OMC Branch
Training

Our branch trainings enable trained teachers of MBCT and MBSR to train to teach Mindfulness for Life. These trainings have been designed considering the existing skills and competencies of MBCT and MBSR teachers and focuses exclusively on those elements of the Mindfulness for Life curriculum that are new or distinct and that require teachers to gain additional knowledge or skills.

Mindfulness for Life is a development of MBCT for the general population. It includes 8 weekly sessions, home practice, and an all-day session and teaches skills both for working with painful and difficult experience and for increasing wellbeing and flourishing.

These teacher trainings include theoretical and empirical foundations for Mindfulness for Life, the structure and sequence of the curriculum, and learning to teach key practices and exercises, including cognitive-behavioural exercises, appreciation and befriending practices, and a sitting with difficulty practice. We also include discussion of how breathing spaces are used and how inquiry is conducted in Mindfulness for Life.

We assume that all participants are experienced teachers of the practices that are present in both Mindfulness for Life and in the curriculum they have already trained.

Branch Trainings
at a Glance

Branch from MBCT to Mindfulness for Life

Duration

2 days

Who is it for?

Trained teachers of MBCT who would like to learn to teach the Mindfulness for Life Curriculum

Entry Criteria

Have completed an 8-week mindfulness course as a participant, led by a teacher in-person or live online.

Are a trained teacher of MBCT, or are enrolled on an MBCT mindfulness teacher training pathway of at least 12 months, and have completed at least 7 days of MBCT teaching skills training as part of this pathway.

Competency Assessment included?

No

Certification

A transcript of attendance will be provided

Branch from MBSR to Mindfulness for Life

Duration

5 days

Who is it for?

Trained teachers of MBSR who would like to learn to teach the Mindfulness for Life Curriculum

Entry Criteria

Have completed an 8-week mindfulness course as a participant, led by a teacher in-person or live online.

Have completed an MBSR teacher training pathway of at least 12 months

Have taught at least 2 MBSR courses

Competency Assessment included?

No

Certification

A transcript of attendance will be provided

Learning outcomes

Both branch trainings offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the background and rationale for the Mindfulness for Life curriculum
  • Understand the structure and sequence of this curriculum
  • Practice teaching key practices and exercises that are part of this curriculum