6 x Friday in Spring 2022 with the Founders of MBCL:
Erik van den Brink
MD Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Trainer
Meditation-, MBSR-, MBCT- and Mindfulness Teacher Teacher
The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled us to gain experience with working online. Despite some limitations, many have been surprised by the depth of teaching, practice and sharing online programmes can offer. The pandemic has increased our awareness of our vulnerabilities and the need to take care of ourselves, each other and the planet. It makes sense to expand the possibilities of online teacher trainings, which are kinder for the environment and for many participants who would otherwise have to travel great distances. It also provides richer opportunities to learn in groups of people across cultures.
The MBCL TT Programme is currently taking place in various countries in Europe and offered for professionals already familiar with mindfulness practice and mindfulness-based work. All applicants are required to have participated in only one of the following experiential offerings:
|Friday, March 18, 2022||(Erik van den Brink)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
|Friday, April 1, 2022||(Frits Koster)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
|Friday, April 15,2022||(Erik van den Brink)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
|Friday, April 29 2022||(Frits Koster)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
|Friday, May 13 2022||(Erik van den Brink)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
|Friday, June 3, 2022||(Frits Koster)||9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30-17.30 CET|
The maximum number of participants is 18 participants. The online programme can take place with a minimum of 10 participants.
Zoom will be used as an internet application; it will offer interpersonal options, such as breakout rooms, chat and pin-up. This requires a suitable internet connection and a well-functioning device. Technical instruction in the use of ZOOM will not be offered. However, ZOOM provides excellent online tutorials
Course Fee: 1000,- Euro (Payable at the time of registration)
How to register
Please download the registration documents and fill out the registration form.
You will receive a confirmation by E-Mail when your application form has been received.
Please return the form to the IMA:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
is a psychiatrist/psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher/trainer. He studied medicine in Amsterdam and trained and worked in psychiatry in the UK. From his return to the Netherlands in 1995 until 2015 he worked in the ambulant mental-health services in the city of Groningen. Since its founding in 2007, he was involved with the Center for Integrative Psychiatry, an innovative mental-health clinic, and he currently works at a psycho-oncological center. He is particularly interested in methods that empower people’s self-healing capacity and was one of the pioneers introducing mindfulness-based and compassion focused interventions in mental health services in the North of Holland. He has a long-standing personal meditation practice and was trained by founding teachers in MBSR/MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and Interpersonal Mindfulness. With Frits Koster he developed the MBCL programme and co-authored several publications. He is a frequent guest teacher at mindfulness training institutes across Europe.
is a Vipassana meditation teacher and a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He has also trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse. He has taught mindfulness in mental health settings, including clinics and hospitals, for many years. He has been practicing Theravada Buddhism for more than 35 years and lived as a Buddhist monk in Thailand for six years in the 1980s. He has been leading Vipassana retreats and courses since the 1980s. He is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), the Institute for Mindfulness (IvM) in the Netherlands as well as various mindfulness training institutes across Europe.
He was trained by founding teachers in Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and Interpersonal Mindfulness (Insight Dialogue). He is the author of several books, including Liberating Insight, Buddhist Meditation as Stress Management and The Web of Buddhist Wisdom. Thailand: Silkwormbooks. With Erik van den Brink he developed the MBCL programme and co-authored several publications.