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A beautiful experience of purity:

The absence of a ’do it like this’ approach.

The way the content evoked organically to colour – in the 3D framework of underpinnings / Intentions / Practice Forms and Presentational Elements.

The way we encouraged to proceed in our uncertainty.

The role modelling always available to provide constant subliminal learning style.

A major shift in appreciation of the context. That MBSR (life) isn’t about following formulas/ reading goals etc. MBSR is about bringing, conscious awareness to everything so it’s not a case of ’learning’ to facilitate, it is just about facilitating.

Susann I would like to thank you so deeply for sharing your appreciation of ’the work’.
I have felt truly blessed by the experience.

quotation marks It was enlightening, challenging and extremely enriching.

There is no space quite like the one created here at London Meditation where each person can fully be themselves and be open to learning and growing.

I learnt so much!
It confirmed several aspects and underpinnings but also I was challenged to see other perspectives and styles of facilitations and will take something away from all of that.

The emotional side was an unexpected challenge of the week but this just added to the whole experience as it is humbling and motivating to carry on just doing it.

Thank you Susann. You are truly one of a kind and a rebel that I have found a home in my heart for!

quotation marks I had no expectations of the Practicum – on purpose! This has been a real journey for me personally and professionally; a real experience in self-discovery and my motivations for being a teacher. Thank you for this life-changing experience!

The Underpinnings of MBSR, session titles and topics, were most helpful. They helped clarify the content for me and made me understand that MBSR is one big class. Having the opportunity to practice giving guidance, reflections and inquiries was great.

My perspective was challenged and enriched. Going through the flow and understanding that there is flexibility to cover themes across the whole 8-week was very eye-opening.

Susann facilitated a safe open space for me to explore my intentions as a teacher and go deeper into the MBSR curriculum.

I feel that this week has altered my perspective of what it is to be a mindfulness teacher on so many levels. I feel comforted and liberated that there is no formula or right and wrong way of doing things. The opportunities for self-reflection on who I am as a teacher and why I am doing this have been truly life-changing.

quotation marks This was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed it throughout and found it extremely beneficial. It was well planned, expertly delivered and full of wisdom. I enjoyed working with everyone immensely.

The most useful thing was the overall intention to bring curiosity and a playfulness to the structure and each activity.

Susann has been a fantastic facilitator and I found her approach intelligent, engaging and very caring. I found every part of this Practicum valuable and useful...

I got so many new ideas and learned many new possible ways to practice and teach. The Practicum enriched my understanding of the curriculum and its theoretical underpinning. Being invited to trust emergence is always an enhancing challenge for my growth...

A fantastic course. I loved it. Thank you!

quotation marks Susann cares about teaching, practicing, training, about what it is to be a human being and therefore I felt supported and cared for throughout the week, while at the same time challenged to explore what it means to teach and to be a teacher.

It was very useful practicing guidance, leading the group, presenting with the group and getting feedback from the other trainees and importantly from Susann.

There were a lot of new experiences on many levels. I see the curriculum from a lighter more balanced perspective. That there is more flexibility depends on my intentions.

Presenting to the group was a little challenging but so worthwhile in terms of receiving feedback about group connection (dynamic), clarifying my intention, realising I can be lighter and more playful as a facilitator.

A wonderfully special and unique Practicum that has given me much to explore as I teach in the coming years. Thank you so much!

Voices of former participants



Susann Herrmann

Susann Herrmann, Dipl. Psych. (MA)
Co-Founder of London Meditation


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The practicum was excellently facilitated.

Susann shows up in her humanity and is generous and skilled in getting to the heart of experiences as well as sharing own to illustrate ’strengths’ and ’pitfalls’.

Thank you for sharing the MBSR content while holding the space with respect and heart.

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London Meditation at the CFM campus

Welcome at the UMASS campus, Shrewsbury.


MBSR at the CFM

MBSR at the
Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at UMASS.


London Meditation Community

London Meditation Community

London Meditation Community

Mindful Eating at London Meditation

London Meditation Community

London Meditation Community

Training Impressions


Melissa Blacker, Guiding Teacher and Abbot of Boundless Way Zen

Melissa Blacker, MA,
Former Director of Oasis Professional Training and Education (CFM) & Susann’s Supervisor.


Florence Meleo-Meyer, Director of Oasis

Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA,
Director of Oasis Professional Training and Education (CFM) & Senior Teacher of MBSR.


Training for Professionals

MBI EmbodimentProcess

MBSR & MBCT

 

Many people have been introduced to mindfulness by participating in an 8-week format of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Some of those people develop an inner drive to share this inspirational experience by facilitating Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBI) in a professional setting.

The structure of the EmbodimentProcess is detailed in a process of getting fit to deliver the 8-week format in its original form. This process will be supported by Online Supervision, which helps trainees stay true to the vision and integrity of the MBSR/CT curricula, and is therefore an important part of the training pathway.

Based on your intention, you are welcome to go through just the steps of the MBSR EmbodimentProcess, or you can proceed after the MBSR Practicum with the MBCT EmbodimentProcess.

If you would like to have an appointment with our Teacher Trainer Susann Herrmann,
Dipl-Psych. (MA)
in order to discuss things further, please feel free to contact us and choose from the following options:

  • 15min Initial Conversation on the phone free of charge or
  • 50min Orientation Session (online or over the phone): GBP 60 incl. VAT

 


 

MBSR EmbodimentProcess

  • Interpersonal Mindfulness (IM) Intensive (Prerequisite or CPD)
    If we want to support our clients in their process of growth, we need to be present ourselves, whilst simultaneously ’tapping into’ and becoming aware of their personal journey.
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  • MBSR Curriculum Embodiment:
    Learning by repetition is the natural way of learning.
    Learning by repetition and with all our senses we call EmbodimentProcess.

    • 8-week programme MBSR to WRITE your personal curriculum and handbook
    • 8-week programme MBSR to REVIEW your personal curriculum and handbook
    • begin to facilitate (TEACH) 8-week MBSR programmes under supervision

Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat (CPD)
The foundation of sharing the fruits of mindfulness is our own practice. Time out at retreats allows us to step out of the complexity of our own life, to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind. This highlights the importance of meditation practice and retreat attendance for all MBI teachers.
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MBSR OnlineLIVE Supervision (CPD)
Supervision is vital for showing evidence of progress in learning and allows the evaluation of the current competency of the trainee. Without regular supervision, a later assessment for graduation or references is not possible!
Explore more >

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MBCT EmbodimentProcess

The entrance door to start the MBCT EmbodimentProcess is opened after graduation from the MBSR Practicum, as well as at least two supervised facilitated MBSR 8-week programmes after the MBSR Practicum.

  • MBCT Curriculum Embodiment:
    • 8-week programme MBCT to WRITE your personal curriculum
    • 8-week programme MBCT to REVIEW your personal curriculum
    • begin to facilitate (TEACH) 8-week MBCT programmes under supervision
  • Mental Health Basics (MHB) Training Workshop
    for all non-mental health practitioners.

MBCT OnlineLIVE Supervision: Individual sessions (CPD)

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A Residential Event on the Isle of Wight

Practicum to teach MBSR

Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives

You will have the opportunity to explore issues and questions arising out of your experience of the programme, to engage in guiding others in formal and informal mindfulness practice and study the contextual background of MBSR.

This provides the opportunity for you to challenge your MBSR curriculum and handbook against the classes, as taught by Susann Herrmann, Dipl-Psych. (MA) – your training supervisor. Taking these classes, along with your fellow trainees, gives you the opportunity to directly experience the impact of your facilitating (teaching) and to receive feedback on the spot, providing you with the courage and self-confidence to teach.

Our time together will be spent in silence when we practice, and in reflective investigation as we learn through small and larger group processes.

Practicum in MBSR

The Practicum consists of 53.5 hours in total.
As a participant in the Practicum you will be asked to:

  • Examine, in detail, the MBSR curriculum and programme flow
  • Guide other seminar participants in mindfulness practices from within in the MBSR curriculum
  • Study the experiential, didactic, and conceptual elements of MBSR
  • Practice the skills of enquiry, dialogue and group dynamics that are the hallmarks of MBSR
  • Inquire and reflect on a range of issues arising out of the experience and principles of MBSR
  • Explore your identity and integrity as a teacher of MBSR

Venue:
Seahorses Guest House, Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9PP

Lymington Pier to Yarmouth (IOW) is the direct way to Seahorses.
Taxi time from Yarmouth (IOW) to Seahorses is approximately five minutes.

Number of Participants: maximum 12

Next Practicum in MBSR:

  • Autumn 2017:
    Sat Nov 18 – Sat Nov 25

    Please arrive on Saturday between 4 and 6pm to allow time to get settled into your room before dinner at 6.30pm and orientation in the evening.
    The training ends on the following Saturday at 2pm after lunch.

Cost:

  • Tuition Fee (does not include Seahorses accommodation fee):
    • £ 1,225 incl. VAT
  • Accommodation charges including full board at Seahorses Guest House:
    • Twin ensuite: £ 350 incl. VAT

Prerequisites:

  • 3 MBSR 8-week programmes
    • one to write your personal MBSR curriculum and handbook
    • one to review your personal MBSR curriculum and handbook
    • at least one independently facilitated MBSR 8-week programme
  • MBSR OnlineLIVE Supervision
    • at least 1 OnlineLIVE Group Supervision (5 sessions of 90 minutes each) or
    • at least 8 OnlineLIVE One2One Supervision (60 minutes each)
  • An on-going personal meditation practice

How to apply?
Please send your application by email and include:

  • Your current CV or resume, which includes information about your professional training and graduate degree, if any, in the fields of health care, psychology, education or a related field
  • A covering letter which includes the following:
    • How you meet all of the Practicum’s prerequisites
      (including a copy of your curriculum and handbook),
    • How you learned about the Teacher Training, what draws you to participate in it, and your vision or intentions for integrating it into your work,
    • A description and brief history of your personal psychological and spiritual development,
    • A description and brief history of your meditation training, your regularity of practice, all teacher-led retreats you have attended, and the meaning of practice in your life and work,
    • A description and brief history of your yoga or other bodywork training and practice,
    • A description and brief history of your teaching of MBSR

Applicant Notification within 2 weeks upon receipt of the application.
Application Deadline:

  • Autumn Practicum 2017: Mon Oct 02

Please send your application by email.

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Your Training Supervisor to teach MBI
(MBSR/MBCT)

Susann Herrmann, Dipl-Psych. (MA) has been meditating for more than 25 years and deepens her regular meditation practise by attending various retreats, trainings and groups such as:

  • Mindfulness Training Retreats with Jon Kabat-Zinn
    (MBSR in Mind-Body-Medicine, Mindfulness in medicine and psychology)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Training Retreats
    with Mark Williams and John Teasdale
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training Retreats:
    Graduated from the Teacher Development Intensive in MBSR and the Intensive Residential MBSR Practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (the home of Jon Kabat-Zinn) led by Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo-Meyer
  • Mindfulness Training Retreats
    with Saki Santorelli, Bob Stahl, Melissa Blacker, Christina Feldman, Sharon Salzberg and John Peacock
  • Self-Compassion Core Skills Training with Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and Steven Hickman
  • Insight Dialogue Retreats with Gregory Kramer
  • CBT Trainings with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
  • ZEN Meditation Retreats with Martine and Stephen Batchelor
  • Enlightenment Intensive groups at the Dan-Casriel-Institut, Germany
  • Awareness Intensive groups at the OSHO Multiversity, Pune, India
  • Gurdjieff-Movements Retreats with Jivan Sunder
  • Intensive Satsangs with Dolano, India
  • OSHO Active Meditations at the OSHO Multiversity, Pune, India
  • AUM Meditation/Social Meditations at the Humaniversity, Netherlands
Important Note

In accordance with the UK Good Practice Guidelines of the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers and following the recommendations of the founders of MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness (UMass), MBA teachers need to have regular Supervision Sessions to reflect on the professional work with their clients.

Supervision helps in the integration of the learning from one’s own meditation practice, the teacher training and our other theoretical orientations that impact the work.

It also helps us stay true to the vision and integrity of the MBSR/CT curricula and it is an important part of the training pathway.

For further information about supervison sessions please click here.

 


If you have any questions please call 020 3137 1358 or send an email.