Train to Teach – Level 2

Course Overview & Booking

This MBLC Teaching Skills Retreat is an in-depth training retreat over five – seven 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.

Course Information

“This course has helped me better understand and embody the MBLC course and to trust in myself as a teacher.”

This is an in-depth training retreat over five – seven days exploring each of the stages of the MBLC 8 week course. There will be a strong focus on participants getting ‘hands on’ experience of giving presentations, leading guided practices and enquiry on each of the sessions of the 8 week course with detailed feedback by the workshop tutors.

The rationale behind this retreat is to go through the 8 week course in a step by step manner ensuring that participants understand the rationales behind the practices and the way they fit together as a whole, and have experience in actually delivering them.

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 making 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.

During this course participants receive the curriculum including detailed lesson plans of the MBLC, which they can copy and hand out to their course participants.

Therefore, participants have all they need to begin to deliver the MBLC course by the end of this retreat.

“This course has helped me better understand and embody the MBLC course and to trust in myself as a teacher.”

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.

After completing the Level Two training you can proceed to train to teach the 8 week Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC) Level 3 Training which takes place as a weekend and a  one week retreat. Find out more here.

Teacher Training Information

You will learn to teach our Mindfulness Based Living Course. This is a weekly Mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness Association’s Level 1 Mindfulness Training.

The MBLC course is a lower intensity version of the Mindfulness Association’s Level 1 Mindfulness Training. It is an eight-week course consisting of eight classes, which are typically two hours long, preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins and concluded by follow up class after the eight week course ends. A day of Mindfulness practice is also typically included between weeks 6 and 7.

The weekly themes are:

Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?

Week 1 – Start Where We Are
Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4 – Working with Distraction
Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer
Week 7 – Self-acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life

Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life

Have you completed the Mindfulness Associations Train to Teach Level 1?

This course is designed for those who have completed at the Mindfulness Train to Teach Level 1 

Are you already a mindfulness teacher?

If you have already trained to teach mindfulness, for example in MBSR or MBCT, and would like to train to teach our 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) you will need to complete an MBLC 8 week course or attend at least weekends 2 and 3 of the Level 1 Mindfulness Training: Being Present in order to familiarise yourself with aspects of the MBLC curriculum which are not present in MBSR or MBCT before completing the MBLC Retreat

“Immersive, deep learning and a true inspiration to be a part of the community of the MA”

Our mindfulness courses provide an in-depth, personal, experiential practice of mindfulness that are part of a lifelong journey.  We learn how to be presentrespond with compassion and see deeply into our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This three-tiered approach enables you to embody your practice as a way of life. We also provide:

  • Mindfulness teacher training
  • Compassion teacher training
  • Annual mindfulness practice retreats
  • The opportunity to study mindfulness in depth on the MSc Studies in Mindfulness in partnership with The University of Aberdeen.
  • Weekend workshops for Continued Professional Development for Mindfulness teachers.

 

You may be a beginner or have practiced mindfulness with another organisation.  Either way we have courses to offer you.

 

Our training is based on the work of Rob Nairn. Rob is one of the world pioneers in presenting meditation training in a way that is accessible to the Western mind. He was asked to teach meditation by the Dalai Lama. His experience of over forty years of teaching meditation to Westerners has enabled him to develop a unique secular training in mindfulness, and so the Mindfulness Association was created to support this.

We are one of the top mindfulness training providers in the UK. We have been delivering 100s of compassion-based mindfulness meditation courses over 10 years across the UK and Europe.

All our courses are secular and draw from a broad range of disciplines, including neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and Buddhism.

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