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 to 75-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 receive feedback on your four audio practice 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
  • 4 guided MBSR practice audios have been recorded
  • 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 and Preparation:

  • High-speed internet connection

  • Please, no phones

  • Join on a computer that has a full-sized screen on which you can see at least 25 Zoom participants, without having to scroll

  • Ensure that your computer is situated on a stable surface (instead of resting on your lap, etc.)

  • Video and microphone capability (so that you can be seen and heard)

  • A place for practice that allows for being undisturbed

  • 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): $2800

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2400

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2100

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

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): $2800

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $2400

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $2100

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • 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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