Weekly Update 29th October 2022

Weekly Update 29th October 2022

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


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community. You can read more from a 2022 paper – The Effects of a Prenatal Mindfulness Intervention on Infant Autonomic and Behavioural Reactivity and Regulation by clicking on the image.

For our book reading this week we have Per Norrgren, teacher, supervisor, mentor and OMF IT support reading from Fred Luskin’s Forgive for Good. Click on the image to listen to Per’s reading.

This week’s quote comes from Victor Emil Frankl (1905 – 1997), Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, who devoted his life to studying, understanding and promoting “meaning.” His famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning, tells the story of how he survived the Holocaust by finding personal meaning in the experience, which gave him the will to live through it. He went on to later establish a new school of existential therapy called logotherapy, based in the premise that man’s underlying motivator in life is a “will to meaning,” even in the most difficult of circumstances.


LAST MONTH – we shared a very well-attended session on the findings and lessons from the MYRIAD project investigating mindfulness-based interventions for youth mental health. https://myriadproject.org By the end of the session, there were still many questions being asked. Therefore ……

THIS MONTH for our keynote on Wednesday 2nd November (19:00 – 20:00 UK (GMT) time) Tim Dalgleish from the University of Cambridge has kindly offered to return for an evening of further questions and discussions around the MYRIAD research findings. The intention is to offer an opportunity to practise together, ask any further questions and share further thoughts on the implications of the MYRIAD study for mindfulness in education and beyond.

To register, click on the image.


Here are the courses we highlighted this week. Click on the image for more information and to apply.

There are four opportunities to complete a Mindfulness for Life Course in November. The Mindfulness for Life programme offers mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural techniques in ways that are intended to be accessible to all. It guides participants in how to apply this learning in everyday life both to manage what is painful and difficult but also to cultivate qualities such as compassion and equanimity. It offers a different way of living that supports people to work with challenges, including recurring patterns of thought and behaviour that create suffering, but also to savour life and to flourish. Mindfulness for Life is an in-depth programme intended to cultivate lasting and sustainable change. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

We have a new opportunity for Hindi speakers to complete a Mindfulness for Life Course in November with support in Hindi, thanks to the fabulous Geetika Arora Bhojak, founder of The Mindful Foundation in India. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

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.

The final Mindfulness, Taking it Further course of this year will begin on 3rd November 2022. Suitable for those who have completed an 8-week Mindfulness course.


Are you a MBSR teacher interested in training in Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L)? We have a teacher training start in January 2023. For more information and to apply, please click on the image.

We are also offering an opportunity for teachers trained in MBCT to learn the Mindfulness for Life curriculum. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

Sunday (30.10.22) is your last chance to apply for our mindfulness for life teacher training course starting in January 2023. 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 have published two fabulous blogs from previous course participants. To have a read, please click on the respective images.


Week commencing 31st October

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