More Than A Meditation Teacher Training…

Become an Immersive Meditation Leader with the only meditation training created for Entrepreneurial Empaths.

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As we mature into this era of digital distraction & hyper-stimulation, the world needs more leaders prepared to light the way back to the truth.  Our meditation teacher training will equip you with the skills necessary to meet this global need, by facilitating transformative immersive experiences. 

Whether you are a coach, therapist, practitioner, yoga teacher, or are in any other field of personal development, The Guided Meditation Framework™’s ICF accredited meditation training program will enable you to drastically improve your effectiveness with 1-on-1 clients and your ability to lead memorable groups & workshops.

“I’ve been doing visualizations for years now that I’ve created on my own, but now it’s gone to a whole different level using the framework that Heather & Hunter provide.
You really learn how to do it properly, so that your clients really get, not just a feel-good blip, but they really get some deep transformation. And they learn how to go inside and tap into that deep inner wisdom, which is becoming more and more important in this crazy uncertain world that we’re in.”

Laura West
Business Success Coach

What Our Meditation Training Has to Offer You

The Guided Meditation Framework™ is far more than a meditation training; it’s an experience.  Combining in-depth information, experiential learning & an interactive professional community, our program is an immersive process that is as beneficial for you as it will be for your audience.

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Unmatched Content Quality & Design

When creating our guided meditation teacher training, we took everything into consideration.  A seamless user experience, a carefully developed student journey & unmatched quality of information all contribute to The Guided Meditation Framework™’s effectiveness at creating confident & competent meditation facilitators.

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Unmatched Content Quality & Design

When creating our guided meditation teacher training, we took everything into consideration.  A seamless user experience, a carefully developed student journey & unmatched quality of information all contribute to The Guided Meditation Framework™’s effectiveness at creating confident & competent meditation facilitators.

Immersive Meditation Experiences

When learning to teach meditation, experiential learning is essential.  So, as one of our students, you get access to our Online Meditation Studio, where we facilitate weekly immersive meditation experiences, student workshops & hold a library of recorded guided meditations available for enjoyment.

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Immersive Meditation Experiences

When learning to teach meditation, experiential learning is essential.  So, as one of our students, you get access to our Online Meditation Studio, where we facilitate weekly immersive meditation experiences, student workshops & hold a library of recorded guided meditations available for enjoyment.

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Supportive Professional Community

Having the support of others who share a common purpose & goal is a powerful catalyst for success in any endeavor.  In The Guided Meditation Framework™, you get access to our meditation teacher community to practice, network & share ideas with other highly motivated professionals so you can grow with confidence.

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Supportive Professional Community

Having the support of others who share a common purpose & goal is a powerful catalyst for success in any endeavor.  In The Guided Meditation Framework™, you get access to our meditation teacher community to practice, network & share ideas with other highly motivated professionals so you can grow with confidence.

“This is something that quality-wise is going to be very hard to beat. I have been a teacher in higher education for a very long time. I’ve seen a lot of educational programs come and go but this one, I have to tell you the quality is super impressive. Not just the content, which is amazing, but also the process. Being able to have a Q&A every week with Heather and another Q&A with Hunter around all the technological issues is just really an incredible value. I just think it has the potential to really make a dent in the world and help people enormously.”

Dr. Donna Montgomery
Organizational Psychologist

Do You Want to Facilitate or Teach Meditation?

Before choosing a meditation teacher program, you need to know the answer to this question.  Most training on the market is centered around creating teachers of meditation.  These programs focus on historical information about the origins of the practice, postures & breathing exercises.  This is great information if your goal is to become a meditation instructor and teach others how to meditate.

However, if your goal is to guide your clients or audience through meditation, you’ll want a training focused on creating guided meditation facilitators.  To become a meditation facilitator, you’ll need to learn a completely different skillset to enable you to lead transformational inner journeys.

The Guided Meditation Framework™ is focused on creating immersive meditation leaders.  Our approach is practically centered around how to integrate our modality into your 1-on-1 practice, workshops & virtual events.

"It’s an amazing program and there is much more of a structure and a framework. And as I was looking into it I was like ‘Wow, this is kind of the missing piece.’ ...So I spoke to Heather & Hunter and decided to join and I am so eternally grateful that I did. As I have gone through this course and begin to weave what I learned from the GMF into the guided meditations that I already do with clients, it’s made a big difference. It really allows them to not just feel good at the end, but really allows some deep introspection and some looking inside that they’re really enjoying.”

Sun Buena
Transformational Coach & Hypnotherapist

Meditation Facilitator Training for Professionals

Our program is a professional guided meditation facilitator training.  That is, we created The Guided Meditation Framework™ for entrepreneurial empaths looking to improve their effectiveness by integrating a powerful deep work modality into their business.  While we have students without personal development industry experience, our outcome-oriented approach is designed to enable coaches, therapists & practitioners to provoke insight, improve decision making & catalyze creativity in their work with their clients or audience.

“Moving forward, I will use this with every client.
I feel that it’s essential and the missing piece for me to guide them to the success that they want in their health & lifestyle.
...
Heather & Hunter have truly made this a course that spans wide so I feel very confident going forward. If you are at all considering this, it is well worth your time & money to do it. You will be very happy.”

Lisa Giannini
Nutrition Educator & Coach

Course Curriculum

Take a sneak peek at some of what’s offered in The Guided Meditation Framework’s curriculum!

In this module, we are going to cover the physiological basis for why guided meditation is such an effective tool & why our society needs facilitators like you.

To give some context & introduce the terminology we will need to understand going forward, we are going to take a look at how society, and specifically technology, is affecting us.  From there, we’ll discuss exactly why & how meditation works as an antidote to much of the chaos we encounter on a daily basis.

You should finish Module 1 with a robust understanding of the scientific basis for meditation and a fortified determination to utilize this new tool to the benefit of those you work with.

LESSONS:

1. The Rise of Reactivity | 01:27:31

In this video, we cover how society affects us physiologically.  Additionally, we discuss how the recent integration of technology into most aspects of our lives is affecting us on a societal & individual level.  This topic will serve as the best possible example of how guided meditation works & why the world is in need of facilitators.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The evolution of fear
  2. The tech explosion
  3. The 3 tech effects
  4. The world as we scroll it

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2. The Road to Creativity | 01:21:13

In this video, we cover why guided meditation is a necessity to assist those we work with to change and achieve their goals.  Additionally, we discuss the essential physiological & psychological elements of clarity and engage in a high-level discussion of how guided meditation produces them.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why guided meditation is needed
  2. Necessities of sustainable change
  3. The elements of clarity
  4. Why guided meditation produces harmony

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3. The Physiology of Meditation | 00:31:45

In this video, we cover the exact physiological mechanisms responsible for the effectiveness of meditation.  Building on the wealth of contextual knowledge & terminology introduced up to this point, we discuss the simple cascade of events that occur in the body to circumvent the emotional & psychological roadblocks to change and unlock the higher cognitive capabilities of the brain.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why all meditation starts with the breath
  2. How the heart’s rhythm affects the brain
  3. The meditated brain

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4. The GMF Approach | 00:27:25

In this video, we cover the unique approach the GMF takes to guided meditation and what sets our method apart from rest.  Additionally, we will discuss why our method works and how it can be applied in a multitude of disciplines & applications.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Problem-solution recap
  2. What’s missing in current solutions
  3. The GMF & why it works
  4. Unlocking your potential with the GMF

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5. Listening from Within | 00:17:38

In this video, we cover what it means to listen from within, and why the true value of guided meditation is in showing people how to connect to their own inner wisdom. Additionally, we will discuss several prominent minds throughout history who have utilized the power of inner knowing, and introduce the 7-step process you can use to shift your focus inward.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Listening from within
  2. The 7-Steps to a Meditative State

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Footwork & Follow-Through (7 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

In this module, we build off the scientific understanding of how meditation affects the body & brain and discuss the fundamentals of how to deliver a meditation with maximum physiological & psychological effect.

We’ll discuss how to structure a meditation, how to develop your meditation voice, how to time your delivery & how to support your participants throughout a meditation experience.

These fundamentals aren’t widely understood & are rarely taught properly, however, they are absolutely foundational to your ability to facilitate transformational experiences that appeal to the maximum number of potential clients or workshop participants.

LESSONS:

1. Meditation Structure | 00:27:57

In this video, we cover the fundamentals of meditation structure. We dive into the different sections of a meditation, describe what their respective purposes are, and explain how we will use this structure to simply and effectively deliver and implement new meditations in the future.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why we need structure
  2. The beginning bookend
  3. The middle of the meditation
  4. The ending bookend
  5. What to watch out for

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2. The Bookend Script | 00:21:32

In this video, we take a look at the Bookends Script and discuss how you will be able to utilize it to expedite your progress as a facilitator. Also, we cover the time signatures we have put in our scripts to help with delivery and give you an important assignment.

Our focus for this video:

  1. How to use the bookends
  2. How to read the timing
  3. Bookend script breakdown
  4. Keeping it fresh
  5. Time to practice

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3. The Meditation Voice, Demystified | 00:29:15

In this video, we discuss the meditation voice, clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding what a meditation voice is and is not, and give you some guidance on what to avoid and what to emulate when it comes to finding your own voice.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What a meditation voice is NOT
  2. What a meditation voice IS
  3. The 3 vocal traps
  4. The 5 vocal virtues
  5. Getting to know your voice

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4. Honing Your Tone | 00:40:52

In this video, we discuss the details of what makes a great voice, dispel the myths around how to have a great vocal tone, and give you specific exercises to do to start honing your tone.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Defining key vocal terms
  2. Common misconceptions & truths about the voice
  3. Honing your tone worksheet

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5. How to Deliver with Perfect Timing | 00:16:34

In this video, we discuss one of the most important aspects of your delivery, timing. We show you how to use your own body and experience to ensure you have a delivery that is synchronized with your participants to maximize the physiological effect.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The significance of timing
  2. Using your breath to pace your words
  3. Using your body to get in sync
  4. Sharing in the experience to maximize the effect
  5. Becoming your own metronome

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6. How to Support Your Client/Group | 00:26:15

In this video, we cover the most subtle aspects of meditation delivery, support. We will discuss why understanding this concept and implementing it will take your facilitation to the next level by creating a comfortable and approachable meditation environment.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Observing & evaluating a 1-on-1 client
  2. Observing & evaluating a group
  3. Why support is so essential
  4. Putting this into practice

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7. Putting It all Together | 00:15:25

In this video, we consolidate all that you have learned into a few takeaways, give you some examples of good and bad delivery, and discuss the best practices for improving your delivery as quickly as possible.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The essence of great delivery
  2. Examples of good & bad delivery
  3. The recipe for continuous improvement
  4. The importance of .:.

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Footwork & Follow-Through (9 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

2 Rehearsal Halls

In this module, we discuss how to utilize guided meditation to help your clients change inside of a 1-on-1 session.

We’ll show you the multitude of applications of 1-on-1 meditation, how to recognize when to use these techniques & how to overcome resistance during a session to maintain progress and ultimate success across each session with your clients.

Whether or not you plan to work with clients 1-on-1, understanding how to help one person change is foundational to being an effective group leader, and the concepts covered in this week are absolutely essential to becoming an effective meditation facilitator, regardless of the format you plan to implement your new skill set.

LESSONS:

1. Guided Meditation in 1-On-1 Practice | 00:32:03

In this video, we cover why we use guided meditation in 1-on-1, how implementing it in your practice can greatly improve your effectiveness, and how we have designed the meditations we will deliver to you to get you results with your clients.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why guided meditation + coaching = results
  2. How the GMF can improve your practice
  3. The purposeful design of our meditations
  4. Why this really works

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2. Categories of Application | 00:26:08

In this video, we cover the different reasons and situations in which guided meditation is applicable in 1-on-1 sessions. Also, we talk about the importance of not entangling multiple areas of someone’s life in a single meditation experience.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why we target our guidance
  2. The 3 emotional weather patterns
  3. The 3 P’s
  4. Why we don’t cross-pollinate

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3. Picking the Right Moment | 00:12:33

In this video, we cover how to recognize when a guided meditation would be beneficial or appropriate in a 1-on-1 session, the different cues you can pick up on that signal it’s a good time to utilize a meditation to deepen/move a session forward, and the few situations in which you want to avoid using a guided meditation.

Our focus for this video:

  1. When it’s a good time to facilitate
  2. Picking up on mental & emotional cues
  3. When it’s a bad time to facilitate

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4. Transitioning In & Out of a Meditation | 00:21:23

In this video, we discuss how to transition smoothly from session to guided meditation and back again, why it’s so important when it comes to 1-on-1, and how to maximize the impact of the experience with how you transition out.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Introducing the GMF into a session
  2. The importance of a smooth transition
  3. Transitioning in, conversationally
  4. Transitioning out, with writing

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5. Intro to 1-On-1 Scripts | 00:13:41

In this video, we deliver the first couple scripts to you, take you through each one, and discuss how they are used in a 1-on-1 setting. The purpose here is to give you the components you need to understand how a script is used in 1-on-1, and in a couple of weeks, we will deliver many more to you.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The “Think. Feel.. Listen…” Script (0:30:00)
  2. The “Empowering Words” Script (0:20:00)

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6. Setting Up for a Meditation | 00:28:21

In this video, we cover everything you need to know when it comes to setting up for a guided meditation. We discuss how to prepare the room and your client, both in-person and remotely, and let you know all the supplies you will need to facilitate.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Supplies for 1-on-1
  2. Room preparation checklist
  3. How to setup your client
  4. How to facilitate over the phone, Skype & FaceTime
  5. Using & choosing music

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7. Breaking the Ice | 00:27:13

In this video, we discuss the steps you should take to implement the GMF in your 1-on-1 practice ASAP. Also, we cover how to overcome any objections or resistance you may receive from your clients.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Taking your first steps
  2. Overcoming objections
  3. The path forward

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Footwork & Follow-Through (10 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

2 Rehearsal Halls

In this module, we will discuss how to lead group guided meditations.

We’ll discuss the differences between group & 1-on-1 facilitation, how to properly prepare yourself, the room & your participants for a meditation experience, and how to present yourself in a manner that projects confidence while creating a comfortable, inviting atmosphere that keeps your participants coming back.

LESSONS:

1. Guided Meditation for Groups | 00:28:00

In this video, we talk about the differences between 1-on-1 and group facilitation, and why guided meditation is such a versatile tool to introduce in a group setting. Also, we introduce the topic of approachability and explain why our strategy of leading guided meditation differs from the mainstream.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What’s different about groups
  2. The purpose of group facilitation
  3. Advantages of infusing meditation into group events
  4. The importance of approachability
  5. Why the GMF is different

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2. Strategy for Groups | 00:22:13

In this video, we discuss the general strategy and approach to facilitating a guided meditation for a group, how to structure such a meditation, and what to avoid.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The structure of group facilitation
  2. Choosing a topic & transitioning
  3. What not to do
  4. Following up a group meditation

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3. Pre-Planning & Preparation | 00:18:32

In this video, we cover the information you will want to know before going into a group guided meditation. Also, we will discuss different examples of how to plan the meditation to fit within a tight schedule and some tips for choosing the focus of your meditation.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Gathering information
  2. Setting your schedule
  3. Choosing the focus & meditation

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4. Approachability 101 | 00:34:27

In this video, we dive into the topic of approachability and why it is so critical to being an effective group meditation facilitator. Additionally, we will cover how to create a welcome introduction that frames the experience, how to structure your discussion of the topic, and we will revisit how to support a group.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why we want to be approachable
  2. Creating a warm welcome
  3. Discussing the topic relatably
  4. Revisiting how to support a group

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5. Supplies, Checklist & Centering Ritual | 00:37:46

In this video, we cover everything you need to know about getting yourself, the room, and your group ready for a guided meditation. We discuss the supplies you will need, the checklist to go through before each meditation, and how to boost your confidence by creating a centering ritual.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Facilitator supplies
  2. Student supplies
  3. The pre-meditation checklist
  4. Creating a centering ritual
  5. What to watch out for

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6. Intro to Group Scripts | 00:17:41

In this video, we deliver a couple more scripts to you and discuss how they may be used in a group setting. Again, the intention of this video is to familiarize you with how some scripts are used in a group. We will deliver more scripts in the coming weeks.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The “Unhook” Script
  2. The “The Truth Is… Honestly, I…” Script
  3. Discuss the use of these & other scripts in groups

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Footwork & Follow-Through (7 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

2 Rehearsal Halls

In this multi-section module, we cover advanced concepts & deliver resources that will take your ability to facilitate to the next level.

We’ll grant access to our growing Virtual Script Library with +100 scripts, give you an advanced understanding of how to utilize & create your own guided imagery, discuss how to lead Journey & Cinematic Meditations, cover advanced techniques & applications of meditations, teach you how to leave scripts behind & begin to create your own or improvise & dive deep into the subject of 1-on-1, giving you a framework to structure 1-on-1 sessions that produce consistently transformational outcomes for your clients.

This module will arm you with the knowledge you need to take what you’ve learned so far, adapt it, and infuse our framework with your own creativity & originality to devise your own unique methodology.

5.1 LESSONS: Scripts

1. Script Categories & Applications | 00:32:35

In this video, we introduce the 3 different script types, how they differ from one another, and the various applications each type has. Also, we show you some different example scripts and discuss how to approach choosing a script before a guided meditation event.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The 3 meditation types
  2. Repeatables
  3. Script type examples
  4. Choosing a meditation

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2. The Virtual Script | 00:27:02

In this video, we give you access to the Virtual Script Library, show you how to navigate it inside of the GMF Platform, and how to begin building your own library. Make sure your Google Drive is set up and open so you can follow along.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The Virtual Script Library
  2. How to Save Scripts to Google Drive
  3. How to download a script

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3. Utilizing the Virtual Script Library | 00:04:24

In this video, we give you some guidelines for how to get the most out of the Virtual Script Library.

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5.2 LESSONS: Guided Imagery & Visualization

1. The Meditation Journey | 00:59:35

In this video, we dive into the specifics of the guided imagery-infused Journey style of meditation. We cover what separates a Journey from other styles of guided meditation & the various uses of this approach, in both 1-on-1 & group applications. Finally, we meticulously discuss the structure of a Journey and the purpose of each sequential step of this method to build a strong foundation upon which you can begin to explore your own creativity facilitating these immersive experiences.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What makes a Journey
  2. Applications of Journeys
  3. Difference between 1-on-1 & group Journeys
  4. The Meditation Journey Structure

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2. Guided Imagery & Visualization | 00:54:00

In this video, we discuss in more detail the foundational component of Journey meditations: guided imagery & visualization. We detail the various elements of guided imagery used in specific stages of a Journey, and how they can be utilized to facilitate an effective, outcome-oriented guided meditation experience.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What are guided imagery & visualization?
  2. Developing a Scene
  3. Moving through a Scene
  4. Creating a Destination
  5. Receiving a Message or Reward

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3. The Cinematic Journey | 00:48:24

In this video, we introduce one of Heather’s signature styles of guided meditation: the Cinematic Journey. We explain why utilizing beautifully composed music, arranged in a manner that supports the meditative process, takes a meditative experience to an entirely new level. Finally, Heather shares her coveted playlists with you so the most time-consuming & difficult aspect of this technique, finding the kinds of music, won’t be an issue.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What a Cinematic Journey is & why it works
  2. Why it’s tough
  3. Tips for selecting music
  4. Tips for creating a playlist
  5. GMF curated playlists
  6. Arranging your music

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5.3 LESSONS: Technique & Performance

1. Momentary Meditation | 00:16:07

In this video, we discuss a powerful & simple guided meditation technique: Momentary Meditation. We show you how this technique can greatly increase your effectiveness as a leader, in both 1-on-1 & group environments, and how it enables you to integrate meditative attention & contemplation into any process, without disrupting it.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What is Momentary Meditation?
  2. Benefits & applications for 1-on-1
  3. Benefits & applications for groups
  4. Benefits for the facilitator

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2. Using Touch | 00:16:57

In this video, we discuss how to use touch to assist your participants in focusing their attention and relaxing their body & mind. We delineate when this technique should & should not be used, and provide guidelines to ensure you know how to effectively utilize it.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Purpose & application
  2. Rules for utilizing your hands
  3. Hand placement
  4. Time length & intention

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3. Mastering Your Voice & Delivery | 00:37:38

In this video, we build upon the knowledge base established in Week 2 on the all-important subject of the meditation voice & delivery. We discuss techniques & approaches you can take to continually improve your meditation voice on a daily basis, and how to utilize the many scripts at your disposal without sounding like you’re reading from them. Lastly, we talk about a few things you can do to keep your timing in check & strategies you can use to benchmark your growth as a meditation facilitator.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Improving your meditation voice, daily
  2. How to use a script without “reading” it
  3. Avoiding the speed trap
  4. How to evaluate your progress

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4. Moving Beyond the Script | 00:46:15

In this video, we talk about the stepwise progression you will move through on your path freeing yourself from the need to utilize a script while facilitating a meditation. We start off by covering why being “off script” is a goal you should strive to achieve & how achieving this goal is the ultimate representation of mastery. Then, we break down the four stages of moving beyond the script: mixing & matching, creating thematic Inner Prompts, experimenting with imagery & beginning to improvise. Moving through these stages will take months for some & years for others, but the important thing is that you recognize where you are now and what you need to do to take the next tangible step towards being able to completely improvise an immersive meditation experience.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why strive to be off-script?
  2. Stage 1: Mixing & matching
  3. Stage 2: Creating thematic Inner Prompts
  4. Stage 3: Experimenting with imagery
  5. Stage 4: Beginning to improvise

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5. The Engine of Novelty | 00:45:11

In this video, we discuss the ultimate resource for leading consistently unique experiences. First, we cover where most facilitators go wrong when trying to keep things fresh for their audience and how you can avoid wasting time & energy struggling to create novelty through means that produce limited returns. Then, we talk about the true source of novelty & how you can tap into it by developing your own personal practice.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Signs of the insatiable search
  2. The true source of novelty
  3. Your practice as a resource
  4. Tips to develop your practice

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5.4 LESSONS: Framework for 1-On-1

1. Fluid Feedback Model | 00:37:35

In this video, we introduce a new way of thinking about working with clients 1-on-1. We discuss the 3 essential states our client must maintain to make progress. Then, we talk about the shortcomings of traditional over-structured models of coaching & the benefit of having a more fluid approach inside of a session that can account for the variability of a client in a single session and/or across multiple sessions. Lastly, we cover why working in this way will make you a valuable resource in the lives of your clients.

Our focus for this video:

  1. 3 Pillars of Progress
  2. How the cookie-cutter crumbles
  3. The Fluid Feedback Model
  4. Becoming a Resource

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2. 3-Stage Session Framework | 00:31:43

In this video, we introduce the 3-Stage Session Framework for 1-On-1. We cover the purpose of each Stage from a high level & revisit the 3 Pillars of Progress to show how each Stage corresponds to a step in facilitating forward motion inside of a session.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The 3 Stages of a Session
  2. 3 Pillars of Progress Revisited
  3. Worksheet & detailed Stage breakdown covered in following videos*

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3. Stage 1: Focus | 00:30:51

In this video, we discuss the detailed breakdown of Stage 1: Focus outlined in the 3-Stage Session Framework for 1-On-1 Worksheet.

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4. Stage 2: Footwork | 00:20:02

In this video, we discuss the detailed breakdown of Stage 2: Footwork outlined in the 3-Stage Session Framework for 1-On-1 Worksheet.

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5. Stage 3: Follow-Through | 00:12:43

In this video, we discuss the detailed breakdown of Stage 3: Follow-Through outlined in the 3-Stage Session Framework for 1-On-1 Worksheet.

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6. Tips for Maintaining Focus of a Session | 00:35:46

In this video, we discuss the detailed breakdown of Tips for Maintaining Focus of a Session & the Pre-Session Preparation Checklist outlined in the 3-Stage Session Framework for 1-On-1 Worksheet.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Tips for Maintaining Focus of a Session
  2. Pre-Session Preparation Checklist

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7. Personalizing a Meditation | 01:12:20

In this video, we talk about how to personalize a meditation for 1-on-1 clients. We discuss how you can take inputs your client gives you inside of a session & use them to create a highly effective guided meditation experience. Then, we cover the different uses of this powerful skillset & how you should think about using it with your clients. Lastly, we deliver a few tools & examples for you to utilize as you begin personalizing meditation experiences inside of a session or during the creation of meditation audios.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  How to personalize a meditation
  2.  What personalized meditations are useful for
  3.  How to think about this technique
  4.  Examples & tools

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Footwork & Follow-Through (19 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

2 Rehearsal Halls

In this module, we discuss the foundational elements necessary to implement what you’ve learned in practice & give you the tools/training you need to operate in a digital landscape.

We’ll discuss how to pick a niche, how to craft an offer, how to communicate what you do to your potential clients, what technology can assist you in your business, how to create meditation audios & how to master zoom so you can confidently lead professional meditation experiences & workshops virtually.

You’ll walk away from this module with key insights that will enable you to uplevel & expand both the quality of & format in which you plan to provide your services as a meditation facilitator.

6.1 LESSONS: Business Fundamentals

1. Compound Concepts | 00:46:58

In this video, we cover a few businesses & personal development concepts that are essential to starting a new business or changing your business model. We discuss the compounding effect of time & effort, and why adopting the mindset of continuous improvement, across all areas of life & business, is foundational to your ability to succeed.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The point of this section
  2. The Dream Equation
  3. Cube Kaizen
  4. The niche-offer-result equation
  5. The evolution of a coach

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2. Flux Philosophy | 00:46:06

In this video, we introduce a new way to look at markets & individuals as continuously fluctuating systems driven by the bandwagon effect and habits, respectively. We discuss the illogical paths markets & individuals take on their way to fulfilling their wants, needs and desires, and why people bounce between unsustainable extremes of thought & behavior. Lastly, we talk about why distortion in people’s belief systems & habits creates opportunities for you to bring people back to the truth.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Observing market flux
  2. Observing individual flux
  3. Finding opportunity in flux

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3. Dynamic Niche Selection | 00:34:06

In this video, we talk about how to pick a niche for your business. Building off the ideas covered in the previous videos, we discuss how to pick a dynamic niche and look at your niche not as it is now, but at what it is becoming. Lastly, we talk about how to avoid some common mistakes made when selecting a niche that often leaves people stuck at this stage in their business.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Why pick a niche
  2. Static vs. dynamic niche selection
  3. Avoiding common niche mistakes
  4. Dynamic Niche Exercises

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4. Creating an Offer | 00:31:32

In this video, we discuss how to create an offer. We talk about what an offer is and the elements that make up a great offer. Lastly, we introduce a framework for crafting your offer and cover how you can apply the concept of continuous improvement to this vital aspect of your business.

Our focus for this video:

  1. What an offer is
  2. The Minimum Viable Offer
  3. Crafting an Offer
  4. Offer Kaizen

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5. Market Message Resonance | 00:33:05

In this video, we cover how to effectively communicate the value of your offer to your niche. We discuss how vital your message is to your business & how to avoid the common traps people fall into when communicating their value to prospective clients. Lastly, we cover why you should always be listening to the market & continuously tuning your message to find the frequency that will resonate deeply with your niche.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Offer-message interdependence
  2. Delusions of value
  3. Listening to the market
  4. Resonating your message

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6.2 LESSONS: Tech Layer Foundations

1. Preventing Information Overload | 00:24:51

In this video, we discuss how to avoid information overload while going through this week. We discuss why we are even discussing the subject of technology & how to best utilize this information to not become distracted by things that aren’t essential to your success. Lastly, we cover the important distinction between strategy & tactics, and why you must have a solid strategy in place before any new software & tools can be of any real benefit to you.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  Why we are talking about technology
  2.  What to do with this information
  3.  Strategy vs. tactics

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2. Internet & Browser Tips | 00:33:34

In this video, we talk about the importance of blazing-fast internet, especially for those who desire to work remotely. We set a clear benchmark of what qualifies as fast internet, and what you can do to ensure your connection is stable & speedy. Lastly, we discuss why you should utilize the Google Chrome browser & keep it organized to increase your operational efficiency.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  Why you want fast internet
  2.  What qualifies as “fast”
  3.  Best practices for speed
  4.  Google Chrome browser

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3. Website & Business Formation | 00:33:55

In this video, we talk about the importance of having a website for your business & how to officially incorporate your business, if you haven’t already. We cover the structure of a website and the important terms you need to understand to properly create & manage a website. Lastly, we give you our suggestions for domain hosting, website builders, and keeping your website simple.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  Why you need a website
  2.  Acquiring & hosting a domain
  3.  Picking a content management system
  4.  Keeping it simple
  5.  Creating an LLC

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4. Email & Customer Relationship Management | 00:18:20

In this video, we discuss email/customer relationship management software. We cover its applications in your business and why it’s important for you to have a way to capture & store your client/audience’s information. Lastly, we introduce you to a powerful software used to easily pass information from one software to another, which you will likely need if your strategy includes leading experiences or working with clients virtually.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  What a CRM is
  2.  CRM options
  3.  Integrating everything with Zapier

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5. Google Suite for Business | 00:19:13

In this video, we introduce you to G Suite, a powerful all-in-one solution for hosting email, creating documents, delivering content to your clients/audience & cloud storage. We discuss the benefit of working on this cloud-based platform and why using it in conjunction with Google Chrome can drastically increase your productivity & streamline your workflows.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  What Google Suite is
  2.  What you can do with Google Suite
  3.  Why Google Suite is awesome

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6. Payment & Scheduling Software | 00:17:57

In this video, we suggest some necessary software for accepting payments for your services. Also, we discuss scheduling software that can enable your clients to self-schedule appointments with you.

Our focus for this video:

  1.  Applications of this technology
  2.  Accepting payments
  3.  Scheduling software

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6.3 LESSONS: Creating Audios

1. What to Expect | 00:19:08

In this video, we set the expectation for this section of Week 6. We’ll cover the useful applications of meditation audios in your business, as well as the applications you should avoid. Also, we’ll discuss the upcoming content at a high level so you can be aware of what’s to come and know how to get the most out of this section.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Potential applications of this section
  2. How this section is going to work
  3. What we’re going to cover
  4. Attention

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2. Hardware & Software | 00:41:43

In this video, we cover the hardware & software we recommend for creating meditation audios. We’ll discuss a few options for microphones and the software you will need to record your voice and add music to your track. Lastly, we’ll talk about the optional, but recommended, suite of audio repair plugins that you can use to enhance the overall quality of your meditation recordings in the post-processing stage.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Buying a microphone
  2. Digital audio workstations (DAWs)
  3. Audio repair

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3. Creating a Recording Environment | 00:49:36

In this video, we show you how to drastically improve the quality of your vocal recordings by addressing problems before they start, that is before you begin recording at all.  We’ll cover the audio creation process overall, and explain the impact your recording environment can have on the quality of your recording.  Also, we’ll discuss what you should look for in a recording environment, what place(s) in your home may be optimal to record & how to create a DIY recording booth.  Lastly, we’ll give you some general tips to troubleshoot & improve your ability to record utilizing an external microphone.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The whole process
  2. Goals for your recording environment
  3. Choosing the right room
  4. Creating a sound isolation chamber
  5. Tips for Recording Your Voice

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4. Start to Finish | Express | 00:38:10

In this video, we cover how to create a guided meditation audio from start to finish. We talk about the different levels of audio quality acceptable in different applications & whether or not it makes sense to purchase audio repair software. Then, we discuss what you will need to be able to follow along in the start to finish audio creation videos linked to in the resources for this video. Lastly, we walk you through the Start to Finish | Express Worksheets for Ableton & GarageBand, so you can finish this section with the ability to create high-quality meditation audios for your clients or audience.

Our focus for this video:

  1. The 3 audio avenues
  2. Do you care about audio repair?
  3. What you need to follow along
  4. Start to finish worksheets

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5. Start to Finish Walk-Through (GarageBand) | 02:21:13

In this video, we create a meditation audio from start to finish using GarageBand & provide a template file for you to copy and utilize to create your own audios.

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5. Start to Finish Walk-Through (Ableton) | 02:45:02

In this video, we create a meditation audio from start to finish using Ableton & provide a template file for you to copy and utilize to create your own audios.

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6.4 LESSONS: Video & Online Content Creation

1. Video Fundamentals | 01:06:40

In this video, we cover the basics of recording video. First, we discuss the importance & application of video in business, from working virtually with Zoom to creating video content to Live streaming to screen recording. Then, we talk about how to look professional on-camera by picking the right setting & properly lighting your video. We suggest some options for camera & microphone equipment. Finally, we share a few tips to help you get more comfortable in front of the lens.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Applications of video
  2.  Choosing the right setting
  3.  How to light a video
  4.  Camera & equipment options
  5.  Microphone options
  6.  Getting comfortable on camera

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2. Mastering Zoom | 00:27:51

In this video, we discuss the video conferencing platform, Zoom. Being able to work virtually, in both 1-on-1 & group capacities, is an increasingly important skill set for every industry, and Zoom makes working remotely simple & effective. We discuss the different ways in which Zoom can be utilized & introduce you to the Zoom Cheatsheet & Zoom Training videos, so you know everything you need to get the most out of this powerful tool.

Our focus for this video:

  1. Applications of Zoom
  2. Zoom Meetings vs. Zoom Webinars
  3. What to watch out for
  4. Zoom Cheatsheet & Training

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3. Zoom Training for Facilitators (Multiple Videos)

In this series of videos, we cover everything you need to know to run smooth Zoom sessions & workshops.

Video List:

  1. Zoom Settings, Features & Navigation (0:24:04)
  2. Best Practices for Smooth Meetings (0:21:30)
  3. How to Play Music into Zoom (0:12:56)
  4. Participant Management (0:13:18)
  5. Live Streaming with Zoom (0:17:11)

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Footwork & Follow-Through (14 Action Items)

3 Live Q&A Calls

2 Rehearsal Halls

"They really over-deliver in what they offer. Prior to the course I absolutely had no idea how much is behind really, successfully transporting someone into a different space.
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There’s so many different ways to use this and with individuals or with groups that the vast range of applications is unlimited really
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This course really has surpassed my expectations, I can’t speak highly enough of it."

Lisa Cary
Integrative Somatic Transformation Coach

How Long Is the Program?

The Guided Meditation Framework™ is 6-weeks long, with over +70 hours of in-depth video training and 100’s of resources & meditation scripts, but we jump right into honing your skills in the fundamentals of facilitating so you can start practicing & implementing right away.  Also, we realize our program is quite dense, so we give you lifetime access to our content portal AND community, so you can adapt your pace of learning to your busy schedule.

"I got so much out of doing the course, despite having 30+ years of meditation bum on the seat time.
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I’ve learned so much, particularly about helping others alter their physiology and get into a still place so they can access the truth and answers that they need to.
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I love it because you’re helping people self-source their own resource deep within. It’s fantastic. I’m so glad I signed up and did the GMF.”

Ed Surman
Life & Wellness Coach

How We Create Exceptional Meditation Facilitators

We know that videos, resources & scripts are enough to provide a truly effective meditation teacher training.  Information without integration & implementation is just noise.  So, our program provides live practice sessions, Weekly Q&A Calls & challenging interactive assessments to push you to assimilate & take action towards your goal of becoming an exceptional meditation facilitator.

“As I’ve completed the course, my whole life has changed. I’ve actually given up a Sales Manager job that I was in for 16 years and I'm looking to now be a guided meditation facilitator, which is just amazing for me. It just feels right.
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I was nervous about doing guided meditations and having to, at some point, create my own meditations, how was I ever going to be able to do that? But the course really, really goes into full detail with that. By week 5, I was so confident in what I’d be able to do."

Laura Simpson
Holistic Care & Meditation Coach

Do We Offer Meditation Certification?

Yes, our meditation teacher certification is available to graduates of The Guided Meditation Framework™.  And while we do offer certificates of completion to all students who complete our training, becoming a Certified Meditation Facilitator is not something we hand out easily.  Our assessment & evaluation process is rigorous, and we are not a certification mill.

“I was immediately impressed by what a dynamic, flexible, effective, and empowering set of tools Heather & Hunter have created backed by years of experience and scientific research.
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The GMF is a tried and true approach to facilitate breakthroughs & growth.”

Jackson Lynch
Guided Meditation Facilitator

Is This An Online Meditation Teacher Training?

The Guided Meditation Framework™ is & has always been a virtual teacher training.  In our experience, training meditation teachers online is more effective, because we are able to stick with & support our students for longer than is practical in-person.  Additionally, we are able to provide our students with far more in-depth information & instruction through the platform we have built than we otherwise could in-person. 

“I had no idea how much it [the GMF] was going to impact my life. Heather has taken all of her years of experience in a variety of modalities and she’s just streamlined it into this incredible way to interact with people and to get them to the quietness of themselves and their still small voice.
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On Thursdays when we all gather together, we’re coming from all across the world, and it feels like you know everyone because they share that same desire to be of service to everyone.”

Michele Osorio
Educator & Sleep Coach

Are We an Accredited Meditation Teacher Training?

Accreditation through the International Coaching Federation CCE Program

The Guided Meditation Framework’s meditation teacher training program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coach Education (CCE).  Successful graduation of our program can earn students:

6 Core Competency CCE Units

&

39.5 Resource Development CCE Units

for a total of 45.5 CCE Units.

“For anyone who is thinking about doing this program, I would tell you, ‘do it.’
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You have a couple of the best months of your life ahead of you.
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You’re going to learn a lot, you’re going to grow a lot, and you’re going to have a skillset where you can go out and help people in a way that is really meaningful & in a way that is really, deeply impactful.”

Katie Wee
Actor & Fitness Instructor

Become an Immersive Meditation Leader & Join Our Community Today!

If you’re ready to take the next step in your professional development, we invite you to join our growing community of immersive meditation leaders.  To maintain the quality & comfortability of our professional community, enrollment is subject to approval through our application process.  Feel free to watch our full-program demo & submit an application by clicking the button below!

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