Instructor Level 1 Training, Emotional Rescue Method

About The Course

Do you want to become certified as an Emotional Rescue Instructor? If so, your first step is to complete the Emotional Rescue™ Method 8 Week Course which provides you a foundation of understanding and practice in the ER Method as taught by author Dzogchen Ponlop in the book, Emotional Rescue. On completing the 8 Week Course, you are eligible to register for this Instructor Level 1 Training.

In the Instructor Level 1 course, you will have the opportunity to deepen your experience and skill in applying the Emotional Rescue Method. You’ll be introduced to the ER Community Principles, and will learn more about how people develop emotional resilience, including the science behind it all. Best of all, you will discover your own most effective ways of working with your emotional patterns related to anger, fear, and anxiety; loneliness, depression, and sadness; and emotions in relationships. By deepening your skill in practicing the Emotional Rescue Method, you will be fulfilling the most important prerequisite for continuing on the pathway to ER Instructor certification.

Course Goals and Benefits

This course will help you:

  • Develop further emotional resilience skills
  • Learn the science behind the ER Community Principles
  • Cultivate a personal mindfulness practice
  • Respond to stress without resorting to reactivity
  • Learn how to transform fear, anger, and anxiety
  • Learn skills to work with loneliness, depression and grief
  • Build confidence to work with emotions in relationships
  • Gain practice in instruction skills using the ER Method

Emotional Rescue Instructor Courses:

  • Based on the book, Emotional Rescue, by Dzogchen Ponlop
  • Aligned with scientific research on what builds emotional resilience
  • Adapted from authentic Buddhist teachings for working with emotions
  • Taught by certified Emotional Rescue instructors
  • Equally beneficial for new and experienced practitioners
  • Fulfills a prerequisite to become a Certified Instructor

Course Structure

The Instructor Level 1 Training is designed to help you develop greater resilience through a deeper exploration of the Emotional Rescue Method as it applies to emotions that we all experience.

This 7-week course consists of one 2.5 hour session per week, beginning with an introductory session, for a total of 8 sessions. During the course, you will explore the “Emotions Lab” in class, at home, and out in the world, as well as through your personal journaling.

These 7 weeks will be filled with practice, discussion, and meaningful connections with others who, like you, are committed to transforming difficult emotions into empowering energy, for your own and others’ benefit.

TBD Spring 2022

4:30pm PDT

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Course session recordings are available for 30 days.

Course Instructors

Ceci Miller, MFA

Ceci Miller is an author, editor, communications consultant and trainer. She served as an editor for Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has written, edited, and published books with bestselling authors through her company since 1988. She has consulted on a wide variety of print and digital publishing projects, including books and series for children. She has practiced meditation since 1976 and Buddhist teachings since 2005. More at

Dana Fulmer, MSEd

Dana Fulmer is a K-12 educational consultant, leadership coach, and instructional designer, specializing in the areas of literacy, social-emotional development, and project-based learning. She has held senior leadership positions in organizations such as the KIPP Foundation and EL Education, and has served as a consultant for global concerns including LEGO Education, the United Arab Emirates, and the Achievement Network. She has practiced meditation and Buddhism since 1985, and has taught meditation to adults and children since 1990.
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