Supervision of MBCT trainee teachers within IAPT: What have we learned?

~ written by Alison Evans, Pamela Duckerin & Robert Marx Between April 2018 and April 2019, 48 trainees, from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, were trained in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. The training was a multi-centre collaboration. This blog post describes our experience of the supervision aspect, which came with both challenges and rewards.   Context  The supervision aspect of […]

Creating our first Supervisor Retreat (by Alison Evans and Julia Wallond)

– written by Alison Evans and Julia Wallond The muting of an idea For several years, a group of mindfulness-based supervisors who are part of the Mindfulness Network (MN) have met each year for a few days to connect as supervisors, share experience, practise together and give ourselves some dedicated time around mindfulness-based supervision. Because […]

Reflections on Supra-vision for Mindfulness-based supervisors

“Supra-vision provides live and interactive teaching that will help supervisors supervise, whilst acknowledging that each supra-visee has his/her own style of supervising. There is little known or written about supra-vision. This makes it more challenging for us to find ways of developing and knowing if we, as supervisors, are heading in useful directions or getting […]

Teaching MBCT in Japan

– written by Tetsuji Ietsugu I started to teach MBCT for chronic depressive patients in 2012. Since then, I have taught more than 10 classes and I would like to share my personal opinion and experiences in Japan. Japan is often considered to be a Buddhist country. Actually, most Japanese don’t consider themselves to be […]

’Disturb the comfortable, and comfort the disturbed’ (Cindy Cooper).

– written by Rosalie Dores I have been a mindfulness-based supervisor since 2013, and have received mindfulness-based supervision since 2006. The two are not mutually exclusive. The process of being in supervision informs the offering of supervision. They interact symbiotically. My supervisor of nine years, Cindy Cooper, died in 2017 after a prolonged period of […]