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Specialist 5-day MBSR Training (non-residential)

When: 4. – 8. September, 2020
Where: Online due to COVID

Tutors: Bethan Roberts and Bridgette O´Neill

This five-day training is an opportunity to immerse yourself in teaching MBSR. It is an experiential exploration of the eight-week course for MBSR teachers, to help them support and develop skills and confidence in teaching. Offered non-residentially, the training will provide opportunities for learning and practice in an accessible format. 

The course will include: 

  • exploration of MBSR curriculum themes and intentions. 

  • teaching strategies of MBSR

  • theoretical underpinnings of MBSR

  • exploring the flow of teaching and learning through the curriculum 

  • defining the overall structure of the curriculum 

  • exercises and practices connected to lesson themes, including options and alternatives 

  • deepening understanding of the particular characteristics of MBSR

  • group facilitation 

  • developing inquiry skills integral to MBSR

  • exploring connections between?personal practice, teaching and learning 

This training is an element of the formal CMRP Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) and the certificate of attendance can be included in either a TTP Portfolio. If you register on the TTP after having completed this training the certificate can be included retrospectively. 

Participants must commit to the entire training. 

Pre-requisites for attending:

The course is open both to experienced mindfulness-based teachers – as an opportunity to refresh their personal and teaching practice – and to newer teachers who are in the earlier stages of developing MBSR teaching skills.

All participants must have:

  • personal experience of an MBCT or MBSR eight-week course

  • an established personal mindfulness practice

  • ideally have participated in a mindfulness-based Teacher Training Retreat level 1 or equivalent

  • professional background and/or equivalent knowledge and experience of the populations to whom the programme will be delivered

About the trainers:

Our trainers are all members of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) training team. All have been extensively trained in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision. We use strict criteria when selecting teachers/trainers to work with us. The name of the specific trainer(s) for this event is at the top of this page. Just click on the trainer name to find out more about him/her.

Arrival / Departure:

The online course will run from 9am-5pm each day.

The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.

  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for for the full amount.

  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive full payment.

  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

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