• Accredited Mindfulness MBSR, MBA and M-BESI Teacher Training

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    To view and book available training events, visit our CALENDAR.

    All our in person and live online courses are externally accredited by the Professional Development Consortium. The only CPD accreditation with a unique in-person and online CPD recognition. Training you can trust!

    For details of our accredited teacher training pathway and specialist courses, please click on the courses below to learn more.

  • The Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence M-BESI in the workplace specialist course is for those who are working with companies (or planning to do so in the near future) and have already completed a Level One Mindfulness Teacher Training (with us or another recognized teaching training organization following the Good Practice Guidelines and utilizing the MBI-TAC) and are already teaching MBSR, MBCT or Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA to this or other populations.

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  • If you need further information on the MBSR, MBA or M-BESI Teacher Training pathway or would like to arrange a no-obligation call to see if our courses meet your vision of teaching mindfulness, please send an email to [email protected] or call us in the UK on (+44) 1225 294483.

  • Mindfulness Teacher ongoing support:

    a community of teachers supporting each other

    For both personal and teaching practice

    • Join the Mindful Academy International closed MBSR, MBA and M-BESI Teacher Training Community.
    • Invite to attend the free Mindful Academy International monthly group sessions in support of integrity and good practice in the field of mindfulness teaching and training. Connection with other teachers is invaluable in long term commitment to personal practice and authentic teaching.
    • Undertake ongoing Supervision and development as outlined in the Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines (GPG's) This can be with us or other Mindfulness Supervisors
    • Supervision with us also goes towards any CPD/CEU requirements. Read more for full details of the Mindfulness Supervision we offer
    • As part of Good Practice Guidelines attend a 5-day teacher lead Silent Retreat each year. Our Retreats are also accredited so the hours can count towards any CPD/CEU requirements.

    At Mindful Academy International, we strongly adhere to the Good Practice Requirements in our training programmes and Teacher Training Pathway. We also believe that a commitment to conveying this approach to others amounts to more than simply meeting criteria - it becomes an orientation and a way of being which informs the teacher's whole approach to life.

  • Mindful Academy International support learning, development, and growth with the Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria first developed in 2010 by Rebecca S. Crane*, Judith G. Soulsby, Willem Kuyken, J. Mark, G.Williams, Catrin Eames and Trish Bartley, Lucinda Cooper, Alison Evans, Melanie J.V. Fennell, Eluned Gold, Jody Mardula and Sarah Silverton at the Universities of Bangor, Exeter, and Oxford.  

    Kathy Ward has trained on the use of the MBI-TAC with Rebecca Crane and the full tool in PDF form from Bangor can be found here. We encourage students to gradually read the text on the key features within each domain during the pre-course self-study. The domains will also be discussed in a Level 1 pre-course MBI-TAC workshop, and every day during the courses and supervision as we explore teaching Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Approaches MBA.

    If you are interested in finding out how the domains of the MBI-TAC was developed, I recommend that you listen to this Podcast with David Treleaven from Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Podcasts with Rebecca Crane.

  • Continued Professional Development

    For many professions, engaging with CPD/CEU is a professional expectation and individual responsibility. For others, it is mandatory to undertake and record CPD/CEU. As a Provider of Training Excellence, graduating from our courses will give you the skills you need to teach mindfulness-based approaches, enhance your curriculum vitae with sought after accredited skills and at the same time, meet any CPD/CEU responsibility with accredited hours to add to your yearly record or be accepted by the Mindfulness Teachers networks around the world. 

    For those based in the UK, after teaching at least 2 MBSR 8 Week courses under supervision, you can also apply to join the UK British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches  It is an optional listing created to provide the general public and policymakers with clear information to identify those teachers who have received adequate training and whose current teaching and professional practice meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs) for teaching Mindfulness-Based courses.

    These GPGs are the minimum standards for the delivery of the 8-week mindfulness-based courses. You do not need to have been trained by a UK training organization to join but you will need to demonstrate that your training meets the requirements of the GPGs. You can be assured that the Mindful Academy International Training more than meets the requirements. 

    There are also similar Mindfulness Network organizations around the world and as Mindful Academy International follows the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness-based courses and utilizes the MBI-TAC to support your teacher training pathway, our qualifications have been accepted worldwide. 

  • 3rd party externally Accredited Professional Courses, proof its a training you can trust!

    Provider of Training Excellence

    CEO and Founder Kathy Ward chose to have Mindful Academy International and the courses we teach independently 3rd party verified and accredited and as a Provider of Training Excellence and CPD Provider© we assure you of the highest level of professional mindfulness training for both in-person and live-online.

    To further demonstrate the professional nature of our mindfulness training, we also follow the Mindfulness good practice guidelines (GPGs) for teaching and supervising mindfulness Teachers, and utilize the Mindfulness-based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria MBI-TAC developed by Bangor, Oxford and Exeter Universities as part of our supportive assessment process of the 6 domains of teaching mindfulness. For more information, please see below.

    To achieve the accreditation Mindful Academy International has undergone a rigorous assessment process focusing on 4 key principles -

    • Our organizational structure,
    • The learning provision we offer,
    • Our methods for maintaining excellence, and
    • Our client's personal experience.

    This final principle involves a random selection from our student and graduate base and a direct discussion between them and the PDC to gather a first-hand review of their experience working with us. 

    A separate rigorous assessment process that focuses on the development and delivery of our training including our educational authority, how we collect and utilize our delegate feedback, and ensuring our content is kept up to date was also undertaken as part of the accredited CPD Status.

    The courses have also been accredited with the Yoga Alliance in the USA since 2010 and the Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK between 2012 and April 2019 however, unlike the Yoga Alliance, the new accreditation is globally accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors and demonstrates a much higher standard of professional mindfulness education.

    Now Mindful Academy International have achieved this accreditation and status as a Provider of Training Excellence and gold standard CPD provider, we are committed to working hard to maintain, and exceed, the excellent standard we have already set with our courses and the testimonials shown below, reflects our dedication to delivering accredited courses for an outstanding learning experience.