2023 MBLC-YA RETREAT
Tutors: Heather Grace Bond and Heather Regan-Addis
Part 1 – Saturday 3rd June 2023 – 9.00am to 18.00pm
Part 2 – Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July 2023 from 9.00am to 17.00pm (with 16.00pm finish on Sunday)
Cost: £319.00 payable over two monthly payments of £159.50
Booking info: To book this retreat please contact email@example.com
The MBLC-YA is designed to be facilitated over 10 sessions of approximately 40 minutes to 1hr duration, one session per week, with pupils of secondary school age, i.e. 11-18 years old, or college age, i.e. 18-21 years old, and is based on the Mindfulness Association’s adult 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) with some important modifications such as information about the developing brain. Each session of the MBLC-YA is accompanied by a PowerPoint to illustrate the main teaching points, however it is intended that each lesson is highly experiential.
The teacher training is in three parts over a duration of approximately 8 weeks.
Part 1: a 1-day online group training focused on key elements to support participants to begin delivering sessions of the course to each other.
Part 2: participants watch lesson videos in which the creator of the course, Dr Heather Bond, models its delivery. Just like a young MBLC-YA participant, trainee teachers follow the daily meditation practices and exercises from the course. They will also meet in peer groups to guide each other through the course, provide feedback and journal their experience.
Part 3: a 3-day online group training that aims to support participants to confidently deliver our young person’s curriculum that’s known as the Mindfulness Based Living Course for Young Adults (MBLC-YA).
Participants will receive links to the Teacher Manual, the Student Manual, and 10 lesson PowerPoints. There is an MBLC-YA app that includes the practices from the course, that is available on both Android and iOS platforms.
During the training, participants are afforded the opportunity to practise delivering sessions in a safe and encouraging environment. For those who are already teaching adults, but not young people, the training will also highlight the differences to be aware of when working with adolescents. This teacher training is open to those who have completed both weekends of Teaching Level One, including those not already working in schools.
Pre-requisites for delivery of this course include completion of the Mindfulness Association‘s ‘Mindfulness – Level 1’ training, which is delivered over 4 weekends, spread out over approximately 9 months, followed by the ‘Teaching Level 1‘ course, which is delivered over two weekends and, finally, attendance at the 3-day MBLC-YA teacher training.
You do not need to be a fully qualified MBLC teacher in order to attend the retreat.