Online - Foundational Teacher Training Programme - Weekly teaching block format - Fridays- 08.00 - 16.00 UK Time
Date: 05/03/2021 - 04/03/2022
Location: Online

The aim of this training programme is to develop the knowledge, skills, and professional competencies required to teach MBCT with supervision. This training programme 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 the online training elements, applicants must have access to suitable technology, space, privacy and the technical ability to join an online training programme via Zoom.

Applications will be prioritised from those who have access to a population and setting where they are actively involved and will be able to introduce MBCT. Specifically we will prioritise applications where there is the potential to engage with marginalised or underrepresented communities and where we might be able to support the implementation of MBCT into non-English speaking communities through training bi-lingual teachers.

The OMC aims to remain engaged with, and support teachers beyond completion of their training, we endeavour to offer more than a standard training programme but a lifelong relationship of support and mutual engagement. Therefore, it is important for the OMC that there be some alignment to OMC vision and our trainee cohort aspirations. 

Dates are mostly Fridays - all 08:00 - 16:00
05/03/2021 12/03/2021 19/03/2021 26/03/2021 09/04/2021 23/04/2021 30/04/2021 07/05/2021 30/06/2021 06/09/2021 07/09/2021 08/09/2021 09/09/2021 10/09/2021 26/11/2021 03/12/2021 10/12/2021 07/01/2022 14/01/2022 21/01/2022 28/01/2022 04/02/2022 11/02/2022 25/02/2022 04/03/2022

Fees & availability

Supported Rate - for those with low incomes: £3550.00
Standard Rate - pays facilitator and OMC costs: £3750.00
Supporting Rate - supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £3950.00

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You are required to upload a word document detailing further information to enable us to review your application. Please ensure you have completed this form and have it ready to upload before you proceed. You can access this detailed application form here. Once you have completed the word application please progress with this form and attach to complete your application.

Documents to upload

Full Application Form

Please also send in a 3 minute (max) zoom recording to admin@oxfordmindfulness.org introducing yourself and answering this question:
What role can your training and mindfulness teaching have in the world.
Please tick to confirm you will email this to the admin team following submission of your form. We will wait for the zoom video before reviewing your application.


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Please confirm you are aware that this training will be delivered via Zoom and is an fully online training programme

Please send in a 3 minute (max) zoom recording to admin@oxfordmindfulness.org introducing yourself and answering this question: What role can your training and mindfulness teaching have in the world. Please confirm you will email this to the admin team following submission of your form. We will wait for the zoom video before reviewing your application

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