MAY 13, 2021 12:30 PM PDT

Virtual Platform eMindful to Lead Mindfulness Education Initiative for Mental Health Awareness Month

WRITTEN BY: Ryan Vingum

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with it comes increased efforts to raise awareness about the prevalence and stigma surrounding mental health. Initiatives are widespread to help people recognize, understand, and seek solutions for their own mental health. These efforts are all crucial, given that mental illness continues to rise globally.

This year, the company eMindful is using its virtual platform and resources to launch a campaign focused on helping the global workforce learn about and improve their own mindfulness skills.

eMindful provides virtual programs aimed at improving mindfulness and the overall mental health of individuals and people in the workplace. They offer several services, including live, virtual interactions, hours and hours of fresh video content on topics like anxiety and mindful sleep meditation, and more comprehensive programs to help individuals learn about the challenges they face and how mindfulness could help overcome them.  

This year, eMindful is focusing on building live mindfulness sessions through its platform to help participants become more adept at 3 specific mindfulness skills identified in a tool called the eMCC, a validated framework that identified key mindfulness skills. The framework was recently published in the journal Mindfulness

The eMCC identified the following mindfulness skills:

  • Awareness
  • Focus
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Curious Observation
  • Turning Toward
  • Attitudes of Mindfulness
  • Accessing Wise Mind
  • Relaxation

Specifically, eMindful will focus on developing virtual spaces for participants to work on improving their Focus, Awareness, and Attitudes of Mind. During Mental Health Awareness month, participants will be able to earn incentives by participating in eMindful’s virtual sessions as they work to understand how these 3 skills can help them learn to manage their own mental health. 

"Someone with major depression needs to acquire different skills than someone with social anxiety does," Dr. Wolever said. "This framework sets the stage for us to use tailored mindfulness practices to treat specific, targeted skill deficits associated with clinical conditions."

Source: PR Newswire

About the Author
  • Writer and teacher with a background in professional writing and communication. Experience in higher education and writing for patient education and recruitment in the clinical research industry.
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