Frequently Asked Questions
Is the course for beginners?
Yes, we don’t expect anyone to know anything about mindfulness when they start. Everything is introduced and explained as we go along.
How long will it take?
You can complete the course in as little as four weeks, but you can take much longer if you prefer. There is no time limit for completion.
What do I have to do?
You'll be expected to take part in 2 online sessions each week, lasting approx. 30-mins each. In the first session of the week, you'll be given 3 assignments to practise throughout the week. In addition, you’ll be encouraged to practise mindfulness in your daily life.
What do I need to follow the course?
Just internet access and a web browser! Login from any and all your devices, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs. Generally - if you can view this web page, you can take the course!
Is there a Be Mindful App?
The Be Mindful course is a Web App, meaning you can access the course over the internet, via a web browser, using any device, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, laptops. You don't need to download anything from any App store - To access the Be Mindful course like an App, you’ll need to save/add the Be Mindful course login page to your phone's homescreen. Please refer to this webpage for instructions on how to do this, and remember to save the course login page.
How will I benefit?
You'll learn and practise mindfulness, which has many amazing mental health and wellbeing benefits and leads to a greater appreciation and engagement with life. See the Benefits. See the Evidence. See the Testimonials
Is it religious?
No, this course does not contain anything of a religious nature. You will not be asked to accept anything except what you experience for yourself.
Is it for everyone?
Yes, you don't even need to feel stressed to benefit from the course.
What if I simply don’t have the time?
With a little motivation you could be enjoying an average 40% reduction in stress, and around 50% reduction of anxiety and depression, in just 4-weeks! We recommend setting aside 30 minutes a day, which includes time for the 2 interactive online sessions each week and time for your formal mindfulness practice assignments, that's the same time as an episode of a favourite TV series. Isn't it worth finding a little time for something that could be so transformative?
Can I take breaks and review weeks?
The course is designed for you to go at your own pace, so you can take breaks and repeat weeks if and when you need to. To restart previous weeks, you'll see ’restart week’ buttons in your Overview when logged into the course. You can do this up to Week 4.
How much will it cost to complete the online course?
Only £30 (US $40 or EU €34)
Help! I've not received any of the course emails!
Have you checked all the folders in your mailbox? Sometimes email providers can label our emails incorrectly as spam, junk or promotional. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list / email address book, to ensure you receive important course emails and updates.
I can't login - it says my email isn't valid?
This usually means there's a rogue space at the end of your email address in the email input field. Place your cursor / tap / click the end of your email address and delete any extra spaces. The invalid message will disappear and you'll be able to login. Try it here!
Can I buy the course for a friend?
It’s lovely that you want to give the course to your friend. However we don’t offer a gifting service as each individual needs to make the decision to undertake the course to have the motivation to participate and achieve the most benefit.
What if I pay for the course and it isn’t for me?
You can start the course for free and decide whether you wish to pay to proceed onto the first week of the course. If during your first week of the course you feel that it's not for you, we will give you your money back.
How do I continue practising mindfulness after the course has finished?
Everyone is different, some people practise mindfulness on their daily commute, some do a body scan at home in the morning or evening or some like to take a leisurely mindfulness walk when they get the opportunity. Whoever you are, you'll find the best fit for you. We'll help, by keeping your course access open forever so you can continue to access your library of mindfulness tools. We also provide links to additional resources at the end of the course, including books by the Be Mindful course teachers.
I have trouble hearing, can I still take part in the course?
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.
I want to teach mindfulness, is the course sufficient for this?
No, the online course is for practising mindfulness in your daily life; mindfulness teaching institutions usually expect an applicant to have completed an 8 week MBCT or MBSR course in person with a teacher. However, the online course is a great way to introduce yourself to mindfulness. It's easy-to-follow, and you can go at your own pace. It's a great way to get to grips with mindfulness before progressing on to becoming a teacher.