Workshops and Masterclasses

Online - Mindful Movement Workshop for Teachers

Online Course

23/10/2020 - 23/10/2020


From £100.00

Christina Surawy
Dh Taravajra

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.

Workshops and Masterclasses

Online - MBCT for OCD - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)

Online Course

24/10/2020 - 25/10/2020


From £180.00

Fabrizio Didonna

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.

Teacher Training Retreat Element

5 Night Silent Retreat - In-Person

Devon, UK

13/05/2022 - 18/05/2022
14:00 on start day to 14.00 on final day


From £670.00

Chris Cullen
Rebecca Crane

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Participating in an extended silent retreat is an invaluable way of deepening the personal practice of mindfulness meditation and is viewed as an indispensable step to becoming an instructor in mindfulness-based approaches including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This 5-day silent retreat is held in the tranquil rural setting of Sharpham House, in Devon. It represents an opportunity for practitioners with an established meditation practice to deepen their personal experience of mindfulness meditation and to explore its roots in the Buddhist tradition as a foundation for teaching others.
To participate, you need to have completed either an OMC 8 week introductory course or their equivalent elsewhere. This retreat meets the OMC Module 3 requirements as well as the annual retreat requirements set out in the U.K. Good Practice Guidelines.
Teacher Training Retreat Element

Online - Module 4 - One Day a Week Format - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)

Online Course

07/10/2020 - 18/11/2020
Weekly on a Wednesday for 7 weeks - OCT 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11 ,18


From £650.00

Marion Furr
Marie Johansson

This non-residential Module 4 involves further teaching on the theory underpinning MBCT, and its adaptations; and learning to teach all the MBCT course elements to small groups with more advanced teach-backs and; beginning to understand the structure and developmental progression of MBCT over 8 weeks and beyond. Learning is informed by greater embodiment developed in previous retreat(s) participants attended (Module 3).
Module 4 is the last component of Foundational Training to Teach MBCT in the block format. Completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 is required in advance of attending Module 4. In addition participants are required to have completed the OMC Foundational Workshops - Inquiry, Group Skills and Buddhist Psychology before joining the Module 4.
Workshops and Masterclasses

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World - 2-day Teacher Training - 09.00 - 17.00 (BST)

Online Course

20/10/2020 - 21/10/2020


From £190.00

Chris Cullen
Ruth Collins
Oli Bazin

The book Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams and Dan Penman outlines an eight-week 'self-help' adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy that is also highly suitable for teaching in non-clinical settings such as workplaces, with student groups and in public classes. Many mindfulness teachers are finding this to be a well-tuned and useful course for such contexts as it can be delivered in 60-90 minute classes and asks less of participants in terms of 'formal' home practice than MBCT / MBSR. This two-day workshop will explore in detail what needs to be taken into consideration when delivering this course in non-clinical settings. Training will be provided in the distinctive pedagogies of this course and full curriculum materials and handouts for teaching the course will be provided to participants; they are not available by other means.
This masterclass is for trained mindfulness teachers.
Teacher Training

Online - Teacher Training Programme - Module 1 & 2 - 09.00 - 17.00 GMT

Online Course

10/02/2021 - 24/03/2021
Every Wednesday for 7 weeks


From £795.00

Marie Johansson
Merran Barber

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