Weekly Update 21 January 2023

Weekly Update 21 January 2023

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


Week commencing 23 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).


New blog out now: Expats need Mindfulness by Zeynep Ağacıkoğlu. A fabulous take on how Zeynep used her mindfulness practice as she was faced with a sudden move to Saudi Arabia. To read more, please click on the image below.

We are looking for two volunteers to work with our Comms and Fundraising Officer to support the day-to-day work of our communications and to support us as we increase the momentum of our fundraising work. For more information, and to apply, please click on the image below.


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community.  You can read more from a 2022 paper – The effect of brief mindfulness training on the micro-structure of human free-operant responding: Mindfulness affects stimulus-driven responding by clicking on the image below.

This week’s quote comes from Shannon Harvey. Shannon is a director, author, journalist and friend to the OMF.

This week’s book reading is another special one. A poem written by Jennifer Bloom and read by OMF community member, Adam Sonin. Jennifer is a facilitator, performer, and social innovator with over 20 years of experience creating experiences that invite participants and clients to expand their mind and heart, open to diverse perspectives, and imagine possibilities for impactful action. The poem can be found here: https://www.jennifer-bloom.com/single-post/snorkeling-with-imaginary-sharks To read more about Jennifer and her work, please see here: https://www.jennifer-bloom.com


There are plenty of opportunities to discover Mindfulness for Life with us in February 2023. Our first February course with Susan MacPherson and Suzy Forrest starts on Thursday, 02 February 2023. For more information and to apply, please click on the image below.

We are offering an Introducing Mindfulness course in February. With Marion Furr and Makeda McKenzie starting on Tuesday, 07 February 2023. For more information, please click on the image.

We are also offering a Mindfulness: Taking it Further course in February. This is with Gill Johnson starting on Tuesday, 21 February 2023. For more information, please click on the image below.

Finally, there are two opportunities to discover Frame by Frame with us in February 2023. We have a course with Christina Surawy starting on Monday, 06 February 2023. For more information, please click on the image.


Until 2021, we had been offering two different non-academic ways to train as a teacher: the 12-month “Cohort” route, and the “Modular” route.

We are no longer offering the modular route. If you have started on the modular programme, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to finish your teacher training. Our final Module 4 training will start on 8 February 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image below. The closing date for applications is 29 January 2023.

Please note, if you’re currently part of a 12-month teacher-training Cohort, with all your training dates scheduled in advance, these changes do not apply to you.

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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