MBSR Fundamentals Professional Education: In collaboration with the Center for Mindfulness at UMass
Formerly Practicum – The first step to becoming an MBSR Instructor (after taking the MBSR course)
In collaboration with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at UMass Medical School, the Krame Center now offers the first step in Oasis Institute’s comprehensive, highly-professional training to become a CFM Certified MBSR Instructor, with the opportunity to earn CFM “Qualified Teacher” status after the first three courses (SR-401, SR-402 and SR-403). With completion of all six courses (SR-FLEX, plus SR-401 through SR-405), you will earn CFM MBSR Teacher Certification. You can now complete your first step in becoming an MBSR teacher at the Krame Center (after taking the MBSR course as a participant.) For more on CFM UMass Oasis MBSR Teacher Education and Certification, click here.
When you register for the 8-Week Fundamental Course, you will automatically be registered for the 8-Week MBSR course Both courses must be completed at the same time. You must also attend an MBSR orientation. See registration link with Wednesday evening course information below.
SR-401-8W MBSR Fundamentals – 8 Week MBSR Fundamentals is an immersion in the CFM 8-week Stress Reduction Program to study the curriculum, program flow, and contextual and theoretical background of MBSR. A small cohort explores issues arising out of the MBSR learning and teaching experience.
SR-401-9D MBSR Fundamentals – 9 Day MBSR Fundamentals is an intensive residential training based on the 8-week MBSR curriculum. For the first 5 days, students are immersed in the Mindfulness Tools Program™, a synthesized format of the 8-week MBSR course that includes intensive meditation, small and large group dialogue and interaction, and teacher instruction. In the 4 days immediately following Mindfulness Tools Program™, students participate in an intensive, highly experiential professional training to facilitate further integration of the Mindfulness Tools Program™ through instruction, investigation and dialogue with teachers and other Fundamentals participants. This intensive is to study the curriculum, program flow, and contextual and theoretical background of MBSR. A small cohort explores issues arising out of the MBSR learning and teaching experience.
WEDNESDAY EVENING 8-WEEK FUNDAMENTALS COURSE DATES:
CFM Fundamentals Instructor – Meg Chang
April 18 | Fundamentals Orientation – 10am-2pm | MBSR Orientation – 7-9pm
April 25-June 13 | Fundamentals – 2-5pm | MBSR – 7-9:30pm
June 15, Friday | Fundamentals Closure – 10am-2pm
Sunday, June 3 | Full Day Retreat | 9am-4pm
Location: Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420. Only the retreat will take place in Trustees Pavilion. Please park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot for both the course and the retreat.
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled 5 days before training begins, 50% of tuition will be refunded; if cancelled 7 days prior to training 10% will be refunded. No refunds in less than 7 days notice.
NOTE: When you register for the 8-Week Fundamental Course, you will automatically be registered for the 8-Week MBSR course Both courses must be completed at the same time. You must also attend an MBSR orientation.
Registration: Application deadline is February 25, 2018
Step 1: Please apply for the 8-Week MBSR Fundamentals through CFM by clicking here.
Step 2: Once approved by CFM, they will send you a Krame Center link to both register and pay for the course through the Krame Center. NOTE: Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2018.
Bio Meg Chang
Meg is a licensed dance/movement therapist who, starting in 1992, studied and began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the first Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her initial MBSR teaching was through the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Project with George Mumford and Saki Santorelli, at the Inner City Clinic, and in the Stress Reduction Clinic itself under the supervision of Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
The next 9-Day Fundamentals Professional Education Teacher Training will take place August 10-19, 2018.
This retreat consists of the 5-Day Mindfulness Tools Residential Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Intensive program and the 4-Day Fundamentals Teacher Training Intensive.
Please check back for more information and to register.
“We wanted you to know we that we have officially fallen in love with Ramapo and the Krame Center. It was perfection for our all-day silent retreat. Thanks too for sprinkling the fawns and woodchucks around for our deep pleasure. Nature abounds here!”
Lynn Koerbel, Center for Mindfulness Fundamentals Instructor
Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 in Bergen County, New Jersey, Northern New Jersey