Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the demands you face? A hectic job, a busy family or social life, constant travel… It can be hard to find some time for yourself. Maybe you feel like you are not in control of your life.
Even at times when you’d like to wind down, your thoughts continue to race. It’s very difficult to stop them. You are constantly planning, solving problems, worrying, …
You are not alone. In our busy lives with so many stimuli and distractions, our stress system gets triggered much more often than it was designed to be. We build up chronic stress and fatigue.
How? By training yourself to live more in the present moment, rather than constantly thinking about the past or the future. By learning to be kinder to yourself, and to take good care of yourself, moment by moment.
The Brussels Mindfulness Institute specifically works with the international community in and around Brussels. We know the particular challenges and stress factors involved when working abroad, because we are (or have been) expats ourselves.
Being away from your home country, family and friends, being immersed in a new culture, is already challenging. In addition, most people working in an international context have a demanding job, often involving a lot of travel.
That is why we offer courses in parallel sessions between which you can switch, so you can fit them into your busy schedule. Or you can opt for an intensive format over 2 weekends, if committing to multiple weekly sessions is difficult for you.
Our 8-week mindfulness programme has been developed by the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre, specifically to teach mindfulness to people who wish to deal better with the stress of a busy work, social and/or family life.
Our main working language is English, but we also offer training courses in French and Dutch.