Frequently Asked Questions

  • life satisfaction
  • conscientiousness
  • vitality
  • self esteem
  • empathy
  • autonomy
  • competence
  • optimism
  • better performance on tasks requiring sustained attention
  • persistence
  • happiness

We created the A.I.D.E model.

We Assess a client’s community needs, Individualize a curriculum based on that assessment, Deliver the curriculum through a highly-qualified instructor, and Evaluate our results through both subjective and objective data

This model has lead to our programs having a 30-50 percent higher engagement rate than other mindfulness programs we are aware of.

Many research studies highlight the need for mindfulness trainers to have years of personal practice and the development of specific competencies before teaching effectively. To use a train-the-trainer model to quickly create “mindfulness based intervention professionals” “runs the risk of easily and inadvertently undermining the integrity, exactness and long-term commitment required for the formation and ongoing development of competent well trained teachers.”

Santorelli, S., Goddard, T., Kabat-Zinn, J., Kesper-Grossman, U., & Reibel, D. (2011). Standards for the formation of MBSR teacher trainers: Experience, qualifications, competency and ongoing development, . Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society 9th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Boston, USA.

If you are interested in working with Be Mindful, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

Required Instructor Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of one (preferably 3+) years personal mindfulness practice.
  2. Training in a minimum of two of the following mindfulness courses:
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in brain science and the science of mindfulness (e.g. neurons, the brain, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, etc.).

Curriculum development takes about 1 – 3 months for most of our programs. However, for some communities it could take longer. For example, our work with airline pilots took over 6 months to develop because there was extensive research to understand FAA regulations, flightpath standards, startle response, simulation training, etc.

Our typical program consists of a workshop and weekly instructions for teachers to engage in exercises for their own personal practice, an 8-week program for students and workshops for parents and other stakeholders in the learning community.

This conforms with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support guidelines, and research that demonstrates mindfulness interventions are most effective when they incorporate “universal” (Tier 1), small group (Tier 2) and indivdual (Tier 3) supports.

While mindfulness practices can be found in spiritual traditions dating back more than 4,000 years, Western scientific research is developing a clearer understanding of how purposely focusing attention on whatever is happening inside (e.g. thoughts, sensations, and emotions) or outside (e.g. stimuli arriving through the sense organs) right now leads empirical changes in the brain, as well as the nervous, endocrine, and digestive systems.

Thus, in the West, mindfulness is a psychological construct that can be a state (i.e. temporary) or a trait (something more deeply a part of who we are; a part of our personality).

Be Mindful teaches the science of the mind, practices that influence how it performs, and how to apply its benefits to how you live, work, play, and love based on this body of research.



Privacy Policy