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Train to teach mindfulness

Sussex Mindfulness Centre has been offering mindfulness training since 2011. We have 47 members of staff trained in mindfulness, who are themselves connected to a large network of skilled local teachers and a thriving team of researchers producing cutting-edge research into mindfulness interventions. Sussex Mindfulness Centre is a member of the UK Network of Teacher Training Organisations which includes training programmes deemed to meet certain agreed national minimum standards.

The UK Mindfulness Centres collaboration training in delivering MBCT in IAPT

We are delighted to announce a fantastic training opportunity for staff in Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to train as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers. The training is being delivered at 4 sites across England from March 2018 up to the end of March 2019 by a collaboration of UK Mindfulness Centres. The teaching and supervision are funded by Health Education England and are provided free of charge to IAPT staff, who on successful completion of the training, will be able to deliver this NICE approved evidence-based therapeutic approach for people with recurrent depression within IAPT services.

This training is for High Intensity CBT therapists with at least one year’s post-qualification experience, working in IAPT Services. IAPT services are invited to apply to a training course in their assigned locality. IAPT services should work with interested staff to identify their preferred applicants for the training. Applications for this training are now closed. We do not have any information yet about future funding of this training.  For more information, contact:

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Training programme in adapted mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)

An ever growing number of people are drawing on mindfulness in their work and using adapted mindfulness based approaches that are not the standard eight week programmes, such as MBCT or MBSR.

This training course is for people who wish to train to deliver mindfulness based interventions that are not the eight week programme. It is intended for those who don't need to complete the extensive training required to deliver MBCT/MBSR but who wish to be equipped to use adapted mindfulness based approaches safely and effectively. 

This training is part-time and in 2018 lasts for 10 months from the beginning of the personal practice period on 15th Jan to the last teaching day on 19th Nov 2018. Applications for this year's training are closed but we hope to open applications for the 2019 training in the summer of 2018. The course handbook below gives a good idea of the curriculum and training requirements.  

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Fees for the 2018 Adapted MBI training year are £1,900. Applications are currently closed.  

Foundation training in mindfulness based approaches (MBCT/MBSR)

This course is designed for people wishing to teach the eight week MBCT/MBSR programmes. The training uses an apprenticeship approach with a strong emphasis on supervised group facilitation, resting on a firm foundation of theory, regular feedback on teaching practice and daily personal mindfulness practice. The training model we use has been described in greater detail in the following publication: Marx, R., Strauss, C., Williamson, C. (2014). Mindfulness apprenticeships: a new model of NHS-based MBCT teacher-training. Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-013-0254-2. Graduates of the training, who have taught two groups, are eligible to apply for the national listing of teachers. The 2018 training is part-time and lasts 10 months from 16th Feb to 12th Dec 2018. Applications for this year's training are closed but we hope to open applications for the 2019 training in the summer of 2018. The course handbook below gives a good idea of the curriculum and training requirements.  

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Fees for the 2018 Foundation training year are £5,500. Applications are currently closed. 

For further information about the training, please contact smc@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk or call Caroline Windley, Sussex Mindfulness Centre Administrator on 0300 304 2057.