Advanced Teacher Training Intensive
Embodied Presence & Inquiry In Practice
This 4-day Advanced Teacher Training Intensive (ATTI) is for mindfulness-based program (MBP) teachers interested in deepening their facilitation and mindful inquiry skills. It is the final course required as part of the Centre’s MBCT and MBSR Facilitation Certification pathways but is designed for any one who has taught at least two MBPs (MBCT, MBSR, MSC, DBT, ACT, etc.).
In this highly experiential training, participants practise teaching and inquiry, receiving extensive feedback from teachers and colleagues with some emphasis on the language in guidance and inquiry. The enhancement of the teacher’s self-reflective capacity is stressed to ensure they stay close to the core of these mindfulness-based programs – working with their own reactivity and attachment to outcome when this arises in their teaching. Exercises that address a range of emotions and reactions related to their personal and professional teaching experience and to the group MBP experience are provided. We will also address professional and personal ethics as they relate to mindfulness-based programs.
Who Should Attend
Mindfulness-Based Program (MBP) facilitators who have the following:
• Teaching experience – the facilitation of at least 2 mindfulness-based programs (MBCT, MBSR, MSC, etc.)
• Personal mindfulness practice
• Participation in silent teacher-led meditation retreat(s) of at least 5 days
Timing: 30 in-class hours
Fee: Varies based on retreat location and your choice of single or double accommodation
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Participants Will Learn
- To develop the skills of inquiry and delivery of mindfulness meditation practices/exercises in response to the needs of a group
- To be able to engage in reflective observation to teach the common elements of mindfulness-based programs
- To increase expertise through participation in teach-backs, coaching, and feedback
- To learn guidance and inquiry as an embodied practice informed by the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness
- To understand the reasons for maintaining fidelity to protocols related to patient outcomes and research
- To develop adult education skills for individual and group process and experiential learning
- To be able to apply Buddhist psychological concepts to the delivery of mindfulness-based and inquiry (e.g. the 4 noble truths/tasks, the 4 foundations of mindfulness, the 3 characteristics)
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