MBCL stands for "Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living" and is a mindfulness-based program designed to cultivate compassion and self-compassion.

Read on to learn more about MBCL, see what content is taught there and how you can become an MBCL teacher yourself.

What is MBCL?

MBCL is a mindfulness-based compassion training in the form of an 8-week course that supports the development and experience of compassion and thus promotes mental and physical health. MBCL was developed in 2007 by the Dutch psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Erik van den Brink and the meditation teacher and psychiatric nurse Frits Koster.

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MBCL Teacher Training

The MBCL Foundation Course offers an intensive introduction to the practice of self-compassion and compassion. This is the prerequisite for teaching MBCL. Building on this, the MBCL Teacher Training can be attended.

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MBCL Fondamentaux en Cubjac France

26 septembre au 3 octobre 2021 (Deux-Sévres) Formation d’instructeur MBCL - 14 au 17 octobre 2021 (Gironde) Fondamentaux MBCL

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MBCL Fundamentals in Norway

MBCL Fundamentals in Oslo, Norway from 17. Sept. - 19. Sept. 2021

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MBCL_Online Foundation Course

International Online MBCL Foundation Course March 4-6 2022 for mindfulness teachers, health care workers, therapists, coaches and other professionals with Frits Koster - one of the founders of MBCL

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MBCL_Online Teacher Training

International Online MBCL Teacher-Training Programme in March 18 - June 3 2022 with the founders of MBCL - Erik van den Brink & Frits Koster

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Find an MBCL teacher near you

Please use the search function in order to find an MBCL teacher near you that trained with the IMA.

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„I have found it helpful to offer graduates of my mindfulness-based courses the opportunity to take part in the MBCL program. After all, compassion is, next to mindfulness, one of the most important factors in promoting stress reduction and preventing burnout.“