MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1

Price: £1199,- (If paid by Employer: £1399,-) (Deposit £400)

Maximum number of students: 12

teacher student ration 1:6

Booking Email: monty@minding.life

Inquiry Email: stressminus@yahoo.com

Next Date:

  • 24th June 2019 Intro Evening – 28th July (end of Live Training sessions).

Future Dates:

  • 2nd September 2019 Intro Evening – 12th/13th October (end of Live Training sessions).

Additional Information:

You will receive a Certificate: Teacher in Training at the end of TD1.

Introduction Evening online May 24th, 2019 (6:00 pm to 8.00 pm).

Live Presentation and Supervision online June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th,7th and second round July 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th (from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm).

Live Training in London (SE) Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July (10.30 am – 6.00 pm). 

Our centre is a beautiful private residence in SE London, close to public transport (busses, trains and overground), with free parking, a garden and private woodland. Tibbs the cat is one of our residents, but is not often seen. Should you need any further information, please let us know.

All participants will need to attend one June and one July date and practise meditation and Inquiry with cohorts at least twice a week. There will be time for Q and A during your interview and on the Introduction Evening, which is compulsory. The Journal and study of the Manual prior to the Live Training is also compulsory.

Course Outline

A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr. Collard and assisted by highly experienced movement  and mindfulness teacher Helen Stephenson MA).

This non-residential* training workshop (on line and at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23) will facilitate the deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. The main focus will be on developing sound teaching skills in MBCT meditation and skills in inquiry and dialogue. The course is self-directed in parts but also includes a number of interactive and experiential elements. You will be required to demonstrate teaching skills in small groups and discuss your experiences with one another, as well as actively doing meditation homework and demonstrations.

1 room and 1 couch may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for room per night or £30 for couch per night.

Participants must also submit a journal (2000 words), at the start of the course, containing:

  1. A summary of your regular practice (including difficulties that came up and how you dealt with them).
  2. Retreat experiences; dates and nature of each retreat.
  3. Insights gained through reading the two main textbooks (‘MBCT for Dummies’ by Dr Patrizia Collard and ‘MBCT for Depression’, 2nd edition, by Williams, Teasdale and Segal).
  4. Insights gained when teaching the main practices to cohorts/friends.

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com for more information or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT Teacher Development 1).

Other Information: The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards (see UK Network for mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations). It consists of a minimum of 30 hours of direct teaching and supervision, includes triad practice on line and requires reading the course hand-out prior to attending the live training in London. We only train a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1). The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).

NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard or Helen Stephenson (MA) in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:

  • Have attended an eight-week course in MBCT/MBSR.
  • Have professional training and experience in the context of which they plan to teach/integrate mindfulness.
  • Have a real commitment to engage in this style of learning (non-fixing, letting things evolve, suspending habitual ways of thinking, engaging into a process of ‘being’ and ‘unfolding’, working from the heart and with compassion).
  • Have experience of daily mindfulness practice over at least six months and sufficient depth of personal experience of mindfulness practice to begin the development of competency in teaching. (Having practised with cohorts or friends the various aspects of teaching required for delivering the eight-week course).
  • Have in-depth personal experience of the main practices taught in mindfulness-based approaches (Body Scan, sitting practice with Breath, with Breath and Body, with Sounds and Thoughts, with Difficulties, Mindful Walking,  the Breathing Space and Mindful Movement practice.)
  • Have attended at least one five day mindfulness retreat and/or a few one-day or two-day retreats where mindfulness or insight meditation were experienced.
  • Have studied ‘MBCT for Dummies’ and ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression’ in depth.

Booking Email: monty@minding.life

Inquiry Email: stressminus@yahoo.com