Weekly Update 15th October 2022
Welcome to this week’s update: a summary of everything we’ve shared on social media throughout the week.
Welcome to our new cohorts
This Friday, we welcomed two new cohorts. We have one group of trainees embarking on their journey to become Mindfulness for Life teachers, and another group of teachers starting on our Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme. We hope you all enjoy your course.
SHARING FROM THE OMF
The mindful thought of the week is a quote from the poet Emily Dickinson.
With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community. You can read more from a 2022 paper – Psychological responses of medical staff during COVID-19 and the adjustment effect of brief mindfulness meditation by clicking on the image.
For our book reading this week we have Jo Edwards, our Programme Administrator, reading a passage from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living. Jo says “I like this quote as it reminds me to take each moment as it comes.” Click on the image to listen to Jo’s reading
SOCIAL EVENINGS WITH THE OMF
On the last Friday of each month from 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time) we will be offering a ‘Social Evening’ with guests from around the world joining our mindfulness community.
These monthly sessions are designed to bring the community together once a month with a range of music, comedy, poetry and other online, free events with a mindfulness theme.
Our first session is on Friday 28th October 2022 from 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time) with Adam Bernstein who writes, produces and performs his own music and is active freelance bassist in New York City. We will gather and explore what kind of music we can make after a short meditation and can chat about quieting the judgmental thoughts that may or may not arise. Active contribution is purely voluntary, feel free to simply come along and listen if you’d prefer!
Find more information by clicking on the image.
Here are the courses we highlighted this week. Click on the image for more information and to apply.
There are three remaining opportunities to complete a Mindfulness for Life Course in October.
We have an Introduction to Mindfulness Course available for application in October. A great opportunity to learn more about mindfulness with some fabulous teachers.
We have one more opportunity to complete a Mindfulness Frame by Frame course this year. Suitable for those who have completed an 8-week MBCT or MBSR course.
We have a Teaching in the Workplace Programme starting this October. The purpose is to help experienced mindfulness teachers build the competencies required to offer mindfulness training in organisational contexts. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.
Letting in the Light – this new one-day workshop aims to help mindfulness teachers develop their capacity to build positive emotion experience through up-regulation of the positive valence system using mindfulness techniques (both in group delivery formats and as one component of individual treatments).
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.
This week we published a new blog written by Foteini Lekka. Foteini works for our partner organisation in Greece, the Association for Cognitive-Behavioural Studies. In this blog, she discusses introducing Mindfulness for Life training at their centre. To take a read, please click on the image.
We’re very proud of our CEO, Sharon Hadley, who was recently interviewed by the London Living blog. “Thank you to Sharon Hadley, CEO of the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, for talking to London Living all about OMF, how she came to work within the mindfulness space and for her tips on how to be more mindful whilst living in a fast-paced city such as London!” To read the feature, please click on the image.
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