Weekly Update 23rd September

Weekly Update 23rd September

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


A reminder to join us in Oxford for our Autumn 2023 Gathering.

Specifically designed to support those who are training or have trained with us over the last 3-5 years. We will be providing updates on our work, launching our new members programme and facilitating space for practice, reflection and socialising with fellow trainees, teachers, and trainers.



Ahead of the forthcoming reminder, here is the daily sit schedule for the week commencing 25th September 2023. To register, click on the button below. 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.


Take a ‘deeper dive’ into mindfulness practice on our 2-Days of Practice event.

Our 2-Days of Practice offers an opportunity to:

– Spend two days with an experienced teacher, deepening your mindfulness practice in a supportive online group setting.
– Recognise more clearly the habits of the mind and how we might work more skilfully with these.
– Revisit and deepen learning from familiar and some less familiar mindfulness practices.

You are welcome to join if you have an existing mindfulness practice, having completed a recognised 8-week mindfulness course


This November we are offering an opportunity for MBCT teachers to train to deliver the Mindfulness for Life curriculum. For more information and to apply, click the link below.


We are sharing recent research, with thanks to academics in the field. Effects of Mindfulness-Based Elder Care (MBEC) on symptoms of depression and anxiety and spiritual well-being of institutionalized seniors with disabilities: a randomized controlled trial.

Read more by clicking the link below. The research and reporting in this article are independent of the OMF.


This October we are offering the following guest talk from Susan Bögels which will be followed up by more specialist workshops to further develop the same theme.

Autism and ADHD are neurodevelopmental conditions that continue to profoundly influence the way we are in the world also in adulthood. In our current urban world, characterized by high speed, deadlines, full agendas, multitasking, (social) performance pressure, and a bombardment of stimuli, all of us but people with autism and ADHD even more so may experience sensory overload, attention problems, and too much stress.

The workshop will be running later in the month. Find out more in the link below.