About Now Unlimited
Established in 2012, Now Unlimited is a social enterprise that specialises in Mindfulness Based Development Services for organisations and individuals across The East Midlands and South Yorkshire.
Now Unlimited aim to help those we work with to improve their mental health, well-being and performance. We are committed to sharing our experience and knowledge of the application of mindfulness based approaches across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. As a business we are all about “… simply changing peoples minds”.
We aim to take an interactive approach to the delivery of our offer so that we are able to test each of our mission’s element’s. It is our intention that as we continue to grow our clients will see a steady progression of new initiatives. Because we are a Social Enterprise, Now Unlimited believe that we should be both transparent and accountable. That is why we have shared our mission and our strategy for the future:
To promote a professional and person-centred approach to providing mindfulness-based interventions
To engage in the active use, creation and dissemination of research (our own and other people’s) into effective interventions
To bring together people into communities of interest in order to share and build knowledge and skills through events and networks
To support the professional development of mindfulness teachers, mentors and consultants by providing:
Provide access to quality training
Provide access to and share academic literature and effective evidence –based practice
Create opportunities to be part of a face to face and online community to discuss the application of effective mindfulness practices and teaching
Support research activity
Contribute to the building of recognition of the need for professional development in mindfulness
To achieve our modus operandi we use a combination of mindfulness based mentoring, consultancy and training programmes to provide our services. Our interventions focus on three key areas; personal development, organisational development and working with client groups. As a business we adopt a secular, research led approach to the application of mindful techniques. There is an ever increasing body of research from fields such as Neuroscience that support the effectiveness of mindfulness based approaches and the impacts they generate.
For individuals we offer a wide range of services that allow progression from wishing to discover what mindfulness is to becoming an experienced tutor with embedded, everyday practice. Now Unlimited takes clients on this journey through a series of development opportunities that build on previous learning; Taster Sessions, 20 hour Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Teacher Training, Mindfulness Mentoring and individually tailored learning and support packages.
Our work with organisations encompasses the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. The interventions focus on organisational development or those wanting to adopt a mindful approach to working with their clients. Now Unlimited uses mindfulness-based interventions to support organisations in creating happier, healthier and more productive working environments. Now Unlimited collaboratively generates bespoke learning and support packages that include tailored assessment methods for our mindfulness-based interventions, mentoring, consultancy and training services.
Our learning and support packages are delivered by hand picked Associates who are experienced mindfulness practitioners, from a range of disciplines who have the skills, knowledge and experience to make our course content meaningful and engaging. This means we can respond to the needs of the different sectors and individuals we work with.
Drawing upon the most up to date research to develop our delivery, we operate within the principles and guidance set out in the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches produced by Bangor, Exeter and Oxford Universities which can be found here.
Now Unlimited also adheres to the CMI code of Conduct and Practice, which was revised and reissued one year ago, and is enshrined in six principles:
- Behaving in an open, honest and trustworthy manner
- Continually developing and maintaining professional knowledge and competence
- Acting in the best interests of your organization, customers, clients and/or partners
- Upholding the reputation of the profession and the Institute
- Respecting the people with whom you work
- Creating a positive impact on society
Under each of those headings are certain behaviors, which are due to be reviewed shortly by our Complaints and Investigations Committee and Investigation Panel, which support the Institute by reviewing complaints and taking them through the full investigation process.