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The Heart & Craft of Inquiry Masterclass in May

May 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm BST

€250 – €290

Conveying course themes through inquiry and dialogue is integral to skillful MBSR teaching. This masterclass program is offered to teachers of MBSR as support for deepening your learning and confidence in this core teaching competency. Open to MBSR Teachers who have completed a minimum Level 2 MBSR Teacher Training and have taught at least one 8-week course, ideally with Supervision.

Dates: 6th & 20th May 2023
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm BST

“The Heart and Craft of Inquiry Masterclass was such a rich and nourishing experience. The practical role-playing was a highlight for me as the scenarios reflected real participant stories and ones we tend to struggle with as teachers. To be able to practice those in a safe and supportive space and to learn from the experience of peers was invaluable. Sheena and Claire are both fantastic teachers and mentors and the course design had something for everyone – whether you prefer theory, practice or peer learning in a supportive community – this had it all! I would thoroughly recommend this course as part of any teacher’s continuous professional development. Thank you for helping me to better appreciate the beauty of inquiry!” Jacqui Edmiston, Certified MBSR Teacher.
The Masterclass takes place over 2 full days 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.

On Day 1 we explore themes of Grounding in Presence – Listening Deeply – Creating Space. 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 where we deepen our learning as we explore themes of Not knowing- Appreciating Risk – Relating Skillfully.

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

“Awareness is the central axis around which the entire process of dialogue and inquiry turns.” Saki Santorelli

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 visit https://www.discoveringmindfulness.ie/inquiry/ Sheena and I very much look forward to exploring this fascinating and powerful teaching practice with you.

Event Details

May 6, 2023
9:30 am - 6:30 pm BST
€250 – €290
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
Teachers of MBSR
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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