Weekly Update 10th December 2022

Weekly Update 10th December 2022

Welcome to this week’s update: a summary of everything we’ve shared on social media throughout the week.


Week commencing 12th December

To register, click on the image. If you have already signed up to our daily sits, keynotes, or social evenings, there is no need to register again, we use the same zoom link for all these sessions. Please just use the link given to you on your first registration.


We really enjoyed Shannon Harvey’s Keynote on Wednesday evening, and we hope you did too. If you missed it you can access the recording on Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Amazon Music.


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community.  You can read more from a 2021 paper – Mindfulness meditation training in an occupational setting: Effects of a 12-weeks mindfulness-based intervention on wellbeing by clicking on the image below.

This week we also wanted to share an interesting paper from Gardi et al (2021) – A short Mindfulness retreat can improve biological markers of stress and inflammation. This paper is not open access, but you can read the abstract for free here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306453021004534?via%3Dihub

This week’s quote comes from Joseph Goldstein’s book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening.

This week’s book reading is from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living. Kindly read by OMF teacher, Makeda McKenzie.


Would you like to introduce mindfulness to your friends and loved ones in the New Year? Here are the courses we highlighted this week. Click on the image for more information and to apply.

We have a 3-week Introducing Mindfulness course starting Sunday 08 January 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

Through January 2023, we have lots of Mindfulness for Life courses starting on different days, and at different times to support attendance across various time zones. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

We have two Frame by Frame courses starting in January 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

We have a Taking it Further course with Andrew Waterhouse starting 16th January 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.


Are you a MBSR teacher interested in training in Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L)? We have a teacher training commecing in January 2023. For more information and to apply, please click on the image.

We are also offering an opportunity for MBCT teachers to train to deliver the Mindfulness for Life curriculum. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

New workshop: Mindfulness-informed Cancer Care. This experiential training is for those currently working with people with cancer, who have some experience / interest in mindfulness, and would like to explore what this might offer them and their work.


We are running an online day of practice on Sunday 18th December 2022 9:00 – 14:00 UK Time. This will offer an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive online group setting. It is suitable for those with an existing mindfulness practice. It also forms part of what the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) outlines as continued professional development. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.


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