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Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training

Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teacher Training

Albir Playa Hotel and Spa
Camino Viejo de Altea, 51 El Albir. Alfaz del Pi, Costa Blanca, Spain


21/08/2017 12:30 pm
End Time
30/08/2017 12:30 pm
Price
Non Residential €1475 per module (2 modules required for full 200hr Course) Accommodation available at the 4 Star Hotel Albir Playa Hotel and Spa, see website for details
Total Course Hours
200
   
Opportunities for students to assist in classes
Yes 
   
Further training available to graduates
Yes 
   
Job opportunities for graduates
Yes 

Our professional and certified Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Teacher Training course -

Is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s highly acclaimed Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. It also includes elements where applicable from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) developed in the UK and Canada by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal, and the work of Trish Bartley MBCT for Cancer. 

The course is held at the luxury 4 star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Mediterranean coast in the small resort of Albir, Spain and taught by Kathy Ward,  Director of Training, Senior International Mindfulness MBSR/MBCT ca Meditation Teacher and MBSR Trainer, MBSR Supervisor, SYT Mindful Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach with CBT. Kathy trained as a MBSR/MBCT Supervisor with CRMP Bangor University in the UK and offers supervision to practitioners and teachers. She is also assisted by a team of experienced MBSR Teachers to help support your learning and development.

The full 200hr Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training qualification is comprised of 2 x 100hr modules (at a cost of €1475 per non-residential module, accommodation is available at a supplement) and on successful graduation of the full Yoga Alliance Professionals Registered 200hr course you receive qualified MBSR Teacher status with the Mindful Academy International and have the skills and confidence to teach Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Meditation classes and workshops including Mindful Movement and MBSR 8 week Stress Reduction courses to groups and individuals that empower people to make a real difference to their lives. You will also be eligible (at your own cost) to register with the Internationally accepted Yoga Alliance Professionals as a 200hr Registered Teacher should you wish.

The 100hr Foundation course can also be taken as a Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Education Units (CEU) for those wishing to add the core Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement practices to their profession or teaching. 

This professional and accredited training course is ideal for -

  • Meditation practitioners, Nurses, Teachers, Therapists, Doctors and other professionals, Yoga and Meditation Teachers, with a mind-body focus who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their professions.
  • If you have a well-established personal meditation practice (not necessarily Mindfulness Meditation) of 2 years and practice a minimum 5 times per week.
  • A desire to discover how to apply mindfulness in everyday life.
  • Plan to or are teaching/integrating mindfulness-based approaches in your work.
  • Be at least 25 years old.
  • Please note - You do not need to be a Yoga or Meditation Teacher to apply to take the course.

Course Overview -

Our course exceeds the contact hours offered by many Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training courses including the CRMP at Bangor University as we include workshops that you would need to book separately with them. The Two Modules include extensive experiential practice and training on how to teach all aspects of Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including in depth workshops on teaching Mindful Movement, the skills of inquiry and how to incorporate the Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) into your growth and development as a teacher.

This in depth courses intention is to support the deepening and embodiment of your personal practice, plus support your development of the skills and confidence to teach both Mindfulness Meditation and the Mindful Academy International 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Course. You will also learn about the amazing changes that happen in our brains as we flex the mindfulness muscle!

Your Senior Teacher Kathy Ward has over 35 years in Training and Development and over 8 years experience teaching over 340 Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Yoga teachers and she teaches the majority of the contact hours on this course (more than the required 70% required by YAP) 

The 100hr Foundation Teacher Training Module One -

The focus of this first module is on deepening your personal practice and embodiment of mindfulness, balanced with learning how to teach the Mindfulness MBSR Meditation core practices. Also included are workshops on the theory and intentions of Inquiry as a core element of MBSR including practice inquiry in small groups and further deepening your skills during the daily practice teaching sessions.

We also include a workshop on Mindful Movement - a key formal practice based on yoga, do not worry if you have never taught movement before as you will discover that Mindful Movement is more a meditation in movement, its definitely not about gaining flexibility or cardiovascular skills!

On the Foundation course, you will have the opportunity to teach 8 x 20 minute practices of the core Mindfulness practices including Mindful Movement, you will then have 5 minutes after each core practice, to develop the skills you learnt in the Inquiry workshop.
You will receive both formal assessment and feedback on your teaching of these Meditation core practices using the industry standard Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) by Kathy and the team, plus informal feedback from your peers.

A typical day on the Foundation Course -

  • 07.30 - 08.30 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice guided by the Teaching Assistant
  • 08.30 - 09.30 Break
  • 09.30 - 13.30 Experiential learning, Teaching Methodology and Practice and Training of teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement, the intentions of each session and easy to understand neuroscience of Mindfulness practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training and supported by the Teaching Assistant.
  • 13.30 - 15.30 Break
  • 15.30 - 16.30 Practice and training preparation to teach with the Teaching Assistant
  • 16.30 - 19.30 Teaching practicals. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 20 minute version of the one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group, with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers
  • 19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day


The 100hr Advanced Teacher Training - 

To train as an MBSR Teacher, the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines require completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme and supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months. This is referred to as the Teacher Training Pathway or (TTP) This pathway is comprised of pre-course training, the courses and supervision. In order to apply for a space on the Advanced course, you would need to have achieved the required standard in the Foundation module and completed the required pre-course study. For more information please click here

On this course you continue to will deepen your own practice, embodiment of mindfulness and teaching skills. You will experience and learn specifically how to teach all elements of the 2.5hr weekly sessions of the Mindful Academy International 8 week MBSR course using the provided 8 week Mindfulness MBSR session plans and the Participant Handbook. There is also plenty of time to deepen your Inquiry skills and practice relating to the theme and learning focus of each session.

On the Advanced course you will have the opportunity to teach both 30 minute sections of the sessions including inquiry, and 2 x 60 minute sections. Once again, you will receive formal assessment and feedback on your teaching using the industry standard Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) from Kathy and the team, plus informal feedback from your peers. The next 100hr Advanced course module is in April 2018.

A typical day on the Advanced Course -

  • 07.30 - 08.30 Morning Meditation and Mindful Movement practice lead by the Teaching Assistant
  • 08.30 - 09.30 Break
  • 09.30 - 11.30 Mindfulness MBSR 8 Week Course session of the day experiential practice taught by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
  • 11.30 - 13.30 Teaching Methodology - learning how to teach the session of the day taught by Kathy Ward and assisted with by the Teaching Assistant. Includes time to prepare to teach in the afternoon Teaching Practicals
  • 13.30 - 15.30 Break
  • 15.30 - 19.30 Teaching practicals - each day you will have the opportunity to teach a 30 minute section of the session of the day, and twice during the course you will also have the opportunity to teach a 60 minute section of the session of the course to a small group. Both teaching practicals will be either assessed informally or formally using the MBI-TAC with feedback and development from Kathy Ward, the Teaching team and your peers.
  • 19.30 - 20.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss and close the day

Gain a recognised Qualification -
On successful graduation from both the Foundation and Advanced courses you will be granted the status of qualified MBSR Teacher and be eligible to join our registry of Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teachers. We give you permission to print the Participant Handbook for use in live in person 8 week MBSR courses. You will also be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Registered Teacher  Once you have completed your profile and added the Yoga Alliance professionals membership logo to your own website your profile will be live and you can start promoting yourself by advertising classes, workshops, books, products, jobs, coupons, and much more!.

Residential or non-residential options available -

The course is offered as either as a Residential course with accommodation at the luxury 4 Star Albir Playa Hotel and Spa or for those who prefer to find their own accommodation, as a non-residential course. If you chose to stay at the Hotel, single or shared rooms with balconies and on-suite bathrooms are available. The hotel staff are really friendly, and the Restaurant can cater for those on a vegetarian diet or gluten free diets. Please advise at time of booking.

Spaces limited to just 16 Students -

To ensure that you receive the highest quality training and development, we have limited the amount of students we take to a maximum of 16 students, so early booking is recommended. 

Whats included in the price - 100hr Foundation Course -

  • All course tuition
  • Extensive training manual supporting every aspect of MBSR Mindfulness Meditation teaching and practice
  • Core practice Mindfulness MBSR Meditation and Movement scripts
  • Pre-course study including mp3 recordings of all core practices
  • 1 x 60 minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €50)
  • 8 x 60 minute Group Live Online pre-foundation course study workshops to support your preparation, recordings available if you miss the live workshops (worth €200)
  • MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Foundation Course Certificate on successful graduation of the Foundation course
  • 1 x Breakfast in the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Silent practice day, so that we can practice mindful eating together
  • Tea, water, fruit
  • 1 Entry into the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa Senses Spa to enjoy just 'being'!
  • On going mentoring by email and optional MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines

Whats included in the price - 100hr Advanced Course -

  • All course tuition
  • Additional manual pages supporting every aspect of teaching the 8 week MBSR Course
  • 1 x 60 minute private Supervision session to get you started on the pre-course preparation (worth €50)
  • 8 x 60 minute Group Live Online pre-foundation course study workshops to support your preparation, recordings available if you miss the live workshops (worth €200)
  • 8 week MBSR Course Session Plans and Participant Manual with authorisation to use when teaching live in person MBSR 8 Week courses
  • MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate on successful graduation from both the Foundation and Advanced courses
  • 1 x Breakfast in the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa on the Silent practice day, so that we can practice mindful eating together
  • Tea, water, fruit
  • 1 Entry into the Albir Playa Hotel and Spa Senses Spa to enjoy just 'being'!
  • On going mentoring by email and optional MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Supervision in line with the Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines

To Book your space on the MBSR Teacher Training Foundation course -

  • Complete and return the application form, please contact us for a copy
  • On acceptance, pay the €600 deposit
  • Arrange a 60 minute Supervision Zoom call to get you started on the Foundation course pre-course study (worth €35) straight away
  • Attend the 8 x 1 hour Free Group Supervision calls to deepen your preparation, recordings will be available if you miss a call (worth €200)
  • Dates will be given for both the 60 minute and the Group Supervision calls in your acceptance email.

For more detailed information on the course and how to book, please visit our website 

 

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