Mentorship Cycle One

Mentorship Cycle One is designed for teacher trainees who have completed the Fundamentals in Teaching MBSR training and are ready to teach their first MBSR course. This early, intensive mentoring offers guidance, instruction, feedback, and support as the new teacher enters the MBSR classroom for the first time. Consisting of ten weekly 90-minute sessions, the mentorship process begins with an initial meeting to cover logistical and practical topics, such as screening participants and preparing class plans. Then, as the trainee teaches the MBSR course, they engage with their mentor to receive guidance that enables them to bring their unique expression of the MBSR curriculum to life. Strong emphasis is given to exploring the intersection of mindfulness practice, teaching practice, and the essential matter of being fully human.

Applicants will be assigned to receive mentorship from Rebecca Eldridge or Margaret Fletcher, Senior MBSR Teacher Trainers. Consideration will be given to requests for a specific mentor.

During this training you will—

  • Engage in week-by-week application of the MBSR Curriculum, Protocol and Program Standards
  • Develop program materials such as class plans, participant handouts, and classroom teaching materials
  • Prepare for, and review delivery of, a range of foundational teaching skills in the MBSR course
  • Investigate learning opportunities arising out of live classroom experiences
  • Explore the ethos of teaching MBSR within your specific population and context, in your local marketplace

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

  • Conduct an 8-week MBSR course independently, including:
  • Screening and orienting participants
  • Delivering all 9 MBSR class meetings, to conform to the standard curriculum and protocol for evidence-based teaching
  • Holding yourself and your MBSR participants in a learning community of practice, compassion, and discovery
  • At a beginner level, articulate the placement and delivery of the ethos, underpinnings and attitudes of MBSR within the 8-week curriculum
  • Readiness to begin teaching MBSR confirmed by East Coast Mindfulness

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones or tablets
  • Current version of Zoom installed

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): $3400

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2800

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2400

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

Before applying for Mentorship Cycle One, 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 One 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): $3400

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2800

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2400

    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 One, 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 One 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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