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

Mindfulness Course
30th Sept. - 25th Nov.

Reduce Stress, Enhance your Well Being

Managing Busy Lifestyles
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is intended for anyone who encounters the challenges of daily life,  and wishes to develop ways of living life more fully, as well as for people with health and stress related issues.

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 tasks to do 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 and is now recognised as a highly effective tool for decreasing symptoms associated with stress, improving physical and mental wellbeing. In addition MBSR is increasingly run in hospitals, prisons, schools, board rooms and used by professional athletes.

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

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

Programme and Themes
MBSR is an experiential and educational programme, rather than a form of therapy or relaxation, taught in a spirit of kind acceptance. The course consists of an individual orientation session followed by weekly 2.5 hour group classes, with a whole practice day in the latter part of the course. MBSR 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 body, thoughts and feelings                 • Applying mindfulness in daily life
• Dealing with difficulties, workstress                           • Taking care of ourselves
• Self-acceptance                                                                • Mindful communication
• Reacting vs responding to stress                                  • Cultivating an open and kind attention

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

VMBN-accredited courses by experienced category 1 teacher in groups varying from 4 - 8 participants.

Please check the event calendar for workshops and course dates. For customised in-company programmes please use the contact form.

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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