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. 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 video recordings of your teaching. This mentorship series also includes preparatory assessment and coaching toward teacher certification. At the end of this cycle, your mentor will provide you with a written assessment of your development and competency as a teacher relative to the six domains of competence described in the Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria.

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 the MBI-TLC 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
  • Explore challenges, insights and discoveries about the intersection of practice and teaching, through deepening inquiry with your mentor
  • Identify remaining development work to be pursued, independently or with your mentor’s guidance, prior to final certification
  • Reflect on and assess your development and competency 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
  • Participation in a live, 5-day (or more) silent, teacher-led retreat in a group setting in the tradition of MBSR. Click here for specifics.
  • Readiness to continue teaching MBSR confirmed by East Coast Mindfulness

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): $900

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $750

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $650

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 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 so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • 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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