These guiding principles apply to teachers offering secular mindfulness-based programs taught in mainstream settings, often -yet not always – taught over eight weeks.
These programmes are identified by the following criteria:
- informed by a clear rationale
- have been developed to be scalable
- have a set curriculum, typically at least eight sessions with 30 – 45 mins daily home practice, incremental development and experiential learning
- have a clear commitment to be evidence-based.
Hence the courses covered by this Good Practice Guidance for Teachers include but are not limited to the courses listed below:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
- Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP)
- Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
- Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR)
- Mindfulness for Life
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)
- Finding Peace in a Frantic World
- Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
- Mindfulness-Based Organisational Education (MBOE)
- Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting_Fear (MBCP-Fear)
IPA continues to add recognized evidence-based programs to this list.