- What is Mindfulness?
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“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally”
What is Mindfulness?
It is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding.
“Essentially, mindfulness is being in the moment: it’s really about being engaged with what we’re doing in each moment, rather than being in that distracted mode where we’re daydreaming about the past or the future, or caught up in reactivity.
Hence mindfulness is an everyday experience of being engaged and present with whatever we’re doing from moment to moment: it’s relatively easy to experience when we’re doing things we enjoy. But for most of us, it’s little harder when we’re under the pump at work, stressed, when we’re facing exams, when we’re sitting in peak hour traffic. For most people, these would be times that we would tend to wander off into the default mode of worrying, or dwelling, or caught up in judgments and reactions, or just daydreaming and not paying attention.
So in moments like this, mindfulness becomes a practise. And it is something that we can practise.”
Dr Richard Chambers – Clinical Psychologist & Mindfulness Consultant
- Recognize, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions
- Quit from substance dependence
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Recognize and overcome burnout
- Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations
- See situations more clearly
- Become more creative
- Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home
- Accept yourself and others
- Increase performance
- Improve social skills and adaptive behavior
Mindfulness Courses in Amsterdam
The Mindfulness Course introduces you through weekly meetings to the practice of mindfulness by engaging in and learning different kind of Mindfulness meditations guided by the trainer Massimo Cimarelli, Mindfulness consultant and Director of Shinobikai Netherlands. During the course you will share your meditation experiences and talk about your daily practice.
Mindfulness Course details
The duration of the Beginner Course is 5 weeks (once a week).
Course has a maximum group size of 6 participants.
Every session lasts 1.5 hour.
The course is taught in English language, but any other language speaking is welcome.
Materials for session are provided, including end mindfulness course materials for practicing at home, as well as audio files.
Statement of participation is provided to the participant who attended all the sessions.
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Mindfulness Courses Location
Van Eeghenlaan 27
1071 EN Amsterdam