TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Two-day Mindfulness Inquiry Workshop

12-13 October 2019 in Geneva

With Karunavira from the Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP)

The inquiry process is central to the teaching of all Mindfulness based approaches. This two-day training will provide an opportunity to develop understanding, skill and confidence in the inquiry process.

Karunavira has been a member of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP at Bangor) training team for 7 years, is a NHS counselling psychotherapist, Chi Kung teacher. He also has a background as spiritual director of the Brighton Buddhist Centre and as the headmaster in a primary school.

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About the training:

The inquiry process is central to the teaching of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and all other Mindfulness Teaching and Training. This two-day training will provide an opportunity to develop understanding, skill and confidence in the inquiry process.

This training is an element of the formal Bangor Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) and the certificate of attendance can be included in your Bangor TTP Portfolio. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone training event as part of your own Continuing Professional and Personal Development.

Key learning objectives:

The training will explore the theories and intentions of the inquiry process as a core element of MBSR and MBCT and offer opportunities to practice inquiry in small groups with fellow mindfulness teachers.

The objective is to develop the skill of creating the conditions for learning to be effective and transferable to other areas of participant’s lives. This includes the ability to listen and sense how learning might best happen in each moment by means of creating the grounds for meaningful interactions.

Who is the training for:

The workshop will be especially relevant to those who are teaching or have begun to teach eight-week mindfulness courses (i.e. MBSR/MBCT or equivalents) and want to develop skill in facilitation of the inquiry process. The workshop is one of the requirements for certification for those registered on the Bangor Teacher Training Pathway.

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of either a group-based, eight-week MBCT/MBSR course or a nine-week CMRP distance learning MBSR programme
  • Commitment to an ongoing daily personal mindfulness-based practice, based on MBSR/MBCT practices
  • Have begun supervised teaching of one or more eight-week course.

What to bring and wear:

Some mats and cushions will be available, but you may bring any equipment you require for meditation practice if you wish. It is advisable to wear loose fitting clothing.

The trainer:

Karunavira has been a member of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP at Bangor) training team for 7 years, is a NHS counselling psychotherapist, Chi Kung teacher and founding director of Mindfulhealth LLP (www.mindfulhealth.co.uk). He also has a background as spiritual director of the Brighton Buddhist Centre and headmaster in a local Sussex primary school.

Having a large experience in applying mindfulness approaches in community and healthcare services, Karunavira teaches Mindfulness trainers worldwide and is particularly sensitive to multicultural adaptations and diverse learning environments. He is exceptionally skilled at creating a safe and supportive learning environment, allowing participants to engage deeply in the their exploration.

Location:

La Dépendance
Route du Grand-Lancy 8
1212 Grand-Lancy, Switzerland

Dates and Timings:

Saturday 12th of October from 10 :00 to 17 :30

Sunday 13th of October from 09 :30 to 17 :00

Please arrive at 9.30am for a 10.00 start on the first day. Please arrive at 9.00am for a 9.30am start on the second day.

Our rates:

Our rates have no hidden extras. The fees do not include lunch or accommodation.

Supporting fee: CHF 450.-

Base fee: CHF 350.-

Subsidised fee: 250.-

Supporting fee : In line with our solidarity value, we offer the opportunity for people to share their resources generously and allow people with less privileged backgrounds to attend the training.

Subsidised fee: If you cannot afford the base fee due to your current situation, you are eligible to apply for this discounted rate, provided we have enough funds available from generous donors.

In line with Simple’s Eco-social engagement, the proceedings from this training, will be offered to three organizations: Centre Otium, a center in Geneva which supports people with cancer,  Baobab Books, a children’s book editor which promotes cultural inclusivity, diversity and tolerance, PublicEye, a Swiss based organisation which strives to bring light to injustice and to influence laws to protect human rights and earth rights.

Certificate of Attendance:

A Bangor University Certificate of Attendance will be given that details the nature of the course and the hours involved.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at ma@simplemindfulness.org to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time.

Ready to apply?

Register by e-mail at : ma@simplemindfulness.org

Payment policy:

Once your application is approved, you will be invoiced for the amount due. Once an invoice has been raised, confirmation of your place is dependent on payment.

Cancellation policy:

You may withdraw your application up to one month prior to the training event start date at which point you will be offered a refund, minus a CHF100.- administration fee.

If you cancel your place within one month of the event start date, no refund will be offered unless we are able to reallocate your place to someone on the waiting list, in which case we will refund all monies less an administration fee of CHF100.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the retreat has to be cancelled by us, we will refund any fees paid to us by participants. Our liability is limited to refunding only our event fees, and not any additional costs you may have incurred.

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