ABOUT CATalist Training Program

Journey Within is seeking to promote a shift towards sustainability in the workplace by using body and mind education as a tool. CATalist Training Program is about education for better change to create generation of happy and healthy working society.

The name CATalist is derived from Greek word catalyst which is defined as substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction. As a person, a CATalist is someone that causes a change.

It is for individuals with significant body works and/or meditation interest or experience, and who have an intention to co-teach CATalist Program in group corporate environment.

Journey Within CATalist is someone who is committed to build a better life quality and inspire others to lead a fulfilled quality life starting from the body (using the element of Critical Alignment Therapy (CAT)) and towards the mind (adopting the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy approach).

What to expect?

CATalist Program is a unique blend of Body and Mind works and are divided into 2 fold, BodySolution and MindSolution. You will learn the content thoroughly, fully understand the science behind it and acquire a depth of knowledge to be able to elaborate on the material to meet different audiences and needs.

Learn and practice teaching skills unique to the CATalist program while gaining insight into how to best integrate your strengths and practice. Learn how to lead all exercise practices and meditations included in CATalist program with technique, experience and skill.

Who may be interested?

We are looking for applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have certain interest / experience in body works i.e. Yoga, Pilates, personal coach etc
  • Have an established daily meditation/mindfulness practice
  • Are skilled teachers and facilitators
  • Ideally have experience in organizational settings and understand the unique challenges of the workplace
  • Are passionate about bringing mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices into corporation
  • Are committed to their own personal growth and teach from a place of openness, curiosity and humility
  • Are willing to partner with other CATalist to co-teach (rather than solo teaching) in any corporate environment.

What can I do as a CATalist?

Participants who completed all 4 sessions in CATalist Training Program who receive certification may teach CATalist Program to companies and organizations. Participation in Teacher Training, however, does not guarantee certification.

Please note that Journey Within maintains a geography and currency specific price to ensure consistent pricing.

What support will I receive from Journey Within once I am certified?

All certified CATalist receive ongoing teacher development such as updated CATalist program materials.

All certified CATalist coach will be listed on the Journey Within website.

Journey Within will facilitate continuous weekly group practice and teaching review to enable continued shared learning, continued inspiration and support for you to lead quality CATalist program and provide general referral support.

It’s important to note though that we do not guarantee work for CATalist and this should not be your primary intention for becoming certified. A certification review will occur at the end of the program.

If we determine that you are not ready to be certified they will provide you with:

  • An explanation as to why, including what criteria you did not meet.
  • What we require you to demonstrate in order to become certified.
  • Specific guidance and recommendations to help you understand what you can do to improve.

What is the entire duration of the course?

CATalist Training Program is a 5 months program (for session 1 to 3) for individual.

What is the Course Content?

Mind-Solution Training

Session 1

Mindfulness Psychology (Chinese) by Frank Guo & Juo Cui Ling

OR

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (English) by Ong Ee Lin

MBCT uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with Eastern psychological strategies such as mindfulness meditation. Cognitive methods can include educating the participant about depression. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation focus on becoming aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them. This process is known as “Decentering” and aids in disengaging from self-criticism, rumination, and dysphoric mood that can arise when reacting to negative thinking patterns.

MBCT integrates mindfulness meditation techniques with elements of cognitive therapy. A number of clinical trials have shown it to be a cost-effective method of reducing relapse in people who have suffered repeated episodes of depression. In the UK, it is now being used to help persons with chronic fatigue, health anxiety, eating disorders, as well as people who are recurrently depressed and suicidal. Its efficacy for a broad range of UK National Health Service outpatients with mental health conditions is being explored.

The programme will offer professionals and the public an opportunity to experience this evidence-based approach for themselves. Participants will have: • Direct personal experience of mindfulness meditation practices • Opportunities to reflect on and discuss experiences with one another and the course teacher • Opportunities to discover ways to let mindfulness be part of daily life and work

Mindfulness trains one to focus on what is happening in the here and now with intention and openness to experience. This heightening of the awareness of the nature of our mind over time allows one to develop greater freedom to respond intentionally rather than reacting automatically to life. Cultivating mindfulness has been associated with improvements in physical, psychological, and emotional health and greater appreciation of life.

Session 2

Counselling and Communication Skills  (In Chinese)

Teacher : Benson Lim

This course will introduce CATalist to the fundamental elements of the development of intra/interpersonal communication skills. CATalist-client relationships based on empathy and respect are essential to helping people express their thoughts and feelings in a supported presence. Emphasis will be placed

  • on the theory and practical skills necessary to therapeutically respond to troubled people in a supportive, constructive and culturally sensitive manner.
  • active listening skills,
  • on how to apply questions and silences;
  • on resolving problem before they get out of control;
  • and experiential in-class activities will be common.

Facilitating Mindfulness Program at Corporate Workplace (in Chinese)

Teacher : Juo Chui Ling (Taiwan)

As many forward thinking companies can confirm, happier and healthier employees create better workplace ecosystems, which leads to improved productivity. We provide training to help CATalist train leaders and employees to better understand themselves and work well with others which is the essential tools for productivity and happiness at workplace.

We manage client to

– Reduce stress and experience greater overall well-being.

– Increase motivation to work, creativity and innovation.

– Improve communication and relationship skills.

– Develop outstanding leadership.

Mastery of CATalist content and personal Mindfulness Practice

Teacher : Onn Yee Han

This session has wide application of mindfulness and maintains both psychological and spiritual depth. This session will certainly deepen your own meditation training and prepare you to skillfully teach and guide others.

You will:

  • mastery of the art of meditation, grow and deepen your meditation path
  • Learn how to teach meditation
  • Learn to differentiate different meditation technique
  • Learn how to develop your own practice progressively.

This is going to be an extraordinary training and experience. By doing your own meditation work and then by helping others do the same, you will be making a significant contribution to the evolution of your own being as well as helping to create better change in others.

Session 3

Body-Solution Training

Teacher : Michelle Tai/Shan Shan

In a study, people stated that the believability of someone’s credibility was influenced 7% by content, 38% by voice tone, 55% by body language. Being comfortable in our own skin helps us builds trust with others when we are able to look out at the world from a position of balance and openness.

In the Module 1 and 2 we bring attention to center the body using the technique of Critical Alignment Therapy (CAT). This is an alignment of the physical body according to the natural law of gravity and posture. When we are not struggling with the gravity, which symptom includes series of aches and pain, our attention is free to be with others.

Module 1 – Managing and avoiding aches and pain

Theory and Practical of Spinal Mobilisation to aid centered Sitting and Standing position

Recent health care reforms show more companies than ever are proactively looking for ways to support the wellbeing of their employees in view of the rising issues concerning aches and pains deriving its cause from postural malformation.

Therefore, the first three months’ sessions are designed to provide good ridden of aches and pain concerning more office workers.

  • An overview of the origin of human body and type of posture people develop in the process of adulthood

SITTING

  • The Spine and key points for Sitting
  • Stress accumulation through improper sitting
  • How to work with the CAT exercises in stages, coaching client to move from gross to subtle awareness of the body;
  • Explanation on the process of change in the body;
  • Learning exercises in detail during the three month CATalist program which include activities exploration and step by step guidance.
  • The Thoracic upper back from bent to straight
  • The Neutral Lower Back
  • The carriage of the Head
  • Neck and Shoulders care
  • Experiential neutral sitting

STANDING

  • The core in standing
  • The central Pelvis
  • The protected knees and ankles
  • The central of gravity in standing
  • The Spine and key points for Standing

Module 2 – Returning to the wisdom of the body for reactivating self-healing nature of the body

Theory and Practical to create stability and strengthening of the structure to aid ease and comfort in                                   Lifting, Bending and Walking.

The approach is used in the second third month of the CATalist program which focus is to understand our deepest manifestation of conditioned self through the practice rather than the technique of the exercise or to release tension and align posture although all that may be learned and happen along the way. We learn how to guide client to direct attention inward to awaken the wholeness of the body in full potential.

BENDING

  • Where is your Hip?
  • Bending from the hip with stable core
  • Connection to stable Lower Back
  • Tap into the strength in the Legs
  • The Spine and key points for Bending

WALKING

  • Light “walking in the moon”
  • Sacrum and SI joint release and mobility
  • The Spine and key points for Walking

LIFTING

  • Bring all together
  • The Spine and key points for Lifting

This session is an invitation to walk through the journey of self-discovery of your own body and manifest the change in yourself and radiating it to others.

Session 4

CATalist practical development – building lifelong practice and growth

Teacher : Michelle Tai and Shan Shan

Self- Development and CATalist ethics

“We are what we repeatedly do” Aristotle

We are committed to set your practice right from the beginning. A CATalist group practice is vital to your continued spiritual growth.

The group will provide you with the support and spiritual nourishment you need to grow, and help you stay committed to your practice.

If we want to introduce new behaviour in our lives, it is necessary to practice. We also know that to achieve mastery its necessary to go beyond our comfort zones in a supported environment. While practicing alone is an important element of our practice, so is practicing with others.

There will be teaching review session which is created actively facilitate discussions of issues faced by CATalist while conducting CATalist program with clients. The group discussion will circle around the interest of encouraging full and frank discussion of the issues and the parties’ needs and goals.

Teaching and Presentation skills Training

Teacher : Shan Shan

Nomatter how good the course content is, if it is not delivered in an interesting and effective way, chances are, it won’t be received at all.

This session will

-prepare you to speak with charisma in front of others

-technique to engage the group

-identify problem to common presentation problem

-technique for setting vocal tones and body language

-organise information in clear and organise manner

-how to grab attention throughout the session