Our trainers have completed an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training program from accredited mindfulness teacher training organizations.
Taking part in regular supervision and feedback and satisfy the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses.
They also have other professional qualifications that have enhanced their experience of working in educational institutions over a long time.
Maintaining a clear understanding of the relevant underlying psychological processes, associated research and evidence-based practice, they are committed to a daily formal and informal mindfulness practice.
Participating in teacher-led mindfulness retreats, they also take part in regular personal development programs related to mindfulness-based learning.
Jean Watson BSc, MSc, Dip.Ed, MSt in MBCT(Oxon)
Jean is a qualified and internationally trained mindfulness teacher, consultant and secondary teacher. She has a Masters’ Degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from Oxford University and trained school teachers in the Oxford MYRIAD research project on mindfulness and resilience in adolescents. She has taught mindfulness courses in comprehensive schools, independent schools and further education colleges in England and Australia. Jean has a daily Mindfulness practice and engages in regular personal training and supervision.
Jean is managing the introduction of the Mindfulness in Schools Project courses into Australia. She is co-author of the Mindfulness Program for Children (4-9 years old) which has direct links to the NSW School Curriculum. All mindfulness courses are endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority providing accreditation for primary and secondary teachers at Proficient level.
Jean works with school leaders and classroom teachers to help develop a whole school approach to the introduction of Mindfulness training into the curriculum.