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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Certificate Training

Next course dates: November 5th- 10th, 2017  
at Glenthorne Quaker Hotel, Ambleside, the Lake District 

This course is for people who wish to become Mindfulness/ Meditation teachers. The programme is presented in a format that will allow new teachers to conduct courses/ workshops for individuals, groups and companies. The course provides a framework which presents the life-changing benefits of meditation to be practised. Students will be equipped both theoretically and practically to teach mindfulness techniques.

The program is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. Participants will learn the theory and techniques of Mindfulness practice. In addition, participants will learn how to present and teach mindfulness meditation to clients and groups.

Jill Edmundson, who will be delivering the course, has studied, researched and lectured on Mindfulness/ meditation and holds a Professional Certificate in Education and BSc, First Class with Honours, in Complementary Medicine and Health Sciences. This certificate course is accredited by the Complementary Medical Association. Jill has also studied yoga, from the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Jill continues regular yoga teaching practice and integrates mindfulness into the classes.

After the training days, participants will need to complete a 'case study', and deliver own MBSR course. On successful completion of this, a certificate will be awarded.

Participants will be supplied with a Mindfulness Teacher Training Manual.

Pre- requisites: Participants must have completed an MBSR course (not necessarily with the Holistic Coach House), and developed their subsequent meditation practice.

Booking and costs: The cost of the training is £600, and the accommodation is additional. The Glenthorne Centre has assorted options available for room bookings, and meal options (for example, bed and breakfast only, or full board). You can book your preferred choice directly with the Centre.
The arrival date is November, anytime from 2pm, and we cannot book an evening meal for this day. There are lots of local places nearby where you can eat. Full board will be available for the subsequent days. The last day of the course will finish at 5pm, and you can book full board on this day if you wish. Having the flexibility to book this way, provides attendees with more flexibility, to meet their needs and preferences.

Please contact Jill, if you have any questions regarding the course.

To book a place: You can confirm a place by booking with a deposit, and the balance is due 2 weeks before the course start date. Alternatively, you can make a full payment for the course.

Book a place- deposit £200 


Pay balance for training only - £400 

Pay in full for training only: £600 

Book accommodation and board: Please contact the Glenthorne Quaker Centre and mention you will be attending the Mindfulness Teacher Training course. 

How some of the Mindfulness Teachers have progressed since their Teacher Training 

Posted by Bob, September 2015 

'Last September I had the pleasure of going on a Mindfulness Teachers Course run by Jilly, I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt so much for myself and how to teacher others Mindfulness

Then it was putting it all into practice. The first one was slightly scary however with the weekly planning programme that was part of the course, each week became slightly easier and my confidence levels improved. Knowing that if I needed any help or support I knew that Jilly was at the end of the phone.

I have run three courses now with the fourth at the end of September. The teachers course is the ground work and each day is acquiring more information and how to improve the course.  

Itís a great feeling see students improve week by week. I am  now organizing refresher mornings once a quarter to help keep the students on track. I delivered the first one yesterday and the response was so positive, all looking forward to further refresher mornings. I am also giving talks to different ladies organisations and to a hospice.

I am so glad that I took the plunge and did the Mindfulness teachers Course. 

Hope you enjoy the course as I did and gain a new talent.'  

Posted by Sue, September 2015

'I completed the teacher training with Jilly a year go now. Prior to this I had been meditating and practicing mindfulness for about a year. Since the teacher training I have delivered a number of the eight week courses and quite a few individual courses. It has been very rewarding to see individual shift from a state of anxiety, depression, panic attacks and general stress, to people that now really embrace the practice and ideas of mindfulness meditation.

I continue to meditate almost daily and as a result, I am  more self-aware and mindful, In short life is good and when it is not I am able to deal with things in a more useful way than before'.

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