Overcoming Barriers to Becoming a Mindfulness Teacher: Your Path to Qualification

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Unlock your potential and embark on a transformative journey to become a qualified mindfulness teacher. 


Here at MindfulnessUK, we understand that the journey to become a qualified mindfulness teacher can seem daunting. But is that really a reason not to chase your dreams? 

In this blog, we’ll explore the common barriers to becoming a mindfulness teacher and discover how you can overcome them and embrace a fulfilling career that makes a positive impact on the lives of others.


“I don’t have time”


We understand the demands of a busy life. Many of our tutors are parents themselves, and many of us started out while juggling a full-time job, family or caring responsibilities and teacher training. 

So we get that you might be feeling overwhelmed by your current responsibilities, with little time to devote to mindfulness teacher training. That’s why we offer online training programmes that provide flexibility to fit your schedule. Our options allow you to integrate training into your daily routine, ensuring that you can pursue your passion for mindfulness teaching without compromising your other commitments.


“There aren’t any courses near me”


Living in an area with limited training opportunities can be discouraging. You might feel isolated, lacking the support and resources needed to grow as a mindfulness teacher. With MindfulnessUK’s online training programs, geographical barriers are eliminated. Regardless of your location, you can join our global community of aspiring teachers. Benefit from our comprehensive curriculum and experienced instructors, accessing the training you deserve from anywhere in the world.

“I was a little apprehensive about how online learning would work but I found that it was thoroughly engaging and gave me the opportunity to learn alongside students from other disciplines from all over the UK and globally.” – Deborah (MBSRTT graduate)

And because you’ll be studying through our online Learning Management System, you’ll be able to access all the course videos and materials time and again, as well as having notes sent to you in hard copy.


“Will I be good enough?”


This is THE most common reason we see for people not taking that first step. Feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome are common when embarking on a new path – especially when it comes to teaching. But luckily, we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

We believe that confidence is developed over time, and our courses are designed to help you build that confidence gradually. Since we only admit 12 students to each course, you’ll have personalised support from our expert tutors in a safe, friendly environment.

“This course has transformed my mental well-being and confidence. Thank you for a truly meaningful and transformational course.” – Dawn, IMCTT graduate  

As your confidence builds, our training programmes provide opportunities for shadowing and co-teaching, allowing you to gain practical experience under the guidance of experienced instructors. 

And by joining the MindfulnessUK Community, you’ll have ongoing access to peer support, sitting groups, and themed events. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to chat online with graduates and other teachers to support your development and grow your confidence. 


“Do I need to be teaching already?”


People often think they need to be already facilitating mindfulness practices before they start, so they put off joining a teacher training course. But then they also don’t have the confidence to run sessions before they’re trained, so it’s a bit of a catch 22! 

Our courses are designed to take you from never having taught mindfulness before to being a fully qualified teacher. We have no expectations that you can already teach – our courses give you the opportunity to learn how to do this in a safe, supportive environment. Through the course you’ll receive all the resources and materials you need to start teaching straight away.  


“How will I finance it?” 


We understand that financial considerations can impact your decision to pursue training. We offer competitive pricing and the option to pay in instalments to make our training as accessible as possible. MindfulnessUK is committed to providing value and support on your journey to becoming a qualified mindfulness teacher.

“This course has given me the foundation for my new career.” – Catherine, IMCTT graduate 


So what now?


It’s time to stop putting off taking the first step towards your new career. With our support, you can unleash your potential and become a qualified mindfulness teacher equipped to guide others on their  transformative journeys. 


Click here to find out about the MBSR Teacher Training course

Click here to find out about the Integrating Mindfulness & Compassion Teacher Training course


Want to take the next step but not sure which pathway is right for you? Join Angie Ward, an experienced mindfulness and compassion tutor and MindfulnessUK CXO, on Friday at 1.15pm (via Zoom) to chat through which course could be a good fit for you.

Register for the event here.


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