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Teacher Training Module 4 – Weekly

7 weeks

with Christina Surawy, and Debbie Clarke
Location Online
Date 13/01/2022 - 24/02/2022
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm GMT



This module is the final module in the OMC Modular Format Teaching Training Pathway.  (Please note this format has been replaced by the 12 Month Programme and is no longer available for new entrants).

This module is intended to prepare participants to start to teach under supervision and work towards their Trained Teacher certification.  If you are on the OMC modular training route, you are required to complete this training after Modules 1, 2, and 3 and all required workshops, including:

  • Group Skills
  • Origins of Mindfulness
  • Ethics, Orientation & Assessment
  • Research & Evaluation

 If you completed Module 1&2 prior to 2020 please contact us for advice as you may also need to complete the workshop on Cognitive and Behavioural Foundations of MBCT.

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?

In Module 4, trainees teach a full 8-week MBCT curriculum to each other in a group, with feedback from each other and the trainers. Each trainee is assigned practices, inquiries, exercises, and other elements of the curriculum to guide or lead. This experience builds on the basic skills developed earlier in the training programme, the increased embodiment developed during the retreat, and your continued personal study and practice of the training material. This training also cultivates a deeper understanding of the structure and sequence of the curriculum, including intentions for each session and for the practices and exercises.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this training, participants are expected to be able to
    • Lead practices and exercises consistently with their intentions and steps and in an embodied way.
    • Understand the structure and organization of each session and the curriculum as a whole
    • Reflect on their teaching strengths and learning needs in terms of the MBI:TAC
    • Teach at the advanced beginner level as defined by the MBI:TAC, based on informal assessment

    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.

    Debbie Clarke

    I have a range of roles as a clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher, supervisor, and trainer; and at home as a Carer. Although my identity as a psychologist has developed over the last thirty years, I feel that ‘mindfulness teacher’ allows for a fuller answer to the question ‘who I am’. I am a Consultant Clinical psychologist working in community adult mental health settings. As well as providing clinical work through direct therapy and supervision, I also contribute to the management of the service across the county. My role now includes providing and developing MBCT services for our local NHS Trust across the whole Psychological Therapies Pathway.

    Teacher Training Module 4 – Weekly

    Standard Rate

    Applications closing: 13/12/2021