Teach .b Foundations Application
1. Ongoing commitment of a Teach .b Foundations teacher
Being a .b Foundations teacher is not just about teaching mindfulness. If mindfulness is to become an established part of the education of children and young people, it is vital that the highest standards of professionalism and evidence-based integrity are maintained. We believe that this is in the interests of all those teaching mindfulness and the educators learning it. We ask that anyone applying to train to teach .b Foundations understands and agrees to the prerequisites and to continue to adhere to these standards on an ongoing basis.
1.1 – Personal Mindfulness Practice
Having an established personal mindfulness practice allows you to:
- Teach mindfully
- Embody mindfulness
- Model mindfulness to other teachers and school staff
- Guide practices with awareness
- Skilfully respond in enquiry appropriate to a professional setting
1.2 – Teaching Mindfulness to teachers and school staff
- Ability to facilitate interest and engagement within a professional setting
- Holding of an open and safe learning environment for teachers and school staff
- Good communication skills
- Skilful management of group dynamics
I have read the information on the ongoing commitments of a .b Foundations teacher set out above
2. Understand and commit to the prerequisites
2.1 – Completion of a Teacher Training Level 1 course as a teacher of mindfulness to adults with continued adherence to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based teachers Good Practice Guidelines
.b Foundations is not designed to develop the skills needed to teach mindfulness to adults per se. This learning over 3 days has been developed to support adult mindfulness teachers with particular skills necessary for teaching other adults specifically in an educational setting. Therefore prior experience of teaching adult mindfulness is required as it provides a foundation for this further learning.
You must have taught one or more of the following courses at least twice before training in .b Foundations. The following courses are accepted: MBSR, MBCT, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Breathworks or Mindfulness-Based Living Course (MBLC).
I confirm that I have completed a Teacher Training Level 1 course as a teacher of mindfulness to adults and adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based teachers Good Practice Guidelines. I give permission for MiSP to contact my teacher to confirm my attendance.
2.2 – A well-established formal practice of at least 20-30 consecutive minutes, on 6 out of 7 days a week
Such practices, commonly found in MBSR and MBCT courses, provide the scaffolding that underlies both the .b and Paws b curricula. It is therefore assumed that those who attend our 3-day Teach .b Foundations training courses have a well-embedded experiential understanding of the key practices involved.
I confirm that I have a well-established formal practice of at least 20-30 consecutive minutes, on 6 out of 7 days a week.
2.3 – Medical acknowledgment
The Teach .b Foundations course is intended as a training to introduce the 8-week .b Foundations programme to staff in educational settings.
While the course contains more didactic teaching than a traditional mindfulness teacher training, the days are still full and long, and involve extended periods of guided and non-guided mindfulness practices. As with any mindfulness course or retreat, it may not be for everyone. In particular, if you have recently experienced trauma or bereavement, or severe physical or mental illness, you should consult with your GP or other medical adviser before undertaking this, or any form of mindfulness training or practice.
For more information, please read the following article by Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken.
If you wish to discuss any concerns you might have about the Teach .b Foundations course in this respect, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please confirm that you understand that this course is not a substitute for any medical treatment you might need.
I have read the information above and confirm I understand that this course is not a substitute for any medical treatment I might need. I agree that if I have, or have recently had, symptoms of physical or mental ill-health, it is my responsibility to consult with my doctor and/or other healthcare professionals and follow their advice
2.4 – Adhere to and will continue to adhere to meeting the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based teachers Good Practice Guidelines
Please read these guidelines carefully before applying.
I confirm that I adhere to and will continue to adhere to meeting the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based teachers Good Practice Guidelines.
I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions for booking a Teach .b Foundations course AND THE Terms & Conditions of teaching the .b Foundations curriculum.
I have read and agree to MiSP using my data for the purposes set out in the Privacy Notice.
If, due to exceptional circumstances, you would like us to consider an alternative training pathway, please contact email@example.com. Please note that we are unable to hold places until an application form is received.
If you do not meet one or more of the conditions above and would like more information and guidance about how to train .b Foundations in the future, please click here.
3. Complete the Application Form
Please read each question carefully, and respond as fully and accurately as possible.