Science shows that our attention isn’t focused on what we want it to be focused on for almost half of our lives. In order to make the changes we want to make in life and realize our goals, we need to set an intention and be able to pay attention to it for a consistent amount of time to make it a habit.
From those who have been there before, and can show you proven methods that work.
Support and accountability are essential to helping you maintain your momentum.
To establish the new habit, and really integrate your new learning into your day to day routines.
15 Years+ of research has highlighted that in order to sustain positive brain changes, we need: sustained commitment, mentor + peer support, and experiential integration.
So you can live with greater purpose, courage, ease, and happiness.
A Course in Mindful Living is a unique mentorship program that offers a step-by-step, progressive curriculum where you work on consistently integrating mindfulness practice into your daily life. You’re supported by me (Elisha Goldstein), a dedicated coach, and an incredible community to help you keep accountable and supported as you deepen the learning experience so that, by the time you complete the training, you’ll have developed a truly self-sustaining mindfulness practice.
In this 6-month program you will learn how to really integrate the material into your life in an enduring way.
Surround yourself with inspiring people so you can connect and be supported as you take your life to the next level.
Build mind strength, calm, focus, joy, and energy with a bi-weekly curriculum designed to give you time to learn, practice, and integrate.
Leading mindfulness teachers discuss overcoming obstacles, reducing anxiety, improving relationships, increasing focus, and more.
1:1 access to coaches via chat and live virtual group coaching with a small and intimate group to give you the support to make real change.
Monthly live calls with Elisha Goldstein, PhD, where you can ask questions, and reflect on your journey alongside others.
Exclusive access to a community of past graduates and peers keep you accountable with the energy and support you need to thrive.
Research-driven educational and inspirational on-demand video presentations per month.
Downloadable guided meditations of varying length to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Take your learning, meditations, and support network wherever you go using the mobile app.
18.5 CE credits for psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses.
I’m a psychologist, co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles with my wife, Stefanie Goldstein, PhD, an international mindfulness educator, and author of 5 books, including Uncovering Happiness and The Now Effect. I’m also co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.
In the last 15 years, as mindfulness has entered the mainstream, I’ve identified what’s perhaps our greatest struggle: creating consistency for lasting, beneficial change.
I’m on a mission to catalyze the next age of thriving. In an increasingly fragmented society, I am working to bring people together so they may motivate and inspire one another.
Natalie has been practicing mindful awareness and meditation since 1985 and spent a year living in an ashram dedicating herself to intensive practice of meditation and self-compassion. Her life’s passion is informed by her early discovery that when we give ourselves the time and safe space to open our hearts we are truly held by love.
Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based ADHD care, and The Family ADHD Solution . He’s also contributing author to Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens.
M. PSYCH (CLINC)
Regina is a passionate and committed Clinical Psychologist, and formally trained Mindfulness Mediator Teacher. Regina is a qualified MBSR/MBCT teacher and has received her training at Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia (MTIA).
Zoe is the co-director of Go Mindfully, one of the leading providers of Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion training in south west London and Oxford. Zoe has been teaching mindfulness based stress reduction to public groups, in higher education, the NHS and counselling organisations for 7 years.
Pouria Montazeri draws from his 28 years of experience with Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, and other mystical and contemplative practices and his experiences as a teacher, spiritual director/coach, speaker, poet, mindfulness instructor, Sangha guide, mentor, and filmmaker to support himself and others to live more creative, peaceful, and meaningful lives.
Giselle Jones, MSW, CMF is a psychotherapist in general practice as well as in sex therapy and sex/love addiction. Following a career as a performer and in youth education, Giselle achieved her Masters of Social Welfare at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. After interning at Kaiser Department of Outpatient Psychiatry in Hollywood, CA, she continued as child and adolescent therapist at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
12 recorded Qi Gong and Yoga Classes with two Master Teachers – NY Times Bestselling Author Pedram Shojai and Internationally renowned Yoga Teacher Suzanne Bryant-Cunha. They will show us how we can move our bodies to reduce stress and anxiety while bringing more energy, flexibility, vitality and health into your life. Step into life with greater balance and tranquility.
We offer 2 meditation challenges throughout the six months to cheer each other on, support motivation, and have fun. People who complete the challenge get to join a raffle to win prizes to support your practice from our patners at Muse, Dharma Crafts, Mala and Mantra, Rishi Tea, Four Sigmatic, Meditation Studio and more.
To give everyone the personal care and attention they need, we only open this program twice a year. You’ll get the most inspiring community, mentors and world class coaches — with a time-tested 6 month curriculum with practices, lessons, and meditations — for about $5 a day. You’ll finally get the strengths, habits, and relationships to make the changes you want to make in your life and make them lasting.
In studying the research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and through his own extensive teaching, Elisha Goldstein, PhD has identified that there is an “x” factor that helps sustain positive brain change, allowing a much deeper integration of mindfulness training and practice so that it changes from a concept or fleeting experience to a way of being. In A Course in Mindful Living, he has created what he plans to be the Gold Standard in Online Mindfulness Training.
This unique coaching program offers a step-by-step curriculum where you’ll work on consistently integrating mindfulness practice into your daily life. You’ll be supported by Elisha, a dedicated coach, and a mindful community to help with accountability, as you do the work to deepen the learning experience so that by the time you complete the training, you’ll have developed a truly self-sustaining mindfulness practice.
Other online mindfulness training programs fall short on the integration step with the result that the benefits from training are short-lived. This course is a game changer – you’ll take what you’ve learned off the cushion into your life, reaping the benefits for months and years to come.
A Course in Mindful Living begins October 16, 2018 and ends April 30, 2019.
This course is for anyone interested in creating or deepening a meditation practice – parents and grandparents, teachers, students, artists, business and/or medical professionals, retirees. 18.5 continuing education credits (12.5 CEs for Home Study and 6 CEs for Live Sessions) will be available for psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses.
This program is designed for all levels, so it won’t be too basic or too advanced for any participants. Perhaps you’re new to the concept of mindfulness, you’ve read a few books on the subject, you’ve taken some mindfulness-based 8-week course, or you practice mindfulness every day – whatever your background, we invite you to join us in solidifying the concepts and practice of mindfulness in your everyday life.
You should plan about 1-3 hours per week to attend the calls and work through the material. The good news is that you can work through it all on your own time. The content is on-demand, so if you miss a live session, you can view a recording afterward. You can and should go at your own pace as you work through the activities that are posted every 2 weeks. Some of them are super fun – like posting an audio track that inspired you that week, or creating or redesigning your meditation space. How long you spend on that kind of stuff is up to you!
Every two weeks a new part of the course will “unlock.” This will include a new teaching, meditation, informal integration practice, and experiential activities to be done at your own pace during that time period. In the 2nd week of each month, there is a live kick-off Q&R webinar with Elisha. This will be recorded in the event that you can’t attend a session. You’ll also have the option to send in questions in advance. Around the 4th week of each month, you will meet online with your coach and coaching group at a time that they’ll designate (usually a weeknight evening). This will also be recorded in the event that the time doesn’t work for you. You’ll also have the option to send in questions in advance. The intention here is to build a really supportive environment to facilitate optimal integration of the material. The degree of support that you need is up to you and may even change as you progress through the course.
Yes, the course in interactive! Participants will be able to ask questions during the live online classes, small group coaching sessions and in the online classroom.
No, it is not. This is an educational program and not treatment for any physical or mental health condition. Participants take responsibility for their own experience in the program. Elisha and the Mindful Living Faculty do not have a professional or therapist relationship with participants.
Yes. Mental health professionals are required to obtain 36 hours of continuing education credits every two years, 25% of which must be live. A Course in Mindful Living is an opportunity to turn this substantial and time-consuming requirement into a substantive and immersive retreat. Many mental health professionals wish they had the time and bandwidth to attend longer retreats to deepen and explore mindfulness practices. That’s what this course is all about: learning how to transform the things we need to do (the demands and responsibilities of our lives) into opportunities for cultivating joy and peace. So many of us are drawn to mental health professions because we want to help and we want to heal. Often, we encourage clients, friends, and family to develop their own mindfulness and self-care practices yet are too busy taking care of them to really take care of ourselves. Recognizing how much time we all spend giving, Elisha felt that there was a real need for a program where the supporters can finally be supported, where we can learn to become fiercely loyal and committed to meeting our own needs, in addition to the needs of others. Through your personal experiences in the course, you will learn skills and exercises you can share with your students or clients. The program is not intended to be a mindfulness teacher certification course. We are considering adding a certification course for ACIML graduates in the future.
This is a great question! ACIML is a course for people’s personal transformation and not a professional teacher training course. However, we have a lot of therapists, educators and people in business who take what they’ve learned and integrate it into their work. Although we provide the high level touch (course material, live coaching, and a peer-based accountability community) like a certification course, this course is not intended as a teacher training. We will be offering a teacher training in the future, and a prerequisite will be having taken ACIML already.
18.5 continuing education credits are available for psychotherapists, social workers, and nurses. There are 2 forms of CE credit available – 1) Home Study for pre-recorded interviews and 2) Live Online Event for the live sessions with Elisha. For more information on either form of credit, including specifics on professions and State requirements, as well as how to purchase CE credits, go to https://acourseinmindfulliving.com/info-for-ces/. Note: CE credits for these events must be purchased separately through our CE provider.
There are two major distinctions that make A Course In Mindful Living the most dynamic, integrative, and supportive program online today. The first distinction is that this course is offered over a 6-month period. Mindfulness skills build gradually – each month a new theme is introduced in a step-by-step progressive curriculum that allows you to build on the skills that you’re developing over time for a much deeper integration of the methods. The second difference is that this online course gives participants the high-touch support that’s essential for the real integration of these methods into daily life. ACIML offers a highly enriched learning environment that includes biweekly live training sessions with Elisha and a dedicated coach, monthly group coaching sessions, and a thriving and super-engaged online community. This is all in addition to the on-demand experiential practices, talks, guided meditations, written teachings, and bonus interviews with guest experts. The course also provides ample opportunities to ask questions and get specific about how to integrate mindfulness into your life.
You must be 18 or older to register. If you are under 18 but wish to take this course, please have a parent or guardian register for you. Parents or guardians must also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving their permission for you to take the course.
Our hope is that you will enjoy a rich experience of community, including opportunities for potential collaborations with other participants in this course. We aim to take a transparent and common sense approach to the general code of conduct in the community and in how we moderate. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the guidelines below. Please do: – Post threads and conversation starters in relevant areas. – Get to know your fellow members! – Respect other members and moderators in the community. – Share your ideas! If you have a creative or practical idea on how to use the tools in this program, please start a thread to share your idea with the community and invite collaborations. That’s what this community is all about! – Stay on track when commenting in a thread. If you need to go off-topic, start a new thread (if one doesn’t already exist). – Notify us if you’d like to suggest a special interest section on the forum. – Send any account issues or copyright infringement notices to our support team. Please do not: – Spam. Just don’t do it. You will risk getting banned from the course. – Use the discussion areas, comments sections or any contact forms for unsolicited advertising of your work, products, or causes. If you have information that you think may be of interest, such as specific applications for some of the methods in the course, please ask if people are interested in hearing about them before posting. – Encourage or feed heated discussion, engage in personal attacks, or link to offensive topics or websites. – Post any links to malware or piracy sites. – Go extremely off-topic. Just open a new thread if you wish to take a conversation in a new direction. – Post thread titles or comments in ALL CAPS. – Solicit donations (however well-intended).
There’s no requirement or need to keep up with the online community. The core elements of the course are: monthly Q&R sessions with Elisha, monthly coaching group and the course curriculum, that you’ll do at your own pace. Most importantly, the program has been created so you can engage it in the way that works best for you.
This is ultimately a program in learning to take care of your mind and body in the most powerful way. A Course in Mindful Living will include powerful subjects like mindfulness, self-compassion/compassion, gratitude, and acceptance. As with any personal growth work, psychological material may get stirred up for you that is uncomfortable. Please engage in A Course in Mindful Living at a pace and a depth that feels good to you. And if need be, please reach out to professional help if that would serve you.
If you would like to tell others about A Course in Mindful Living – and are interested in receiving benefits for those who enroll through you – please email us at email@example.com.
Yes, in addition to the live online classes with Elisha, you can also elect a special level of support that includes 1:1 coaching, and monthly live small group coaching sessions.
Each month our learning and practice will be focused on a different topic. Month 1: RELAX Month 2: FOCUS Month 3: TRUST Month 4: SAVOR Month 5: CONNECT Month 6: BALANCE
Each month offers a live training session with Elisha and a live coaching session with a member of the faculty. To support what’s covered in the live sessions, the program includes pre-recorded video, audio, and written content delivered online and available on-demand. The materials include guided meditations, didactic teachings and interactive discussions. Participants will also have the option to participate in the online Mindful Living community too.
Yes, you will be able to download audio meditations from Elisha. All content will be archived in the online classroom so you can stream on the go.
You will have one year access to A Course in Mindful Living + Community.
You can view course content from any recently updated web browser or mobile device with an internet connection. For the Live Q&Rs and Live Coaching sessions, you may also need a telephone to call in and participate if you don’t want to use your computer’s audio. To have access anywhere, we recommend downloading the ACIML app to your mobile device, details on downloading the app will be provided to participants.
The regular price of the coaching program is $1297. This includes the entire program: Elisha’s live events, access to 1:1 coaching, monthly coaching sessions, and the 6 month curriculum with practices, lessons, and meditations, plus additional bonus resources. The course is offered a couple of times a year and during each launch period, we will offer special promotional pricing. To stay abreast of our pre-sale special offers, visit https://acourseinmindfulliving.com and either sign up for the Wait List or send us a message via our Live Chat.
The focus on the program is the live sessions and experiential practices, rather than extensive readings. Each month there will be short readings, videos and practices provided online. There will also be short emails to help keep participants engaged and on track.
We will be providing reading and resources throughout the course. There is also a Book of the Month Club built into the program to help support your learning.
Webinars with Elisha will be held at 9 am and 5 pm Pacific Time on the following dates:
In case you can’t make a session, all of the live calls will be recorded and archived for later viewing.
The live classes with Elisha be recorded and will be posted in the online classroom following the live event.
All of the monthly Live Q&R sessions with Elisha and the live coaching sessions are recorded and shared within a few days so you can watch them at a time that works for you. The videos, guided meditations, activities, and lessons are all on-demand so you can work at your own pace. You can mark your progress within the course so it’s easy to pick up where you left off. Also, the course content and recordings will continue to be available after the course has concluded. Prior to leaving for your trip, we recommend that you download the audio meditations to your mobile device, if possible. This will allow you to continue your meditation practice no matter where you are in the world, even if you don’t have internet access.
Elisha hosts a monthly Live Q&R at 9:00 am Pacific and 5:00 pm Pacific on the same day. You can view the schedule within the FAQs (look for the FAQ “When are the Q&R Webinars with Elisha?”). Each event listing will include a link to a handy tool so you can see what the time will be in your local time zone. All of the Live Q&R sessions are also recorded and posted within a few days so if you’re unable to join the session live, you can watch recording at a time that is convenient for you. Coaches are matched with participants based on geographical location. Live coaching sessions are held monthly and typically take place in the 4th week of the month in the evening. These sessions are also recorded and archived in case you can’t join live. If the live coaching schedule does not work for you we can switch you to a different group upon request. The videos, guided meditations, activities, and lessons are all on-demand so you can access them anywhere, anytime as long as you have an internet connection.
Absolutely. With our 30 day money-back guarantee, you can test out the first module of the course without any risk. Watch the live calls, connect with others in the private community, and put the content into action. If you don’t feel that we’ve delivered on our promise for this program, then our team will happily refund 100% of your money. We just ask for two things: The first is that you give the program a good shot. The second is that we want to hear your feedback. This way, we can continue to improve the program and make it better in the future. If you’re not happy, then it wasn’t a good fit; however, we’re confident you’ll love the program and really enjoy the experience.
Yes, if you have a group of 3 or more people interested in taking the course, you qualify for a 15% discount on tuition. Please contact support for more information on group discounts.
The course costs $1297 which equates to about $7 a day. Scholarships (full or partial) are available for those for whom payment would be a hardship: young adults (18-26), elders (65+) on a limited income, people that are unemployed, on disability, or dealing with serious illnesses, or people in developing nations; however, anyone with financial need is encouraged to apply. Each financial assistance request is assessed in terms of financial need and funds availability. If you are interested, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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