Online – Working with Groups in Mindfulness-based Interventions
July 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed to be taught in a group setting and has a strong emphasis on common humanity as well as working with universal processes of vulnerability (reactivity, rumination, etc.).
A group context enables participants to experience the sense of common humanity and begin to understand that vulnerability is universal. This in turn enables and supports connection and compassion.
A core component of teaching MBCT skilfully, is the ability to mindfully form a group and to hold it through various group stages/processes/ patterns and to guide it through the ending process. Without this foundation the effectiveness of MBCT can be compromised.
This workshop offers trainee MBCT teachers and established teachers the opportunity to develop their skills in creating a warm, supportive, safe group learning environment. It will help teachers to reflect on how a group forms, develops and ends and develop skills in managing challenges, processes and patterns/ dynamics within the group.
The workshop is largely experiential, and will include a variety of teaching methods, including some ‘role plays’…. to work together trying out new skills and ideas whilst experimenting with a variety of situations which often crop up in any group.
The workshop aims to develop teachers’ confidence – “how do we as individuals react and respond to different dynamics?” Working with groups involves being with uncertainty – what are the firm foundations we can draw upon in this work?