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Level 1: Mindfulness Foundations
Enhance your own mindfulness practice and deepen your experience and appreciation of the principles of mindfulness.
This intensive training is based upon direct lived experience and reflection, offering growing appreciation of the theoretical premises of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. Exposure to the trajectory of mindfulness in the West is coupled with recognition of the importance of cultivating mindfulness in daily life in order to impart it to others.
Participants learn to integrate mindfulness into their professional work.
The course prepares participants to incorporate mindful compassion practices present in the 8-week programme thoughtfully into their work. This usually takes the form of integrating mindfulness into working life or other forms of teaching. It lays the groundwork for the design of workshops, mindfulness sessions, lobbying workplaces, councils or local clinics for the inclusion of mindfulness training.
An 8-week mindfulness programme (ideally in a group setting)
A daily mindfulness practice
You will receive
One year’s free Membership of CMI
Access to CMI Teachers’ closed facebook group
Reduced rates for Master Classes
Level 1 Course Content
During the course, participants:
Explore the MBSR programme in relation to its overarching ethos, various components, curriculum, design and delivery methods
Examine the principles and practice of mindfulness through conversation and dialogue, and in silence
Uncover their innate resourcefulness in meeting stress, anxiety, pain, loss, and suffering as it presents in ourselves, through interactions with others and through life events
Explore avenues that support human flourishing
Recognize the attitudes and language essential to the formal and informal guidance and cultivation of mindfulness
Work in dyads and small groups to practice delivery of some of the formal mindfulness practices
Participants acquire the skills and knowledge to:
Discern and describe skills, tools and approaches to meeting anxiety, stress, pain, grief and suffering in ourselves, others and life generally
Identify fundamental constituent ingredients of well-designed, sustainable mindfulness integration approaches, including readiness and competency to teach brief introductory sessions
Consider the growing mindfulness research base that supports and discusses the value of MBIs
Foster and remain open to the discovery and support of human flourishing
After Level 1 Training
You will be skilled to infuse mindfulness into your work, e.g. counselling, therapy, body work, yoga teaching or community service.
Incorporate brief versions of some of the formal practices into your therapy / counselling / yoga teaching / body work / community service
Hold introductory sessions that combine your work with mindfulness – supported by mentoring sessions
It is not possible to call yourself a mindfulness teacher nor a CMI teacher
Level 1 Training
Course Cost: £750
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