The Mindfulness Association’s Being Present course is coming to the Sanctuary!
Dates for the training:
Being Present Mindfulness Training
The themes of the four weekends are:
- Settling the Mind
- Working with Distraction
- Self Acceptance
- The Undercurrent and Observer
Book Weekend 1: April 13/14, 2019 – this is the first weekend of a 4 weekend course, it can be purchased individually or in concert with the 3 weekend bundle below.
Weekend 2: June 15/16, 2019
Weekend 3: August 24/25, 2019
Weekend 4: October 19/20, 2019
*** The Level 1: Being Present Mindfulness Training can act as a stand alone course or can continue on to include an MBLC (Mindfulness Based Living Course) teacher training programme. For more information, please see below:
Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is a weekly mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness Association’s Level 1 Mindfulness Training. It is the 8 week mindfulness program that is taught as part of the MSc: Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen. One of the distinctive qualities of the MBLC is the kindness and compassion practices that are weaved throughout.
The course consists of eight classes, which are typically two hours long, preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins and concluded by follow up class after the eight week course ends. A day of mindfulness practice is also typically included between weeks 6 and 7.
The weekly themes are:
- Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?
- Week 1 – Start Where We Are
- Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
- Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
- Week 4 – Working with Distraction
- Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
- Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer•Day of Practice
- Week 7 – Self-acceptance
- Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
- Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life
The Sanctuary provides a comprehensive teacher training pathway for those who wish to train to deliver the MBLC.
-4 weekends of in depth Level 1 Mindfulness training (see dates above)
2 Weekend Introductory Teaching Skills
December 14/15, 2019
February 8/9, 2020
5 day MBLC Retreat
May 25-29, 2020
***If you have already completed Level 1 Mindfulness with the Mindfulness Association in the UK or the 1st year of the MSc: Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen, you are eligible to join the teacher training at the 2 weekends of Introductory Teaching Skills.
***If you are a mindfulness teacher, for example in MBSR or MBCT and would like to train to teach our 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) you will need to complete an MBLC 8 week course or attend at least weekends 2 and 3 of the Level 1 Mindfulness training in order to familiarise yourself with aspects of the MBLC curriculum which are not present in MBSR or MBCT before completing the MBLC Retreat.