Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training

POSTPONED: Training Opportunity – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Events, Mindfulness, Psych Clinic, Workshops

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. We are finding a reschedule date and will update soon.

The University Psychological Clinic is offering a special training opportunity in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) therapy techniques for mental health clinicians. Join the Psych Clinic and Susan Woods, LCSW, a leader in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction therapy, for a five-day intensive workshop. Look for new dates soon – the April workshop is being rescheduled. This workshop is for clinicians who are interested in learning more about teaching MBSR or in seeking MBSR teacher certification.

What is MBSR?

MBSR is a technique that can help individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions. Research has demonstrated MSBR has contributed to improved behavioral outcomes including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.

What Does this Workshop Entail?

This intense, interactive teacher training includes both experiencing sessions of MBSR and working in small groups to begin practicing teaching the MBSR program with supervision and guidance from teacher trainers. The delivery of MBSR requires the teacher to teach from a personal understanding of mindfulness. Participants will strengthen their skills to embody a non-judgmental, present-moment focus with an understanding of how this supports and strengthens such mind states as kindness, compassion and equanimity. Participants will also discuss the ethics of teaching MBSR. The training includes both large and small group learning, with opportunity for role-play and simulated patient-practitioner encounters. Daily meditation practice, yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence are also part of the curriculum.

Along with Susan, training is led by skilled mindfulness teacher trainers who are also experienced clinicians, mindfulness teachers, and retreat leaders.

Workshop Details

What: 5-day workshop exploring the teaching of MBSR
When: We are working on rescheduling dates.
Where: Anthroposophical Society in America at 1923 Geddes Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Who should attend: Clinicians interested in learning more about teaching MBSR or in seeking MBSR teaching certification.
Cost: $850 (includes all training materials and CEs)