FAQ’s on Mindfulness Master Class/ Teacher Training
How many people will be in the group? 14.
Will there be parties/ time to get together with other participants? Yes. I’m planning a beginning-of-program party so that everyone can meet each other and we can go over some main focal points over food and drinks. There will also be opportunities to go on hikes, retreats, and to create a type of community of support and learning that most of us have never had as adults.
Will I receive a training certificate when I’m done with the program? Yes.
Will this be fun or boring? Fun. Not like roller coaster fun, but like the fun of getting to know and care for your mind on a whole new level, so that you can begin to move through the world with greater ease and space…that kind of fun.
Will I receive a coursebook? No. You will receive 5 coursebooks, full of inspiration, research, and best practices. AND you and your group will co-create a sixth coursebook, chock full of all the best practices that we will be co-creating together, as a group, throughout the program.
–How does the partner work function? Partner work can take place either in person, on the phone, or via Zoom. Time spent together is usually between 45 – 1 hour each week for two weeks, as decided on by partners. Partner work happens for the last two weeks of each module. Partners are put together by me, and you meet once a week for two weeks, for whatever amount of time (usually about 45min-1hr) to go over certain aspects of the assignments I’ll be handing out.
—An example of an assignment is that you might be asked to use mindfulness in a specific situation, you go out and try it, then you and your partner discuss what worked, what didn’t, what are the possible strategies moving forward, and then we share those findings and discoveries with the group.
In essence, it’s a way to
a)connect with another person over mindfulness, and
b)discuss and develop strategies to expand our daily practice, especially in times of challenge.
—As we move through the program, I will be collating these strategies and practices, so that at the end of our class, we will have developed a playbook of best practices.