Weekly Update 8th October 2022
Welcome to this week’s update: a summary of everything we’ve shared on social media throughout the week.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2022
Click on the image to register for the practice sessions.
SHARING FROM THE OMF
For our book reading this week we have Claire Kelly, our Co-Director Teaching and Learning, reading a passage from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s foreword to Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Claire says “I love coming back to Jon Kabat-Zinn for pithy, succinct ways of talking about mindfulness.” Click on the image to take a listen.
Our sharing of knowledge from others work in the field this week is a quote from the author Eckhart Tolle. Eckhart’s profound, yet simple teachings have helped countless people around the globe experience a state of vibrantly alive inner peace in their daily lives.
With thanks to academics in the field, we are sharing research with the OMF community. You can read more from a 2020 paper – Let it be: mindful acceptance down-regulates pain and negative emotion, by clicking on the image below.
SOCIAL EVENINGS WITH THE OMF
On the last Friday of each month from 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time) we will be offering a ‘Social Evening’ with guests from around the world joining our mindfulness community.
These monthly sessions are designed to bring the community together once a month with a range of music, comedy, poetry and other online, free events with a mindfulness theme.
Our first session is on Friday 28th October 2022 from 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time) with Adam Bernstein who writes, produces and performs his own music and is active freelance bassist in New York City. We will gather and explore what kind of music we can make after a short meditation and can chat about quieting the judgmental thoughts that may or may not arise. Active contribution is purely voluntary, feel free to simply come along and listen if you’d prefer!
Find more information here.
Here are the courses we highlighted this week. Click on the image for more information and to apply.
We have 7 Mindfulness for Life Courses starting on different days and at different times throughout October. For more info and to apply, click on the image.
We have another 3-week Introduction to Mindfulness course starting in October. For more info and to apply, click on the image. These courses are suitable for those who are new to mindfulness and wish to learn more.
We have 2 Mindfulness Frame by Frame Courses starting on different days and at different times throughout October. For more info, and to apply, click on the image. These courses are suitable for those who have already participated in an 8-week mindfulness course such as Mindfulness for Life, Finding Peace in a Frantic World or MBCT and MBSR 8 week-courses.
We have a Teaching in the Workplace Programme starting this October. The purpose is to help experienced mindfulness teachers build the competencies required to offer mindfulness training in organisational contexts. For more info and to apply, please click on the image.
RETREATS AND PRACTICE DAYS
Mindfulness in Daily Life Online Retreat
This new retreat format is designed to develop and deepen your practice of mindfulness in the midst of your daily life, with the support of a practice community and retreat-style container. Beginning with a longer practice from 10am-3pm, we move into 5 weekday sessions running 7.15am-8.15am and 6pm-8pm, ending with another longer practice from 10am -3pm – all UK times. Each day there is formal practice and reflection together with the structure designed to leave you free to continue with your normal work or home routine at other times. For more info and to book, click on the image.
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