Weekly Update 14 January 2023

Weekly Update 14 January 2023

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


Week commencing 16 January 2023

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 look forward to welcoming you to our first social evening of the year in January 2023. This will take place on 27th January 2023 at 7pm UK Time.

Susanne Olbrich, Pianist & Mindfulness Facilitator will join us and lead a session entitled New Year, New Inspiration. To read more about Susanne and the social evening, please click on the image below.


Our next keynote is on Wednesday 01 February 2023 19:00 – 20:00 UK time.

Join Richard Burnett (Co-Founder and Chair), Ben Chalwin (Head of Training) and Emily Slater (CEO) from Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) as they look back over 12+ years of experience in the UK (and internationally).  This talk will also cover reflections on Myriad and mindfulness in schools exploring where next for mindfulness with children, young people and those who care for or work with them.


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community.  You can read more from a 2022 paper – Effectiveness of a mindful nature walking intervention on sleep quality and mood in university students during Covid-19: A randomised control study by clicking on the image below.

One of the interesting takeaways from this paper is that mindful walking in nature did not bring additional mental health benefits to participants relative to those who walked an urban environment, however findings contribute to the evidence-base on the effectiveness of outdoor mindful walking interventions for enhancing mental health.

This week we also like to share a second interesting mindfulness-related paper: Efficacy of Eat Breathe Thrive: A randomized controlled trial of a yoga-based program. Unfortunately, this paper is not open access but you can read the abstract here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1740144522001231?via%3Dihub

This week’s quote comes from Noah Levine. Noah is an American Buddhist teacher and author.

This week we are very fortunate to have Ruth Baer, clinical psychologist, mindfulness researcher, and OMF teacher and trainer, reading an extract from her own book, Practising Happiness. We hope you enjoy.


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.

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.


If you’re interested in training to teach mindfulness, the deadline to join the next cohort starting in May 2023 is 29 January 2023. If you would like more information, we have a free information session about our teacher training on 22 January. To book, please click on the image below.

We are 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.

Are you an Mindfulness for Life Teacher interested in teaching the Finding Peace in a Frantic World curriculum? We have a one-day workshop focussing on the Finding Peace 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 have several CPD workshops for mindfulness teachers available in Jan / Feb / March 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image below.

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