Training to use the MBI:TAC

The MBI:TAC has two broad applications:

  • A mapping of the territory of mindfulness-based teaching. This has a range of uses including enabling:
    • individual teachers to reflect on their development/areas of strength/areas of learning need
    • a language and framework for feedback on teaching practice
    • reflective conversations during supervision/mentoring
    • training programmes to be clear about the skills they are cultivating which helps the design of the programme, and helps trainees to understand the territory they are building skills within
  • An assessment tool (for research, and teacher training programme graduation)

Given this range of uses of the MBI:TAC, we have designed a 3 layer training process which enables practitioners to progressively deepen their learning, and develop specific skills in areas of application of the tool. Practitioners can then access the level(s) of training which support their intended use of the tool. The mindfulness centres at Bangor, Brown and Oxford Universities are working together to develop and make this training available internationally.

Level 1 is available regularly and can be commissioned. We are piloting levels 2 and 3 and they will be available in due course. If you are interested in taking these trainings please let us know via mbitac@bangor.ac.uk and we will contact you when they are available.

Meanwhile, the most effective way of building level 2 assessment skills is via an apprentice model – i.e. to work alongside an assessor who has been trained to assess in line with recognised benchmarks.

Summary of training pathway to learn to use the MBI:TAC