OMC Workshops and Masterclasses

Workshops and masterclasses at the OMC are directed by leaders in their field, within mindfulness training, teaching and research.

We run a series of events throughout the year as the OMC to offer continuing professional development in teaching mindfulness in specialist areas. The events may be of interest to mindfulness teachers as well as those wishing to find out more about recent developments in particular fields of interest. Some of our events are offered in partnership with others.

A full list of all our workshops and masterclasses follows.

Mindful Movement

26th February 2019

Anita Lewis

This masterclass will prepare mindfulness teachers to lead mindful movement and breath awareness in MBCT and MBSR programmes.
This is an experiential and interactive masterclass for practitioners and facilitators of mindfulness and mindful movement. Enquiry and open receptivity are at the heart of this exploratory day.

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Working with groups in Mindfulness-Based Interventions

18th March 2019

MBCT is a group programme, and therefore it is important that teachers acquire both the knowledge and skills to work with groups. In the workshop, we will focus on:

  • Understanding how a group develops – beginning, middle and ending.
  • The importance of building a sense of community, by creating a warm, supportive group environment – emphasising the common humanity and universal vulnerability.
  • Learning how to skilfully work with group processes and dynamics – how do we ‘hold’ the group whilst group processes/challenges/dynamics are going on?
  • Exploring ‘more or less’ skilful ways of working with group process – no ‘one right way’.
  • The role of the teacher in the group as an integral member

The day will offer opportunities for both theoretical and experiential learning. It will include some didactic teaching and small group work. We will practice teaching, using a variety of scenarios – exploring challenges and dynamics commonly present in most groups.

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Enquiry in MBCT

19th March 2019

Marie Johansson, Christina Surawy and Ruth Baer

This day will demonstrate how enquiry is like a crucible where theory and participants’ experience and learning history come together to enable transformative change. We’ll cover the conditions that support enquiry: teachers’ embodiment of attitudinal dimensions of mindfulness; personal commitment to an in-depth, ongoing learning process; working from the heart; non-striving, yet clarity of intention; trusting the process; honouring the person’s experience; collaborative empiricism, and finally; not falling into the vary aspects of mind we’re trying to transform.

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Positioning Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme 

22 March 2019

Chris Tamdjidi

This day is one of a series of Workplace Masterclasses being offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  It is open to all individuals with an interest in how mindfulness can support and enhance personal and organisational wellbeing. These Workplace Masterclasses are particularly informative for practitioners delivering mindfulness based training in the workplace.

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Teaching Methods for Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme 

29 April 2019

Michael Chaskalson

This day is one of a series of Workplace Masterclasses being offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  It is open to all individuals with an interest in how mindfulness can support and enhance personal and organisational wellbeing. These Workplace Masterclasses are particularly informative for practitioners delivering mindfulness based training in the workplace.

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Embedding Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace Programme

31st May 2019

Leonie Schell

This day is one of a series of Workplace Masterclasses being offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  It is open to all individuals with an interest in how mindfulness can support and enhance personal and organisational wellbeing. These Workplace Masterclasses are particularly informative for practitioners delivering mindfulness based training in the workplace.

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Research and Evaluation

25th June 2019

Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken

Half of this day will be taught by Ruth Baer and will provide an informative summary of the evidence base for MBCT. The second half of this day will be taught by Willem Kuyken and will focus on how to evaluate the courses you teach.

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