(+34) 660 44 78 40 Bodhin Philip Woodward, Co Director of Training

Course Structural Breakdown

Mindfulness Teacher Training

MBSR Teacher Training course:–

*Typical daily schedule –

07.00 - 08.00 Mindful Movement and MBSR core practice
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 - 14.00 Morning Workshops
14.00 - 16.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 - 20.00 Afternoon Workshops
20.00 Dinner

*Daily schedule is subject to change.

There is also a Silent Retreat Day on both TTR1 and TTR2

Full 200hr Course content (TTR1 & TTR2) –

Overview -

The Two Modules includes extensive practice and training on how to teach all aspects of MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, giving you the skills and confidence to teach both MBSR core practices including Mindful Movement and the Mindful Academy MBSR 8 week Course.

Teacher Training Retreat 1 (TTR1) the focus of this foundation course is to deepen your personal practice and learn how to teach the MBSR core practices, (see more details below) We will also explore the theories and intentions of the Inquiry process as a core element of MBSR & MBCT and practice enquiry in small groups. In a safe and nurturing environment we will assist you in cultivating your skills and you will receive feedback from Bodhin to support your development.  

In Teacher Training Retreat 2 (TTR2) you will both deepen your own practice and learn specifically how to teach all elements of the 2.5hr MBSR weekly sessions of the Mindful Academy 8 week MBSR course using the provided 8 week MBSR lesson plans and MBSR Participant Handbook. On graduation we give you permission to print the MBSR Participant Handbook for your own business use. During this module you will also receive formal assessment and feedback on your teaching from Bodhin.

You will also learn Inquiry skills and practice relating to the theme and learning focus of each session.

On successful graduation from both modules you will be authorised to use the letters AMT (Accredited MBSR Teacher) and be eligible to join our registry of MBSR Teachers.

Structural Breakdown of TTR1 and TTR2

Total Number of Hours on Course:

186 contact hours, 20 non contact, split in two Residential Retreats, TTR1 and TTR2

Name of Main Teacher:   Bodhin Philip Woodward

TTR1:

Module

Contact Hours with Bodhin

Contact hours with other teachers/specialists

Non-Contact Hours

Total Hours


TOTAL HOURS

Module 1

Pre-course study and

TTR1 Foundation training,

11 day residential retreat.


73


20


10


103

TTR1 Pre-course study (non contact)

Reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Reading The Mindfulness Breakthrough by Sarah Silverton

Reading and practice teaching with the Mindful Academy Meditation Core Practice Scripts

Meditation and Journaling 6 out of 7 days a week for 8 Weeks


Arrival Day

Welcome to the course and Opening Meditation


Day 1: Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness Meditation

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Structure of the Mindful Academy 8 Week MBSR course

Teaching Methodology

Raisin Exercise and exploring autopilot

Defining Mindfulness

History of Meditation; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR),  - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Depression (MBCT)- Mindfulness Based Pain Management (MBPM) - Mindfulness Self Compassion (MSC) - and other Mindfulness Based Initiatives (MBI’s)

Mindfulness and the Brain part 1

The MBI-Teacher Assessment Criteria

Meditation Posture workshop

Day 2 content: What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Mindfulness and the brain continued

Teaching Methodology: Meditation Inquiry

Inquiry style guiding of Yoga based Mindful Movement Practical

Teaching Methodology: Exploring the 8 Attitudinal qualities of Mindfulness as a participant and as a teacher.

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Mindfulness of the Body & Breath Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 3: Gathering the Scattered Mind - Coming to our Senses

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Triangle of awareness

Teaching Methodology: The 3 Step Breathing Space

Teaching Methodology: Inquiry

Teaching Methodology: Anatomy of the Nervous System

Teaching Methodology: What is Stress

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Mindfulness of the Body scan Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 4: What is Stress? learning about our patterns of reactivity to Stress

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Yoga based Mindful Movement theory and Practical exercise

Workshop exploring our Experience, pleasant and unpleasant

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Mindfulness of Experience Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 5: Coping with Stress, Responsive/Reactive Modes of mind

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Primary and secondary Experience

Practical: 3 Step Breathing Space, facing difficulties

Teaching Methodology: Responsive Reactive modes of Mind

Teaching Methodology: Negativity Bias

Teaching Methodology: The stages of Acceptance

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Yoga based Mindful Movement - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 6: A Mindful Life Day, Silent Meditation and Yoga based Mindful Movement Retreat

Practice and Training day, including inquiry.

Day 7:  Mindfulness of Thoughts

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Mindful Communication

Teaching Methodology: Doing mode and Being mode

Teaching Methodology: Seeing thoughts as creations of the mind

Teaching Methodology: Thoughts are not facts, seeing FROM thoughts.

Teaching Methodology: Automatic Negative Thoughts

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Mindfulness of thoughts Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 8: Mindfulness of Emotions

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Anatomy of Emotion

Teaching Methodology: Barriers to Emotions - conditioning

Teaching Methodology: Mindfulness of Emotion in the Body

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Labelling Emotions Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 9: Cultivating Compassion

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

History of the Metta Bhavana (Loving Kindness) and the philosophical significance in modern Mindfulness

Teaching Methodology: Compassion in Mindfulness

Teaching Methodology: Molecules of Positive Thoughts & Emotions- how they affect the body, mind and spirit, the chemistry of connection

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Kindly Awareness Meditation - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Day 10: A Mindful Life

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

MBSR Teacher Training - next steps in your teaching development

Supervision - supporting your personal and professional development

Formal 1 to 1’s with assessment feedback

Inquiry Workshop Practical

Students reflection and journaling on how they are going to bring the Teaching principles of Mindfulness into their personal and professional life

Final Meditation and closing ceremony

Departure day

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Departure



and TTR2

Module

Contact Hours with Bodhin

Contact hours with other teachers/specialists

Non-Contact Hours

Total Hours


TOTAL HOURS

Module 2

Pre-course study and

TTR2 Advanced training,

11 day residential retreat.


73


20


10


103

TTR2 Pre-course Study (non contact)

Reading Teaching Mindfulness, A practical guide for Clinicians and Educators by McCrown, Reibel and Micozzi

Reading A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness by Christiane Wolf and Greg Serpa

Reading Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale (2nd edition)

Reading and practice teaching with the Mindful Academy MBSR 8 Week Course Session Plans

Meditation and Journaling 6 out of 7 days a week for 8 Weeks


Arrival Day

Welcome to the course and Opening Meditation


TTR2 Day 1: Deepening Teaching Mindfulness Meditation

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Deepening Teaching Mindfulness Meditation

Aims and objectives of TTR2

Mindful Academy MBSR 8 Week curriculum & comparisons

The pre-course participant interview - important health and wellbeing considerations

Teaching development with the MBI-TAC’s - how to use now and in future

The 6 domains from the MBI-TAC

TTR2 Day 2: Session 1, What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 1, What is Mindfulness practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 1 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 1 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 1, What is Mindfulness? in small groups

TTR2 Day 3: Session 2, Gathering the Scattered Mind - Coming to our Senses

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 2, Gathering the Scattered Mind - Coming to our Senses, practical.

Teaching Methodology for Session 2 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 2 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 2, Gathering the Scattered Mind - Coming to our Senses, in small groups

TTR2 Day 4: Session 3, What is Stress? learning about our patterns of reactivity to Stress

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 3, What is Stress? learning about our patterns of reactivity to Stress practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 3 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 3 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 3, What is Stress? learning about our patterns of reactivity to Stress, in small groups

TTR2 Day 5: Session 4, Coping with Stress, Responsive/Reactive Modes of mind

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 4, Coping with Stress, Responsive/Reactive Modes of mind practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 4 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 4 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 4, Coping with Stress, Responsive/Reactive Modes of mind, in small groups

TTR2 Day 6: A Mindful Life Day, Silent Meditation and Yoga based Mindful Movement Retreat.

Practice and Training day, including yoga based mindful movement and Inquiry.

TTR2 Day 7:  Session 5, Mindfulness of Thoughts

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 5, Mindfulness of Thoughts practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 5 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 5 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 5, Mindfulness of Thoughts, in small groups

TTR2 Day 8: Session 6, Mindfulness of Emotions

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 6, Mindfulness of Emotions practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 6 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 6 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 6, Mindfulness of Emotions, in small groups

TTR2 Day 9: Session 7, Cultivating Compassion

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 7, Cultivating Compassion practical

Teaching Methodology for Session 7 including skills needed to deliver the Session Plan

Session 7 Teaching Practical -  Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment of Session 7, Cultivating Compassion, in small groups

TTR2 Day 10: Session 8, A Mindful Life

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Session 8, A Mindful Life, Teaching of relevant parts of Session 8

Practice teaching of the core practices and 3SBS with peer feedback

MBSR course plus Marketing

Taking the next step - Working with, Mentoring and support for your Teaching career.

Supervision and using MBI-TAC for ongoing development.

Formal 1 to 1’s with assessment feedback

Final Meditation and closing ceremony

Departure day

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Departure


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