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MBSR Fundamentals – 9 Day Programme

The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School offer a MBSR Fundamentals 9 Day Training Programme:

This intensive residential training is based on the 8-week MBSR curriculum. For the first 5 days, students are immersed in the Mindfulness Tools Programme™, a synthesised format of the 8-week MBSR course that includes intensive meditation, small and large group dialogue and interaction, and teacher instruction. In the 4 days immediately following Mindfulness Tools Programme™, students participate in an intensive, highly experiential professional training to facilitate further integration of the Mindfulness Tools Programme™ through instruction, investigation and dialogue with teachers and other Practicum participants.

The MBSR Fundamentals 9 Day Programme includes:

  • Participate in the Mindfulness Tools Programme™, a 5-day intensive residential programme offered by the CFM that provides similar content to the 8-week MBSR class
  • Participate in a 4-day intensive professional training, which directly follows the Mindfulness Tools Programme and is analogous to the 8-week MBSR Fundamentals training

Completion of MBSR Fundamentals meets the requirements for MBSR Practice Teaching Intensive


  • MBSR 8-Week Course OR Mindfulness Tools and MBSR Online via Sounds True (both)
  • 5 Day Silent Retreat (first of four retreats required for Teacher Certification)
  • Minimum of one year of personal meditation practice

To register your interest in future MBSR Fundamentals 9 Day Programme please complete the form below


MBSR Fundamentals

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Carolyn West - MBSR Fundamentals – 9 Day Programme

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