Resources for mindfulness teachers

On this page you will find a number of resources and links which may be helpful if you want to introduce mindfulness to students. Also see our events for courses on teaching Mindfulness in HE.

Training material

The Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Be Mindful’ site has a facility for finding local eight-week mindfulness courses.

We recommend doing either a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] or a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy [MBCT] course and checking that the teacher is properly trained and following the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers[1]. These guidelines, which have been drawn up by the Mindfulness Centres at Bangor, Oxford and Exeter, provide an important and useful reference point for those seeking to introduce mindfulness into Higher Education settings. 

Teacher Training courses are offered at Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University,   Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the university of Exeter.

The mindfulness curriculum for teenagers and how to train to deliver this can be found on the mindfulness in schools website.



Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators
Compassion Focused Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features)
Acceptance and Mindfulness Treatments for Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (CBT Distinctive Features)

Links to other sites

Retreat centres in UK

If there are no courses at your university or college…

If you do not have a mindfulness course available at your university or college you might want to get started with the help of the guided meditations and resources available on this site (see the links above)and check out some of the sample practices for yourself.

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