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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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