiveness.

Become a pioneer and innovator4

Become a pioneer and innovator

by graduating as one of the world’s first Psychological Fitness Specialists and bringing this life-enhancing approach to the people you serve.

VIP Guest5

VIP Guest

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof 360 and 40 Years of Zen, shares his game-changing insights for helping your Clients upgrade their body, mind and life.

How it works

Psychological Fitness Training is

8 weeks

LONG

IT BEGINS

30TH

SEPTEMBER 2019

IT CONSISTS OF

8 Modules

& EIGHT

LIVE

CALLS

Week One: The Psychological Fitness Revolution

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 narrative mind and the narrative 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:

  • About the hallmarks, functions and capacities of the three levels of mind
  • How our biology, relationships and environment shape our mind function and why any approach to upgrading and optimizing the mind needs to optimize these influences.
  • About psychological fitness training, the process of accessing optimal mind and upgrading the bodymind operating system from narrative mind to optimal mind.
  • How to assess and track Psychological Fitness.
  • About Be Unlimited — the training system that powers Psychological Fitness.

Week two: Waking Up

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:

  • Restore the felt experience of aware Presence and inner freedom on-demand.
  • Identify (and shift out of) the conditioned behaviors and surface mindstates that are keeping them limited, stressed and closed from the intelligent flow of life.
  • Welcome and work with Reality in ways that lead to enhanced vitality, fulfillment and better decisions.
  • Shift out of unhelpful stories and dramas on-demand and into the sanity, and clear-seeing of aware Presence.
  • Upgrade from a thought-based operating system to awareness-based operating system and by doing so accelerate the unfolding of their best self and highest future.
  • Enhance their psychological wellbeing through a series of powerful daily morning and evening rituals.

Week three: Powering Up

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:

  • Systematically take control of the psycho-biological influences on our sense of aliveness and vitality.
  • Sustain energy levels over time by consciously cycling between periods of intense activity/focus and renewal and relaxation.
  • Use food and nutrition to make positive changes in mood, energy and focus.
  • Harness the body’s hybrid metabolic nature in a way that prioritizes the burning of fat for energy and unhooks you from carbohydrate dependency. The result? Cravings and body fat percentage goes down. Physical energy and mental clarity go up.
  • Develop a powerful practice for activating your body’s innate ability to release stress and tension and access an underlying sense of wellbeing and aliveness.
  • Understand which supplements will help activate untapped brain energy to work smarter and think faster.
  • Learn about the hacks to supercharge your brain, energy and performance.

Week four: Cleaning Up

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:

  • Identify their personal kryptonite, the beliefs and influences (past and present) that habitually pull you out of aware Presence – and what to do about them.
  • Welcome and work with their inner experience (thoughts, emotions and sensations) in a revolutionary way that will liberate energy, wellbeing and clarity.
  • Master a deeply liberating process for experiencing total self-acceptance, including acceptance of their physical body.
  • Let go of anything that gets in the way of experiencing their inner freedom and deep fulfillment.
  • Implement a simple, daily self-care practice designed to release the accumulation of tension and resentment. Clients love the wellbeing and freedom that comes with this!
  • Align with, versus resist and control, the flow of life.

Week five: Growing Up

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:

  • Systematically upgrade their habits and behaviors that undermine health, integrity or performance.
  • Take charge of the habit creation process — it is easier than we tend to think!
  • Welcome and work with the personas of their ego-complex (especially the perfectionist and inner critic) in ways that free up massive amounts of energy and clarity.
  • Welcome all of the disowned aspects of their psyche, and by doing so initiate an auto-upgrade process to their personality structure and function. This is a profound and life-changing process.
  • Transform and upgrade their relationships and way of relating.
  • Identify their patterns around success, money, health, weight, emotions and relationships, and upgrade them to ones they want.

Week six: Showing Up

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:

  • Working with their inner/outer challenges in ways that illuminate and transform.
  • Discovering a perspective on what their life purpose and gifts are.
  • Moving toward active surrender, and how to embrace its transformational potency.
  • Continuing to show up, wake up and trust in life’s infinite intelligence.
  • Transforming the way they are in relationships and learning how to listen deeply and see the ‘other’ clearly.
  • Connecting with others and creating mutually supportive and empowering relationships as one of the keys to them flourishing.
  • Embodying, living and exploring life as Aaware presence, from optimal mind.

Week seven: The 10-Day Psychological Fitness Challenge

It’s time to integrate everything that you have learned, experienced and discovered so far. The 10-Day Psychological Fitness Challenge is a structured program that systematically guides Clients through a program of mind and awareness training designed to evoke the experience of optimal mind – aware presence. It is the ‘greatest hits of Be Unlimited’. It is flexible and can be adapted by you to meet the needs of your Clients. At its heart is a focus on embedding the transformative practices and mindsets that will enable your Clients to manage and optimize their mind in ways that enhance personal wellbeing and professional effectiveness. The Challenge is ten days because for most people this is perceived as doable. In reality, when Clients get to ten days they simply extend it by another 10 days, or whatever time-period feels right.

In this module Dr. Mark will:

  • Recap and summarize what we have learned so far in the training.
  • Guide you personally through the 10-day Psychological Fitness Challenge program
  • Discuss and offer solutions to potential challenges/issues that you might encounter along the way.
  • Provide you with tips and suggestions for optimizing the effectiveness of the Challenge and extending it.

Week eight: Applied Psychological Fitness

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:

  • Instructions for using Psychological Fitness principles to move Clients towards optimal health, self-actualization and high-performance
  • Tips for working with Clients with challenges relating to stress, fear, mental ill-health, low confidence, self-sabotage, motivation and procrastination.
  • The master keys to becoming an effective and successful Psychological Fitness Specialist.
  • Suggestions for marketing and communicating the value of your Psychological Fitness services.
  • Guidelines for professionalism, ethics and conduct.
  • Structure for supporting Clients going through the online Be Unlimited course.
  • Ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Steps to apply for Specialist status and the annual renewal process.

The Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course is a remarkable journey into the full potential of the interconnected Deep Mind.

If you live what you learn, it will change the lives of you and your Clients.

 

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Your price is three monthly payments of $700 or a one-off payment of $1997.

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.

When you join our Training you will Receive:

Videos

Videos

illuminating insights and practical teachings

Live calls

Live calls

get your questions answered — go deep

Guides

Guides

summary of core teachings, plus video transcripts

Practices

Practices

these are the secret to Psychological Fitness

Community

Community

be supported by others during your process

unlimited

unlimited

access to the entire program

Join Dr. Mark Atkinson for a live webinar!

A guided tour through Psychological Fitness Specialist Training program. Sept 23, 8am PT

FAQs

How long is the training course?

The Psychological Fitness Specialist Training course lasts eight weeks. It commences Monday, September 30th and finishes Monday, November 25th 2019. You will have lifetime access to the entire course!

When are the live calls?

The 60 minute live calls take place via Zoom teleconferencing on the following Fridays:

  • Live Call 1: Friday Oct 4, 08:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Live Call 2: Friday Oct 11, 08:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Live Call 3: Friday Oct 18, 08:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Live Call 4: Friday Oct 25, 08:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Live Call 5: Friday Nov 1, 08:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00am EDT / 3:00pm GMT
  • Live Call 6: Friday Nov 8, 08:00 a.m. PST / 11:00am EST / 4:00 p.m. GMT
  • Live Call 7: Friday Nov 15, 08:00 a.m. PST / 11:00am EST / 4:00 p.m. GMT
  • Live Call 8: Friday Nov 22, 08:00 a.m. PST / 11:00am EST / 4:00 p.m. GMT

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 I can't attend the live call what can I do?

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.

How do I access 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!

How long will it take me to complete each week?

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, and one hour each week for watching the training videos and reading the materials.

DO I QUALIFY TO BECOME A SPECIALIST?

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.

How do I apply for Specialist status?

To become a HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist the following criteria must be met:

  • Watch/listen/review all of the course material in the online learning center and complete all of the exercises.
  • Sincerely apply and integrate the Be Unlimited practices into your daily life.
  • Use the Effortless Awareness Practice throughout the day and engage with the Be Unlimited daily meditation practice (15 or 45 minutes) on most days (at least 5 out of 7 days/week)
  • Attend all 8 live calls (for the entire duration of that call). If you cant attend a call, you will need to listen to the recording and then complete a Call Summary form. This should be submitted at the end of the training.
  • Complete the reflection process for each module.
  • Complete and sign a code of ethics form and a self-declaration form confirming you have a suitable professional vehicle (such as coach, mentor, therapist, health professional etc) and professional indemnity insurance. If you don’t have insurance we can advise you how to get it.
  • Complete all of the above by December 30th 2019
  • If you submit everything that is required, we will email you a certificate of completion and a HPI Psychological Fitness Specialist logo for use on your website and within your marketing materials.

How do I get listed on your website?

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!

WHAT IS THE ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE FOR SPECIALISTS?

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.

How does this program differ from Be Unlimited?

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.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

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.

HOW MANY CPD/CCE UNITS DOES THIS PROGRAM PROVIDE?

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).

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