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The Heart & Craft of Inquiry Masterclass

November 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT

€250 – €290

This 2-day masterclass programme is offered to MBSR trained teachers as support for deepening your learning and confidence in this core teaching competency.

THE MASTERCLASS TAKES PLACE OVER 2 FULL DAYS – 17TH NOVEMBER AND 1ST DECEMBER – that are 2 weeks apart. This allows for integration of learning and reflective inquiry in small peer groups on assigned reading in between Day 1 and Day 2.

Day 1 Themes: Grounding in Presence – Listening Deeply – Creating Space

Day 2 Themes: Not-knowing – Appreciating Risk – Relating Skilfully

You will receive reading material and reflective questions on key frameworks for inquiry in mindfulness teaching at the end of Day 1. You will be invited to meet with one or two of your peers to practice reflective inquiry together on the material provided. We will build on this in Day 2.

Over the course of the 2 days, we explore through experiential dialogue and practice:
· Learning Intentions of inquiry
· Deep Listening & Curious Conversations
· Role-playing common inquiry scenarios in groups using dialogues taken from the trainers’ teaching and supervision experiences.
· Frameworks/Models of inquiry
· Horizontal & Vertical inquiry – when, why and how we use it
· Our relationship with “not-knowing”
· Becoming comfortable with risk

We will share the difficult, the delightful and the doubts. How do we meet with the uncomfortable, challenging, or unnerving in the inquiry process? What “unlearning” is needed to allow for meaningful learning to emerge for individuals and the group? Honouring the experiential, dynamic and emergent principles of MBSR teaching, we will explore in community the ‘heart and craft’ of inquiry. We will evolve our embodiment in facilitating group dialogue that is skilful and relational.

This masterclass is created and delivered by Sheena Burke (Discovering Mindfulness) & Claire Griffin (Mindfulness Web). Both are Certified Mindfulness Teachers and Supervisors (MBSR Specialism) and Senior Trainers with Mindful Academy Solterreno, international centre for MBSR Teacher Training. The training draws on our own experiences as well as key sources and leaders in the wider MBSR research and practice field including feedback from MBSR teachers in training.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK PLEASE GO TO https://www.discoveringmindfulness.ie/inquiry/

Event Details

November 17, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT
€250 – €290
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
Teachers of Mindfulness
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Teacher Profile

Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin

Registered Apr 2020

Area of Expertise

Stress, Anxiety, Wellbeing, Workplace Stress, Teaching MBSR Live Online, Teacher Training.

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Other Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness in the Workplace


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