Now Unlimited is a UK based Social Enterprise servicing Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire with mindfulness-based solutions to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of individuals and organisations in the education, health and social care, criminal justice and workplace settings. We have developed our Mindfulness-based interventions for organisations working in the Health and Social Care arena in response to the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group.
To promote mindfulness in health and social care settings by providing the most appropriate form of intervention for each client by drawing on both personal experience and training that is underpinned by evidence-based science.
To widen access to mindfulness-based interventions by focusing on people who are disadvantaged and those experiencing mental health inequalities.
To treat each person as a whole human being by recognising that the people we work with know more about what they are experiencing than us even if they do not identify this inner wisdom.
Mindfulness at a Glance
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to focusing our attention on the present moment on purpose and to accept what we experience without judgment i.e. without the filters of our thoughts and emotions…our judgments. Mindfulness involves training the brain to pay attention to the present moment, to our thoughts and feelings and to the world around us. People who practice mindfulness report enhanced health and wellbeing, increased resilience and improved performance i.e. focus and concentration, creativity, problems solving and decision making.
Mindfulness, Health and Social Care
Mindfulness training has been shown to make a valuable contribution in a range of health and social care settings. It underpins a participatory approach by which the client is supported. This helps them develop a better awareness and understanding of the situation and allows them to take an active role in addressing the pressures and challenges they face. As demands upon health and social care services grow this approach will be increasingly significant . There is robust evidence that mindfulness-based interventions can be beneficial for people living with recurrent mental health problems and chronic physical health conditions.
Mindfulness is a way of being with our direct experience. It is the practices that we use to develop the skills we need to consciously bring non-judgmental awareness to our experience. The application of this concept to the health and social care settings ensure that mindfulness is fundamental to effective service delivery.
How Can Now Unlimited Help?
We draw upon academic research and our experience to deliver mindfulness in health and social care settings and share the ways in which we have used mindfulness theory and practice to help our clients gain greater insights into impermanence, acceptance of what is, interdependence, consciously responding rather than automatic reactivity and the positive effects of remaining curios and open to new possibilities.
Now Unlimited supports those working within health and social care settings to:
Develop their own personal mindfulness practice in order to cultivate a more mindful presence
Develop relationships with clients characterised by empathy, genuineness, understanding and acceptance
Apply the learning from research about mindfulness in the context in which they are working
Share mindfulness skills and practices with the people they work with
What Does Now Unlimited Offer?
Our training, mentoring and consultancy services focus on helping to develop:
Attentional capacity and presence
A greater awareness and understanding of attitudes
Self-awareness and understanding and self-compassion
Greater empathy with others
Increased emotional regulation