Teaching Level Two: Mindfulness Based Living Course For Young Adults (MBLC-YA)
7:00pm 04 August 2017 - 12:30pm 09 August 2017
Venue: Samye Ling
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The course tutors will be Heather Regan-Addis and Heather MacKenzie.
The retreat is the Mindfulness Based Living Course for Young Adults (MBLC-YA) teaching skills retreat. The retreat will consist of live delivery of the full MBLC-YA curriculum to those who wish to learn to deliver the course to young people between the ages of 11 and 18. Â It's very similar in format to the MBLC teaching skills retreat, with slightly more emphasis on experiencingÂ the full lessons in the manner that they would be delivered in a classroom or elsewhere and activities designed for this age group. The retreat also counts as an annual 5-day retreat for CPD purposes.
The course when taught to young adults consists of ten sessions, delivered usually at a rate of one per week, each session lasting from 40 minutes to one hour. Each session explores themes such as â€˜Your amazing mindâ€™ (which looks at the developing adolescent brain with its different trajectories of emotional development and development of executive function and explains that our brains are hardwired for survival rather than happiness, so these tricky minds are â€˜not our faultâ€™), â€˜Staying presentâ€™, â€˜Dropping anchorâ€™ into the present moment (using the support of breath, body or sound), distraction, attitude, appreciation, and what it might mean to live a mindful life â€“ one that is in alignment with what we value.
Each session is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and self-compassion (i.e. directing kindness towards ourselves then things are difficult) is woven throughout the fabric of the course. A comprehensive student manual accompanies the course in addition to a wide variety of online recorded practices for students to access.
During the teacher training retreat, participants will be taught the lessons in â€˜real timeâ€™ and there will be opportunity to discuss the rationale and teaching points behind each lesson. There will be the opportunity to practice delivering elements of the training with other participants, in an informal and encouraging environment, and (for those who are already teaching adults, but not young people) the training will also highlight the differences to be aware of when working with adolescents.
This retreat is open to those who have completed Teaching Level One (Introductory Teaching Skills), including those not already working in schools.
The retreat starts at 7pm on Friday 4th August 2017 and ends after lunch on Wednesday 9th August 2017
The Course Fee is Â£400.00 including manual. If you cancel this retreat less than eight weeks before the start date your retreat fee will not be refunded. However it may be possible to transfer to a subsequent retreat for an administrative fee of Â£100.00.Tariff and Charges Guest Info