MSC Teacher Training is an intensive, 6-day, residential program facilitated by a team of senior MSC teachers. The training is built around the eight weekly sessions of MSC with each half day dedicated to a condensed, experiential review of one of the sessions, followed by small group activities designed to give attendees opportunities to practice teaching, guiding and facilitating discussion in that session with the close consultation of one of the Teacher Trainers. In addition, the training includes short talks, group exercises, discussion, and periods of silence. Participants will be provided with the essential materials to teach MSC programs.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is taught 70% in Spanish and 30% in English, with consecutive translation
Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self Compassion.
Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.
Christopher Germer is a co-founder of CMSC and co-developer of MSC. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in mindfulness- and compassion-based treatment. He has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. He is a lecturer on psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and a founding faculty member of both the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance. Chris has co-edited two influential volumes –Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy – and is author of the popular book The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. Chris is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.
Dr. Germer currently divides his time evenly between clinical practice and teaching/writing. He is a co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School “Meditation and Psychotherapy” conference, which hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2009. Dr. Germer is a committed student of insight meditation (vipassana) through the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. His main clinical interest is the need for self-compassion, in addition to mindfulness, to manage intense and difficult emotions. Toward that end, Dr. Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff (University of Texas) have co-developed the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program which is currently being taught around the world.
Luis Gregoris de la Fuente works as psychologist and is teaching groups of mindfulness practice in different settings since 2008 in Global-C (www.globalc.es ); every year he usually teaches 6 fortnightly groups (21 sessions) about the practice of mindfulness and compassion. Furthermore, He is promoting Mindfulness and Compassion practices within the workplace (www.meetmindfulness.es ). Besides, since 2012 he is teaching Mindfulness within the “Emotional Intelligence Master” (online edition) of the University of Valencia. Now he is collaborating with CMSC and Marta Alonso translating the Spanish resources for MSC teachers and helping in the Spanish Teacher Training organization http://msc.mindfulness.global/msc-tt-2019-madrid/
Marta Alonso Maynar, DClin Psy. She is a collegiate psychologist and a specialist in Clinical Psychology by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. She is the first Certified Teacher and Teacher Trainer of the Spanish-speaking MSC program and a pioneer in introducing the program in Spain together with Dr. Vicente Simón and since the end of 2012 she has taught more than 26 editions of the MSC program throughout the national territory. He has been practicing meditation for 27 years. She is the current president of AEMind (Spanish Association of Mindfulness and Compassion) www.aemind.es . She is recognized as European Expert in Psychotherapy by EFPA She is co-author with Dr. Vicente Simón and other colleagues of the manual “Mindfulness in Clinical Practice” and both created a triple Cd book with 209 minutes of practice in Spanish of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion , available on Amazon.