Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is used within the NHS in the UK and accepted in other countries as an evidence based therapy for the treatment of recurring depression and anxiety. I am a qualified and Accredited Trainer and my credentials can be found under 'About me' on this website. Mindfulness may seem a simplistic practice but to practice it for therapeutic reasons requires professional training. A quick online course for £29 may seem attractive but it won't meet the necessary criteria for insurance purposes. Plus, there is a risk of harm if not used in the right context. This is why I am passionate about teaching MBCT properly.
I also offer training in Stress in the Workplace and Mindfulness (MBCT) in Education
HERE IS THE PATHWAY TO TRAINING UP TO TRAINER OF TRAINER LEVEL.
MBCT 6 WEEK COURSE
Group training: Classroom or *Live online learning 1:1 training: Classroom or *Live online learning
(*Studies prove that distance learning in mindfulness is a beneficial as attending a classroom course. Distance learning with us means that you will work 1:1 or with a group with an experienced mindfulness practitioner and trainer in a live setting. Read more below)
Entry requirements:The MBCT course is suitable for adults, professionals, church societies, clinicians, teachers etc. It is also suitable for anyone who has an interest in improving their own physical and mental well-being. There is a small proportion of people whom this course may not be suitable for and this is explained within the entry form that you can apply for through the Contact Us form above.
Time: (2hrs a week for 6 weeks plus pre-course and post-course work) Entry criteria: All adults over 18yrs* including educators, mental health professionals, church staff etc) Award: Certificate of Attendance [Certificate will indicate (Name) has attended the 6 week 16hr Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Programme.] A Practitioner Certificate will be awarded after completing the post course criteria as below.(*) Learning Objectives
To introduce mindfulness conceptually
To help recognise habitual, automatic routines that tend to perpetuate difficulties
To become familiar with the mind and respond to sensations, urges and thoughts in a different way
To develop reflection on the mindfulness practices through keeping a daily journal
To learn various formal and informal ways of practicing mindfulness
To provide an experiential taste of the practice
To understand the rationale behind the practice
To set out some of the evidence base
To explore the further potential of mindfulness
Learning Outcomes:(what you will be able to do)
become familiar with the workings of your mind.
explore ways of releasing yourself from those old habits and, if you choose, enter a different way of being.
Identify a different way of knowing yourself and the world.
be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals.
manage unpleasant or stressful emotions
include Mindfulness in your daily life
enhance concentration and executive function (planning, decision-making, and impulse control)
(*)Accredited post course criteria (optional but recommended and required if wishing to progress onto the Trainer part of the course. Some mindfulness training schools stipulate a year between completing the MBCT course and going on to become a trainer and some training schools have no minimum requirement. Our training school does not stipulate a time frame but instead assesses readiness through evidence of competence because some people already have the necessary competences.
Certification and Accreditation Breakdown Award: Certificate of Attendance 6 Week MBCT course 16hrs Post course criteria (see below) 84hrs Total 100hrs Practitioner Accreditation
Attend group or one to one meeting with trainer (1hr)
Submits CPD form recording evidence of reading and watching videos (21hrs)
MBCT TRAINER COURSE
Minimum criteria: If you are in any doubt, please contact us as your knowledge and experience in other areas may be to an adequate level. Thank you for your kind co-operation:
1.Has a Certificate as an Accredited MBCT Practitioner (min 100hrs) 2. Has particular in-depth personal experience of all the core meditation practices of this mindfulness-based programme. 3. Has a professional qualification in mental or physical health care, education or social care, or equivalent life experience, recognized by the EFT & Mindfulness Centre. 4. Has experience of teaching groups and/or individuals. [It may be possible to gain this knowledge and experience with the EFT & Mindfulness Centre.] 5. Has benefitted from, and can demonstrate continuous engagement in practicing formal and informal mindfulness techniques on a regular daily basis. This can be through submitting your Daily Mindfulness Journal or similar record of daily practice.
Once registered and accepted onto the course, you will be asked to adhere to the Mindfulness Teaching Guidelines. There are 2 options on the Trainer part of the course: Trainer to Adults (MBCT-A) OR Trainer to Children (MBCT-C). You can of course take both courses. Each course is broken into 4 x 2hr modules plus you will asked to video yourself delivering part of the course.
Expand your knowledge of the relevant underlying psychological processes, associated research and evidence-base practices required of a mindfulness-based teacher.
A deeper understanding of mindfulness
How to assess own competence
Understand how adults learn
How to prepare for a course
The theoretical underpinnings and evidence base of mindfulness
How to lead successful practice sessions
Practice giving and receiving feedback about teaching
Identify suitability of MBCT programme for particular population
Once certified, you will be able to teach the MBCT course to either adults or children. If you wish to train others to be trainers, you will need to apply for the MBCT Trainer of Trainers course. There will be a small fee for this.