USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS
Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP)
Since 2001 Bangor have provided professional training for mindfulness teachers as well as conducting research.
CMRP offers training to teach and professional development courses to support mindfulness teachers. CMRP also have a selection of free audio files
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, has been at the forefront of mindfulness research and training since 2008. The Oxford MBCT App is no longer available. The App was designed to support people going through the MBCT course and beyond.
The Mindfulness Network has been set up to to serve the mindfulness community and to advance the health and well-being of the general public. Their web site contains information about
teacher training, mindfulness-based supervison, mindfulness retreats, compassion training and retreats as well as an eight week distance learning MBSR course.
Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)
Since 2004 Exeter have provided professional training for mindfulness teachers as well as conducting research.
CEDAR offers training to teach and professional development courses to support mindfulness teachers.
SUPPORT FOR INTEGRITY IN TEACHING AND TRAINING (SiTT)
By coming along to a SiTT Group you become part of a local community of mindfulness teachers, trainees, trainers and assessors who adhere to UK good practice guidelines. The group come together monthly to sit, reflect on teaching and personal practice, and to offer kindness, support and inspiration to one another as we continue on our journey of personal and professional development. You will also become part of the wider SiTT community, a broader network of resource and support for integrity.
THE MINDFULNESS INITIATIVE
The Mindfulness Initiative was founded by Madeleine Bunting and Chris Cullen in November 2013 to support British politicians in forming the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness. Their partners include the four mindfulness training and research centres in Bangor, Exeter, Oxford and Sussex universities, as well as the Mental Health Foundation, Mindfulness Association and Breathworks, and they benefit from an advisory group comprising some of the most experienced mindfulness scientists and practitioners in the UK and around the world.
MINDFUL WORKPLACE COMMUNITY
This is the primary forum for the international conversation on workplace mindfulness.
They are a community of individuals and organisations exploring, developing and promoting the sustainable application of mindfulness in the workplace. Thet're here to facilitate connection, peer support, inquiry and sharing of best practice among those championing, commissioning and delivering workplace mindfulness training.
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR MINDFULNESS-BASED APPROACHES (BAMBA)
BAMBA evolved from the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as it adapted to developments in field of mindfulness in the UK.
The UK Network dates back to 2005, when mindfulness teachers from the Universities of Bangor, Oxford and Exeter and from Breathworks CIC and NHS Scotland, all of whom had been developing training programmes in response to the growing demand for well-qualified teachers, came together to form a collaborative network to explore ways of working together to support and help shape the development of mindfulness in the UK.