• Level 1 pre-course study information

    The intention of the pre-course study is to deepen your embodiment and understanding of mindfulness and help you prepare to teach 10, 20 and 30 minute Core Meditation practices.  We estimate that the pre-course study will take 112 hours. This is based on an average of 8-weeks of personal and professional preparation and average reading speeds. 

    After payment of the deposit, you will be sent the pre-course study information which consists of Personal and Professional preparation, mp3's and core Mindfulness Meditation scripts and professional resources.

    • We recommend a Personal Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation practice 6 out of 7 days per week
    • Arrange the 60-minute orientation Supervision session to help you get started with your pre-course preparation (worth €50)
    • We recommend that you practice guiding the core meditations out loud to your family (or a tree!) using the provided Mindful Academy International Resources and Scripts so that the guiding can become your own and you embody the practices. Please note we do not expect you to guide without the scripts in front of you during the Foundation course, however you should also not sound as if you are reading!
    • Level 1 course required reading:
      • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
      • Buddhas Brain the practical neuroscience of happiness, love, and wisdom by Rick Hanson
      • The 5 Keys to Mindful Communications: Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals by Susan Gillis Chapman