Online Mindfulness Training ๑ Strengthen Mental Resilience
Join our information evening on Zoom on Friday the 19th!
The Mindfulness Course is a real treasure to receive. Nowadays, it is more and more often taught online, as this turns out to be just as effective!
There is even something special about having this strong meditation experience in the intimacy of your own space, at home. Online participants have been surprised by how connected they come to feel, even though the screen. Somehow the atmosphere and concentration are clearly transmitted and togetherness still strongly experienced.
So don't worry about it being less worthwhile - it will be powerful - and just take your chance now.
Mindfulness is the perfect way to really improve your quality of life. Plus... it is really fun and, though sometimes challenging, very enriching! It brings you so many useful insights to start a more conscious way of life.
The word 'mindfulness' is derived from Buddhism, literally meaning 'to remember' but more precisely means 'to observe consciously without judging'.
Too often in our daily lives, we rush about from one task to another, taking little time to sit back and just be. We are constantly 'in gear'. This results in a sense of dissatisfaction and hurries: things are never finished, never enough. Our minds can run overtime, worrying, and fretting over things past. Never finding real peace.
With mindfulness meditation, we learn to settle our thoughts and find this peace. You will learn to observe your thoughts and feelings, rather than be overwhelmed by them. The key in all of this is not to resist our experience, but rather to embrace and observe. You will be encouraged to apply mindfulness to your day-to-day life and find that you start to enjoy life more: for example, eating, biking, working or doing yoga with more presence and awareness.
The eight-week program has a beautiful structure, that takes you to step by step, from focusing on the breath to refined body consciousness; it includes mindful yoga and the insights to respond wisely to pain. Also included are mindful communication skills and wise self-care. You will be asked to practice guided meditations at home daily (with recordings). The daily practice will soon cause a clear improvement in how you experience your life!
This classical mindfulness training has been (scientifically) proven to be really effective to strengthen mental resilience. This is also why it is covered by various health insurance companies. It is nowadays applied worldwide for a wide variety of issues like stress, pain, insomnia, depression, eating disorders, or panic attacks.
About the facilitator:
Ciska Matthes is a devout practitioner of Buddhist meditation since 25 years and an enthusiastic Mindfulness Trainer since 2011. She has trained hundreds of adults, teens and children in Mindfulness, and has always been delighted and inspired by the obvious benefits of it.
Facilitator: Ciska Matthes
Date: Every week on a Friday
Time: 19:00 - 21:15 (including a short break)
Location: Online, via Zoom
Prices: €5,- for the information night 19th of February, €350 for the full program starting 26th of February. This includes eight 2 hour sessions, a personal intake interview with the trainer, the book 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace In A Frantic World' by Mark Williams, a practice book and access to the guided meditations on SoundCloud.
Notice: this course may be (partly) covered by your insurance company! Please check. For Dutch insurances, check the Zorgwijzer to see if yours does.
» Friday the 19th of February // 19:00 - 20:00 (Information Session & short Meditation)
» Friday the 26th of February // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 5th of March // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 12th of March // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 19th of March // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 26th of March // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 2nd of April // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 9th of April // 19:00 - 21:15
» Friday the 16th of April // 19:00 - 21:15
GOOD TO KNOW
» After enrolling you will receive a brief questionnaire to hear about your expectations.
» Set up your own space with a mat and meditation pillow.
» We don't do refunds. You can cancel a class up to 8 hours before the start time in order to use your ticket again. In case of a later cancellation, you will be charged