Weekly Update 3rd December 2022

Weekly Update 3rd December 2022

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


Week commencing 5th December

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 are delighted that Shannon Harvey has agreed to give our December keynote. The title of Shannon’s talk is My Year of Living Mindfully (What Happened Next).

Shannon is the multi-award winning director of two internationally acclaimed documentaries, The Connection: Mind Your Body and My Year of Living Mindfully. Her first book The Whole Health Life is about finding good health after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and earned her the National Press Club of Australia’s “Health Journalist of the Year” award. Her latest book, My Year of Living Mindfully is published by Hachette. She’s now working on a new film about preventing mental illness by starting in childhood, while producing a popular blog and top ten podcast, and balancing her life as the mother of two adventurous boys.

To register for the keynote (if you haven’t already), please sign up by clicking on the image.


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community. You can read more from a 2022 paper – Can Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Influence the Quality of Life, Anxiety, and Depression of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? — A Review by clicking on the image.

This week’s quote comes from Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia. Gloria teaches within the Thai Forest Tradition, specifically the disciples of Ajahn Chah.

This week Marion Furr, HR and Operations Manager, Teacher, Trainer & Supervisor reads from Meditation: Calming the Mind by Bob Sharples.


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

There is one more opportunity to start a Mindfulness for Life course in December. Mindfulness for Life (sometimes referred to as MBCT-L) is a course designed to cultivate mindful awareness of our body, emotions and mind so that we can live our lives with a greater sense of wellbeing, kindness and resilience. It is an evidence-based course, developed in the light of research at Oxford University and other leading research centres. It has two main intentions: to offer you some skills to meet life’s challenges and difficulties, both internal and external; as well as skills to develop more awareness and appreciation of the pleasant moments in life that we can often overlook. In other words, to respond more skilfully to all of life’s inevitable ups and downs. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.


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

We are also 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.

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.


We are running an online day of practice on Sunday 18th December 9:00 – 14:00 UK Time. This will offer an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive online group setting. It is suitable for those with an existing mindfulness practice. It also forms part of what the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) outlines as continued professional development. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.


The OMF core team got together last weekend for a few days of annual planning. Thanks to Royal Foundation of St Katherine’s in London for hosting us. Some exciting new projects discussed, we look forward to sharing updates with you over the next few months.


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