Cognitive & Behavioural Foundations in MBCT
1 Day Workshop
The workshop focuses on the concepts and methods that are most relevant for teaching the cognitive-behavioural exercises in MBCT. Topics for presentation and discussion include the relationship between CBT and meditation practice in MBCT and the scientific background and CBT methods most relevant to skilful teaching of MBCT. Participants will apply this information by teaching the Thoughts and Feelings (Walking Down the Street) exercise and the Vicious Flower to each other in groups, in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere focused on skill development.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to complete this workshop if:
- You are currently on the OMF 12-month cohort training route
- You completed our Foundational Training in the fortnightly format
- You completed Modules 1&2 (Learning to Teach Mindfulness Practices and Exercises) with us in April 2020 or later
The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend our training events. Certificates are issued only after completion of the teacher training pathway, through a formal application process not linked to this event.
What will I do on this course?You will hear the latest research relating to MBCT and receive guidance on the importance of evaluating your mindfulness-based programmes
Learning OutcomesThis workshop offers you the opportunity to:
- Develop a deeper understanding of the foundations and intentions of the cognitive-behavioural elements of MBCT
- Refine skills for leading the cognitive-behavioural exercises in MBCT
About the Teacher
I’m a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness researcher, teacher, trainer, supervisor, and practitioner. Before moving to Oxford in 2019, I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where I conducted research on mindfulness and taught and supervised several mindfulness-based programmes in a doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Read more here