Why won't the program progress through the week?
For the program to progress through a new week, you need to complete the first session of that week in full.
Can I find Be Mindful on the Play / App Store?
Be Mindful is a web-app! This means you can access your program from anywhere in the world, using any device, simply over the internet using a web browser. Choose to save Be Mindful to your phone or tablet's Home Screen (from your web browser menu) for easy access to the program.
Is mindfulness for everyone?
Yes! Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that anyone can learn and enjoy the amazing benefits. With Be Mindful, you have access to the most widely recognised established form of mindfulness therapy, so you can join the program with confidence in its quality and effectiveness. You don't even need to feel stressed to benefit from the program!
What if this isn't the right course to better mental wellbeing for me?
Refund Guarantee: If you have self-paid for the program and you don't feel it is right for you during your first month on the program, you can cancel your place and we will refund you in full.
How can I be mindful when stressed?
Through mindfulness we learn to pay attention in a way that increases our ability to respond more effectively to difficult situations; to act instead of react. Be Mindful teaches us these skills and practical techniques we can use daily to be more mindful and reduce our stress. The online mindfulness program has been shown to reduce stress by 40%. See the benefits here.
How can mindfulness help depression and mental health?
Mindfulness helps us relate differently to negative thoughts and emotions, so we're better able to manage them and respond more positively. On Be Mindful, you'll be guided step-by-step through a full program of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which was clinically developed as a therapeutic intervention for recurrent depression (people vulnerable to depressive relapse). Research studies of Be Mindful have reported participants enjoying an average 63% reduction in depression by the end of the program, and maintaining these results at 3- and 6-month follow-ups. See the benefits and evidence here.
I missed a video in the first session of a new week and now I can't go back or access the other program tabs?
Simply skip through the rest of the session to the end. Then all tabs will be available again, so you can use the function in the THE PROGRAM tab to restart the week and first session.
What happens if I miss a session on the program?
You cannot miss a session on the program. If you didn't find time to login for your midweek session, this will be available for you on the THIS WEEK tab.
Is this mindfulness program for beginners?
Be Mindful is a structured mindfulness program, suitable for beginners and great as a refresher for the more experienced. We don’t expect you to know anything about mindfulness when you start; everything is introduced and explained as we go along.
Can mindfulness really help reduce anxiety?
Mindfulness teaches us how to be and stay in the present moment, so we don't get caught up or carried away in negative and unhelpful thinking. On the Be Mindful program you'll learn and practise a range of mindfulness techniques and skills that you can apply to daily life. Research has shown the Be Mindful program reduces anxiety by 58%. See the benefits and evidence here.
Is the mindfulness program accessible?
Yes! There are subtitles on all of the video and audio content. If the subtitles don't automatically appear, simply click the 'CC' button to turn them on. The Be Mindful program is a fully online web-app, so you can access the program from any and all your devices, from anywhere in the world, at any time, simply via the internet.
Will I have access to the mindfulness program for life?
Here at Be Mindful, we know just how powerful mindfulness is and want to help you experience the amazing wellbeing benefits the practice of mindfulness brings. That's why we make it as easy as possible for you to get started and continue on your mindfulness journey, with lifetime access to the Be Mindful program. No time-limits, no restrictions. Learn more about the program here.
How does Be Mindful differ from the other "mindfulness" apps?
You'll see lots of apps and websites using the word "mindful" or "mindfulness", but not all mindfulness apps are the same. Be Mindful is the only online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. MBCT is the widely established clinically recognised form of mindfulness training. Our online mindfulness program has been thoroughly evaluated and passed rigorous assessment by the UK National Health Service (NHS). It has helped many thousands significantly reduce their stress, anxiety and depression, as well as improve their sleep quality and general mood and wellbeing. With results proven by published research studies and life-changing benefits reported by those who've completed the program, Be Mindful is the original and world's only program of this kind.
Can I buy the mindfulness program as a gift for a friend?
It’s lovely that you want to give Be Mindful to your friend. However we don’t offer a gifting service.
How do I provide the mindfulness program to my employees?
Be Mindful is from Wellmind Health who offer cost-effective solutions in both healthcare and enterprise, to suit any size organisation. Find out more about providing Be Mindful in your workplace here.
How much time will it take to complete the mindfulness program?
Be Mindful is the world's only online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program. You'll be guided through 4-weeks of mindfulness training, addressing 4 key themes that will help you reduce your stress, anxiety and depression and give you skills to maintain your wellbeing in the long-term. You can participate at your own pace, taking as long as you like to complete the program. To finish the program in the quickest time of 4-weeks, we recommend setting aside 30 minutes a day for practice.
What happens if I fall behind on the program?
The program pauses at the end of each week to wait for you, so you can't fall behind. If you feel you need to move back to a previous week, you can do this from the THE PROGRAM tab.
Is this program for training to teach mindfulness to others?
No - Be Mindful is a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy program, designed for individual and personal use. To train to teach mindfulness you'll need to attend a mindfulness teaching institution. However, Be Mindful is a great way to introduce yourself or get to grips with mindfulness before progressing on to becoming a teacher.
Can I facilitate Be Mindful in my health service?
Absolutely! Be Mindful is a clinically validated online program of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). For several years, health services have delivered Be Mindful in varied healthcare settings with good success. Find out more about our solutions for healthcare here.
Is mindfulness religious?
Mindfulness was brought to western society by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the form of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) therapy. A few years later Professor Mark Williams et al developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), derived from the therapies of MBSR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). MBCT is now established as the clinically recognised form of mindfulness training and is used widely in healthcare as an intervention for recurrent depression. Be Mindful is the world's only online MBCT program; produced with the approval of the originators of MBCT, it is accessible by anyone, anywhere and widely used in healthcare and enterprise. MBCT, and therefore the Be Mindful program does not contain anything of a religious nature. You will not be asked to accept anything, except what you experience for yourself.
How will mindfulness benefit me?
Many thousands have completed our evidence-based online mindfulness program and report long-lasting, life-changing benefits, including significantly reducing anxiety, depression and stress. The Be Mindful program is effective as an early intervention for low mood, a clinical intervention for depression, anxiety and stress, and to help maintain general wellbeing. See the Benefits.
How does mindfulness work?
Mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that helps us to relate differently to experiences. It involves paying attention to our thoughts and feelings in a way that increases our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices. On Be Mindful, you'll be guided step-by-step by qualified mindfulness teachers. By the end of the online program, you'll be naturally practising mindfulness in your daily life, helping you to be present and not caught up in negative thoughts, to be more aware and respond more skilfully to events, and to reduce and maintain low levels of stress, depression and anxiety.