Science requires an engagement with the world; a live encounter between the knower and the known. ~Parker Palmer
What we offer
- A thorough and internationally recognised pathway of training in Mindfulness Based Programs - MBSR and MBCT and adaptations of these programs
- A way of teaching and learning that is transformative, engaging and relevant - personally and professionally
- Rigorous standards of assessment and certification in MBP teaching
- Professional development workshops and retreats for health professionals, coaches and teachers who are interested in integrating mindfulness into their work
- A thriving community of mindfulness teachers
- Listing of trained MBP teachers for referrers and the public
- Links to the international community of MBP teachers and trainers
There are many opportunities for training these days in all sorts of different mindfulness approaches – from a weekend training to become a “mindfulness teacher” to full-time Masters programs.
What MTI offers is a flexible professional training program to support competencies for teaching Mindfulness Based Programs (MBSR and MBCT) and evidence-based adaptations of these original programs. The underpinnings of the MBPs are different from mindfulness-informed programs (like DBT, ACT and others) and therefore have different training requirements. For an excellent article clarifying these issues by Rebecca Crane, Judson Brewer, Christina Feldman, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Mark Williams, and Willem Kuyken, please see: “What defines mindfulness-based programs: the warp and the weft”
The consensus from these senior founders is that MBPs require certain processes of training to develop competencies that are different from the training processes for those required to teach mindfulness-informed approaches. It is training in these competencies that MTI offers our students, and why we require immersion in retreats, intensive face-to-face training, supervision and certification.