The Mindfulness Center, based in Bethesda, offers two different options for those who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of meditation, as a participant and/or a practitioner. The Meditation Teacher Training program, developed by author, professor and noted meditation expert Deborah Norris, Ph.D., is a 160-hour immersion program that informs the participant through both didactic and experiential practices.
The goal of this training in either format is to prepare students of meditation to become teachers of meditation, help to deepen and strengthen the participant’s personal practice and to prepare teachers to be able to relay the experiential qualities of the practice to others.
For those in the community-based online program, informational content and experiential practices using podcasts of guided meditations, journaling, scripting and recording your own meditations, along with a library of content rich in information on the science, practice and application of mindfulness in health care, education and the workplace guide students through the program. In the on-site program, discussion covers the role of mindfulness in health care, education and other community building roles, drawing on both ancient wisdom and modern evidence-basis. Experiential practice cultivates a deeper self-practice, and builds the foundation for teaching group and one-on-one sessions. On-site training takes place on selected Friday evenings and Saturdays.
This program is co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers/NASW, and offers up to 24 hours of CE’s to therapists and social workers. CEU’s are also offered through Yoga Alliance.
Location: 4963 Elm St, Bethesda. For more information, visit TheMindfulnessCenter.org.