Anna Williamson: My battle with anxiety
Anna Williamson is a TV presenter who has worked on CITV, Daybreak and GMTV.
Andy's Story: "I am now much more in the present"
On the surface I had the perfect life â beautiful wife, two amazing kids, great job, nice house and car. I did have a lot of good times but I also had lows and the more of those I experienced, the more I became depressed by them. I began to think that there was nothing I could do â that there must be something wrong with me. It was always that despair that led to the depression. I had heard that Mindfulnessâ based Cognitive Therapy had helped a number of people deal with the low and was recommended the book The Mindful way through Depression . As I started to read it, it made complete...
Lily's story: How a self-management course changed my life
Lily was living in a homeless hostel with no ambition or goals and she tried to take her own life.
Ed's story: "Training the mind to be healthy"
Ed experienced stress and anxiety but mindfulness has helped his mind to be more healthy.
Jonathan, 18, has experienced extreme panic attacks and anxiety which threatened to mar his first year at university. "I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember. I have struggled with it throughout my education and personal life and it has been a large factor of my life for so long, that I just learnt to deal and live with it, even though at this point I had no clue that what I was experiencing was anxiety and panic attacks . "In August 2013, I had my worst panic attack that I have ever had and was at this point, that I knew I really had to do...
Sandy: Mindfulness in the Car
I have bipolar , anxiety and social phobia. I was first placed in a psychiatric ward when I was 14 but was not officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder until I was 35. I've become more socially phobic over the last eight years and have been unable to leave the house by myself without it being planned in advance, with all details fixed. As I've withdrawn more and more, driving has become particularly difficult for me. I have always been frightened of breaking down in the car; irritating people and having to deal with strangers on the road. If I had to go out the doctors, I would have to...
'Making mindfulness part of our everyday is the key to its success'
The story of Shepperd's Hill Nursery, who practice mindfulness with their children.
Deena's story: 'Mindfulness helps stop my emotions from skyrocketing from a level 1 to a 10'
I have battled with mental health problems for 12 years and during this time I have been exposed to numerous drugs, undergone talking therapies like DBT and psychotherapy , and at my lowest point, I have been sectioned under the mental health act. Despite the rocky road I have been on, to the outside world I have managed to maintain a 'normal life', which many people don't associate with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) . Rceently I asked my mother to describe what I was like as a child. She said I was a "lovely, easy-going, friendly child that enjoyed being in the...
Scott Stossel: 'I think many anxious people can benefit from mindfulness'
Scott Stossel is the editor of online magazine, The Atlantic and author of bestselling book My Age of Anxiety.
"Mindfulness has given me my life back"
Jack, 47, works in sales at an IT Software company, while he is also a keen sailor. He lives with his wife and three children in North London.