MBCT Teacher Training Intensive

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Program Testimonial: “This MBCT Teacher Training Intensive has been life-changing personally and professionally. Led by compassionate, experienced teachers, the experience resonates long after. I've also formed lasting connections with fellow participants. Highly recommended.”

Train to facilitate MBCT programs in an immersive online atmosphere with guidance from highly skilled healthcare providers and mindfulness facilitators.

This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment.

This innovative 6-day intensive training and retreat will lead you through the program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression.

During the training, you will have immediate feedback and access to your expert facilitators and you will leave with complete confidence in delivering the 8-week MBCT program.

Based on the research of Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, this program combines the tools of cognitive therapy with the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation.

The heart of MBCT lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that often characterize depression while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes.

Using your personal mindfulness practice to inform your psychotherapy is a crucial part of this process.

Co-founder of the Centre for Mindfulness studies Patricia Rockman leading an MCBT Teacher Training Intensive alongside other mindful facilitators
A diverse group of people meditating outside sitting cross legged in a line while being led by a mindfulness facilitator

Who Should Attend

Enrolment is open to healthcare professionals and social service workers who have a clinical background and a mindfulness meditation practice.

Prerequisites for the intensive training include participation in an 8-week MBCT program, formal mindfulness training equivalent to Mindfulness Core Concepts and CBT Meets Mindfulness, and a regular mindfulness meditation practice.

Trainees are also expected to participate in a 5-7-day Silent Retreat before or soon after taking the TTI.

How many Continuing Education Credits (CECs)?

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45 in-class hours



Varies based on whether online or in-person and also the retreat location and your choice of single or double accommodation.

As a charity, we do not charge taxes.

Payment, cancellation and refund policies

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Program Testimonial: “The MBCT Teacher Training Intensive was transformative, offering unparalleled knowledge and support. It equipped me with practical teaching skills and deepened my personal mindfulness practice. I am very grateful for this enriching journey.”

What To Expect (in-person)

This training will combine elements of a clinical training workshop and a meditation retreat. You can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction.

The course will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 6:30am and ending at 8pm each day.

Registrants will not be provided with a detailed agenda beforehand; instead the schedule and time breakdown will be addressed at the opening session of the retreat.

What To Expect (online)

As with the in-person TTI, you can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction. Trainees will follow a slightly-less concentrated in-class schedule with most days beginning at 10am and ending at 5pm.

Online registrants are provided with additional information regarding the training agenda so that they can create working groups and prepare in advance.

The MBCT TTI Online also includes an overview of how to deliver MBCT in the virtual world. You will learn how to interact with your participants in the online space, taking into consideration the privacy and safety concerns that come along with this.


Upcoming Courses

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive Online 26-304-01

Start: Friday, April 18, 2025
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Tom Heah OT Reg