Upcoming MBCP Professional Trainings in the US and Europe


Brussels, Belgium    

Public Talk on MBCP

An opportunity to hear MBCP Founding Director, Nancy Bardacke, speak about the program with 3 local MBCP teachers, Ilios Kotsou, Titou Boseret, and Aline Schoentjes.

Date: June 16, 2016, Thursday
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: The Université Libre de Bruxelles, Room H2215
Fee: 10 euros

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Mindful Birthing and Parenting: A Weekend Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

A weekend workshop, entitled The Mind in Labor, for both expectant parents and professionals. During this workshop Nancy, MBCP Founding Director, will offer 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 moments of birth.

Date: June 17 – 19, 2016, Friday-Sunday

Time:
Friday, 6/17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6/18, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6/19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. for professionals)

Location: Centre Les Sources, Rue Kelle 48, 1200 Brussels

Fee: 300 euros

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 Madrid, Spain

Mindful Birthing and Parenting: A Weekend Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

A weekend workshop, entitled The Mind in Labor, for both expectant parents and professionals. During this workshop Nancy, MBCP Founding Director, will offer 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 moments of birth.

Date: June 24 – 26, 2016, Friday-Sunday

Time:
Friday, 6/24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 6/25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6/26, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. for professionals)

Location: MadYoga Studio, Calle de Pizzaro, 19, 28004 Madrid.

Fee: 395 euros per single / 595 euros per couple

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Bangor, North Wales

Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting: A Day Long Workshop with Nancy Bardacke, CNM

Nancy, the MBCP Founding Director, will be conducting a workshop at Bangor University’s 2016 Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Conference (July 8-12, 2016).  This year’s conference is themed around mindfulness with children and families.  In her workshop participants will experience first-hand a variety of meditation practices as they are taught in the MBCP classroom, including the mind/body pain practices.

Date: July 8, 2016, Friday
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bangor University’s Reichel Hall
Fee: £135 – includes lunch, evening activities, evening meal, and access to conference recordings

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San Francisco, California

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

Two upcoming weekend workshops for both expectant parents and professionals.  One will be held in October, the other in December.  Nancy, the MBCP Founding Director, will offer 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 moments of birth.

Dates:
October 14-16 (& 17 for professionals), Friday-Sunday (& Monday for professionals)
December 2-4 (& 5 for professionals), Friday-Sunday (& Monday for professionals)

Time:
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 (for professionals)

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

Fee: $180 per single / $360 per couple / $425 per professional

Information for Expectant Parents

Information 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 suggested guidelines are given below. Our hope is that these educational experiences will be helpful in exploring whether becoming an MBCP Instructor is indeed the path for you at this point in time. Many of these educational experiences will enable you to begin or deepen your own mindfulness practice, your knowledge of the population you will be serving, enhance your potential for greater understanding and embodiment of the practice both inside and outside of the classroom and support you in providing ethical and effective service to the population you intend to serve.

For more information regarding prerequisites for those interested in becoming a MBCP Instructor, please read our Suggested Background Document.

Suggested Background Document


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