MBPCT Pre-Requisites

All applications will be reviewed carefully; exceptions to the following will be considered on a case by case basis. Training faculty will consider a combination of training and experience that might be somewhat different from these requirements, if articulated skillfully in the application.

Formal Training

  • participation in a Mindful Badge Initiative Resilience Immersion Training, or

  • participation in a formal Mindfulness Based Training intervention (MBI) such as a formal 5 or more day mindfulness retreat or other similar training, or

  • participation in other, approved, formal mind-body training programs that meet rigorous training requirements to ground a mindfulness practice.

Personal Practice

  • Ongoing, daily, sitting mindfulness meditation practice for at least one year

Professional Experience

  • Experience as a trainer in a specialty skill area

  • Experience as a teacher or coach

  • Currently employed in, or retired from, a high reliability occupation