MBSR Teacher Certification | SR-405
SR-405MBSR Teacher Certification
The Center For Mindfulness Teacher Certification is the internationally recognized standard of practice for teachers of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. MBSR Teacher Certification acknowledges a teacher’s in-depth comprehension and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum, and accedes all teaching competencies meet practice standards as established by the Center for Mindfulness.
Effective April 2016:
- Upon acceptance, tuition of $1275 is due
- MBSR Teacher Certification materials/portfolio must be submitted in English or with transcripts/translations
- MBSR Teacher Certification materials/portfolio must be submitted electronically (submissions by mail/post will no longer be accepted)
Applicants submit a Portfolio that includes:
- Personal and Professional Statement (Reflections on your understanding of the embodied ethos of MBSR and the rule/responsibility of the teacher. See TCR rubric below.)
- Curriculum class plans, including times, duration and dates for eight classes, orientation and the all-day class
- Entire, unedited video recording of class five (If co-teaching, a video of solo teaching must be recorded)
- Workbook and/or home practice sheets
- Audio recordings of four (4) formal practices as presented in the MBSR classroom (standing yoga, lying down yoga, body scan, sitting meditation)
- Supervision Reflection and Assessment document (completed by both supervisor and supervisee)
- Dates, titles and locations of all qualifying retreats
- List of all 8-week MBSR courses taught - with dates, number of participants and location
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional colleagues or referrals. Letters should not be from students or non-supervisory mentors.
- Graduate degree, or submission of Graduate Degree equivalency documentation.
For your reference please click here for the rubric used by instructors when reviewing your portfolio (PDF).
Please allow up to 6 months from time of submission to final determination.
- SR-401 MBSR Fundamentals
- SR-402 MBSR Practice Teaching Intensive
- SR-403 MBSR Group Supervision (for those entering certification pathway beginning January 1, 2017)
- SR-404 MBSR Individual Supervision
- A minimum of one elective
- Teaching experience: Eight (8) or more MBSR Courses
- A total of four silent retreats: two 5-day (or longer) silent retreats and two 7-day (or longer) silent retreats
- Continuing daily mindfulness meditation practice, yoga and other body-centered awareness disciplines
- Produce a capstone project portfolio, demonstrating integration of attributes of the teacher, prior learning and skills development in MBSR teaching
- Reflect on and articulate personal and professional ethical code in relationship to one’s teaching
- Demonstrate results of your learning and skills development through feedback from your participants and colleagues
- Authorized to teach the complete 8-week MBSR course to the general public as an MBSR Certified Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School -OR –
- Continue to refine understanding and skills, as indicated by the reviewer by:
- Attending other Oasis Institute training programs or additional retreats
- Additional study and reflection on specific learning components
- Additional MBSR teaching
- Revision of course materials
- Additional supervision
- Resubmitting your application after completion of the above additional requirements
- Important note: the awarding of Teacher Certification in MBSR does not indicate approval by the CFM for training other MBSR teachers