• 8 day Level 2 Course Curriculum -

    Day One - Deepening the Teaching and Embodiment of Mindfulness

    • Opening the Circle and silent Mindfulness Meditation practice 
    • Teaching Methodology -  
      • Deepening your Mindfulness MBSR Meditation Teaching and practice
      • Aims and objectives of the Advanced Course
      • Mindful Academy International MBSR 8 Week curriculum & comparisons
      • The pre-course participant interview - important health and wellbeing considerations
      • Teaching development with the MBI-TAC’s - how to use now and in future
      • Deepening understanding of the 6 domains of Teaching Mindfulness MBSR Meditation from the MBI-TAC
      • Mindfulness Pedagogy - the essence of teaching mindfulness 
      • Exploring the aims and intentions of teaching the 8 week MBSR Course
      • The aims and intentions of Session One - What is Mindfulness?
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Exploring the aims and intentions of Session one with small group practicals
    • Silent Meditation practice - exploring 'the person of the teacher' 

    Day Two - Session Two Exploring our Perceptions and Relationship to the challenges and stressors in our lives

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Two practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Two
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Two practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Three - Session Three, The Power of being Present: Living all your moments

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Three practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Three
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Three practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Four - Session Four - Cultivating Curiosity and Openness to the Whole of my Experience

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Four practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Four
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Four practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Five - Session Five, Building on our Foundation of Mindfulness - Paying attention to our capactity to Respond to Challenges and Stressors

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Five practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Five
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Five practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Six - Session Six, Interpersonal Mindfulness & Building Resilience

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Six practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Six
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Six practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Seven - Session Seven, Integrating Mindfulness - Reflecting on Life-style choices: How can I best take care of myself?

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training -
      • Session Seven practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
    • Teaching Methodology - 
      • Exploring the intentions and learning how to teach Session Seven
      • Preparation and practice teaching
    • Teaching Practical -
      • Either guiding a 30 minute or 60 minute section of Session Six practice with informal or formal feedback in a small group (formal by Kathy Ward or a Teaching Assistant supported by the MBI-TAC assessment)
    • Teaching Methodology -
      • Regroup and discuss the day, time for questions and answers, closing the day

    Day Eight - Session Eight, Keeping up Momentum - Intention and Commitment and next steps in Teaching Mindfulness-based Interventions and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR 8 Week Courses

    • Morning silent Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • Practice and Training, Teaching Methodology and Teaching Practical-
      • Session Eight practical guided by Kathy Ward and assisted by the Teaching Assistant
      • Practice teaching a 20 minute section of Session Eight in small groups
    • Teaching Methodology -  
      • Keeping up Momentum - the next steps in your Teacher Training Pathway including 1-1 with Kathy Ward
      • The business of teaching Mindfulness-based Interventions
    • Closing Ceremony
    • Goodbyes