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

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre partners with IBM – by Oli Bazin

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre partners with IBM – by Oli Bazin

A new partnership has created an introductory mindfulness course for young people and unemployed adults as part of a vast skills training program to support “new collar” work in the 21st Century technology industry. The next phase of the partnership will focus on providing access to live online mindfulness courses for all IBM staff around the world.

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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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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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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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Happy New Year: Reflections on the last decade at the OMC and looking to the future

Happy New Year: Reflections on the last decade at the OMC and looking to the future

Here we are, one decade ending and another starting. We sometimes pause at these transition points to take stock and reformulate our intentions and plans.

At the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre our vision is of a world without the devastating effects of depression. A world where people can live with awareness, wisdom and compassion, and where we all have the possibility of realising our potential and flourishing.

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New Project Manager opportunity – Join our team!

New Project Manager opportunity – Join our team!

The OMC is developing a new suite of programmes for new populations and contexts and across the life span to increase the accessibility of MBCT and train the next generation of MBCT teachers. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director to deliver multiple strategic projects across the centre.

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OMC Funded Accessibility Projects – The Mindful Choice

OMC Funded Accessibility Projects – The Mindful Choice

In line with our charitable aims we support training, activities or initiatives which widen access to, and participation in, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and practices. Our Accessibility Fund grants are given on the expectation of clear impact, outcomes and/or key learnings. Applications to the Accessibility fund are reviewed by Oxford Mindfulness Foundation Board members, OMC staff and external advisers.

Here, we highlight recent projects supported by the accessibility fund.

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OMC Funded Accessibility Projects – Mindful Families

OMC Funded Accessibility Projects – Mindful Families

In line with our charitable aims we support training, activities or initiatives which widen access to, and participation in, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and practices. Our Accessibility Fund grants are given on the expectation of clear impact, outcomes and/or key learnings. Applications to the Accessibility fund are reviewed by Oxford Mindfulness Foundation Board members, OMC staff and external advisers.

Here, we highlight a recent project supported by the accessibility fund.

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Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology – by Christina Feldman and Willem Kuyken

Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology – by Christina Feldman and Willem Kuyken

How does mindfulness promote psychological well-being? What are its core mechanisms? What value do contemplative practices add to approaches that are already effective? From leading meditation teacher Christina Feldman and distinguished psychologist Willem Kuyken Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, provides a uniquely integrative perspective on mindfulness and its applications.

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Expanding MBCT to Latin America: Training will now be available in Uruguay

Expanding MBCT to Latin America: Training will now be available in Uruguay

Matilde Elices, a Uruguayan psychologist and mindfulness teacher, explains the collaboration with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC, University of Oxford) to deliver MBCT training in Uruguay (Latin America) for the first time.

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