Online - Mindful Movement Workshop for Teachers
23/10/2020 - 23/10/2020
This workshop will prepare mindfulness teachers to lead mindful movement and breath awareness in MBCT and MBSR programmes. This is an experiential and interactive workshop for practitioners and facilitators of mindfulness and mindful movement. Enquiry and open receptivity are at the heart of this exploratory day. We will examine: How we as practitioners continue to develop compassionate embodied practice and awareness of the dialogue between mind and body through movement and breath; How we as facilitators cultivate and nurture a permissive and responsive atmosphere of movement enquiry that promotes self agency and connection. An underpinning of relevant neurobiology will be included to support our understanding of the interconnection of movement, breath and the nervous system to help shed light on how and why this practice works. In addition to developing a theoretical appreciation of how to guide participants safely towards movement and breath awareness; this workshop will allow for spacious personal enquiry and opportunity for personal and collective reflection on the skills required for teaching and modelling movement practice through embodied presence.
You are eligible for this training day if: you are actively working on the OMC's MBCT teacher training pathway and have completed any of the modules, for example: an MBCT course as a participant, a silent retreat, or training days devoted to practice teaching in pairs or groups; Or if you are a mindfulness teacher who is already teaching mindfulness-based interventions and you wish to increase your knowledge of these topics.
Online - MBCT for OCD - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)
24/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
This workshop will prepare trained mindfulness teachers (MBCT and MBSR) to lead mindful movement and breath awareness in MBCT and MBSR programmes. The program includes: 1. OCD phenomenology, clinical features, and aetiology; 2. Rationale and cultural and scientific basis of MBCT for OCD; 3. Basic tenets and key features of MBCT for OCD; 4. Session format and structure of MBCT for OCD; 5. Video examples of MBCT for OCD in group or individual settings; and 6. Exercises with participants. The curriculum integrates didactic, experiential and small group learning and includes static meditations as well as dynamic meditations (e.g. yoga/mindful movements, mindful walking, etc.). The content and curriculum of each MBCT for OCD class session is explored, using videos of real MBCT for OCD groups, and descriptions of session themes, curricula, and samples of client handouts and practice transcripts.
The workshop is open to trained mindfulness teachers (MBCT or MBSR) work (or wish to work) with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and in particular mental health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, clinical social workers, and licensed mental health counsellors.
5 Night Silent Retreat - In-Person
13/05/2022 - 18/05/2022
14:00 on start day to 14.00 on final day
Online - Module 4 - One Day a Week Format - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)
07/10/2020 - 18/11/2020
Weekly on a Wednesday for 7 weeks - OCT 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11 ,18
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World - 2-day Teacher Training - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)
20/10/2020 - 21/10/2020
Online - Teacher Training Programme - Module 1 & 2 - 09.00 - 17.00 GMT
10/02/2021 - 24/03/2021
Every Wednesday for 7 weeks
This training course is designed for people who wish to become teachers of MBCT. This is Module 1&2 of 4 modules required to complete the teacher training. Module 1&2 integrates deepening of mindfulness practice with the development of teaching skills and training in theory, research, and professional competencies. Module 1&2 is suitable for those who plan to teach mindfulness to the general population, participants will be trained to teach MBCT-L (Mindfulness for Life). For clinicians who want to teach MBCT in a clinical context this training is suitable however an additional 2 days of training after completion of Module 4 is required. Applicants must have completed the pre-requisites for the course and be willing to work towards Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers put forward by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).
To join this Module 1&2 participants must have:
A regular personal mindfulness practice
Taken part in a structured 8-week MBCT programme
Have knowledge and experience of the group or population to whom you would like to teach MBCT
Have skills for working with individuals and facilitating groups