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Mindfulness Based Peer Coach Training Program


  • Alton Collins Retreat Center 32867 Oregon 211 Eagle Creek, OR, 97022 United States (map)

Mindfulness-based Peer Coach Training Program (MBPCT)  Modules I, II and III

Module I: December 2-4, 2019 in Oregon

Module II: Online, via Zoom and Independent Learning

Module III: TBD Spring 2020 in Oregon

Years in development, the Peer Coach training is a partnership with Pacific University and University of California Los Angeles Mindful Awareness Research Center.

This is a hybrid learning model that includes three distinct training modules. Graduates of all three parts of this training program will be capable of championing mindfulness and resiliency as a preventative approach to health and wellness and as a path toward performance optimization- at work, at home, and in the community. 

Peer Coaches can integrate seamlessly into existing leadership and training constructs within a public safety agency- operations, training, administration, etc.  Peer Coaches will be able to build mindfulness training models, collaborating with community, regional and national certified trainers to tailor resilience and performance training to meet the unique needs of their organization. 

Participants in this training program must complete the following to earn the designation of a Peer Resilience Coach:

  1. Module I: 3-day intensive – mindfulness skill building

  2. Module II: 12-week Distance Learning- study, mentorship and personal practice

  3. Module III: 3-day intensive – mindfulness for performance, movement and mindful nutrition, and coaching skills

  4. Practicum – local project of training/education

Peer Coaches will be required to complete ongoing professional education to maintain affiliation as a Peer Coach.

Trainers: Pete Kirchmer and Richard Goerling

Pre-requisites for acceptance into this training program:

  • Two letters of professional reference.

  • A regular meditation practice for the last year.

  • A demonstrated life-long learning pathway.

  • A letter of support/sponsorship by your home agency where you will be coaching.

  • Additional requirements will be available once the application process opens. Entry into this program requires an an application.

Tuition: Each training module has a fee of $2275 (some early bird discounts may be available), payable with three separate registrations. 

** As a reminder: This training is not a Certified Mindfulness Trainer program, but rather a Coach development training. The 4 - 6 month Coach pathway is a sound step toward a much longer journey to become a Certified Mindfulness Trainer. We will offer a certification program for first responders and military members beginning in 2020. 

Earlier Event: November 18
Resilience Immersion Training Fall 2019