The intention of this residential MBCT teacher training retreat, held in the peaceful setting of the Sanner Hotel, Hadeland, is to offer participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), through direct experience of the 8-session programme, and through opportunities to practise teaching elements of MBCT to one another with supervision from the instructors. MBCT combines mindfulness meditation practice with ideas from cognitive therapy in an innovative and effective relapse prevention treatment for recurrent depression. Consequently, it is now recommended in Health Service treatment guidelines, for example in Denmark and the UK. Recent pilot studies suggest that MBCT can also be helpful to patients with a wider range of problems, both emotional and physical.
The retreat will be facilitated by highly experienced practitioners of MBCT, based in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and in Copenhagen, and offers an opportunity to explore the approach in depth.