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 it, see what it teaches and how you can train as an MBCL teacher.

What is MBCL?

Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) is an 8-week course that teaches participants how to cultivate compassion and self-compassion. It was developed by Dr. Erik van den Brink, a psychiatrist, and MBSR teacher Frits Koster, who is also a Vipassana teacher and in his earlier life worked as a psychiatric nurse.

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MBCL Teacher Training

The MBCL teacher -training program has two parts: a foundation course and a certification training module.

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MBCL en France

Des retraites sur les Fondamentaux MBCL sont proposées en France en coopération avec Euthymia en mai 2020, octobre 2020 et mai 2021. Une formation d'instructeur MBCL est proposée en août 2020, et une autre en septembre 2021.

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MBCL in Norway

MBCL Foundation Course in Oslo. An MBCL Foundation course will be offered in Oslo, Norway in September 2019.

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Find an MBCL teacher near you

In order to find an MBCL teacher near you that trained with the IMA, please use the search function below

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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.“