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Hi everyone, I'm so glad to be here participating!

A few months ago I finished a midfulness training. Time goes by very fast and there is always a lot to do in my job; but I want to continue cultivating mindfulness and teaching it;  for me, it´s  a challenge to be able to communicate in English(another reason to be here).  When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut 🙂 and also a truck driver. Later, as a teenager, I wanted to be an engineer. And after the experiences life has given me, now I want to go slowly and slowly. I loved music, and I had a CD of music of Buddhist monks, I liked to listen to them, it relaxed me, I didn't know I was going to meditate 🙂 .  

Greetings to all!

 

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Welcome to the community David! Lovely to connect with you. This is a great place to connect with others who practice and/or teach mindfulness - and you can certainly practice your English with us 🙂

If you have any questions, reach out at anytime.

With gratitude,

Gillian

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Hello Gillian Sanger, good morning from Mexico😀; I am very happy to read your message! I had been looking for a space like this, to cultivate, learn and know people who are making mindfulness practice a reality day by day.

Maybe you can help me! I want to design an introductory mindfulness course for the guys in the engineering program where I work; I did a training to be a facilitator at the Mexican Institute of Mindfulness, about a year; but the design of the courses was not a point that was studied. I have made an outline, but I feel that it can be improved a lot; also I have as a requirement to cover approximately 16 weeks; twice as long as the normal courses last. Maybe you know of a book, course or training that can help me clarify how to design such a course. In advance, I want to thank you for being and for participating in this space to continue cultivating mindfulness.

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How wonderful to hear that you are going to design a course to share with others. The creative process is always exciting for me.

I do not know of any books off the top of my head that teach you how to design a mindfulness course. Sean Fargo's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program has an add-on option of a 10-week curriculum that you can use to share with clients. It's not 16 weeks of content, however. If you're curious, you can find some information about it here: https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/ Scroll down to *Brandable 10-Session Teaching Curriculum

If I come across anything else, I will certainly let you know!

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Gillian, thank you so much for your support! I will check out the course you tell me about.

 I've been reflecting on it, and I think I'm going to do more research on education issues, to define objectives and all those processes. When I find out how to do it I will share it with you and the community.

 Thank you very much for your dedication!

 

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