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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.

    IMA Offerings

    MBSR Teacher-Training Poland

    Please contact our cooperation partner in Poland for a new MBSR Teacher Training beginning Fall 2019

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    MBSR France 4

    Formation d’instructeur MBSR en France - La session 2019 aura lieu de juin 2019 à décembre 2020 dans les Deux-Sèvres

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    MBSR France 5

    Programme de formation d’instructeur MBSR en France d’avril 2020 à septembre 2021

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    MBSR Teacher Training

    Its aim is to enhance participants understanding and practice of mindfulness and to learn how to teach it to others.

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    MBSR International Teacher Training

    From December 2019 until January 2021, this English-language teacher training near Berlin offers a compact format of four modules in 14 months.

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    All Teacher Trainings and Dates

    A book on MBSR

    A book on MBSR

    This highly accessible book by IMA Executive Director Linda Lehrhaupt and Petra Meibert has become a standard reference work for MBSR teachers and students around the world.

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    Mindfulness-Based Teacher Project (MBTP)

    Mindfulness-Based Teacher Project (MBTP)

    This series of 11 podcasts by Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt on themes central to teaching mindfulness has been warmly praised by teachers internationally.

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    Find an qualified MBSR teacher

    Find an MBSR teacher near you

    Our training program has already been completed by numerous teachers internationally.
    Here you will find qualified MBSR, MBCT and MBCL teachers in your area!

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