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Professional Certificate in Mindfulness-based
Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training

Do you want to begin learning to teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)?

Do you have some experience in teaching Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) but would like to deepen your practice?

This QF Lvl 6 certificate programme is a good opportunity to fulfill your wish. It is well-recognized as the essential path to teach mindfulness practice worldwide.

QF Level 6 Professional Certificate Programme

After completion of the certificate programme, all will be trained to teach Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L), Finding Peace in a Frantic World and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression depending on their intended setting of teaching (e.g. MBCT-Depression for clinical settings). The completion of this certificate will fulfill the first step requirement in teaching mindfulness in the respective settings.


This programme is jointly organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF)
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is now recommended in the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the treatment of recurrent depression, and is becoming more widely applied to a range of other health conditions. More recent work has led to major breakthroughs in understanding how mindfulness can reduce suicidality in depression, emotional turbulence in bipolar disorder, serious health anxiety and latterly in building resilience in young people.

The new curricula, Mindfulness for Life (sometimes known as MBCT-L) are designed for diverse groups of people in a wide range of settings, such as workplaces, education, and the general population. After completing the programme, students can take a first step to teach MBCT, workshop on Finding Peace in the Frantic World and MBCT-Depression if eligible.

This programme spans over an academic year.

About the Programme

Mode of Study:

*The cost for board and lodging in the residential retreat in Course 2 is NOT included in the course fee.

Student Intake:
max. 32

Tuition Fee:
HKD 65,000*

of Instruction:
Mainly English, Partially Cantonese

CE/CME Points
(Application in Progress)


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Trainer and Course Director - Master Programme, 
Oxford Mindfulness Foundation


Co-Director of Teaching and Learning, Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor
Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

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Professor and Director, 
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,
Thomas Jing Centre for Mindfulness Research and Training,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The programme will be delivered in a face-to-face mode* supplemented by online learning

*All face-to-face class will be conducted in CUHKCMRT/TBC. However, face to face mode is subject to change to online completely due to COVID-19 restrictions. Different schedule will apply if change to online teaching. Please refer to the full schedule for details. CUHKCMRT stands for CUHK Thomas Jing Centre for Mindfulness Research and Training (Address: Rm 1701, 17/F, Far East Consortium Building, 121 Des Voeux Road, Central)

Course 1

2 - 9 Apr 2023

Course 2

21 - 25 Oct 2023

Course 3

Teaching a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Curriculum

in a Group#

#Eligibility to MBCT for depression workshop is subject to the trainees' educational and vocational background.

 28 Apr - 4 May 2024

There is 1 day break on 2nd May.

Learning to Teach

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Practices and Exercises

Origins of Mindfulness

and Retreat


JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

If you have any problem regarding the programme, please leave a message below.


Phone: (852) 2252-8764

WhatsApp: (852) 5262-5665


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