NHS Education for Scotland Training Pathway for Mindfulness Teachers, Trainers and Supervisors - 2015

Definitions

Mindfulness Teacher - someone who teaches 8-week Mindfulness courses.


Mindfulness Trainer - someone who teaches people to be Mindfulness Teachers.


Mindfulness Supervisor - someone who supervises Mindfulness teachers and practitioners.


Mindfulness Trainer of Trainers - someone who trains others to become a Mindfulness Trainer.

 

Prospective Mindfulness Teachers will have:


  • a professionalqualification relevant to the client group(s) they will be teaching.
  • completed  an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course
  • at least one year of ongoing daily personal practice

o   personal practice means, ideally, a formal practice of ½ hour, 6 days per week (or more), or a minimum of 20 minutes at least 4 days per week.

  • regular support/supervision

It is recommended that prospective Mindfulness Teachers attend a residential training to deepen practice both before attending a Teacher Development Training and regularly thereafter.

 

Mindfulness Teachers will have:


  • all the requirements of a Prospective Mindfulness Teacher
  • attended a Teacher Development Training
  • an ongoing daily personal practice
  • continuing professional development, including keeping up to date with the research and other literature.

 

Mindfulness Trainers will :


  • have all the requirements of a Mindfulness Teacher
  • attend at least one residential training to deepen practice annually
  • have taught at least 9 Mindfulness courses - at least 5 of those being with patients or the client group with whom they work.
  • participated inteaching a 4-day Teacher Development Training alongside a Trainer of Trainers.

 

Mindfulness Supervisors will have:


  • all the requirements of a Mindfulness Teacher
  • have taught at least 9 Mindfulness courses – at least 5 of those being with patients
  • fulfilled the supervision requirements of their own profession
  • preferably attended the Mindfulness Specialist Supervision 2-day course.

A Mindfulness Supervisor may also be a Mindfulness Trainer and, if so, will have the completed the requirements to be so.

 

Mindfulness Trainer of Trainers will have:


  • fulfilled the requirements of Mindfulness Teachers, Supervisors and Trainers
  • taught at least 3 Teacher Development 4-Day Courses.