Our Guiding Principles
The Guiding Principles have been developed to promote good practice in teaching mindfulness. The Network is not a training or accrediting body and the Guiding Principles are not mandatory but are intended to advise members.
The members of the Hong Kong Mindfulness Teachers’ Network provide mindfulness-based instruction to a wide variety of populations including children, adolescents and adults, in varied settings including schools, corporations, workplaces and public venues.
Mindfulness-based instruction is available as group courses and one-on-one instruction with individuals.
Some members offer Mindfulness-based instruction for which they have undergone specific Teacher Training and Accreditation. Network members are encouraged to list their Teaching Credentials on their page under the Teachers List and on any promotional materials. The public and interested parties are advised to check and make their own evaluation of a members credentials. We provide links to some of the programs for Teacher Training and Accreditation here:
- UMass Centre for Mindfulness (MBSR)
- Oxford Mindfulness Centre (MBCT)
- Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MBSR/MBCT)
- Centre for Mindfulness Research, Bangor University (MBSR/MBCT)
- Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB)
- Professional Mindfulness Teacher Training
- Method Eline Snel – Mindfulness for Children (Mindfulness Matters!)
- Mindfulness in Schools Project (.b, paws .b, .begin, .b Foundations)
- The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Canada (MBSR, MBCT, MSC)
- MYMind Advance Teacher Training
- UCSD Centre for Mindfulness (MBSR, MBCT and other Mindfulness Applications)
- Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia (MBSR/MBCT)
Our primary purpose in teaching mindfulness is to bring more wisdom and compassion into our own lives and into the lives of those we teach.
A teacher of mindfulness-based instruction should have the following:
|Training or background required in addition to mindfulness-based teacher training
|Mindfulness-based Teacher Training
Members are encouraged to list their teaching credentials on their page under the Teachers List and on any promotional materials. Details should be verifiable by the public.
|On-going Good Practice Requirements