MBSR Teacher Training: MBSR Essentials – Jon Aaron – March 20 to May 15, 2024

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2024

Space is limited, please register for the course and then complete the application. A full refund is available if eligibility criteria are not met based on the application process.

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This 10-session MBSR Essentials program is paired with a required 8-week MBSR course. MBSR Essentials program tuition includes the MBSR course.

MBSR Essentials Program
LOCATION for MBSR Essentials Program: Live Online via Zoom
WEDNESDAYS from 9 am to 12:30 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
CLASSES: March 20 to May 15, 2024
CLOSING: May 15, 2024 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (EASTERN TIME)

MBSR Course
MBSR Essentials participants must also attend the following 8-week MBSR course (included in tuition):
LOCATION for MBSR course: Live Online via Zoom
TUESDAYS from 9-11:30 am (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
CLASSES: March 19 – May 14, 2024
You will be notified by email how to register for this MBSR course when your application and registration for MBSR Essentials are complete.

Program Details

Payment plans are available at checkout.
Refunds are available. See our refund policy.

Please check dates carefully. Participants must attend all sessions of the chosen MBSR and MBSR Essentials.

Live Online MBSR Essentials
Wednesdays, March 20 to May 15, 2024

LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
OPENING: March 20 from 9:00am to 12:30pm (EASTERN TIME)
PROGRAM DATES: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15*
PROGRAM TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
CLOSING: May 15* from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (EASTERN TIME)

**Please note, the Essentials program will meet at two different times on Wednesday, May 15: once from 9:00am to 12:30pm and again from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (EASTERN TIME).

MBSR Essentials participants must also attend the following 8-week MBSR course (included in tuition):

Live Online MBSR course
Tuesdays, March 19 – May 14, 2024

LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
ONLINE ORIENTATION: March 19 from 9-11:30am (EASTERN TIME)
ONLINE PROGRAM DATES: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, and 14
PROGRAM TIME: 9-11:30am (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ONLINE ALL DAY SESSION: Sunday, April 28 from 9:30am-5:00pm (EASTERN TIME)

MBSR Essentials is the first step in the Global Mindfulness Collaborative (GMC) MBSR Teacher Training pathway.

In MBSR Essentials, teacher trainees attend two programs, an 8 week MBSR program and the Essentials seminar. Participants attend and engage fully in an 8-week MBSR program as participant observers. Concurrently, participants attend the Essentials seminar, which is ten sessions over 9 weeks. The sessions are 3.5 hours for the first 9 sessions and 2 hours for the Closing session. In the Essentials seminar trainees engage with other trainees and the instructor exploring the underpinnings, approach, and teacher qualities in which the program is steeped. Intersession work and attendance at all sessions are required, excluding emergencies.

NOTE: Spaces are limited. Cohorts are limited to 14 teacher trainees.

Prerequisites
  • Previous participation in an 8-week MBSR course with a Qualified or Certified MBSR Teacher – live online or in-person
  • A minimum of one 5-7-day residential, teacher-led silent meditation retreat
  • A minimum of two years of personal meditation practice
  • Demonstrated capacity for experiential learning and teaching
More About the Program

Commitment Required

In the direct teacher training lineage of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this initial training is an immersive course in developing MBSR teaching competencies through rigorous study and reflection steeped in internationally accredited standards, ethics, and the heart of personal and interpersonal mindfulness. Attendance at all MBSR classes and seminars is required. In addition to the Essentials seminar, MBSR class, and practices of MBSR, there are seminar readings, journaling, and other intersession assignments. Taking into account the class, seminar, daily practice, and additional readings, this is a 14-16 hour weekly commitment. It is a co-created learning opportunity in which you will be well supported! Through the MBSR Essentials curriculum, together we cultivate teaching as a practice and lifelong path to skillfully offer mindfulness in the world.

While completion of this training does not authorize you to teach the 8-Week MBSR curriculum, it provides a solid foundation to teach introductory mindfulness classes in diverse settings. 

Upon successful completion of MBSR Essentials you are be able to:

  • Teach mindfulness workshops. 
  • Teach introductory mindfulness meditation classes.  

Please note, after completion of MBSR Essentials you are not qualified to teach the 8-week MBSR curriculum. This happens only after completing all aspects of Level 1, which includes MBSR Intensive Practice and Teaching (IPT) . 

About the Instructor
Jon Aaron

Certified MBSR instructor and MBSR teacher trainer
Insight Meditation Teacher
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

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Space is limited, please register for the course and then complete the application. A full refund is available if eligibility criteria are not met based on the application process.

Join us to explore how mindfulness may support you in living life more fully, with greater ease and joy.

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