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Group Skills for MBCT

1 Day Workshop

with Christina Surawy, and Merran Barber
Location Online
Date 29/09/2022
Time 09:00 - 17:00 BST


For many participants in MBCT, being part of a group is important to their learning. This one-day workshop develops knowledge and skills for facilitating MBCT groups. We will consider how to create a safe and supportive learning environment, work with common group development processes, use the group to draw out universal learning themes, and cultivate an effective leadership style. We will also consider difficulties and challenges that can arise in MBCT groups. The atmosphere is warm and supportive to encourage exploration and skill development.

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.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to complete this workshop if you are currently on the OMF 12-month cohort training route.

This training is part of a mindfulness teacher training programme. Please do not sign up for this training if your only experience with MBCT is as a course participant, as your application will not be approved, and you may be charged an administration fee when we refund your payment.


What will I do on this course?

You will participate in discussions and practical exercises to further develop your skills and understanding of the role of groups and group process in mindfulness-based programmes

    Learning Outcomes

    This workshop offers you the opportunity to:
    • Consider how a skilfully facilitated MBCT group contributes to participants’ learning
    • Understand Domain 6 – Holding the Group Learning Environment – of the MBI:TAC (Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching Assessment Criteria), including its Key Features and how they relate to skilful teaching of MBCT
    • Recognise and work with challenging situations that can arise in MBCT groups

    About the Teachers

    Christina Surawy

    I develop and offer MBCT training across the UK and abroad which includes training retreats and workshops. I also enjoy supervising a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds. I teach on MBCT courses for the general public once or twice per year.

    Merran Barber

    I am an experienced OMF mindfulness teacher and a Chartered & HCPC registered Occupational Health Physiotherapist. For many years I have had a special interest in the connection between physical and mental health, and the transformative potential of mindfulness in promoting health, well-being and flourishing. I completed my MBCT training with OMF in 2014 and have subsequently been teaching mindfulness courses for the general public and within organisations.

    Group Skills for MBCT

    Standard Rate

    Applications closing: 09/09/2022
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