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Teaching Presence in Relationship

With Phyllis K. Hicks and Florence Meleo-Meyer

May 1 - 8, 2015

SAVE THE DATES - Registration is expected to open in May 2014

Date and Time Details: SAVE THE DATES - May 1-8, 2015

Location: Holland

Program Contact: Email: Joyce Curnan jcurnan@planet.nl or Lot Heijke lot.heijke@planet.nl.

A professional training designed to prepare MBSR instructors to teach Interpersonal Mindfulness as a follow-up to the 8-week MBSR program

Teaching Presence in Relationship is a training designed to prepare MBSR instructors to teach Interpersonal Mindfulness to MBSR graduates. Based on the meditation practice of Insight Dialogue, awareness, mental stability, and calmness associated with silent meditation are developed in practice with others. Participants experience greater freedom internally and interpersonally as they integrate meditative qualities directly into relationship.


  • Participate in a regular personal meditation practice
  • Previous participation in at least one 7 – 10 day silent, teacher-led retreat
  • Previous participation in at least two 5 – 7 day Insight Dialogue retreats*
  • Previous participation in at least one of Oasis’ Professional Training Programs, beyond the basic MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine program**
  • Currently teach MBSR

* Second Insight Dialogue Retreat requirement can be met with one of the following:
~ Two Interpersonal Mindfulness and Inquiry Retreats
~ A level one Interpersonal Mindfulness Program Training (8-week training)
~ Completion of a Metta online program such as Introduction to Online Insight Dialogue

**MBSR/MBCT training from another institution may be applicable.  Please include training components, dates, and instructors in the registration form.

Upcoming Prerequisite Opportunities
May 3 – 11, 2014 | Bow, WA
May 22 – 27, 2014 | Excelsior Springs, MO
September 30 – October 7, 2014 | Devon, England
October 13 – 19 | Holland
October 20 – 26  | Italy
October 31 – November 9 | Barre, MA

Co-Sponsors: The Interpersonal Mindfulness Program is a collaboration between The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Metta Programs.

About the Teachers


Phyllis K. Hicks

Phyllis Hicks, DMin, NCLPC is a Senior Insight Dialogue Teacher and teaches Insight Dialogue retreats worldwide.  She is a faculty member for Metta’s Relational Insight Meditation Program and serves on Metta Programs Teachers Council. She has also taught for Metta’s Whole Life Program. Phyllis is a licensed psychotherapist and minister. For twenty-five years she has … Continue reading


Florence Meleo-Meyer

Florence is a Senior Insight Dialogue Teacher.  She teaches courses and retreats in Interpersonal Mindfulness, which is based on Insight Dialogue. Florence has taught meditation for over 30 years. She is certified as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher as well as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction teacher. She has studied in India and the US with … Continue reading

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