Mindspace is pleased to collaborate with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies to bring you the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation Certificate.

The purpose of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation Certificate is to provide learners with a level of training to enable them to offer this modality to the public.

This is an attendance-based program and does not assess competency. Completing this certificate program allows trainees to move on to the Advanced Facilitation Certification, a competency-based program.


All participants pursuing the certificate program must:

  • Hold a professional clinical designation or obtain prior approval
  • Have a daily mindfulness practice
  • Complete an 8-week MBCT program as a participant
  • Participate in MBCT Basics
  • Participate in a total of 5-7 day silent retreat* prior to taking the MBCT Intensive Training & Retreat

Upcoming MBCT Facilitation Certificate Programs

Certificate Modules

To receive the Facilitation Certificate, the following modules must be completed:

  • CBT Primer
  • MBCT Training Intensive
  • MBCT Practicum
  • Facilitation Mentorship
  • Inquiry Essentials

The Facilitation certificates are awarded upon completion of the associated program modules. A Level 2 (Advanced) certification is available with additional training and mentorship. It is recommended that the modules be completed in order, although exceptions are made occasionally.

*Please note that a 7-day silent retreat is ideal while a 5-day silent retreat is sufficient; If you are unable to participate in a 5-7 day silent retreat, The Centre will accept the completion of a 3-day silent retreat as well as a 2-day silent retreat; In exceptional circumstances, we may also accept a 3-day silent retreat combined with the completion of two 1-day silent retreats – please obtain explicit approval from The Centre before pursuing this last option)