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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 excellence, the IMA has been a standard bearer both in Europe and internationally for the development of teacher trainings in mindfulness-based programs. The institute’s faculty are among the most experienced and longstanding trainers in Europe and represent ten countries.

    IMA Offerings

    MBSR International Teacher Training in Berlin

    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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    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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    MBCL in France

    Two MBCL Foundation Courses will be offered in France, together with our cooperation partner Euthymia, in October 2019 and May 2020. An MBCL teacher training will be offered in France in August 2020.

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    MBSR France 5

    Programme de formation d’instructeur MBSR en France de décembre 2019 à mai 2021

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    MBCL in Norway

    MBCL Foundation Course in Oslo. An MBCL Foundation course will be offered in Oslo, Norway in September 2019.

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    MBSR Teacher Training Norway 5

    Our fifth MBSR teacher training in Oslo, Norway is planned for Fall 2019

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    All Teacher Trainings and Dates

    Michael de Vibe: Six Year Mindfulness Study

    Michael de Vibe: Six Year Mindfulness Study

    Michael de Vibe joins us to speak about a six year study of mindfulness. One of the many challenges to doing good research involving human behavior is what the effects of a given intervention are over time. Is what’s being seen a long-term change, or just an indication of efficacy only while a given program is in progress? Longitudinal studies help to address this very question, and today’s guest has been involved with this problem, appropriately, for years.

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    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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