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8-week MBCT programme for the public

MBCT is recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, more importantly, it also works for the rest of us who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world.


The OMC offers an 8-week MBCT programme for the general public. Each course takes a maximum of 25 people. You must be aged 18 years or over to take this course.

The programme consists of 8 x 2-hour group sessions, where there will be guided experiential practice and some theoretical teachings. In between sessions, there will be home practice for people to do and we estimate this takes approximately 1 hour/day. Each participant will receive guided meditation CDs and written handouts. There is also an all-day practice session included in each programme. This falls on the Saturday between weeks 6 and 7 of the programme.

View more information about the 8-week MBCT course.


Courses starting between January and April 2015 are now available to book online!
Courses starting between May and October 2015 will be available to book from January 2015

The cost of attending the programme is £350. Payment by debit/credit card is possible by phoning us on 01865 613157, or you can pay by cheque and send this to us at the above address. An additional option to pay via Paypal is available to those booking online. Please ensure we receive payment within 10 days or your place on the course may be cancelled. Confirmation of your booking will be sent via email. When we receive your booking we may give you a call to make sure that the course is suitable for you at this time. Please see our booking terms and conditions here.

Evening programmes run from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Daytime programmes run from 10.00am to 12.00pm. The “all-day” Saturday is from 10:00am – 4:00pm (coffee from 9:30am).

Dates for 2015

January – March -All January to March courses are now fully booked-

  • Tuesdays 13 January – 3 March (6pm-8pm), “All-day” Saturday 21 February (10am-4pm)
  • Mondays 19 January – 9 March (6pm-8pm), “All-day” Saturday 28 February (10am-4pm)
  • Fridays 30 January – 20 March, (10am-12pm), “All-Day” Saturday 7 March (10am-4pm)

April – June

  • Fridays 24 April – 12 June (10am-12pm), “All-Day” Saturday 30 May (10am-4pm)

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking we will refund your fee, with a deduction of £20 to pay for administration, if you let us know 21 days or more before the workshop takes place.  If you are not able to give us 21 days notice, we will not be able to give you a refund.

If you have questions about the classes please see our FAQs page.

If you have another query not answered on our site or would like to speak to someone about this programme before registering then please contact us.