Service user groups

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NCM have provided training to teach MBCT and Mindfulness based supervision since 2010. As a consequence, MBCT groups are now being run throughout the region with a wide range of populations as outlined below:

  • Talking therapies
  • Local Mental Health Teams
  • Intellectual Disability services
  • With cancer patients at Maggie's Centre, City Hospital
  • Psychotherapy Unit
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Long term conditions
  • Perinatal mental health services
  • Staff counselling
  • Staff stress reduction groups
  • Local prisons

Outcome measures from service user groups consistently indicate an overall improvement in symptoms with participants rating the programme as very-extremely helpful.


Patient quotes

“I have been searching for many years for a strategy, toolkit, set of skills to help me cope with my depression. I have signed up for many courses, workshops etc and never completed any programme until now. For the first time in 25 years I feel I have the skills and strategies to live a more fulfilled life.”

“I found the skills I’ve learnt very helpful and useful and I feel its given me a base to grow my mindfulness and take control of my life again. I’ve learnt why the mind does what it does when under different pressures. This helped so much with helping me to be kind to myself and given me hope moving forward.”


Mindfulness-based Supervision

The Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness (NCM) provides supervision for teachers using Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy approaches (MBCT), in clinical settings or with staff in their workplaces.

Supervision involves:

  • An opportunity to reflect on processes relating to both personal mindfulness practice and mindfulness-based teaching
  • A focus on specific supervision questions relating to teaching and the development of skills
  • The use of recordings of the supervisees teaching, as an aid to learning and to facilitate giving feedback. Additionally, a supervisor may sit in on teaching sessions or co-teach as a means of support and for evaluation.

Our supervisors are trained in the use of the Mindfulness Based Interventions - Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC), which is a tool used in the field as a framework for developing skills in teaching MBCT. 

Our mindfulness supervisors adhere to the national good practice guidelines for supervisors of mindfulness-based teachers:

UK good practice guidelines for supervisors.



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