Mindfulness for Anxiety

A gentle introduction to mindfulness, helping to reduce anxiety: now free, to support you through the COVID-19 crisis
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (191 ratings)
3,670 students
Discover stepping stones of happiness to help you through each day
Develop a greater sense of security, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Make friends with anxiety, so that you can work together to adjust to life both during and after lockdown
Enjoy simple gratitude and appreciation techniques that connect you more positively to the world around you
Feel stronger, safer and more resilient by transforming negative thought patterns into positive ones
Create strong foundations of mindfulness to support you through all of life's challenges


  • This course is suitable for complete beginners, and for those who wish to deepen their existing mindfulness practice with particular reference to managing anxiety.
  • It is also suitable for anyone wishing to explore gratitude and appreciation as a way to reduce anxiety and increase happiness.
  • Please note that each "lecture" is only a few minutes long, with a total course time of approximately 1 hour. This bite sized format gives you plenty of opportunities to pause, reflect, and enjoy the course at your own pace.


Do you ever suffer from anxiety? 

Do you get stuck in worrying thoughts about the past or the future? 

Would you to feel calmer, more secure, and happier?

Originally priced at £39.99, this course is now free so that more people can benefit from the content throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of their financial situation.

If you are new to the world of mindfulness and would like to know how it can help you to manage your anxiety, this course will provide you with an introductory overview that is full of ideas that you can begin to use straight away. 

Discover how mindfulness can provide strong foundations that help you gradually flourish into the peaceful, happy person that you want to be.

Practice the power of coming back to your breathing, building a core of relaxed inner strength that you can take with you into every stressful situation. 

Enjoy the liberation that mindfulness can bring by practising simple ways to free yourself of repetitive, anxious thought patterns. 

Explore the transformative power of gratitude and appreciation: a technique backed by science that draws on the combined wisdom of mindfulness and positive psychology. This section of the course is supported by our free Soul Nutrition App called "Appreciating Windowsills" that you can download on the App Store or Google Play. You could also develop a daily gratitude practice by signing up to our free "Happiness Calendar" on the Soul Nutrition website. However, neither of these free external tools are compulsory, they are simply optional extras that you could choose to enjoy in addition to all the great content that you can access and benefit from without ever leaving Udemy!

Please note that this course doesn't include any guided meditations, although the accompanying YouTube Channel (Katie Sheen Mindfulness Teacher & Speaker) contains an expanding library of meditation tracks for you to enjoy for free at any time. The course does contain some great tips on making mindfulness a daily habit that helps you discover more happiness in every day.

Mindfulness stems from Buddhism and I study in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, so I refer to him and other teachers who have inspired my own mindfulness practice in this course: but the material here is suitable for those of all faiths or none. Everyone is welcome!

Who this course is for:

  • This course welcomes anyone who would like to feel more confident and secure, by using mindfulness techniques and gratitude games to reduce anxiety.

Course content

12 sections39 lectures1h 4m total length
  • Welcome to this course


Mindfulness Teacher : Public Speaker : Presenter
Katie Sheen
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 191 Reviews
  • 3,724 Students
  • 1 Course

Katie specialises in helping you find your unique path to a calmer, happier life. Her expertise and relaxed, practical teaching style inspires you with the confidence to explore ideas drawn from a range of mindfulness traditions. Enhanced by a range of resources on her Soul Nutrition website, this gentle, supportive approach enables you to flourish in your own time, and at your own pace.

Katie holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCE), and is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

She has led bespoke workshops and webinars for corporate clients including Adidas, Barclaycard, Borough Care, Equity Housing Group, Greater Manchester Police, Magnox and Sellafield, as well as charities and support groups such as Brain Tumour Support, Heart Valve Voice and the COVID-19 Primary Care web meet for UK Healthcare Professionals.

She has presented at conferences to a wide range of audiences, contributed interviews and articles to magazines and websites, and made guest appearances on podcasts and live radio.

Katie also runs regular events, meditation classes, courses and retreats for the general public, which she is gradually moving online in order to meet the global demand for mindfulness support.


Katie has been enjoying mindfulness in her own life for over 16 years, and regularly attends training and retreats in both secular mindfulness and Buddhist traditions.

She regularly attends and facilitates UK Sanghas that practice in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and is qualified to lead their 6 weeks 'Be Calm, Be Happy' course. These Sanghas are groups of people from a wide range of faith backgrounds, who aspire to develop peace in themselves and in the world through the practice of mindful living.

Currently undertaking the mindfulness teacher training offered by the UK charity Breathworks, Katie also attends regular CPD events to deepen her understanding of how to teach trauma sensitive mindfulness.

She is therefore able to teach from personal experience, including using mindfulness during successful cancer treatment in 2015, as well as from strong academic foundations.