By Morven McIntyre
‘Being Mindful’ is a podcast series looking at different practises that can improve our mental health. On episode one, Morven looks at the practise of mindfulness. This practise is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for anxiety and depression and prescribed on the NHS. Craig Ali, who is a mindfulness consultant at the Moment is Now and owner of Total Health, discusses what mindfulness is and why he believes it can combat our destructive thoughts. Morven also talks to Fiona Perriss, a psychology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, who is more sceptical of the practise of mindfulness. In addition, Morven talks to two people who have attended mindfulness courses who share their different experiences.
Sound bites credit to the Mindfulness Association.