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.
3-day MBCP Professional Training
Dates: September 6-9, 2017
Location: European Centre for Mindfulness
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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.