Author(s): Mark Freeman
It's well known that if we want to keep our bodies fit, we must go for a run from time to time. But why do so few of us take the time to develop our mental fitness too? Enter The Mind Workout: a home exercise programme for improving your mental health and fitness. Developed from Mark Freeman's own recovery from several mental illnesses, The Mind Workout combines mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to outline a groundbreaking - health first - approach to strengthening mental and emotional wellbeing. The Mind Workout will leave you feeling stronger, fitter and better equipped to make healthy changes while navigating the complexities of everyday life.
Mark Freeman is a mental health coach and human centered design workshop facilitator based in Toronto. He has taught Shakespeare's plays in Korea, tended gardens in Spain, filmed an Arabic-language documentary on youth employment in Cairo, and facilitated strategy workshops for executives at multiple Fortune 500 companies. After recovering from several mental illness diagnoses, he now focuses on leveraging technology and design to help others navigate the complex changes necessary to improve and maintain great mental health and fitness. He is the co-founder of the online mental health community, EVERYBODY HAS A BRAIN, and he is a Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar. His favourite past-times include sitting and breathing.