News Round-up, Sunday 16th August 2020

News Round-up, Sunday 16th August 2020

A review of some of our communications updates from our social media channels this last week.



We are proud to announce that we are looking forward to welcoming the new cohort of trainee teachers to our 11-month programme commencing in September 2020. The cohort of 36 trainees represents 11 countries as our online structure increases accessibility to OMC programmes. For further info and to join our January 2021 cohort please follow this link



What methods of evaluation work well in workplace situations? How can you build a sustainable mindfulness practice in the workplace with authenticity and integrity?

Our new workplace programme explores the above and many other workplace derived questions.  The programme is for experienced mindfulness teachers and mindfulness teachers in training. For full eligibility criteria and to register please click here.



As we launch our Workplace Teacher Training Programme we revisit a workplace blog piece from Professor Michael West – visit here to read the blog again.



The next Mindfulness for Life 8-week course commences 19th August 2020. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, recurrent depression or feel generally ‘dissatisfied’ with your life, this course could offer you some skills in how better to respond to the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday living. The programme is not being offered as a treatment for any specific physical or psychological conditions. It is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing very severe problems in these areas. For more information and to register please follow this link.


Do you teach or train mindfulness? Join the Oxford Mindfulness Centre as a teaching or organisational partner to support our vision where mindfulness is accessible to all. We are particularly looking to partner with international colleagues to bring our Teacher Training Programme to international communities. Learn more by clicking the button here.



We continue to offer our free weekly mindful practice sessions. They are held every Wednesday evening, 7pm – 8pm BST, via Zoom, require no prior mindfulness experience and provide the opportunity to be part of the OMC community. There is a participant limit set at 500, meaning we can comfortably accommodate all who attend. We look forward to welcoming you to a session soon. The sessions use the same joining link each week, it is included here –


With so many approaches to mindfulness, it can be difficult to know where to start. This article in Psyche allows the reader to explore methods from Gill Johnson & Willem Kuyken to find what suits you. Read here.



We continue to share links to articles from Mindful every Saturday. The links below allow you to access to the articles we have highlighted over the past 3 weeks.

Anxiety is Also Contagious. Here’s How to Calm Down

A Meditation for Letting Thoughts Float by Like Bubbles

Finding Your Way Forward with Clarity and Love

Good News: Our Emotions Aren’t Set In Stone

How to Meditate with Anxiety

What Day is it? 4 Ways to Cope with Blursday


We shared extracts from ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ by Mark Williams and Danny Penman and from ‘The Mindful Way Workbook’ by John Teasdale, Mark Williams and Zindel Segal. For more Mindfulness resources, from free podcasts and audio sessions to books you can purchase, please follow the link at the end of this section We will continue to signpost to more resources via our social media feeds and hope that you find these posts both insightful and useful.

If there are any particular resources you would like us to share, please do comment on one of our social media channels or email the admin team.  If you are not following us and do use social media, you can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and access our audio channel on YouTube.

You will also find our series of podcasts on all the major podcast hosting platforms or here.


The final post in our mini-series of ‘Meditation Myths Dispelled’ focused on awareness and how it can be positively influenced by mindfulness. The posts were put together using content taken from ‘Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ by Mark Williams & Danny Penman. We’ve included all 5 posts here for you. For more Mindfulness resources use this link.