"The Be Mindful program 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."
"This program has helped me cope through some of the most difficult times in my life, and has helped me see things in a more relaxed, rational way."
"The program 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."
"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."
"I would recommend this program 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."
What's on the program
Be Mindful delivers all the elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Individuals are led through four themed modules, each taking one week to complete, comprising of pre-recorded video-led sessions and mindfulness assignments to practice daily, in their own time.
The objective of the program is for participants to improve their health questionnaire scores for Anxiety (GAD-7), Depression (PHQ-9) and Stress (PSS). This is achieved through the practice of mindfulness and cognitive approaches learnt throughout the program.
The mindfulness program takes a minimum of four weeks, but can be completed at an individuals own pace. Self-assessment tools are used to chart progress from start to finish. By the end, individuals will be practising mindfulness in daily life, helping them to be present and not caught up in negative thoughts, and to be more aware and respond more skilfully to life events.
Introduction - Stress Assessment - Orientation
Participants meet the teachers and learn about mindfulness practices. They discover what to expect and what they can gain from the program and self-assess their levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Routine Activity - Mindful Eating - Body Scanning
'Stepping Out of Auto Pilot'
We explore why behaving mechanically is not constructive, the benefits of awareness and learn how to make more conscious choices. Participants begin practising exercises in mindfulness to become more present.
Mindful Movement - Event Awareness - Mindful Breathing
'Reconnecting with Body & Breath'
We practice mindful breathing and mindful movement to tune into the body and discover how our thoughts, emotions and body sensations are all connected.
Breathing Space - Stress Awareness - Sitting Meditation
‘Working with Difficulties’
We learn about stress, signs of its arrival and tools to help respond differently. We develop awareness of thought patterns and consider thoughts in a liberating new way.
Activity Awareness - Stress Strategies - Breathing Space
‘Mindfulness in Daily Life’
We explore exercises to monitor stress levels and become aware of patterns to help recognise, respond and manage them more effectively.
Stress Assessment - Certificate - Resources
We revisit the stress assessment to see how an individuals scores have changed and suggest ways to continue on the mindfulness journey with ongoing access to course resources.