The journey on the path of becoming an MBSR Mentor and the Managing Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) began over several decades ago, in Boston, MA. I have had a passion for learning, teaching, and providing mentorship and support for teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs since participating in my first MBSR program in 1993. Continuing to explore the foundations of MBSR led me to begin my professional training and teaching through participating in MBSR training programs offered by the UMass Center for Mindfulness. Soon after, founding MBSR Programs of Hawaii and teaching MBSR for many years on the Island of Oahu.
Joining Dr. Steven Hickman, UCSD CFM Executive Director, in 2011 at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness I began my role in the co-development and evolution of our Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) and MBSR Certification programs. My growth within the field of Mindfulness-Based programs has led me to teach MBSR extensively to groups and individuals in health care, university, military, business, and community settings, including teaching MBSR programs online in the virtual world of Second Life.
Teaching, “Professional MBSR Teacher Training programs” including 6-Day MBSR Teacher Training Intensives, 8-Week and 9-Day Intensive MBSR Teacher Training Practicums, and especially Mentoring current and future MBSR teachers like you is now my dedicated focus of work in this beloved field. My strong passion, for facilitating and mentoring the valuable teachings found within MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, now continues to unfold on a global scale through teaching MBSR Training programs and mentees around the world.
Please fill out and send the contact information form to arrange a free introductory interview session, so we can get to know each other and explore MBSR Mentorship together.
“Being together in community to deepen MBSR teaching and program integrity.”
Whether you are near or far, if you are an MBSR teacher interested in MBSR Mentorship you are invited to join in community online every Sunday morning from 9:00 am – 10:30 am for our ongoing Weekly MBSR Mentorship Global Community Sessions. Whether you are a new or “certified” MBSR teacher, you are invited to participate as we continue to deepen our growth together across the full spectrum of teaching experience that we hold. Meet globally online with friends and colleagues as we explore MBSR program themes, rationals, intentions, along with program practice skills (Susan Woods, 2012), and the “art” of inquiry. Join us in our global community each week to ask questions and review your MBSR teaching experiences with colleagues and peers. Downloading the Zoom Plug-in for your browser is required.
Please fill out and send the contact information form to arrange an invitation to join.View Webinar Details
“As MBSR teachers, we can not teach someone their own insights; at best we create the space for insights to bubble up from awareness naturally on their own.”
Faculty: Char Wilkins, MLS, LCSW and Allan Goldstein
This 6-day teacher training intensive is highly interactive. In the first part of the training, trainees will experience the MBSR program. In the second half of the training, trainees will be given the opportunity to practice teaching various components of the MBSR program under the supervision and guidance of the teachers. Inherent in this teacher training is the necessity of a personal mindfulness practice as a platform from which to teach. The delivery of MBSR requires the teacher to teach from a personal integration of what it means to embody a non-judgmental present moment focus with an understanding of how this supports and strengthens such mind states as kindness, compassion and equanimity. This training will provide the opportunity to strengthen these teacher competences.View Event Details
Supporting you with MBSR Mentorship sessions while you begin to develop and teach your MBSR programs.
Learning about the MBSR program’s structure, content, and the “art” of inquiry.
Mentoring you in teaching MBSR as a friend and colleague.
Consulting on business development based on population and demographics.
Providing weekly MBSR Mentorship community sessions.
As a certified MBSR teacher and approved mentor in the MBSR Certification program of the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and approved mentor for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, Canada I am offering personal MBSR program mentorship sessions, to support your teaching and programs.
Weekly MBSR Mentorship Community sessions, “Being together in community to deepen MBSR teaching and program integrity.” Please fill out the contact form to request an invitation to join.
Please fill out and send this contact information form to arrange a free introductory interview session and I will contact you to begin exploring MBSR Mentorship together.
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