About 

Teaching Skills is designed to develop your skills as a mindfulness teacher and give you the confidence to share your knowledge with others. Part of our Teacher Training Pathway, this online module can be taken at any point in Stage One of your pathway. 

On this module, you will:

  • Learn foundational elements for the full Breathworks mindfulness teacher training.
  • Learn approaches to adult learning.
  • Learn how to manage group dynamics comfortably.
  • Explore Breathworks teaching competencies and why they are important to maintaining good practice conduct.
  • Learn about the importance of respecting equality, diversity and inclusion in teaching.
  • Learn how to support people to reflect on their own meditation practice.
  • Learn how to support learning through enactments.
  • Learn an approach to reflective enquiry through a mix of engaging group activities and invitations to reflect on our own learning experiences. 

Develop teaching skills on your Training Pathway

What's Included

  • Module overview and orientation information.
  • Videos, handouts and other resources.
  • Guidance for the reflective assignments that you'll be doing.
  • Additional learning resources and links.
  • Group reflective space where you will be able to share assignments, reflections and experiences with your fellow trainees and trainer during the module.
  • A learning community of fellow trainees from around the world.

During the module you will

  • Take part in three online group sessions led by an experienced Breathworks trainer. Sessions will be on Zoom.
  • Benefit from an opportunity to reflect on your learning with one of our personal training mentors.
  • Watching learning videos.
  • Complete a reflective assignment.
  • Take part in engaging group activities.
  • Engaging with fellow trainees in the module Reflection Space.

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Event Details 

Where: 

This is an online module and will be hosted on Zoom and on our online learning platform the Community of Practice.

When: 

Start: Thursday, 11 April 2024

End: Thursday, 25 April 2024

Booking Deadline:

Thursday, 28 March 2024

Schedule:

  Session Date / Time

Content

Week 1

Thursday 11 April,

18:00 - 20:30

Introductions, Breathworks teaching competencies & supporting people to reflect on their practice
Week 1

Self Study

Assignment about adult learning approaches
Week 2

Thursday 18 April,

18:00 - 20:00

Session covering equality, diversity & inclusion in our teaching, and group dynamics
Week 2

Self Study

Assignment exploring Breathworks enactments
Week 3

Thursday 25 April,

18:00 - 20:00

Session covering an introduction to enquiry, time for Q&A, looking at next steps 

Your Trainer  

Ginny Wall

This module will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Ginny Wall. Your Trainer Ginny Wall

Ginny is an experienced mindfulness teacher who has been teaching individuals and training teachers for over 20 years.

Ginny came across Breathworks after going through a period of emotional pain and anxiety due to family circumstances. Already a long-time meditator, she found the Mindfulness for Health approach, in particular its combined emphasis on awareness and compassion, to be transformational and a real turning point in her practice and life. Her teaching today is very much grounded in her own experience of how these practices can make a real difference in coping with everyday life, work, personal challenges and relationships.

As former Head of Training at Breathworks, Ginny was responsible for designing and developing the Teacher Training Programme. Today, she continues to teach Breathworks courses to groups, alongside working with individuals and mentees. She has been extensively involved in adapting the Breathworks programme for the needs of different communities - including younger demographics, the LGBTQI+ community and people with lower literacy levels. 

She enjoys working in a variety of contexts from community centres and festivals to workplaces and schools. One of the things Ginny loves most about teaching mindfulness is seeing the ways it can transform people’s lives for the better. Having experienced how it can spread positive ripples out into the world, she loves to witness how it can help people flourish through reducing suffering and promoting resilience and creativity.

Cost

Individual Concession Organisation
£225 £195 £375

Save on Stage One if you buy as part of our Bundle.


For our Cancellation & Refund Policy, please see here.

Please note: to participate in this module we require you to complete a booking form that will appear on the next page.

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Pricing Guidelines

Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer concessionary, bursary and scholarship places on our trainings. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate

Applies to individuals with an income of less than £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London). If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us at [email protected].

Bursary Places

A limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant barriers that limit them from affording the Concessionary Rate. As we want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself. Subject to available funds, our charitable fund will cover the remainder of the course fee. To apply, please complete this form and click submit.

Organisation Rate

For organisations booking on behalf of their employees (cost is for one place).

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Please note: to participate on this course we require you to complete a booking form that will appear on the next page