The OMC provides insight on research, training, and the latest news and information across the field of mindfulness.
Mindfulness for Life: Finding Peace Amidst Difficulties and Cultivating Joy, Compassion, Equanimity and Wisdom
Can mindfulness support the development of resilience and help the whole population realise their potential and move towards flourishing? Can a programme that combines mindfulness and cognitive science help more of the population find peace in a frantic world, develop resilience, realise their potential and flourish? Can it serve to reduce stress and improve mental health for many and enhance resilience and human potential for all? Professor Willem Kuyken, DClinPsy. Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science and Director, University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre outlines the OMC vision for mindfulness for life.Read More
Future of Mindfulness research at Oxford secured with new professorship
A generous gift from The Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation has enabled the creation of a new Professorship in Mindfulness and Psychological Science. The post, which is to be held by the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, promises to transform our understanding of the link between mind and body, and lead the world into a new era of human health.Read More
Engaging Young People with Brain Development and Mindfulness Research
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is launching an innovative programme of activities to engage young people with research into the teenage brain giving students opportunities to learn about and reflect on brain development and how it influences behaviour, emotions, and thinkingRead More
MYRIAD project study details published
The full details of a randomised controlled trial in the MYRIAD project, which is studying the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mindfulness training programme in schools compared with normal school provision, have recently been published. This study protocol outlines the methods and design for conducting the study.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
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
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