This intensive training is based upon direct lived experience and reflection, offering growing appreciation of the theoretical premises of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. Exposure to the trajectory of mindfulness in the West is coupled with recognition of the importance of cultivating mindfulness in daily life in order to impart it to others.
Participants learn to integrate mindfulness into their professional work.
The course prepares participants to incorporate mindful compassion practices present in the 8-week programme thoughtfully into their work. This usually takes the form of integrating mindfulness into working life or other forms of teaching. It lays the groundwork for the design of workshops, mindfulness sessions, lobbying workplaces, councils or local clinics for the inclusion of mindfulness training.