The UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations has recently relaunched as BAMBA (British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches) with a wonderful new logo.
BAMBA evolved from the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as it adapted to developments in the field of mindfulness in the UK. The Mindfulness Association are a member and our courses are recognised and meet the UK Good Practice guidelines. All listed organisations have been through rigorous processes to ensure their teaching, training and supervising aligns with the high standards that have been developed.
The UK Network dates back to 2005, when mindfulness teachers came together to form a collaborative network to explore ways of working together to support and help shape the development of mindfulness in the UK.
A key part of their early work was the publication of the Good Practice Guidelines, which articulated a shared framework supporting the integrity of mindfulness teaching. Over subsequent years the founding members were joined by other training organisations and work continued adding to and updating the guidelines, and establishing the UK listing of mindfulness teachers. In 2017 the Network undertook a strategic planning process and made the decision to work towards setting up BAMBA as a charitable association.
BAMBA aims to support and develop good practice and integrity in the delivery of Mindfulness-based approaches, in order to contribute to the wider ambition of making MBAs, offered by well-trained teachers, available to all who can benefit from them.
Congratulations to all the team over at BAMBA for all the wonderful work they do and the great new website and logo. Job well done!