I would say that this is probably the best £60 I've ever spent and really a small monetary investment for the lifetime benefit and investing in better mental health is like washing my mind every day just as I would wash my body.
This course has been really helpful, I found it very practical and appreciate the way it encourages you to be kind and gentle with yourself - I tend to be very hard on myself, so I am trying not to be. I need to keep practising the techniques and meditations so that they become completely second nature, but this is already starting to happen and I've learned some really helpful responses to stressful situations, rather than just getting trapped in stress. Thank you.
This course made me stop and think about me and ways in which staying calm would help me help those around me. I have a long way to go - but do feel that I have started to make mindfulness a part of my coping strategies.
A really simple but effective online course, which works seamlessly. Each video and resource is deeply thought through to help keep interest and motivation. The activities are also interesting and fun, and whilst you are encouraged to do the course within the four weeks, there is no pressure to do so, and so it can easily be completed when you have the time.
I was recommended to do this course by my GP. I had just crashed at work, burnt out, over-stretched and over-stressed. Coudln't stop crying after a meeting that though difficult, was nothing that should have caused such a reaction. I was a little sceptical at first (listening to a raisin?) and didn't really see how this would help me deal with work. However, the more I carried on with the course, the more I saw how mindfulness practices could help me deal with stresses and strains and help me change habits and approaches at work and life in general that I had fallen into that weren't helpful. It was a surprise to realise how little I looked after myself, how everyhting had turned into a chore to be done. No wonder i stressed out. At the start of the course my stress score was 32/40, at the end, 16/40. Part of that improvement may be just not being at work. However, I think the course has really helped no end, and given me some tools to deal with life and work and started me on a new road. It's not always easy, but don't give up!
Doing this online mindfulness course alongside talking therapy are the best things I've ever done for myself. Everybody would benefit from learning mindfulness but I was sceptic about taking a course online. But this online course is really well thought trough and executed. It is clear and simple but feels personal and tender too.
Excellent. I have never been able to engage 'properly' with meditation before but have always known that my brain needs slowing down and calming. More recently I've been diagnosed with CFS/ME and attend a specialist Fatigue Clinic. This was what led me to look around on the internet and discover this course. Since starting it I took a look at another online course and attended a taster in my local area; neither, sadly, were anywhere as good as this course has been - it is so well explained, so compassionately presented without being in any way patronizing, and I really found it so helpful to be reminded that we're not striving for some kind of perfection. So thank you. Together with the insights and help I get from my fatigue specialists, you have helped me transform my life within only two months - from a time when I had a normally-functioning day with good energy about once every two months to now, when I perhaps have a slow, tired day once a week but otherwise have found how to break up my day and, through mindfulness, just come back down to earth, quieten all the unnecessary noise in my head and actually enjoy some really simple things in my daily life. It has been incredibly positive. Thank you.
I can honestly say that doing the Be Mindful Online Course has changed my life!! I have gained a whole new perspective into how i deal with stressful situations especially, but have also gained a more peaceful persona. Thankyou so very much. I am recomending this to friends and family, it's the best £60 i have spent in a long time. Well worth every penny!
Yes i got a lot out of this course. I did know about mindfulness before but never had consolidated it into my daily life. An online course was perfect for me to do it very regularly at times that suited me.
Initially I was getting stressed that I wasn't finding the time to be mindul, but having completed the course I have understood how to incorporate it in to my everyday life and found it had a massive impact this week when I faced a particularly stressful situation. Usually I would have spiralled into an anxious mess, but the 3 minute breathing space brought me back and I was able to move on. This left me inspired as I believe I have finally found something that works.
I remained skeptical about this course, even when I was in the middle of it, and was unwilling to recommend it wholeheartedly until I 'd completed the four week session or I'd begun to feel any tangible benefit. Having completed the course, however, I now feel that I can definitely recommend these exercises to people who suffer from stress, anxiety, depression and some of the effects of bipolarity on a regular basis. It will work if you put the work in, and you will start to really enjoy the simple things in life, gain greater control over your emotions, and find yourself bouncing back quicker from disappointments and difficulties.
Be Mindful Online is an excellent programme. It is easy to follow and puts the individual at the heart of the process. Mindfulness gives you permission to discover and to take time and care of yourself in an increasingly demanding world. Maureen
This was a very valuable experience and I have seen real benefits from undertaking this course. I feel I'm at the beginning of a journey that will be beneficial to me and those around me.
A very useful, practical course that gives an excellent route into developing the skills of mindfulness that appear so simple but in reality are the hardest skills to incorporate into one's everyday life. I have found this course so helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone - in fact - I already have! Thank you!
some really good tips and resources to use, however its all about practising, the more you put in the more you will get out of it. mindfulness can definitely help to calm down and become aware and ease stresses.
This has been a very valuable experience for me, helping raise my awareness about how I deal with stress (often negatively) and how I can approach things more positively. Concentrating on breathing, mindful experience, focusing on nurturing and depleting approaches to stress- all very helpful.
The course is a must for everyone, I have learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and am looking forward to practising it in my day to day life. I have downloaded the exercises on to my Iphone and Ipad so will always have them with me, for commuting, quiet time in the office or when I go away. Just the phrase 'thoughts aren't facts' helped me! as the amount of time I used to waste on thoughts was ridiculous. Feel calmer and more relaxed just in 5 weeks and my stress score was reduced to 11. Also bought the book 'Journey into Mindfulness' which I'd recommend. Thank you! best thing I have done.
I found the course clear and well presented. The support was the most valuable aspect for me, I felt like I had a friend to practice mindfulness with so when I was tired or not very motivated I could use the meditation commentaries that I had downloaded. The best use of my computer so far! I was genuinely surprised that some stressful situations at work didn't provoke the anger that they usually do and I could deal with things more calmly.
I was very sceptical about how much this course would do for me, but I have really enjoyed the course and the benefits along the way. I was delighted with my score at the end having reduced my stress levels by half, and the benefits it will provide for the future. I look on things completely differently. I also discovered a trait about myself which I have now followed up and discovered even more about myself. It has been worth every pound spent.
I found this course just when I felt I would not be able to go on with my life after losing the person who was closest to me. I was desperately looking for answers and for a way out of my depression. I cannot say the course has healed me but I took my time to complete it in 8 weeks and the least it has done for me has been to help me hold on to life by taking one day at a time, not feeling pressured to make decisions or to take action but just be. It has given me valuable tools I can rely on to get me through a day, a week, a month and hopefully the rest of my life.
I had previously tried attending a face-to-face mindfulness course but felt very self-conscious and as a consequence struggled to be mindful! This online course has helped me to practice mindfulness in an environment which feels much more natural, and at a time and place which is convenient for me. Now that I have a greater understanding of what mindfulness is all about, and what benefits it can bring, I'm more inclined to go back to the face-to-face group and not feel as self-conscious about it!
I started this course because I constantly had feelings of anxiety. I felt tired and disliked how these feelings were affecting my life. This course has been fantastic! I fully intend to use the skills and techniques I have learned to actually change my life for the better.
Wow, a score or 14/40 four weeks ago has reduced to 5/40 at the end of the course. Clearly the course has been very beneficial. This has given me real hope that my longstanding problems can be resolved. Thank you.
Interesting and enjoyable course and not time consuming. Suitable for anyone. The very least anyone must take away is an awareness of how much of our lives we live on auto pilot. And that alone is a wake up call.
It was an excellent course and has helped me no end . I recommend this to anyone as we all get stressed sometimes
Dr Anne Hayden