The global network for the integrity of mindfulness training and teaching.
If you wish to support the work of the IMI Network, there are different ways to do this, see below.
Share and embody the IMI Standards and Ethics framework in your organisation
As a teachers’ organisation or training institute you can share and adopt the document on Training Standards and Ethical Guidelines and use it as a foundation for your training. The document could serve as a source of information on your website for students and the public.
Join the IMI working party
From time to time, there will be places available to serve on the IMI Working Party. If you wish to play a more active role in the network, you are welcome to contact us. The working party will continue with up to 10 members at any one time and will meet regularly to progress the Network’s vision and mission. As members step out, other colleagues around the world will be nominated to join. We, therefore, invite colleagues to step in and play an active role when places in the working party become vacant. In order to keep the size of the group workable, only 10 members will be included at any one-time point. Nominations will, therefore, be held until spaces become available. So do be in touch if you are a teacher trainer who is:
Senior in the field (i.e. have many years’ experience as a teacher trainer within an established MBSR/MBCT or other closely related empirically underpinned 8-week MB teacher program training organization);
Able to represent both your own training organization and the region within which you work (i.e. they are well respected, well networked and well trusted within their wider community);
If you meet these criteria and would like to offer service to this process, please get in touch with us through firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
We particularly encourage colleagues from under-represented regions in the world to join the working party. We acknowledge that it is likely that these colleagues may be unable to fully work within the network’s established good practice guidelines for economic or cultural reasons. For this group, we are seeking to include those who are:
Pioneering mindfulness-based teaching developments in a context that currently has little or no activity;
Have undertaken teacher training themselves in MBSR or related programme, and who are linked by supervision with an experienced colleague outside their context.