Train to Teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
The Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) is a flexible and progressive training route that will provide you with a certification of competency from Bangor University to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The TTP will take a minimum of 3-4 years for those who are just beginning on the pathway. It may take less time for those who already have undergone some training and who may be already be teaching mindfulness-based courses.
After successful application to register on the TTP, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer you practical support and guidance throughout your journey. Following initial training, you will begin to teach mindfulness under the guidance of a recommended mindfulness-based supervisor. As you progress, you will build a comprehensive portfolio of training events, teaching experience and personal reflection, alongside deepening your personal mindfulness practice. Completion of the previous level is a prerequisite for successful completion of the next level. When both you and your supervisor agree that you are ready, you will be invited to apply for the Mindfulness Teachers Professional Pathway (MTPP) module, which includes submitting a recording of your teaching for assessment. After successful completion, you will then receive your Certification of Competency.
All training events that form the pathway can also be attended as stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events, although some courses have specific eligibility criteria. Training completed prior to registration on the Pathway can contribute to your portfolio retrospectively.
Outline of the Teacher Training Pathway
The TTP is divided into three parts – Part 1, Part 2A and Part 2B (see the diagram below). As mentioned before, completion of the previous level is a prerequisite for successful completion of the next level. All certificates will be issued by Bangor University.
Pre-requisites for enrolling on the TTP:
- Completion of MBCT/MBSR course via eight weekly classes
- Developing a personal mindfulness practice of at least a 6-12 month period, post eight-week course
- Attendance on a mindfulness meditation retreat lasting 2-4 days minimum
Please click HERE to find out more about the application process and to apply to join the TTP.
If you are already on the TTP and need to re-register (so that we can
comply with Data Protection in light of the Bangor University and
Mindfulness Network collaboration), please click HERE
The initial registration fee for the TTP is £150.00. Please click HERE to see the costs for completing Part 1, Part 2A and Part 2B.
How to book a course
Please see the Calendar of events to find up-to-date details of the courses you will need to attend for your training pathway.
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