We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Crane, PhD, MA, director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University of Bangor, and Gemma Griffith, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at the CMRP, Banror Univeristy, for a two half-day workshop on the TLC, new « companion » developed out of the MBI:TAC, allowing any instructor to engage in a self-reflexion about his/her teaching that is stimulating, accessible and kind.
This two part workshop will introduce you to the TLC and how to use it to support your development as a Mindfulness-Based Programme (MBP) teacher. The TLC developed out of and is closely structured on the Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI:TAC) which offers a mapping of teaching skill and is now used worldwide to assess MBP teachers. The TLC comes from a different perspective – it is designed to support your reflection about your internal process as an MBP teacher – – the ‘inside-out’ feel of things. The self-reflective process we are inviting here is part of your mindfulness practice – noticing when you move into criticism or praise, and being aware of any bodily or emotional responses. Remembering, that while we hold the aspiration to be as skilful as possible in our teaching, it is also important to allow ourselves to be where we are from moment to moment. Playing with holding the natural (and wholesome) wish to be a ‘good’ MBP teacher with kind awareness, yet not being driven by it.
The workshop will enable you to build familiarity with the tool so that you can take it away and use it to support personal, peer and supervisory reflections. In between the two taught sessions, participants will be invited to join two 1 hour and 30 minutes peer-led sessions to practice using the tool.
- Format: online (Zoom plateform). 48 hours before the workshop, you will receive an email with the link to access to the « Zoom » room.
- Language: the workshop will be taught in English, with consecutive translation in French.