What is MBSR Mindfulness Training?

MBSR stands for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It is a program specially developed to learn to deal with stressful situations differently. With consistent practice,  you can remain calm, balanced, and focused not matter what.

Benefits of Mindfulness:

N.B. Mindfulness is a skill that you learn in an 8-week training.
If you continue to apply the exercises learned in the 8 weeks,
Mindfulness offers a whole spectrum of improvements in your life.



Relaxation of your body through the Body Scan exercise.

Calmness & Overview

3-Minute breathing exercise that you use throughout the day, giving you a sense of calm & better overview.


Improved concentration, because body and mind are calmer as a result of the 20-40m meditations.

increased creativity

A relaxed mind is more creative.


Mindfulness gives you more control over your inner attitude, which makes you feel better.

Better contact

As you get to know yourself better, it becomes easier to make genuine contact with other people.

What will you learn in the 8-week MBSR Training?

8-Week Overview

In 8 weeks, you will make an inner journey.
The program offers simple exercises which have a profound effect.

It is therefore essential that you are, in principle, present at every lesson. Of course, you can miss once if necessary.

If you want the maximum effect from the training, it is vital that you practice about. 45 min daily.

Silence Day between week 6 en 7

After week 6 there is a Silence Day, usually on a Sunday from 10 am-4 pm.

Spending a longer period of time in silence with awareness focused on yourself, deepens your quality of mindfulness.

The Silence Day is an invitation to get acquainted with a deeper level of awareness and to see how the thoughts come and go.


  1. 1
    Living on automatic pilot
    Mindfulness starts with recognizing the tendency to live on autopilot.
  2. 2
     Relating to obstacles and challenges
    Many of our reactions consist of a tendency to hold onto the pleasant and push away the unpleasant. These reactions are obstacles to being fully present in the here and now.
  3. 3
    Getting to know our boundaries
    Mindfulness can help us learn to know and respect our own limitations. The body is a source of information in this regard.
  4. 4
    The landscape of stress
    We have more stress than we think and this has a greater impact than we think.
  5. 5
    Responding to stress with awareness
    In case of an unpleasant experience that we want to push away, we can learn - for the moment - to accept the situation as it is, and observe our mental, emotional and physical response to it. When we take a little distance, we can make room for alternative choices and respond more adequately.
  6. 6
    Thoughts are not facts
    Thoughts and feelings are closely linked. One summons the other. Thoughts are not facts. They come and go quite randomly and automatically. We are not our thoughts.
  7. 7
    Self care: how can I take better care of myself?
    Now that you are more aware of your personal patterns and pitfalls: Create an appropriate realistic program to integrate Mindfulness into your life.
  8. 8
    Integrating what you have learned
    Practicing mindfulness regularly strengthens your inner balance and resilience in the face of life's challenges.

Participants' Feedback (sorry in Dutch):

Ik vind het een hele fijne cursus. Mooie uitdagingen en inzichten voor mezelf om te ontdekken en leren omgaan met ingebouwde routines en oordelen.

(3 jaar na de cursus:) De mooie verschillende tools die je meekrijgt helpen mij nog steeds in stress- momenten. Ze zijn een onderdeel van mijn dagelijks leven geworden.


Ik merk dat ik me bewuster ben als ik niet ontspannen ben. Als ik het opmerk kan ik mijn houding aanpassen en een meer ontspannen houding aannemen en daarmee meteen meer in het moment blijven. Dat voelt heel fijn. 

Jouw manier van lesgeven vond ik heel fijn, je rustige fijne open houding was heel prettig.


Knap hoe je blanco/ zonder oordeel op elke vraag en opmerking heel geduldig in kunt gaan.

Mooi om te zien dat deze MBSR opleiding ook heel goed online te volgen is. Je fijne stem helpt daarbij!


Choose a MBSR Training

(MBSR = Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Scientifically proven stress reduction after 8 weeks of mindfulness training

General Info Group Training MBSR: 

Duration training: 8 sessions in 8 weeks
Length session: 2,5 hours
Online, but live, so we see each other every week as if we would meet in person
Group size: min 4 pers, max 12 pers
Costs: EUR 400 p.p.

N.B. The classes are taught in English, unless we have a completely Dutch group. Even when the leading language is English, Dutch participants can always explain there experiences in Dutch to express themselves with more ease.  

Mon 5 Sep '22

12, 19, 26 September

3, 10, 24,

31 October

Silence Day:

Sun 23 October 10 am-4 pm

Tue 4 Oct '22

11, 25 October
1, 8, 15,

22, 29 November '22
Silence Day:

Sun 20 November 10 am-4 pm

Thu 8 Sep '22

15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 27 October

3 November

Silence Day:

Sun 23 October 10 am-4 pm

Mon 7 Nov '22

14, 21, 28 November
12, 19 December
9, 16 January '23
Silence Day:

Sun 8 January 10 am-4 pm

How can I help you?

  • Questions
  • Just Connect
  • Request a pre-training Interview

Tel: +31-6-28671647

Email: catherine@loving-awareness.com

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