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Mindfulness

Autumn_LeavesIn recent decades there has been increasing recognition of the efficacy of Mindfulness-based therapy in treating psychological problems. Scientific evidence has shown the benefits of Mindfulness therapy to include an increased ability to relax, improved self confidence, and emotional resilience in difficult situations.

Yet despite the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence endorsing Mindfulness practice in its treatment guidelines for depression in 2004 and 2009, only one in 20 GPs prescribes it.

SANE is proud to share the facilities at POWIC with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), which provides Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) training, integrating brain research with meditation techniques.

By combining Eastern meditation with Western problem-solving therapy, MBCT offers techniques to those experiencing recurrent depression that prevent the downward spiral of negative thoughts which can lead someone to take their own life.

Promoting the value of Mindfulness and MBCT remains a SANE priority. For more information go to www.octc.co.uk and www.mbct.co.uk or download the following PDF on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Click here to read about Be Mindful - a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of mindfulness.


Optimal Living

Optimal_LivingSANE has partnered with Optimal Living so that our volunteers can receive information and have their emotional support work informed by Mindfulness practice. Scientific evidence has shown the benefits of mindfulness to include: increased ability to relax, improved self confidence and emotional resilience in difficult situations.

Optimal Living also runs programmes aimed at those experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, anger, worry and persistent low mood. Click here for more information.