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professional development

Specialist Training: Mindfulness in a Youth Context

March 13, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - May 1, 2024 @ 9:00 pm GMT


Mindfulness can be beneficial for young people when introduced with an accessible and inclusive approach. Mindfulness needs to meet young people where they are at, and the mode of delivery is key to engagement in youth settings. This six-week specialist training is for those who have both a foundation in the essential competencies of mindfulness-based teaching and an interest in bringing mindfulness to young people.

The training will develop participants’ skills and experience in guiding practice, conveying course themes, facilitating inquiry and holding the learning environment in a way that is specific to working in youth settings. Some might choose to combine this training with a Curriculum Specialist in order to teach a particular Mindfulness-based Programme. Others may choose to complete this training in order to gain a better sense of how to bring a more mindful approach to their work in a variety of youth settings.

Through this six-week training, participants will work closely with highly experienced trainers to create and deliver a plan for implementation that is specific to their setting and develop the skills needed to respond to individual needs of the young people they work with.

Who is it for?

Those interested in bringing a mindfulness-based approach to young people in a variety of contexts.

Those who have previously trained to teach a mindfulness-based program curriculum that want to learn how to deliver it in youth settings.

Organisations, such as schools, youth clubs or sports teams wanting to implement a mindfulness-based approach

Learning Aims:

Learn ways to deliver mindfulness in youth settings.
Understand specific considerations for working with young people, including implications for guiding practice, and leading inquiry.
Explore ways in which systemic change might support the integration of mindfulness to support young people and their teachers/carers

Pre-requisites for attending:

Participants need to have been meditating regularly for at least six months using practices that are compatible with mindfulness-based approaches.
Participation in an eight-week mindfulness-based program would be of benefit and is a requirement for anyone teaching a mindfulness-based program curriculum.
The Essentials / TTR1 or equivalent
Nb. This training is not curriculum based. If you want to teach Mindfulness-based Program curricula as part of this approach, you will also need to complete the relevant Curriculum Specialist (such as MBSR, MBCT).

Participants must commit to the entire online training. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unable to negotiate late arrivals or early leaving. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss before submitting an application.

Please note this training involves a commitment to interim between session home practice and peer group work.

Event Details

March 13, 2024 @ 6:30 pm GMT
May 1, 2024 @ 9:00 pm GMT
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Partner Profile

The Mindfulness Network

The Mindfulness Network

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Mindfulness Network is a registered charity. We serve the mindfulness community and general public through supervision, retreats and training courses delivered both in-person and via our online platform - the Mindfulness Network Community site. The Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) is an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences through donation-based events and opportunities to practice. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of events and inspiring content. By developing mindfulness and compassion both internally and through our services, the Mindfulness Network has the intention to reduce/alleviate human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people, communities and the planet, can flourish. We aim to bring together highly-trained mindfulness-based supervisors, retreat leaders and teacher trainers who all work within Good Practice Standards set out by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).


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