Further education, Gjøvik

MBSR-MBCT Teacher Training

The training program is highly structured, at the same time encouraging personal creativity and expression. The training invites each participant to practice and integrate mindfulness skills in their own daily lives before passing them on to others.

ECTS: 30


Target group

The program is relevant for most professionals and especially

  • psychologists
  • doctors
  • teachers
  • nurses
  • health and social workers
  • occupational
  • art or music therapists
  • chaplains
  • coaches, leaders, etc.

The program is for persons with an established mindfulness practice and who wish to instruct others in MBSR/MBCT.

Teaching methods

The program is structured as part-time over three semesters with an expected study effort of approximately 13 hours per week.

Seven modules will be held during the program:

  • six á four days (Thursday-Sunday)
  • one á three days (Friday-Sunday)

Attendance at these modules is mandatory. Modul one, five and seven is taking place at Kringler Gjestegård, and the students must stay here during the seminars. The remaining modules are held in Oslo in daytime.

Costs

The tuition fee is 45 000 NOK, divided into three payments à 15 000 NOK with payment within January 15, September 1, and again January 15. The semester fee of 550 NOK is in addition.

The expected cost of room and board at Kringler for the three modules is appr. 18 200 NOK for a single room. Contact Kringler for more information.

As part of the teaching of the 8-week course in the third semester each student must participate in a minimum of six individual 50-Minutes sessions either per Skype or in person with a mentor approved by the IMA. The charges for mentoring are not included in the course fees and are to be paid directly to the mentor. Each mentor charges his/her own fee, which is determined by the mentor alone and is part of the agreement between the student and the mentor. An approximate cost is 5000 NOK for the six sessions.


How to apply?

  • Apply through Søknadsweb. Deadline and information about how to apply will be updated ispring 2018.
  • The next programme commencement is planned in fall 2018. 
     

Admission criteria

For regular admission the minimum requirements are;

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent
  • One year of relevant work experience (health care, education, management, mentoring, HR, etc.)
  • Completion of a minimum 30 ECTS further education program in mindfulness or at least two years continual mindfulness practice prior to applying.
  • In addition applicants must:

  • fill out a questionnaire and write a short essay. These must be returned to Gunvor Marie Dyrdal (gunvor.dyrdal@ntnu.no) within the application deadline (the 15th of November).
  • attend the orientation or participate in an interview via skype or telephone. If you are not able to attend the orientation, contact Gunvor Marie Dyrdal for an agreement on the date and time for the interview.

Orientation seminar

There will be held an orientation seminar. During the orientation we will practice some of the exercises of the MBSR programme. We will also explore the MBSR and MBCT programmes both in their structure and their presence in health-care and society. A presentation about the training programme and a time for questions and answers is also planned. This orientation is primarily for persons who have a serious interest in taking part in the MBSR and MBCT teacher-training programme. It is meant to provide them with a basis from which to decide whether or not they wish to participate. It is also an opportunity for the course leaders to meet with prospective applicants and to review their qualifications in person. The orientation day is also suitable for professionals who may be considering pursuing the training programme in future, even if they do not now possess the necessary requirements.

Brief outline

The training program is highly structured, at the same time encouraging personal creativity and expression. The training invites each participant to practice and integrate mindfulness skills in their own daily lives before passing them on to others.

Students learn and practice the main formal exercises of the MBSR/MBCT programs (body scan, mindful bodywork based on gentle yoga, sitting meditation and walking meditation), as well as learning how to teach these exercises to others. The training program emphasizes the deepening of one’s own meditation practice as the basis for teaching others. The curriculums of both the eight-week MBSR and MBCT courses are examined in detail and elements of the weekly sessions are taught within the training program.

Seminars for the 2016/2017 programme:

  • Orientation 16 October  2016 (Zanti)         
  • Module 1    09.- 12. February 2017 (Kringler)           
  • Module 2    06.-09. April 2017 (Zanti)
  • Module  3     22.-25. June 2017 (Zanti)
  • Module  4     21.-24. September 2017 (Zanti)
  • Module  5     07.-10. December 2017 (Kringler)
  • Module  6     08.-11. February 2018 (Zanti)
  • Module  7     15.-17. June 2018 (Kringler)

Contact

Programme coordinator:
Gunvor Marie Dyrdal

General questions:
studier@gjovik.ntnu.no

The programme is a collaboration between NTNU and the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA).