• The expertise of the teacher, Kathy was evident in the preparation materials. The course manual - its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of mindfulness, accessible written style and format, and professional tone set the expectations and feel for the course and has been an invaluable tool throughout the course. The meditation full transcripts, skeleton transcripts, and the videos ensured all levels and styles of learners were catered for and well supported. The delicate balance of de-mystifying MBSR and mindfulness and maintenance of professionalism and integrity to the skills being taught was expertly managed.

    Georgina. Head Teacher. Level One course 2022

  • We are a professional training school and a 3rd party externally Accredited Provider of Training Excellence© with the globally recognized Professional Development Consortium and CPD Standards Office. We are also a training partner with Mindful Directory 

    Our professional courses give you sought-after externally accredited mindfulness-based teaching skills to add to your annual CPD record and professional skills. The teacher training primarily focuses on the teaching process and core mindfulness-based practices of the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The course is also ideal for those who wish to integrate mindfulness into their profession or teach mindfulness in a different way.

    If you need further information or would like to arrange a no-obligation call, please contact us or call us in the UK at (+44) 1225 294483.

  • 3rd party externally verified and accredited In-Person and Live Online courses, offering you an outstanding learning experience. Proof its training you can trust! 

    CPD Standards Office

  • The school was founded in 2010 by CEO and TEDx speaker Kathy Ward a senior International MBSR, MBA and M-BESI Trainer, Supervisor, MBI-TAC Assessor, Teacher and Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA course developer. 

    Kathy also works for the World Health Organization as a  Mindfulness Consultant where she developed a Mindfulness-Based Mental Agility workplace course which combines Mindfulness-Based practice and Emotional Intelligence. The course is currently subject to a research project to assess its impact, and to date, results exceed expectations.  

    Kathy teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy MBCT for Cancer, develops and delivers corporate training programs to suit the needs of individual companies, and gives keynote talks on mindfulness.

    You can watch Kathys Mindfulness and Kindness, the Keys to increasing Happiness TEDx Talk on YouTube.

  • CEO and Senior International Trainer, Teacher and Supervisor Kathy Ward is the lead Trainer on every course in Altea Spain, Ireland, Hungary, and the USA. The other members of the team are all professional Mindfulness Teacher Trainers who have trained with us, CMRP Bangor University in the UK or UMASS Centre for Mindfulness in the USA.

    Each team member exceed the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers

    The team is also dedicated to sharing mindfulness with different cultures and teaching contexts around the world. 

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