Certified Mental Trainer in Leadership

MENTAL Training Sweden
Course summary
Length: 6 months
Price: 1,140 EUR excl. VAT
Study Pace: Full time/part time
Location: Denmark, Finland, India, North West England, South East England, South West England - Show all expander

Course Description

Lars-Eric Uneståhl Ph.d The founder of UMT®

Mental Training - A unique distance learning course that will give you Personal Development Skills to feel and perform better

Mental Training Sweden® (MTS®) is a competence and life-quality improving distance education for all regardless of background, occupation or position and where you decide start day and study rate.

Uneståhl started the Swedish model of Mental Training (UMT®) in 1969, after 10 years of research around "alternative states of consciousness” and "Mind-Body-issues” at Uppsala University.

Elite Sport
During the 70's he developed the practical Mental training programs together with the Swedish National and Olympic Teams. At the Olympics in Montreal in 1976, he was the only Sport Psychologist and Mental trainer in the Olympic Village. In the 70's and 80´s Uneståhl was invited to introduce the "Swedish model” to many countries around the world, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, US and many countries in Europe.

Mental Training in Swedish schools
A number of studies started in 1975 to investigate the effect of Mental Training in the educational system, from preschool to high school level. After 6 years of research with surprisingly good results, it became part of the national curriculum. This created also international attention and Uneståhl was invited as a visiting professor to Flinders University in Australia to introduce the Swedish model in 80 Australian schools.

Most areas of society
During the 1980´s the application of Mental Training developed in to Worklife, Business, Relationships, etc. Over 50 % of the 100 biggest Swedish International companies have used Mental Training in some form. Another important area of application became the "Health area”, with programs for behavior change such as Smoke freedom, Weight regulation, Sleep improvement, and for emotional control like Phobias, Anxiety disorders and various stress reactions. IMT was also used as a "complementary medical method” in areas like cancer, preparing mothers for delivery, Preparation for – and post-effects of - surgery, Recovery after Sport injuries, etc. IMT was also shown to be effective in the treatment of tinnitus and chronic pain.

The goal of MTS is to help everyone feel and function better. 

MTS has been developed as a distance learning course to guide individuals, groups and organisations in their development. This Mental Training is an evidence-based course, that has helped more than 7,000 people feel better, and perform better in work and life . The training is designed in such a way that anyone can design and pace their own development. As the training is a distance learning course, you can study at any time, from anywhere, and pace your own development accordingly.

The course is suitable for individuals wanting to improve their Personal Skills, and for those who want to use the course as part of their professional development. It is possible to achieve a Diploma as a Certified Mental Trainer practitioner once you have completed the training, which gives you a platform for your personal leadership.

The four main areas that the course focuses on are:

  • Basic Mental Training
  • Self and Goal image Training
  • Mental strength Training
  • Life-quality Training

On completion of this course you will hopefully have an even better professional and personal life for yourself, your family and your co-workers.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This unique Mental Training - Personal Development Skills distance learning course is suitable for anyone - both individuals and organisations.

Mental Training provides personal development. Personal development is the basis for organisational development.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions - then this Mental Training course is for you:

  • Do you want to feel better?
  • Do you want to perform better?
  • Do you want to be more effectiv?
  • Do you want to get relaxed?
  • Do you want to be a better manager, parent, partner,?

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

Mental Training Sweden - a distance learning Personal Development Skills training course results in a certificateIf you wish to take the course to result in a certificate - you must complete the training exercises, complete the requested tasks and complete the examination - and send them to us for approval and feedback. 

Once you are approved you will receive a certificate as Mental Training Practitioner.

The examiner is Lars-Eric Uneståhl. Certificates are issued by Scandinavian International University together with Mental Training Sweden AB.

You can choose to take this course just for your own sake.

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How does Mental Training by distance learning work?

This Mental Health Personal Skills Development course is a distance learning courseThe Mental Training is a distance learning course - you don't have to come to a classroom. You learn, practise and use the mental training wherever you are.

The course consists of 4 parts, where each module contains of DVD lessons, literature, tests, exercises and training programs. You will be given a course manual that gives you instructions, information and inspiration to proceed step by step.

The introduction is intended to give you an overview of the training, and knowledge of the principles underlying this way to study. The booklet is there to introduce you to the training and to serve as a guideline during training. You will complement the manual with articles, clippings, notes, etc.

You are required to read all the introduction before starting - beginning with books, DVDs and training programs. In addition to that you are studying literature and DVD lessons; you will also train and develop yourself to greater personal, social and professional skills.

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Mental Training Course Content

This Mental Training - Personal Development Skills distance learning course is designed so that you can complete it in less than one year. It can also be completed in six months (185 days), but there are advantages to not trying to force the pace. It is very beneficial to extend the course over a longer period of time, to allow time for the important processes of reflection and assimilation thus allowing knowledge to become skills, etc.

If you study at a 50% rate, the course takes one year, and two years if you study at 25%.

Training is recorded on CD. The traditional Mental Training is supplemented with what is called the living experience.
It regards questions and information related to everyday life, which are answered and then put into practice.

The course contains eight books written by Dr. Uneståhl that you are required to read.

Each module has two
DVDs which each contain
two lessons. All lectures
are recorded at the
Mälardalens University.
Eskilstuna, Sweden.

You can choose to do the course for your own self improvement, without examination,
or you can also choose to do the course, and take the examination to obtain a certificate as proof of your approved training.

After each module you will do an exam. Each exam consists of non-directed PM writing and a number of tasks, tests, and exercises as well as a number of special tasks.

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The Development of Mental Training and Excellence

The Development of Mental Training and Excellence

By Richard D. Gordin
Utah State University

Professor Lars-Eric Unestahl, President of Scandinavian International University in Orebro, Sweden, founded the International Society of Mental Training and Excellence in Malaysia in 1989. This society was formed immediately after the meeting of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) met in Singapore during the same month. This new society was formed to bring together a group of scientists and practitioners to present the latest evidenced based research and applied treatments based upon work in real world settings. Many societies around the world made transitions from purely research based presentations to more applied sessions. For instance, the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) had been formed only three years earlier in Jekyll Island, Georgia in response to a similar call for applied demonstrations to be shared by colleagues during conferences so that learning could be applied to everyday work with athletes and coaches. AAASP (now called the Association for Applied Sport Psychology) (AASP) has become the largest applied sport psychology professional organization in the world. This organization meets every year and has over 1000 members from many countries.

The International Society of Mental Training and Excellence met for the first time in Orebro, Sweden in 1991 hosted by President Lars-Eric Unestahl. Further meetings occurred in Ottawa (1995) hosted by Professor Terry Orlick, Salt Lake City (1999) hosted by Professor Keith Henschen, and in St. Petersburg, Russia (2003) hosted by Professor Pavel Bundzen. The Society has now expanded its emphases to other areas: developmental hypnosis, developmental coaching and fast method changes such as EMDR, NLP, and TFT etc. The next conference was held in Beijing in 2008 in conjunction with the Olympic games and most recently in Pristina, Kosovo in August 2011. The next Congress will take place in Chandigarh, India at Panjab University hosted by Professor Jitendra Mohan in late October 2015.

The philosophy of this organization is based upon principles of mental training developed by Unestahl. Some of the following principles are indicative of this philosophy:

*Principles behind the way the ideal state of peak performance and wellbeing can be created and identified, developed and controlled

*Mental abilities can be regarded and treated the same way as physical abilities and can be trained like physical skills

*Mental training is founded on personal growth and not upon comparison to others

*The best solutions for any problem are already within the athlete or person

*The mental trainer has the task to stimulate the solution-focused processes

*Life is a "do yourself project, where no one can change anyone else

*Life long development is based upon daily learning in work and home

*Alternative states of consciousness facilitate the learning of new ways of looking at life

The congress now emphasizes applications in the following areas; sport, performing arts, school and education, work and business, and health and relations. My work with athletes has extended for the past 33 years and has included work with Olympic athletes and professional athletes. I adopted Unestahl's Mental Training in 1978 when we met in Salt Lake City. At the time, I was involved with our USA Artistic Gymnastics team in preparation for the Olympic games. I really appreciated the concepts that he advocated and the appropriateness of turning the work over to the athletes and coaches. With my guidance and help, utilized in concert with their physical training regimens the athletes learned to use this skill. The basic mental training has further developed over the years and recently has been translated into English. I have recoded many of these programs over the years for Lars-Eric in his studio at the Scandinavian International University (SIU) and I presently sit on the scientific board of his university.

The training can be completed in about four to six months of daily practice. The training begins with basic mental training for the first six weeks followed by self-image training, goal-image training, mental skills training, attitude training and finally emotional training. Over these 135 days the athlete becomes efficient in each area in a systematic way and can then be able to call up these changes with triggers. Also accompanying this training he developed a seven-week strategy for change exercise practice that compliments the mental training. Each day an assignment is completed with a training log. For instance, the first exercises help the athlete to adopt the developmental model rather than the clinical model as a life model. Practicing ways to alter self-talk and dialog training are essential for maximum performance. Also available from Unestahl is the CHANGE model. This model has also helped me work with athletes and coaches in a more efficient way, as they are traveling all over the world in competitive environments.

The CHANGE model developed by Unestahl consists of the following methods that are consistent with his philosophy:

Coaching (Alternative method of change)

Hypnosis (Alternative state of consciousness)

Acceptance and Commitment Training (Alternative model of change)

NLP (Strategies for change)

Generative Images and Cognitive Training (Contents of change)

Emotional Training (Contents of change)

The concepts that apply to this CHANGE model developed by Unestahl include the following: from therapy to training, from advice to coaching, from answers to questions, from the past to the future, from problems to solutions, from intellectual goals to goal-programming and from planning to a programmed process flow.

In my thirty plus years in applied sport psychology I have had the opportunity to travel the world to learn and share with my colleagues. I recently spent six months in Poland with two of the best in the field: Jan Blecharz and Marek Graczyk. I spent time with each exploring similarities and differences in my approach to mental training and the Polish model. I was a consultant to the Polish Olympic Committee and was a visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and also at the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk. I was fortunate to spend valuable time observing the preparation of the Polish Olympic team for London 2012. My colleagues utilized biofeedback as a primary preparation method to train the autonomic nervous system for extreme stress producing situations, Other methods utilized were: Brain gym, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as autogenic training and "the Swedish model” or Integrated Mental Training (IMT). The advantage the Polish teams have is the elaborate system of Olympic Training centers around Poland and the monthly meeting of around 40 applied sport psychologists that takes place in Warsaw. The whole system of preparation for London 2012 falls under the auspices of a European Union grant call SIOKO. It is a well-developed service delivery program directed by Dr. Graczyk. Professor Blecharz is a very well known sport psychologist as he has cooperated with Adam Malysz, a four time silver medalist in ski jumping and a national hero in Poland. I am fortunate to have had such experiences and dedicated professional colleagues with whom to cooperate and continue developing our careers together.

In summary, those of us in the field of mental training as it pertains to sport, are in a continuing quest to provide the best services to athletes and coaches around the world. I feel fortunate to be a part of this great and exciting pursuit. 

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Erika   |   08/09/2011
First and foremost and want to recommend Mental Training as a way of increasing your inner well-being, and as a way of becoming a better person socially, for example as a parent, friend and co-worker. The course helps the student to use his or her whole potential and therefore it most certainly leads to more success in life.
Ingrid   |   08/09/2011
The best course I have ever attended! The effects of the course stays with you. The mental training has become an important part of my life and I feel and function much better. And when I feel and function better, so does my family. We have all received an improved quality of life. From a mothers perspective the course is perfect. I read in my o...
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Caroline   |   08/09/2011
You will receive a whole new life! Your values, thoughts, feelings and behavior will change to those you want to bring in to your life, and it will feel completely natural. You also receives widened perspectives. You realize that you are part of something much bigger, and that you qualities are important and matter in the world. You become a bet...
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