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Mark Lau, PhD

Mark A. Lau, PhD, R Psych, who worked with Zindel Segal for 11 years, has 25 years experience as an internationally respected MBCT teacher, trainer and researcher. Mark is an MBCT mentor with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and is one of a handful of MBCT trainers who provide the 5-day MBCT Professional Training in North America. His academic work focuses on the mechanisms underlying MBCT’s effectiveness and evaluating effective methods of disseminating MBCT.

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Events with Mark Lau, PhD

Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals
May 30, 2021

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians, other health and mental health professionals, and their partners. Learn evidence-based skills to foster resilience and reduce the risk of burnout. Dr. Mark Lau and Dr. Andrea Grabovac draw on mindfulness meditation practices and elements of cognitive therapy from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): 5-Day Professional Training
September 17, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program. Take your next step on the transformative journey of becoming a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher. Receive a thorough grounding in the 8-session group MBCT program designed to prevent depressive relapse. Learn how to bridge the gap between the MBCT treatment manual and the moment-to-moment process of teaching therapeutic mindfulness skills in a group setting. This intensive 5-day interactive training is a mix of didactic, experiential, and small group learning. During the program, you will: experience the MBCT program as a participant role-play client-practitioner encounters in a simulated MBCT…