SMART Certification Training Courses

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Required Reading List

The Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance Workbook: An Eight-week Program for Improved Emotion Regulation and Resilience, Gonzalo Brito Pons, and Margaret Cullen
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 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 Goleman
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
Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything, Deborah Schoeberlein
Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, Patricia A. Jennings
Teaching Mindfulness – A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators by Diane Reibel, Donald McCown & Marc S. Micozzi
Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens, Christopher Willard PsyD (Editor), Amy Saltzman MD (Editor), Susan Kaiser Greenland JD (Foreword)
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, Christopher K. Germer, PhD


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 Certification Process

Level 1 Certification Requirements


Completion of the following:

Academic Qualifications:

SMART Level 1 Certification Training Program (100 hrs)

The program 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)

Note: Completion of the above does not guarantee certification. Additional training may be recommended.

Participation in Ongoing Professional Development with Mindfulness Everyday

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

E-mail: info@mindfulnesseveryday.ORG