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The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) has established itself as a leader in the field of mindfulness-based professional training, relying upon the model of retreat-style professional trainings that blend mindfulness practice, immersion in the interventions being taught, and top-notch teachers with strong credentials and experience in those interventions.

More recently, the Center has embarked on an ambitious transformation into becoming the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) dedicated to supporting and growing teachers of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI’s) through training, mentorship, community-building and certification. Over the coming months and years the MBPTI will become a virtual home for those on the path toward becoming teachers of a variety of MBI’s.

Augmenting and complimenting this lineup is our annual Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness and Compassion in Clinical Practice, Education and Research conference being held February 27-March 1, 2015 in San Diego.

Take a moment to review our offerings and click on the link to be added to our email list to be alerted of notable additions. Also note that we have provided a number of resources and links to support the growing community of MBI teachers and aspiring teachers. Take the time to explore our site and see what the MBPTI has to offer!

 

From Our Blog


by Beth Mulligan Beth Mulligan is co-founders of Mindful-Way Stress Reduction Programs, which offers MBSR and other mindfulness based interventions and retreats through out Southern California, nationally and internationally. Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant and has practiced medicine for over 25 years. She is a long time student of Roshi Charles Tenshin Fletcher at Yokoji Zen Center where she has lived in residence, is a Vipassana Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert, and a certified yoga instructor. Why go on Retreat? Great question! As a certified MBSR teacher and teacher trainer [...]
Tue, Nov 11, 2014, Continue reading at the source
by Beth Mulligan Beth Mulligan is a co-founder of Mindful-Way Stress Reduction Programs, which offers MBSR and other mindfulness based interventions and retreats through out Southern California, nationally and internationally. Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant and has practiced medicine for over 25 years. She is a long time student of Roshi Charles Tenshin Fletcher at Yokoji Zen Center where she has lived in residence, is a Vipassana Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert, and a certified yoga instructor. Why go on Retreat? Great question! As a certified MBSR teacher and teacher [...]
Tue, Nov 11, 2014, Continue reading at the source
By Steven Hickman, Psy.D.Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and Teacher TrainerExecutive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Perhaps you have seen the clever t-shirt depicting a pirate on his ship exclaiming “The beatings will continue until morale improves!” We tend to laugh at that sentiment because at some point in our lives we have probably found ourselves on the receiving end of that sort of “logic”. And we also laugh because we know it is a ridiculous notion that pummeling someone with negativity will bring about more positivity. It's like continuing to put your car in reverse in order to move forward. But [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014, Continue reading at the source
By Steven Hickman, Psy.D.Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher and Teacher TrainerExecutive Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Perhaps you have seen the clever t-shirt depicting a pirate on his ship exclaiming “The beatings will continue until morale improves!” We tend to laugh at that sentiment because at some point in our lives we have probably found ourselves on the receiving end of that sort of “logic”. And we also laugh because we know it is a ridiculous notion that pummeling someone with negativity will bring about more positivity. It's like continuing to put your car in reverse in order to move forward. But [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014, Continue reading at the source
By Zindel Segal, PhD and Sona Dimidjian, PhD Online Training for Teaching Mindfulness In Your Clinical Practice It was February in 2010, Sona and I were at the end of the fourth day of teaching together a five-day intensive training in MBCT. We were sitting in the lodge of the meditation retreat center in Joshua Tree, California enjoying the beauty, silence, and spaciousness of our surroundings and beginning to engage a question raised by participants in that workshop, like many before them and many to come: how do I carry all that I have learned back into my daily life and work [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014, Continue reading at the source