Online - Branch Training - MBCT to Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) - Teacher Training - 4 half days - 09:00am - 13:00pm UK time
Date: 04/02/2023 - 12/02/2023
Location: Online

Training will be delivered over four half days: Saturday/Sunday 4 and 5, then  Saturday/Sunday 11 and 12 February 2023 0:900am - 13:00pm UK Time

This programme assumes you are already fully trained to teach MBCT. Mindfulness for Life is a development of MBCT for the general population. Its structure is similar to the original MBCT for depression, with eight weekly sessions, home practice, and an all-day session. Alongside many of the practices and exercises from the original MBCT, it provides new practices and exercises to teach skills both for managing what is painful and difficult and for increasing wellbeing and flourishing. This workshop introduces the theoretical background and rationale for Mindfulness for Life, the structure and sequence of the curriculum, and the new practices and exercises.

PLEASE NOTE This curriculum is intended to be delivered to adults over 18 years of age and is not applicable to children
Curriculum materials and handouts for teaching the course are provided.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to complete this workshop if you are currently on the OMF 12-month cohort training route

The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend 100% of our training event.

You are eligible to attend this training if you:
·      Are already fully trained to teach MBCT through a recognised, trainer-led, 1-year teacher training programme including specialist training in MBCT. Please do not sign up for this training if you are not fully trained to teach MBCT, or if your only experience with MBCT is attending an 8-week course as a participant. In these cases, your application will not be approved, and you may be charged an administration fee when we refund your payment.
·      Have completed an 8-week mindfulness for life course as a participant led by a teacher in-person or live online.
·      Have access, to suitable technology, internet capacity, space, privacy and the technical ability to join an online training programme via Zoom with video on at all times.

Fees & availability

Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMF costs: £280.00

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Personal Information

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Confirmation of Attendance / Completion of Training Certificate will only be issued if 100% of the training sessions are attended. Please confirm you can meet this requirement.

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Mindfulness Background

Please specify where and when you attended an 8-week Mindfulness for Life course and who your teacher was?

To attend this training, you need to have been trained to teach Mindfulness, including specialist training in MBCT. Your training should meet the Good Practice Guidance for training pathways which have a minimum of 12 months duration. Please provide details of your mindfulness teacher training including the length of your training programme and the number of days/hours of training you received.

With which training organisation did you study? If possible, please provide a link to a webpage where we can view the training programme

Was your training live online or in-person?

What was the title of your teacher training programme?

Who were your trainers?

When did you start and end your MBCT teacher training?

Did your training include teaching practice with feedback from self, peers and trainers?

To which population(s) and in which context(s) do you plan to teach this? For example, workplace, education, criminal justice, physical or mental healthcare or general population

Please also outline your experience of working with the populations and contexts in which you plan to teach

I confirm that I am able to speak and understand the English language (both spoken and written) to a level where I can fully take part in the course without the need for additional translation support.

Additional questions

I confirm that I am able to speak and understand the English language (both spoken and written) to a level where I can fully take part in the course without the need for additional translation support.

Please note - it is essential entry criteria that you have attended a Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) course as a participant to join this training

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