Eligibility for our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-TT) Program
Please note that MBSR-TT is is an "advanced training" in that it's designed for those who have already done significant training in meditation, yoga, or related contemplative disciplines. For those newer to this work we recommend first taking our Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (MTTP) or other trainings in the study, delivery, and teaching of contemplative practice (e.g. yoga teacher training, introductory mindfulness teacher training with other institutes, etc.).
Clarity in Understanding What MBSR is:
It's essential to understand that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a specific 8-week mindfulness course, created originally by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970's and further refined by many teachers at the Center for Mindfulness at U Mass, and by other institutions such as the Center for Mindfulness at UCSD and Mindfulness Northwest. MBSR is not a general term for teaching mindfulness or for other mindfulness classes. If you are not yet familiar with MBSR, please see our MBSR page for more on this powerful mindfulness training class.
Prerequisites for application to MBSR-TT include:
Looking for Fundamental Training in Teaching Mindfulness?
Our Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (MTTP) which is designed to give you a foundational understanding of mindfulness training and how to implement it in a variety of settings. It is both a pathway towards MBSR-TT and a complete training in its own right if you wish to offer mindfulness training in formats other than MBSR.
Tuition Costs & Payment
The total cost for the complete two-year training program is $9,100 (discounted to $7,700 for MTTP Alumni) and includes all administrative costs, training, portfolio review, and certification. There are no additional fees from Mindfulness Northwest for completing this training and becoming certified to teach MBSR.
Tuition Payment Process:
$500 of that total is due within 30 days of admission. This is a service fee and deposit to cover administrative costs prior to Phase I.
You will pay the remaining balance in one of 3 ways:
Payment arrangements must be completed by Sept 1 of the Phase 1 year.Scholarships and Social Justice
Please fill out the application form including your non-refundable $50 deposit to begin the process. Applications for the 2019-2021 cohort are now open. The program will start in the third week of September, 2019. After enrollment we will work with you assign you to your first MBSR class as a trainee.