Teaching Level 2- MBLC-YA (Mindfulness for Teens) Teaching Skills Retreat
7:00pm 31 July 2020 - 12:30pm 05 August 2020
Venue: Samye Ling
Once your course place has been confirmed please book your accommodation at Samye Ling by clicking¬†here.
The tutor will be Heather Grace Bond.¬†
The Mindfulness Based Living Course for Young Adults¬†(MBLC-YA) is a¬†mindfulness and self-compassion course¬†for teens or 11-18 year-olds¬†that is delivered over 10 sessions usually¬†at a rate of one per week, each session lasting from 40¬†minutes to one hour. Each session explores themes such as¬†‚ÄėYour amazing mind‚Äô (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 ‚Äėnot our¬†fault‚Äô), ‚ÄėStaying present‚Äô (learning to settle the mind a little and and ground awareness in the body),¬†‚ÄėDropping anchor‚Äô 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 ‚Äď one that is in alignment with what we¬†value.
This retreat is a 5-day teaching skills retreat to enable participants to confidently deliver the MBLC-YA.¬† The¬†retreat consists of¬†live delivery of the full MBLC-YA curriculum¬†¬†in order that participants may experience¬†the full lessons in the manner that they would be delivered in a classroom or elsewhere, and affords¬†participants the opportunity to practise delivering session extracts in a safe and encouraging environment.¬†¬†The retreat counts as an annual 5-day retreat for CPD purposes.
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 (Introduction to Teaching Skills), including those not already working in¬†schools.
Pre-requisites¬†for delivery of this course include completion of the Mindfulness Association‚Äės Level 1- Being Present¬†mindfulness training, which is delivered over 4 weekends, spread out over approximately 9¬†months, followed by the Teaching Level 1¬† course, which is delivered over two weekends and, finally,¬†attendance at the residential 5-day¬†MBLC-YA Teaching Skills Retreat.
Tariff and Charges
Cost:¬†¬£430.00 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 ¬£100.00