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Teacher Training: MBCT Specialist
June 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - June 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm BST
This is a modular course which consists of two blocks of training over two weeks: 14th,15th and 16th June and 22nd and 23rd June.
This training is an opportunity to immerse yourself in teaching MBCT. It is an experiential exploration of the eight-week course for MBCT teachers, to help them support and develop skills and confidence in teaching. Offered online, the training will provide opportunities for learning and practice in an accessible format.
The course will include:
exploration of MBCT curriculum themes and intentions.
teaching strategies of MBCT
theoretical underpinnings of MBCT
exploring the flow of teaching and learning through the curriculum
defining the overall structure of the curriculum
exercises and practices connected to lesson themes, including options and alternatives
deepening understanding of the particular characteristics of MBCT
developing inquiry skills integral to MBCT
exploring connections between personal practice, teaching and learning
This training is an element of the formal Teacher Training Pathway (TTP) delivered in association with Bangor University and the certificate of attendance can be included in a TTP Portfolio. If you register on the TTP after having completed this training the certificate can be included retrospectively.
Pre-requisites for attending:
The course is open both to experienced mindfulness-based teachers – as an opportunity to refresh their personal and teaching practice – and to newer teachers who are in the earlier stages of developing MBCT teaching skills.
It is particularly suitable for clinicians implementing MBCT in healthcare contexts and is relevant to those who want to develop greater clarity about how to attune to and respond to participant vulnerability during mindfulness-based teaching.
All participants must have:
personal experience of an MBCT or MBSR eight-week course
an established personal mindfulness practice
ideally have participated in a mindfulness-based Teacher Training Retreat level 1 or equivalent
professional background and/or equivalent knowledge and experience of the populations to whom the programme will be delivered
Participants must commit to the entire online training. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unable to negotiate late arrivals or early leaving. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss this before submitting an application.