Free Professional Training

Approved Provider Training Includes:

• Free wellness training
• Free mentorship
• Opportunities for collaboration
• Free advertising
• Valuable community service

One of the first questions people ask is, "Why is this free?"

Middleway Network is a non-profit organization, not a business. Our purpose is to provide free wellness training to as many people as possible.

Our unique outreach model includes training service professionals to become Middleway Network Approved Providers. Our Provider network makes your services visible to a broader audience, and your participation makes our free services available to your customers. It is a win, win, win arrangement.

Why become a Provider?

In the rush and crush of the modern work day, it can be a challenge to get the job done and show up with energy and enthusiasm. That's what Middleway Method is for. When you take care of yourself, then you can take better care of others.

Being an Approved Provider is like being Certified Organic. It means that you have taken steps to ensure that your services are beneficial to your customers in genuine ways.

You become Approved Provider because you want to work for something more than just money. To do that, you don't have to change your service, you just have to add value to it.

Your Own Non-Profit Incubator

When you become an Approved Provider, you become part of our grant writing team. Together, we build programs to serve the people who need what you have to give.

All you have to do is imagine the nonprofit service that you want to provide in your community, and we swing into action to help you write your grant and get your project funded. As with everything in Middleway Nethod, we help you turn what you learn in your training into generosity in the service of others.

Right now, people are bringing mindfulness and trauma informed services into their schools, creating art therapy programs, reframing compassion fatigue for health care and mental health providers, and building free community supported health and wellness clinics, just to name a few.

Here's how it works:

First, you connect with one of our Mentors so we can learn about your service and your personal needs.

Then, you complete our free online wellness training program, called the Preliminary Practices.

Once you've completed the Preliminary Practices, you begin one-on-one mentoring, as we take you into your Provider Training.

Mentorship progresses according to your specific needs. After completing your mentorship, you become an Approved Provider, and join our network.

There is no fee for these services. 

Our Approved Providers are the heart of our service, and our investment in the global community. All that we ask of you is that you share stories about your experience, and share our free resources with your customers. 

Start here...

Provider training begins with a 30-minute introductory call with a Middleway Method Mentor. From there, we will connect you with your training resources, and begin your training.

Our Provider Network

A Middleway Network Approved Provider is a service professional who is committed to their own personal wellness, and dedicated to being of genuine benefit to those they serve.

From a manager at a toxic waste cleanup facility in Yakima developing a wellness-based model for the signage in the employee lounge, to a violin teacher working as a mental health coach in San Francisco tech companies, Middleway Network brings wellness to work.

Middleway Method  improves wellness techniques, medical care, psychological care, child care, elder care, classroom teaching and learning, artistic expression, business management, and customer service in every industry.

You do not have to be a wellness professional to benefit from Middleway Method training and participation in the Network.

We train anyone, in any service profession. We train artists and musicians, small business owners, hair stylists and estheticians, social workers, grocery store cashiers, and retired professionals. If you work with people, we work with you.

When you share kindness at work, your customers appreciate it and your work feels more meaningful. In this way, Middleway Method helps us make our work more meaningful to us, and to those we serve.

During your training, you’ll create and implement your own healthy lifestyle program, so you build a strong foundation in personal wellness. From there, you’ll use the principles of Middleway Method Somatic Education to create a professional environment that connects you with your customers and co-workers through the genuine bonds of authenticity, respect, and safety.

Start here...

Provider training begins with a 30-minute introductory call with a Middleway Method Mentor. From there, we will connect you with your training resources, and begin your training.

Program Description

The first section of the Approved Provider Training is the Preliminary Practices – the free wellness program that we provide for everyone. The second section of the training is the actual Approved Provider Training Program. Once you’ve completed the Preliminaries, then we will connect you with a group and set your start date for the Approved Provider Training. A group starts when we have at least 4 candidates who have completed the Preliminaries. The training takes two months.

The Preliminary Practices

The Preliminary Practices Program is  the basic wellness framework that we offer as a simple, free service to everyone. It encourages people to participate in their own wellness in free, easy, and accessible ways. The first reason you are doing the Preliminaries is that a basis of personal wellness is essential for effectively serving others.

For people outside the Approved Provider Training program who are just doing the wellness practices for themselves, we don’t hold them to any standards of accountability. For Approved Provider Candidates, we track your progress and ask that you actively improve your personal wellness and explore each facet of the Practices.

We also ask that you actively participate in the Middleway Community, sharing your progress and struggles as you go. Sharing stories is fundamental to the Middleway process. When people share their personal stories, the message and truth is much clearer and more accessible than when it comes from an authority. In the bigger picture, you develop unique content that connects deeply with individuals of many different perspectives.

Enroll in the Preliminaries

The first step in your Provider Training is to complete the Preliminary Practices. You can start any time. 

The Provider Training Program

The Approved Provider Training Program  is based online, using Google Classroom and GoToMeeting. During your training, you will meet twice with your group and twice with your Mentor. Meetings are held online via GoToMeeting. In some cases, local groups form and can meet in person.

During your training, we will support you as you create your own Middleway Service Plan. Your Service Plan describes your personal wellness practices, your service wellness practices, and your community contribution practices.

Your personal wellness practices are an extension of the Preliminary Practices, as you modify them for your own needs.

Your service wellness practices are the ways that you implement the professional skills you’ll learn during your training.

Your community contribution practices are the ways that you contribute to your community and the Middleway Network, and may also include the nonprofit work that you aspire to do.

The service wellness practices are the core of the training process. You will develop three elements of service wellness: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and transpersonal.

Your interpersonal work is your interaction with others. Here we cover basic professionalism, with a focus on warm-hearted interactions.

Your intrapersonal work is your interaction with yourself, your inner awareness and growth. Here we support you as you develop inner awareness and connect to your natural intelligence and kindness.

Your transpersonal work is your connection to something greater than yourself. In the case of Middleway Method, the transpersonal element is focused on compassion and altruism. We use compassion and altruism to create meaning and purpose in our lives and the lives of others. In Middleway Method we hold all transpersonal perspectives, which are often spiritual and religious in nature, to be precious personal and cultural expressions of the basic goodness of humankind.

What It Means To Be An Approved Provider

An Approved Provider is a service professional who:

Actively engages in personal wellness
Practices warm-hearted professionalism
Is consistent, timely, and prepared
Supports others’ wellness and creativity
Engages in Middleway Network activities
Sharing stories
Creating and sharing resources
Supporting other Practitioners and Providers
Volunteering and Fundraising

As an Approved Provider you may choose to work with your Mentors, Providers, and our sponsors at the Ink People Center for the Arts to develop your own nonprofit wellness education programs and services.

Upon completion of the training program, you will  be Approved for one year, and then we review your participation. Approval is automatically renewed for Providers who regularly contribute to the Network. If you are not re-approved at the end of the year, then you are given the opportunity to update your approval by working with a Mentor.

Once you become a Provider, we ask that you contribute directly to the further development and enhancement of the Network, developing resources for the people who you serve, and sharing those resources with everyone. We also ask our Providers to offer peer-support for people in the Preliminary Practices and the Approved Provider Training. Our program is free to everyone because everyone volunteers their time to make it happen. Our Approved Providers are the heart of our service, and our investment in the global community.

Middleway Network Approved Provider Training Outline

  • Complete the Preliminary Practices.
    • 30 days, 10-30 minutes a day
    • Demonstrate engagement with the material and participation in the Middleway Community.
    • Document lifestyle activities that reflect your commitment to personal wellness.

Provider Training begins after you complete the Preliminary Practices.

Upon completion of the Preliminaries, we will connect you with a group and set your start date for your training.

  • Provider Training consists of:
    • Online assignments via Google Classroom
    • Two one-hour group meetings via GoToMeeting
    • Two one-hour private meetings with your mentor via GoToMeeting
  • The time commitment for the training includes:
    • 30 minutes to 1 hour of coursework, 3-5 days a week, for two months
    • 15 minutes meditation, 5-7 days a week
    • 45 minutes exercise, 4-7 days a week
    • Possible dietary and lifestyle changes
    • At least 1 hour per month local volunteering

Certificate of Completion and entrance into the Provider Network is awarded to participants who complete all coursework, engage in group and community activities, and receive Mentor Approval.

If you are not awarded a Certificate of Completion, you may redo the program once every six months.