Train to Teach Mindfulness

There are three ways to train to be an MBSR or MBCT teacher: Master’s in Mindfulness; Teacher Training Pathway (TTP); and Stand-alone teacher training courses. To find out more, scroll down and click on the tabs for each training route.

The Master’s in Mindfulness is offered fully within CMRP, but the Teacher Training Pathway and stand-alone training courses are offered in collaboration with The Mindfulness Network. Trainees on all three training routes are taught by Bangor University trainers using the international recognised CMRP curriculum that has been developing since 2002.

Both the Master’s and the Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) lead to the Certificate of Competence in Teaching MBSR or MBCT, and take about the same amount of time. Stand-alone training courses can be taken for your own Continuing Personal and Professional Development – you don’t have to be on the TTP to access training events, but if you join the TTP later, courses taken will count towards your portfolio.

To find out the main differences between the Master’s Course and the Teacher Training Pathway, click HERE.

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

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

Although the TTP is offered in collaboration with The Mindfulness Network, all training will be delivered by the Bangor training team using the CMRP curriculum, and you will receive a Bangor University certificate.

The TTP 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. The TTP takes 3-4 years to complete if you have not done any mindfulness teacher training prior to startig.  To find out more, please click on this link.

If you’re still not sure whether the Master’s or the TTP is right for you, you can watch a helpful YouTube video HERE.

For more information and to apply to join, please click HERE and you will be re-directed to The Mindfulness Network teacher training website.

Stand-alone courses

Although stand-alone teacher training courses are offered in collaboration with The Mindfulness Network, all courses are delivered by the Bangor training team using the CMRP curriculum.

Stand-alone teacher training courses are for your continuing personal and professional development and can be taken at your own pace.  

  • 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
  • Stand-alone events can count towards the TTP, if you later wish to register.

To find out more and see the calendar of training events, please click HERE and you will be re-directed to The Mindfulness Network teacher training website.