Mind In Salford - For Better Mental Health


Logo CalmerTo be Mindful is to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present moment, without judging yourself

Mind in Salford has been running a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme since 2011, with very positive results.  After attending the Mindfulness 8 week courses people have experienced dramatic reductions in their stress levels, better sleeping patterns, reduced anxiety and improved mood.

We also provide mindfulness tasters and training in workplace settings and a 12 month supervised Mindfulness Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)– the next intake for our Mindfulness in Mind PTP is Sept 2018, applications accepted from  April – July 2018.  For further information please contact Suzanne our Mindfulness & Training Coordinator on mindfulness@mindinsalford.org.uk or call 0161 212 6441/4880.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing your mind on the present.

It’s like training your brain to live more in the present moment. It frees you from constantly regretting past actions or worrying about the future, which is a state that most of us are trapped in and where a lot of our stress originates.

A body of research has shown that regularly practising the simple techniques can promote a sense of calm and well-being and acts as a great stress buster.

Scientists can now observe positive changes in the brain after a period of mindfulness practice. These changes result in more positive thinking, improved mood, less anxiety and stress and better relationships or a sense of connectedness.

Studies on the brains of people who practice mindfulness show a greater ability to cope with emotional upset and increased resilience.

For more information on mindfulness studies, please see the following research: “Mindfulness Meditation Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks (Jan 2011)” and “Psychological and neural mechanisms… (Jan 2013)”

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend 8 week mindfulness courses as a treatment for the prevention of relapse with depression. (CG90 Depression… Oct 09)

Mindfulness Testimonies

“I feel different, good different. I feel I’m able to cope better in certain stressful situations” – MBSR course attendee

“My mood has improved. I’m much better at dealing with stress and making time for myself” – MBSR course attendee

“This course has really helped to turn my life around, taking a whole new approach to stressful situations” – MBSR course attendee

“An excellent comprehensive course – a must for anyone wanting a less stressful, more balanced & fulfilling life” – MBSR course attendee

”I have been ill for years. Now I know I can get better, and I know how to do it ”


Watch: Mindfulness and Metta in Mental Health

A talk by Mind in Salford’s CEO and Mindfulness Lead, Markus Greenwood, about how mindfulness techniques can be used in mental health and wellbeing practices. Delivered on 02/02/18 at the Mindful Living Show, Manchester.

You can view Markus’ slides below:

LISTEN: Mindfulness in everyday life – Unity Radio – 05/02/108

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The Mindful Living Show – Time for the mind. 2nd & 3rd February 2018

The Mindful Living Show is happening on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Manchester Read more …

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