The MBCL Foundation Course offers an intensive introduction to the practice of self-compassion and compassion with others. This is the prerquisite for teaching MBCL.
Building on your own experiences, you can then attend the MBCL Teacher Training.
The MBCL foundation course provides an intensive introduction to self-compassion and compassion training. Even if you haven’t quite made up your mind yet whether you want to train as an MBCL teacher, you will receive a thorough introduction to MBCL exercises and will learn about the method’s many different uses in medicine, health care and educational contexts, among others.
The foundation course focuses on letting you experience the method and exercises directly. You will be taught the core MBCL exercises and observe through participation how an MBCL teacher leads important exercises, especially mindful inquiry.
Following the foundation course, participants may decide to integrate individual elements of MBCL into their work context as well as in their private practice.
The MBCL foundation course also provides an overview of the scientific basis of compassion and an introduction to its theoretical background in Western and Buddhist psychology.
Audio recordings of the exercises will be provided, so you will be able to continue the practice at home.
Audio recordings of the exercises included in the founders´ books on MBCL are also available for free download from the web site of the publisher (Routledge).
We also recommend that you attend a MBSR or MBCT course in advance and read one of the following publications on MBCL:
Interest in the application of compassion in medicine, psychiatry, social work, educational institutions etc. is also welcome.
This offering is not suitable for participants without experience in mindfulness meditation. It is also not recommended for people with acute medical or mental health problems.
The MBCL Teacher Training Programme is currently offered in various European countries and offered as postgraduate education for professionals already familiar with mindfulness pracice and mindfulness-based work.
All applicants are required to have participated in only one of the following experiential offerings:
The MBCL Teacher Training is offered in two formats (depending on the country):
All participants of the MBCL Teacher Training must fulfill one of the following requirements:
Please note: The respective course must be led by an already certified MBCL teacher.
Here you find the list of certified MBCL teachers.
Should you have questions regarding our requirements, please contact our office.
To enter the A-register of professional MBCL teachers following the Teacher Training, one must:
compassion-focussed themes and practices. They can enter a B-register, which does not entitle to formally teach MBCL courses to groups of MBSR/MBCT graduates, but to work with MBCL ingredients individually or in groups, within the ethical framework of their own profession.