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|News from the OMC|
News from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre has now left the So-Wide umbrella and is a fully independent charity. Below we present some edited highlights from their first Newsletter. We wish them well with all their projects in the future.
OMC Newsletter number 1.
Much has been happening at the Oxford Mindfulness Cenntre. The OMC has:
* developed a completely new website<http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/>
* launched a Development Campaign<http://oxfordmindfulness.org/donor/development-campaign/>
* launched an appeal for donations<http://oxfordmindfulness.org/donor/>
Plans for the future…
MBCT classes and Teacher Training
There is now a need to offer mindfulness classes for the public and train more MBCT teachers. The first 8-week MBCT programme for the public<http://oxfordmindfulness.org/learn/public-programme/> will start in October this year. These public classes will also provide a classroom for taking on trainee teachers as interns. There will also be special training events and programmes to train teachers in future.
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is an international centre of excellence within Oxford University. The objective of our Development Campaign is to endow an Oxford University Professorship and support team who will be able to take the Oxford Mindfulness Centre forward into the future.
Thank you to Geoff Bamford
Chair of the OMC Board of Trustees, Geoff Bamford, is standing down from the Board.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Geoff for all he has done. We are where we are today because of Geoff's commitment and energy. His was the vision that shaped the OMC at its outset, and his the idea of housing it in the impressive Prince of Wales International Centre alongside the mental health charity SANE. We all wish to thank Geoff for his tireless work to bring the OMC to life as an institution, and building the foundations for OMC’s future - to conduct and disseminate pioneering research in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
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