Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Therapists

Acquire or deepen your personal practice and understanding of mindfulness meditation and its clinical implementation within MiCBT.

This 5-day mindfulness meditation retreat is a near-silent retreat with a predominantly meditative content, specifically designed to teach the practice of the Vipassana method in the popular Burmese tradition of Ven. Ledi Sayadaw, Saya Thet, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka. The retreat has the particularity of developing equanimity, one of the central mechanisms in MiCBT. It provides a more advanced understanding of mindfulness meditation and its fundamental purpose in the wider Buddhist teaching of the Eightfold Noble Path and its relevance to MiCBT. You will benefit from practising an ancient, authentic and unaltered mindfulness meditation tradition. 

The retreat is offered to mental health therapists who have attended the MiCBT Foundation or Applied Course. The retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice of mindfulness meditation and acquire priceless personal and professional benefits. It also provides a deepening of insight regarding the central effects of mindfulness meditation and how these differ from occasional adverse effects reported in the literature. 

This retreat is indispensable to anyone serious about acquiring a thorough experiential understanding of equanimity. While spending five days with like-minded colleagues, it is an ideal way of improving your self-care and regaining a sense of peace and equanimity at home and at work. This retreat is also an ideal training event to maintain yearly MiCBT professional development.

The fee is kept purposefully low to facilitate frequent attendance for MiCBT clinicians and teachers.


Participants must have successfully completed the MiCBT Foundation Course

Learning objectives

You will learn
  • to achieve greater levels of experiential awareness, equanimity and well-being
  • the structure, content and purpose of the Eightfold Noble Path, of which mindfulness is a part, and its relation to MiCBT
  • to implement mindfulness meditation with greater knowledge and confidence while using MiCBT

Fee (AUD)

Early Bird Fee:$1600 
Regular Fee: $1700

Venue - Australia

Situated on 60 acres of tranquil bushland and only 55 minutes from the centre of Sydney, Swami's Yoga Retreat offers calm and peaceful accommodations and facilities.


  Dr Bruno Cayoun
  3.00pm Friday 21 May - 2.00pm Wednesday 26 May 2021
  Swami's Yoga Retreat
183-185 Pitt Town Rd Kenthurst NSW AU

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If the retreat is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

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Mary McAuliffe,Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Ireland commented on 25-Jan-2020 04:22 AM5 out of 5 stars
The 5 day retreat is a very valuable opportunity to gain a deeper level of practice experientially. Challenging but hugely beneficial.Bruno is a wonderful teacher and guided us beautifully towards a broader and deeper knowledge of MiCBT. Thank you Bruno.
Lorraine Klassen, M.ED., CCC, Counsellor, Vancouver, BC Canada commented on 26-Nov-2019 11:04 AM5 out of 5 stars
I attended this 5 day retreat because I wanted to deepen my meditation practice alongside fellow MiCBT practitioners. Did not expect such a profound experience & outcome - understood more clearly because of Bruno's simple, clear and normalizing explanations and responses. This is one of those life junctures that has resulted in significant shift for me, both personally and professionally. Gratitude to Bruno and the MiCBT Institute & North American MiCBT Chapter for providing this opportunity/training. Would highly recommend.
Rosita Brown, MC, Registered Psychologist (Alberta) commented on 18-Nov-2019 11:33 PM5 out of 5 stars
A transformative experience. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to deepen their meditation practice and overall personal development. Thank you.
Jane Ryan, MD, Psychiatry Resident physician, Victoria BC. commented on 15-Nov-2019 08:40 AM5 out of 5 stars
This retreat greatly deepened my understanding and personal practice of mindfulness meditation. I would recommend the MiCBT retreat to therapists looking to further develop their mindfulness meditative skills in an intensive format over a short time period. I am grateful to the teachers and facilitators for providing this opportunity.
Caroline Croft DPsych (Clin) commented on 19-Mar-2019 11:56 AM5 out of 5 stars
Transformative - yet again.
Jill PhD, GradDipMiCBT, RN/RM commented on 21-Feb-2019 02:26 PM5 out of 5 stars
Gained experiential insights to compliment cognitive insights. Deepened my mindfulness meditation practice and understanding of MiCBT implementation.
Dr Glenn Bilsborrow (Dpsych) Clinical Psychologist commented on 21-Feb-2019 02:26 PM5 out of 5 stars
A very in-depth learning experience that could not have been gained in another way. Bruno is a very learned teacher and his knowledge is very apparent, which helped a great deal in the gaining of experiential knowledge. Highly recommended for those who would like to go to a deeper level of knowledge and practice
Jill, PhD, GradDipMiCBT, RN, RM, Melbourne commented on 02-May-2018 01:53 PM5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Bruno for offering this 3-day retreat. A vital part of deepening practice.
Nicholas Laurence, DClin, Wellington, New Zealand commented on 30-Apr-2018 12:57 PM5 out of 5 stars
Really helped to deepen my understanding of the practice, resolved some things I'd been stuck on for years, really glad for the high quality instruction and the chance to spend several days just focused on practice.
Patrea O'Donoghue, MPsych, MAPS - Brisbane QLD commented on 26-Apr-2018 11:03 AM5 out of 5 stars
I was impressed by the effects that an intensive amount of mindfulness practice can have, even in the context of a short 3-day retreat. I had a profound experience that Bruno was able to clearly explain. Bruno demonstrated skillful group facilitation of the daily discussions. Perhaps I could sum up my praise by saying that I wanted the retreat to continue! I will definitely attend future MiCBT retreats with Bruno.
Mikako Naito, MPsych Clin, Gold Coast commented on 26-Apr-2018 08:02 AM5 out of 5 stars
The experiential awareness I gained at the retreat demonstrated that daily maintenance practices, which I never skip, are purely for maintenance. I cannot recommend regular silent meditation retreats highly enough to anyone who wish to advance their mindfulness skills and understanding.
Magali Couineau, Mpsych, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 26-Apr-2018 06:26 AM5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful opportunity to refine practice and learn..