Train to Teach
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre aims to tackle the shortage of trained teachers by fostering a community of practitioners with the expertise to deliver high quality MBCT which complies with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers Good Practice Guidelines.
How do I become a Mindfulness Teacher?
Courses offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre:
- 2 year Master of Studies in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Degree course (through the University of Oxford Continuing Education Department)
- Foundations Course in Teaching MBCT and MBCP (Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting)
Teaching MBCT must be grounded in your own practice.
Please see the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers Good Practice Guidelines for further details about what you need to do to train to teach if you are putting together your own training package. The following flowchart outlines the steps you need to take [Training Pathway PDF]. In line with this pathway, the OMC has 8 week MBCT courses and masterclasses.
www.octc.co.uk offer introductory days, 5-day experiential courses (equivalent to an 8-week course), and teacher training retreats. 5 day experiential course are another way of experiencing the 8 week MBCT programme in a different format. This programme is primarily aimed at health and social care professionals who ideally have some experience of CBT.
If you live too far away from Oxford to attend a public course at the OMC you may be able to find a suitable course near you if you go to www.bemindfulonline.com. Bangor, Exeter and Aberdeen also offer training to teach Mindfulness Based Interventions.
If you are a mindfulness teacher and would like to speak to us about supervision or consultancy, please contact us here.
MBCT Teacher Training Enquiry
If you have queries about training to teach, please see our FAQs page.