(from the Mindfulness Network website)
Mindfulness supervision is a regular space that is contracted between supervisor and supervisee that enables them to reflect together on the supervisee's mindfulness practice and explore how it impacts and integrates with their work and life. This process is dedicated to developing and deepening the growth, understanding and effectiveness of the supervisee's application of mindfulness, both personally and in their working life.
On-going mindfulness supervision is an important part of the good practice requirements for teachers of mindfulness-based courses. It can provide you with an invaluable opportunity to reflect upon and inquire about your mindfulness teaching and practice. This may include 'live' teaching practice and feedback, inquiry around issues arising in your teaching, and/or discussion based on videoed sessions. It may also focus upon your personal mindfulness practice and how it impacts on your work.
Unlike other experiences of supervision that you may have had, though, what is unique to mindfulness supervision is that the session itself is imbued with mindfulness in terms of practice, embodied presence and compassion.
The sessions are very much a collaborative process. The intention is to create an alliance between you and your supervisor that will foster an open and creative exploration of your personal practice and how it might interweave with your teaching and mindfulness in work.
Because mindfulness supervision is complex, the Mindfulness Network CIC sets high standards for our supervisors.
As an associate teacher and supervisor for the Mindfulness Network I adhere to the UK Network's Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses. And to the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness Based Teachers, which you can read about here.