Mindfulness Scotland Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Approaches.
Mindfulness Scotland deliver a one year 'Train to teach' course which has been accredited by the UK Network of Mindfulness Training Organisations ( 2018).
The programme includes 6 day long training sessions , a specialist workshop 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.
We host a Soup and Silence evening for our trainees every 6-8 weeks to support the development of our community of practice.
The next training course is planned for Autumn 2018 ( details to follow)
There is currently no formal accreditation for Mindfulness Teachers. However this is under intense discussion and debate, with guidelines of ethical practice, and training pathways being created in affiliation with Universities and recognised training organisations.
Mindfulness Scotland are endeavoring to keep abreast of these developments to ensure that our training meets the U.K. requirements of best practice in teaching and training.
Guidelines of best practice and UK teacher listings can be found by following the link below
Masters Degree in Mindfulness based approaches:-
Oxford, Bangor and Exeter Universities offer Masters level study programmes in Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Each University places differing emphasis on the approach they teach ( M.B.C.T. or M.B.S.R.). A Masters level course in Mindfulness Based Compassionate living is delivered by the Mindfulness Association in Aberdeen University.
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.