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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.

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!

 

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by Holly Rogers. Holly has been a staff psychiatrist at Duke University's student counseling center since 1996, and she is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional interests include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in the context of young adult development. She has a special interest in using mindfulness and meditation to facilitate health and personal growth in young adults. She is the co-developer of Koru Mindfulness and a co-founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness. It's summer time. A time for those of us who work on college campuses to take [...]
Wed, Jun 10, 2015, Continue reading at the source
By Pete Kirchmer About The Author Pete Kirchmer is the Assistant Director for the UCSD Center For Mindfulness mPEAK (Mindful, Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) Program. Pete specializes in coaching his clients in applying the practice of mindfulness to making healthy lifestyle changes as well as improving performance in life, work and sport. For more information about Pete Kirchmer please visit his Mindfulness Based Health Coaching website. When asked what gets in the way of consistently performing at their best, most people can easily identify obstacles such as time, energy, scheduling conflicts, and distractions. These can indeed be areas that need focus [...]
Tue, Jun 02, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Written December 10, 2014 by Holly Rogers About the Author Holly has been a staff psychiatrist at Duke University's student counseling center since 1996, and she is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional interests include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in the context of young adult development. She has a special interest in using mindfulness and meditation to facilitate health and personal growth in young adults. She is the co-developer of Koru Mindfulness and a co-founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness. Image by Lynn Friedman from Flickr. Creative Commons Copyrigh On [...]
Tue, May 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source
By Pete Kirchmer About The Author Pete Kirchmer is the Assistant Director for the UCSD Center For Mindfulness mPEAK (Mindful, Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) Program. Pete specializes in coaching his clients in applying the practice of mindfulness to making healthy lifestyle changes as well as improving performance in life, work and sport. For more information about Pete Kirchmer please visit his Mindfulness Based Health Coaching website. There are risks of becoming attached and consumed by our goals. In Part 1 of this blog, we considered how striving for results and clinging to outcomes can lead to stress and anxiety, diminishing well-being [...]
Tue, May 12, 2015, Continue reading at the source
By Pete Kirchmer About The Author Pete Kirchmer is the Assistant Director for the UCSD Center For Mindfulness mPEAK (Mindful, Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge) Program. Pete specializes in coaching his clients in applying the practice of mindfulness to making healthy lifestyle changes as well as improving performance in life, work and sport. For more information about Pete Kirchmer please visit his Mindfulness Based Health Coaching website. “You are perfect the way you are…and you could use a little improvement” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi This blog post began as a goal. About 2 weeks ago I set a goal to create a blog of 1,600 [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015, Continue reading at the source