Q: Can Mindfulness help with my mild Anxiety & Depression?

A: Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce anxiety and depression.

In the video below integrative medicine physician Dr. Diana S. Sepehri-Harvey explains some of the benefits of Mindfulness.

Watch Intro Video

Dr. Diana S. Sepehri-Harvey

Explains some of the benefits of Mindfulness

How do you begin a meditation practice?

  • Set your Intention

    Start by setting your intention to pay attention. This is often the missing piece when people attempt a meditation practice

    It only takes a moment

  • Pay attention to the breath

    Watch the rise and the fall of the breath as if we were watching someone else breathe.

    This breath is our anchor of attention.

  • No experience necessary

    Many people avoid meditation because they think they are not "good" at it.

    It is best to start with a beginner's mind.

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Getting Started

    • How are you feeling right now?

  • 2

    Week 1: What is Mindfulness?

    • Week 1 Lesson 1: Can Mindfulness Help With My Mild Anxiety & Depression?

    • Week 1 Lesson 2: What is Mindfulness?

    • Week 1 Lesson 3: What are your health goals for this course?

    • Week 1 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 3

    Week 2: How do I Begin My Own Meditation Practice?

    • Week 2 Lesson 1: How Do I Begin My Own Meditation Practice?

    • Week 2 Lesson 2: Guided Formal Sitting Mindfulness Practice

    • Week 2 Lesson 3: Journal Prompt

    • Week 2 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 4

    Week 3: How Do I Regulate My Stress?

    • Week 3 Lesson 1: How Do I Regulate My Stress?

    • Week 3 Lesson 2: How to STOP Stress in its Tracks: Download

    • Week 3 Lesson 3: Journal Prompt

    • Week 3 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 5

    Week 4: Do I Have to Sit to Meditate?

    • Week 4 Lesson 1: Walking Meditation

    • Week 4 Lesson 2: Lying Down Meditation with Body Scan

    • Week 4 Lesson 3: Journal Prompt

    • BONUS Video

  • 6

    One Final Step

    • CONGRATULATIONS: Here's what's next!

    • Before You Go: Tell us how you feel

    • Mindfulness Communities for You

Meet Your Instructor

Brian Woolworth

Mandorla Faculty

Brian Woolworth is a Mindfulness educator and meditation facilitator who uses ancient practices to empower modern people to move beyond the mind’s stressful thoughts, upsetting emotions, and unpleasant sensations. With nearly 30 years of clinical nursing experience, Brian brings an intimate knowledge of the physiological effects of stressful suffering on the body. He is a leader in making mindfulness available to hospitals and medical practices as part of a balanced integrated care program.

What our students are saying

“The facilitators create a transformative experience. And, the busier you are, the more you’ll benefit.”

Dan Bullock, Bullock Management Partners