This 8-week course developed by the University Oxford Mindfulness Centre closely follows the book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams, the most popular book on this subject.
In the words of Prof William Kuyken, Director of the Mindfulness Centre –
“When the book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World was published in 2011, it was a game changer. It built on the ideas and structure of earlier more clinically-oriented mindfulness-based programmes, but made the programme accessible to a much wider audience. It offers mindfulness practices in way that we can all use, and guides us in how to apply mindfulness in our everyday lives both to manage difficulties but also to cultivate joy, compassion, equanimity and wisdom. It offers a different way of living.
Chris Cullen and Mark Williams have developed a way of offering an 8-week mindfulness course in mainstream, everyday settings that uses the framework of the book. It introduces mindfulness and provides teaching support for developing a personal mindfulness practice, and invaluable resources. It is being taught in community settings, higher education settings, and in workplaces all over the world. Since January 2013 it has been taught to parliamentarians and their staff in the UK Houses of Parliament. “
I offer this course to groups and communities looking for the most accessible way to introduce mindfulness to help alleviate stress and anxiety and to learn skills to improve mental health and resilience.