Welcome to the Global Mindfulness Collaborative

An international network of MBSR teacher trainers and colleagues committed to offering evidence-based MBSR teacher training in alignment with high quality standards and best practices.

GMC is formed by 13 centers around the world that offer professional training programs for those wanting to become teachers of the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn more than 40 years ago.

To promote consistency in teacher training standards and to foster scalability across the world, members agreed to use the teacher training curricula as developed by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, while allowing for recursive feedback from members to ensure quality while meeting specific cultural and language needs.

GMC seeks to embody the recognition of self-sovereignty that MBSR offers as transformational practice.  We collaborate from our many years of experience in teaching, research, and peer support.  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.

A shared and consistent MBSR Teacher Training pathway

The GMC members serve global communities through offering MBSR Teacher Training curricula provided by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and adhering to Standards of Practice and Good Practice Guidelines. All GMC members are in alignment with the global ethics, embodied practice, and current standards for teachers and teacher trainers as articulated in the International Mindfulness Integrity Network.

The most updated version of the MBSR curricullum

All GMC members offer evidence-based MBSR programs using the latest curricula, updated by Florence Meleo-Meyer and Lynn Koerbel at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University and in collaboration with, and approved by the MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn.