Mindfulness Instructor Training III

Third in a three-course series training students to offer instruction in shamatha mindfulness meditation. It emphasizes guiding people in practicing with extreme challenges of mind and body. Participants develop skills in offering ongoing guidance in sitting and walking mindfulness meditation, as well as body-scan, practicing with physical pain, and mindfulness in daily life activities. Students train in offering both one-to-one mentorship, small group guided mindfulness instruction, and explaining the view of mindfulness meditation to various populations. Practices to support the well- being of caregivers and teachers are presented. Educational methods of the course include practice demonstrations, mock interviews, lectures, discussions, and individual interviews. Prerequisite: REL709W.
Course Number: REL809W
Units: 1.0