Mindfulness Teacher Training
Mindfulness is a scientifically evidenced approach to helping with many unwanted conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress and pain. Representing a convergence of ancient contemplative traditions, along with modern neuroscience, mindfulness is not considered to be a therapy, even though its effects are profoundly therapeutic. It is therefore taught or facilitated by a mindfulness teacher.
At CEC we regard this as the most important of our courses. Available as a completely standalone and externally accredited training, the course also represents, for those who wish, an integral part of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).
This certified teacher training is approved by The British Psychological Society and includes specialist tuition in mindfulness approaches, including the Mindfulness Now Programme which offers a progressive fusion of key elements of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Both are evidence based and the latter is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression, combining mindfulness techniques such as meditation, breathing (mind and body awareness) with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression.
The ‘Mindfulness Now’ programme is capable of being fully integrated into talking therapy practice. As with all our courses, we assume no prior learning, but attendees should naturally have some meditation practice in order to make an effective teacher.
When you attend this training you will learn:
Client / learner assessment protocols
Cautions, safeguards and contra-indications
Session recording and evaluation
History of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation
How to conduct mindfulness meditation sessions – seated, lying and movement based
Attitudinal Basis (9 Attitudes – Kabat-Zinn)
3 stage breathing space
Breath and body awareness
Mindfulness in wellbeing
Mindfulness teaching techniques and methodologies
Therapeutic interventions with mindfulness
Developing the teacher’s own mindfulness practice
Conducting individual / group sessions
The Mindfulness Now 8 weeks wellbeing programme
Stress Reduction – the MBSR approaches
Cognitive behavioural approaches – the MBCT approaches
Integration of mindfulness with talking therapies
Corporate applications of mindfulness / working with children