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Mindfulness Teacher Training

Mindfulness is a scientifically evidenced approach to helping with many unwanted conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress and pain. Representing a convergence of ancient contemplative traditions, along with modern neuroscience, mindfulness is not considered to be a therapy, even though its effects are profoundly therapeutic. It is therefore taught or facilitated by a mindfulness teacher.


At CEC we regard this as the most important of our courses. Available as a completely standalone and externally accredited training, the course also represents, for those who wish, an integral part of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).


This certified teacher training is approved by The British Psychological Society and includes specialist tuition in mindfulness approaches, including the Mindfulness Now Programme which offers a progressive fusion of key elements of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Both are evidence based and the latter is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression, combining mindfulness techniques such as meditation, breathing (mind and body awareness) with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression.


The ‘Mindfulness Now’ programme is capable of being fully integrated into talking therapy practice. As with all our courses, we assume no prior learning, but attendees should naturally have some meditation practice in order to make an effective teacher.

When you attend this training you will learn:

Client / learner assessment protocols  

Cautions, safeguards and contra-indications

Session recording and evaluation

History of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation

How to conduct mindfulness meditation sessions – seated, lying and movement based

Attitudinal Basis (9 Attitudes – Kabat-Zinn)

3 stage breathing space

Body Scan

Breath and body awareness

Mindfulness in wellbeing

Mindfulness teaching techniques and methodologies

Therapeutic interventions with mindfulness

Developing the teacher’s own mindfulness practice

Conducting individual / group sessions

The Mindfulness Now 8 weeks wellbeing programme

Stress Reduction – the MBSR approaches

Cognitive behavioural approaches – the MBCT approaches

Integration of mindfulness with talking therapies

Corporate applications of mindfulness / working with children

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