Dear friends, 
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023. This month we are focussing on the supervision stream within the Mindfulness Network. For many years we have been providing mindfulness-based supervision through our excellent team of supervisors. We have a broad range of supervisors who can support teachers with many different mindfulness-based programmes and a variety of ways of teaching mindfulness. We also have supervisors offering supervision in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Icelandic, and Welsh. We have been reflecting together about the changing landscape of teaching mindfulness, and how supervision can support teachers with innovation and adaptations as well as bedding deeply into existing curricula. To find out more about our supervisors and their availability please visit our website.  
This month we wanted to let you know about our Mindfulness-Based Supervision Training Pathway which has been in development for many years now. Over the years we have expanded from the foundational 3-day training to add other ways you can build your skills and confidence as a mindfulness-based supervisor. Madeleine - our Content Marketing Coordinator - has been developing visuals to help lay out the different options you might like to take, see below. We also know that there can be a lot of information to digest, so do sit back and watch our short video explainers if you'd like to know more.
Wishing you all a happy and easeful year.

- Alison Evans, Supervision Lead -
Find a Mindfulness-based Supervisor or Supra-Visor

The Mindfulness-Based Supervision Training Pathway

At the Mindfulness Network, we passionately believe that Mindfulness-Based Supervision (MBS) is a key way of enabling mindfulness-based teachers to be the best they can be, and to do their work with integrity. Therefore mindfulness-based supervisors need to be well trained for this responsible role.
Read more about the Pathway

Upcoming Supervision Events

See the Mindfulness Network calendar for our full programme of retreats and training.

Organisations who wish to commission mindfulness-based events, including Supervision Training, through the Mindfulness Network can do so by contacting our Business Director, Ruth McDonald:

Click the image to watch a short 5-minute video about this training
Supervision Training: Level 1
When: 13 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Alison Evans, Pamela Duckerin

Supervision Training: Level 1
When: 13 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Alison Evans, Pamela Duckerin

“This training is a well-designed combination of theoretical frameworks and practice for practicing and aspiring supervisors to be most effective. Great teachers who demonstrate the skills we are learning by creating a safe and fruitful environment.”
Click the image to watch a short 5-minute video about this training
Supervision Training: Level 2
When: 8 Jun 2023 - 9 Jun 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Alison Evans, Pamela Duckerin

"I have a tangible sense of all I learned in the Level 1 training has 'landed' through Level 2 - a bit like the sediment has settled, and I have a clearer view of what is needed, what possibilities lie ahead and where support can be found moving forward. Huge thanks to Alison and Pamela for all their care, attention to detail, compassion and skilful 'holding' of the learning container over these 2 days."
Retreat: Drinking deeply from the well of mindfulness together: an online retreat for mindfulness-based supervisors
When: 1 Oct 2023 - 5 Oct 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Alison Evans, Sarah Millband

"This retreat offered integration of my sense of myself and my meditation practice into my role of supervisor. Would highly recommend and will likely attend again in future."

"Great to have a retreat focused on revisiting the skills and attitudes of mindfulness supervision and the challenge of moving in and out from family life to retreat space helped focus and flex my mindfulness practice."
You can find a supra-visor by visiting our group of supra-visors

We also have two groups for supra-vision running this year. They run once a month for four 1.5 hour sessions.  

Alison is running a supra-vision group May- August 

Pamela is running a supra-vision group – October – January 2024 

Please contact for more information.
Read more about Supra-Vision (supervision of supervision)

Supervision News

We are delighted to welcome three new international supervisors onboard our team of mindfulness-based supervisors, offering supervision in different languages and other specialisms.

Tina Ma offers supervision in Mandarin and is a qualified MBSR teacher trained by the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2016, and MBCT & MBCT-L teacher trained by Oxford Mindfulness Center in 2018/2019.
Estrella Fernandez offers supervision in Spanish and is also a member of the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) core training team. She has been teaching MBCT since 2010, both in clinical settings and for the general public, pioneering this program in Spain.
Yujing Sun offers supervision in Mandarin and is a certified MBSR teacher trained at the Center of Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, US. With a Ph.D in cancer pathology and a qualified Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting teacher, she serves mindfulness-based programs to the Mandarin and English-speaking population.
Supervision FAQs
The Mindfulness Network is committed to ensuring that our services are as accessible and inclusive as possible.

The Cindy Cooper Bursary for Supervision is available to support mindfulness-based teachers accessing Supervision and Supra-vision. Bursary places are also available for Supervision Training or Retreats through our Events Bursary. 
Our Bursaries
Over on the blog, Alison Evans tells us why mindfulness-based supervision goes far beyond supporting new teachers on training programs, and is vital in supporting your journey and lifelong practice:
We have the potential within Mindfulness-based Supervision to go deeper, for example: into aspects of teaching, personal practice, our underlying patterns of reactivity, and our unconscious bias. We can get more nuanced in our understandings and perceptions. The conversations become increasingly grounded in embodied presence and opening to what might emerge. I would suggest that these conversations can be transformational.
Read More

Mindfulness Network Community Friends

Supervisors and close associates of the Mindfulness Network also offer their time freely to lead online, donation-based events and weekly guided practice sessions.

We know that regular practice is valuable to so many members of the mindfulness community:
Every Friday 8.15am UK Time
30 minute online guided practice session

Every Monday 16.15pm Taipei Time 
Weekly practice sessions in Mandarin 每周普通話修習時間
For Mandarin speakers 適合普通話人群
with Debbie Hu
Visit the Mindfulness Network Community Friends site
Free guided mindfulness practice Every Friday Morning, 8.15-8.45am UK time
Donation Event: The Wealth of Wisdom with Frits Koster  When: Thursday, 2 March 2023, 6.30 – 8pm (UK Time) Where: Online Event Tutors: Frits Koster

WATCH IT AGAIN: Alison Evans and Pamela Duckerin on Mindfulness-Based Supervision

In this session, recorded in 2021, Alison Evans and Pamela Duckerin explore the development and evolution of mindfulness-based supervision (MBS), telling their stories about supervision and the story of the development of MBS and the framework. 
Watch in English or Mandarin

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