Access Mentor Program

“I am so grateful to have participated in the Access Mindfulness mentorship program. Jayne and David led with a deep and comprehensive understanding of the material, and with patience, passion, and kindness….Very inspiring!”
– Shoshana P, Access Mindfulness Mentor

Interested in deepening (and sharing) your practice wisdom?

When you begin to open the deeper dimensions of your psyche, you uncover a new world of understanding. Supported by research that is at the leading edge of psychology, AMP training is a deep dive into your own inner wisdom -- from seeing how your body holds energy to appreciating your innate ability to respond to challenging situations. Your daily life is within the breath as you notice it. The result is a paradigm shift in the way healing happens.

If you have a personal mindfulness practice and are interested in discovering how deep a well of healing it can be – for yourself and others --  becoming an Access Mindfulness Mentor (AMP) is an exceptional and exciting opportunity.

AMP is the heartbeat of Access Mindfulness

The Access Mentor Program (AMP) is a core program of Access Mindfulness. Aligned to the AM mission, AMP is designed to support and educate future mentors. Volunteers will learn to facilitate our Orientation to Mindfulness Program, a 60-90 minute program for non-profit organizations or schools, and to participate in development days within their own organization or for others.

Requirements
  • To have some availability during the day if given enough notice
  • To participate/facilitate on-site orientations. (What is mindfulness?)
  • A personal mindfulness/mediation practice for a year or longer
  • Commitment to meet weekly for 3 months
  • Fulfill preparation for continued learning and development
Outline
  • 3-month program
  • 2-hour meeting/weekly
  • Monday evenings TBA
  • One all day meeting TBA

Certification Standards and Guidelines

Certification Objective: To demonstrate integration and embodiment of the theory, skill set and practices of Access Mindfulness and associated way of practicing as a mentor at a level that meets the standards of the organization. In summary, this encompasses:

Integration of Method
  • Understanding and articulating the underlying principles of this process and skill set building through all the steps of the program offerings.
  • Skillfully and coherently sharing the practices from multiple perspectives as teacher, student, or mentor.
  • Demonstrating the flexibility to meet the needs of diverse populations and to be able to “go with the flow”.
  • Applying AM mission and values.
  • Integrating rigor, curiosity and intuition. (Ability to see the whole for the parts.)
Embodiment as a Mentor

Each person has a unique approach, and AM values what you bring as an individual. In return, we expect that, as a Certified Mentor, you will be able to experience and demonstrate growth in the areas below:

  • Responding with presence, not reactively.
  • Skillfully being present while interacting with emotions of self and others.
  • Ability to recognize how the body and mind interact (somatics), how they can work together for healing.
  • Relating to and communicating with others at an appropriate level.
  • Skillful at enquiry, exploring “Why am I here?” (Reflection, mirroring, noble listening….)
  • Investigating moral decisions that encompass all beings.

Mentor Alumni

Vijayeta Sinh, PhD
Vijayeta Sinh, PhD
Kristen Marx
Kristen Marx
Amanda Polster
Amanda Polster
Dianne Russell Condon
Dianne Russell Condon
Meris Gebhardt
Meris Gebhardt
Ivelisse Santiago
Ivelisse Santiago
Stephanie Lau
Stephanie Lau
Jeremy Pope
Jeremy Pope
Shoshana Perry
Shoshana Perry
Valerie Striar
Valerie Striar
Miles Bukiet
Miles Bukiet

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