Teacher Training

Train to Teach

If you have engaged in mindfulness training yourself and feel you have benefited, then what a wonderful opportunity to help share the benefits of mindfulness practice with others so they benefit too.

As part of your mindfulness training you may have noticed a personal transformation in terms of managing your own stress levels and increased wellbeing. By training to teach the 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course, we can help others to relieve their stress, manage pain and chronic illness, achieve their full potential and really flourish in their lives.

By going through the teacher training and sharing the benefits of mindfulness with others our own practice and understanding of mindfulness grows. In turn our practice deepens, and we reap the benefit too.

Train to Teach

Level 1

Our Teaching Level 1 course aims to support participants to begin developing a safe and effective mindfulness teaching practice.

This course:

  • provides participants with opportunities to lead guided practices and enquiry with fellow participants in a safe environment. Feedback will be provided in weekend two by fellow participants.
  • takes place over two weekends spread out over a three-month period and aims to support participants to begin developing a safe and effective mindfulness teaching practice.
  • emphasises the requirement for teachers to be able to embody mindfulness and compassion while teaching secular mindfulness training courses. The key skill is learning to stay fully present as you lead guided practices and enquiry. This skill depends entirely upon a sustained and regular personal mindfulness practice.

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Train To Teach

Level 2

This MBLC Teaching Skills Retreat is an in-depth training retreat over five days exploring each of the stages of the MBLC 8-week course. There is a strong focus on participants getting ‘hands on’ experience of delivering course.

  • This course explores the rationales behind the practices and the way they fit together as a whole.
  • Feedback from participants and tutors on this course is given with reference to the domains of the Mindfulness Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC), which are explored during this retreat.
  • Live sessions delivered by the participants will be self-assessed by the participants and discussed with tutors who will also make an assessment. Participants meeting the advanced beginner level of the MBI-TAC will be awarded a certificate of readiness to teach the MBLC at the end of this retreat.
  • Successful completion of this retreat provides participants with all they need to begin to deliver the MBLC 8 week course.

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Train to Teach

Level 3

This is an in-depth compassion teacher training taught over one weekend and a five day retreat  exploring each of the stages of the CBLC 8-week course. There will be strong focus on participants getting ‘hands on’ experience of delivering the course.

  • This course explores the rationales behind the practices and the way they fit together as a whole.
  • Feedback from participants and tutors on this course is given with reference to the domains of the Mindfulness Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC).
  • Successful completion of this retreat provides participants with all they need to begin to deliver the CBLC 8-week course.
  • The CBLC retreat qualifies as an annual retreat under the ongoing requirements of uk good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers.

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Continuing Professional Development

An important part of any job that we do is continued professional development.  We need this to enhance our skills, deepen into our role and learn new skills connected with our profession. As a mindfulness teacher you can learn a variety of skills to enhance your teaching.  For example, you may wish to practice your enquiry skills, or learn more about bringing compassion into your teaching, or learn how to take care of yourself as a mindfulness teacher.

The Mindfulness Association offers regular continuing professional development (CPD) weekends.  Scroll through the latest offerings or to find out more click the button below.