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Teacher Training Module 4

1 day a week for 7 weeks

with Christina Surawy, and Merran Barber
Location Online
Date 08/02/2023 - 29/03/2023
Time 09:00 - 17:00 GMT



This module is the final module in our 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  (Please note this format has been replaced by the 12 Month Programme and is no longer available for new entrants).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 our 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 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?

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.

    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.

    Teacher Training Module 4

    Standard Rate

    Applications closing: 25/01/2023
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