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Foundational Teacher Training – In person & online – London and surrounding area only

March 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT


Foundational Teacher Training – In person & online – London and surrounding area only
Date: 05/03/2021 – 04/03/2022
Location: Positive East – London

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.

For this particular training, The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is working in collaboration with Positive East.  Subject to Covid-19 restrictions, the collaboration includes mindfulness teacher training for Positive East staff and provides a physical venue for this training.

Event Details

March 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am GMT
March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Partner Profile

Oxford Mindfulness Centre UK

Oxford Mindfulness Centre UK

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, has been at the forefront of mindfulness research and training since 2008. At the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) our mission is to reduce suffering, promote resilience and realise human potential across the lifespan through mindfulness. Its work is supported through a collaborative agreement between the University of Oxford and an independent not-for-profit charity, the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF). The mission is accomplished through robust training programmes and a range of accessibility initiatives all informed and shaped by rigorous scientific research. The OMC works to advance the understanding of evidence based mindfulness through research, publication, training and advocacy. We engage in: Research – undertaking world leading academic research and initiatives to promote mindfulness in the wider community. Training – we offer training in how to become an MBCT teacher and a programme of continuing professional development. Teaching – we offer introductory MBCT courses, open to all, throughout the year. Charitable initiatives – we actively work to make MBCT accessible to all.


Oxford, United Kingdom