Online - MBCT for OCD from 09.00 - 17.00 (UK Time) on the 24/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Date: 24/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Location: Online

This workshop will prepare trained mindfulness teachers (MBCT and MBSR) to lead mindful movement and breath awareness in MBCT and MBSR programmes. The program includes: 1. OCD phenomenology, clinical features, and aetiology; 2. Rationale and cultural and scientific basis of MBCT for OCD; 3. Basic tenets and key features of MBCT for OCD; 4. Session format and structure of MBCT for OCD; 5. Video examples of MBCT for OCD in group or individual settings; and 6. Exercises with participants. The curriculum integrates didactic, experiential and small group learning and includes static meditations as well as dynamic meditations (e.g. yoga/mindful movements, mindful walking, etc.). The content and curriculum of each MBCT for OCD class session is explored, using videos of real MBCT for OCD groups, and descriptions of session themes, curricula, and samples of client handouts and practice transcripts.

Dr. Fabrizio Didonna, Psy D, is an internationally known Clinical Psychologist, Professor at the Institute for Lifelong Learning of the University of Barcelona, Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Scientific Director of the One-Year Master Program in Mindfulness-Based Therapy in Italy. He is the developer of the therapeutic model, and author of the related manual, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (MBCT for OCD) (2018, Guilford Press), the first manualized and standardized mindfulness-based treatment model for OCD (

He is a founder and President of the Italian Institute for Mindfulness (IS.I.MIND) and a Coordinator of the Unit for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Unit for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry of the Villa Margherita Private Hospital in Vicenza, Italy.

He presented scientific papers, lectures at a number of international conferences and universities and published many articles, several chapters and three books. He is the Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (2009, Springer), the first manual on the clinical applications of mindfulness meditation (translated in five languages).
He has been practicing and teaching meditation for many years and gives workshops and training retreats in the field of mindfulness and MBCT for OCD in many countries worldwide, in particular in China, Spain, United Kingdom, Finland, Israel, Switzerland, Bulgary and Portugal.

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