mmindful

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"De kleine dingen? De kleine momenten? Ze zijn niet klein."
Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

mmindful training & coaching

mmindful training & coaching offers two types of mindfulness training courses, MBSR and MBCT:

MBSR: The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training follows the original course, as designed by its founder, Jon Kabat-Zinn. These trainings are available in a group with open enrollment, or individually.

MBCT: mmindful specializes in relapse prevention after depression and offers an eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course for this purpose. MBCT differs from MBSR in that it is designed specifically for the treatment of depression and pays more attention to awareness of thinking and thoughts. This training is conducted on an individual basis.

All mindfulness training courses are offered in Dutch and English.
Group training sessions take place in a quiet location by the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Individual training sessions are available in a variety of locations: online via Zoom, on location or in your home.

The trainer, Marianne Lageweg, is a certified mindfulness trainer in the highest degree which makes reimbursement from the (additional) health insurance possible.

Experiences of participants

Did you gain anything of lasting value from participating in mindfulness training?

“Yes, I can now better sense what I need instead of doing what I think is good for me.”

Experiences of participants

In your view, what is the power of mindfulness training?

“Learning to listen to your gut before you start acting.”

Experiences of participants

Did you gain anything of lasting value from participating in mindfulness training?

“I realized during the training that I myself am often ’the cause’ of my stress! Because I am now more aware of what is going on in my mind I experience more grip and peace.”

Experiences of participants

Did you gain anything of lasting value from participating in mindfulness training?

“I can put things into perspective more while prioritizing and enjoying things better.”

Experiences of participants

“Marianne, you practice what you preach! Your guidance was kind, gentle, decisive, empathetic and supportive. Thank you!”

Experiences of participants

Did you gain anything of lasting value from participating in mindfulness training?

Very nice that through you I have some tools to deal with the busyness and sometimes craziness of daily life, it helps to adjust where needed.”

Experiences of participants

“Of all the guided meditations I know, I like yours the best!!! Your voice, intonation and choice of words, super fine.”

What is mindfulness?

Attention to that which is now, kindly, without judgment.

Mindfulness refers to being attentive to what is here and now, with kindness, without judgment. You can focus attention on something specific, such as your breath, or your body. Or you can open your attention without preference to what is.

Mindfulness training is a relatively new method for dealing with stress, automatic reaction patterns, gloom, pain and fatigue. Whereas many therapies focus on change, mindfulness training focuses on learning to be in a relaxed way with what is – which then does lead to change.

Mindfulness is learned through experience and practice. For example, through the exercises developed for this purpose in mindfulness training, and in everyday life, by doing something ordinary with attention. Meditative techniques are used during mindfulness training. You learn to be in the here and now, to be more open and to focus/open your attention better. In addition, you develop judgment-free attention, a gentler way of looking at what is, without judging or condemning.

Mindfulness is very suitable for people with physical complaints, stress or symptoms of burnout, people who fret, or people with a predisposition to developing depression. The method is also suitable for people without complaints who are interested in mindfulness. Not only does this method help you deal with difficulties much more relaxed and fret less, it also helps you be more open and enjoy life more.

Both MBSR and MBCT have been scientifically researched for years and found to be proven effective in improving participants’ quality of life. MBCT is a proven effective treatment method for reducing depressive symptoms and preventing relapse into depression.

Parts of this description come from Hende Bauer of the Center for Mindfulness The Hague, www.centrummindfulness.nl

Offer

Mindfulness Group Training

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This is the now so familiar mindfulness training. Suitable for people who are in their heads a lot, for people with a predisposition to brooding, anxiety or gloom, people who feel stressed or constantly agitated, and for people who are looking for a way to deal with physical symptoms differently. And, of course, also for those interested without complaints.

The goal of the training is to develop a kind, judgment-free, perceptive attitude. That is mindfulness. It helps you get to know yourself better. That gives you the ability to deal with (for example, stressful) things differently.

This training follows the official MBSR program, as developed in America by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the modern mindfulness movement. The program consists of 8 2 ½-hour meetings and a 6-hour practice day. The training takes place over 8 to 9 weeks.

Mindfulness is learned primarily through practice and experience. We do this by practicing various mindfulness techniques and exercises, these include meditations, attention, and movement exercises, and their application in daily life and challenging moments. During the meetings we do this together, and between meetings you practice independently at home daily.
We pay attention to the body, breath, emotions and patterns of coping with stress. There will be explanations, and of course plenty of room for sharing and questions.

The training is suitable for adults (18 years and older).
Group size: 5 – 8 people

Individual: Mindfulness training

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This is the now so familiar mindfulness training. To make the training accessible to people who cannot or do not want to attend group training, the official group MBSR program, as developed in America by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, has been adapted. While maintaining all the important elements of training.

The program consists of 8 meetings of 1 hour and 15 min, and an optional practice day of 6 hours. The training takes place over 8 to 9 weeks. In consultation we choose dates and times that suit you, and where you want to take the training (on location or online).

Mindfulness training is suitable for people who are in their heads a lot, for people with a predisposition to brooding, anxiety or gloom, people who feel stressed or constantly agitated, and for people who are looking for a way to deal with physical symptoms differently. And, of course, also for those interested without complaints.

The goal of the training is to develop a kind, judgment-free, perceptive attitude. That is mindfulness. It helps you get to know yourself better and allows you to deal with (stressful) things differently.

Mindfulness is learned primarily through practice and experience. We do this by practicing various mindfulness techniques and exercises. These consist of meditations, attention, and movement exercises, and their application in daily life and challenging moments. During the meetings we do this together, and between meetings you practice independently at home daily.
We pay attention to the body, breath, emotions and patterns of coping with stress. There will be explanations, and of course plenty of room for sharing and questions.

The training is suitable for adults (18 years and older).

Individual: Mindfulness after depression

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness. The training was developed at the University of Oxford as a relapse prevention treatment for people with (recurrent) depressive disorder.

The goal of the training is to develop a kind, judgment-free, perceptive attitude. The difference with the MBSR training is that during the MBCT training more attention is paid to Becoming aware of thoughts, thought patterns and moods. Recognizing self-criticism, brooding, negative thinking patterns, high demands and gloomy feelings, and discovering what makes you vulnerable to downward mood spirals.

Whereas many therapies focus on change, MBCT focuses on learning to be in a relaxed way with what is. En so learn to accept all those thoughts and feelings without attaching to them or reacting to them. Research has shown that learning these skills significantly reduces the likelihood of return of depression.

Mindfulness is learned primarily through practice and experience. We do this by practicing various mindfulness techniques and exercises. These consist of meditations, attention, and movement exercises, and their application in daily life and challenging moments. During the meetings we do this together, and between meetings you practice independently at home daily.
We pay attention to the body, breath, thoughts and emotions. There will be explanations, and of course there will be plenty of room for sharing your experiences with the exercises and questions. Creating a relapse prevention plan is part of the homework.

This training follows the MBCT individual-based training program as developed and researched at the University of Groningen.

The program consists of 8 meetings of 1 hour and 15 min. The training takes place over 8 to 9 weeks. In consultation we choose dates and times that suit you, and where you want to take the training (on location or online).

The training is suitable for adults (18 years and older) who have suffered from one or more depressive episodes in the past, or are recovering from depression. MBCT is not suitable for treating acute, severe depression. Are you unsure if MBCT is right for you? Feel free to contact us -free of obligation! I like to think with you.

Agenda

Mindfulness group training (MBSR)

At this time, no new group training has been scheduled in Amsterdam.

Individual mindfulness trainings can be scheduled at any time. When you sign up for the newsletter (once a quarter) you will automatically be notified of scheduled group training sessions.

 

Dates and times: to be determined

Location: De Hofsalon (Rijtuigenhof 97, Amsterdam).

Price: €425 incl. VAT

Mindfulness training individual (MBSR)

8 meetings of 1 hour and 15 min.
Dates and times by arrangement.

Practice day: when attending individual mindfulness training, the practice day is optional. You can participate (at no additional cost) in the practice day of a scheduled group training.
Do you prefer to schedule an individual practice day, on a day that is convenient for you? Inquire about options and costs.

Start at a day and time when it is convenient for you!
Location: by arrangement.

Price online training:
€800 incl. VAT
Price on-site training:
€990 incl. VAT

Mindfulness after depression –
Mindfulness training individual (MBCT)

8 meetings of 1 hour and 15 min.
Dates and times by arrangement.

Practice day: when attending individual mindfulness training, the practice day is optional. You can participate (at no additional cost) in the practice day of a scheduled group training.
Do you prefer to schedule an individual practice day, on a day that is convenient for you? Inquire about options and costs.

Start at a day and time when it is convenient for you!
Location: by arrangement.

Price online training:
€800 incl. VAT
Price on-site training:
€990 incl. VAT

About

My name is Marianne Lageweg (’81). Psychiatric nurse with over 15 years of experience, mainly in specialty mental health care, in (academic) treatment centers for depression and addiction. In addition, I am a cultural anthropologist.

The path to becoming a mindfulness trainer began when, as a deeply unhappy early twenty-something, I found the book “The Tao of Pooh” (Hoff, 1982) on my neighbor’s bookshelf. I understood little about “doing through not-doing,” but felt that herein might lie liberation from my brooding. My interest in Eastern philosophy was piqued. What followed was a long series of books, courses, lectures and classes on Eastern philosophy. I made an occasional attempt at meditating, but didn’t really know how to do it, and it didn’t make my head any quieter. ‘Trying really hard’ was my approach to every problem. Slowly the realization dawned that the solution would lie in more meditation, rather than more study.

I took several meditation courses and in 2015 mindfulness came my way. As always, I tried hard. Actually, I felt mostly more stressed during training because of all that homework. I still could not find the proverbial button from “doing” to “being” to my frustration. I have been attending a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat (as taught by S.N. Goenka) (almost) every year since 2015. Here I learned (finally!) what it is like to “be” instead of always doing.

More and more and more I notice how mindfulness and meditation positively affect my well-being and quality of life. My experiences and those of many others are confirmed in the results of scientific research. Therefore, I decided to make plenty of room for mindfulness in my professional life as well. For over 1.5 years, I completed the highest degree (advanced trainer) mindfulness training at the renowned Institute for Mindfulness (now called Gentleminds).
With great pleasure and satisfaction, I now work as a mindfulness trainer for groups and individuals, specializing in mindfulness (MBCT) as relapse prevention after depression and mindfulness for expats.

Because of my partner’s work, we temporarily live in Park City, Utah (USA) for part of the year. Scheduled group training sessions (in English) will therefore take place primarily in Park City for now. Individual training (in Dutch and English) via Zoom is always possible.

In addition to teaching mindfulness training, I enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with friends immensely. I love the mountains in all seasons, and love cross-country skiing, snowboarding, mountain hiking and trail running. And I love napping, preferably in a hammock in the sunshine!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I look forward to meeting you!

BIG-registered psychiatric nurse practitioner

Mindfulness trainer training (MBSR) at the Institute for Mindfulness (IvM)

Mindfulness trainer training (individual MBCT) at the Center for Mindfulness (CoM)

Annual multi-day Vipassana silence retreat (as taught by S.N. Goenka)

Essentials of yoga pre-teacher training (50 hours) led by Satya & Sahai, Delight Academy

MBSR Mindfulness training with Rene Slikker

Mindfull self-compassion training with Hende Bauer

Socratic discussion leader training with Dries Boele

Courses, seminars and workshop with: Kristin Neff (Fierce Self-Compassion), Mark Williams (Mindfulness Frame by Frame), David Treleaven (Trauma-sensitive Mindfulness), Michel Dijkstra / International School of Philosophy (Eastern philosophy)

Contact

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Location Group Training

The Hofsalon Rijtuigenhof 97, Amsterdam (Oud-West)

WhatsApp contact

06-34187253

Email

info@mmindful.nl