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CPD

Continuing Professional Development

The Mindfulness Association offers regular continuing professional development (CPD) weekends for Mindfulness Teachers.  For more information, please click here. Our Level 2: Responding with Compassion, Level 3: Seeing Deeply  and Level 4: Mindfulness for Life, also meet the CPD requirements of the UK Good Practice Guidelines. Upcoming CPD Weekends: 2018 Samye Ling CPD Weekend (23-25 March 2018) 2018 Samye Dzong CPD Weekend (London, 27-28 October 2018)

2018 Samye Ling CPD Weekend – Inquiry Skills and Group Dynamics for

Mindfulness Teachers

with Fay Adams and Annick Nevejan   Please join us for a weekend dedicated to developing skills in two areas – inquiry and group holding (Domains 5 and 6 of the MBITAC). If you have completed the Mindfulness Association Level 1 Teaching: Introduction to Teaching Skills, the Level 2 Teaching: MBLC or you are a trained MBSR, MBCT or Breathworks teacher then you are eligible to attend this weekend.   We’ll be taking a practical, experiential, and at times, theoretical approach to deepening these skills, working in pairs and within small groups to cultivate confidence and dexterity in group facilitation and natural curiosity and ease in inquiry.   We intend to look together at how we can create a sense of safety in our groups. Flight/fight/freeze responses can take hold and play out in groups settings, limiting where the group can go. Establishing a basic felt-sense of safety together is a prerequisite for participants’ receptivity to learning and practicing mindfulness. This also enables authentic communication which brings forth the powerful experience of common humanity.   We also hope to spend some time looking at how we ‘view’ our groups, experimenting with the idea that if we work with our view, we may find that fresh responses and new openness can arise within us in the moment when we’re facilitating. In this way we’ll see that a lot of what happens is just what groups do and we’ll begin to see the group more as a dynamic field, rather than simply as a collection of separate individuals.   We’ll be surfacing the difficulties that we all fear in relation to holding a group and inquiry and will explore what works well and what does not in relation to specific situations that can arise. We’ll be asking you to bring with you examples of situations you’ve experienced and we’ll work with these as a group, using role- play to bring a sense of fun to the process.   As a foundation for all of the above we’ll be spending time working with grounding and mindful movement, reminding ourselves that who we are and how we are, is fundamental to how we facilitate.   When you book for this weekend you’ll be sent the following two questions to help us prepare and co- create the weekend with you: Do you have an example of a challenging situation that you’ve experienced or that you are afraid of experiencing when teaching mindfulness in a group?  What in particular will you like to have learned by the end of this CPD weekend?     Location: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir (nr Lockerbie) Please click here to book your accommodation and meals Tutors: Fay Adams and Annick Nevejan Dates: 23-25 March 2018 Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net to book your place. Times: The weekend begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on the Friday evening, between 8am and 8pm on Saturday and between 8am and 3.30pm on Sunday. Cost: £150.00 for the weekend

2018 Samye Dzong CPD Weekend (London) – The Courage to Teach: Bringing

Whole Heartedness to our Mindfulness Teaching

Barbara Reid with Heather Regan-Addis The root of the word ‘courage’ lies in the French word ‘coeur’, meaning heart, and in this CPD weekend we will explore wholeness and whole-heartedness. When we train and practice as mindfulness teachers, often the emphasis is on what we do and how we do it. We rarely pause to consider ‘the who’: the person of the teacher and how this person shows up. Who are we when we teach? How fully do we ‘show up’ in class? How does our sense of who we are shape our relational work in class? How we sustain our sense of who we are so that we can show up with wholly, with integrity?  This weekend offers space to listen deeply and inquire into ‘the who’: what has brought us to mindfulness, the journey we are on, how this fits with our work or place in the world, and what is calling us forward.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, author of ‘The Courage to Teach’ (with whom Barbara Reid, one of the tutors has trained), the approach we take over the two days will be to create space in community for us to reflect deeply and personally on our identity and integrity as teachers, the inner and outer landscapes of our teaching work, and our human wholeness.  Drawing on stories, poems, objects and wisdom tales, and using a form of open, honest questioning, we will take part in a journey of self-enquiry through journaling, conversation, silence and sharing.  In this way, contemplative ‘Courage to Teach’ retreats foster exploration of themes of identity and integrity, careful listening and deep connection with others and the challenges they are encountering, the holding of trustworthy space where we can experience our sense of vocation and purpose, and attending to the inner dimension of our lives and the impact we have on communities within which we live and work. Location: Kagyu Samye Dzong, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3SA. For more information and directions please click here Tutors: Barbara Reid & Heather Regan-Addis Dates: 27-28 October 2018   To book your place, please e-mail info@mindfulnessassociation.net Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday Cost: £150 for the weekend, including materials

Mindfulness Association

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© 2017 Mindfulness Association Limited

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

The Mindfulness Association offers regular continuing professional development (CPD) weekends for Mindfulness Teachers.  For more information, please click here. Our Level 2: Responding with Compassion, Level 3: Seeing Deeply  and Level 4: Mindfulness for Life, also meet the CPD requirements of the UK Good Practice Guidelines. Upcoming CPD Weekends: 2018 Samye Ling CPD Weekend (23-25 March 2018) 2018 Samye Dzong CPD Weekend (London, 27-28 October 2018)

2018 Samye Ling CPD Weekend – Inquiry

Skills and Group Dynamics for Mindfulness

Teachers

with Fay Adams and Annick Nevejan   Please join us for a weekend dedicated to developing skills in two areas – inquiry and group holding (Domains 5 and 6 of the MBITAC). If you have completed the Mindfulness Association Level 1 Teaching: Introduction to Teaching Skills, the Level 2 Teaching: MBLC or you are a trained MBSR, MBCT or Breathworks teacher then you are eligible to attend this weekend.   We’ll be taking a practical, experiential, and at times, theoretical approach to deepening these skills, working in pairs and within small groups to cultivate confidence and dexterity in group facilitation and natural curiosity and ease in inquiry.   We intend to look together at how we can create a sense of safety in our groups. Flight/fight/freeze responses can take hold and play out in groups settings, limiting where the group can go. Establishing a basic felt-sense of safety together is a prerequisite for participants’ receptivity to learning and practicing mindfulness. This also enables authentic communication which brings forth the powerful experience of common humanity.   We also hope to spend some time looking at how we ‘view’ our groups, experimenting with the idea that if we work with our view, we may find that fresh responses and new openness can arise within us in the moment when we’re facilitating. In this way we’ll see that a lot of what happens is just what groups do and we’ll begin to see the group more as a dynamic field, rather than simply as a collection of separate individuals.   We’ll be surfacing the difficulties that we all fear in relation to holding a group and inquiry and will explore what works well and what does not in relation to specific situations that can arise. We’ll be asking you to bring with you examples of situations you’ve experienced and we’ll work with these as a group, using role-play to bring a sense of fun to the process.   As a foundation for all of the above we’ll be spending time working with grounding and mindful movement, reminding ourselves that who we are and how we are, is fundamental to how we facilitate.   When you book for this weekend you’ll be sent the following two questions to help us prepare and co- create the weekend with you: Do you have an example of a challenging situation that you’ve experienced or that you are afraid of experiencing when teaching mindfulness in a group?  What in particular will you like to have learned by the end of this CPD weekend?     Location: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir (nr Lockerbie) Please click here to book your accommodation and meals Tutors: Fay Adams and Annick Nevejan Dates: 23-25 March 2018 Please contact info@mindfulnessassociation.net to book your place. Times: The weekend begins at 7pm (evening meal at 6pm) on the Friday evening, between 8am and 8pm on Saturday and between 8am and 3.30pm on Sunday. Cost: £150.00 for the weekend

2018 Samye Dzong CPD Weekend (London) –

The Courage to Teach: Bringing Whole

Heartedness to our Mindfulness Teaching

Barbara Reid with Heather Regan-Addis The root of the word ‘courage’ lies in the French word ‘coeur’, meaning heart, and in this CPD weekend we will explore wholeness and whole- heartedness. When we train and practice as mindfulness teachers, often the emphasis is on what we do and how we do it. We rarely pause to consider ‘the who’: the person of the teacher and how this person shows up. Who are we when we teach? How fully do we ‘show up’ in class? How does our sense of who we are shape our relational work in class? How we sustain our sense of who we are so that we can show up with wholly, with integrity?  This weekend offers space to listen deeply and inquire into ‘the who’: what has brought us to mindfulness, the journey we are on, how this fits with our work or place in the world, and what is calling us forward.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, author of ‘The Courage to Teach’ (with whom Barbara Reid, one of the tutors has trained), the approach we take over the two days will be to create space in community for us to reflect deeply and personally on our identity and integrity as teachers, the inner and outer landscapes of our teaching work, and our human wholeness.  Drawing on stories, poems, objects and wisdom tales, and using a form of open, honest questioning, we will take part in a journey of self-enquiry through journaling, conversation, silence and sharing.  In this way, contemplative ‘Courage to Teach’ retreats foster exploration of themes of identity and integrity, careful listening and deep connection with others and the challenges they are encountering, the holding of trustworthy space where we can experience our sense of vocation and purpose, and attending to the inner dimension of our lives and the impact we have on communities within which we live and work. Location: Kagyu Samye Dzong, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 3SA. For more information and directions please click here Tutors: Barbara Reid & Heather Regan-Addis Dates: 27-28 October 2018   To book your place, please e-mail info@mindfulnessassociation.net Times: The course runs from 10am till 5pm on Saturday and Sunday Cost: £150 for the weekend, including materials
Mindfulness Association
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