I have a similar question to that of Jennifer, posted 11 days ago, with no response yet.
I had a question about fulfilling the course requirements for the MBSR teacher certification program. After completion of the 8 week MBSR course online, I will need to take a 5 day Mindfulness Tools Program, then the 9 day Practicum in MBSR. I see that I cannot simply take the Practicum which has the Mindfulness Tools Program embedded in it, but must take a stand-alone Tools Program as a prerequisite to the Practicum, i.e. must effectively take “Tools” twice. Is this correct?
Assuming this is correct, am I able to take the stand-alone 5 day portion of Tools even if it is offered as part of a Practicum? For instance, the next Tools program offered in New England is part of the January 3-12 Practicum in Norwood, MA. I could register for the January 3-8 Tools portion of the Practicum, then might take the next full Practicum at Omega in July?
Also, I see that the registration deadline for the January Tools is October 1st (and may be full before then); can I register for Tools if I am still in the process of completing the online 8 week MBSR course, have not completed it but will complete it prior January?
Thanks for clarifying. This is confusing…