MBCT courses – 8 weekly format

Course details

How often do we meet?

Weekly for eight weeks with an additional weekend day on most courses

Who is the course for?

General public (over 18yrs)

Where is the course?

Various locations

How many people on each course?

Participant numbers vary from course to course - see individual registration pages for details

How much does the course cost?

See individual course registration pages

Available courses:

MBCT-L - Oxford - Thursdays - 1800-2000 - January 2020: 9th, 16, 23, 30 February: 6, 13, 20, 23 (Sunday), 27

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MBCT-L - Oxford - Wednesdays - 1800-2000 - January 2020: 15, 22, 29, February: 5, 12, 19, 26, 29 (Saturday) March: 4

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MBCT-L - Oxford - Fridays - 1000-1200 - January 2020: 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb: 7, 14, 16 (Sun), 21, 28

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MBCT-L - London - Sundays - 10:30-12:30 - - February 2020: 9th (13:00 finish), 16, 23 March 2020: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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Course details

We offer MBCT for Life and Finding Peace in a Frantic World courses provided both by the OMC directly and in partnership with our associates.

Fees vary depending on location – please see individual course registration pages for full payment details.

What is learned in MBCT-L:

  • Mindfulness starts when we recognize the tendency to be on automatic pilot, which can rob us of our potential for living life more fully. We begin to practice stepping out of automatic pilot by bringing mindfulness to aspects of everyday present-moment experience that we might normally overlook.
  • With greater awareness, we begin to notice how often we are lost in our thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness of the body and breathing helps us learn to recognize our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and impulses, gather the scattered mind, and return with appreciation to the here and now.
  • We learn that when our attention is caught up in the past or the future, we can get trapped in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Mindfulness helps us recognize these automatic reactions, understand them as normal human experiences, and bring kindness and compassion to them.
  • As we cultivate attitudes of interest and friendliness toward all of our experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, we learn skills for keeping our balance through life’s ups and downs, responding skilfully when difficulties arise, engaging with what is most important to us, and opening up to moments of joy, contentment, and gratitude. We learn to flourish.

Teacher details

Our MBCT course teachers are fully trained and hold the OMC ‘Certificate of Competence to teach MBCT’. They are listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Training Organisations website, which means they have been able to demonstrate (via an assessment process) that they meet the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, i.e. they are suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for their teaching.

Marie Johansson, the MBCT course lead, says: “I feel incredibly fortunate to continue to be involved in delivering a programme that makes such a difference in people’s lives”.

“The teachers were kind and gentle, very knowledgeable and had a sense of humour.”

Further information

Is this the right course or the right time for me to attend? Attendance on MBCT courses Please read this information carefully.

Suitability to attend: The OMC will use the information collected on your online application form to assess your suitability to attend the course you have applied for. It will be held securely, in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, and will not be passed on to any third party without your consent. Following the submission of the application form, the Course Lead may contact you, using the personal data you provide, to discuss if the programme is right for you at this time. If you mutually decide that it is not, we will return your payment in full.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L) – MBCT-L Course Info: Please read this leaflet for further general MBCT-L information and, if you have booked onto one of the courses, prior to attendance.

Please read the terms and conditions prior to booking: OMC Terms and Conditions