Carucha Schwencke - Den Haag, psychosociale therapie, mindfulness en coaching

Mindfulness-Based Programmes

Managing Busy Lifestyles

►Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programmes are intended for anyone who encounters the stressfull challenges of daily life, as well as those with chronic health related issues.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive programmes support vulnerability to anxiety and depression relapse.

Today our lives are generally filled with an extreme sense of busyness.

Our days just seem to fly by and we often find it difficult to slow things down and enjoy moments of calm and quiet.

This lack of time and the seemingly endless to-do list is one of the greatest strains in work-life balance.

►Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1995.
It has since rigorously been tested and clinically trialled. The MBSR programmes are primarily educational and practice orientated and taught in a spirit of kind acceptance.

►Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
In therapy settings MBCT is now also recognised as a highly effective tool for specifically managing vulnerability to anxiety and depressive relapse.

By identifying the links between thoughts, feelings, body sensations and action tendencies, you can take care of yourself when habitual thinking patterns start creating a downturn in your mood.

Aware of negative beliefs and behaviors you can then replace them with healthy, positive ones, helping you regain a sense of satisfaction, pleasure and control in your life.

In addition Mindfulness programmes are increasingly used by professional athletes, run in hospitals, prisons, schools and in the workplace.

People who have completed a MBSR/MBCT programme comment that they now have the skills to negotiate stressful situations more effectively and are living more balanced lives. Further benefits are:

• more energised and concentrated • reduced blood pressure
• improved problem-solving and decision making • long and better sleep
• better time management • increased self-awareness
• reduced anxiety and recovery from  depression • more self-acceptance and self-compassion

Daily home pratice
Mindfulness incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises. The excercises and daily home practice using an extensive course handbook and mp3 guided exercises will support you along the way. Themes explored are:

• awareness of thoughts, feelings an body sensations   • self-care
• applying mindfulness in daily life • self-acceptance     
• dealing with difficulties, building resielince • mindful communication
• reacting vs responding to stress  • cultivating an open and kind attention

Effort and commitment
Living mindfully is not something that comes easily. It requires everyday practice to be able to relate directly to your life. Because it's about your life, no one else can experience or do it for you. Anyone who would like to respond with more skill and creativity to the stress in his/her life and is willing to make a commitment to regular practice and class attendance is welcome to participate.

Secular approach
Mindfulness skills can be learned and practiced by anyone, whatever their background, regardless of age, gender or faith. The practice originates in Buddhist meditation. While I  understand, practice and respect these spiritual roots, my approach to teaching mindfulness is secular. Familiar with meditation or yoga isn't necassary.

Healthy work-life balance
Business and in-company customised programmes, such as a healthy work-life balance, recovery and return-to-work support are listed on the Stress-Care for Buisness page.

In How Practising Mindfulness in the Workplace can Boost Productivity   you can read about the benefits of Mindulness for employers and employees alike.


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