Supervision for Mindfulness Teachers

Receiving Supervision with the Mindfulness Association

It is a requirement of the Good Practice Guidelines for the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher training Organisations/BAMBA that mindfulness teachers should receive “regular supervision with an experienced mindfulness-based teacher”. To help teachers trained through the Mindfulness Association fulfil this requirement, we have a pool of approved mindfulness supervisors within the Mindfulness Association, which you can view below.

If you are interested in becoming a supervisor click here for further information.

Find a Supervisor

Angie Ball

 Angie Ball (Individual supervision preferred) – Angie has been a part of the Mindfulness Association’s teaching team since its inception in 2010 initially studying with founder Professor Rob Nairn. She is a long time student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, having studied at Kagyu Samye Ling in the Scottish Borders for over 40 years,…

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Anna is the founder and director of the Mindfulness Association Poland. A practitioner of both Buddhist and Mindfulness meditation since 1993. She completed her MSc in Mindfulness at Aberdeen University, Scotland; supervision training at Bangor University and at the Mindfulness Association U.K. She is a certified teacher of MBLC, CBLC, and facilitates and teaches all…

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Annick Nevejan, MSc, MA, is a lead tutor and supervisor for the Mindfulness Association (MA) since 2010 and delivers the MA’s trainings, retreats and teaching skills trajectories in the UK and Europe. She was for 5 years an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen on the Master Studies in Mindfulness (MSc). Annick works as…

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Bill paterson

Bill has been supervising mindfulness teachers since 2018 and has experience of teaching the MBLC over 50 times to very diverse groups. He is an independent Person-Centred counsellor (BACP) and mindfulness teacher (BAMBA). Bill is regularly employed to provide mindfulness, well-being training courses/workshops and 1-2-1 coaching in the public, private and third sector of Scotland,…

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(Individual supervision only) Fay Adams has been a tutor within the Mindfulness Association since it began. She teaches on the University of Aberdeen’s Studies in Mindfulness MSc and is a teacher trainer. Fay completed a supervision training with Bangor University in 2013 and she trains mindfulness supervisors for the MA. She lives in Herefordshire with her partner…

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Having begun to practice mindfulness in the 1990s and teaching since 2013, Gareth has primarily taught groups of people experiencing anxiety, low mood, and/or chronic illness. With 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellbeing, he has a keen interest in the contributions mindfulness and compassion can make to the process…

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Gillian is a Mindfulness Association trained teacher based in Edinburgh. She has practised mindfulness for over 15 years and has been teaching mindfulness since 2011. In 2015, Gillian set up her own mindfulness training company after a long career as a marketing professional in the corporate sector. She currently teaches mindfulness full-time. Gillian regularly teaches…

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 (Individual supervision only)  Graeme is a  lead Tutor and Supervisor for the Mindfulness Association, and lives in the Newcastle upon Tyne area. He is also a psychological therapist working with individuals, couples and families and has worked for over 10 years as a mental health counsellor in Primary Care settings. He trained as a therapeutic…

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Jacky Seery

Jacky is the Communications Manager, a Tutor and Core Management Team member within the Mindfulness Association. She is a tutor on Level One, Level Two, Level Three and Teacher Training Courses, the Living Well to Die Well Course as well as having developed and led the new Mindful Body Course, combining Qigong and Yoga with…

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Jane N

Jane Negrych is currently the Program Manager of the Sanctuary in Dublin, Ireland. The Sanctuary is a mindfulness and meditation centre that offers mindfulness courses and professional development to the general public as well as to health and social care workers in Ireland. Previously, she has been teaching mindfulness, compassion and mindfulness teacher training courses…

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Joan has been practicing mindfulness since 2005 and was inspired to teach from the incredible transformation she experienced in her own life. She has been teaching intensively since 2017 and is based in the west coast of Ireland. She is the founding teacher of Heart Space and teaches both the MBLC and CBLC throughout the…

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Having practised mindfulness meditation since 2000, Kristine is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the MSc in Mindfulness Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Since 2010, she has been teaching for the Mindfulness Association on their mindfulness, compassion and teacher trainings. She also teaches under her own steam both locally and further afield, delivering the 8-week…

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Rosina Morrison

Rosina teaches the MBLC course locally and has also taught with the Mindfulness Association on the one year Mindfulness and Compassion courses. She has completed the Diploma of Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen in 2013, and has attended a course in Mindfulness Supervision training with Bangor University. She has worked as a…

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Tina has been teaching mindfulness since 2011, she trained with Rob Nairn and the Mindfulness Association team undertaking the 3 years of mindfulness, compassion, insight and wisdom training. Tina is a clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer Nursing of over 30yrs and started delivering the 8 week mindfulness MBLC program to people diagnosed with cancer. She…

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You can find further details of receiving supervision for Mindfulness Teachers through the MA by downloading this document. To organise supervision, please contact our admin team and we can help you with this.

Supervision Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers

  • When you first start teaching the MBLC – you will need to do 2 MBLC Courses
  • For each MBLC Course you will need to have 3 hours of supervision for EACH course.
  • Supervision costs £30 for half an hour and £50 for one hour.
  • You can also find a group for supervision. Typically this is 3 people – and costs £120 each for the 6 sessions of supervision. This can be agreed with your supervisor.
  • Throughout your first 2 courses you will record one hour of one of your sessions and send this to the supervisor for feedback. There is an additional charge for this at £60 to review and provide written feedback.  You might like to discuss the feedback in one of your supervision sessions or as an additional session.

Everything you need to know about Supervision requirements can be found here on the BAMBA website.

Supervision Courses

Become a Mindfulness Supervisor

Our supervision courses give you the opportunity to develop the skills and know-how needed in the specific context of mindfulness supervision. It includes inquiry skills, additional skills in facilitation to unfold experience, considerations when working one-to-one, navigating the various roles and functions you will take on as a mindfulness supervisor, setting up a working agreement and giving feedback using the MBI-TAC document.

Within mindfulness supervision, the session itself is imbued with mindfulness. There are short periods of practice interspersed with dialogue and the dialogue itself becomes an exercise in being present. This all happens in the context of embodied groundedness and compassion. For this reason our embodiment of mindfulness in relationship will also be a focus during the course.

Participants completing this training in mindfulness supervision will be free to set themselves up as mindfulness supervisors, providing they meet the Mindfulness Association’s Supervisor Good Practice Guidelines and the UK Network’s Supervisor Good Practice Guidelines.

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