“It makes life better! What can be more positive than that? Even in 8 weeks, I’ve noticed a huge improvement in how I enjoy daily life, handle stress, approach unpleasant situations, interact with people… I wake up happier, am happier at work, happier when I get home… I can’t wait to see how I progress in the coming months and years with everything I learned! ” – Zak Rimmer
Individual Mindfulness Training
The group setting of the MBSR training has many advantages as you learn from each other’s experiences, perspectives and you get a sense of common humanity. However, for some people it might not be possible to join an (8-week) group program because of personal circumstances.
Individual 8-week MBSR
It is also possible to follow the 8-week MBSR training individually. We would also meet for 8 sessions, each max. 1,5 hour and I recommend not to have more than 2 weeks in-between each session. When we start, we plan in each session so the total duration is planned in upfront. The format, course material and homework requirements are the same as the group MBSR. Also with the individual training I recommend an average 60 min practice when you really want to make a change in your life.
This training can be done face to face taking into account the latest Covid-19 guidelines. However, when you feel more comfortable to do so, we can also meet online.
Costs & health insurance
The costs for the individual training are € 950, not each health insurance gives the same reimbursement for the individual training as they do for the group training, so please check this with own health insurance upfront.
The costs will need to be paid before the first session, the option of paying in terms can be discussed.
Tailor made training or coaching
When you are interested in Mindfulness but struggle with the 8-week format then a tailor made 1 one 1 training or coaching could be an option for you. If you want more information on the different possibilities, please fill out the contact form so we can discuss together what would suit you best and how many sessions would be applicable. Based on this conversation I can create an offer for you.
Sylvia Ebbens-WentingMindfulnesstrainer, coach & yogadocent
Sustain Your Life! How can I help you?
Do I need any experience in meditation?
No not at all, you can participate in MBSR when you are completely new to meditation.
I have practiced Zen meditation and/or yoga and/or mantra meditation, is this the same?
No, in MBSR we practice the Vipasana Meditation, see https://www.dhamma.org/en/index for more info.
Do I need to wear special clothing: no, make sure you wear something comfortable and bring something to keep you warm, maybe an extra pair of socks or a jumper?
Meditation cushions, yoga mats & blankets are provided in the room.
Looking at the dates I will not make it to 2 or more dates, can I still join?
I recommend not to miss more than 2, this to ensure the stability of the group and of course also your own learning curve. When you know upfront, you will miss more than 1 session lets have the coffee together to see how it will impact your training.
Is this the same as Search Inside Yourself SIY?
No, SIY is an in company 2-day training which focusses on Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Positive psychology. Practice is focussed mainly on ‘on the workplace’ implementation. MBSR is a personal development training which focusses on all aspects of your life which you can of course also implement on the job. The two have a different format and some overlapping themes.