Interpersonal Mindfulness Training for MBSR Teachers

How to Apply

Please submit your application via email to: CFM.OASIS@umassmed.edu
Your application should include a current CV or resume AND a cover letter (as described below).  These should be submitted as attached documents.

The $50 application fee may be paid with a credit card or by check payable to the CFM and mail to:

Center for Mindfulness
UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Attn: Oasis
please write "IMT 11/08" in the Memo line

Your application should consist of the following:

  • Your $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Your current CV or resume, which includes information about your professional training and graduate degree, if any, in the fields of health care, psychology, education or a related field.
  • A cover letter which includes the following,
  • The name and dates of the program for which you are applying,
  • How you meet all of the program’s prerequisites,
    • A personal meditation practice
    • Participation in at least one 5-10 day silent, teacher-led retreat
    • Attendance in at least one of Oasis’ Foundational Training Programs (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 7-DayResidential Training/Retreat and/or the Practicum in Mindfulness-Based StressReduction: Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives)
    • Currently teaching MBSR classes
  • How you learned about this program, what draws you to participate in it, and your vision or intentions for integrating it into your work,
  • A description and brief history of your personal psychological and spiritual development,
  • A description and brief history of your meditation training, the tradition(s) in which you practice, your regularity of practice, all teacher-led retreats you have attended, and the meaning of practice in your life and work,
  • A description and brief history of your yoga or other bodywork training and practice.

Cancellation policy: Your registration represents a commitment. Because spaces in our training programs are limited, your tuition is non-refundable.