How do I get certified in MBSR?

You will usually need to take the eight-week MBSR course as a participant before you can officially start your teacher training. Many providers will request that you allow six months to study the MBSR curriculum and attend a retreat, followed by a further 4-12 months to lead two x 8-week MBSR courses of your own.

What is MBSR UMass?

Experience the original 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at UMass Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

How long does it take to become an MBSR teacher?

How long does it take to complete this program? The prerequisites can be completed within 3-4 months, if you have a daily established mindfulness practice of two years. Once you begin the professional training to become an MBSR teacher, the most common progression is 3-6 years.

What is the MBSR course?

MBSR or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a course developed by Jon Kabat­-Zinn, Phd. It features sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, gentle movement, body scan, stress reduction, and informal, every day practices. You can learn more about MBSR here.

How long is the live online MBSR program?

The Live Online MBSR program consists of: Orientation (2 to 2 ½ hrs, required for enrollment), scheduled for one or two weeks before your class You must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks.

What do I need to take to become an MBSR teacher?

Class sizes are limited to facilitate group connection and conversation. A computer and high-speed internet connection are required. Mobile devices such as phones and tablets are not recommended. Interested in becoming an MBSR teacher? This course fulfills the pre-requisite requirement for beginning a teacher training and certification pathway.

What is the Jon Kabat-Zinn MBSR program?

Original Jon Kabat-Zinn MBSR program. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was founded by John Kabat Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979.