About this Event
This 5 day Mindfulness Now teacher training course is held at the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham. After completing this course graduates will be qualified to teach mindfulness either one to one, in groups and within organisations.
The schools main aims are to:
- Provide accessible and affordable attendance based mindfulness teacher training
- Monitor all student’s evaluation of training content and delivery and apply a policy of continuous improvement in order to maintain the highest possible standards
- Uphold high ethical standards of its tutors, students and graduates
- Maintain on-going support for students and graduates
- Make mindfulness available to as many people as possible in order to meet ever increasing needs.
Nick Cooke Dip. Psy. MNRPC FAPHP
The founder of the UK College, Nick Cooke, based the original ‘Mindfulness Now’ training programme around his own considerable experience of using mindfulness to help him with recovery and rehabilitation following two serious illnesses.
A qualified teacher (University of Worcester) and solution focused therapist with many years of experience of mindfulness meditation, Nick has learned from, and been positively influenced by, Buddhist traditions and from some of the western world’s foremost mindfulness teachers, including Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor Mark Williams PhD, John Teasdale and Dr Zindel Segal PhD.
Nick has a passionate belief in making mindfulness as accessible / widely available as possible, in order to meet an ever increasing demand, while still maintaining high academic and ethical standards.
The Mindfulness Now programme offers an integrated / eclectic approach to mindfulness teaching and aims to equip teachers to work with individuals and groups with many requirements including helping with physical and emotional pain, stress and anxiety, as well as building emotional resilience. After completion of the course, successful graduates are offered the opportunity to join the network of Mindfulness Now licensed and accredited teachers.Nick Cooke developed the Mindfulness Now programme after his own experience of using mindfulness to help him with his recovery and rehabilitation, including management of pain, following two serious illnesses. He already had considerable experience of learning and practising mindfulness and, as a therapist, it’s something which for many years he has taught clients to practice.Mindfulness Now offers a psycho-educational fusion of mindfulness-based approaches, including the evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The latter, developed by Professor Mark Williams and colleagues at the University of Oxford, offers a breakthrough in the treatment of depression, anxiety and emotional trauma, and is recommended by NICE as a treatment of choice for depression.In 1979 Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre – Stress Reduction Clinic developed a psycho-educational programme called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which provides an integration of mindfulness meditation with proven psychotherapeutic approaches into an accessible and evidence-based approach which has been taught worldwide.Mindfulness Now accredited teachers offer individual 1-to-1, as well as group sessions in mindfulness-based practices.As well as teaching mindfulness meditation, programmes are offered for stress reduction, anxiety, panic attacks, emotional trauma and pain control, including the 8 weeks Mindfulness Now programme.
(Payments are non-refundable.)Once payment has been received you will be officially booked onto the course.
If due to COVID we are sadly unable to run this course 'in person' then the course will automatically then take place via Zoom over the same dates and times. If you would rather wait until an 'in person' training date, we are happy to hold your place until it is safe to work 'in person'. We can't offer refunds for a change of course delivery. Please only book if you are happy with this arrangement. Thank you.
For more information about Mindfulness Now please CLICK HERE
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom