Learn to Teach MBSR

The MBSR Facilitation Certificate is an internationally-recognized training to become an MBSR teacher.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empirically-supported 8-week psycho-educational group that teaches mindfulness meditation as a health intervention. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR offers participants the possibility to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions. Research has demonstrated improved physical, psychological, and behavioural outcomes.

Certificate Description & Prerequisites

The purpose of the MBSR Facilitation Certificate is to provide learners with a level of training to enable them to offer this modality to the public.

All participants pursuing the certificate program must:

*Please note that a 7-day silent retreat is ideal while a 5-day silent retreat is sufficient; If you are unable to participate in a 5-7 day silent retreat, The Centre will accept the completion of a 3-day silent retreat as well as a 2-day silent retreat; In exceptional circumstances, we may also accept a 3-day silent retreat combined with the completion of two 1-day silent retreats – please obtain explicit approval from The Centre before pursuing this last option)

Do you have the prerequisites?

Daily Mindfulness Practice

Advanced Degree

MBSR Facilitation Certificate

Apply, pay, then register for the core modules:

1. MBSR Intensive Training & Retreat

2. MBSR Mentorship

3. Inquiry Essentials

How to Request your MBSR Facilitation Certificate

*Mindfulness Core Concepts is automatically waived if you’ve completed MBCT Basics. You are not required to submit an alternative module request form for this module.