• Why Supervision is important:

    Pre-course and on-going mindfulness supervision is an important part of the good practice requirements for both student teachers starting out on the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) and qualified teachers of mindfulness-based classes, workshops and courses. It can provide you with an invaluable opportunity to reflect upon and inquire about your mindfulness teaching and practice, and if just starting out on your Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) help you prepare for your course.

    As we feel that Supervision is a vital part of learning to teach Mindfulness we include 1 individual pre course Orientation Supervision call and 1 individual post course Supervision call in the price of both the Level 1 and Level 2 Courses (worth 100 euros per course)

    Here's what Bina had to say about a recent group supervision session with Kathy -

    Thank you for the supervision session. I found it extremely beneficial. Your vast knowledge and experience as well as your support and encouragement, has made me aware of my learning gaps. As a result I am better able to mange my own learning and improve my skills. These skills include time management, engagement with participants (holding the space) as well as presenting the material without losing its essence. I appreciate the emphasis placed on own practice and being the embodiment of mindfulness. Looking forward to the next session.

    Ongoing Supervision:

    Ongoing Supervision may include 'live' teaching practice and feedback, inquiry around issues arising in your teaching, and/or discussion based on videoed sessions. It may also focus upon your personal mindfulness practice including Mindful Movement and how it impacts on your work. Unlike other experiences of supervision that you may have had, though, what is unique to mindfulness supervision is that the session itself is imbued with mindfulness in terms of practice, embodied presence and compassion. Supervision also counts towards your CPD/CEU requirments.

    The sessions are very much a collaborative process. The intention is to create an alliance between you and your supervisor that will foster an open and creative exploration of your personal practice and how it might interweave with your teaching and mindfulness in work. Mindfulness Supervision is complex and we take the role very seriously, Kathy Ward is a trained MBSR Supervisiors with the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP, Bangor University in England. She follows the Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines for Supervisors

    Cost for additional supervision:

    • Initial contracting and administrative fee of 40 euros, this includes a 30 minute contracting session with your Supervisor. This cost is waivered for students and graduates of the Mindful Academy International Foundation and Advanced courses.
    • Supervision fees for graduates are currently 50 euros per hour and 35 euros per half hour.
    • This includes reviewing and discussing submitted audio or visual recordings as part of ongoing development.

    We also offer graduates a special discounted price of 350 euros for 8 hours of support when running the 8 Week MBSR course. 

    Definition of Supervision. A regular space that is contracted between Supervisor and Supervisee that enables them to reflect together on the Supervisee's Mindfulness practice and explore how it impacts and integrates with their work and life. This process is dedicated to developing and deepening the growth, understanding and effectiveness of the Supervisee's application of Mindfulness, both professionally and in their working life”

    Booking:

    Please download the Supervision Application Form

    Once agreed, payment for all sessions is then in advance and cancellations are only possible if notification is sent by email one week in advance, in which case the payment can be moved to a new date. Payments for sessions not attended cannot be moved or refunded. If your session runs over time (subject to availability of the Supervisor) then additional costs apply. 

     

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