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Really enjoyed this journey - not been the best student ever! Sometimes have let my practice slip but feel like the foundations of my journey are here.. Has really made a difference to my day to day life and to the wellbeing of me, my husband, my kids and friends and family. I work for the NHS on a Mental Health Assessment Ward and being mindful has really helped how I view my job and the stress that I carry, but it also helped me to relate better and build better relationships with the patients. Thank you. Life is a journey and although I may not be perfect at being kind to myself and finding the time to practise I have made an ongoing commitment to try and incorporate mindfulness into every day of my life.

Nikki Sanson

May 2011

After many many years of rushing through my problems by thinking of the future, I have now learned a new way of being…. Although it will not be easy to keep it up…I’m determined to practice this very peaceful way of being as much as I can throughout my daily life.

Leigh Alexander

May 2011

I've bought many books about mindfulness and started many practices which I later abandoned. The difference with this is that it IS a course and therefore keeps you on track (using daily activities, reminders etc) until such time as you have developed mindful habits. This was really great.

Anne O Brien

May 2011

This course helped me to gain a sense of control and perspective over how I was feeling, practicing the exercises helped me sleep much better at night. I was able to accept my reactions to situations with a greater sense of calm.

Lorraine O'Neil

May 2011

I have felt that making the decision to do this course and following it through each week has been a strong and positive step I have taken in my life - a way of taking control a bit, not losing it. Logging in regularly and receiving emails has helped me stay connected and kept me going and I have found the pattern of daily practice quite 'grounding' - a reassurance that everything was ok - well sometimes at least. I need to practise more to feel like this more often I think. I have appreciated the fact that the two course leaders remain constant throughout the course - the familiarity of their voices on audio exercises and videos really helps, I think. It helps that they sound calm, that they smile and that they present material in a friendly, approachable way. I really feel this has been time well - I was going to say 'well spent' but it doesn't really feel like spent time, certainly not in a wasted sort of way. I's see it more as investment I have made in my own life - in today and in my future; a gift I can, with practise, give to myself every day.

Chris Allen

Apr 2011

This course has helped me enormously through a very trying time. I feel much better in myself and about myself, and I am sure that the sub-concious order --Breathe!!!-- is a great instant help when I do feel myself getting stressed. My wife has remarked on a distinct difference in me, which makes the course even more worthwhile.

Brian Duggan

Apr 2011

This was an excellent and well-planned course. I found it very helpful in re-establishing a mindfulness practice; the level of support was right for me, and having a variety of different practices and other input was very useful. It has helped me to slow down and, surprisingly, to say no to things that are really too much. Thank you.

Helen Percival

Apr 2011

I found the practice of mindfulness very different from what I expected. I believed that it would be more relaxation focused, but after I realized that it was more important to actually be aware of what was going on around me and get out of my thoughts, I find that I'm more relaxed anyway. I found the audio practices very easy to follow and valuable to keep doing going forward. This was a wonderful course, my favorite things were the raisin eating (very well done and really pulled me into the ideas quickly) and the breathing exercise. Wonderful, thank you!

Mike Loftus

Apr 2011

When I started the course I wasn't really sure if it was for me but then when I did the stress test at the start of the course I was surprised to see that the questionnaire described exactly many of the ways I was behaving and feeling in reaction to the perceived stresses in my life. With each week as I completed the tasks I felt myself becoming calmer, happier and more in control. When I felt myself becoming anxious or stressed I had a resource I could turn to that worked quickly and effectively to bring me back to mindfulness. Many of the exercises are simple and fit in easily with everyday life -they are not a chore but instantly available and effective and I find myself using these exercises just in the course of every day life, keeping me in the moment, and able to enjoy life as I am living it at that moment, be it sitting on a bus, walking down the street, or meeting with friends. Some of the effects of being mindful were more dramatic, putting me in direct contact with emotions that were tender and compassionate and enabling me to bring these feelings into my everyday life. Most importantly the course encouraged me to be kind to myself, not to apportion blame but to be with things as they are, casting a gentle awareness over thoughts and emotions. It has been a chance to get in touch with myself at many levels. Best of all, my family and friends all share in enjoying the space mindfulness creates I have asked my closest family and friends if they have noticed any difference in me. They say I am noticeably more relaxed, easier to talk to and I seem happier. Tension and irritability has given way to thoughtfulness; a sense of panic to time to think before I act. And sometimes not to act at all but to just let things be as they are. These things have given me a great sense of lightness and freedom, a growing confidence in my own judgment and ability to act wisely and with compassion.

Gloria

Apr 2011

A well designed online resource that helped me deal with anxiety during a very difficult time.

Avi Levine

Apr 2011

I enjoyed completing the course even if it took me much longer than 4 weeks. To me it was important not to pay lip service to it but to practice and try to imbed each aspect I learnt into daily living, to do this I required mind space. The last few weeks have been particularly difficult with my work and I have used the process to help me accept what is happening and to allow the feelings to come and go without trying to analyze them too much. My higher score in the assessment is a reflection of my work life, my home life I think has been less affected because of the skills I have learnt and that is a real bonus to me and my family

Cathy Laver-Bradbury

Mar 2011

This course has been really helpful. It must be thirty years since I first thought it would be wonderful to live in the here and now. I think maybe I'm finally starting to do so! thank you.

Melissa

Mar 2011

I found the gentle pace and lack of pressure very helpful in doing this course. I never felt pushed into doing something beyond me and the information both verbal and written, was very clear. The structure was practical and could be fitted into every day life.

Harriet Hall

Mar 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent course and have experienced many benefits, even though I've been practicing mindfulness for some years. I thought the resources provided and the educational techniques were impressive. I will be recommending this course to friends, clients and fellow mental health professionals to help highlight the value of mindfulness.

Melanie Baker

Mar 2011

Before I started this course, I was worried I wouldn't have the time to actually complete it because I was so busy completing my teacher training course. However, the course fits perfectly into even a busy life and you can log in to complete the practices and watch the videos and, as you begin your mindfulness journey, you may even find that your life somehow becomes less busy and frantic. This course has been great in making me slow down, appreciate things more and approach life in a more inquisitive way. I'd recommend it to anyone!

Adrian Bethune

Mar 2011

The Be Mindful Online course really made me realize how I react to stress and gave me valuable, easy and manageable ways to explore my feelings and reactions, and simple strategies that made a difference in day to day life. At the start, I struggled to understand my reactions to some of the exercises but as the course went on, I learnt that these reactions are common and once I had worked through that, I started to make progress and really enjoy the feeling of making progress with my approach to stressful situations.

Kathryn Allan

Mar 2011

At the start of the course I had a continual "lump in my chest" feeling, prompted by an unresolved health scare. I still have the health scare but the fear is now manageable thanks to this course. It has been invaluable to me, and I have recommended it to other people who may benefit.

Joanna Edwards

Mar 2011

I had started to read as much as I could find about Mindfulness and was fascinated by the theory. I could have just read more and more but I found this course and it helped me to actually start practicing. The course brought Mindfulness alive for me as well as helping me become more aware of myself, the people around me and the precious moments of my life. The course is simple yet powerful.
Why not give it a go?

Ruth Sandal

Mar 2011

The course content was excellent and the video/audio clips were extremely useful. The regular emails served to keep me on track and added a personal touch. The whole four week program was very well thought out and the positive effects are already apparent.

Andrew Baker

Feb 2011

I have found this online course simple to follow, I liked the control of choosing when I would do the practices and this has helped me to complete the exercises. The resources were useful and the emails with extra gems of insightfulness arrived at just the right moments. Before I started the course I had read about mindfulness and done some practice, but I discovered that I had not absorbed some of the building blocks that I have learnt in the last four weeks. I have noticed too, some positive changes in myself, my thoughts and feelings and my behavior. If you are thinking about doing this course then I recommend that you do so, you have everything to gain.

Eileen Ball

Feb 2011

I enjoyed the course and was impressed with the level of support available to me for an online course. The mindful breathing practice was particularly helpful in helping me to reduce my anxiety.

Lyndsey Girling

Feb 2011

This online mindfulness course, in my opinion, is good value for money.
The activities are straightforward and easily accessible. There is a spirit of encouragement and an accepting nature in the wording. This tone in presentation diffuses anxiety and in my case engendered trust leading to active response. I'd recommend this course to help with a range of life's ills.

Christine Hooker

Feb 2011

I signed up for the Be Mindful course because I suffer from chronic pain. At the time, I was also going through a very stressful experience. The mindful practice gave me a valuable 'space' in each day to gather myself together. I found it a very valuable tool for helping me to get through some very tough times. The course has shown me that with more practice, it will help me at all times in the future come what may. Thank you for putting together such a well thought out course that can help so many people.

Linda Brooks

Feb 2011

This web-course is very good - and very clever - the links between the website, the emails, the exercises the diary and the downloadable resources worked really well - I'd forgotten I was going away for a while and it was so nice just to pick up where I left off - no complicated hurdles to get back in. Thanks - I guess a lot of work went into making it seem so easy and simple to follow.

Anita Berlin

Feb 2011

Thank you for introducing me to a new way of thinking. Having battled chronic unhappiness for 10 years, I felt powerless and worthless. the sudden death of my father and my own internal monologue pushed me further down the abyss. I then discovered mindfulness and have not looked back. At first I was skeptical about the practices, but felt desperate enough to keep going; and they have certainly paid off. I now know I can be my own anchor in the ever changing sea of life, .its the safest and most positive I have felt in years. Thank you. I shall certainly be recommending it to everyone I now. :)

Ruth Howard

Jan 2011

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