Diploma in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Commencing October 2019
Dates: Sundays, 2019 – 6 October, 3 November, 8 December and 2020 – 12 January, 9 February, 8 March, 5 April, 10 May, 14 June, 5 July, 9 August, 13 September.
Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Fee: €850 per year
Trainers: The Mindfulness qualified teachers from backgrounds in mental health, education, addiction, and psychotherapy.
Learn the art of guidance and the craft of compassionate inquiry.
Learn to teach mindfulness-based interventions such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) in clinical or educational settings.
Specialisation in teaching Mindfulness-Based for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- MBCT-L Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life
- MBCT Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
- MBCT-ca Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer
- MBCT Bi-Polar (Bipolar I and II)
- MBCT Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (New)
- MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- MBRP Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (addiction recovery)
The training will be interactive, experiential, collaborative, and will draw on a model of participatory development, blended learning, research, practice, and skills. An important part of the course is that trainees develop a daily personal mindfulness practice and organise placements in community, voluntary, charitable or NGO settings.
The programme seeks to meet the needs of experienced mental health professionals from a variety of settings who aim to enhance their practice and extend their professionalism to include the highest standards of teaching, dissemination, and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions.
Participants will attend 24 monthly practice and teaching days (6 hours per month) and will attend a training retreat (5 days, Year 1) and a mindfulness silent residential retreat (5 days, Year 2).
The cost of the training is €850 per year but does not include the cost of accommodation/food for the residential retreats (retreat costs full board approximately €60 euro per day). Total practice and teaching: 275 hours, the total cost of tuition is €1,700 (Euro). The Mindfulness Foundation is committed to the practice of dana (generosity), community and research.
The Mindfulness Foundation is a project of the Mindfulness Clinic and is committed to integrating Mindfulness-Based Approaches in mental health, education, and community. This two-year Diploma is a comprehensive, professional, affordable training and supervision pathway to teach eight-week programmes such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
One Sunday per month over 24 months and two residential retreats (August, 2019/2020). Total training 275 hours. Fee €850 per year, total training fee €1,700.
The Diploma in Mindfulness is an interesting and challenging course as there is a lot of experiential as well as theoretical learning. The commitment and professionalism of the facilitator is second to none. The training days and retreats are organised to an extremely high standard. I felt encouraged and supported throughout the two years of the course and I have no hesitation in recommending this course to others. Psychotherapist and Guidance Counsellor, June 2017
Prerequisites for application includes: previous participation on an eight-week mindfulness training MBSR or MBCT (recommended) a minimum of one year personal practice (recommended) a qualification in psychotherapy, psychology, or mental health, full accreditation with professional body such as IAHIP, IACP or PSI (essential) and placement in a voluntary, charitable or community setting (desirable).
This training is in line with established Mindfulness training standards and participants are required to develop a personal practice, teach an eight-week mindfulness group, submit video recordings, reflective essay, assignments, presentations, and attend regular supervision/peer supervision. Mentorship is recommended with a qualified mindfulness teacher. Supervision is included in this training as part of the supervision pathway in developing skills and maintaining best practice in the
teaching of mindfulness-based approaches.
The training culminates in teacher assessment, using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions-Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC). Graduates will receive a Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from The Mindfulness Foundation Ireland.
Lead Trainer: The lead trainer/facilitator on this training is Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP and the group will be supported by a team of qualified mindfulness teachers who will teach core elements of this course. Participants are advised to explore other training pathways which are included on www.mindfulnessclinic.ie
Fees: There is no application or interview fee. Successful applicants are required to pay a booking deposit of €450 on securing a place on the training and the balance before October 1, 2019. The full cost of the training is €1,700 but does not include accommodation/food for residential retreats. Progression to Year II is via interview and discussion including reflexive practice, skills development and personal readiness to facilitate groups in Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
Further information: mindfulnessclinic.ie
The Mindfulness Foundation, The Mindfulness Clinic, 10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: 087-798 9301 E: firstname.lastname@example.org