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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace

The OMC is delighted to announce the first six dates of our new programme of masterclasses for mindfulness teachers working in organisational settings. The programme will include the science and theory of organisational change as well as the practicalities of how to understand and effect change in organisations. We are proud to do this in collaboration with the University of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

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The MBCT Training Pathway

The MBCT Training Pathway

Willem Kuyken writes that the MBCT training pathway is a framework for training MBCT teachers to ensure that such programmes are of the highest quality

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Mindfulness in the workplace. Is it effective and what are the challenges?

Mindfulness in the workplace. Is it effective and what are the challenges?

Silke Rupprecht asks what is the evidence for mindfulness in the workplace and what are the issues in this field?

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The role of retreats for MBCT teachers

The role of retreats for MBCT teachers

What is the role of retreats in MBCT for teachers? John Peacock, Ruth Baer, Zindel Segal, Rebecca Crane, Willem Kuyken and Christina Surawy engage in a dialogue on the perils and possibilities around this question.

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How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?

How do I know if someone teaching a mindfulness course is appropriately trained?

How can a member of the general public wanting to take an 8-week mindfulness-based class be reassured that what is being offered has depth and integrity? Rebecca Crane of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University reflects on this question facing those interested in taking a mindfulness course, and a key question in the field of mindfulness.

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Preventing depression with MBCT: From evidence to practice

Preventing depression with MBCT: From evidence to practice

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Implementation and Director of Research at Bangor University, and Willem Kuyken discuss the challenges that face the implementation of MBCT in the NHS, questions that were examined as part of the ASPIRE research project.

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MBCT for recurrent depression: What do we know? What does it mean? Where to next?

MBCT for recurrent depression: What do we know? What does it mean? Where to next?

Catherine Crane and Zindel Segal reflect on the findings of the largest meta-analysis to date of randomised controlled trials of MBCT for relapse prevention in recurrent depression, a research paper published in JAMA Psychiatry in April 2016.

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Is mindfulness safe?

Is mindfulness safe?

Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken discuss the potential risks of mindfulness practice, offering three key factors to be considered in teaching and learning mindfulness safely. They draw a comparison with physical exercise as mainstream health behaviour that requires consideration of safety.

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The Long View – perils and possibilities

The Long View – perils and possibilities

Christina Feldman continues to discuss the challenges facing the field of mindfulness for the future, and the lessons that can be learnt from the establishment of meditative traditions in Western culture over the last 45 years, in the final part of this blog post series.

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