Training Certificate in Mindfulness Based Approaches in Health & Social Care.
Mindfulness Scotland deliver a one year 'Train to teach' course.
The programme includes 6 full day training sessions and an optional silent retreat. In addition we host masterclasses in order to support our trainees to develop the skills required to deliver effective and safe 8 week programmes in either M.B.C.T or M.B.S.R.
The next training course is planned for Autumn 2018 ( details to follow)
We have left modified details from our 2016 application process for your information:-
Click here to download the application form. Please read the Teacher Training terms and conditions and application guidance before you apply.
This course intends to train health and social care professionals to deliver mindfulness based approaches to those suffering from a variety of physical and psychological health issues, as well as to those wishing to explore ways of managing stress.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Segal, Williams and Teasdale. It is based on the principles and practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn. MBCT also includes elements of a Cognitive Behavioral approach. This training course will explore the key principles of both approaches enabling trainees to adapt their teaching in order to meet the needs of their course participants.
It will be delivered as a one year part-time course to offer those from a health and social care professional background the skills needed to deliver mindfulness approaches within the setting in which they practice.
The course will be delivered over six days in addition to regular peer learning and support groups.
Teaching takes place on a Saturday future dates in Autumn 2018 tbc
The optional retreat is planned for June 2019
Entry Requirements & Pre-requisites
Relevant training in mental or physical health or social care, as outlined in national recommendations for mindfulness teachers:
Assessment of competence to teach will be informed by the MBI-TAC (2012) guidance and includes:
The cost for the course is £ 1,100 (excluding the retreat cost). This is the 2016 fee and is under discussion.
There are several payment options.
The deadline for applications is tbc
There is considerable interest in this course and it is anticipated that there will be more applicants than places available. Following the application deadline, Mindfulness Scotland will undertake a selection process. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by _____tbc. Unfortunately, Mindfulness Scotland is unable to reserve a place for any individual on the course prior to the application process.
Decision Process & Waiting List
The Training and Education committee of Mindfulness Scotland will screen all applications and select trainees whose visions and aims are in accord with those of Mindfulness Scotland (Please refer to Mindfulness Scotland website at www.mindfulnessscotland.org.uk). Priority will also be offered to those with clear support from their service manager, indicating a readiness to use the skills developed on the training course.
Some applicants will be placed on the waiting list with an allocated number. Should a place become available as a result of cancellation, this will be offered to the next applicant on the list. Applicants who are placed on the waiting list will automatically be offered a place on the next course. If you choose to decline this option please inform the Mindfulness Scotland administrator: email@example.com
Applicants who have not been placed on the waiting list will be required to re-apply for the next course.
Please complete the application form (below) and return to the email address above. If you would prefer to post your application please contact us for a postal address.
If you have further enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment
Mindfulness refers to keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality. It is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves
“Mindfulness is a universal human capacity – a way of paying attention to the present moment unfolding of experience – that can be cultivated, sustained and integrated into everyday life through in-depth inquiry, fuelled by the ongoing discipline of meditation practice. Its central aim is the relief of suffering and the uncovering of our essential nature”
Mindfulness is knowing what is happening, when it is happening, without preference.
Mindfulness is… a turning towards life…. To live life as if each moment is important, as if each moment counted and could be worked with, even if it is a moment of pain, sadness, despair or fear.
I have learned to be happy where I am. I have learned that locked into the moments of each day are all the joys, the peace, the fibres of the cloth we call life. The meaning is in the moment. There is no other way to find it. You feel what you allow yourself to feel, each and every moment of the day.