Foundational Training in teaching MBCT

Course details

How long is the course?

11 months

How often do we meet?

28 days (over 11 months)

Who is the course for?

Preparing practitioners to teach MBCT

Where is the course?

Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN

How many people on the course?


How much does the course cost?


Course Leader

Dr Maret Dymond

Applications for our 2018-19 course are now closed. Sign up to be among the first to find out about our 2019 training pathway.

Is the course for me?

The aim of the course is to provide a solid platform for developing your teaching further. The course is suitable for those who have completed Step 1 of the Training Pathway and who are able and willing to work towards the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations Good Practice Guidelines. The training is suitable for both clinicians and for those aiming to teach in a non-clinical setting.




What will I learn?

The Foundational training course synergises our research and knowledge of the evidence base, with our ability to innovate clinically and our training expertise, to provide a unique and high-quality training in how to begin to teach MBCT.

Foundational Training in Teaching MBCT Course Details

The course consists of 28 days held across three terms from September until July. The following elements are included:

  • A five-day experiential MBCT course for all participants with the intention of developing a shared understanding of mindfulness meditation as taught in MBCT and in order to strengthen / deepen personal practice
  • Seven expert-led teaching days focusing upon core areas such as facilitating enquiry, leading practices, Buddhist Psychology etc
  • Termly one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Discussion, reflection and contemplation practice
  • A four-day silent retreat
  • 8 days of teaching practice – first in pairs, then in groups
  • Experiential exploration of working with group dynamics using a forum-theatre approach
  • A formative assessment of competency using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC)to provide individual feedback on teaching strengths and areas for skill development

To complete the Foundations Course in Teaching MBCT you will need to:

  • attend a minimum of 80% of the teaching days
  • commit to continuing a daily formal and informal mindfulness meditation practice
  • complete a daily reflective journal of your experiences of personal mindfulness practice

Provisional Foundational Training in Teaching MBCT Course Dates 2018

OMC Foundational Training in Teaching Example Term Details

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed for 2018 – 2019.

Applications will only be taken by completion of an on-line application form. Please find attached a Practice Application Form 2018-19

Please read our Terms and Conditions, including cancellation policy

Course application dates 2018 Entry

Applications open:                                    Friday 17th November 2017

Applications close:                                    Friday 9th February 2018