Weekly Update 7th January 2023

Weekly Update 7th January 2023

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

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023!

As we enter a new year, we continue to be thankful for all the support and engagement offered to the OMF Charity.  We are delighted to announce John Ford has joined the team as a Financial and Charity Management Advisor.  Huge appreciation to John and the many others who generously offer their time, wisdom and expertise to the OMF and our shared mission of universal access to mindfulness.  To read more about John Ford visit his OMF page here https://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/people/johnford/


Week commencing 9th 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.


With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community.  You can read more from a 2022 paper – Perceived Benefits of a Remote Yoga and Mindfulness Program for Student Musicians During COVID-19 by clicking on the image.

This week’s quote comes from James Baraz. James has taught mindfulness meditation since 1978 and is co-founder of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

This week’s book reading is taken from Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Remen. Kindly read by OMF Mindfulness in the Workplace Facilitator and Trainer, Susan Peacock.


New blog post: Mindfulness and Cancer Care by Trish Bartley. In this blog Trish discusses the thinking behind the Mindfulness-informed Cancer Care training which her and Christina Shennan are leading in February 2023. To read the blog please click on the image below.



We are delighted that Sussex Mindfulness Centre have secured funding for a PhD studentship to research cross-cultural understanding of mindfulness. For further information please click here.


Would you like to introduce mindfulness to your friends and loved ones in the New Year? Here are the courses we highlighted this week. Click on the image for more information and to apply.

Through January 2023, we have lots of Mindfulness for Life courses starting on different days, and at different times to support attendance across various time zones. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

We have two Frame by Frame courses starting in January 2023. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.

We have a Taking it Further course with Andrew Waterhouse starting 16th January 2023. 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.

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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