Our training organisation is a participating member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations. Our trainers adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers and we encourage the teachers we train to adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers.

 

UPCOMING COURSES:

(See details below)

  • Ongoing – Live Your Life
  • 25 Feb-26 March (5 dates) – Mindful Self-Compassion
  • 1 March – Evening Meditation
  • 3 April – Evening Meditation
  • 3 May-5 July (9 dates) - Mindful Self-Compassion
  • 14-18 June - MBCT Teacher Development (Part 1)
  • 28 June-2 July - MBCT Teacher Development (Part 2)
  • 20-24 September - MBCT Teacher Development (Part 1)

 

Note on cancellations: 

If you cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the booked event, we will refund your fee minus a charge of 15% to cover our administration costs. We regret that no refund can be made for cancellations within 14 days of the start of the booked event.

If you wish to postpone a confirmed booking, we will accommodate you provided you notify us at least 14 days prior to the start of the event and if there is enough space on a subsequent event to do so. There will be an administration charge of £15 per change. Any difference between the fee for the postponed course and a future course will also be payable.

 

Evening Meditation:

A short, focussed meditation session that takes place once a month at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23. This is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of mindfulness meditation. We practice walking meditation in the garden, as well as sitting and Metta meditation, finishing the session with tea and snacks. Each evening meditation begins at 7.30 pm and ends at 9.15 pm. Kindly let us know at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend once you have reserved a place.

Fee: £20 – Book 4 evenings in advance for £60 (one evening free)!

Upcoming dates: 1st March, 3rd April

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place (subject line: Evening Meditation).

 

Mindful Self-Compassion:

This course, based on the work of Neff and Germer, endeavours to teach you the three main components of self-compassion: Self-KindnessAwareness of Our Common Humanity, and Mindfulness.  It runs over 8 weekly sessions and a half day practice session, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners of Mindfulness and Meditation.

The Key Aims include:

  • Deepening your personal practice of responding to difficult emotions with
    mindfulness and compassion
  • Embodying a mindful and compassionate stance towards challenges in life
  • Enriching and sustain mindfulness practice and mindful movement
  • Making space for simply being
  • Finding new space for inspiration and nourishment

There will be a chance to look at what is familiar and also consider what is innovative for us. The course will involve periods of complete silence, as well as time for sharing and for enabling a feeling of connection with fellow participants. There will be a mix of guided practice within meditation, walking meditation, group work and opportunities for one-to-one work with teachers.

Fee: Early Bird – £245 (until April 3rd); Standard – £295; Couples (or 2 friends) – £420

Upcoming dates (London, 2017):

COURSE 1: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February (10.30am - 5.30pm), Friday 24th March (6.00pm - 9.00pm), Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March (10.30am –  5.30pm). You must be able to attend all dates/times.

COURSE 2: Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st May (7pm – 9.45pm), Wednesday 7th June (7pm – 9.45pm), Saturday 10th June (silent practice, 1pm – 5.30pm), Wednesday 14th June (7pm – 9.45pm), Wednesday 5th July (7pm – 9.45pm). You must be able to attend all dates/times.

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place (subject line: Mindful Self-Compassion).

 

MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1:

A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr Collard and assisted by experienced movement teacher Helen Stephenson).

This non-residential* five-day training workshop at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23 will facilitate the deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. The main focus will be on developing sound teaching skills in MBCT and skills in inquiry and dialogue. The course is largely interactive and experiential, and you will be required to demonstrate teaching skills in small groups and discuss your experiences with one another, as well as doing meditation homework.

Between 1-3 rooms may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for one night or £30 per night for two or more nights (approx).

Participants must also submit a brief journal (up to 2000 words), one month prior to the start of the course, containing:

  1. A summary of your regular practice (including difficulties that came up and how you dealt with them).
  2. Retreat experiences; dates and nature of each retreat.
  3. Insights gained through reading the two main text books (‘Full Catastrophe Living’ by J Kabat-Zinn and ‘MBCT for Depression’ by Williams, Teasdale and Segal).
  4. Insights gained when teaching the three main practices to cohorts/friends.

Each course day begins at 9.30 am and ends at 6.30 pm.

Fee: £825 (£725 if paid 2 calendar months prior to start of the course).

Fee if paying via your institution/employer: £900.

Participants will be presented with a certificate upon completing the course.

Upcoming dates:  14-18 June, 20-24 September 2017

Upcoming dates outside London: TBA

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com for more information or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT Teacher Development 1).

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Other Information: The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards and consists of 46 hours of teaching to a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1). The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).

NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:

  • Have attended an eight week course in MBCT/MBSR.
  • Have professional training and experience in the context within which they plan to teach/integrate mindfulness.
  • Have a real commitment to engage in this style of learning (non-fixing, letting things evolve, suspending habitual ways of thinking, engaging into a process of ‘being’ and ‘unfolding’, working from the heart and with compassion).
  • Have experience of daily mindfulness practice over at least one year and sufficient depth of personal experience of mindfulness practice to begin the development of competency in teaching. (Having practiced with cohorts or friends the various aspects of teaching required for delivering the eight-week course).
  • Have in-depth personal experience of the main practices taught in mindfulness-based approaches (body scan, sitting practice and mindful movement practice – at least one of the following: walking, yoga, tai chi or qi gong).
  • Have attended at least one week silent retreat and a few one-day or two-day retreats where mindfulness or insight meditation were experienced.
  • Have studied ‘Full Catastrophe Living’ and ‘Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression’ in depth.

MBCT Teacher Development – Part 2:

A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr Collard and assisted by experienced movement teacher Helen Stephenson).

This non-residential* five-day training workshop at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23 is designed to respond to the growing need for practicing mindfulness-based teachers to take their development and learning process deeper. Participants will therefore have developed their teaching practice to the point of being able to explore ways to refine their existing skills, further develop understanding of the teaching of MBCT and its underpinning themes drawn from the different worlds of science and dharma. They will also delve into the ‘person of the teacher’ – the way in which each of us relates to ourselves, the individuals, the group and the teaching process itself.

Between 1-3 rooms may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for one night or £30 per night for two or more nights (approx).

Each course day begins at 9.30 am and ends at 6.30 pm.

Fee: £825 (£725 if paid 2 calendar months prior to start of the course).

Fee if paying via your institution: £900.

Participants will be presented with a certificate upon completing the course.

Upcoming dates: 28 June – 2 July 2017

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com for more information or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT Teacher Development 2).

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Other Information: The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards and consists of 46 hours of teaching to a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1). The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:

  • Have previously attended an MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1 course, either with Enter Mindfulness or another reputable institution.
  • Have experience of teaching at least three 8-week mindfulness-based programmes (or equivalent).
  • Have participated in guided silent retreats (including at least one 7-day retreat).
  • Have a regular practice and some awareness of recent research and have read at least two recent publications in the field of MBCT.

 

Note on Teacher Development – Part 3

In order to complete Teacher Development Training Part 3, you must complete 3 of the modular courses offered through Enter Mindfulness, though you may choose any combination of courses to do this.

Introduction to MBCT:

This course offers those with an interest in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy an opportunity to explore the Eight Step MBCT programme developed by Williams, Segal and Teasdale within a 5-day format at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23. Each day covers two classes of the MBCT programme, with meditations to practice at home between sessions (approx. 40 minutes daily). The course includes a full day of guided silent meditation on Day 5.

The intention of this course is to provide participants with an experiential understanding of MBCT . In each session, participants will encounter a number of meditation practices and cognitive-behavioural exercises to explore on a direct, personal level. The course is accompanied by a handout and CDs to support the home-practice.

This course does not equip participants to teach the MBCT programme, but will help to establish or deepen a personal meditation practice, which forms a necessary foundation for training at a later state to become a trainer in Mindfulness-based Approaches (UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers, Good Practice Guidelines).

Each course day begins at 10.30 am and ends at 5.30 pm.

Fee: £550 (concessions for full-time students or unemployed available)

Upcoming dates: TBA

ONE-TO-ONE: Dr Collard is also able to offer one-to-one tuition, either in person or via Skype, which will cover all the material present in the Eight Week Programme over a flexible period of time.

  • via Skype: £390

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT 8 Week).

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Other Information: The course fee includes three meditation CDs, course hand-outs and one half-hour post-course tutorial by telephone or email (to be arranged in person with Dr Collard at the end of the course and taken within two months). Attendance certificates (CPD) and invoices can be provided. Participants are invited to arrange a telephone interview with Dr Collard prior to booking.

NOTE: This course is not recommended for people who have recently been bereaved or are presently suffering from clinical depression, psychosis or suicidal ideation.

 

Live Your Life:

A course designed for individuals who wish to explore the possibility of change and freshness in how they are presently living their live.

Have you ever wondered about what your life is really about? What keeps you getting up in the morning (or not)? Have you identified what your purpose, your roles, your joys may be? Sometimes in order to do the things we love, we have to do other, less satisfying things in order to support our calling. Being flexible and open-minded is one of the keys.

This one-to-one course of 7 coaching sessions includes interventions and practices to help you stay focused, resilient, mindful, compassionate, flexible, curious and creative. The sessions can be arranged to fit your time frame and can be taken in person (London or Vienna) or via Skype. The goal is to learn and really ‘Live Your Life’. Time and venue are flexible.

Please email Dr Collard directly at stressminus@yahoo.com for further inquiries (subject line: Live Your Life).

 

CBT Elements in MBCT (Teacher Development – Part 3 Module):

The primary focus of this course will be on how to utilise the CBT skills that are developed as part of the Eight-Week MBCT Programme.

While this course is designed for those wishing to further their teacher development, it can be just as useful for any mindfulness teacher who simply wants to increase their skills as part of their CPD (i.e. this is a module of TD3, but you can take part without intending to complete TD3).

This course will take place at our London venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23.

The course begins at 10.30 am and ends at 5.30 pm.

Fee: £125 

Upcoming dates: TBA

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place (subject line: CBT and Mindful Movement).

NOTE: All participants are required to provide evidence of their mindfulness teaching experience in order to take part on this course.