Certification materials are accepted twice per year:
Submission deadline June 30
Review completed by September 30
Submission deadline December 30
Review completed by March 30
In order to make certification accessible during the pandemic, we have altered the policy for online teaching, and we now accept review of online classes. In addition, if someone has taken the Teaching MBSR Online course, the requirement for having taught at least (six) 6 cycles of MBSR, stands. If this course has not been taken, the new recommendation is to have taught (eight) 8 cycles. There may also be a situation that someone has a mix of in-person and online classes, and in that case, the requirement of six (6) classes will be adequate.
The certification review process is modeled after the process created at Bangor and Oxford Universities.
Submission Materials Checklist for Teacher Certification Review
Completion of all the Certificate in MBSR Teaching courses: MBSR Certificate Courses
Attendance at least four qualifying retreats,
Submission of a full set of teaching films from a single recent cycle: classes 1-8 (Orientation and the all-day session not required).
A written reflective analysis on the submitted class films, which highlights themes, strengths and learning edges that showed up in the course for you (double-spaced, APA format, limited to 2,500 words)
A brief written statement conveying your personal understanding of the ethos and ethics of MBSR. (limited to 250 words)
Submission of collateral class materials: _ Class plans/Home practice sheets/Guided audio practice recordings
List of classes taught (dates, number of participants; venue
CV or resume
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in MBSR Teaching : MBSR Certificate Courses