Since having a well-established daily mindfulness meditation practice is the foundation for sharing this work with others, we recommend first taking an MBSR course as aparticipant, both to support your own practice and also to become acquainted with how the course is taught and how you and other participants respond to it. In addition, we encourage participation in a suitable silent retreat to help you deepen your own mindfulness practice.
Upon completion of an 8 Week MBSR course and a qualifying retreat, you are eligible to take the Oasis Institute’s MBSR Fundamentals, which qualifies you to lead shorter mindfulness programs. For those health care practitioners who do not aspire to teach the full 8-week MBSR course, but wish to integrate the MBSR practices into their existing work, this may be sufficient.
We also highly recommend the Mindfulness in Mind-Body Medicine 7-Day Training, which provides a strong experience of mindfulness practice as taught in MBSR and explores the applications of mindfulness in medicine and healthcare.