Foundational Training – Block Plan

Modules 1 and 2 

Intensive Foundational Training in teaching MBCT  7 day Residential 

This intensive 7-day training, held in a retreat-like environment, provides participants who have met all the prerequisites for training to be a teacher with an opportunity to directly experience the 8-session programme of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and learn about the theoretical underpinnings of MBCT and its structure and sequence. You will practise teaching elements of MBCT to one another in pairs, with supervision and feedback from the instructors and peers. There will be extensive periods of silence throughout the 7 days.

The training is an introduction to teaching MBCT constituting Module 1 and 2 of the Training Pathway.

Module 3

Module 3 can be satisfied by completing a teacher-led residential retreat of a minimum of 4 days. The retreat should focus on the practice of mindfulness in the Vipassana tradition or should be designed specifically for teachers and trainee teachers of MBCT. The OMC occasionally offers such retreats, often of about a week in duration. They are also available at retreat centres such as Gaia house in England or at similar centres in other places. The OMC may in the future offer additional retreats that satisfy Module 3. Information will be available on the website.

Module 4

Module 4 in the block-plan format is in development. More information will be available on the website. Express your interest in Module 4 here.

Foundational Masterclasses

In addition to the four modules, 7 Masterclasses are an essential part of Step 1 (Foundational Training) of the pathway. Masterclasses at the OMC are directed by leaders in their field, within mindfulness training, teaching and research.

Available in 2018-19:

The C in MBCT with Melanie Fennell

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology with John Peacock

Mindful Movement with Anita Lewis

Enquiry in MBCT with Willem Kuyken

Research and Evaluation with Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken

Orientation and Assessment – In planning

Working with Groups – In planning

Module 1 and 2 – Intensive Foundational Training in Teaching MBCT – 7 day Residential

Saturday 27th April 2019 – Saturday 4th May 2019

This intensive 7-day training, held in a retreat-like environment, provides participants who have met all the prerequisites for training to be a teacher with an opportunity to directly experience the 8-session programme of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and learn about the theoretical underpinnings of MBCT and its structure and sequence. You will practise teaching elements of MBCT to one another in pairs, with supervision and feedback from the instructors and peers. There will be extensive periods of silence throughout the 7 days.

The training is an introduction to teaching MBCT constituting Module 1 and 2 of the Training Pathway.

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Module 1 and 2 – Intensive Foundational Training in teaching MBCT – 7 day Residential

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 22nd September 2018

This intensive 7-day training, held in a retreat-like environment, provides participants who have met all the prerequisites for training to be a teacher with an opportunity to directly experience the 8-session programme of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and learn about the theoretical underpinnings of MBCT and its structure and sequence. You will practise teaching elements of MBCT to one another in pairs, with supervision and feedback from the instructors and peers. There will be extensive periods of silence throughout the 7 days.

The training is an introduction to teaching MBCT constituting Module 1 and 2 of the Training Pathway.

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Module 1 and 2 – Intensive Foundational Training in Teaching MBCT – Portugal in October 2018

OMC also offers residential training retreats in a number of countries outside of the UK. These courses form part of OMC’s International Training Pathway. Our courses outside of the UK are delivered in English and are led by OMC staff and Associates. They are usually open to applicants from any country.

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