Online, Part time
This innovative graduate certificate offers students a comprehensive professional education to become mindfulness specialists in a range of industries, including but not limited to: adult and continuing education, PK-12 teaching, workplace training, health care, post-secondary teaching, social work, criminal justice and more. Course topics examine the mindfulness through the perspectives from Buddhism and Asian traditions to secular-scientific research. You will learn a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary and inter-professional applications in an intensive teaching course completed in a residential retreat format and in an applied field experience.
MBTL program faculty are accredited mindfulness trainers qualified to supervise students in a range of specialist credentials, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Students who wish to earn these certificates as part of the graduate certificate will be offerd a pathway to do so. All students will be supported to complete inquiry projects and field experiences within the professional and teaching contexts in which they wish to serve.
|MBTL 700||Introduction to Mindfulness: Research, Theory, and Practice|
|MBTL 708||Mindfulness-based Teaching, Learning and Leading|
|MBTL 710||Mindfulness Practice|
|MBTL 721||Mindfulness in Research and Practice|
Becoming a Mindfulness Specialist
For practicing professionals, the Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) graduate certificate entables you to study and learn as you work. Whether you are employed in education, health care, criminal justice, social work, or yoga, the program prepares you to serve as a professional leader while deepening your own mindfulness practice and knowledge.
Increasingly, positions are being created for mindfulness specialists as this is being identified as a highly desireable specialization. For longstanding mindfulness practitioners and yoga instructors, MBTL provides an opportunity to bring what you have learned to a wider audience. You will investigate a range of specific techniques that have proved most effective for teaching mindfulness, including leading mindfulness practices and conducting inquiry, and strategies to support learners to use mindfulness as a strategy to enhance wellbeing and lifelong learning.
You will have choices on assignments and special projects to allow you to follow your particular interests and professional contexts. As part of this MBTL cohort, you will become part of an emerging North American network of mindfulness specialists.
Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
Note: Completion of an eight-week mindfulness program and a silent retreat are pre-requisites for the final course, MBTL 710, which will be offered in the Summer semester.
Application documents (Statement/Letter of Intent, resume, letters of reference) are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) (aka Competency-Based alternative) options are available for people without degrees and with relevant experience. Contact the program advisor at email@example.com
Note: A prerequisite for MBTL 710 is an 8-week MBSR, MBCT or other MB1 mindfulness program and a five-day silent retreat (or equivalent). Those who do not have this at the time of entering the program will be able to do these requirements concurrently with the MBTL. Once the MBSR or MBCT or course equivalent (listed below) and 5-day silent retreat are complete, students will submit evidence or details to the department.
Students who require the eight-week MBSR or MBCT prerequisite may consider ONE of the following undergraduate courses ADED 421, ADED 422, ADED 423 or CYC 275 as course equivalents: ADED undergraduate courses.
A 2019 5-day silent retreat will be offered through UFV on June 24th - 28th, 2019.
Location: Loon Lake Lodge, Maple Ridge, BC
Cost: $800 ($200 deposit) with a balance of $600 to be paid by June 19th, 2019. Space is limited.
This program is open to domestic and international students.
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