The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation is internationally recognised for mindfulness teaching and training. We collaborate with a number of international organisations to achieve our vision of a world in which there is universal access to mindfulness and a greater understanding and acceptability of the impact of mindful behaviour.
Bringing Mindfulness to teams in organisations
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 habits needed to foster wellbeing and performance in traditional and hybrid settings.
Mindfulness and Cancer: Gently Turning Towards with Trish Bartley
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 cancer themselves (Bartley, 2017). Trish has continued to work with people with cancer, including training many teachers in the programme in the UK and further afield, and offering online one to one connections to a few people at the end of their lives.
What is the role of mindful leadership in addressing the climate crisis?
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.
Agency and connection with Jamie Bristow
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. Watch the full presentation here.
Understanding the challenging dynamics of mindfulness practice with Norman Farb
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 YouTube channel. Watch the full presentation here.
Looking ahead to a new year with Mindfulness with Jake Dartington
Listen again to our first keynote session of 2022. Jake Dartington joined us to look ahead to a new year with Mindfulness.
Fantastic and useful sessions
I’ve found the first two sessions really helpful, especially considering the current situation we find ourselves in! It’s helped me find a greater sense of peace and calm some of my anxieties, really recommend to anyone wanting to do the same, or those that just want to find out what mindfulness actually is!
Thank goodness for an English accent podcast. All the others seem to be USA accents. Thanks
Thanks OMC - Really helped me!
Particularly enjoyed the science mentioned in episode 2. Looking forward to the next episode.