“A wonderful development opportunity for established mindfulness-based teachers…”

Attending the Mindfulness Teacher Development Programme has been an invaluable experience. It offered me a structure and supportive community within which to systematically engage with the Buddhist underpinnings to mindfulness-based teaching. Through this I have extended and deepened my understanding and appreciation of this extraordinary body of teaching.

I felt hugely privileged to be able to draw on the experience and wisdom of teachers who have a long engagement with teaching within a Buddhist context – and who have over the last years fully embraced the delivery of mindfulness teaching within the frameworks of programmes such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Contextualising mindfulness teaching within the mainstream requires particular skills – one aspect of this is to be able to know the frameworks which underpin mindfulness so well that we can let go of them when we are teaching, trusting that we can draw on them in skilful ways that link to the immediacy of the moment during our teaching process.

This training is a wonderful development opportunity for established mindfulness-based teachers who are seeking to deepen their understanding in ways that will enrich both personal and teaching practice. The teachings were all recorded so I also now have a bank of teaching resources to support my ongoing learning.

The retreats were held in extraordinarily nourishing and beautiful venues which was an added bonus!”

Rebecca Crane, Director, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, participant, The Mindfulness Course 2016-17