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

Foundation Level 1

Foundation Level 1 course

10 day Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR Teacher Training Foundation Level 1 course TTR1

Mindfulness Teacher Training

This is the first step in learning how to teach mindfulness. The Foundation course is an opportunity to engage in a personal and group process designed to facilitate a deepening of your personal mindfulness practice and develop your skills in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. It can be taken as a stand alone Further Training, Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Continued Education Units (CEU) for those wishing to add Mindfulness-based approaches to their profession or teaching, or as part of the full 200hr Qualified Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training.

The Mindfulness Foundation Course Level 1 is an intensive 10 day experiential training course offering space for inspiration, learning and the co-creation of a supportive circle of community that is designed to immerse participants in the principles and practice of mindfulness-based teaching. As this is a 10 day course we also include indepth workshops on Mindful Movement and Inquiry which often have to be taken as seperate courses.

Our curriculum follows the UMASS CFM curriculum and also the UK Good Practice guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness and Mindfulness Teachers used by institutions such as UMASS, Bangor, Exeter and Oxford Universities and is based on the standard MBSR week course taught around the world.

Our Curriculum

Learning to teach the Mindfulness Core Practices -

Regarding teaching practice, every afternoon you will be teaching a 20 minute version of the MBSR core practice you explored during the morning sessions. This will be in small groups with peer feedback and also you will also be assessed 4 times during the course by Bodhin or his team following the MBI-TAC guidelines for MBSR Teachers (Mindfulness-based Intervention Teaching Assessment Criteria) to support your development. At the end of the module you will also have a 15 minute 1-1 with one of us to discuss your next development steps.

The core practices are:

 

  • Awareness of Breath and Body
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Turning towards the difficult Meditation
  • Mindful Movement, Standing and Seated 
  • Awareness of Thoughts (Breath, Body, Sounds and Thoughts)
  • Choiceless Awareness Meditation
  • Kindly Awareness Meditation
  • Short Mindfulness practices such as the 3 Step Breathing Space, S.T.O.P and R.A.I.N and G.L.A.D

 

 

Please note - the focus of TTR1 is to deepen your personal practice and teach you how to teach the core practices of each session.
TTR2 focuses on deepening your personal and teaching practice and teaching you how to run each of the eight 2.5hr sessions that make up the Mindful Academy Solterreno MBSR Course.

REQUIRED PRE COURSE STUDY

MBSR TTR1 Pre-course study. 

  • Reading the 2 pre-course books
  • Completing pre-course MBSR Meditation practices using the MP3's provided with completion of a Reflective MBSR Journal.
  • With the provided TTR Pre-course study guide, you are asked to undertake both Personal and Professional preparation as part of your Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) 
  • We will send out 8 weekly emails before the start of the course to help you prepare.

 

“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. 

The most important point is to really be yourself and not try to become anything that you are not already….

being in touch with your deepest nature, and letting it flow out of you unimpeded”

Jon Kabat-Zinn


 

Mindfulness Teacher Training

MBSR Teacher Training course:–

*Typical daily schedule –

07.00 - 08.00 Teacher lead personal 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 Practice sessions
20.00 Dinner

*Daily schedule is subject to change.

There is also a Silent Retreat Day on both TT1 and TT2

Structural Breakdown of Level 1

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Total Number of Hours on Course:

186 contact hours, 20 non contact, split in two Residential Retreats, TT1 and TT2

Name of Main Teacher:   Bodhin Philip Woodward

TT1:



Module

Contact Hours with SYT/ CL2

Contact hours with other teachers/specialists

Non-Contact Hours

Total Hours


TOTAL HOURS

Module 1

Pre-course study and

TT1 Foundation training,

11 day residential retreat.


73


20


10


103

TT1 Pre-course study (non contact)

Reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Reading Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: The MBSR Program for Enhancing Health and Vitality by Linda Lehrhaupt and Petra Meibert

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

Exploring Mindfulness both experientially and from the viewpoint of a teacher

What is Embodiment?

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? There is more right than wrong with you

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Benefits of Mindfulness and practical Neuroscience - The Brain part 2

The importance of setting the scene for practice with Intention, Attention and Attitudes for practice

Teaching Methodology: Meditation Inquiry

What is Inquiry style guiding? - a Key element of both Mindfulness Meditation and 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 - Guiding a 20 minute version of Sitting Meditation: Awareness of Breath and Body core meditation practice with informal or formal feedback - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 3: Perception and creative responding, Gathering the Scattered Mind

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Triangle of awareness

Teaching Methodology: Perception and creative responding, thinking outside the box

Teaching Methodology: The 3 Step Breathing Space

Teaching Methodology: Inquiry workshop part 1 - What it is, the Intention of Inquiry and the 3 Layers of Inquiry

Teaching Methodology: Anatomy of the Nervous System

Teaching Methodology: What is Stress

Practice and Training -

Inquiry workshop part 1 continued - The Keys to Mindful Communication, Mindful Listening & Mindful Speaking

Exploring Pleasant events

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20 minute version of the Body scan core practice Meditation - followed by 5 minutes of Inquiry with feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 4: What is Stress - Bringing awareness to 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

Physiological and Psychological basis of Stress Reactivity

Recognizing and naming Challenges and Stressors in our lives

Exploring habitual automatic patterns of reacting,

Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20 minute version of the Sitting Meditation: Turning towards the difficult - followed by 5 minutes of Inquiry with feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 5: The Shadow of Stress, Habitual Stress Reactivity

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 - Guiding a 20 minute version of Yoga based Mindful Movement - Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

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

Practice and Training day, including inquiry.

Mindfulness Meditations

Mindful Movement

Mindful Walking

Mindful Eating

Practice and Training -

Dissolving the silence

Group discussion

Closing circle

Day 7:  Practicing Mindfulness to Respond instead of React, You are not your Thoughts

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Doing mode and Being mode

Paradox of Mindfulness Acceptance

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 - Guiding a 20 minute version of the Sitting Meditation: Awareness of Thoughts - followed by 5 minutes of Inquiry with feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 8: Stressful Communications, and Awareness of Emotions

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology: Mindful Communication, Exploration of Stressful, difficult or Challenging Communications, The 5 Keys to Mindful Communication, Building Resilience

Teaching Methodology: Anatomy of Emotion

Teaching Methodology: Barriers to Emotions - conditioning

Teaching Methodology: Mindfulness of Emotion in the Body

Meditation Core Teaching Practical - Guiding a 20 minute version of the Sitting Meditation: Choiceless Awareness - followed by 5 minutes of Inquiry with feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 9: Lifestyle Choices, How can I be kind to myself? Cultivating Compassion.

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Teaching Methodology - Mindful Choices - “What do I need to take care of myself now?”

Recipe for a Mindful Life

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 - Guiding a 20 minute version of the Sitting Meditation: 3 Stage Kindly Awareness - followed by 5 minutes of Inquiry with feedback, Student teaching practical and MBI-TAC formal assessment in small groups

Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

Day 10: A Mindful Life - Keeping your Mindfulness Alive

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

MBSR Teacher Training - next steps in your teaching development

Mindfulness Best Practice Guidelines

The role of Supervision and how it along with the MBI-TAC can support the embodiment of Mindfulness into your practice and teaching

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: Presentation of Certificates and closing ceremony

Departure day

Morning meditation and yoga based mindful movement practice

Departure



Want to talk to us?Director of Training: 
Bodhin Woodward

WhatsApp +34 660 44 78 40 

Skype: bodhin1 

Email: bodhin@gmail.com 

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