Course Application

From 1st August 2018 Bangor University will be licensing the delivery of our Continuing Personal and Professional Training programme to The Mindfulness Network. The teachers delivering the courses will remain the same after this change. This means that the operations and finances of the delivery will be hosted outside the University, but you will still be attending an event that will receive certification by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. If you are on the Teacher Training Pathway your learning journey will continue as planned, including the opportunity to take the Certificate of Competence within the University at the end of the pathway.

For events up to 31st July 2018 Bangor University will continue to manage the application and payment process. For events beyond this time and whilst we are in this transitional phase, you will sign up to the event using the University’s existing application process. Your application will be transferred to The Mindfulness Network who will then complete the registration and will invoice you. In due course the booking and finances will be entirely held within the Mindfulness Network. During the transitional period there may be a delay in issuing an invoice; once an invoice is received please pay promptly in order to secure your place.

For further information on this transition please read the recent blog by Rebecca Crane.

If you have any questions about this process please contact Gary Smith (

Teacher Training Retreat Level 1
29/10/2018 - 05/11/2018
Arrive 4pm on 29th - finish after lunch on 5th November 2018

Course teachers:
Bethan Roberts
Bethan has been teaching MBSR to groups in Cardiff and Bangor since 2008. She has regular supervision from CMRP for this work. She has practised mindfulness mediation since 2002 and has attended dozens of mediation retreats during this time. She has also practised yoga since her late teens. Her training in mindfulness teaching includes CMRP Teacher Training Retreats and other mindfulness teacher development courses at CMRP; mindfulness teacher training courses at Gaia House with Christina Feldman and John Teasdale and MBSR teacher training with Pam Erdmann on Holy Isle, Scotland. She also attended a mindfulness teacher training ‘practicum’ in the US with Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo-Meyer at the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts in 2008. Bethan is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Welsh Government Approved since 2008). She teaches sessions on mental health for Cardiff University’s MA Social Work and PGCE courses. Bethan has been an Employment Tribunal Member since 2010.

Trish Bartley
Trish Bartley developed MBCT for Cancer, through her work as a mindfulness teacher to cancer patients at a regional oncology unit since 2000. She is a teacher trainer for CMRP and leads mindfulness-based retreats and workshops internationally. Trish has written 2 books on mindfulness and cancer - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer, (2012) a teachers handbook and Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer (2017) for people with cancer - both published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Payment information:
Where fees are due, CMRP require payment at point of registration for all events. Some of our events require an assessment process, if you meet all the event entry criteria but during our assessment we then decide that the event is not suitable for you at this time, your money will be refunded.

Course fees:
Subsidised Rate (see course descriptor): £740.00
CMRP Masters student rate: £770.00
Standard Rate (see course descriptor): £875.00

This is a residential event. This means that you will need to stay at the venue at which the event is being held for the duration of the event, which includes overnight accommodation

Please ensure that you have addressed all of the questions within the application form. Failure to do so could delay your application process.

Venue information:
Trigonos, North Wales
Trigonos - Plas Bala Deulyn,Nantlle,Caernarfon LL54 6BW
"Set in a glorious location within the Snowdonia National Park in its own grounds on the shore of a lake and looking up to the mountains. It is deeply peaceful and inspirational to spend time in these beautiful surroundings"

By providing the below information and submitting the registration you agree for CMRP to store your information on their secure system and share it with the necessary CMRP team members to both administer and deliver the required training. Please note that your name provided here will be used on your CPD certificate, where relevant.

NB every application is assessed as to the suitability of the course for the applicant at this point. It is essential that you answer every question clearly as this will inform the decision as to whether or not you are offered a place.

You must have completed an 8 week group-based MBSR/MBCT course at least 8 months prior to applying for this Teacher Training and have an established personal practice. (We may make an exception if 8 week group-based courses are not available in your country). Please provide the below information:
Date you completed your 8 week group-based MBSR/MBCT course

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  • What has been your experience of learning mindfulness in the group context of the 8 week course?
  • What mindfulness teaching experience (if any) do you have?
  • A very brief outline of how you plan to use mindfulness in your chosen context. How does/will your personal practice integrate with and support this?
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  • What is your practice? (include both informl and formal practice; frequency and length of formal practice; forms of practice eg Body scan, sitting; movement)
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    Finance Terms & Conditions

    The course administration and delivery will be undertaken by The Mindfulness Network. An invoice for this course will be raised by The Mindfulness Network who will be administering this course under license from Bangor University. No place is secure on a course until full payment has been received by The Mindfulness Network.

    I understand that the information on this booking form will be transferred to The Mindfulness Network, who will contact me in due course to formalise the booking and arrange payment.

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