Online - Teacher Training Programme - Module 1 & 2 - 09:00 - 17:00 UK TIME - 7 days - 18.08.2021 - 29.09.2021
Date: 18/08/2021 - 29/09/2021
Location: Online

This training is for professionals interested in bringing MBCT into their lives and their work. The Training includes Modules 1 and 2 and the cognitive-behavioural foundations of the OMC's teacher training pathway. It integrates experiential, didactic, and practical learning. During the course you will experience the main elements of an 8-week MBCT course from the perspective of the participants. You will also practise teaching many of the practices and exercises to each other in pairs or groups, with supervision and guidance form the trainers. Periods of didactic presentation and discussion will provide important theoretical background and opportunities to reflect on personal practice and the development of teaching skills. Satisfactory completion of this training will enable participants to move through to the next stages of the teacher training pathway.  This training is suitable for those intending to teach in general population contexts, workplaces, and educational settings, and for healthcare and mental health professionals planning to teach in clinical settings.

Applicants must be willing to commit to continuing professional development and adherence to professional ethical standards after training. 

All those who wish to join must meet the following pre-requisites:

Have a regular personal mindfulness practice ideally for at least one year

Completed an MBCT course, either in-person or online

Knowledge and experience of the population and context where you would like to teach MBCT; for example, workplace, education, criminal justice, physical or mental healthcare, or general population

Skills for working with individuals and groups

For online training, applicants must have access to suitable technology, space, privacy and the technical ability to join an online training programme via Zoom.

Fees & availability

Supported Rate - for those with low incomes: £795.00
Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMC costs: £895.00
Supporting Rate - supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £995.00

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