By the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
Identify the core teaching elements of the MBCT program
Define the role of sustained meditative practice in facilitating emotion regulation and defusing negative thought patterns
Guide group participants through the core mindfulness practices utilized in MBCT.
Discuss the relevance and importance of meditation practice and self-inquiry for the facilitator of MBCT and how this informs the integration of awareness practices within a psychotherapy frame.
Describe the origins and rationale behind MBCT
Drs. Mark Lau, R.Psych. and Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC, both certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers and MBCT Mentors with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, will be teaching this 5-day workshop.