MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING ALLIANCE Established in the integrity, generosity, and compassion inherent in mindfulness, the Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance (MTTA)is dedicated to evidence-based mindfulness training and teacher education in service of decreasing suffering and increasing thriving for humanity and the planet. To this end, we aim to increase accessibility to all who seek to learn, reducing geographic, cultural and systemic barriers to participation. In collaboration with international partners, members offer MBSR, MBSR teacher training, MBCT, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness training, Interpersonal Mindfulness Practice, various other mindfulness-based trainings, retreats, and are involved in mindfulness research.
As a collaborative of US teacher trainers dedicated to mindfulness teacher training in alignment with international integrity guidelines in the Framework for the Integrity of Mindfulness-Based Programs and good practice guidelines specific to MBSR (most recently iterated by one of our fellow Global Mindfulness Collaborative members, The Mindfulness Center at Brown University), all teacher trainers in the MTTA are certified MBSR teacher trainers though both the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B) using the MC@B curriculum in the MBSR teacher training pathway. As more courses are added, they will be posted here:
MBSR Teacher Advancement Intensive (TAI) 9 Days Online Begins September 23, 2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE: See below: 3 weekends September-October Live Online! The Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliancewill be offering this training live via Zoom to allow decreased travel, housing, and climate costs.
The MBSR Teacher Advancement Intensive (TAI) fulfills the second-level formal program in the Mindfulness Center at Brown University’s teacher training pathway to becoming certified as an MBSR teacher. The TAI will strengthen teaching skills, personal practice, and expand experiential and didactic understanding of the elements of teaching MBSR through:
Opportunities to practice teaching the elements of MBSR.
Receiving peer and teacher trainer feedback in each session.
Cultivating skills in offering meditation practices and didactic teachings of MBSR through self-reflection, dialogue, and practice.
Forming community with other MBSR teachers.
Between-session assignments prior to each weekend.
Strengthening meditation practice.
Widening personal and professional resilience and mindful presence which can be shared with others through teaching.
All teachers for this Teacher Advancement Intensive are members of Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance and the Global Mindfulness Collaborative (GMC) and are certified MBSR Teacher Trainers through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health (MC@B), a member of the GMC. This TAI is part of the certification path for MBSR teachers utilizing the MC@B teacher trainer curriculum and all participants successfully completing this program will placed on the Global Mindfulness Collaborative and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University websites as level 2 MBSR teachers.
TAI PROGRAM DATES:
Prerequisites for this program include previous Foundations program, two qualifying retreats, and regular ongoing meditation practice for at least 2 years. Details and applications are available here on the website December 30, 2020. For interest or information on this Fall 2021 TAI please contact Dr. Beck-Coon.
You may see other MBSR Teacher Training offerings including MBSR Foundations, MBSR Teacher Skills Building, MBSR Teacher one-on-one mentoring, and tailored mentoring options here on the Classes page.