• Livestream with Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Livestream with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, on how do we respond wisely and purposefully as we go through these times with corona.

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  • CVM is going online!

    Due to the corona measures, all group activities will be suspended nationally until April 6, 2020. As CVM, we follow this guideline. But we have found a suitable way to continue our activities during this period: we are going online!

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  • You are not the only one with anxiety, stress or depression

    Self-compassion can help young people to deal with discomfort, self-criticism, self-isolation and worrying. Unfortunately, not many teens and young adults know about this powerful tool and a lot of them have serious issues.

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  • New book by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

    Recently, the latest book by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, the developers of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training, was published: "Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: a guide for professionals".

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  • My experience with the Mindful Self-Compassion intensive

    Recently Anabel Büchner joined a Mindful Self-Compassion intensive taught by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. What did she personally learn from the course? Anabel shares her experiences in this article.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • New: international English newsletter

    We are very proud to announce that we now have a newsletter in English. Over the last five years the Centrum voor Mindfulness in Amsterdam has increasingly hosted international courses and teacher training programs.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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