This unique 8-week mindfulness course introduces and develops the basics of mindfulness based on the positive psychology and neuroscience of mindfulness. In each week participants will learn:
WEEK 1: Attention and the now
In this session, you will familiarise participants with the two most important building blocks of mindfulness: attention and the present moment.
WEEK 2: Auto-pilot
In this session, participants will experience the automatic nature of their thoughts and how these thoughts in turn automatically cause emotions to emerge.
WEEK 3: Judgement
In this session, participants experience the judgmental nature of their mind, its problematic aspects and how to remove these obstacles to ‘open awareness’.
WEEK 4: Acceptance
This session aims to clarify the essence of acceptance by learning to apply acceptance to difficult emotions and by explaining the goal of acceptance.
WEEK 5: Future Intention
In this session, mindfulness is introduced as the key for finding a balance between being in the present moment and planning for the future.
WEEK 6: Compassion
In this session, participants get to experience their inner critic and learn how to effectively cultivate a friendly and caring relationship with the self.
WEEK 7: The Ego
In this session, several exercises allow participants to experience the difference between the self as a story and the self as an observer.