Mindfulness teacher training in Ukraine
In 2020, I received a request from Ukraine to develop a mindfulness trainer training program for that country. With our partners from the Ukrainian Mindfulness Association (UMA), we created a program. In early 2022, everything was ready to start.
Then came the war.
At the end of 2022, the students let us know that they would still like to start the training. Despite the war. Despite the load of their work – most of them are psychologists. They wanted to be able to use mindfulness as an additional tool for their clients and expected a lot from it.
I have never lived under war, I do not know what it means to be in Ukraine right now. But I can listen and hopefully my listening and responding can mean something.