Human Potential Institute - ICF-Accredited Life Coach Training

Become a
Psychological
Fitness Teacher

A Life-Changing Professional Training Program

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Earn a living teaching groups of people how to upgrade, optimize and use their mind in ways that significantly enhance their health, relationships, resilience and effectiveness.

Our accredited Psychological Fitness Teacher  training course will teach you how!

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

The Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher training includes

A one-year license and everything you need to market, teach and deliver the 8-week Psychological Fitness Training course and Gateway to Presence workshop and practitioner training.

A one-year license and everything you need to market, teach and deliver the 8-week Psychological Fitness Training course and Gateway to Presence workshop and practitioner training.

A four-day experiential training seminar intensive with Dr. Mark Atkinson, Sept 17th (Thursday) – Sept 20th (Sunday) 2020 at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, in Pasadena, CA, USA.

A four-day experiential training seminar intensive with Dr. Mark Atkinson, Sept 17th (Thursday) – Sept 20th (Sunday) 2020 at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, in Pasadena, CA, USA.

Monthly group training sessions (75-minutes via zoom) facilitated by the creator of Psychological Fitness Training, Dr. Mark Atkinson.

Monthly group training sessions (75-minutes via zoom) facilitated by the creator of Psychological Fitness Training, Dr. Mark Atkinson.

In-depth training in developing your group facilitation skills and teaching creatively and effectively from the ease and clarity of aware presence.

In-depth training in developing your group facilitation skills and teaching creatively and effectively from the ease and clarity of aware presence.

Guidance and practical support on how to market yourself as a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher and successfully enroll students to your courses.

Guidance and practical support on how to market yourself as a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher and successfully enroll students to your courses.

Promotion of your training events and workshops, and listing of you as a teacher on the Human Potential Institute website.

Promotion of your training events and workshops, and listing of you as a teacher on the Human Potential Institute website.

FAQs

What are the prerequisites for training as a teacher?

You must have completed the Psychological Fitness training course and received Specialist status from us. Aside from this, the main prerequisite is a sincere desire to dive deeper into the worlds of self-actualization and psychological fitness, a willingness to live from awareness with integrity and a desire to facilitate this approach with groups of people.

What are the 3 programs I will be licensed to teach?

As a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher, you will be able to experientially guide groups of people (from executives and athletes to members of the general public and parents) through the life-expanding, identity-shifting process of inner transformation and personal empowerment that is Psychological Fitness. You will, upon completion of the teacher training be licensed to offer any or all of the following in-person training courses and workshops.

Psychological Fitness Training | 8-Week Course

This is our flagship course and as a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher you will be able and licensed to teach it. At its heart is teaching your attendees how to take charge of their mind and live from the wellbeing and wisdom of aware Presence. The practices and exercises are the same ones you learned in your specialist training. This is an incredible opportunity to facilitate deep transformational insight and to witness the power and potency of this approach within a group setting.

The outcomes offered to Clients through this training include learning how to:

  • Immediately shift from worry, angst and fear into an optimal, effortless flow state (we call this aware Presence — the source of the mind) and respond from a place that is naturally open and clear, free and joyful, creative and responsive.
  • Manage your internal state and live from the wellbeing, wisdom and freedom of Presence.
  • Work with your thoughts, emotions and imagination more skilfully, in ways that liberate insight, energy and a spontaneous flow of wisdom and action.
  • Directly experience unconditional joy, aliveness, wakefulness, stillness, compassion and inner peace.
  • Release ingrained habits and unhealthy, dysfunctional habits and behaviors.
  • Unhook awareness from mental chatter and by doing so access deeper levels of clarity, wisdom and inner resources.
  • Release tension, anger, fear, shame and grief and stuck thought patterns/stories.
  • Spontaneously allow better decisions and take action with greater levels of ease and confidence.
  • Access what you really want from life and how to systematically clear the impediments to their potential becoming actualized.
  • Build a more meaningful and connected life grounded in reality and a way of being that is joyous and easeful. Life becomes so much simpler, direct, clear and compassionate.

The format for this in-person course is eight, 90-minute classes at weekly intervals. We will provide you with a complete course schedule and all the training and marketing materials that you will require. We will additionally advertise your class in the events section of our website.

The recommended price to charge for the 8-week course is $350 USD. The ideal class size for you will depend on your experience, size of available room and of course your ability to successfully enroll people. A class size of between 6 and 16 people would be about right for one facilitator. Based on $350/person, the potential revenue generated would therefore be between $2,100 and $5,600 per course. As a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher licensed to deliver this training you would keep all of the monies that you receive.

Gateway to Presence | Practitioner Training

This is a brilliant opportunity for you to teach others how to use the psychological fitness master practice — Zooming Out with their Clients. We would anticipate most of the people attending your Gateway to Presence Practitioner training will be holistically oriented health practitioners, health/life Coaches, yoga/meditation teachers and members of the general public interested in personal development.

As you know, Zooming Out is a profound, practical and effortless way to transmute limiting emo-beliefs and access the freedom and ease of aware Presence. It has huge potential application within many different fields including, but limited to healthcare, therapy, coaching, high-performance, self-help, education and human potential development. Having learned how to use it themselves on day one, you will teach the attendees how to use it with their future Clients and patients on day two. Other psychological fitness tools you would teach include Centering, Effortless Awareness and the Freedom Process.

The recommended tuition price for the two-day Practitioner Training is $350. If you are new to group facilitation, we suggest you start with 6 to 8 people. If you have experience — a maximum of 16 people.

Anyone graduating from your training program would need to apply for registration as a Gateway to Presence Practitioner with the Human Potential Institute. There would be a renewable $100 annual charge for them.

Gateway to Presence | The Workshop

This is the flagship Psychological Fitness workshop and can be delivered as a ½ or one-day experience. As a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher, you will be able to lead the flagship Psychological Fitness workshop and guide your participants through a series of exercises and practices designed to evoke ultimate wellbeing and inner freedom. The main practices you will be experientially sharing are Centering, Shaking, Effortless Awareness, Freedom Process and Zooming Out.

The format for this in-person workshop is 3 or 6 hours and recommended price for the one-day workshop $125 USD and $85 for the half-day workshop. We suggest a class size of 8 to 20 people. As a Certified Psychological Fitness Teacher licensed to deliver this training you would keep all of the monies that you receive.

What if I don’t want to teach all 3 programs?

Ultimately you are in charge and can decide which workshops/courses you want to offer. You might for example want to focus initially on teaching the 8-week Psychological Fitness course, or perhaps the Gateway to Presence workshop. If you are a therapist or Coach, you might choose to run a Gateway to Presence Practitioner training. The choice is yours!

How many places are there in the training?

Dr. Mark Atkinson will provide 100% of the training himself and has decided to limit the size of the teacher training program to a maximum of 32 people. This will ensure he can provide you with a high level of attention and support.

Can I enroll before receiving Specialist status?

Because places are limited you can enroll prior to receiving Psychological Fitness Specialist status. This is with caveat that you will secure your specialist status by December 30th, 2019.

When do the live teaching sessions take place?

The monthly, 75-minute live calls take place via Zoom teleconferencing on the following dates:

  • Live Call 1: Thursday Dec 19, 2019 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Live Call 2: Thursday Jan 30, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Live Call 3: Thursday Feb 20, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm GMT
  • Live Call 4: Thursday March 19, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 3 pm BST
  • Live Call 5: Thursday May 21, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST
  • Live Call 6: Thursday June 18, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST
  • Live Call 7: Thursday July 16, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST
  • Live Call 8: Thursday Aug 20, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST
  • Live Call 9: Thursday Sept 24, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST
  • Live Call 10: Thursday Oct 1, 2020 @ 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST

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

Whilst the ideal is for you to attend live in-person, we appreciate that might not always be possible. If you miss a call you will need to listen to the recording and complete a Call Summary form that you will submit at the end of the course.

 

Where does the in-person training seminar take place?

The core of the training is delivered through the 4-day immersive workshop. This takes place Sept 17th (Thursday) – Sept 20th (Sunday) 2020 at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, in Pasadena, CA, USA. We start at 9am each day and finish at 4pm on the Sunday. Attending all sessions is mandatory. Formal teaching ends at 5pm on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You will however be expected to work with your teacher buddies each evening.

How much work is there prior to the in-person training seminar?

The focus prior to September seminar will be on supporting your ongoing process of self-actualization and developing a high-level of mastery of the Psychological Fitness practices and exercises. The emphasis is not on the acquisition and knowledge beyond what you learned in the Specialist training, but on embodying it, practicing with it, gathering experience and living it. Dr. Mark will guide you through the format of the three courses/workshops prior to the seminar so you come to the seminar well prepared. 

What will happen at the seminar?

A lot! You will however be well prepared. The focus of the four days is ultimately about becoming confident and competent in facilitating the three courses. If the thought of that evokes fear, use Zooming Out or Releasing!

What are the potential earnings from me delivering these trainings?

This depends on how proactive you are and how many attendees come. If you take a conservative estimate of 8 attendees at each event and offering 2 of each events each year, an estimate of your potential revenue would be as follows.

8-Week Psychological Fitness training course: $350 x 8 x 2 = $5,600

Gateway to Presence workshop: $125 x 8 x 2 = $2000

Gateway to Presence Practitioner training: $350 x 8 x 2 = $5,600

Potential income = $13,200, plus income from attendees who sign up for your 1:1 Psychological Fitness training.

If you already have an established network/community then numbers attending would potentially be more.

What is the refund policy?

There is no refund for the Psychological Fitness Teacher training program. If you can’t complete the training for any reason, you can be moved to the 2021 training for an administration fee of $250.

What is the annual license fee?

To continue to be licenced to offer and teach the three Psychological Fitness training courses, you will be required to pay an annual fee starting one year after graduating. The October 2021 renewal fee will be $1250.

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