Episodes
We are excited to announce that OMF teacher and supervisor, Liz Lord, has represented us on BBC Radio. She spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about the OMF and its work, including how mindfulness can support us in today’s world. This was to celebrate the launch of our new daily lunchtime sit which is available to all for free. To register for these sessions, please visit: https://registrations.oxfordmindfulness.org/?cid=1263 
Published 11/16/22
Published 11/16/22
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.
Published 11/02/22
We are delighted to be joined for our May keynote session by Trish Bartley. Trish will join us in May to share some stories, a few practices, and some of her learning from the experience of teaching MBCT to people with cancer.
Published 10/28/22
From mindless distractions and addictive behaviours to cyberbullying and encouraging feelings of inadequacy, we are becoming increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of social media usage on our mental health and wellbeing. Mindfulness Coach Erin Lee shares how understanding the skills and practice of mindfulness can help us navigate our love-hate relationship with social media, and harness the power of these communication platforms in wiser and healthier ways.
Published 10/28/22
In this session we will review a three-fold model for understanding how mindfulness supports human agency, our ability to act intentionally, that was proposed in Jamie’s 2020 discussion paper Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times, and explore his latest research and publication launched in March 2022 titled Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out.
Published 10/28/22
Drawing from emerging behavioural and neuroimaging research, this presentation with Norman Farb outlines the difficulty of understanding what it means to bring acceptance to our most challenging moments, explore what aspects of breath awareness are actually important for wellbeing, and illustrate how the brain can become quiet without becoming disengaged - a more subtle quality of attention.
Published 10/28/22
In this talk, Dr Sara Lazar will discuss her work evaluating the effects of regular mindfulness practice on a metric of adult development related to how we view and interact with the world.
Published 10/25/22
In this podcast Silke Rupprecht, Head of Research and Development at Awaris speaks to us about bringing mindfulness to teams in organisations. She offers her thoughts on the reasons behind the growing interest in mindful teams and how team mindfulness training may need to be different from individual mindfulness training. Silke also shares insights and gives practical examples of how mindfulness trainers can adapt their delivery to help teams build the mindful qualities and collaborative...
Published 06/07/22
Way back in 2000, Mark Williams opened doors for her to start bringing mindfulness to the patients of a Welsh oncology department where Trish herself had just finished treatment. Over the 20 years that followed, she continued to teach enabling the programme to slowly adapt from the original MBCT, with John Teasdale guiding Trish as they teased out what was needed for this particular group. From this, a workbook for teachers was published (Bartley, 2012) followed by a book for people with...
Published 05/06/22
In the latest episode of our workplace podcast series, Liane Stephan, co-founder of Awaris and the Inner Green Deal, speaks to the OMC about sustainability and the climate crisis. She shares her experiences of working with leaders who clearly have the capacity to affect organisational change. Liane offers some thoughts on how as mindfulness trainers we are uniquely placed to support individuals and organisations to engage with this topic in a very real and meaningful way.
Published 04/12/22
In this session we will review a three-fold model for understanding how mindfulness supports human agency, our ability to act intentionally, that was proposed in Jamie’s 2020 discussion paper Mindfulness: Developing Agency in Urgent Times, and explore his latest research and publication due for launch in March 2022 titled Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out. There are important slides that form part of this presentation, and as such, it is best viewed on our YouTube channel....
Published 03/04/22
Drawing from emerging behavioural and neuroimaging research, this presentation with Norman Farb outlines the difficulty of understanding what it means to bring acceptance to our most challenging moments, explore what aspects of breath awareness are actually important for wellbeing, and illustrate how the brain can become quiet without becoming disengaged - a more subtle quality of attention. There are important slides that form part of this presentation, and as such, it is best viewed on our...
Published 02/04/22
Listen again to our first keynote session of 2022. Jake Dartington joined us to look ahead to a new year with Mindfulness. 
Published 01/07/22
Hosted by Andy Phee and led by Gemma Griffith, this keynote will inform mindfulness teachers how they could adapt their courses making them more suitable for people with learning disabilities.  It may also be of interest to others working in the field of learning disabilities who have an interest in mindfulness.
Published 12/02/21
In this keynote presentation, listeners will receive an overview of the neurobiology of mindfulness, and how this relates to a brief history of the use of art-therapy for healing in clinical and non-clinical settings. Listeners will also be introduced to the neurobiology of viewing abstract art, as it relates to stress reduction in clinical and non-clinical settings.  Sará shares information on her work - the development of the first awareness-based educational program and study "Art and...
Published 11/04/21
We were delighted to be joined by Jeroen Janss for our October keynote. The session explores how mindfulness is helping us to respond to the unfolding Climate Crisis with compassion & a sense of purpose. 
Published 10/11/21
Sarah has been teaching, and training others to teach, mindfulness for more than 20 years. She has taught a range of established mindfulness curricula and created programmes for both schools and adults. She has had a passion for movement throughout her life and has long-established yoga and Pilates practices. This practice session sets out to offer a space to explore moving mindfully in different ways, exploring creating movement and allowing movement, arising from the body’s messages and...
Published 10/01/21
Sarah has been teaching, and training others to teach, mindfulness for more than 20 years. She has taught a range of established mindfulness curricula and created programmes for both schools and adults. She has had a passion for movement throughout her life and has long-established yoga and Pilates practices. This practice session sets out to offer a space to explore moving mindfully in different ways, exploring creating movement and allowing movement, arising from the body’s messages and...
Published 09/27/21
Steven Hickman, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, as well as a trainer of Mindful Self-Compassion teachers. He has taught MSC all over the world and trained teachers of MBSR and MBCT in addition to MSC. He is the author of the recently published Self-Compassion for Dummies.  This podcast is an opportunity to revisit part 2 of Steven's sessions, where we explore the powerful practice of self-compassion and explore...
Published 09/17/21
Noticing the Little Things - A way to move our practice off the cushion. This session looks at how we can shift the awareness of the minute details of our experience to our ‘sphere of influence.’ By doing so, we can have a positive impact on our lives and the world around us.
Published 09/13/21
Steven Hickman, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, as well as a trainer of Mindful Self-Compassion teachers. He has taught MSC all over the world and trained teachers of MBSR and MBCT in addition to MSC. He is the author of the recently published Self-Compassion for Dummies.  This podcast is an opportunity to revisit part 1 of Steven's sessions, where we explore the powerful practice of self-compassion and explore...
Published 09/09/21
We were delighted to be joined for our September keynote by Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, who is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University.
Published 09/03/21
Noticing the Little Things - A way to move our practice off the cushion. This session looks at how we can shift the awareness of the minute details of our experience to our ‘sphere of influence.’ By doing so, we can have a positive impact on our lives and the world around us.
Published 08/27/21