Be Mindful

Be Mindful is a web-based program that offers users basic principles of mindfulness that can help manage the problems of everyday life. The program is broken down into ten modules that can be completed online over four weeks and provides education and practice in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Be Mindful also provides guided practice, including audio downloads, for users to complete during their daily routine to help mindfulness become an automatic part of living. Users can track their progress in the program, and receive an “Aftercare Pack” in the mail when they finish. Be Mindful has also recently added a free trial program. Mindfulness has been featured heavily in recent research and Be Mindful may be an easy way for interested users to test it out for themselves.

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and Mobile Devices
Company: Wellmind Media Ltd
Classification: Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adults
Special provider necessary: No, but may be available
Non-English Language version available: No
Where to get it: http://www.bemindfulonline.com/the-course/


Expert ratings and reviews

PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 9/14

subscores
Basis of research: 1/3
Source of funding for the research: 1/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 2/3
Product advisory support: 1/1
Software support: 2/2

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors


MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

 

Objective quality score: 2.75

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 1.50

Functionality: 3.83

Aesthetics: 2.83

Information: 2.83


Subjective quality score: 1.50

Perceived impact score: 2.25

 

Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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Expert review

Read the expert review by Anne E. Quinlan MA, ATR, RYT




Research on the product

Research information from the company

Krushe, A., Cyhlarova, E., & Williams, J.M.G. (2013). Mindfulness online: an evaluation of the feasibility of a web-based mindfulness course for stress, anxiety and depression. BMJ Open, 3,http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/11/e003498.full

  • “The people choosing to use the course in this mode of delivery appear to be finding it helpful. That the levels of negative emotion reduced significantly on completion of the online mindfulness course and further decreased at 1 month follow-up is suggestive of significant improvements.”
  • “More mindfulness practice significantly improved stress, anxiety and depression outcome when accounting for baseline severity.”
  • “In conclusion, the results for the effectiveness and feasibility of this online mindfulness course look promising. The mode of delivery seems to be an acceptable way of completing a mindfulness course and appears to decrease stress, anxiety and depression.”


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