TOWARDS COMPASSION BASED TEACHING  
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Languages understood:

German, English

With which level of education are you involved?

University

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Other: health education

Does your school, college or faculty teach for a specific discipline or is the education more general?

Professional education (e.g teaching future teachers, medical school or law school.)

For what type of profession are your students being educated?

Teachers, physicians, mind/body instructors

Are you yourself working with pupils/students or are you otherwise involved in education, (e.g. educational policy)?

(mainly) research

What kind of organisational relation do you have with your educational work?

(mainly) professional / important source of income.

How many years is it since you first started your efforts to integrate mindfulness into your educational work?

15

On average, what age are the pupils/students with who you are working?

26 or older

Can you describe briefly what you are doing with your pupils/students to integrate mindfulness in your educational work?

Integrating experiental and theoretical approaches to self care, health promotion and (trans)personal development, fostering contemplative practices and attitude towards self, others and the whole, addressing importants of both care for self and for the planet,

What is it that would be most helpful to you to (further) improve your work with integrating mindfulness in your educational work, besides deepening your own practice?

Exchange and support among like minded colleagues

Have you noticed or heard of any changes in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

Yes

What is the nature of the changes you have noticed in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

higher awareness of own limits and changes in life style that help respect these limits, interest in mindfulness practices through meditation, yoga, qigong, allowing for not knowing and wonder

What is the base of the mindfulness practise you are using in your educational work?

Other: Kabat-Zinn