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.

The GMC is currently formed by 14 organizations around the world that offer professional training programs for those wanting to become teachers of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn more than 40 years ago.

To promote consistency in MBSR teacher training standards and to foster scalability across the world, members of the GMC are committed to offering a training curriculum based on the teacher training pathways as developed by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. In addition, we incorporate recursive feedback from members to ensure quality and to meet specific cultural and language needs. GMC members meet regularly to discuss the training curriculum, minimum requirements and standards.

The GMC members aspire to embody the wholeness, wisdom, and egalitarian 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, dedicated to fostering the clarity, care, and kindness needed to minimize harm and maximize human flourishing.

We adhere to the global ethics, embodied practice, and current standards for teachers and teacher trainers as articulated in the International Mindfulness Integrity Networks.

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 most recent draft of the MBSR curriculum, annotated by Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel, and others at the Mindfulness Center at Brown and under review by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others.