It is no longer a secret that meditation has a positive effect on our health.

Numerous studies show the positive effect of mindfulness.

The mindfulness training, or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. It's about active learning. You build on the strength you already have to improve your health and well-being. It is an invitation to experiment with the practice of mindfulness and its application in everyday life. We learn to look at events from a new and different angle, as we do not have to be trapped in our automatic stress reactions.

 
 

MBSR in the group

The MBSR mindfulness training is given in a group of max. 10 participants. Here you will learn to practice mindfulness in form of meditation and movement exercises. Each session consists of the direct experience of mindfulness and the integration of relevant topics such as self-awareness, stress and behavior modification. A personal intake conversation is included and free.

 
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MBSR private

Group training is not always an optimal option for everyone. Therefore, I also offer private MBSR or for couples. Here the timing is more flexible, and there are more opportunities for personal contact and deepening. A personal intake conversation is included and free. .

 
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Highlights

  • 8 weekly meetings

  • Directly applicable mindfulness tools

  • Exercises and direct experience are in the foreground

  • Getting to know and dealing with stress

  • Embedding the experience in neuroscientific fundamentals

  • Apply and integrate the learned skills in the private and professional context

  • Changing patterns & build health-promoting habits

 

What is included?

Qualified trainer with health insurance approval.

Complimentary book and audio files

Each session has its own theme:

Session 1: The automatic pilot 
Session 2: Perception and responding
Session 3: Gathering the scattered mind
Session 4: Stress and recognizing aversion 
Session 5: Consciously answering stress 
Session 6: Thoughts are not facts 
Session 7: Self-care: how can I take care of myself Session 8: Evaluation and future 

Plus:  4 hours of "silence practice day"

 
 

The trainings are led by a qualified psychologist. Therefore many health insurance cover (part of) the fee.

Tip:

Ask your health insurance company if you have coverage, or check online at:

https://www.zorgwijzer.nl/vergoeding/mindfulness

Costs:

Private: 395€ (incl. BTW), in case you don’t have insurance coverage ask for a discount.

Paid by your company: 550 € (excl. BTW)

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About the trainer

Hi, my name is Mona Irrmischer, I'm a neuro-psychologist (Ph.D.) and have studied the effects of meditation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I moved to the Netherlands about 10 years ago and it’s been around that time that I got into contact with mindfulness. It has since been a beautiful journey and it has become a vital part of my personal life as well as in my work. So back then I decided to become a mindfulness trainer as well as researching the effects of meditation at University. Since 2014, I have been giving mindfulness/meditation, and stress-reduction trainings and coaching for private and companies. In addition, I did a 3 year body-oriented psychotherapy training.

For me, an important part of mindfulness is regaining the connection between the body and the mind. Becoming aware of ourselves and getting out of our heads (although, I actually do research on the brain), and back into life. Mindfulness helped me to rediscover my inner skills to be with stress differently and it helps to stay aware of what is really important.

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The next courses:

 
 
 
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Amsterdam

January-February

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course World Trade Center

Dates: January (Fridays starting from the 18th 10-12.30 Uhr)

Location: Almere, World Trade Centre

Language: Dutch

For more information and registration click here.

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Coming back evenings

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Free meditations at the tentoonstelling “Het leven van Boeddha”

Date: 18th, November

Location: Almere, World Trade Centre

Language: Dutch or English

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Almere

December - January

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course World Trade Center

Date: October - November (Tuesdays 18.30-21.00 Uhr)

Location: Almere, World Trade Centre

Language: Dutch

For more information and registration click hier.

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Aachen

Juli - August

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Almere

Date: October - November (Thursdays 18.30-21.00 Uhr)

Location: Almere, World Trade Centre

Language: Dutch

For more information and registration click hier.

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Amsterdam

Dates: January (Thursdays starting from the 17th, 19.00 - 21.30 Uhr)

Location: Amsterdam

Language: English

For more information and registration click here.

World Trade Center

Almere

January- February

Coming back evenings

for people who did a course and would like to come back one evening.

Date: 29 th of January

Location: Centrum voor Mindfulness

Language: English

This is offered every Tuesday of the month with different teachers

For more information and registration click here.

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Free Meditations Nieuwe kerk

Tentoonstelling

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Almere

Date: December- January (Wednesdayd 19.00-21.30 Uhr)

Location: Almere

Language: Dutch

For more information and registration click here

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World Trade Center

Almere

October- November

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Aachen

Date: July - August (Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Location: Aachen, Good Wüstenhof

Language: German


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Almere

Oktober - November

 
 
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Middelburg

August - September

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Amsterdam

Datum: June- July

Place: Amsterdam

Language: Englisch

For more information and registration click hier.

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course Middelburg

Date: August - September (Wednesdays 16.00 - 18.00 Uhr)

Location: Middelburg, University College Roosevelt

Language: Englisch

For more information and registration click hier.

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Amsterdam

November - Dezember