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MYRIAD at Oxford

I’ve just spent a remarkable and inspiring two days at Oxford Mindfulness Centre, investigating the curriculum that will be used for teachers’ mindfulness training. Some amazing instruction from Chris Cullen and others – and even got to hear from Prof. Mark Williams, one of the “founding fathers” of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. It’s rare and humbling to be with so many deeply committed and genuinely compassionate people.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a thoroughly researched and effectively formulated course in mindfulness training. Developed from a coming together of contemporary neurological scientific research and ancient mind training techniques, it offers a radical and gentle way to begin to undo our habitual mental patterns that can lead to anxiety, stress and unhelpful strategies of avoidance or distraction. Over eight groups sessions of two and quarter hours each, you will be introduced to a number of experiential techniques and exercises in a warm atmosphere of mutual exploration.