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.

Mindfulness-based interventions in the workplace: The role of theory, science and research

Mindfulness in the Workplace 

26th October 2018

Professor Willem Kuyken and Silke Rupprecht

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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Mindfulness and Coaching

Mindfulness in the Workplace 

22 November 2018

Vicki Curtis and Mark McMordie

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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Mindfulness for Leaders

Mindfulness in the Workplace 

23 November 2018

Michael Chaskalson and Megan Reitz

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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The C in MBCT

10th December 2018

Melanie Fennell

The workshop will offer opportunities for participants to explore, both through experience and through discussion, how the integration of a cognitive conceptual framework with intensive training in mindfulness meditation helps participants in MBCT classes to respond kindly and wisely to distress, and how it addresses key processes that create vulnerability to depression and contribute to the persistence of low mood.

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Life

7th and 8th January 2019

Professor Willem Kuyken, Paul Bernard and Alison Yiangou

This masterclass is for qualified MBCT teachers who are teaching in line with the UK Good Practice Guidelines and who wish to learn to teach the MBCT for Life curriculum.

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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

8th January 2019

John Peacock

Mindfulness is clearly acknowledged to have its roots in the foundational Buddhist tradition that stretches back two and a half thousand years. Yet, we may ask, what can this foundational tradition add to our current understanding of MBCT founded, as it is, in contemporary understandings within neuroscience and cognitive psychology? Nevertheless, when we begin to examine this two and a half thousand-year-old tradition it presents us with a highly nuanced psychological understanding of what mindfulness is, how it functions and what it means to be a flourishing human being that is highly congruent with many of the contemporary approaches.

This Masterclass will examine the nature of human distress, to which Mindfulness is directed, and the aetiology of this distress together with a close examination of the self as a process rather than as something fixed, and why this important to understanding MBCT in the contemporary world.

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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. It is an integral module for training as an MBCT teacher.
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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Enquiry in MBCT

19th March 2019

Willem Kuyken

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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Positioning Mindfulness and MBCT in Education – Higher Education

17th May 2019

Ruth Collins and Olivier Bazin

This masterclass will provide an overview the current landscape of student Mindfulness in further and higher education settings. Along with discussions surrounding the latest research and evidence supporting the use of Mindfulness in further and higher education, attendees will also explore practical strategies for implementing and developing mindfulness training in the professional education setting.

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Positioning Mindfulness and MBCT in Education – Schools

Positioning Mindfulness and MBCT in Education – Schools

18th May 2019

Liz Lord and Jem Shackleford

This day will be valuable for anyone who has an interest in mindfulness in schools. It will be highly interactive with opportunities to reflect on the rationale behind wanting to offer mindfulness in school, discuss the latest research in this field, hear about the most common programs being offered and look at the theory and practice of implementing mindfulness in this setting. Participants will also have an opportunity to develop a personal approach for working within schools.

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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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