Many of us who have benefited so powerfully from the cultivation of mindfulness in our lives feel a deep calling to share these healing practices with others. MAM values training and education. Evidence is mounting that trained mindfulness teachers produce better outcomes for the people we serve.
The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 200-Hour Mindfulness Teacher Training (MTT) Certification Program is designed to prepare aspiring mindfulness teachers to deliver basic group mindfulness training with diverse populations in a safe and inclusive manner. The curriculum offers support and guidance to individuals who wish to bring mindfulness into their workspaces, communities, or institutions. We consider this to be the minimum level of training that teachers should complete in order to teach general group mindfulness safely and inclusively
This program is designed to meet current standards for basic group mindfulness teaching, including a combination of didactics, self-study/reflection, and practice. MTT students meet one full weekend per month over a period of ten months. A certificate is provided to those who successfully complete all MTT requirements.
Our program follows International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) “professional level” standards and includes aspects of the MBI:TAC. This training program is not sufficient for teaching Mindfulness Based Interventions/Programs such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, etc.
This program is offered simultaneously online via Zoom (US Central time) and on location (seats limited) for local students who’d like to meet in person. Read about our online etiquette here https://mindfulness-alliance.org/offerings/online-offerings/.