The Mindfulness Stress Reduction Training
You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf!
Mindfulness-based stress reduction Level 1 training
Challenges and pain (physical or emotional) are a given in life. Suffering (as a result of them) is optional. Mindfulness teaches us how to surf the challenging waves of life without necessarily having to suffer through them.
This mindfulness -based stress reduction training provides you with the fundamentals of mindfulness and stress reduction. It is an adaptation of the widely researched and successful 8 week mindfulness-base stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in order to make it more accessible to individuals with busy lives.
What can I expect?
The training is made up of three training blocks. Each session lasts two and a half hours. The training will be in English. If all participants understand and speak Dutch, group discussion will be adapted to language preferences.
Theme: Shifting from living in automatic pilot (doing mode) to living with awareness (being mode)
Learn how to expand your span of awareness (physical, mental and emotional) and learn how to stay more present and grounded with discomfort tat comes up with challenging situations. Practice lying and sitting meditations.
Theme: How to respond versus react to stress
Learn about the physiology of stress and enhance your awareness about how your body mind reacts to stress. You will learn practices that enable you to consciously relate to physical, mental or emotional stress in a more supportive way. Develop a self-care plan to practice at home during the next two weeks. Practice sitting and moving meditations.
Theme: Taking care of myself
Review sitting meditations, harvest your insights from the course, and revise your “self-care” plan. During the break between Block 2 and the last session, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with integrating the practices they learn into their daily lives.
Times and Dates
At Womanhood Studio in Delft:
BLOCK 1 – Friday October 4 (19:30-21:30) and Saturday October 5 (10:45-13:30)
BLOCK 2 – Friday October 11 (19:30-21:30) and Saturday October 12 (10:45-13:30)
BLOCK 3 – Saturday November 2 (10:45-13:30)
At K’Dans Studio in The Hague:
Training to start in November, more information coming soon. If you are interested in receiving information once it becomes available, send Kim en email.
Investment and return
At Womanhood Studio:
Early Bird price when you sign up on or before September 27, pay €250 including taxes.
Normal price: After September 27, pay €295 including taxes.
Womanhood Studio Unlimited Card Holders receive a free one hour online coaching session with the trainer during or following the course.
All participants must sign-up on or before September 30th. The course will go forward with at least 5 participants and can accommodate 12 participants.
The recommended time investment in between training days is 30 minutes per day in order to get the most results. In return for your financial and time investments, you will receive:
- 13 hours of instruction
- A workbook with detailed information about each theme
- Detailed instruction for home practice
- Recorded meditations in Dutch or English
- Additional resources: recommended articles, meditation apps, and books.
If you are interested in the course and want Kim to let you know when the next training will take place, please send her an email by clicking on the sign up link below. Feel free to also sign-up through the Womanhood Studio website. Participation in the training will be confirmed once you have filled in a questionnaire and for some participants a short virtual or face-to-face introductory meeting. This meeting is intended to ensure there is a good match between the participants’ needs, abilities and expectations and what the training can realistically offer you.