English-speaking mindfulness courses are given by Justin Cooper in west Amsterdam, a very experienced trainer who walks his talk. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way of paying attention, of being deeply attuned to yourself, your environment and those around you. It is a natural state of mind, focused and aware. Rooted in the ancient Buddhist art of meditation, mindfulness can be learned and practised by anyone, no matter what their religious or cultural background.
Mindfulness involves a formal practice and an informal practice. In formal practice we take time for sitting meditation or mindful movement practices like walking meditation or yoga. Informal practice is a way of life in which we meditate as we do what we do.Mindfulness involves being in each moment as it is without judgment or striving and having a kind of releasement towards things. It’s a relaxed state of awareness that observes both your inner world of thoughts, feelings and sensations, and the outer world of constantly changing phenomena without trying to control anything.By becoming more aware of our thoughts and feelings, both physically and emotionally, from moment to moment, we can de-stress, re-balance and reconnect. Mindfulness invites us to do this in a kind and loving way.
Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively effect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.
Mindfulness is a lifetime engagement not to get somewhere else, but to be where and as we actually are in this very moment, whether the experience is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.
Start dates and location
I am currently taking a break from teaching mindfulness courses in groups as my practice is very busy. I am still available for teaching mindfulness on an individual basis.
Costs of the mindfulness course
The costs of the mindfulness course are €425 per person if you are paying for the course yourself . In the event that your company is going to pay for the costs the rate is €550 + btw per person. The costs include all the course materials.
Paid fees can only be refunded up to two weeks before the course starts.
Some additional health insurance policies cover the costs of the mindfulness course if you are, for example, suffering from stress related complaints. Please consult your own insurance company for up-to-date information.
Costs covered by your employer?
In addition, it is possible that the costs of the course can be covered by your employer. There is usually an allocated budget for courses aimed at personal and professional development.
Free introductory chat
If you are interested in following the mindfulness course and you have any questions, you are very welcome to make an appointment for a free and non-obligatory, introductory chat. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0612560631.
N.B. Dutch people are also very welcome if you have no problem following the course in English. You can if you like, receive all the course materials in Dutch.
To sign up for a course please send an email to email@example.com with your name, address, telephone number and the reason you would like to follow the course. You can also fill in the sign-up form on my mindfulness website.
The course is given at my practice in the Balboastraat 20-C6, 1057 VW Amsterdam.
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