This workshop is only open to those who have attended MRE Workshop 1 and 2: please see www.integratedmindfulness.com for details.
This workshop will run Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January 2017 at Luther King House (LKH). LKH is a lovely venue that also offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
Facilitators: Tim Duerden & Annette Dunn
This workshop provides an experiential training in teaching mindfulness courses to individuals and groups and leads to a Level 1 competency certificate for professionals teaching Mindful Resilience Enhancement (MRE).
MRE is a self-contained set of mindfulness approaches that are designed to be quickly and easily taught to groups in a variety of health, educational and corporate contexts. MRE is supported by an extensive and growing set of free to access audio files and information sheets. This ensures that you or your participants using these approaches are not burdened by additional expenses.
The workshop builds on the 1-2-1 teaching skills developed during Workshop 2 and provides training in delivering an experiential mindfulness curriculum in both individual and group contexts.
Central to the process of delivering a mindfulness curriculum is the inquiry process. The first day of Workshop 3 focuses on an experiential and conceptual foundation in holding a gentle inquiry with groups or individuals.
The second day then focuses on how safe and accessible curricula can be developed to meet the specific needs of individuals and groups and uses the model Level 1 MRE curriculum as a concrete focus to explore these concepts.
While the focus is on teaching MRE to groups there is a further exploration of key issues around teaching mindfulness in a way that incrementally develops a solid experiential foundation for ongoing practice. This is relevant to both 1-2-1 and group mindfulness teaching.
The workshop will explore how the core mindfulness practices used in MRE to stabilise the attention and to self-soothe in difficult situations fit together to form a coherent curriculum. While MRE practices are inherently safe as they encourage resilience and de-escalate the mental loops that lead to overwhelming distress; there are issues of safe and ethical usage that can arise in the context of teaching mindfulness and these are explored during the workshop.
MRE teachers are supported by having access to a set of unique teaching materials that complement the free resources available to group participants. These materials and the associated model Level 1 MRE curriculum are designed for easy adaptation for both day training and shorter sessional training.
Please note that the brief nature of this training means that there is not time to teach group teaching skills. Therefore, for those without existing experience working with groups in their professional role, the associated competency certification process would be for teaching individual clients only. It would require evidence of training and/or supervised practice of working with groups to extend the competency certification to group teaching at a later date.
The workshop is suitable for professionals working in health, social, educational and complementary practice who have completed MRE Workshops 1 & 2. While an attendance certificate will be available to all workshop participants there is also a Level 1 MRE Competency Certificate pathway available to participants who undertake additional supervised practice. Competence Certificates can be in 1-2-1 teaching, group teaching or both.
This workshop forms the third part of the Level 1 professional teacher-training programme in MRE. MRE teacher-training is in 2 levels and a pathway to a competency certificate is available after each level. Level 1 MRE teacher-training focuses on teaching clients to stabilise their attention and self-soothe. Level 2 MRE teacher-training focuses on teaching clients how to mindfully engage with more intensely difficult experiences with self-compassion.
MRE training is designed for professionals with membership of a professional body that has a code or practice or ethics to provide a framework for accountable practice. If you do not belong to a professional body or are still in training please contact us to see whether you are eligible to undertake the MRE training course beyond Level 1, Workshop 1. Those without a membership of an appropriate professional body may still be able to do the training if you can clearly demonstrate how you will be working in an accountable way when offering MRE. We will need to discuss this on an individual basis.
Please see www.mre.re for further details of this approach.
Please note: From January 2017, Level 1 Workshop 3 will be delivered at Luther King House while Level 1 Workshops 1 & 2 will continue to be delivered at The Christie. Having remained unchanged for over 3 years, MRE workshop prices have needed to increase modestly - the standard workshop fee will be £165 from 1st January 2017 onwards.
Please use the Eventbrite booking process for this workshop to make a preliminary booking.
We will then contact you with details of how to pay the deposit for a firm reservation.
For booking queries please contact Tim or Annette via firstname.lastname@example.org