Enquiry in MBCT Masterclass
Marie Johansson and Christina Surawy
How long is the Masterclass?
One Day from 10.00am to 5.30pm
Who is the Masterclass for?
Teachers of MBCT and those training to teach MBCT
Where is the Masterclass?
De Vere Oxford Thames. Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX
How many people on this Masterclass?
Up to 40
How much does this Masterclass cost?
£130 - Lunch and refreshments are included
28th May 2019
Enquiry in MBCT
28th May 2019
What is this Masterclass about?
The enquiry in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) “… is a key aspect of the teaching process as it facilitates a ‘translation’ of the direct experience arising within the mindfulness practices into learning that participants can apply in their lives” Crane (2009, p. 143). It is where MBCT teachers support participants to bring awareness to their experience, integrating both conceptual and experiential ways of being and knowing. Over the course of the MBCT programme it supports the recasting of our relationship to our experience, both internally and in the world.
This day will demonstrate how enquiry is like a crucible where theory and participants’ experience and learning history come together to enable transformative change. We’ll cover the conditions that support enquiry: teachers’ embodiment of attitudinal dimensions of mindfulness; personal commitment to an in-depth, ongoing learning process; working from the heart; non-striving, yet clarity of intention; trusting the process; honouring the person’s experience; collaborative empiricism, and finally; not falling into the vary aspects of mind we’re trying to transform.
The day will include teaching, small group work, video illustrations and opportunities to practice enquiry in small groups with formative feedback.
Many teachers have views about “doing inquiry right” and worry about this aspect of teaching MBCT. Feedback on previous inquiry masterclasses has included learning: “to be kind to myself around inquiry,” “the simplicity but complex dynamics involved in the inquiry process,” and “it’s about trust.” Other feedback has included “well-paced,” “enjoyable” and “extremely relevant.”
Who is it for?
You are eligible for this training day if:
• You are actively working on the OMC’s MBCT teacher training pathway and have completed any of the modules, for example: an MBCT course as a participant, a silent retreat, or training days devoted to practice teaching in pairs or groups.
• You are a mindfulness teacher who is already teaching mindfulness-based interventions and you wish to increase your knowledge of these topics.
Chapter 12 of Segal, Williams & Teasdale (2013) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Second Edition. Guilford Press.