SUPERVISION

About mindfulness-based supervision

“A regular space that is contracted between supervisor and supervisee, which enables reflection on the supervisee’s mindfulness teaching practice and how this interfaces with their personal mindfulness practice and their life. The process is dedicated to developing and deepening the growth, understanding, integrity, safety and effectiveness of the supervisee’s application of mindfulness, both personally and in their working life.” Cindy Cooper and Jody Mardula 2016

Mindfulness-based supervision is an important part of the training to become a mindfulness teacher and also ongoing good practice. It includes a whole range of themes and experiences of teaching: the skills, responding to the individuals within the group, holding the group process, developing and sustaining a personal mindfulness practice, exploring the links between practice and teaching, understanding the underpinning theories, holding all of this within different contexts and taking care to include and welcome everyone. The main process of supervision is via a relational inquiry process. For more detail, see the paper, ‘A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry’ , that Alison developed in her MSc in MBCT. The framework has undergone further development. Alison researched supervision further through her Doctorate in Clinical Research with her thesis; ‘Supervisors’ and Supervisees’ Perspectives of Mindfulness-Based Supervision: A Grounded Theory Study’.

 

 

 

Alison’s Mindfulness Network supervisor profile

Read more about my experience and skills as a supervisor

 

Apply for supervision with Alison

Alison offers one-to-one supervision for mindfulness-based teachers, including supra-vision (supervision of supervision) via zoom. She is also able to supervise small groups. Please see The Mindfulness Network website for more information and to apply.

 

 

 

Publications on mindfulness-based supervision

 

Evans A. Mindfulness-based supervision. (2021). In Crane, R.S., Karunavira., Griffith, G.M. (Eds.), Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers (pp. 156-166). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Essential-Resources-for-Mindfulness-Teachers/Crane-Karunavira-Griffith/p/book/9780367330798

Evans, A., Griffith, G. M., Crane, R. S., & Sansom, S. A. (2021). Using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI:TAC) in Supervision Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 10 1-6, https://doi.org/10.1177/2164956121989949

Evans, A. (2019). Supervisors’ and Supervisees’ Perspectives of Mindfulness-Based Supervision: A Grounded Theory Study. https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/handle/10871/37542

Evans, A., Crane, R.C., Cooper, L., Mardula, J., Wilks, J., Surawy., Kenny, M., Kuyken, W. (2014). A Framework for Supervision for Mindfulness-Based Teachers: a Space for Embodied Mutual Inquiry. Mindfulness 6(3), 572-581. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12671-014-0292-4.

 

 

Train to be a supervisor

Mindfulness-based supervision training is one of Alison’s specialist areas of interest and experience.

 

 

 

 

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