Beyond the steps
To train the next generation of MBCT teachers, there is a need for competent Trainers
Becoming an MBCT Trainer
To train the next generation of MBCT teachers, it is important that we have sufficient high quality MBCT Trainers.
At present, the OMC typically develops trainers using a mentoring/apprenticeship model. Most often these teachers are known to us, have already completed the pathway for becoming an MBCT teacher and have attained competency as assessed by the MBI-TAC. The OMC references as benchmarks the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness Based teachers.
In practice, an MBCT Trainer will be able to:
- Facilitate the development of teaching skills in others and their understanding of how the theoretical basis of MBCT informs that teaching.
- Supervise and lead debriefing sessions for MBCT courses taught by others
- Assess competency using the MBI-TAC
- Disseminate skills and theoretical knowledge