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Taketime Practitioner Training: May 2021 TaketimeMeditations

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

In order to purchase your seat on the May course, Taketime will use eventbrite. Follow this link to purchase your seat for £30 (£15.00 for existing Taketime Practitioners) and your Taketime Instructor will enrol and welcome you into this TheologyX course within 24 hours. The course will appear in your learner Dashboard when you sign in to TheologyX.

Click HERE to book your place.

Taketime Meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. The aim of the Taketime Practitioner course is to help participants to understand the Taketime vision and to enable them to use Taketime with groups, individuals and in worship.

Contexts in which Taketime has been successful include:

  • Worship
  • Outreach Programmes
  • Discipleship
  • Prisons
  • Schools
  • Youthwork
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer Spaces

This online course can be completed over a period of seven days. Each day, your tutors will be available to answer questions and feedback on any assignments.

Requirements

Before you enrol to this course, we ask that you listen to at least one of our meditations online or attend a Taketime Together Group

If you are planning on running a Taketime Together Group you must be part of a safeguarding scheme applicable for your location (e.g. DBS or PVG etc.)

Based on previous Practitioners feedback, the course can take anywhere between five and ten hours to complete

The cost of this course is £30.00 or £15.00 for existing Taketime Practitioners returning for a refresher

Taketime Tutors

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Rev. Clive McKie

Clive has created the Taketime brand of meditations based on Ignatian Spirituality, Mindfulness and on his work in the prison and Church. He also managed the development of the website and created the Taketime Together group concept

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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth had been attending the Reigate Community Centre Taketime Together Group for a while before undertaking her training in 2019. She now helps lead the group with Clive McKie and three others. She is also the Project Manager for Taketime and regularly attends Taketime Training Days and events

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to start the course on the Monday morning?

No. The course is very flexible. You could start on any day of the week. You do however have to complete the course within seven days from the start date. If you experience any issues during these seven days which prevents you from completing the course, let us know via training@taketime.org.uk and we will try to move you to a later course.

Do I have to complete the course in one go?

No, not unless you want to. The course will save your progress and responses automatically and you can stop and start as you wish. You could, for example, do one hour every night or three hours one day and three hours a few days later.

Does it matter what time of the day I work on the course?

No. The course is available 24/7 so you can work on it whenever suits you. You may not get a response immediately after you post a question in one of the discussion forums but by the time you look next time, you should have received a reply.

Will I be working in isolation?

You will be working with other students on the same course but at your own pace. There are four discussion forums in the course where you can interact with other students and your tutors if you wish but there is no synchronous participation.

Is the whole of the course online?

In Module 4 we ask that you practice your meditation delivery to someone. This could be someone in your household or someone from the course and it can be done face to face or online via an application such as Zoom or Facetime. You might want to organise this before the course starts.

Can a number of people from my church sign up together?

If you are looking to train a number of people from the same church or Christian organisation at the same time, email us at training@taketime.org.uk and we can look at scheduling a separate, closed course.

Are there any ongoing costs?

If, on completion of this course, you wish to run an Approved Taketime Together Group and/or to download and use up to 50 Taketime Meditation scripts and MP3 files a year, you will need to purchase an annual licence of £36.00. This licence allows you to use the Taketime scripts and MP3 files in public for one year from the date of purchase. This also allows you to advertise your group(s) on the Taketime website and receive support from the Taketime team. Supporting Taketime in this way provides essential funding, enabling Taketime to continue.

Is there any further training?

The basic concept of Taketime is very simple but due to the evolving nature of Taketime, all Taketime Practitioners are required to attend a refresher course at least once every two years. This course is offered to Practitioners at half the usual cost.

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