The OMC provides insight on research, training, and the latest news and information across the field of mindfulness.
New mindfulness book inspires OMC healthcare masterclass
Dr Maura Kenny describes how physician and mindfulness teacher Ronald Epstein's new book was part of the inspiration behind her Masterclass.Read More
Professor Michael West opens ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace’ series
Part of series of new masterclasses designed specifically to support teachers of mindfulness in the workplaceRead More
Mindfulness in the Workplace
The OMC is delighted to announce the first six dates of our new programme of masterclasses for mindfulness teachers working in organisational settings. The programme will include the science and theory of organisational change as well as the practicalities of how to understand and effect change in organisations. We are proud to do this in collaboration with the University of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.Read More
Mindfulness in the workplace. Is it effective and what are the challenges?
Silke Rupprecht asks what is the evidence for mindfulness in the workplace and what are the issues in this field?Read More
How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?
How can a member of the general public wanting to take an 8-week mindfulness-based class be reassured that what is being offered has depth and integrity? Rebecca Crane of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University reflects on this question facing those interested in taking a mindfulness course, and a key question in the field of mindfulness.Read More
Preventing depression with MBCT: From evidence to practice
Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Implementation and Director of Research at Bangor University, and Willem Kuyken discuss the challenges that face the implementation of MBCT in the NHS, questions that were examined as part of the ASPIRE research project.Read More
MBCT for recurrent depression: What do we know? What does it mean? Where to next?
Catherine Crane and Zindel Segal reflect on the findings of the largest meta-analysis to date of randomised controlled trials of MBCT for relapse prevention in recurrent depression, a research paper published in JAMA Psychiatry in April 2016.Read More
Is mindfulness safe?
Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken discuss the potential risks of mindfulness practice, offering three key factors to be considered in teaching and learning mindfulness safely. They draw a comparison with physical exercise as mainstream health behaviour that requires consideration of safety.Read More