Mindfulness meditation is the most scientifically researched form of meditation. Research has shown that mindfulness can alter the actual structure and neural connections in the brain which lead to long-term positive physical as well as emotioneel effects. This is the foremost reason that mindfulness has won so much in popularity over the past decade. It is worldwide increasing integrated in main-stream health care, psychotherapy and stress reduction treatments.
Mindfulness is the deliberate attention to a focus object with an open and non-judgemental awareness. It is the awareness of the experience of the moment in full acceptance. Mindfulness is a fresh look, observing from moment to moment without expectation or judgement. It takes the experience exactly as it is experienced. This way life becomes a more fluid and flexible experience and less solid or conceptual. Experience is free of the fear, hope and worry that only take us away from the naked experience of what is actually going on right now. It is about what is truly going on and being experience here and now in body, mind and feelings.
Simply put, mindfulness is a remedy for making life more difficult than it already is. At the same time, mindfulness allows for the most special but also the most trivial moments to be lived more intensely thereby bringing more joy for the beauty of each moment. Mindfulness contributes to resilience and the general wellbeing and happiness.
As a certified and VMBN-registered mindfulness trainer, I offer the classic 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainings. These trainings are given in sessions of 2,5 hours with an additional full practice day. If you are interested, please check out the calendar for the upcoming trainings or feel free to contact me.
Check out the possibility for your employer to cover the costs of the mindfulness trainings. Stress at work is sick-leave number one. Of all employees in the Netherlands, 1 in 7 suffers from burn-out symptoms. As sick leave is a major concern for corporations, more and more organisations are willing to invest in the health care and resilience of its employees.