Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice

Learn to teach Mindfulness and Compassion in a practical, client-centred way at Foundation Degree Level with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.


If you are already a professional wishing to support your clients with mindfulness and compassion skills and would like to gain a qualification (rather than in-house accreditation/ certificate of attendance) to add to your CV, this 200 hour course may well be of interest to you.

We offer places that can be funded by CAMHS, charities or other organisations. Our graduates are now using this qualification one to one with clients, developing and teaching their own, bespoke programmes for individuals and groups, either in their employment context or in their own private practice.

Course Dates & Locations

Nottingham

Teaching days

  • Sunday 17th Sept 2017
  • Sunday 15th Oct 2017
  • Sunday 12th Nov 2017
  • Sunday 10th Dec 2017
  • Sunday 21st Jan 2018
  • Sunday 18th Feb 2018
Course fee £1468

Taunton

Teaching days

  • Friday 10th Nov 2017
  • Saturday 11th Nov 2017
  • Friday 12th Jan 2018
  • Saturday 13th Jan 2018
  • Friday 2nd Feb 2018
  • Saturday 3rd Feb 2018
Course fee £1468

London

Teaching days

  • Friday 10th Nov 2017
  • Friday 15th Dec 2017
  • Friday 12th Jan 2018
  • Friday 9th Feb 2018
  • Friday 9th Mar 2018
  • Friday 6th Apr 2018
Course fee £1485

Taunton

Teaching days

  • Saturday 27th Jan 2018
  • Sunday 28th Jan 2018
  • Saturday 10th Mar 2018
  • Sunday 11th Mar 2018
  • Saturday 14th Apr 2018
  • Saturday 12th May 2018
Course fee £1468

Fees for all courses (excluding London) payable in 3 instalments plus a deposit of £70 payable at time of booking.
London courses payable in installments by arrangement.

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There are a total of 6 teaching days, each of which are to be completed one after the other sequentially, incorporating a total of 8 Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use mindfulness and compassion skills for personal development
  2. Understand how mindfulness practice affects health and wellbeing
  3. Teach mindfulness skills and practices
  4. Understand the key therapeutic elements of mindfulness and suffering
  5. Understand the therapeutic qualities of self-compassion and compassion to others’ practices
  6. Explain to clients how mindfulness and compassion can enhance their relationship with others
  7. Understand the application of relevant neuroscience to teaching mindfulness practices
  8. Continue to develop professionally

There are 37 hours of face to face teaching, this includes one private tutorial via Skype or telephone, and a further 163 hours of directed learning hours, making a total of 200 hours. The student will be given some specific articles, books and internet resources to study and there will also be assessments and assignments.

Students must also fulfil the requirements:

Students must have a professional practice based on a qualification in healthcare, social care or a related field, with evidence of current membership of the appropriate professional regulatory body. e.g. medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, psychotherapy, counselling, art therapy, social work, support work.

OR

A professional practice based on a certificated training in a complementary healthcare field, with evidence of current membership of an appropriate professional body, for at least one year. For example: hypnotherapy, dance therapy, music therapy, complementary medicine, coaching, yoga teaching, yoga therapy, bodywork e.g. massage therapy, Alexander technique.

Applicants must send a copy of a certificate of completion of a substantial introductory Mindfulness-Based programme, such as the eight-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Alternatively, if they have a regular Mindfulness meditation practice completion of the MindfulnessUK Online MBSR will be acceptable.