About the training:
The inquiry process is central to the teaching of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and all other Mindfulness Teaching and Training. This two-day training will provide an opportunity to develop understanding, skill and confidence in the inquiry process.
During this experiential training you will explore the theories and intentions of inquiry from both inside and outside the process. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice inquiry in small groups with fellow mindfulness teachers under the guidance of the experienced Bangor University's Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Training Team.
This training is an element of the formal Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) delivered in association with Bangor University and the certificate of attendance can be included in your TTP Portfolio. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone training event as part of your own Continuing Professional and Personal Development. If you register on the TTP after having completed this training, the certificate can be included retrospectively.
- Completion of either a group-based, eight-week MBCT/MBSR course or our Distance Learning MBSR Course.
- Commitment to an ongoing daily personal mindfulness-based practice, based on MBSR/MBCT practices.
- Have begun to offer mindfulness to others.
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.
What to bring and wear:
Please wear comfy clothing with layers. Mats, cushions, stools would be helpful to have available to support your practice space at home.
Participants are recommended to purchase a copy of the book 'Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers' edited by Rebecca S. Crane, Karunavira and Gemma M. Griffith from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales, UK. This text will be utilised throughout the training programme and we are pleased to offer a publisher's discount of 20%: https://training.mindfulness-network.org/book-discount/
Our trainers are all members of the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice training team. All have been extensively trained in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision. We use strict criteria when selecting teachers/trainers to work with us. The name of the specific trainer(s) for this event is at the top of this page. Just click on the trainer name to find out more about them.
This will be an online event - a Zoom link will be sent 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.
The workshop runs from 9.30am - 5.30pm each day. Please note all times are UK, GMT.
If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.
Our rates have no hidden extras.
Standard rate - £326
TTP rate - £293
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: https://home.mindfulness-network.org/bursaries/
Standard Rate – The rate for accessing this training as a ‘stand-alone’ training event and not part of the teacher training pathway.
TTP rate – 10% reduction of the training cost for those currently on the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP). This rate is only available for specific TTP training events that take place before 1st April 2023 - see our training FAQs for details.
Employer’s rate: Recognising the administrative overhead of dealing with employers, we will add 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 and payment process:
Our application and payment process involves the following steps:
- 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.
- Upon offering you a place we will then invoice for the full amount.
- Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
- 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.
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.
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.