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Growing Into the Heart of Teaching MBSR

An Advanced Professional MBSR Teacher Training

UCSD MBPTI | Mindful Way
An Advanced Professional MBSR Teacher Training
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TEACHERS CREDENTIALS

Steven,Psy.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist - see more.
Beth, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness - see more.

An Advanced Professional MBSR Teacher Training

  • 6 Days
  • April 26, 2020 - May 1, 2020
  • From 1pm to 9pm GMT
  • Fees:   See + bottom of the page
  • Workbook
  • For MBSR Teachers
  • The training will be offered online
  • English
  • UCSD MBPTI Certificate

The experience of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is unlike most other experiences in life, and the opportunities for growth, expansion and transformation are almost limitless.






Select the Training – MBSR Teacher Training Intensive

Growing Into the Heart of Teaching MBSR: Dharma, Embodiment and the Refinement of Intention

An advanced MBSR teacher training, qualifying in phase 2 on the UCSD Certification Pathway, and open to all MBSR teachers with all levels of experience for personal enrichment, and community building.


Teaching MBSR

Transformation


The experience of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is unlike most other experiences in life, and the opportunities for growth, expansion and transformation are almost limitless. This advanced training is intended to enrich and deepen this journey of teaching MBSR through practice, learning, reflection and sharing.


Intended for


Intended for those who have taught at least two full MBSR courses, this program will draw upon your own experiences, challenges, breakthroughs and insights within a community of fellow teachers as a means of learning from each other for the good of our participants, and of ourselves. Thisresidential training will take place in beautiful Barcelos (Portugal), striking nature, great gastronomy and wonderful weather!


Intended for


Intended for those who have taught at least two full MBSR courses, this program will draw upon your own experiences, challenges, breakthroughs and insights within a community of fellow teachers as a means of learning from each other for the good of our participants, and of ourselves. Thisresidential training will take place in beautiful Barcelos (Portugal), striking nature, great gastronomy and wonderful weather!






Key components and intentions of this highly
experiential 5-day training include:


Exploring and Refining Intentions of Core Practices and Teachings
Within the framework of stated intentions for key elements of MBSR, we will explore through experience how these come alive in the classroom, and with each other. Integral to this training will be a close look at how “drift” from the core curriculum can unfold in various subtle and obvious ways, and how we might work skillfully with these “dissipative forces”.
Revisiting the Buddhist Underpinnings of MBSR
Seeing the way that the Dharma emerges in the MBSR curriculum and how core Buddhist teachings and practices can “hold us through the storms” that arise in teaching can provide a solid foundation for enriching our teaching. This theme will weave throughout the entire program.
Celebrating our Strengths and Working With Our Challenges
Each participant will be invited to reflect beforehand on their “joys and sorrows” in teaching thus far. Each of us will come prepared to share a particular memorable moment or appreciation for a particular strength or talent we bring to teaching. Furthermore, participants will also be asked to identify and reflect upon an area of teaching where they would like some support, a teaching “edge” or struggle, and be given opportunities to work with it within a safe, constructive and collaborative environment. We will consider questions like “What creates the conditions for these moments? What experiences in our lives have contributed to them? How might we work with all of this in a skillful way?
Deepening Teaching and Refining Our Means
This portion may include attention to languaging, intention, methods and theory, but equally likely is that it will lead to self-exploration, possibly looking at deeper issues that may inform our teaching of various aspects of the program. Beyond specific practices and teachings, we will explore holding our seat while in our own “full catastrophe”, working with challenging participants, reflecting with our own expectations around home practice and attachment to specific outcomes.
Inquiring into Inquiry
Beyond simple reflection, there will be ample opportunity for participants to explore in real time the emergence of these challenges and opportunities through practice in inquiry of practice with support and brainstorming from the program trainers and drawing upon the wisdom and experience of the group.
The MBI–TAC as a Support For Growth
The Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) provides a useful means of not only assessing competence while teaching, but reflecting on our process and directing our growth as teacher. Opportunities to reflect on questions like “Where am I?” and “Where would I like to grow?” will be built in to the program.
Building a Teacher Community
Creating a mutually supportive community of teaching will be a core aim of this training, and that includes the creation of an ongoing support system that continues after the training ends.


Participant Guidelines and Prerequisites

It is our experience that successful delivery of MBSR requires facilitators to have a commitment to an ongoing, daily mindfulness meditation practice. To this end we have created recommendations for acceptance to this Advanced training.



This course satisfies the requirement for advanced teacher training in the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) certification pathway for teachers of MBSR;
It is considered equivalent to the Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers offered by UCSD and others. ;
Open to all MBSR teachers who have taught at least 2 rounds of MBSR;
Experience facilitating group process;
Personal daily meditation practice and/or a movement practice (yoga, qigong, tai chi);
Have attended a minimum of 2 teacher-led silent mindfulness meditation retreat of approximately 5 days 

Having doubts? contact us



In Detail + FAQ



  • Required and Suggested Readings
  • Frequently Asked Questions








Tentative schedule

    From 1pm to 9pm GMT

    (1h break and several small tea breaks)





Meet the Teachers





Beth Mulligan


Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth is the Author of The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger Publications


+ Informations about Beth: Website








Carolyn West


Carolyn West, Ph.D., is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and has held faculty positions at American International College and Western New England University, both in Springfield, Massachusetts. A unifying thread of her rich and lengthy people-centered career has been the integration of her work in the areas of psychology and clinical practice, particularly with children and women, with her decades long mindfulness study and practice. Mindfulness has been central to her work across populations – with children and their families, as well as teachers, college students, and patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation. From 2005 through 2018, she was part of the teaching faculty at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester, Massachusetts where she offered courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and, as a senior instructor, provided encouragement, mentoring and training to teachers across the world. Grateful for her own teachers and experience, Carolyn views the mentoring relationship as one of remarkable intimacy, with encouragement and support provided in the context of a shared exploration of the landscape of teaching mindfulness. Her most influential mindfulness teachers continue to be her children and grandchildren.


+ Informations about Carolyn: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

Contact Carolyn West: c.k.west(at)att.net







MBSR Advanced Teacher Training Intensive

(Fees + Registration)
$200 “Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before February 26, 2019 Early-Bird Rate On or Before February 26, 2020 After February 26, 2020

Portuguese and Brazilian Citizens


$1200


$1400


Non-Portuguese Citizens


$1400


$1600

  • Upon submission of your registration your application will be reviewed for prerequisites and you will be contacted when it has been formally accepted.
 




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The experience of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is unlike most other experiences in life, and the opportunities for growth, expansion and transformation are almost limitless.

This teacher training intensive will integrate didactic and experiential teaching modules. The curriculum includes both large and small group learning, with opportunity for role-play and simulated patient-practitioner encounters. There is daily meditation practice yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence. The ethical underpinnings of teaching MBSR will be discussed.






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