This is a great reminder that mindfulness is about self knowledge and so embarking on a programme that is managed by the individual can be just as effective as joining a group or attending a class. This would be especially true for those who are a little unsure about mindfulness, or are in a situation where they would feel uncomfortable in the company of others, which can often be the case when going through a personal crisis, even for sociable individuals, where mindfulness practise would be an incredibly useful skill to have. Below is an article expanding on this By David Gutierrez, www.naturalnews.com with a link to the full articles in the Epoch Times.
Online Mindfulness Courses can Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Online mindfulness instruction can provide just as much benefit as in-person courses in reducing stress, anxiety and even depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and the UK Mental Health Foundation, and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013