Weekly Update 18 February 2023
Welcome to this week’s update: a summary of everything we’ve shared on social media throughout the week.
DAILY SIT SCHEDULE
Week commencing 20 February 2023
Ahead of Monday’s reminder, here is the daily sit schedule for the week commencing 20 February 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 do check your spam folder if you have recently registered and not received the link). Please reuse the link given to you on your first registration for each future session.
Congratulations to OMF teacher and trainer, Sian Warriner, whose book How to Have a Mindful Pregnancy and Birth has been translated into Spanish and will be published next week!
Enhorabuena a la profesora de OMF, Sian Warriner, cuyo libro, Mindfulness en el embarazo, se puede encontrar ahora traducido al español.
SOCIAL EVENING FEBRUARY 2023
We host a Social Evening on the last Friday of each month – our next Social Evening is on 24th February 2023. Susan Peacock has kindly agreed to lead a session on mindfulness and poetry.
“One of the joys of my connection with mindfulness has been an introduction to the world of mindful poetry. I’m sure there are certain poems that feel particularly poignant to each of us. I’d love to share some of the poems that I hold in my heart and I welcome hearing how these poems land with you. Do join us for this informal OMF social evening on the 24th February.” – Susan Peacock
SHARING FROM THE OMF
With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community. You can read more from a 2023 paper – The effects of short interventions of focused-attention vs. self-compassion mindfulness meditation on undergraduate students: Evidence from self-report, classroom performance, and ERPs by clicking on the image below. The research and reporting in this article are independent of the OMF.
This week’s quote comes from Jon Kabat-Zinn.
This week’s book reading is For a New Beginning from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus. Kindly read by OMF teacher and mentor, Per Norrgren.
We’ve also shared one piece of mindfulness-related news every day. A favourite from this week was this article from The Big Think – What to do if your inner voice is cruel. Click on the image below to read.
There are plenty of opportunities to discover Mindfulness for Life with us in March 2023. We have a course with Makeda McKenzie starting on Monday, 06 March 2023. For more information, please click on the image below.
We are also offering Mindfulness for Life in Mandarin starting on Thursday, 23 March 2023 with Yi-Mei Liu. For more information, click on the image below.
We are offering an Introducing Mindfulness course in March. With Sian Warriner starting on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. For more information, please click on the image.
Finally, there are two opportunities to discover Frame by Frame with us in March 2023. We have a course with Brenda Bell starting on Friday, 10 March 2023. For more information, please click on the image.
We have two CPD workshops for mindfulness teachers available in March 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image below.
RETREATS & PRACTICE DAYS
We are offering a day of practice on Saturday 18 March 2023 with Ruth Baer. This offers an opportunity deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive online group setting. It is designed for those with an existing practice and teachers (or trainee teachers) of mindfulness-based programmes. For more info and to apply, please click on the image below.
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