Upcoming MBCP Professional Trainings in the US and Abroad

 


 Paris, France

MBCP Professional Training Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

An introductory weekend-workshop for healthcare professionals and other interested individuals, led by MBCP Founding Director, Nancy Bardacke.

Participants in this workshop will experience first-hand each of the mindfulness meditation practices, including yoga, as they are taught in the MBCP classroom; become familiar with the core concepts and practices of the nine-week MBCP program; explore or deepen their understanding of mindfulness and this way of teaching for expectant parents; and investigate the potential for bringing this approach specifically into the fields of maternal, child and family health in which they work.

Dates: September 1-3, 2017

Times:
Friday, 2:00  – 6:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Location: Maison des Mines – 270, rue Saint-Jacques – 75005 Paris

Fee: 250 Euros

Registration: please contact Morgane Gottschalk at mbcp.naissance@gmail.com


Freiburg, Germany

MBCP Professional Training Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

An introductory 4-day workshop for healthcare professionals and other interested individuals.  Led by MBCP Founding Director, Nancy Bardacke, with presentations from MBCP Teachers Mela Pinter and Clarissa Schwarz.

Participants in this workshop will experience first-hand each of the mindfulness meditation practices, including yoga, as they are taught in the MBCP classroom; become familiar with the core concepts and practices of the nine-week MBCP program; explore or deepen their understanding of mindfulness and this way of teaching for expectant parents; and investigate the potential for bringing this approach specifically into the fields of maternal, child and family health in which they work.  In addition, Nancy will present the latest research on mindfulness-based interventions and MBCP.

Nancy will present in English.  Mela and Clarissa will present in German (with whisper translation into English if necessary).

Dates: September 6-9, 2017

Times: 
Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday,  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: European Centre for Mindfulness

Fee: 350 euros / 250 euros for students

Information & Registration


Warwick, UK

The Mind in Labor: A Weekend Workshop with Eluned Gold, MSc Psychotherapy, RMN

This antenatal mindfulness workshop offers practical skills for reducing stress and anxiety during pregnancy, working with pain during childbirth, and promoting a relationship of caring, connectedness and compassion between new parents and their infants from the moment of birth.  It offers experiential learning for women, their partners, and health professionals.

Eluned Gold has trained with Nancy Bardacke, the MBCP Founding Director, to teach the MBCP program.  She also teaches and trains mindfulness teaching at Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

Dates: September 22-24, 2017

Times: 
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday,  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (for expectant parents), 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm (for professionals)

Location: Room 5, John Turner Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road, Warwick , CV3 5BW

Fee: £200 per couple / £315 per professional

Information & Registration

 


 San Francisco, California

The Mind in Labor: A Weekend Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

A weekend workshop for both expectant parents and professionals.  Nancy, the MBCP Founding Director, offers practical mindfulness skills for reducing stress and anxiety during pregnancy, working with pain during childbirth, and promoting a relationship of caring, connectedness and compassion between new parents and their infants from the moment of birth.

Dates: December 1-4, 2017

Times:
Friday, 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Monday class is for professionals only)

Location: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 1545 Divisadero St. San Francisco, CA 94115

Fee: $192.50 per single / $385 per couple / $425 per professional

Information & Registration for Expectant Parents

Information & Registration for Professionals


Information for Those Interested in Becoming an MBCP Instructor

Becoming a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Instructor is a process that by its very nature takes patience, commitment, dedication, individual responsibility, creativity and imagination. MBCP teacher training is firmly grounded in the principle that the authenticity and effectiveness of one’s teaching can only come through one’s own personal mindfulness practice. Embodying the practice both inside and outside the classroom is key and this can only be developed through one’s own personal formal and informal mindfulness practice.

In response to requests for training to become an MBCP Instructor, formal MBCP Teacher Training Programs have been developed both in the US and abroad.  For those who would like to begin preparing to enter a formal MBCP Teacher Training program, a document outlining the essential background is posted below.

Suggested Background Document


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