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Teacher Training – 12 Month Programme

with Claire Kelly, and Alison Yiangou
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Location Online
Date 15/01/2022 - 10/12/2022
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm GMT

Description

Description

The aim of this online training programme is to provide 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 the OMC’s 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 in a non-clinical setting.  Once you have completed this programme you will have completed training to teach two MBCT curricula

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

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

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. 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 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 note that places may be offered in advance of the application deadline as applications are received and reviewed. We may also choose to delay making final decision  on application until the deadline. Early applications are encouraged.

Please note that the OMC Mindfulness programmes are intended for adults over 18 years of age and are not suitable for younger populations.

The OMC 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?

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

Claire Kelly

I am a teacher of MBCT and MBSR, having trained at the University of Oxford and Bangor respectively. I have taught mindfulness to adults in a range of settings, including the NHS, Multi-Academy Trusts, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, to clinical and educational psychologists, in universities (University College, Kings, London, University of East Anglia), and on public courses. Read More Here...

Alison Yiangou

I have a background in Psychology and over 40 years of experience working internationally with meditation and mindful awareness in non-clinical settings. I have a particular interest in broadening access to MBCT – in different cultural settings and populations – and in the potential of MBCT to promote flourishing and wellbeing.

Teacher Training – 12 Month Programme

Standard Rate

£3975
Applications closing: 01/11/2021