SMART Certification Training Courses

SMART Certification Training Pathway Information

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Required Mindfulness Mindfulness Reading List

The Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance Workbook: An Eight-week Program for Improved Emotion Regulation and Resilience, Gonzalo Brito Pons, and Margaret Cullen

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, Christopher K. Germer

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams and Danny Penman

The Mindfulness Teaching Guide: Essential Stills & Competencies for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Rob Brandsma

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices For Safe And Transformative Healing, David Treleaven

Suggested Mindfulness Reading List

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of happiness, wisdom & love, Rick Hanson

Emotional Alchemy: How The Mind Can Heal The Heart, Tara Bennett Golman

Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, Dr. Fred Luskin

Full Catastrophe Living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness,Jon Kabat-Zinn

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SMART Facilitator Certification Ontario
Training Pathway

Mindfulness for Educators: smartEducation™:
A 9-Session Renewal Program

smartEducation™ (SMART - Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators) is an evidence-based program designed to address the needs of educators (K-12 and post-secondary), professional support staff and mental health professionals involved in the education and care of children, youth, and young adults.

Who Should Attend
Education professionals including teachers, educational assistants, child and youth workers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, student support staff as well as administrators and office staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

smartUBC & Mindfulness Everyday

SMART (Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques) is managed by smartUBC, a not for profit unit of the University of British Columbia and coordinated through the Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan campus.  

As a licensed smartEducation channel partner, Mindfulness Everyday is responsible for taking participants through the smartEducation training pathway and upon successful completion, to issue SMART facilitator certificates.

SMART Training Pathway:

smartEducation Facilitator Level 1 Certification Process

Certification Requirements

1. Prerequisites:

Completion of the following:

2. Academic Qualifications:

Note: Completion of the above can be completed while completing the 100-hour training pathway.

3. Certification Training (100 hrs)

The training consists of a 25-hour facilitator training and 75 hours of practicum, assisting,
co-teaching and mentoring instruction in smartEducation program delivery.

It consists of the following components:

  1. 5-Day Foundational Concepts: practices and strategies for teaching SMART (25 hrs)
  2. Practicum: Participation and observing smartEducation (20 hrs)
  3. Assisting: smartEducation as taught by a qualified facilitator and/or with a fellow trainee (20 hrs) plus mentoring (10 hrs)
  4. Co-teaching: smartEducation (20 hrs) under the guidance of a qualified mentor
    (5 hrs)

4. Participation in Ongoing Professional Development with Mindfulness Everyday and other recommended Mindfulness Leaders.

smartUBCSMART (Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques) originally developed in the US is now managed by smartUBC, a not for profit unit of the University of British Columbia and coordinated through the Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan campus. UBC researches and manages the development of the evidence base for continual updating of the curriculum. More Information Here