Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Training in Taiwan: Cultivating a Garden 正念認知療法培訓在台灣：培育一處花園
'The work in Taiwan has been like gardening ... from the early work in 2012 laying foundations ... to seeding ... to tending the emerging garden.' MBCT teacher training in Taiwan by Professors Willem Kuyken and Yen-Hui Lee.
How can we best make mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) accessible, so its transformative potential is available to those who might benefit? The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is committed to training the next generation of teachers and trainers. We have a 5-10 year aspiration to develop high quality MBCT trainers across the world who can train the next generation of MBCT teachers. Rather than the Oxford Mindfulness Centre offering our Training Pathway internationally, what we’re doing instead is establishing and supporting the development of high quality training centres that, in time, can function independently and offer their own training.
如何讓正念認知療法（MBCT）廣為大眾可用，讓此療法具備的轉化潛能，能夠裨益眾生? 為此牛津正念中心致力於培養下一代教師和培訓師。我們有個5-10年的目標，希望在全球培訓高品質的MBCT培訓師，以能持續訓練下一代MBCT教師（超鏈接到我們的培訓網頁 https://oxfordmindfulness.org/about-us/training/。而我們要做的並不是牛津大學正念中心在國際上提供我們自己的培訓，而是要建立並支持在地的高品質培訓中心的發展，日後可以獨立運作並提供自己的培訓。
The work in Taiwan started with Professor Mark Williams offering a 6-day MBCT seed training in 2012. In the years that followed Dr. Melanie Fennell and Marie Johansson offered further foundational training. Through this process a significant group of MBCT teachers and apprentice trainers have developed. There is now mindfulness teaching in education, physical and mental health care settings, prisons, end of life care, and workplaces across Taiwan. We are pleased to have signed a 4 year partnership agreement with Professor Yen-Hui Lee and the Mindfulness-based Helping Association. After attending the 2018 2nd MBHP International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, there was a signing ceremony to mark our partnership. Honouring all the MBCT work in Taiwan, OMC Director Professor Willem Kuyken used the metaphor of cultivating a garden.
台灣的工作始於馬克威廉斯教授（ Mark Williams），在2012年提供了為期6天的正念認知療法(MBCT)種子教師專訓。然後梅蘭妮·芬奈 (Melanie Fennel) 博士 和瑪莉·強森（ Marie Johansson/）在之後的幾年中，提供了進一步的基礎培訓。之後，一大群正念認知療法(MBCT)教師和學徒培訓師已經成形。現在在台灣，正念認知療法的運用，無論是在教育、身心健康照護設施、監獄、臨終關懷與工作場域，都在進行。我們很高興與李燕蕙教授和正念助人學會簽署了4年的合作協議。時間是在2018年第二屆正念助人專業(MBHP)國際研討會（https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNbLKvSUVek&t=9s）後，在台灣舉行了簽約儀式，確立我們的夥伴關係。牛津大學正念中心(OMC)主任威廉·凱肯 (Willem Kuyken) 教授使用了培育花園的比喻，來向所有在台灣的正念認知療法(MBCT)工作成果致敬意。
“The work in Taiwan has been like gardening. From the early work laying foundations, seeding and tending the emerging garden, we have together created a garden that blossoms, retreats and continues to evolve. It has plants approaching maturity, that can survive changes in the weather, even some neglect, but together as a collective are a beautiful and established garden. Both Oxford, in its many Colleges, and Taiwan have a long history of creating beautiful gardens, and that is what we have done here together and, I hope, what we will continue to do.”
Yen-Hui and Willem went on to offer a six day MBCT training, comprising:
We had the privilege of seeing approximately 170 people participating in the training. If 150 of these go on to teach MBCT, they will make MBCT and its transformative potential available to hundreds of thousands of people. The training involved many MBCT apprentice trainers at various stages of their journey, but who together are the future of MBCT training in Taiwan.
Quote from Yen-Hui
From Oxford to Taiwan, from schools and hospitals to prisons, although we have developed many different type of mindfulness courses, it is the compassion and wisdom in people’s hearts that irrigates this rich and diverse garden. The partnership agreement of Mindfulness-Based Helping Association (MBHA) and Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) is not only established between two institutes, but also between two groups of mindful learners, willing to nourish the global society with love. Together we break the barrier of languages, cultures, races, politics, and social roles and create more MBCT nursery gardens. We look forward to the furthering of the relationship to pave the way for a flourishing of mindfulness practice in Taiwan and Chinese cultural areas.