Loved the course, it made me reassess, to stop 'beating myself up' about things out of my control. Its taught me to step back, re-evaluate and be positive.
I found the ‘be mindful’ course to be valuable in helping me to relax and not worry about the small things. It enabled me to focus more on the here and now and think about the bigger picture. Thank you
Really good and thought provoking ways of helping yourself to overcome difficulties.
I started the course to help me deal with stress and my reaction. I wanted to be calmer and self manage how I responded to situations. I found the course very informative, i liked the structure, the reminders and library to look back on, Being allowed to completed the course in my own time also meant I was able to choose times when I could focus and commit to the learning. I have found it very useful and have noticed a change in how I respond to stressful situations and also in my daily life. Thank you
I enjoy the fact that the course has been customised in a fashion flexible to the service user's schedule. Ed and Tessa's Illustrations were very helpful. I am to apply mindful techniques to almost everything and everything which helps in keeping me in the present whilst maintaining a calm state of mind
I found the course very helpful.
I found this to be a very beneficial and well structured course. My stress and anxiety levels were much lower at the end of the course compared to the beginning. It was good for me to follow a course with weekly activities rather than read a self help book as it helped me to stick at it. I found it harder to make time to do the longer activities, eg the 30 minute body scan, and to fit in daily mindfulness exercises now that I’m feeling much better but I know that I must be kind to myself and keep practising so that I can live a happier life and draw on exercises to help me when I need them.
A very helpful course. At the start, specifically with the Mindful Eating practice, I was a bit like um....ok....this is a bit of an odd one! But I persevered and stuck with it, and I actually really enjoyed that exercise, so even if, like me, there are some exercises in this course that you think are somewhat strange, or you aren't sure if you'd get along with them, I would STRONGLY encourage anyone struggling with their mental health or life in general (because let's face it, life likes to throw curveballs at us all!) to take this course, Tessa and Ed are very lovely people, their videos are so encouraging and gentle and it's very handy to be able to dip back into the activities even when the course is over. The course itself is excellent, with emails every now and again to remind you to login for an activity, or with a quote or a poem for you to read, and everything is all very zen and encourages you to continue with it and to not beat yourself up over you missing a session. I have really, really enjoyed it, and will now make an effort to incorporate these practices into my daily life. Good Luck On Your Mindfulness Journey. :D
This course gave me hope: thank you. I really appreciated the soothing words from Tessa and Ed during the sessions, and the regular emails of encouragement. I plan to continue the practice, knowing that I still have a long way to go!
"The course was clear concise yet gentle. I enjoyed all the sessions and it is particularly useful to have recordings of the main practices to refer back to. Having completed the course I will definitely be using this as a resource going forward to aid the development of my mindfulness practices."
"This course has helped me a great deal... Being officially SAD winter has always been a difficult time of year for me. This course has made me look at the season in a different way."
This course is very well made, where your own personal rhythm is respected and the activities suggested are very useful. It helped me a lot regaining some balance and going back to a steady mindfulness/meditation practise.
I feel very blessed to have been able to take part in this course after my GP recommended it. I found it so helpful with my anxiety and the course is very engaging. The videos and the emails you receive from Tessa and Ed make it feel very personal to your journey and not just a generic course. It's a very gentle course and does not apply any pressure to you which I really liked, mindfulness is not a quick fix but is very inspiring and helpful. I will always recommend this course to anyone suffering because it has really helped me think differently about the way I react to situations.
"I would recommend this course for the self awareness and the practical guided activities that it offers. I came out of it knowing and feeling that I had gained and benefited something for life along with continual practicing."
I've really enjoyed the course and the practice's and fit them in whenever I can in daily life and taking time out to practice the breathing exercises is really beneficial. We often go about life on autopilot without realising how certain things affect us and how we react to them or how our own thoughts can go around and around overwhelming us. Doing the course for me is a positive and I will definitely continue practicing. I highly recommend this course to anyone it doesn't take much time out your life but can make a big difference if you apply yourself and take some time out for yourself.
"The Be Mindful course helped me to re-evaluate any issues I was facing with a clearer outlook and made me realise that we can't always control our destinies but there are ways of coping with them."
Embarking on the Be Mindful Programme was very helpful. At first, it's very difficult to develop a daily practice and commit time to it every day. However I found the videos and practices very comforting, almost as if I was taking the course face to face. It was reassuring to see Ed and Tessa challenge after challenge, day after day. The platform represented a lifeline in days where I didn't know where or who to turn to. I particularly loved the weekly reminders and quotes and intention setting reminders I received on my email. they reminded me to set time aside for my practice of course but they were also a testament to all the hard work I'd already achieved. I felt the whole course's approach very human and compassionate and non-judgmental and kind. I agree that the practice must be built upon day after day, week after week and I'm very grateful I will continue to have access to the platform for the many more mindful times ahead. Thank you very much Ed and Tessa and the Be Mindful Team.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course & I liked the thought provoking poems.
"The course has really helped me pause and think about things before reacting. It has reminded me that I am in control and given me tools to deal with issues and situations better. I am gradually building some of the things into my daily routine."
I have enjoyed this course. I'm able to manage my stress levels and take myself away from situations better
Thank you for the course. It was very helpful. Even though I attended the course years ago I still remember your presentation and benefit from the videos. Being able to listen the videos again is a wonderful opportunity. This is one of the best courses I had. With gratitude
Some excellent insights, well delivered and so helpful. The hardest part is carving out sufficient time to give the practices the focus they require but its worth it. Making and taking a little time genuinely for you, not to throw it away on mindless forgettable unproductive consumption, but to really take some time just for you feels so nice. I'm so grateful for what I have been able to learn here. I do still need some time to embed such a big lifestyle change into my routine life but its easily possible if I can just let go of some of the comfortable things that don't actually feel that good.