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.