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

Taunton

Teaching days

  • Friday 25th May 2018
  • Saturday 26th May 2018
  • Friday 6th July 2018
  • Saturday 7th July 2018
  • Friday 7th Sept 2018
  • Saturday 8th Sept 2018
Course fee £1515
Early Bird price if booked before March 31st £50 off
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Bristol

Teaching days

  • Monday 14th May 2018
  • Monday 11th June 2018
  • Monday 9th July 2018
  • Monday 10th Sept 2018
  • Monday 22nd Oct 2018
  • Monday 5th Nov 2018
Course fee £1550
Early Bird price if booked before 29th March £50 off
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Taunton

Teaching days

  • Friday 12th Oct 2018
  • Saturday 13th Oct 2018
  • Friday 30th Nov 2018
  • Saturday 1st Dec 2018
  • Friday 25th Jan 2019
  • Saturday 26th Jan 2019
Course fee £1515
Early Bird price if booked before June 30th 2018 £50 off
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London

Teaching days

  • Friday 23rd Nov 2018
  • Saturday 24th Nov 2018
  • Friday 8th Feb 2019
  • Saturday 9th Feb 2019
  • Friday 10th May 2019
  • Saturday 11th May 2019

Bristol

Teaching days

  • Monday 14th Jan 2019
  • Monday 18th Feb 2019
  • Monday 25th Mar 2019
  • Monday 13th May 2019
  • Monday 10th June 2019
  • Monday 15th July 2019
Course fee £1550Early Bird discount of £50 for bookings before May 30th
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Cambridge

Teaching days

  • Friday 2nd Nov 2018
  • Friday 30th Nov 2018
  • Friday 18th Jan 2019
  • Friday 15th Feb 2019
  • Friday 26th April 2019
  • Friday 7th June 2019

London

Teaching days

  • Friday 23rd Nov 2018
  • Saturday 24th Nov 2018
  • Friday 8th Feb 2019
  • Saturday 9th Feb 2019
  • Friday 10th May 2019
  • Saturday 11th May 2019

Taunton

Teaching days

  • Friday 21st and Sat 22nd June 2019
  • Friday 20th and Sat 21st Sept 2019
  • Friday 1st and Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Cambridge

Teaching days

  • Friday 27th Sept 2019
  • Friday 1st Nov 2019
  • Friday 6th Dec 2019
  • Friday 10th Jan 2020
  • Friday 14th Feb 2020
  • Friday 27th Mar 2020

Taunton

Teaching days

  • Friday 4th and Sat 5th Oct 2019
  • Friday 6th and Sat 7th Dec 2019
  • Friday 24th and Sat 25th Jan 2020

London

Teaching days

  • Friday 8th and Sat 9th Nov 2019
  • Friday 10th and Sat 11th Jan 2020
  • Friday 6th and Sat 7th Mar 2020

Fees for all courses (excluding London) are payable in 3 instalments. A place will only be booked for you onto the course on completion of the application form and payment of the first instalment of £570. If your application is unacceptable, this first payment will be refunded. If you cancel your place more than 4 weeks before the start of the course then this first payment will be refunded minus a £100 administration charge. If you cancel your place less than 4 weeks before the start of the course the first payment will not be refunded.

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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 36 hours of face to face teaching and a further 164 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, Preferably 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, but this is not compulsory.

OR

A professional practice based on a certificated training in a complementary healthcare field, preferably with evidence of current membership of an appropriate professional body, for at least one year, although this is discretionary and not compulsory. 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.