The OMF provides insight on research, training, and the latest news and information across the field of mindfulness.
OMC Alumna runs marathon for Oxford Mindfulness Foundation
Oxford Mindfulness Centre alumna Sophie Carter ran the London Marathon in April to raise funds for both the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (the charity that supports the work of the OMC) and a charity in her local area.Read More
What defines mindfulness-based programs? The warp and the weft.
New paper provides a framework to define the essential characteristics of the family of mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) originating from the parent program MBSR, and the processes which inform adaptations of MBPs for different populations or contexts.Read More
Frauke Eicker: a personal experience of taking an MBCT course
Read this blog from Frauke Eicker on her experience of taking an MBCT courseRead 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
MBCT: The teaching goes both ways
Willem Kuyken and Halley Cohen reflect on the story of Di Cowan, a client in an MBCT class that was part of an MBCT research trial. Di used what he learned to manage his depression, but went on to demonstrate incredible resilience, strength, and compassion in dealing with his health issues using MBCT techniques.Read More