Two years ago I wrote about the Mindfulness bandwagon and how as it becomes more and more popular badly trained therapists are being attracted to it.
On FaceBook today I see a Mindfulness Online Diploma Course reduced from £330 to just £49. The thought of people paying less than £50 and then running their own Mindfulness courses or even seeing clients on a one-to-one basis fills me with dread. This is a money making scheme for the people selling the online course and for anybody taking it then working with members of the public.
Pay £50 to learn and be able to run a group course of 10 to 12 people charging them £200/£300 per head or £50 to £100 per one-to-one session is ridiculous. The problem is that there are so many of these courses and poorly trained unprofessional Mindfulness practitioners out there trying to make quick money.
Would you see a therapist or pay over £100 per head to a trainer with £49 of training?
I truly believe that Mindfulness therapies should be added to the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Register that protects the public from unprofessional, unethical and bad therapists.
Before you try Mindfulness make sure you check the qualifications and experience of the therapist / teacher you will be working with.