Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training
to Dec 12

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training

  • 74 Weteringschans Amsterdam, NH, 1017 XB Netherlands (map)
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You’ve heard of mindfulness. Maybe you’ve even tried practicing mindfulness or read about its role in helping to manage stress. You’re not alone—we live in an extremely fast-paced world, and sometimes, we forget to check in with ourselves.

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as following: “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.


There are many emerging areas of research on mindfulness meditation benefits. The following topics are some of the ones where there is ample solid, robust research that points to the fact that mindfulness can positively impact:

  • Stress reduction

  • Anxiety and depression reduction

  • Insomnia reduction

  • Reduction of the impact of chronic pain

  • Reduction of emotional reactivity

  • Better concentration and memory

Here a short video from Jon Kabat-Zinn explaining the benefits of Mindfulness.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week course that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at UMass Medical School’s Stress Reduction Clinic.

Participants attend to weekly sessions of 2h30 during 8 weeks and to a silent day at the end of the training.

Course Dates: 

  • October 17th: What is Mindfulness?

  • October 24th: How we perceive the World and Ourselves

  • October 31st: At Home in Our Own Body

  • November 7th: What is Stress?

  • --Week break--

  • November 21st: Stress: Reaction or Mindful Response

  • November 28th: Mindful Communication

  • December 1st - Silent day

  • December 5th: Taking Care of Ourselves

  • December 12th: Looking Backward, Going Forward

What will this 8 week-course provide you?

  • knowledge about stress and mindfulness mindfulness meditation techniques

  • body awareness (still or in movement) group discussions

  • assignments to do at home

  • workbook & audios for your daily practice

What are the benefits?

  • Increase your present moment awareness in life

  • Learn how to deal with stress and difficulties

  • Learn to cope with your medical condition & pain

  • Prior the start of the program, an introductory one-on- one meeting to give you more information about the training, to answer your questions and to make sure that this program will fit your current life situation.


Estelle Augustyn is currently following a MBSR Teacher Training with the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) in Germany.

Graduated with a Master in Management of Human Resources, she has 15 years of experience in HR field.

Originally from France, she will lead this MBSR course in English, under the supervision of an experienced MBSR Teacher.


8 Week Course - Thursdays 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday 1st December 10 am - 5 pm

Starts October 17th 2019

Weteringschans 74, 1017XR Amsterdam

Special price: 180 Euros incl. VAT (includes participant workbook and guided meditation audios)

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Introduction to Mindfulness
2:30 PM14:30

Introduction to Mindfulness

You’ve most probably already heard of mindfulness in the past. Maybe you’ve even tried to practice mindfulness or read about its role in helping dealing with stress. You’re definitely not alone; we all live in an extremely fast-paced world, and too often, we forget to check in with ourselves. Mindfulness is a tremendous asset that can really make a difference in the way we respond to the stress in our lives and help developing more conscious habits.

This session aims at giving you a chance to discover & experience mindfulness, i.e.:
- Overview of mindfulness & introduction to the 8 weeks-program Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by John Kabat-Zinn
- Discussion about Mindfulness Benefits
- Body awareness practices (both in stillness and in motion)
- Guided mindful meditation practice

This session is meant for anyone who would like to know more about mindfulness.

No prior experience of meditation or yoga is needed.

Wearing comfortable clothes is recommended.

Free of charge -  donations welcome.

GET YOUR SPOT ON: www.yoganida.com/workshops.

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