TTR1 daily schedule

The retreat structure:

TTR1 is experienced in a retreat environment to develop and support the deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. During the week, there will be regular periods of silence – and a silent led practice day on day 6.

Format of the day:

  • early morning movement and sitting practice, followed by MBSR key curriculum components taught to group as course participants (Mornings)
  • Teach Back Sessions (afternoons) – guiding sections of core mindfulness-based practices and practising inquiry skills in small peer groups
  • Taught didactic sessions on the key Session themes
  • Personal journaling to help embed the learning.Mindfulness Teacher Training

The intention is to create a group process that feels safe and trustworthy. An open, spacious learning environment that encourages spontaneity and creativity and structured learning.

TTR1 daily schedule*:–

07.30 - 08.30 Teacher lead personal practice
08.30 - 09.30 Breakfast
09.30 - 14.00 Morning MBSR key curriculum components workshops
14.00 - 16.00 Lunch and free time
16.00 - 20.00 Afternoon Teach Back Practice sessions
20.00 Dinner

*Daily schedule is subject to change.

There is also a Silent Retreat Day on day 6

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

TTR1:


 

Module

Contact Hours with Senior Teacher

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

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