Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Training
LEAD A GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM
The Eat Breathe Thrive Program
is recognized as one of the leading complementary and preventative programs addressing food and
body image concerns.
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Become an Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator
WHAT IS COVERED IN MODULE ONE?
Module One is an in-person training that spans three days and allows you an opportunity to personally experience the program you will learn to teach. It covers a biopsychosocial model of eating disorders, yoga-based practices for emotional regulation, meditations for interoceptive awareness, and psychoeducational activities for positive body image. Graduates of Module One are eligible to apply for Module Two.
WHAT IS COVERED IN MODULE TWO?
Module Two is an online training that spans six months and provides support and supervision as you lead your first program. It consists of instructional videos, quizzes and assignments, a comprehensive facilitator manual, and nine coaching calls with a Learning Coach. The training is self-paced, allowing you time to integrate what you learn as you offer your first program to participants. Graduates of Module Two receive a one-year license to teach the program and can begin teaching immediately. Every facilitator is an independent contractor, which gives you the freedom to set your own schedule, rates, and terms at any facility you choose.
HOW DOES CERTIFICATION WORK?
While Module Two gives you a license to teach for one year, as a member of the Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Network, your certification will never expire. The network is a monthly membership program created to give you ongoing support as a Certified Facilitator. It includes continuing education webinars, design services for marketing materials, use of our online registration system, and continued support from a Learning Coach.
Your first step is to attend a Module One training and master the basics. Module One gives you an opportunity to experience the program before you teach it to others. Once you complete it, you can apply to begin Module Two.
Graduates of Module Two are fully licensed to lead programs and offer workshops.
Our educational model is self-paced and experiential, offering you an opportunity to apply what you learn throughout the training experience. The training consists of two training modules:
- Module One is an in-person program that spans three days (at most locations) and allows you an opportunity to personally experience the program you will learn to teach.
- Module Two is a six-month online mentorship program. It consists of personalized mentorship, online videos, exercises and activities, and practicum. The training is self-paced, allowing you time to integrate what you learn and offer your first program to participants.
You get to start teaching your first program about three months into Module Two.
Yes. We require all facilitators lead the program in collaboration at least one co-facilitator. This is important not only for you and your sustainability, but for your participants’ benefit and safety as well. If one participant in your program is having a hard time, it’s important that one of you can take care of the group while the other supports the student one-on-one. It’s also important that each of you have complementary skills and professional backgrounds, so that you can run an effective program.
No. Only one of you must complete Module One.
- At least one of you will need to have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
- At least one of you will need to have attended Module One in person.
- At least one of you needs to have experience facilitating groups.
- If you have a history of eating disorders, you must be in solid recovery for at least one year.
How is the program I will learn to teach structured?
Our program is comprised of six weekly two-hour sessions, plus a service project at the end of the program. Facilitators may teach the program any day of the week, but most find that weekday evenings work best. The sessions are comprised of one hour of psychoeducational activities and one hour of mindful movement and meditation.
Module Two is compried of eight sections, each of which includes 1-3 hours of instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes, assignments, and coaching calls with a Learning Coach. During sections two through eight, you will run your first program for participants.
You have up to six months to complete the course.
Facilitators teach their programs in all sorts of locations! Educators offer the program in schools and colleges to prevent eating disorders and promote positive body image. Mental health practitioners offer it in community settings to provide a supportive space for individuals transitioning out of eating disorder treatment. Yoga teachers offer it in studios to support students struggling with emotional eating and negative body image.
The Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator certificate of completion (license) is valid for one year. As with any reputable occupation, our facilitators are expected to keep up-to-date on industry knowledge and stay fresh with their professional skills. Eat Breathe Thrive offers facilitators opportunities receive continuing education through the Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Network and requires all facilitators to update their skills annually in order to renew their facilitator certificate.
The Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Network is a membership-based program for licensed Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitators. It’s not a requirement for new facilitators, but many facilitators join because it provides the tools they need teach successfully and maintain their license. Members of the network receive marketing and design services, use of our online registration system, ongoing mentorship with a Learning Coach, fresh curriculums for workshops and samplers, and continued licensing as long as they are members in good standing. Those who do not join the network must re-license annually.
Programs vary in size. Most programs have about ten participants, but some facilitators teach programs to as many as forty participants. You need at least five participants for your program during Module Two, and after that you can offer the program to as many participants at a time as you wish.
Module One costs $399. Some hosting studios offer early-bird specials, and we offer a limited number of scholarships. The cost of the training is sometimes higher overseas and at retreat centers.
Module Two costs $1500. Most facilitators pay in six monthly installments of $249. If you register for Module Two within one month of completing your Module One training, you can save $300 and pay in six monthly installments of $199.
Yes, of course! We encourage facilitators to offer give-back programs in schools, community centers, and under-resourced community.
Yes! Facilitators generally earn between $500 and $1500 per program. You can offer your program at no charge, charge participants individual rates, or ask beneficiary institutions to pay for the program. If you are in Module Two or a member of the Facilitator Network, you can use our registration system to collect payment. Otherwise, you can use EventBrite, PayPal or other registration systems.
You may register participants and collect payment using our our registration software, Wellness Living. Eat Breathe Thrive provides all facilitators in Module Two the ability to register students on our Wellness Living account. After Module Two, you have the option of continuing to use the registration through our Facilitator Network.
Absolutely! During Module Two, one of our designers will work with you to create your marketing materials. As a member of the Facilitator Network, you will continue to receive design services for each program you teach. All facilitators are responsible for printing and distribution of marketing materials.
Yes, for the most part. Sometimes, it’s necessary to factor in a by-week for a holiday or major event.
Yes, we require all Facilitators demonstrate proof of insurance, and we provide you with a waiver for participants to sign.
Many studios may ask you to add a rider to your policy. This doesn’t cost anything to you and can often be done online, or with a short call to your insurance company.