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Branch Training – MBSR to Mindfulness for Life

January 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - February 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm GMT


This 5-day workshop is for trained teachers of MBSR who would like to learn to teach the Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) curriculum.

Mindfulness for Life is a development of MBCT for the general population. It includes 8 weekly sessions, home practice, and an all-day session and teaches skills both for working with painful and difficult experience and for increasing wellbeing and flourishing.

This teacher training includes theoretical and empirical foundations for Mindfulness for Life, the structure and sequence of the curriculum, and learning to teach key practices and exercises, including cognitive-behavioural exercises, appreciation and befriending practices, and a sitting with difficulty practice. We also include discussion of how breathing spaces are used and how inquiry is conducted in Mindfulness for Life.

We assume that all participants are experienced teachers of the practices that are part of both Mindfulness for Life and MBSR (raisin practice, body scan, sitting practices, mindful movement) and do not provide training in these. Training in the basic 3-step breathing space is included for those without previous training in this practice and is optional for those who already include breathing spaces in their teaching. Full curriculum materials and handouts for teaching Mindfulness for Life will be provided.

Applicants must be willing to commit to continuing professional development and adherence to our Ethical Guidelines for MBCT Teachers.

Where we have, or expect to have, more applications than spaces, 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.

Please note that the OMF Mindfulness programmes are intended for adults over 18 years of age and are not suitable for younger populations.
The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend our training events.

SPECIAL NOTE: Bangor students are eligible for the 5-day MBSR to MBCTL training if:

– they have completed the module “Teaching 1” of the Masters programme
– they meet all the other eligibility criteria

Taught one day a week 0900 – 1700 UK time over 5 weeks

Event Details

January 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am GMT
February 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm GMT
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This training is for MBSR trained teachers who would like to teach Mindfulness for Life. SPECIAL NOTE: Bangor students are eligible for the 5-day MBSR to MBCTL training if: - they have completed the module "Teaching 1" of the Masters programme - and they meet all the other eligibility criteria
This event will be taught by:
Alison Yiangou

Partner Profile

Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation is internationally recognised for mindfulness teaching and training. We collaborate with a number of international organisations to achieve our vision of a world in which there is universal access to mindfulness and a greater understanding and acceptability of the impact of mindful behaviour.




Oxford, United Kingdom