Mindfulness training is developed for everyone who seeks to improve quality of life, especially if you want to:
- learn how to deal with stress
- learn how to deal with difficult emotions, like tension, anxiety or pain
- spend less energy on worrying
- be able to enjoy a busy life
- find more moments of joy, peace and inner stillness
- experience each moment with awareness
- increase your energy levels.
Mindfulness training is an effective way to control stress and improve the quality of your life. We learn to become aware of the mind’s tendency to wander off, it's worrying about the past and the future. And then there room for a choice.
The training of mindfulness doesn’t focus on changing problems, but on changing our attitude towards them. We can’t change tension or a stressful mood, but mindfulness helps us to look at painful issues from a different point of view. It encourages us to gently move problems out of the focal point of our awareness.
Mindfulness is a skill, and new skills and insights are obtained by doing, by practicing rather than learning with the mind. The basic mindfulness course consists of eight sessions of 2.5 hours, plus one whole day over a period of eight weeks. It has been proven that such a practice period is long enough for lasting effects.
Every session of the course includes:
- guided awareness and concentration exercises;
- yoga exercises;
- sitting and walking meditations.
Besides mindfulness exercises and theoretical aspects during the sessions, there is also room for discussing the experiences. Furthermore, the mindfulness exercise at home is daily a three quarters of an hour.
Each session has its own theme
- Session 1: Automatic reaction
- Session 2: Observing & basic attitude
- Session 3: Limits & possibilities. Presencing.
- Session 4: Stress and stress reactions
- Session 5: Consciously answering stress
- Session 6: Mindful communication
- Session 7: Self care: how can I take care of myself
- Session 8: Evaluation and future
Every adult, old or young, fast or slow, with or without complaints is welcome and can benefit from this program. "I've never met anyone who would not benefit from more mindfulness in his life, ' says the founder of mindfulnesstraining, Jon Kabat-Zinn.