MBSR and MBCT Teacher Training Programs beginning 2018

MBSR Teacher Training

Berlin - - - - - - - - - - - November 2018 (English)

France - - - - - - - - - - June 2018 (French)

Poland - - - - - - - - - - Fall 2018 (Polish)

MBSR and MBCT Teacher Training

Norway - - - - - - - - - Fall 2018 (English)

MBSR Book Cover


The IMA is pleased to announce the publication of Linda Lehrhaupt’s and Petra Meibert’s expanded English version of their very successful book on MBSR, first published in Germany in 2010. For this updated edition the authors have added a new chapter, a rich appendix of resources, a literature list and an extensive directory of MBSR teachers around the world. The publisher is New World Library.

Paperback: 232 pages, $15.95 - ISBN-10: 160868479, ISBN-13: 978-1608684793

“This book does a magnificent job of rendering not only the curriculum of MBSR but, even more importantly, its feeling tone, gently emphasizing that it takes energy and sustained commitment to practice and embody mindfulness. I am grateful that this book is now available as a skillful gateway into MBSR, mindfulness, and one’s own life in the face of stress, pain, illness, and the human condition itself.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses

The book has received high praise from leading authorities in the field. We invite you to sample some of their comments.
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Welcome to the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    The Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA) is the oldest training institute for mindfulness-based approaches on the European Continent. It was founded in 2001 by Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt, who continues to serve as its executive director.

    With its commitment to maintaining a high-level of competence), the IMA has been a standard bearer both in Europe and internationally for the development of teacher trainings in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) The institute’s faculty are among the most experienced and longstanding trainers in Europe and represent ten countries.

    The IMA’s programs , offered in eight European countries, include:

    • Certification teacher trainings in
      • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
      • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
      • Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
    • Deepening skills workshops for mindfulness teachers
    • Mindfulness meditation retreats
    • Mentoring for MBI teachers
    • Personal meditation guidance for mindfulness teachers within our training programs

    We invite you to explore our range of offerings. Please contact us if you wish further information.

    MBSR Teacher Trainigs in Europe beginning December 2016


    MBCT - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    MBCT stands for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Read on to learn more about this mindfulness-based approach which is backed by a solid body of scientific research. We’ll also outline how you can train to be an MBCT teacher.

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    IMA International Coordinator:
    Sylke Känner

    E-MaiL: info@institute-for-mindfulness.org


    Please use our contact formular to send us questions and requests.

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    De juin 2018 à décembre 2019

    Journée d'orientation : Dimanche 29 avril 2018

    Contact: mbsr-france@institute-for-mindfulness.org

    Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    About Us

    Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

    A European training institute founded
    by Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt in 2001

    About IMA

    The 15th Anniversary Celebration

    It was a wonderful four-day celebration in early July 2016 on the lovely grounds of Seminar House Oberlethe, near Oldenburg in Germany.

    Pictures and Memories