Q. Does your MBSR Teacher Training programme comply with the minimum duration of 12 months.

Mindful Academy follow the Mindfulness Best Practice guidelines which state that teachers of MBSR should have - 'completion of an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme or supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months.' 

The 12 month pathway includes the pre course study which is sent to you when you have been accepted and secured your space, completion of the MBSR Foundation Teacher Training TTR1 course and the MBSR Advanced Teacher Training TTR2 course. The pathway also includes supervision and mentoring. Every students needs are different which is why the Best Practice are guidelines and not fixed rules. The guidelines are there so that each student achieves the required standards of competence and the confidence to deliver the mindfulness MBSR core practices and 8 Week MBSR course over a period of time to suit their existing skills and MBSR Teaching development.

To assist this development, during both the MBSR Foundation Teacher Training TTR1 course and MBSR Advanced Teacher Training TTR2 course we individually assess each student using the Mindfulness based teaching assessment criteria (MBI-TAC) and discuss their next steps and ongoing teaching development including supervision and mentoring. In the case of the MBSR Foundation Teacher Training TTR1 course this discussion would include what development is required before being accepted on the Advanced course. 

For more details on the Mindful Academy Teacher Training Pathway please visit: Our Training Pathways

For more details on Supervision please visit our website: Mindful Academy supervision

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