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 course, 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.
How will mindfulness benefit me?
Thousands have completed our NHS-approved, evidence-based online mindfulness course and report long-lasting, life-changing benefits, including significantly reducing anxiety, depression and stress. The Be Mindful course 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.
Why won't the course progress through the week?
For the course to progress through a new week, you need to complete the first session of that week 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. Our online mindfulness course has been shown to reduce stress by 40%. See the benefits here.
What happens if I miss a session on the course?
You cannot miss a session on the course. If you didn't find time to login for your midweek session, this will be available for you on the THIS WEEK tab.
Is the mindfulness course 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 course is a fully online web-app, so you can access the course from any and all your devices, from anywhere in the world, at any time, simply via the internet.
How do I provide the online mindfulness course 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 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 courses are the same. Be Mindful is the only online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course. MBCT is the widely established clinically recognised form of mindfulness training. Our online mindfulness course 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 course, Be Mindful is the original and world's only course of this kind.
I missed a video in the first session of a new week and now I can't go back or access the other course 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 COURSE tab to restart the week and first session.
How much time will it take to complete the full mindfulness course?
Be Mindful is the world's only online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course. 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 course. To finish the course in the quickest time of 4-weeks, we recommend setting aside 30 minutes a day for practice.
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 course with confidence in its quality and effectiveness. You don't even need to feel stressed to benefit from the course!
Can I buy the mindfulness course as a gift for a friend?
It’s lovely that you want to give Be Mindful to your friend. However we don’t currently offer a gifting service. We will be offering a gift option in the future, so please stay in touch.
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 course 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 course, and maintaining these results at 3- and 6-month follow-ups. See the benefits and evidence here.
What is the total cost of the Be Mindful course?
The Be Mindful course costs £40 (US $50 EU €45). This is not a subscription; it is a one-off fee for lifetime access to the full online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course; no time-limits, no restrictions; one-fee for life.
Can I find Be Mindful on the Play / App Store?
Be Mindful is a web-app! This means you can access your course 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 course, without taking up any precious storage space.
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 course 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 course reduce anxiety by 58%. See the benefits and evidence here.
Is this online course for training to teach mindfulness to others?
No - Be Mindful is an online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course, 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.
Will I have access to the mindfulness course 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 course. No time-limits, no restrictions. Learn more about the course here.
What happens if I fall behind on the course?
The course 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 COURSE tab.
What if this isn't the right course to better mental wellbeing for me?
Refund Guarantee: If you have self-paid for the course and you don't feel it is right for you during your first week on the course, you can cancel your place and we will refund you in full. See our T&Cs for further info.
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 course; produced with the blessing of MBCT creators, it is accessible by anyone, anywhere and widely used in healthcare and enterprise. MBCT, and therefore the Be Mindful course does not contain anything of a religious nature. You will not be asked to accept anything, except what you experience for yourself.
Can I facilitate Be Mindful in my health service?
Absolutely! Be Mindful is a clinically validated online course 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 this mindfulness course for beginners?
Be Mindful is a structured mindfulness course, 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.