What will you learn during the MBSR training?

MBSR or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a scientifically proven effective eight-week program. The goal is to improve your mental and physical well-being by reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and other negative emotions. By practicing mindfulness, you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings. This leads to increased emotional stability, enhanced concentration, and improved relationships.

Essentially, the aim of mindfulness training is to help participants achieve a better quality of life by becoming more conscious and better equipped to handle the challenges of daily life.

Mindfulness is the secret of life. A life lived with greater awareness is a life fully experienced and lived to the fullest. Danny Penman

During this 8-week Mindfulness MBSR training, you will be introduced to the following themes:

Through Mindfulness MBSR, you will learn skills that are highly applicable to both your work and daily life. Specifically, you will focus on developing the competency of self-management.

Who is Mindfulness MBSR for?

Our mindfulness training is designed to enhance the quality of life for anyone seeking to make a positive investment in their well-being. It offers an opportunity to embrace life with greater intensity, savor moments more deeply, and cultivate a new perspective on thoughts and behavioral patterns. Are you currently experiencing work-related stress that hinders your productivity and career growth? Do you find it challenging to adapt to change and uncertainty? Are you struggling to navigate through new situations or unsure how to effectively manage certain emotions? If so, the Mindfulness MBSR training offered by Centrum voor Mindfulness could be particularly beneficial for you.

Our program is open to all adults, regardless of age, physical ability, or health condition. As the renowned pioneer of mindfulness training, Jon Kabat-Zinn, beautifully expressed, “I have never met anyone who would not benefit from mindfulness in their life.”

Experience the transformative power of mindfulness and discover a different approach to navigating life’s challenges. Embark on this enriching journey today by contacting our service desk.

What is the cost of Mindfulness MBSR?

The investment for Mindfulness MBSR is 495. However, you can receive a (partial) reimbursement through your health insurance provider, which can amount up to 350, leaving a remaining personal contribution of 145. If you want to look at the specific compensation you can get from your health insurer, you can look on the following website: https://www.zorgwijzer.nl/vergoeding/mindfulness. Be aware that this website only shows the reimbursement for Dutch health insurers. Are you located outside of the Netherlands? Please contact your health insurer for more information about compensation for this course.

It is also possible to receive a (partial) reimbursement from your employer. An increasing number of employers cover the training costs, often through a personal training budget. If your employer covers the cost, we charge an employer rate of 695 excluding VAT. Do you want to approach your employer? Please contact our servicedesk for a quotation.

What is the program of Mindfulness MBSR?

Mindfulness MBSR consists of eight weekly sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours. You will receive supplementary material each week to deepen your understanding of the weekly theme.

The sessions are scheduled on fixed days and times, which can be found in our agenda.


During Mindfulness MBSR, you will be guided by a VMBN or VVM-certified trainer. To ensure the safety and intimacy of your group, you will work with the same trainer throughout the entire program.

Group Size

Groups consist of a maximum of 13 participants.

Study Material

For Mindfulness MBSR, you will utilize a Mindfulnesstraining Workbook created uniquely for this course, filled with practical tips and inspiration. The cost of the workbook is included in the course fee, so there are no additional charges. Your trainer will provide you with the book before the first session.

Assessment and Certificate

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from the Centrum voor Mindfulness based on your attendance and active participation. This certificate can be a valuable addition to your resume.

Following the MBSR training online

We are delighted to offer an accessible and convenient option for our Mindfulness MBSR training through our online program. Our online MBSR training provides the same high-quality content and guidance as in-person sessions, but with the flexibility to participate from the comfort of your own home or any location of your choice. Through our interactive online platform, you will engage in live virtual sessions led by our experienced and certified trainers. This format allows for a dynamic learning experience, group discussions, and the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness skills in a supportive online community. Join us and begin your transformative mindfulness journey by enrolling on the training.

Is reimbursement for mindfulness training possible?

There are health insurers that reimburse mindfulness training. You can access an overview page via this link, which provides information about the reimbursement of mindfulness training by various health insurers. The website is in Dutch, however can be translated with the translation option of Google. This overview page is updated annually to keep the reimbursement details up-to-date. Please note that this list may not be entirely complete. It is recommended to inquire with your own health insurance provider. Additionally, an increasing number of employers are offering reimbursement for mindfulness training.

What does a mindfulness training session look like?

Mindfulness training is a practical training for developing mindfulness skills. You learn by doing, by practicing. Each session lasts 1.5 hours and focuses on a specific theme. Components of each session include:
– Guided mindfulness exercises
– Theoretical aspects addressed in a practical manner
– Opportunities for discussing experiences.

By carefully observing your experiences and better understanding them, your awareness increases, leading to potential insights.

I’m often too restless to sit still. Is mindfulness training still suitable for me?

Mindfulness training is a practice where we train our attention and awareness. It doesn’t necessarily require sitting still. We direct our attention to the experience in this present moment, from moment to moment. An experience is neither good nor bad. You may experience restlessness and impatience, notice a pleasant thought, or feel uncomfortable or comfortable. It could also be neutral. The key is to stay with whatever arises, with a friendly and non-judgmental attitude. We observe what presents itself. This content of experience changes constantly and we just observe the flow of the changes of that content. Mindfulness is particularly helpful when you feel restless or busy, as it allows you to reconnect with yourself and learn to find inner calm.

Is there scientific evidence for the effects of mindfulness training?

The effects of mindfulness have been extensively studied over the past 35 years. Hundreds of studies have been published on the effects of mindfulness interventions, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

Research demonstrates that mindfulness is effective both in the general population and in therapeutic settings. Mindfulness promotes a higher quality of life and brings about positive changes in cognitive and neurobiological functioning. Moreover, mindfulness transforms how individuals perceive themselves and the world, leading to transformative responses. This broad efficacy makes mindfulness valuable for many individuals.

I want to enroll in the MBSR English training. What should I do?

If you want to reserve a place in the MBSR English training, you can get in contact with our service desk. Look below for their contact details:
088 20 32 660

I can’t stop my thoughts. Is mindfulness training suitable for me?

We are all familiar with the tendency of the mind to be constantly occupied. The endless stream of thoughts, plans, worries, daydreams. We often live predominantly in our heads, being “ruled” by the thinking mind. Mindfulness training is a practice in which we train our attention and awareness. Your mind doesn’t have to be empty or still for this. Mindfulness offers an opportunity to develop a different relationship with your mind, to cultivate awareness and become increasingly conscious of the presence of thinking, of the presence of thoughts. To observe them without being constantly caught up in them. By redirecting your attention more frequently, you learn to create distance from the whirlwind of thoughts in your head. You can improve your concentration and relax more easily. The mind becomes calmer.

May 2024
english training Online training

MBSR English online

Wednesday evenings • 19:00-21:30u

Learn to deal effectively with stress, change and challenges in 8 weeks

Training dates: 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun
Online training
Price: 495,-