- Price: The cost is $125 USD
- Course Duration: 6 weeks
- Location: Online
- Content Availability: New content is provided weekly.
- Suggested Allocated Time: 2 to 4 hours per week
- Mental Health Professional CEU Availability: No
- Educator graduate level credit Availability: Yes
In this article, learn more about:
- Professional credits and CEUs
- Weekly time commitment
- When can I access the course?
- Course work
- Financial Assistance
How can I receive Professional Credits for this course?
At this time, we are unable to offer CEUs for Mental Health Professionals for DE. Educator graduate level credits are available. Just check the box on your registration form as you check out and we'll send you everything you need to know. Or, for more information, see our article on professional credits.
How much time will I need to devote to the course each week?
For most participants, our DE course takes between 3 to 6 hours per week.
When can I access the course material?
You can login and access the course any time, according to your own schedule. We release new content each week. This means that you won't be able to access week two of your course unless you've completed week one AND one week has passed since the course began.
Is the course self-paced? Can I go through it on my own schedule?
You're not required to be online at any specific time, and can work through the course at your own pace. That said, we highly recommend you keep up with the course from one week to the next to ensure you can interact with classmates while learning the new material.
What are the prerequisites for taking DE (Difficult Emotions)?
Our Difficult Emotions course is not a beginning mindfulness course. We ask that participants commit to an on-going, daily mindfulness practice and complete one of the following trainings:
- Mindfulness Fundamentals (preferred)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (in person or online)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (in person or online)
- Another (6-week or longer) online or in-person secular mindfulness course from an acknowledged provider (e.g. UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, etc.)
Exceptions to this are made for long-time meditation practitioners who have sat at least one, 3-day silent retreat in the last four years.
I've done TM, Yoga teacher training, or ... Does that meet the prerequisites?
Unfortunately, the following trainings, modalities and activities do not meet the prerequisite:
- Yoga, Reiki, Transcendental Meditation
- Any other meditation practice solely focused on mantra recitation
- Reading mindfulness books
Even if you have a long practice history, Mindfulness Fundamentals or another secular mindfulness course is highly recommended as part of your overall training program. It will ensure that you are “synced up” with the terms, language and methods used in our trainings and in other secular mindfulness trainings.
What does the coursework entail?
Our courses include a combination of video lectures, reading, and weekly assignments. The assignments include the following components:
- Reading: Weekly lessons and insights from your Guiding Teacher
- Listening: One guided practice per week, ranging between 10 to 20 minutes
- Lectures: One to three video lectures per week, 30-45 minutes in total
- Writing: Roughly one to two short paragraphs per week
- Practice: 20 minutes of daily seated mindfulness practice is highly recommended.
Does this course have a webinar?
Yes! DE includes an optional live webinar with one of our Program Staff or the Guiding Teacher, mid-way through the course. If you can't attend the webinar, you'll be able to view a recording of it later.
For information on how to access your course's webinar, see this support article.
Are there scholarships or financial aid for this course?
No. At this time we are not able to offer scholarships for the Difficult Emotions course.
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