Orientation: Friday 17th October 2025 - 19.00-21.00 CET
Module 1: Saturday 18th - Monday 20th October 2025
Module 2: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th October 2025
each day from 9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET
Meditation Teacher, Author and Senior Mindfulness Trainer
Co-Founder of MBCL
Psychologist, Physiotherapist and Senior Mindfulness Trainer
Co-author of the German MBCL Workbook
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 formal MBSR or MBCT teacher.
|Friday, October 17, 2025
|19.00 - 21.00 CET: Orientation
|Module 1: October 18 - 20th 2025
|9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET
|Module 2: October 24th - 26th 2025
|9.00 - 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30 CET
995,- 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: email@example.com
There will be 44 hours of online teaching (six full days and an orientation session) 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 preparation of didactic themes, and on two occasions 1 hour of mindful sharing in subgroups with the tutor, focusing on one’s individual process 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 tutors will also be available for individual email contact as required.
1. fulfil the requirements for certification as outlined in the section “MBCL Teaching Qualification”,
2. have taught a certification course within three years of completing the online TT programme,
3. completed a minimum of 3 supervision hours for the certification course with an approved MBCL supervisor, and
4. received the supervisor’s recommendation for certification,
will be listed on www.mbcl-international.net and on the website of the IMA.
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.
Frits Koster is a meditation teacher and a qualified MBSR, MBCT and IMP teacher. He was a Buddhist monk between 1982-1988 and during this period he studied Buddhist psychology at various monasteries in South East Asia. He has written several books on this subject, some of which have been translated into English. He is affiliated as a trainer at various mindfulness teacher training institutes across Europe. With Erik van den Brink he developed the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL). Together they wrote several books on MBCL, these books are translated into various languages. With his wife Jetty Heynekamp he teaches meditation retreats internationally; together with Victoria Norton they edited ‘Mindful Communication’ (Routledge, 2023). With Zohair Elabd he is currently teaching a mindfulness-based training programme focussed called Deepening Mindfulness & Mindful Communication, with Joyce Cordus he has developed a Mindfulness-Based Training in Forgiveness (MBTF).
See: www.compassionateliving.info and/or www.fritskoster.com
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 teachers. She has been practicing Vipassana and Metta meditation since 2000 and teaches mindfulness since 2008. She is a co-author of the German book 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. See: www.achtsamkeit-willms.de