Supervision is essential for anyone teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches and is necessary to fulfil the 'Good Practice Guidelines' laid out by the BAMBA, the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches.
I am qualified to supervise MBCT-L, MBSR and MBCT for the general public.
I am a member of the Mindfulness Network, please apply for supervison here. Registration is free.
What happens in mindfulness supervision?
Supervision is there to guide and support your development and practice as a teacher. In supervision we will be looking at how your mindfulness teaching, personal mindfulness practice and life interact, and work together to improve and deepen your understanding both of the 8-week mindfulness courses and your own personal practice. All my mindfulness supervision is done in a 'mindfulness container' of non-judgemental, respectful exploration. If you'd like to know more, please contact me to discuss. If we're already doing supervision or mentoring together, you can book into my diary here.
Mindfulness teacher mentoring for new teachers
If you're a new or trainee mindfulness teacher, it can be very beneficial to sit in and co-teach on courses with an experienced teacher. You can then receive direct feedback and mentoring on your teaching practice, as well as see what a mindfulness classroom is like. I have done this with trainees from Sussex Mindfulness Centre and Exeter University; please contact me to discuss if you would like this valuable experience.
Personal practice mentoring can be very helpful to take your practice deeper; it's for anyone who has completed a course and is looking for guidance and support to continue. Unlike supervision, it is purely focused on your practice with no reference to professional context. See Mindfulness Network for details and application.
Experienced mindfulness teacher
I have extensive experience teaching eight-week mindfulness courses to the general public, both in groups and one-to-one; I specialise in working with the general public experiencing stress, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, though I also have experience working with people with chronic health conditions and terminal illness.
I completed the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Supervisor training in 2015 and I offer supervision for teachers of Mindfulness Based Approaches on Zoom, either 1-1 or for two co-teachers. Supervision can be in either 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions for £50ph or £25 for 30 minutes. I also offer supervision for a closed group in a bloc of sessions. Please contact me to discuss.