In-Person , 2.5 days
This Oxford, in-person gathering in Autumn 2023 is specifically designed to support those who are training or have trained with us over the last 3-5 years. We will be providing updates on curriculum changes, research updates and space for practice, reflection and socialising with fellow trainees, teachers, and trainers.
Friday 27th October will be our first full day together where we will be joined by Professor Willem Kuyken to open the weekend with an update on his most recent work including new books. Willem session will be followed by Professor Ruth Baer who will update on latest research developments in the field.
Friday afternoon (ending at 4:30pm) will be hosted by Alison Yiangou and Liz Lord and focused on connecting with one another.
Friday early evening (5:00 – 6:30pm), David Treleaven will join us (via zoom) for an hour to discuss the value of Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and answer any questions.
Saturday will be a day of practice and exploration, an opportunity to deepen our practice with Chris Cullen and Alison Yiangou (ending at 4:30pm)
Saturday after the practice session (5:00 – 6:30pm), there will be an opportunity to take a guided walk through Oxford with Liz Lord which will conclude int he town centre where you might choose to have dinner when any old, or new friends who are also attending the gathering.
Sunday will be interactive with an opportunity to discuss how the OMF can help you as you introduce and teach mindfulness, we will also introduce our new OMF membership programme and the benefits offered to members to remain connected with their practice, the OMF and ongoing development of skills.
The weekend will formally close at 3pm on Sunday to allow for your onward travel. The OMF team will remain available until 5pm on the final day for any questions and support required which was not possible to fit into the long weekend.
Lunch each day is included in the fee – accommodation and evening meals are not included
My work focuses on depression and evidence-based approaches to depression. In particular, my research examines how mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs can prevent depression and enhance human potential across the lifespan.
I’m a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness researcher, teacher, trainer, supervisor, and practitioner. Before moving to Oxford in 2019, I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where I conducted research on mindfulness and taught and supervised several mindfulness-based programmes in a doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Read more here
I am a teacher of MBCT and MBSR, having trained at the University of Oxford and Bangor respectively. I have taught mindfulness to adults in a range of settings, including the NHS, Multi-Academy Trusts, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, to clinical and educational psychologists, in universities (University College, Kings, London, University of East Anglia), and on public courses. Read More Here...
I am the Development Director – Training and Curricula for the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (OMF). I am also a member of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) Curriculum Development Group. I have an academic background in Psychology (MA Oxon). Most of my working life was spent in a business context, where I specialised in human potential and flourishing. Alongside work life, I have been practising meditation since the 1970s, and attended many long retreats both as a retreatant and retreat supervisor. Read more here
I am currently a tutor on the MSt in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Oxford. Since 2015 I have been a senior researcher in the Dept of Psychiatry, working on the MYRIAD project which has been investigating all aspects of mindfulness in education. Read more here