3.2 out of 5
Professional/ pre-post assessment
Price could be considered high/ practice may be too long/ difficult to navigate
Be Mindful Online is mostly suitable for users who would like to learn mindfulness and are willing to spend around 30 minutes per session along with continuous practice. The course’s design is suited for beginners in the way that it is gradual and appropriately stepped – leading users through the steps. It is professionally delivered, and the pre and post assessments enable users to retrospectively observe the program’s effectiveness. The program is a comprehensive mindfulness tool, focused on the thorough teaching of the principles and skills required for mindfulness practice. On the down side, for a video/audio-based course, the tone of the narration seems somewhat technical, unlike most mindfulness instruction. In addition, the program’s content is displayed in a way that makes it difficult to navigate back and forth within each session.
Notes for Clinicians
Be Mindful Online could be recommended as a supplement to treatment for patients with no mindfulness experience who could benefit from the practice, provided they have sufficient energy – for example, those dealing with mild disorders – and motivation. Consequently, the program is not recommended for patients who are dealing with moderate to severe psychiatric conditions.
Friday, July 14, 2017