The OMC strives to provide insight on research, training, and the latest news and information across the field of mindfulness.
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More