Mentorship Cycle Three

Mentorship Cycle Three is the final formal mentorship course prior to Certification in Teaching MBSR, taken as you teach your third (or fourth or fifth) MBSR course. In this concentrated mentorship series, you will have four one-hour sessions with your mentor, to identify and develop competencies specific to you and your teaching arena. To position you for independence as a teacher, there is a particular focus on self-assessment of skills and growth areas, through reflection, writing and reviewing live films. This mentorship series also includes preparatory assessment and coaching toward teacher certification. This series concludes with a reflection on the ethos of teaching mindfulness, at the intersection of your personal mindfulness practice, your professional teaching practice, and the essential matter of being fully human.

You will have been assigned to a specific mentor during Mentorship Cycle One and Mentorship Cycle Two. 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—

  • Assess your teaching thoroughly using excerpts of the MBI-TAC as a guide
  • Identify skills and challenges experienced in the live dynamic of the classroom
  • Fine-tune areas of specifically targeted areas of your teaching, such as learning activities, classroom materials, practice recordings
  • Identify remaining development work to be pursued, independently or with your mentor’s guidance, prior to final certification
  • Reflect on and describe your personal and professional ethos as an MBSR teacher

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

  • Self-assess your teaching skills and competencies, toward your ongoing development and growth
  • Continue targeted development of MBSR teaching competencies
  • Express and embody your personal and professional ethos of mindfulness, in your work and through your teaching
  • Prepare your final teaching certification portfolio
  • Participation in a 5-day (or more) silent, teacher-led retreat in mindfulness tradition in a group setting (not a solo retreat). Retreat must be led by a live teacher (no videos of teachers).
  • Readiness to continue 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
  • Capability to capture class films and display them during mentorship sessions

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): $900

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $750

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $650

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

Before applying for Mentorship Cycle Three, 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 Three 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): $900

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $750

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $650

    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 Three, 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 Three 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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