Wherever you go, there you are.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Have you been dealing with an increasing amount of discomfort, stress, fatigue, pain…? Or does it seem like you are less productive or less motivated than you used to be? Or do you find it hard to focus these days?

Maybe you have noticed that more and more people are struggling with similar issues lately. Indeed, the covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend.

Would you like to enhance your stress resilience, alongside others? The center offers MBSR group courses, following the original protocol of founder Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Besides MBSR courses in group, you can also participate in individual sessions and retreats, including sitting meditation sessions, yoga lessons and walking meditations.

These sessions mindfulness take place biweekly on fixed moments and are free for those who have enrolled in an MBSR group course. For others, they are paying.

What is mindfulness and MBSR?

According to MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is often defined as ‘giving conscious attention to the present moment, without judging it’. This is an ability that one develops through meditation or other exercises, and can lead to greater freedom of choice, breaking through automatic reactions and learning to respond in a more helpful way.

The main difference between mindfulness and MBSR is that in the latter there is more focus on physical exercise, such as walking and yoga, in addition to meditation.

According to MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is often defined as ‘giving conscious attention to the present moment, without judging it’. This is an ability that one develops through meditation or other exercises, and can lead to greater freedom of choice, breaking through automatic reactions and learning to respond in a more helpful way.

The main difference between mindfulness and MBSR is that in the latter there is more focus on physical exercise, such as walking and yoga, in addition to meditation.

We created some posters, cell phone wallpapers and screensavers to support your meditation practice in everyday life. You can put these up in different places, for example at home, at work, at school…

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Hi everyone and welcome on my website. My name is Marisa and I have about 20 years of experience with mindfulness and therapy. A few things about me:
  • I am a certified MBSR trainer and researcher in MBSR, supervised by instructors from different American centers that laid the foundations of MBSR, such as the Center for Mindfulness, Brown University (Insight Dialogue Community).
  • My thesis in 2007 was about the impact of MBSR on anxiety, depression, life quality and coping in CFS patients.
  • In what seems to be a previous life, I was a top athlete in basketball. In this competitive environment, dealing with high amounts of pressure and stress was a challenge. It was during this period in my life that I became fascinated by mindfulness, meditation and physical exercise.
  • I used to be a high school teacher and student mentor.
  • I dream of a world where people feel more connected with themselves, each other, as well as nature. My ultimate goal was to create a community around mindful living, hence the name ‘Centrum voor Mindful Leven’ (English: Center for Mindful Living). The center is well established on an international level. Besides that, I also have a multidisciplinary practice.
  • In my free time, I work as a volunteer.
Would you like to book an introduction call? That is possible via this link.
Hi everyone and welcome on my website. My name is Marisa and I have about 20 years of experience with mindfulness and therapy. A few things about me:
  • I am a certified MBSR trainer and researcher in MBSR, supervised by instructors from different American centers that laid the foundations of MBSR, such as the Center for Mindfulness, Brown University (Insight Dialogue Community).
  • My thesis in 2007 was about the impact of MBSR on anxiety, depression, life quality and coping in CFS patients.
  • In what seems to be a previous life, I was a top athlete in basketball. In this competitive environment, dealing with high amounts of pressure and stress was a challenge. It was during this period in my life that I became fascinated by mindfulness, meditation and physical exercise.
  • I used to be a high school teacher and student mentor.
  • I dream of a world where people feel more connected with themselves, each other, as well as nature. My ultimate goal was to create a community around mindful living, hence the name ‘Centrum voor Mindful Leven’ (English: Center for Mindful Living). The center is well established on an international level.
  • In my free time, I work as a volunteer.
Would you like to book an introduction call? That is possible via this link.

‘No matter how educated or wealthy you are, if you don’t have peace of mind, you won’t be happy.’

~ Dalai Lama

Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about mindfulness

... and about mindfulness in society, with Anderson Cooper

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Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, excessive worrying or psychosomatic complaints? The best way to solve this is via conversations with a psychologist.

In my multidisciplinary psychological practice Lavendel, I combine different methods and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered-existential therapy, focusing, mindfulness and diagnostic research. Together we search for causes, connections and solutions.

I always work out a plan to work towards an improvement through several sessions, adapted to your specific situation, personal history and what is possible for you.

Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, excessive worrying or psychosomatic complaints? The best way to solve this is via conversations with a psychologist.

In my multidisciplinary psychological practice Lavendel, I combine different methods and techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered-existential therapy, focusing, mindfulness and diagnostic research. Together we search for causes, connections and solutions.

I always work out a plan to work towards an improvement through several sessions, adapted to your specific situation, personal history and what is possible for you.