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Inquiry Skills in MBCT

1 Day Workshop

with Christina Surawy, and Merran Barber
Location Online
Date 28/09/2022
Time 09:00 - 17:00 BST


The inquiry process in MBCT is very important to participants’ learning, but many teachers find inquiry skills the most difficult to learn. This workshop is intended to demystify the inquiry process. We will consider the purposes of inquiry, the importance of the teacher’s embodiment of mindfulness, conceptual underpinnings, and practical inquiry skills. We will also consider challenging situations that can arise during inquiry and ways of responding to them. The atmosphere of this workshop is warm and supportive to encourage exploration and skill development.

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

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 participate in discussions and practical exercises to further develop your skills and understanding of the role of inquiry mindfulness-based programmes:

    Learning Outcomes

    This workshop offers you the opportunity to:
    • Reflect on the purposes of inquiry in MBCT
    • Appreciate the importance of listening deeply and working with whatever emerges
    • Understand the MBI:TAC perspective on skilful inquiry
    • Consider how knowledge of MBCT’s conceptual underpinnings can help to guide inquiry
    • Explore how the focus of enquiry shifts from session to session
    • Understand horizontal and vertical enquiry and the layers of inquiry
    • Practice using these skills and understandings to conduct inquiry

    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.

    Inquiry Skills in MBCT

    Standard Rate

    Applications closing: 09/09/2022
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