Five-Day Specialist MBCT Training

When: 10 Jan 2020 – 14 Jan 2020
Where: Reykjavík, Iceland
Tutors: Taravajra and Bridgette O´Neill

This five-day training provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in teaching MBCT. It is an experiential exploration of the eight-week course for MBCT teachers, to help them support and develop skills and confidence in teaching. Offered in a residential retreat environment, the training will provide opportunities for combining learning and deepening practice.

The course will include:

  • exploration of MBCT curriculum themes and intentions.

  • teaching strategies of MBCT

  • theoretical underpinnings of MBCT

  • exploring the flow of teaching and learning through the curriculum

  • defining the overall structure of the curriculum

  • exercises and practices connected to lesson themes, including options and alternatives

  • deepening understanding of the particular characteristics of MBCT

  • group facilitation

  • developing inquiry skills integral to MBCT

  • exploring connections between personal practice, teaching and learning

Criteria for admission:

The course is open both to experienced mindfulness-based teachers – as an opportunity to refresh their personal and teaching practice – and to newer teachers who are in the earlier stages of developing MBCT teaching skills. It is particularly suitable for clinicians implementing MBCT in health care contexts and is relevant to those who want to develop greater clarity about how to attune to and respond to participant vulnerability during mindfulness-based teaching. 

All participants must have:

  • personal experience of an MBCT or MBSR eight-week course

  • an established personal mindfulness practice

  • ideally have participated in a mindfulness-based Teacher Training Retreat level 1 or equivalent(*)

  • professional background and/or equivalent knowledge and experience of the populations to whom the programme will be delivered


The trainers:

Our trainers are all members of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) training team. All have been extensively trained in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision. We use strict criteria when selecting teachers/trainers to work with us. The name of the specific trainer(s) for this event is at the top of this page. Just click on the trainer name to find out more about him/her.




What to bring/wear:

Some mats, cushions and blankets will be provided. However, the quantity of equipment will be limited so please bring your own equipment if possible.



Please arrive for 4:00pm on the first day, Friday 10th January, in time for dinner and orientation in the evening. The course ends at 2pm on the last day, Tuesday 14th January.

The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form (see the form to the right) and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.

  2. Upon offering you a place, we will then invoice you for the full amount.

  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.

  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

10.-14. JANUARY 2020


Contact us if you need any further information or

if you would like to register for the course

By filling out this form to register, I understand that my information will be shared with the Mindfulness Network. 


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