- MHF in the UK has been advocating for mindfulness since 2010; they see it as a very valuable tool for protecting and sustaining good mental health.
- Since then, they have established a specific website about mindfulness – BeMindful.co.uk and developed our own online mindfulness training course – bemindfulonline.com.
- For many thousands of people, practicing mindfulness provides them with a very real way of feeling less overwhelmed by their life, difficult situations and experiences. Some think it sounds a bit fluffy or unscientific but Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBCT / MBSR) are actually scientifically proven to help people have better sleep quality, reduce levels of anxiety, depression and stress and reduce the amount people chew things over in their minds (rumination).
- Because of this, it’s very empowering to know that you can control your reactions and feelings in any situation without others even being aware of it.”
- Remember mindfulness is not necessarily meditation. It is awareness and it can be used every day as a way of checking-in with yourself and asking ‘am I okay?’ Mindfulness can also teach you to be kind to yourself.”
Source: MHF via FB @ https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/mindfulness-day-2018