Practicum in MBSR - curriculum training
The intention of the Practicum is to give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the curriculum elements, and rationale of the unfolding practice and inquiry and how this is informed by the underpinnings of mindfulness meditation practice and theory (science and Buddhist psychology), prior to beginning teaching and supervision. We hope this will prepare you for your first round of teaching so that you are more grounded, knowledgeable and easeful as you engage with your participants. (You do not need to be teaching a round of classes while you attend the Practicum.)
The Practicum has three main elements:
- Viewing a weekly MBSR class, over the eight weeks - Timothea Goddard's 2018 classes (2.5 hours a week)
- Reading material each week (1 hour or more, variable)
- Attending a live online seminar for discussion and exploration (1.5 hours a week). During this seminar, some material will be presented by the teacher and then we will explore your questions that are arising.