Cultivating presence in chaotic clinical environments
Blog by dr. Ronald Epstein. As a palliative care physician and a primary care physician, I am always aware of the centrality of presence. Patients value a sense of shared presence with their physician and with their care team.
Mindfulness and Compassion at Work
From 7 to 11 May you can follow the international online summit "Mindfulness & Compassion at Work". Participation is free. Wibo Koole, director and co-founder of the Centrum voor Mindfulness, is one of the keynote speakers during this 5-day event.
Theresa May about mindfulness in the British Parliament
Wednesday, February 13, Chris Ruan, Labor Member of Parliament and for many years promoter of mindfulness in society, gave a warm plea for a mindful UK after Brexit. Prime Minister May confirmed the effects of mindfulness training.
New: mindfulness meditation evenings in English
As of the start of 2019, the CvM is offering weekly meditation evenings in English to everybody who wants to boost their practice. Kim Brice is one of the teachers. In this article she describes how she feels about the importance of personal practice, and what it means to her to offer meditation at the CvM.
How mindfulness transforms relationships and child and family wellbeing
On Thursday January 24th Susan Bögels, professor of mindfulness at the UvA and teacher and trainer at the Centrum voor Mindfulness, will give a presentation on mindfulness and relations within the family at SPUI25 in Amsterdam.
Mindful Self-Compassion at work
Christopher Germer and Wibo Koole are inviting you for a 6 day program Mindful Self-Compassion at work Februari 2019 in California USA. Self-Compassion reduces stress and anxiety, giving rise to improved mental well-being, emotional resilience, physical health, and personal relationships.
With Professor Susan Bögels CVM Strengthens Mindfulness for Parents and Children
Professor Mindfulness and psychotherapist at the University of Amsterdam Susan Bögels will strengthen CVM's programs for Mindfulness for Parents and Children. Together with her academic colleagues Eva Potharst and Irena Veringa, she will teach national and international (English spoken) course and teacher trainings in the areas of Mindful Parenting, Mindful Childbirth and Parenting, Mindful with Your Baby and Mindfulness for Children and Youth.
International MSC Teacher Festival
Over 100+ MSC teachers from 22 countries gathered this summer at the first MSC International Teacher Festival in the best summer weather one could imagine in the Netherlands.
Jon Kabat-Zinn: “People are losing their minds”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), spoke at a conference in October 2017 in the British House of Parliament in Londen. Politicions from more than 10 countries, the Netherlands included, had gathered there to brainstorm how mindfulness can influence politics and policy. At the highest level people are convinced of the power of mindfulness.