Train to Teach Mindfulness

There are three ways to train to be an MBSR or MBCT Teacher. Click on the links to find out more. Both the Masters course and the Teacher Training Pathway lead to the Certificate of Competence in Teaching MBSR or MBCT, and take about the same amount of time. To find out the main differences between the Masters Course and the Teacher Training Pathway, go here.

Unsure which route is for you? Come and meet us in our monthly online information sessions

Find out more about which teacher training route is right for you…

Masters course

You can train to teach MBSR or MBCT and gain a Masters degree at the same time on our part-time Masters programme which is designed to fit in alongside your work commitments. You come to Bangor five weekends a year and can study from home the rest of the year. Click here for details, and here to find out what it is really like by reading testimonials from Masters students.

Teacher Training Pathway

For the official website of the Teacher Training Pathway, click here.

Bangor University is collaborating with The Mindfulness Network to deliver the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP). This pathway is a flexible and progressive training route that will provide you with a certification of competency from Bangor University to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  As you progress you will build a comprehensive portfolio of training events, teaching experience and personal reflection; alongside a deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. You will be assigned a mentor who will offer you practical support and guidance throughout your journey and, following initial training, you will begin to teach under the guidance of a recommended mindfulness-based supervisor If you have not done any mindfulness teacher training prior, the TTP takes a minimum of 3-4 years to complete.  Click on this link to find out more

In this exciting new collaboration there is much that remains the same: For a video explaining the TTP, click here.

The Bangor training team is delivering the TTP

  • You will still get a Bangor University certificate
  • You will still receive the Bangor curricula for our training programmes which we have been developing since 2002

Stand-alone courses

For the official website of the Stand alone courses, click here.

These are teacher training courses (many of those the same as those on the Teacher Training Pathway) which you can access without  registering on the TTP. This suits those who wish to train as and when they need it.

  • Come to training events that suit you
  • All TTP events are available to be taken as stand-alone events (as long as you meet criteria for those events)
  • No formal assessment
  • Many of the stand-alone events can count towards the TTP, if you later wanted to register for the TTP.