Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy : Teacher Development – Part 2


Fee if paying via your institution: £880

Pay a deposit of £180.00 per item


Dates: 28.06.2017 – 02.07.2017
9.30am – 6.30pm
CPD Value: 30 hours
Honor Oak Park, SE23
(11mins from London Bridge by train)
Accommodation available at the same venue for 1-3 rooms may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for one night or £30 per night for two or more nights (approx).


About the course

A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr Collard and assisted by experienced movement teacher Helen Stephenson).

This non-residential* five-day training workshop at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23 is designed to respond to the growing need for practicing mindfulness-based teachers to take their development and learning process deeper. Participants will therefore have developed their teaching practice to the point of being able to explore ways to refine their existing skills, further develop understanding of the teaching of MBCT and its underpinning themes drawn from the different worlds of science and dharma. They will also delve into the ‘person of the teacher’ – the way in which each of us relates to ourselves, the individuals, the group and the teaching process itself.

The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards and consists of 46 hours of teaching to a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1).

The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).

NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:

  • Have previously attended an MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1 course, either with Enter Mindfulness or another reputable institution.
  • Have experience of teaching at least three 8-week mindfulness-based programmes (or equivalent).
  • Have participated in guided silent retreats (including at least one 7-day retreat).

About the trainer

Dr. Patrizia C. Collard PhD

Dr. Patrizia C. Collard PhD

BABCP accredited, UKCP reg., MISMA, MAC

Patrizia is an experienced MBCT and MBSR trainer and is a Senior Lecturer for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of East London). Patrizia was also resident in Hong Kong and China for 9 years where she studied Taoism, Buddhism, Energy work, Meditation and Yoga. Patrizia also has research interests in Autism and Mindfulness.

Recent publications:

  • 'Multimodal Stress Therapy' in 'Integration in Psychotherapy', Routledge 2006.
  • 'The Counsellor's Handbook' a practical A-Z guide to integrative counselling and psychotherapy, Nelson Thornes, 2008
Helen Stephenson

Helen Stephenson

ACBS Peer-reviewed ACT Trainer

Helen Stephenson is a REP's (Register of Exercise Professionals) registered yoga and Pilates teacher level 4 and back care specialist. She has 30 years teaching experience and is the visiting yoga teacher at the Buddhist meditation centre Gaia House, Devon. Since 1979 she attended retreats with Senior Insight Meditation Teachers Christopher Titmuss, Christina Feldman, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein et al. She trained in body-centred therapy (Wilhelm Reich and Hakomi) and holds the Relate Diploma in Systemic Therapy. She trained in MBCT with Dr. Patrizia Collard.


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