Wednesday 3 March from 19.30 to 21.00, online via zoom. with Lot Heijke, Lead trainer and Beate Trück, Head of the Teacher Training programme.
Has mindfulness transformed your life in a positive way and are you looking for ways to deepen your practice and pass it on to others? Do you identify with one of the following?
- You would like to deepen your practice and understanding of mindfulness with a group of like-minded people
- You would like to teach mindfulness courses to individuals and/or companies
- You are a coach/therapist and would like to bring mindfulness into your work with clients
- You would like to bring mindfulness into the organisation where you work, and do so in a professional way
- You would like to further increase your own wellbeing and stress resilience
Mindfulness training programmes have attained solid ground in many areas of life, such as personal development, work, health, education, leadership, parenting and childbirth.
As mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, there is a growing need for professionalism. While more people are starting to teach mindfulness, there is an increasing need for teachers with a solid background and certified training skills.
Brussels Mindfulness offers a Mindfulness Teacher Training programme running over 2 years, starting in October 2021. With lead teacher Lot Heijke, Jake Dartington, Steve Savels, Sandrine Rauter and Beate Trûck. Completion of all parts of the programme leads to a Certificate of Competency in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programmes.
In this session we will explain
- The process of the teacher training
- The content of the two-year programme
- The requirements for application
- The assessment criteria
- The skills of the teachers and supervisors
We will answer any questions you might have. There will be an opportunity to meet the other participants and we will be meditating together.
Lot Heijke, Lead trainer of the programme
Beate Trück, Head of the programme
What former participants of the training said:
"When I engaged in the training I was not sure if I would like to become a mindfulness teacher. I only wanted to deepen my journey in a structured way with like-minded people. The training has given me so much more than what I was expecting. It has been transformative, enriching and given me an enormous number of tools and skills. At my work people have asked me to guide lunch-time meditation sessions and they keep on asking for more. It is such a joyful and deeply rewarding experience to provide these sessions that now I am seriously considering of giving an 8-week course." – Course participant.
"This Teacher Training is so much more than I expected it to be. Learning about Mindfulness and MBSR is one thing. Becoming a well-equipped teacher is another and - if you ask me - essential criterium when you aspire to add value and coach people towards growth in (mindfulness) trainings. I'm happy to see this often very practical training is at the core of this. What I appreciate a lot personally is that this training is not only about the 'good news show' of mindfulness. We also spend time exploring criticism, different opinions, available research, history and future of mindfulness training." – Niels Piette, course participant.
"I am so grateful that I have chosen this training. Jake is such a wonderful teacher and he really knows how to teach in a way to engage everyone. It is really fun to come to the modules and meet the other participants who have become real friends for me. The morning and evening meditation sessions are wonderful moments to deepen my practice and to come to rest. This will change your life for ever- in a positive direction- an absolute must if you are interested in mental growth and wellbeing!" – Course participant.
"The teacher training combines passion for mindfulness with a professional approach to teaching it. It strengthened my own meditation practice and gave me excellent guidance on how to practically implement an MBSR course. I would sign up straight away again!" – Course participant.
"The Teacher Training programme has been one of the best learning experiences in my life. It sets very high academic standards in an environment that fosters openness, creativity and a deep human bond." – Elena Prokhorova, course participant.
Still not sure whether this is the right step for you to take? Read our article on 9 reasons why you should engage in a mindfulness teacher training.