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 five sessions, each lasting 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.

The themes that will be covered include:

   1. From living on automatic pilot (doing mode) to living with greater 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 that comes up with challenging situations. Practice lying and sitting meditations.

   2. How do I relate to challenges?

Learn about the mind body connection and how to become more aware of your physical, mental and emotional reactions to challenges.

   3. How to respond versus react to stress

Learn about the physiology of stress and practice how to 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.

   4. Taking care of myself

Develop a self-care plan to integrate into your daily life. You will have at least two weeks to practice before we come together for a last session. 


At K’Dans Studio  

Free taster session on Saturday October 12 from 15:30 to 17:00.  

The course is on the following Thursdays from 11:00 to 13:30:

November 7, 14,  21, 28 and December 12. 


Cost and signing up: 

Early Bird price: €247 (including taxes) when you sign up on or before October 19.

Normal price: €297 (including taxes) after October 19.

Note: Your employer may be willing to cover the cost since this course will enhance your effectiveness in the workplace as well as you overall well being. I am also a certified Category 1 trainer, so your insurance plan may cover some of the costs.

All participants must sign-up on or before October 31. The course will go forward with at least 6 participants. All participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire to register for the training.  Payment must be made prior to the start of the training.  If participants miss a session, they will not be able to finish the training and will not be refunded.  For all terms and conditions, go to

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:

  • 12,5 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. 

To sign-up

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. For the training at Womanhood Studio, sign-up through the Womanhood Studio website. For the training at K’Dans, sign up below. 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.