Course Information

Specialist Training: Mindfulness in a One-to-One Context

When: 17 Jan 2024 - 21 Feb 2024
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Bridgette O'Neill, Rosalie Dores

The contemporary mindfulness movement was founded on group-based courses, however the benefit of bringing a mindfulness-based approach to individuals is now being recognized. This six-week specialist training is for those interested in bringing mindfulness into a one-to-one context.

Participants will engage in an experiential learning process, developing relational skills and understanding, while developing a plan for implementation that is specific to their setting. The training will be of greatest benefit to those already working within a one-to-one context such as therapy, coaching, teaching, chaplaincy, healthcare, social work, and other carer work. It is also relevant for those wanting to teach a mindfulness-based program curriculum to individuals rather than groups.  

Who is it for? 

Those who:

Are interested in exploring mindfulness in the context of their professional lives and work one to one, such as coaches, therapists, yoga teachers, physiotherapists, midwives, chaplains, nurses, complementary therapists, teachers, carers, community health workers, etc. 

Have previously trained to teach a mindfulness-based program curriculum and want to learn how to deliver it within a one-to-one context.

Are mindfulness teachers who want to deepen into the relational aspect of mindfulness practice.

Learning Aims:  

Learn, and practice, specific relational mindfulness skills. 

Experience the ways these skills can be used within a one-to-one context. 

Explore the various ways mindfulness can be implemented within a one-to-one context

Learn ways to tailor the delivery of mindfulness in one-to-one settings.

Understand specific considerations for one-to-one work, including implications for guiding practice, leading inquiry and establishing a learning container in which mindfulness can be safely and effectively explored and exploring specific learning themes relevant to mindfulness.

Pre-requisites for attending:

  • Participants need to have been meditating regularly for at least six months using practices that are compatible with mindfulness-based approaches.
  • Participation in an eight-week mindfulness-based program would be of benefit and is a requirement for anyone teaching a mindfulness-based program curriculum.
  • The Essentials / TTR1 or equivalent

Nb. This training is not curriculum based. If you want to teach Mindfulness-based Program curricula as part of this approach, you will also need to complete the relevant Curriculum Specialist (such as MBSR, MBCT).

Participants must commit to the entire online training. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unable to negotiate late arrivals or early leaving.  If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.

About the trainers:

The trainers specialise in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision.


This will be an online event - a zoom link for the whole training will be sent out prior to the start date.

In order to participate in the training, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the training away from family distraction. It may be helpful to use headphones.
  • Log in via a computer which is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices to log in.
  • When you are not speaking, please turn on mute to reduce background noise.

What to bring/wear:

Please wear comfortable clothing with layers. Mats, cushions, stools would be helpful to have available to support your practice space at home.

Dates & Timings:

The training will be delivered via six 2.5 hour sessions 3pm-5.30pm on 17th, 24th, 31st January and 7th, 14th and 21st February 2024.

In addition to the taught sessions this training involves weekly peer group meetings and home practice time commitment.

Please note all times are UK: GMT

Our rates:

Our rates have no hidden extras:

Standard rate – £368

Bursary-assisted places are available on this event until three months before the event starts. If it is less than three months before the start date of the event, please get in touch to discuss if an application is possible.  When applying for a bursary-assisted place, please first register on the event and select the fee ‘I’m applying for a bursary-assisted place’. Once you have registered for the event you will also need to complete and return a bursary application form.  

To find out more about our bursary schemes, criteria for bursary applications and to complete the bursary application form please visit:  

Employer's rate: Recognising the large administrative overhead of dealing with employers, there is a £50 surcharge if the employer is paying directly; where possible we would advise applicants to pay themselves and reclaim on expenses to avoid the charge. 

The application process:

Our application and payment process involve the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.
  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice for the full amount.
  3. Your place is confirmed once we receive your deposit or full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

Other information:

Please see the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) for good practice guidelines and other information for mindfulness-based teachers.

Certificate of Attendance. Please note that we give a Bangor University Certificate of Attendance that details the nature of the course and the hours involved. However, this does not constitute an authorisation to teach mindfulness-based approaches. The development and interest in the potential of mindfulness within a range of settings is rapidly growing and training processes are therefore becoming more structured. Within the UK, though, there are currently no formal qualifications/certification processes which regulate competency in teaching mindfulness-based approaches. This requires those of us working in this developing field to inquire deeply into our own practice, our integrity and our intentions, as well as the boundaries of our skills, competencies and understandings. 

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time. We will ensure that your query reaches the correct person. 

Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.