Mentorship Cycle Two

Mentorship Cycle Two is designed for teacher trainees who have completed the 10-week Inside the MBSR Classroom group training and are ready to teach their second MBSR course. Together with your mentor, you will discuss, apply and expand the range of your developing skills as an MBSR teacher. Consisting of 10 weekly 60-minute sessions, this second extended training period with your mentor’s support is tailored toward identifying and pursuing your specific learning objectives in teaching. The potential to express and evoke the power of the present moment for others through your teaching is developed through an increasingly intimate, honest, and brave relationship with yourself and your mentor. Strong emphasis is given to exploring the intersection of mindfulness practice, teaching practice, and the essential matter of being fully human.

You will have been assigned to a specific mentor during Mentorship Cycle One. Applicants receive mentorship from Rebecca Eldridge or Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers. Consideration is given to requests for a specific mentor.

During this training you will—

  • Explore challenges, insights and discoveries about the intersection of practice and teaching, through deepening inquiry with your mentor
  • Engage in learning opportunities identified through reflection on class meetings, group development, and your role as teacher
  • Assess your own teaching at a beginning level through review of your class films
  • Analyze core MBSR guided practices and construct recordings
  • Continue development in a range of foundational MBSR teaching competencies, using materials from the MBI-TAC as a guiding reference

At the end of this training you will be able to—

  • Begin to self-identify teaching skill and areas for development coming out of your lived experience in the classroom
  • Recognize and competently fulfill the role of the teacher in the MBSR setting
  • Demonstrate skill development in fundamental interactive and didactic teaching methods
  • Express the attitudes and underpinnings of mindfulness more fully through your teaching
  • Readiness to continue teaching MBSR confirmed by East Coast Mindfulness
  • A willingness to enter more deeply into self-discovery, and explore how what you find informs your teaching

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed
  • Capability to capture class films and display them during mentorship sessions

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $2200

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1900

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1600

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

Before applying for Mentorship Cycle Two, you will have arranged for teaching an 8-week MBSR course in a specific location over a specified set of dates. It is important to apply at least two months in advance of the specific dates of your upcoming class. This ensures adequate time for preparation and for you and your mentor to agree on a meeting schedule.

Please use the link below to access and complete the Mentorship Cycle Two application. You can expect to hear from us regarding the status of your request within two weeks of receipt.


If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Program Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $2200

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $1900

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $1600

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com for more information.

  • Apply

    Before applying for Mentorship Cycle Two, you will have arranged for teaching an 8-week MBSR course in a specific location over a specified set of dates. It is important to apply at least two months in advance of the specific dates of your upcoming class. This ensures adequate time for preparation and for you and your mentor to agree on a meeting schedule.

    Please use the link below to access and complete the Mentorship Cycle Two application. You can expect to hear from us regarding the status of your request within two weeks of receipt.


    If you have questions, please email info@eastcoastmindfulness.com.

  • Common Questions

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 7 days prior to the first day of mentorship. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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