Mindfulness: Teaching in the Workplace
Date: 15/10/2021 - 27/05/2022
Location: Online

The purpose of the Mindfulness: Teaching in the Workplace Programme is to help experienced mindfulness teachers build the competencies required to offer mindfulness training in organisational contexts. The course explores the competencies and skills required to introduce mindfulness confidently in workplace settings and build a practice in the field. Succinct presentations on relevant theories and concepts are blended with opportunities for hands-on practice, experiential learning and real-world applications through case study simulations and real-world assignments.

15th October 2021
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6th May 2022
13th May 2022
20th May 2022
27th May 2022

8:30am – 1:00pm with optional networking /practice from 8:00am to 8:30am.

Fees & availability

Supported Rate - for those with low incomes: £615.00
Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMC costs: £675.00
Supporting Rate - supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £715.00

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Mindfulness Background

The programme is for experienced mindfulness teachers, who are teaching Mindfulness-Based Programmes in line with the UK Good Practice Guidelines, and mindfulness teachers in training, who
* have successfully completed a trainer-led face-to-face or live-online Mindfulness Teacher Training Programme lasting at least 12 months, from a recognized Teacher Training Organisation.
* have taught a minimum of 2 x 8-week Mindfulness Based courses under supervision.
* operate in accordance with the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers – including the requirement for regular supervision and attendance on annual retreats. (It is highly recommended that applicants have a mindfulness supervisor with experience in workplace settings)
If you have not yet finished your teacher training programme, you are welcome to apply for this training providing that:
* You have completed at least 12 full days of teacher training on your programme, and have taught 2 x 8-week Mindfulness Based courses under supervision.
* You meet the other criteria listed above and in the questions below.

Please advise in which Mindfulness-Based Programme were you trained to teach (e.g. MBCT, MBSR) and the full name of your Teacher Training Organisation.

Please give details of two mindfulness-based courses you have taught or co-taught. Please include dates, location or online, number of participants and course type (e.g. MBCT, MBSR, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mindfulness for Life etc)

Please give details of your mindfulness Supervisor for the above courses, and the name of your current Supervisor, if different.

Please briefly describe your knowledge and experience of the chosen workplace setting(s) and population(s) you plan to teach. (Max. 200 words)

Please confirm the following:
You have read and understand the book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

You have the availability, motivation and commitment to fully participate in every session of the programme.

You have a regular personal mindfulness practice.

You have knowledge, experience and access to the workplace population and context where you would like to teach.

You have access to suitable technology, internet capacity, space, privacy and the technical ability to participate fully in this online training via Zoom with video on.

Please provide any further information that you believe may be helpful in support of your application.


Additional questions

We ask that people who join our courses online have considered that both the environment and their technical equipment is suitable to engage in this format and support confidentiality for the whole group. Please confirm you have understood and agree to this online criteria, including the environment and the participant confidentiality which is different with online courses.


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