Foundational Training in teaching MBCT – Module 1 and 2 Residential (Portugal)

Course details

How long is the course?

7 days

When is the course?

Sunday 26th April - Saturday 2nd May 2020

Who is the course for?

Preparing practitioners to teach MBCT

Where is the course?


How many people on the course?


How much does the course cost?

Teaching Fee: 1660.50 euros, Accomodation & Meals*: 273 euros**

Course Leaders

Marion Furr

Foundational Training Modules 1 & 2  – Portugal

26th April 2020 – 2nd May 2020

The intention of this 7-day training is to provide participants with an opportunity to directly experience the 8-session programme of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), learn about the theoretical underpinnings, and practice teaching. Participants should have first met all the prerequisites for training to be a teacher.
You will experience the 8-session programme of MBCT, and have the opportunity to practise teaching elements of the programme to one another in pairs, with feedback from the trainers and each other. Participants are expected to have some prior knowledge and experience of mindfulness and of cognitive therapy, and to have a serious interest in bringing MBCT into their lives and work.
The training is an introduction to teaching MBCT, covering Modules 1 and 2 of the training pathway. Attendance will not necessarily mean that you can now teach MBCT, but is an integral part of the pathway to developing competency and ethical practice as described by the Good Practice Guidelines for teachers.

This training event is offered by our partner – please click here for more information and to book.


Marion Furr is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist from London University and Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor who trained with both Bangor and Oxford Universities. From 2011 – 2016, as Chair of the UK Department of Health (DH) staff well-being programme she personally introduced Mindfulness to over 3,000 civil servants at the DH and across the UK Civil Service as a whole.  

Since moving to Portugal in 2016, Marion continues in her role as a Trustee and Associate for the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and as an adviser to the Mindfulness Initiative – an advocacy project, aimed at increasing awareness of how mindfulness can benefit society. Marion is OMC´s representative in Portugal. Working closely with Ser Integral she brings professional MBCT training to Portuguese and International mindfulness teachers, delivering Mindfulness Programmes, Mindfulness Teacher Training Programmes and Supervision. 

Additionally, from her home in the Algarve, she runs annual Mindfulness Teacher Retreats and monthly support groups for Mindfulness Teachers and Supervisors to maintain integrity in Teaching and Training. In 2019, she commenced a PhD at UALG with a research focus on Mindfulness. Marion is governed by and conforms to the standards set by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She is registered with ACCESS MBCT and conforms to the UK Guidelines for Mindfulness Based Teachers and Supervisors.

* Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as 24hr bar where you can have coffee, tea and biscuits

**This value is paid directly to the center on the first day of the training.