Course Description

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

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