Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, experiential program designed to teach participants mindfulness meditation and movement practices they can integrate into their daily life.
The Mindfulness Center at Brown in partnership with the School of Professional Studies is proud to present this pathway to become a certified MBSR teacher: The Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teaching.
Become a Certified MBSR Teacher
The Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teaching is a journey and an opportunity to learn how to teach MBSR from highly-experienced MBSR instructors and teacher-trainers.
The full training program may be completed over a period of 3 - 6 years and includes a total of 398 hours of instruction along with additional time devoted to the practice of mindfulness. A total of four silent retreats are required to complete the training, including an MBSR-focused, 7-day retreat, Insight Inside Us, which is an additional 115 hours for students.
The Mindfulness Center at the School of Public Health, in collaboration with the School of Professional Studies at Brown University is also offering a fully-funded BIPOC MBSR Teacher Training Program for participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or Latino/Latina. The MBSR Teacher Training curricula provides an in-depth training in teaching MBSR, experiential learning, and the contemplative and scientific underpinnings of MBSR. Learn more here.