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Teacher Training – 12 Month Programme

with Merran Barber, and Jo Cromarty
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Location Online
Date 14/10/2022 - 29/09/2023
Time 09:00 - 17:00 BST

Description

Description

The aim of this online training programme provides a solid platform for developing your teaching. The course is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisites for the course and are willing to work within our Ethical Guidelines for MBCT Teachers.

This training also would enable you to register with the international register – ACCESSMBCT

The training is suitable for both clinicians and for those aiming to teach adults in a non-clinical setting.  Once you have completed this programme you will have completed training to teach three MBCT curricula

Professionals working in a clinical setting will be trained to teach adults Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT-D) and  Introducing Mindfulness.

Those not working in a clinical setting will be trained to teach adults Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L) and Finding Peace in a Frantic World and Introducing Mindfulness.

Where we have, or expect to have, more applications than spaces, applications will be prioritised from those who have access to a population and setting where they are actively involved and will be able to introduce MBCT. Specifically we will prioritise applications where there is the potential to engage with marginalised or underrepresented communities and where we might be able to support the implementation of MBCT into non-English speaking communities through training bi-lingual teachers.

Who is it for:

  • Applicants must be willing to commit to continuing professional development and adherence to professional ethical standards after training.
  • This training is open to people who would like to learn to teach MBCT curricula.  It is suitable for those intending to teach mindfulness to adults in general population contexts, workplaces, and educational settings, and for healthcare and mental health professionals planning to teach adults in clinical settings.
  • Applications are especially welcome from those who have access to a population and setting where they are already actively involved and will be able to introduce MBCT.
  • We are also interested in applications showing potential to engage with marginalised or underrepresented communities and where we might be able to support the implementation of MBCT into non-English speaking communities through training bi-lingual teachers.

Please check that you can attend all the dates scheduled for the training you are applying for. These are listed below.  If you know that you cannot attend any of the dates, please do not apply for this training. You will be asked to confirm this on your application form.

Attending 100% of the training days.

  • This is a professional training and each training day is fundamental to the development of your knowledge, skill and practice.
  • Each day provides unique training and the skills, competencies and theoretical knowledge build on each other
  • Non-attendance at any of the training days may result in you not being eligible to receive your Confirmation of Attendance of Training from the OMF, or to be eligible to later apply for the OMF Trained Teacher Certificate
  • If you are unable to attend a training day due to unforeseen exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, emergencies), then you must contact your trainers immediately to notify

Training Dates

14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 02/12/2022, 11/12/2022, 10/02/2022, 17/02/2023,

13/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 17/03/2023, (Retreat Days Monday – Friday)

28/04/2023, 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023. 30/06/2023, 07/07/2023, 14/07/2023, 21/07/2023, 28/07/2023, 08/09/2023, 15/09/2023, 22/09/2023, 29/09/2023

The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend 100% of the training events. Trained Teacher Certificates are issued only after 100% completion of the teacher training pathway- including teaching two full courses under supervision- and by applying through a formal application process not linked to this event.

Please note that OMF Mindfulness programmes are intended for adults over 18 years of age and are not suitable for younger populations. Do not apply if you intend to teach to children.

 

Closing date for applications is: 26/06/2022

Assessments completed by: 24/07/22

Applicants notified by: 05/08/22

What will I do on this course?

During the course of this 12 month programme you will:
  • Experience, and then practise delivering key elements of the programme in small and larger groups with feedback from each other and the trainers.
  • Learn and practice the skills required to work with groups in mindfulness programmes, and conduct appropriate inquiry sessions.
  • Understand the origins of mindfulness; deepen personal practice through an extended retreat experience and explore how this informs your teaching.
  • Contribute to your own and other participants’ development by observing and providing feedback in a structured and helpful way.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the 12-month cohort programme, trainees are expected to be able to:
  • Understand the MBCT-L curriculum, including its intentions and the rationales for its elements
  • Lead all elements of the curriculum in an embodied way
  • Conduct inquiry and manage group processes
  • Understand theoretical, empirical, and ethical foundations of MBCT
  • Understand the intentions, structure, and practices in the MBCT for Depression curriculum or the Finding Peace curriculum, or both
  • Reflect on teaching strengths and learning needs within the MBI:TAC framework

About the Teachers

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.

Jo Cromarty

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Teacher Training – 12 Month Programme

Standard Rate

£4260
Applications closing: 26/06/2022
  • English
  • Español