Foundational Training in teaching MBCT

Foundational training details

How long is the course?

Between 22.5 - 24.5 days over one academic year (TBC)

Who is the course for?

People who meet the prerequisites and are interested in learning to teach MBCT

Where and when is the course?

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road London N7 6PA

How many people on the course?

Up to 48

How much does the course cost?


Course Leader

Ruth Baer

Available foundational trainings:

Times, dates and location to be confirmed -

Express Interest

We are now accepting ‘Expressions of Interest’ for this course whilst we finalise practical details. 

Is the course for me?

The aim of the course is to develop the personal practice, knowledge, and skills necessary to begin to teach MBCT. The course is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisites of the Training Pathway and who are able and willing to work towards the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations Good Practice Guidelines. The training is suitable for both clinicians and for those aiming to teach in a non-clinical setting.

What will I learn?

The training course is a unique and high-quality program that brings together the OMC’s expertise in research, training, and innovation. It integrates deepening of personal mindfulness practice with the development of teaching skills and training in theory research, and professional competencies.

The course consists of 2 half days, 16 whole days, and a 4-night residential mindfulness retreat (dates TBC) held across an academic year, typically from September through June or October through July. Elements of the course include:

  • An experiential MBCT course: Experienced trainers will guide you through the 8 sessions of an MBCT course to develop a shared understanding of mindfulness meditation as taught in MBCT and to deepen and strengthen personal practice
  • Teaching practice with peers – first in pairs, then in groups
  • Expert-led teaching days and workshops on core topics such as inquiry, group skills, Buddhist psychology, the evidence base, and ethics
  • A 4-night residential mindfulness retreat intended to deepen experiential understanding of mindfulness through guided intensive practice and support Regular meetings with a mentor
  • A formative assessment of competency using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) to provide individual feedback on teaching strengths and areas for skill development

To complete the Teacher Training you will need to:

  • attend a minimum of 80% of the course and all of the Teacher Training Workshops
  • commit to continuing a daily formal and informal mindfulness meditation practice
  • complete a daily reflective journal of your experiences of personal mindfulness practice

How do I apply for Teacher Training?

Complete the application form by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

Please read our Terms and Conditions, including cancellation policy.