Mindfulness and Cancer is being offered to people with cancer in clinical settings, charity support groups, and many other contexts in the UK and abroad. The Mindfulness and Cancer programme was developed over many years in a Welsh oncology centre by Trish Bartley and supported by John Teasdale. MBCT for Cancer (a teacher’s handbook) was published in 2012 (Bartley, 2012).
We are very pleased to offer this specialist training that explores the values, practice and approach of Mindfulness and Cancer. The training will enable mindfulness-based teachers to develop the skills, inspiration and understanding to work safely in the field of mindfulness and cancer – and to connect with others working in psycho-oncology, cancer support and palliative care, who are interested in what mindfulness might offer.
We will work together on zoom platform, so it is important for you to have good enough internet and laptop / computer to use to enable you to access the online sessions. An advantage of this online training is being able to offer a foundation that will help when teaching people with cancer online.
We have a strong commitment to make this training relevant and affordable - so we have designed a format that we hope will be accessible to everyone, wherever you come from. This will open up an exciting possibility of building a truly international community of mindfulness teachers involved in work with people with cancer.
Opening up in soon
Prices are excluding local VAT
+ Mentoring in groups max 10 facilitated by a Mindfulness for Cancer experienced trainer.
Starting in April 2022
Prices are excluding local VAT
This eight half day online specialist teacher training is for mindfulness-based teachers currently working or interested in working with people with cancer. We will explore the values, practice and approach of Mindfulness and Cancer.
Trish Bartley has taught mindfulness to people with cancer since 2001. She developed MBCT and Cancer (MBCT-Ca), supported by John Teasdale and Mark Williams (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer, 2012). She continues to teach MBCT-Ca to clinical groups and one to one to those with advanced illness. She has also written Mindfulness, A Kindly Approach for People with Cancer, (2017) intended for people at any stage of their illness.
Trish works closely with Christina Shennan, offering specialist teacher training and development in MBCT for Cancer in the UK, online with See True Mindfulness, and further afield. They trained mindfulness teachers in Hong Kong in 2019 and in Milan in 2018.
Trish’s background is in community development. She is a member of the core training team at Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University / The Mindfulness Network. She has worked for See True since 2010 and regularly trains mindfulness teachers abroad and supports retreats in the UK, Europe and South Africa.
Trish has a particular interest in the role of the group in Mindfulness-based Programs and trainings. She recently co-wrote The Inside Out Group Model: Teaching Groups in Mindfulness-based Programs (Mindfulness, 2019) and is in the process of writing a book Teaching Mindfulness-based Groups, which will be published in 2021.
Over the four days we will explore the intention, approach and new/different aspects of the eight-week Mindfulness for Cancer programme, paying particular attention to:
• ways of adapting the core practices as they are guided for cancer participants
• the brief practices and new exercises and processes that have been created within Mindfulness for Cancer
• ways that we can emphasise and work with kindness and self compassion within the intervention
• understanding the cognitive model that underpins Mindfulness for Cancer – and the place of the four practice movements of Intention; Coming Back; Turning Towards; and Kindness
• exploring the teaching implications of working with this population and how we can support ourselves as teachers.
The training will use a variety of (mainly experiential) processes including:
• dialogue and inquiry in both peer groups and the large group
• discussion and reflection in small and large groups
We will work together on zoom platform, so it is important for you to have good enough internet and laptop / computer to use to enable you to access the online training.
One of the advantages of this online training is being able to offer a foundation that will help when teaching people with cancer online.
Participants must commit to the entire training. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we are unable to negotiate late arrivals or early leaving.
Brief Mindfulness is a cooperation between SeeTrue Online and Trish Bartley. SeeTrue is situated in the Netherlands and will be hosting the events of Brief Mindfulness and mindfulnessandcancer.com.
Brief Mindfulness can be contacted through SeeTrue Online.
Duitsepoort 13 A in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Mail: info (at) seetrue.com
Phone: +31 43 30 200 75