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...
James' story: "Mindfulness isn't all 'airy-fairy' like I thought it was"
James, 21, is from West Yorkshire. He is studying business and economics and is in his final year of university.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Learn about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Find out how it combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Learn about mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Find out how it aims to address prolonged periods of stress which can lead to poor mental and physical health.
Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling15 May 2015, Guest Blogger
It's no wonder the bicycle is often called the best invention in history, writes Ben Irvine, author of Einstein & The Art of Mindful Cycling.
It's important that co-existing conditions don't determine a personâs course of treatment19 January 2012,
New research shows that nursing home residents with dementia who use anti-depressants are three times more likely to have a fall than nursing home residents who do not.
Mindfulness: 10 minute practice exercise
PODCAST: This relaxation exercise is narrated by Mindfulness expert, Professor Mark Williams, and features a series of breathing and visualisation techniques.
Mental health in people with learning disabilities23 June 2011,
People with learning disabilities and their families tell us that they do not get support to think or talk about mental health problems in the same way that they get increasingly with physical health.