Global Mindfulness Collaborative
THE GLOBAL MINDFULNESS COLLABORATIVE BRINGS TOGETHER MANY OF THE WORLD’S LEADING

and well-established Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training organizations to realize a shared vision dedicated to human flourishing through offering professional MBSR teacher training.  Historically associated with the Center For Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts (CFM) Medical School and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B), each Collaborative member organization fully embraces the integrity and fidelity expressed in our mission, vision, and values.

Mission:

To collaborate globally in offering rigorous Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training adhering to recognized international standards of practice and grounded in fidelity to foundational roots of MBSR originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn with inclusivity, accessibility, and evidence-based efficacy within its contemplative tradition.

Vision:

To nurture the innate wholeness, goodness, and human potential of all, awakening to the interdependent nature of all things in bringing forth a responsive, caring world.

Values:

  • Commitment to the highest level of excellence, standards, and integrity in practice and teaching, consistent with the rigor of international MBSR teacher training competencies;

  • Shared MBSR and MBSR Teacher Trainer curricula as updated by the MC@B, a member of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative;

  • Fidelity to the practice of mindfulness, and the contemplative traditions out of which it arose;

  • Adherence to International Integrity Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Program (MBP) Teachers and Teacher Trainers;

  • Evidence-based MBP teaching;

  • Dedication to inclusivity, diversity, and equity, and to strengthening global accessibility of MBPs

  • Mutual regard, encouragement and support for deepening mindfulness practice and skillfulness as trainers

As adaptations of MBSR emerge and are researched and validated for efficacy, the GMC may choose to expand its program offerings collectively.  With verification from the respective GMC member, all students of GMC members recommended by their trainers will be listed on the Mindfulness Center at Brown’s website showing successful completion of training.

The organizational form of this global Collaborative seeks to embody the recognition of self-sovereignty that MBSR offers as transformational practice.  We collaborate from our abundance of strengths, contributing resources in teaching, research, and peer support as needs arise.  We stand, together, in support of one another and the communities we serve, to foster the clarity, care, and kindness needed to minimize harm and maximize human flourishing.  

Who are we and where are we from:

COUNTRY                                 
Argentina
Canada
Canada
China
Denmark
Finland
France, Belgium, Switzerland
Germany
Italy
Mexico
South Korea
Spain
United States of America    
United States of America

ORGANIZATION                                 
Sociedad Mindfulness y Salud
Mindfulness and Well Being Consultancy, Inc.
Center for Mindfulness Canada
ATINAT Institute of Mindfulness Training
The Danish Center for Mindfulness
Center for Mindfulness, Finland
Association pour le Developpement de la Mindfulness
Center for Mindfulness, Germany
Motus Mundi
Instituto Mexicano de Mindfulness
Korea Center for Mindfulness
Nirakara
Mindfulness Training ~ US                      
Mindfulness Center at Brown University

With our awareness heightened by a number of recent transnational crises, the need for more diverse voices is imperative. The GMC endeavors to provide a more accessible platform that will strengthen interconnectedness on a global scale.