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The University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre (OMC), based in the Department of Psychiatry, are again running their popular 8 week and fortnightly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses at the POWIC building, Warneford Hospital, from September 2017.

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, recurrent depression or feel generally ‘dissatisfied’ with your life, this course could help you develop skills to better respond to the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday living. Participants say the course helped them to be more in the present moment, realise that they are not their thoughts, and be kinder to themselves.

The course has been amazing. It has helped me be more present in my everyday life, more focused and less distracted.”

Our MBCT course teachers are fully trained, hold the OMC ‘Certificate of Competence to teach MBCT’ and meet UK Good Practice Guidelines. “The teachers’ calm and reassuring ways are an inspiration.”

Discounted University of Oxford student courses are also available starting 10 October – priority given to Trinity and St Edmund Hall students until 25 September, after this date any University of Oxford student can apply.  The course is for students who want to learn more about mindfulness, and to develop the ability to deal more skilfully with the stresses of everyday life at university (and beyond). It is intended as an introduction to mindfulness, and is taught in 8 weekly sessions along with home practice. Discounted price £65.