Teaching Mindfulness-based Interventions in the Time of Corona - An Exploration and Dialogue with Willem Kuyken - 16.00 - 19.30 (BST)
Date: 08/06/2020
Location: Online

The COVID 19 pandemic is perhaps the most significant global challenge of this generation. Besides the horrifying spectre of all the people infected by the virus, it has affected us all, profoundly. It holds up a mirror to our vulnerability. It has disoriented us. What we took to be firm ground has turned out to be shifting sand. Our lives have been disrupted. New issues, which perhaps we'd neglected, demand our attention. It has no respect for borders, showing how inter-connected we are as a species.

At the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre we have long spoken about the potential of mindfulness to make sense of and navigate through our lives - serving as a compass and route map. Never in the time since secular mindfulness has become mainstream has the world needed that compass and route map more than now.

This workshop will be an exploration and dialogue on two themes:

1. What do the people we serve need just now, to support them in navigating through these challenging times?
2. How can we adapt our mindfulness teaching to meet this need, to meet people where they are, and support them in navigating these unprecedented times.

The workshop will start with some background and a refresher on the warp and weft of MBIs. In small groups and then as a large group we will explore the two themes. We will draw together our shared learning about how we can adapt our curricula and teaching to meet participants where they are, support their learning and help them navigate through this pandemic.

Fees & availability

Supported Rate - for those with low income: £30.00
Standard Rate: £40.00
Supporting Rate - Supports others to attend who are on low incomes: £50.00

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