Online - Foundational Teacher Training - Bi-lingual English and Mandarin Programme
Date: 12/03/2021 - 28/01/2022
Location: Online

The aim of this online training programme provides a solid platform for developing your teaching. The course is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisites for the course and are willing to work towards the OMC's Ethical Standards for MBCT Teachers.

The training programme provides a solid platform for developing your teaching and is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisites for the course and are willing to work within the OMC’s Ethical Guidelines for MBCT Teachers. This training also would enable you to register with the international register – ACCESSMBCT.

The training is suitable for those aiming to teach in a range of setting e.g, workplaces, education, criminal justice, arts, general public etc and for healthcare professionals working in a clinical context . 

Once you have completed this programme you will have been trained to teach two or three MBCT curricula.

All will be trained to teach Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L).

Those teach in a setting such as workplaces, education, criminal justice, arts, general public etc will also be trained in Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

Healthcare professionals working in a clinical setting will also be trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT-D).

Healthcare professionals will have the option to train in Finding Peace in a Frantic World for a small fee. Non clinicians will have the option to train in MBCT-D for a small fee (with the understanding they are not qualified to teach in a clinical setting).

Teaching days are a mix of online in English and Mandarin and therefore this training is only suitable for those who can speak both English and Mandarin (no translation facilities will be available).

First teaching block will be led by Ruth Baer and Ee Lin Ong in English supported by Sophie Zhang. Days will be 7am – 3pm each day (UK time) online via Zoom.
Weekly on a Friday from 12th March 2021 – 30th April 2021

Personal Retreat led by Kevin Fong and Helen Ma in Mandarin. Online via Zoom
Daily 25th – 29th August 2021 – 9am - 5pm (Beijing time) times to be confirmed

Final teaching block will be led by Ruth Baer and Ee Lin Ong in English supported by Sophie Zhang. Days will be 7am – 3pm each day (UK time) online via Zoom
Weekly on a Friday from 12th November 2021 – 10th December 2021 and 14th, 21st and 28th January 2022

Workshops included with the programme will be delivered mainly by Kevin Fong, Helen Ma and Debbie Hu in Mandarin – 9am to 5pm (Beijing time)
29th May 2021 – C in MBCT - with Debbie Hu (optional)
24th July 2021 – Origins of Mindfulness
25th July 2021 – Orientation and Assessment
18th September 2021 – Research and Evaluation - with Debbie Hu
6th November 2021 – Groupwork  
7th November 2021 – Inquiry 

Fees & availability

Supported Rate - for those with low incomes: £3750.00
Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMC costs: £3950.00
Supporting Rate - supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £4150.00

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