The OMC provides insight on research, training, and the latest news and information across the field of mindfulness.

Learning, Practicing, Connecting: The OMC Summer School – By Laura Thompson

Learning, Practicing, Connecting: The OMC Summer School – By Laura Thompson

Together While Apart: Feeling Gratitude for My Past OMC Summer School Experiences and Looking Forward to Learning, Practicing, and Connecting during the 2020 Summer School in this Challenging Time of COVID-19

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The Healing Touch of Connection – Blog by Liz Lord

The Healing Touch of Connection – Blog by Liz Lord

Connection with ourselves and others in a time of “self-isolation” and “social distancing.”

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The OMC is offering bursary places on our introductory courses for those financially impacted by COVID-19

The OMC is offering bursary places on our introductory courses for those financially impacted by COVID-19

The OMC would like to support individuals who have been impacted by the current Covid-19 pandemic to access introductory mindfulness courses.  To do this we are offering bursary places on some of our courses. Where financially viable, we will offer free places on courses that are not fully occupied. We of course need to remain financially sustainable as a charity and this offer will not be possible for all courses and will not be possible on our teacher training programme. 

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Interrupting a Spiralling Mind – By Kitty Wheater

Interrupting a Spiralling Mind – By Kitty Wheater

Unpleasant though it can be, a spiralling mind is a fascinating thing to watch. Kitty Wheater explains why our minds can spiral, and how to interrupt these thought processes.

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Online Sessions & Podcasts – #1 Finding Steadiness in Uncertain Times

Online Sessions & Podcasts – #1 Finding Steadiness in Uncertain Times

"When life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?"

In Podcast #1 from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre the subject of discussion concentrates on finding steadiness in uncertain times, focusing on three central themes. The podcast gives the listener an introduction as to how various mindfulness practices can be utilised to help individuals steer themselves towards steadiness in any unprecedented and uncertain time. It has been produced, participated in and released for free during this particularly difficult time for us all.

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Grounding Yourself in a ‘World Turned Upside Down’ – Blog by Liz Lord

Grounding Yourself in a ‘World Turned Upside Down’ – Blog by Liz Lord

Liz Lord, from The MYRIAD research team and Associate Teacher for the OMC reflects on the challenges we face amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how mindfulness can help us navigate this time of uncertainty. This blog focusses on our ability to be grounded in these changing and challenging times.

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Keeping a Cool Head and Warm Heart in Challenging Times – By Willem Kuyken

Keeping a Cool Head and Warm Heart in Challenging Times – By Willem Kuyken

We urgently need a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19 and our best scientists will develop them. But we also need a response at the level of the human head and heart. Equanimity in the midst of challenging times is not a surrender of innovation or action —rather, it is a wholehearted responsiveness that values human health and human well-being. It is the steadier ground on which we can stand and meet the challenges in our lives.

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Is Online MBCT a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? – By Zindel Segal

Is Online MBCT a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? – By Zindel Segal

Here is the thing about data, we collect them because we don’t know about outcomes in advance. And so I was somewhat surprsied when, having published our recent study of a digital version of MBCT that showed good outcomes in reducing residual depressive symptoms1, a number of folks expressed dismay about the findings.

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December 2019 Newsletter Now Available

December 2019 Newsletter Now Available

The December 2019 edition of our Newsletter is now available, with highlights including the introduction of live online mindfulness courses as well as a new OMC curriculum.

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Teacher Partnership Programme – Express your Interest

Teacher Partnership Programme – Express your Interest

Earlier in 2019, the OMC announced a new Teacher Partnership Programme initiative. Here we present more information on the programme and invite you to register your interest in becoming a partner.

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