Working with Groups Masterclass

Masterclass details

Course Leader

Various OMC Teachers

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

Available masterclasses:

1st Jun 2019

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Working with groups in Mindfulness-Based Interventions

1st June 2019

What is this Masterclass about?

MBCT is a group programme, and therefore it is important that teachers acquire both the knowledge and skills to work with groups. In the workshop, we will focus on:

  • Understanding how a group develops – beginning, middle and ending.
  • The importance of building a sense of community, by creating a warm, supportive group environment – emphasising the common humanity and universal vulnerability.
  • Learning how to skilfully work with group processes and dynamics – how do we ‘hold’ the group whilst group processes/challenges/dynamics are going on?
  • Exploring ‘more or less’ skilful ways of working with group process – no ‘one right way’.
  • The role of the teacher in the group as an integral member

The day will offer opportunities for both theoretical and experiential learning. It will include some didactic teaching and small group work. We will practice teaching, using a variety of scenarios – exploring challenges and dynamics commonly present in most groups.

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.