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.”
Wherever you are located, if you are an MBSR teacher interested in continuing support for your MBSR teaching you are invited to join in community online every Sunday morning from 9:00 am – 10:30 am for our Weekly MBSR Teacher Community Support Sessions. As a “qualified” 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 community support sessions 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.
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“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.”
Navigating Life’s Challenges & MBSR Teacher Training Practicum
Faculty: Allan Goldstein, Megan Prager
Dear MBSR Mentorship Community,
Are you unable to find time in your schedule to attend an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program?
Interest in mindfulness practice and its many benefits is growing exponentially. However, many of us are often so busy that we don’t get the chance to really drop into mindfulness practice and explore how it might help us navigate through the challenges in our lives.
You are invited to join us this December 2017 for Navigating Life’s Challenges (NLC) an MBSR Inspired Intensive. Rejuvenate in the striking landscape of the Southern California high desert at Joshua Tree Retreat Center December 3-8, 2017. This program is ideal if you haven’t yet taken MBSR or could use a retreat-style refresher for your mindfulness practice.
If you are interested in MBSR Professional Teacher Training, We invite you to continue with us for another 4-days of Professional MBSR Teacher Training to complete our MBSR Teacher Training Practicum Intensive (MBPTTI) December 10-13, 2017 at our center in San Diego.
We hope you can join us in sunny Southern California this December or at one of our other Navigating Life’s Challenges program offerings listed below.
Registration will also be opening soon for Navigating Life’s Challenges and our MBSR Teacher Training Practicum at;
The Riordan Clinic, Wichita, KS February 11-16, 2018
The Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA March 4-9, 2018
Please consider sharing this information with friends or colleagues who may be interested.
Looking forward to your joining us,
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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