Please note, that there has been a change in dates.
Orientation: Monday 30th October 2023 - 15.30-17.30 CET
6 x Wednesday
November 1st - December 20th 2023
Erik van den Brink
MD Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and Senior Mindfulness Trainer
Co-Founder of MBCL
Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Senior Mindfulness Trainer
Co-author of the german MBCL Workbook (published in 2020)
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 as a post graduate education 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:
the participant must be qualified as a mindfulness teacher (MBSR or MBCT or equvalent, e.g. Breathworks) form a recognized training institute. On successful completion of the MBCL TT Programme, and following a minimum of 3 hours of supervision during teaching MBCL to groups, one can obtain A-registration as an MBCL teacher and offer the formal MBCL-programme as an advanced course to participants who completed a basic mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT/Breathworks).
the participant may be qualified in a (mental) health or other helping profession without MBSR/MBCT teacher qualification. They should have followed basic training and gained experience in mindfulness-based interventions (e.g. ACT, DBT, MBCT) and/or wish to do the MBCL training to deepen their own praactice and their therapeutic or conseling skills with mindfulness-based and compassion-focused interventions.
For this group the minimum requirements are, that one has followe an eight-week MBSR/MBCT course and has at least one year regular practice in mindfulness meditation. Those beloning to this group can obtain B-registration as a professional, who has been trained in guiding exercises and working with material from the MBCL programme and applies this in their own work setting within the ethical guidelines of their profession, individually or in groups.
Please note: One can only register as a formal MBCL-teacher and offer the full MBCL-programme under its name, when one is also a formaal MBSR or MBCT teacher.
|Monday, October 30, 2023||----||15.30 - 17.30 CE: Orientation|
|Wednesday, November 1, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
|Wednesday, November 8, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
|Wednesday, November 22, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
|Wednesday, November 29, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
|Wednesday, December 13, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
|Wednesday, December 20, 2023||----||9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET|
1.200,- Euro (payable at the time of registration)
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
There will be 41 hours of online teaching and a minimum of 11 hours of self-arranged study, of which 5 online meetings of 1.5 hours for practice in small groups, 1.5 hours for praparation of didactic themes, and on two occasions an hour of mindful sharing in subgroups with one of the tutors, focusing on one´s individual processes during the course. In addition, participants are expected to commit themselves to individual practice time and reading time depending on their individual learning needs. The teachers will also be available for individual email contact as required.
There will be a maximum number of 18 participants. The online programme can take place with a minimum of 9 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.
studied medicine in Amsterdam and trained and worked in psychiatriy in the UK. From his return to the Netherlands in 1995 until 2015 he worked as a pychiatrist/psychotherapist inn the ambulant mental health services in Groningen. In the latter half of his career, he worked at the Center for Integrative Psychiatry, an innovative mental health clinic, annd at a psycho-oncology center. He retired from clinical work in 2021.
Erik has always been interested in methods that empower people´s self-healing and was one of the pioneers introducing mindfulness-based and compassion focused interventins in mental health services in the North of Holland. He developed as a mindfulness teacher and trainer based o a long-standing personal meditation practice in Vipassana and Zen and was trained by founding teachers in MBSR/MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassionn, Mindfulness-Based Supervisionn, 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 psychologist, certified MBSR, MBCT and MBCL senior teacher based in Hamburg, Germany. Together with the founders of MBCL, Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink, she teaches MBCL at the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA), where she also offers Mindfulness-Based Supervision for MBCL and MBSR. She has been practicing Vipassana and Metta since 2000 and teaches mindfulness since 2008. She is co-author of the german MBCL Workbook "Mitgefühl üben. Das große MBCL Praxisbuch" (Practicing Compassion: The MBCL Handbook), published in 2020. She has lived in the USA and speaks English fluently. Before earning a degree in psychology, she trained and worked as a physiotherapist.