AMT Mindfulness in Education

Mindf20160929_114838ulness in Education (MiE) is an AMT specialised MBSR training course that seamlessly ties in with the books written by Eline Snel (Sitting Still like a Frog and Breathe through this) and the AMT Trainer for Children course using the Methode Eline Snel ® . The Mindfulness in Education training is also an excellent way to teach mindfulness to teachers.

The MiE training course is designed for certified and experienced trainers of children and/or certified and experienced MBSR trainers of adults who, after completing this parenting course, will in turn be able to provide training to parents and persons involved in the care, upbringing and education of children.

After completing the course, you will be certified to give mindfulness trainings under Method Eline Snel to parents and teachers. The Train the Trainer program is designed for professionals providing mindfulness training to children and teenagers under Method Eline Snel or with other methods. Adult mindfulness instructors are also invited to participate.

Conditions for participation

  1. Completion of the eight-week MBSR or MBCT training course provided by a certified trainer
  2. Completion of a silent retreat of five consecutive days
  3. Completion of the AMT Course Trainer for Children and at least one year of experience in this field, or a completed MBSR training course as trainer for adults and at least one year of experience in this field
  4. Employed at a mental health institution, in education or an independent practice

A personal intake interview will take place after registration. The registration will only become definitive following the interview and mutual agreement.

The AMT Mindfulness in Education course comprises

  • 6 full days – In-class training
  • 80 hours – Preparation of the course materials and providing an eight-week pilot training course to the parents in your target group
  • 40 hours – Reading professional literature
  • 2 hours – Supervision: the costs of supervision amount to € 80 are NOT included in the training course (application during the pilot training course)
  • 40 hours – Preparation and writing of a final report
  • 2 audio/video recordings of a complete lesson

The following is included in the training program

  • 1 workbook for parents, including the Eline Snel Method
  • 1 set of hand-outs for prospective Mindfulness in Parenting trainers, covering all meetings of the eight-week training course
  • 1 set of audio materials, including all exercises
  • 1 set of written-out meditations to enable you to independently record the exercises. These are to be exclusively used uring the training course and are all copyrighted by Eline Snel.

Certification is subject to 100% attendance.
After the training course, you will receive the MiE trainer certificate in the Eline Snel method and be registered on the world map of the website.

Contents of the training course

The eight-week Mindfulness in Education training course has been tested in practice for many years by Eline Snel, and has resulted in a wonderful workbook for parents (see illustration), and an extensive manual for prospective MiE trainers. The training course is very practically-oriented, in which you will be working on yourself as an instrument.
The subjects (see page 1 of the workbook for parents) correspond closely to the Eline Snel training method for children and her books for parents.

The seven days of intensive training will include in-depth discussions of the following subjects:

  • The three most important psychological basic needs of every human being;
  • From DOING to BEING;
  • The way in which we perceive things determines our behaviour: perception of the influence of convictions and patterns from our own youth;
  • Sensing boundaries and your response to this;
  • Working with mindfulness qualities in parenting ;
  • Parenting stress: how to deal with this?
  • Exercises with inquiry during two half-day training course sessions;
  • Communication: awareness of old patterns in conflict situations. Exercises involving ‘tolerating whining’. Awareness of possible new styles of communication;
  • Quality time: what does this mean within the context of parenting?
  • The importance of compassion and self-compassion in parenting.