• Mindfulness Level 1 Daily Schedule

    Daily Contact Hours with the Senior Trainer - 

    As Director of Training Kathy Ward will be teaching for 8 hours each day, with the Teaching Assistants teaching the first morning 1 hour practice and 1 hour of the practice and training time for preparing to teach. The Teaching assistant may also assist Kathy during the morning sessions. 

    07.00 - 08.00 Morning Mindfulness meditation and Mindful Movement practice guided by the Teaching Assistant or Kathy Ward

    08.00 - 09.00 Break

    09.00 - 13.30 Experiential learning, Teaching Methodology and Practice and Training of teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation including all the elements of teaching practice including the core practices, skills of Inquiry, Mindful Movement, the intentions of each session and easy to understand neuroscience of Mindfulness practice. This session is taught by Kathy Ward, Director of Training and supported by the Teaching Assistant. 

    13.30 - 14.30 Break

    14.30 - 15.30 Practice and training preparation to teach with the Teaching Assistant or Kathy Ward

    15.30 - 18.30 Teaching practicals. Each day you will have the opportunity to teach either a 20 or 30 minute version of the one of the Mindfulness MBSR Core practices including Mindful Movement followed by inquiry to a small group. This is followed by self feedback, peer feedback or supportive feedback and development by Kathy Ward or the Teaching Assistant utilizing the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria MBI-TAC assessment form which covers the 6 domains of teaching Mindfulness. 

    18.30 - 19.00 Teaching Methodology - regroup to discuss the day, personal reflection and completion of your learning portfolio.

    Silent practice:

    On the Foundation Course we have a Silent Retreat Day similar to during the 8 week MBSR Course, where you will be guided by Kathy in the core practices including meditations, mindful movement and mindful walking. 

    We also practice silence on most days from when the 'head hits the pillow' to after breakfast. We practice a 'soft, gentle and nurturing silence' emboding our practice and connection to all that is.