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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. The service application form and trainee application form(s) with Equality Monitoring form(s) should all be electronically submitted together to the geographically relevant training centre by December 11th. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed (usually by Zoom or Skype) between December 11th 2017 – 31st January 2018. 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.

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Fees for the Adapted MBI training year are £1,900 and the deadline for applications is 17th November 2017.

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.

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Fees for the Foundation training year are £5,500 and the deadline for applications has been extended to 17th November 2017.

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