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A University of Surrey, School of Psychology, randomized waitlist control trial found Be Mindful to be highly effective in reducing work-related rumination and fatigue and improving sleep quality.

The research study was conducted to extend theoretical understanding of how mindfulness-based interventions exert their positive influence on measures of occupational health. It evaluated the effectiveness of Wellmind Health's online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Pathway, Be Mindful, on work-related rumination, chronic and acute fatigue, and sleep quality. Findings were published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology on April 22nd 2017.

'Internet-based instructor-led mindfulness for work-related rumination, fatigue, and sleep: Assessing facets of mindfulness as mechanisms of change. A randomized waitlist control trial' demonstrated that the Be Mindful course had a significant positive influence on all factors. Course completers enjoyed a 25% decrease in rumination, a 26% reduction of chronic fatigue and 33% improved level of sleep quality. 

In addition to demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness, the findings also strongly support the effectiveness of online mindfulness training. Be Mindful is the only clinically validated digital MBCT programme, as evidenced by world-class clinical and academic research. The medication-free intervention was developed with the approval of the pioneers of MBCT.

Be Mindful is NHS-approved and available on the EMIS App Library, the NHS Health Apps Library and the Good Thinking App Library.

Reference: Querstret, Dawn, Cropley, Mark, & Fife-Schaw, Chris. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol 22(2), Apr 2017, 153-169

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