TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS
The deadline to register is 30 days before the first meeting. No refunds will be provided after that date. Please click the appropriate link below to register and pay. You will be emailed the application upon payment and if for any reason you are not selected, your tuition will be reimbursed in full.
- Regular tuition = $3000
- Scholarship for underrepresented groups (see below) = $1000
- MAM Professional members can take 20% off of tuition using the discount code MEMBERS20 at checkout
MAM hopes to train and reach members of underrepresented or vulnerable populations in an effort to increase program accessibility and promote equal opportunity. In accordance with our mission, vision and values, a fee reduction is available for up to 3 mental health professionals working in the US, who hold identities/intersections that are underrepresented in mindfulness training in the US, such as:
- Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- Bilingual individuals providing services in a language other than spoken English (including American Sign Language)
- People of Color and/or Visual Minorities
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual people
Once you have made your payment, the standard application will be emailed to you. In addition to the standard application, a personal essay is required documenting how you meet the above criteria. Priority will be given to applicants who plan to take mindfulness into underrepresented or vulnerable communities – if this is your intention, please include your plans in the essay.
The deadline for submitting your application and scholarship essay is 30 days before the first meeting. Applicants will be notified of their status within one week of submission. A full refund will be provided to applicants who are not selected.
Sydney Spears, PhD is a licensed social worker, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY) facilitator, mindfulness instructor, and co-founder of the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. She is also a professor who teaches cultural diversity, clinical social work, and trauma-sensitive care. She also teaches Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), trauma-sensitive yoga, and trauma-sensitive mindfulness through the Midwest Alliance in Mindfulness and Center for Mindful Self Compassion, with a focus on providing mindfulness-based practices and community outreach efforts for organizations and at-risk populations.
Tracy Ochester, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and the Heart-Mind Coordinator for Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. She is also a Certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher and mentor, a trained Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention teacher, a co-teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and a registered yoga teacher. She has completed Compassion Cultivation Training, the Pachamama Game Changer Intensive for social and ecological justice, and is currently engaged in a year-long program in Engaged Buddhism with the Upaya Institute. Dr. Ochester sees mindfulness as a pathway for learning the fundamental skills necessary for personal and collective wellbeing.