Why is Mindfulness Teacher Supervision Important?

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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.

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 Mindfulness Teacher Supervision:

Ongoing Supervision may include ‘live’ teaching practice and feedback, inquiry around issues arising in your teaching, and/or discussion based on video sessions. It may also focus on your personal mindfulness practice including Mindful Movement and how it impacts 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 requirements and certificates will be issued for your CPD record.

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 at work.

Mindfulness Supervision is complex and we take the role very seriously, Kathy Ward and Andras Barta trained as Mindfulness Supervisors with the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research CMRP, Bangor University in England. They follow the Mindfulness Good Practice Guidelines for Supervisors developed by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches BAMBA.

Cost for Mindfulness Teacher supervision with Kathy Ward

  • The initial contracting and administrative fee of €50 includes a 30-minute contracting session with your Supervisor. This cost is waivered for students and graduates of any Mindful Academy International courses.
  • Supervision fees are currently €60 per hour and €35 per half hour.
  • Reviewing submitted audio or visual recordings costs €60 per hour.
  • Kathy also offers discounted supervision packages:
    • 8 hours of supervision & email support €400
    • 4 x 1 hour sessions of supervision & email support €220
    • 4 x 30-minute sessions of supervision & email support €120

Supervision-Based Qualified Mindfulness Teacher Course:

This 1-1 online CPD course includes 8 hours of supervision, a review of the submitted 3000-word reflection on teaching the 8-week course based on the MBI-TAC domains, plus 1 hour of supervision to reflect together, email support, and a certificate. The cost for this package is €500 READ MORE

Supervision-Based Certificate of Competency as a Mindfulness Teacher:

This 1-1 online CPD course includes reviewing the submitted 8 x 2.5 or 3-hour sessions, supervision, review of the submitted 3000-word reflection on teaching the 8-week course based on the MBI-TAC domains, 1-hour supervision session to reflect together, email support, and a certificate. The cost for this package is €975. READ MORE

Rates are also available in Sterling and US Dollars, please email for details.

For supervision, teacher training, retreats, or 8-week courses for the general public in Hungarian, please contact Andras directly via email at [email protected] Read more about Andras here

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”

Jody Mardula and Cindy Cooper. June 2011.