A one-year professional program.
Starting February 7-9, 2025.

* Are you a planning to start as a supervisor or mentor?
*  Or already supervising, but looking for more background and skills? Curious how to work with mindfulness in your sessions?

Join us in the upcoming Mindfulness Supervision training. A one-year international program. Learn to supervise, mentor and coach, and to work with your mindfulness practice as a basis, allowing your supervision to be effective and connected.

SUPERVISION
Supervision is about supporting professionals to learn and further develop in their work. As a supervisor, you help your supervisee to reflect on their challenges and successes, experiences, and questions. To facilitate insights and learning, you learn different intervention skills and approaches, as well as how to develop a mindful holding, or embodiment, in the work. In addition to learning skills, you will also discover the mechanisms at work in the supervision process. Both supervisors and supervisees bring their life experiences, beliefs, and sometimes blind spots, to the session. As a supervisor it is important to recognize and understand these – and this is ongoing learning! Read more about supervision

FOR WHOM

This program welcomes:

  • Mindfulness teachers, trainers or coaches who (plan to) supervise teachers of MBSR/MBCT or other MBP’s, either as part of their initial pilot training or their continuous professional development;
  • Other experienced meditators who wish to build or to deepen their supervison qualities and who look for a thorough certificate program to start supporting professionals with mindfulness supervision;
  • Existing supervisors with a solid meditation practice who wish to bring mindfulness into their work.

PROGRAM

Supervision is a profession in its own right. Becoming a supervisor is a process that requires time – time where you can develop and deepen your skills in the practice with colleagues. The training consists of three 3-day modules in the course of one year. This gives you time to digest the program at ease, and the opportunity to practice in between the modules.

Module 1 provides the core skills to start practising supervision on your own. When giving your first supervision cycle, receive feedback and support in the peer-supervision with fellow participants. After Module 2, you supervise another professional, this time also receiving supervision (supra-vision) from one of the trainers in the program. Reflective writing is part of the assignments. Successful completion of all assignments leads to a certificate.


PROGRAM THEMES
Module 1
Definition, role and context of supervision – Basic theory of supervision and learning – Different interventions and styles – How to create a safe setting for your sessions – Contracting – Starting and ending supervision – Mindful dialogue: speaking and listening in supervision – Embodiment – Inquiry – Feedback in supervision.

Module 2
Reflection on giving supervision – learning points – the Supervisory role – Relational themes – Vulnerability – supporting and challenging your supervisees – Anxiety and the Inner critic – Transference & counter-transference – Parallel process – What to do when we get stuck – Resonance – mindful dialogue – Supervision practices in small groups.

Module 3
Reflection on supervision given – Roles and responsibilities – Working with resistance & fear –
Vulnerability, common humanity – Being with the difficult – Context of supervision, Stakeholders – Supervising experienced and starting teachers – Evaluating or Assessing teachers – Feedback in supervision – Working with different mindfulness-based programs – Ethics and competition.

TEACHING TEAM

The international team teaching the program consists of Lot Heijke (The Netherlands), Günter Hudasch and Petra Meibert (Germany) and Camilla Sköld (Sweden); mindfulness teachers, trainers and supervisors with extensive and international teaching experience. Read more about us here.

REGISTRATION

The program welcomes experienced mindfulness teachers and meditators. (When in doubt, please get in touch to discuss.) Working knowledge of English is required, not perfection!
Steps in the registration process:

1. Fill in the application form,
2. Payment of the (non-refundable) registration fee of € 195. This payment counts towards the total program fee.
3. Intake session: getting to kow each other, background and motivation, room for questions, decision on participation.
4. Payment of the remainder of the fee (installments possible).
5. Start of the program.

Become a certified Mindfulness supervisor with the international Mindfulness Supervision training.

Practicalities

The Certificate in Mindfulness Supervision is a one-1-year program consisting of 3 modules of three days each plus a refresher meeting.

Dates for 2025 / 2026:
Module 1: February 7-9, 2025
Refresher: June 21, 2025
Module 2: September 19-21, 2025
Module 3: February 6-8, 2026

Times:
Each module runs Friday to Sunday, from 09:30-17:30 CET. The refresher meeting is on Saturday morning 09:30-13:00 hrs.
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Location:
This program is online.

Costs:
– €1695 for the Certificate training program. (This can be paid in installments.) The fee also includes a manual with handouts and background literature.
– Additional costs: 4 supervisions of supervision.
– No added VAT / BTW / MwSt.

NB for Dutch participants: geaccrediteerd door Mindfulness Register.
Zowel de gehele opleiding als de individuele modules zijn geaccrediteerd.