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Annual OMF Gathering 2023
October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2023
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 and research updates and there’ll be 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’s 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 in the town centre where you might choose to have dinner with 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.