Offering the best programmes from around the world
Individuals & organisations
Our core curriculum for individuals and organisations has been developed by professor emeritus Mark Williams of Oxford University and his colleagues from the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. It is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for non-clinical settings and is built on years of academic research. It has stood its ground in some of the most challenging environments such as the British Parliament. The Brussels Mindfulness Institute and its teachers have been trained and authorised to use the curriculum.
Our work with leaders is based on the curriculum of Janice Marturano of the Institute for Mindful Leadership. Janice is a former General Mills executive and has worked with global leaders, including those at the World Economic Forum. The Brussels Mindfulness Institute is authorised to use this curriculum. When facilitating this programme, the Brussels Mindfulness Institute teachers draw on their experience as leaders, both in a private and professional setting to ensure that learning is as concrete and relevant as possible.
When working with schools and youth, we use the curriculum from the internationally recognised “.b” programme from the Oxford based Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP). This programme is offered in over 12 countries. It has been extensively researched and in 2015 MiSP received a £6 million research grant to further study the impact with over 6,000 children over a period of 7 years. The Brussels Mindfulness Institute and its teachers have been trained and authorised to use the curriculum.
The values we serve
Contributing to a bigger purpose
Through offering mindfulness we want to contribute to better mental health and wellbeing as well as to better personal, political and economic decision-making.
In our work there is a deliberate continuum from individual to organisation and ultimately to the society as a whole. If mindfulness is an enabler for greater understanding, compassion, wisdom and responsiveness, we seek to cultivate mindfulness within key actors of society such as schools, companies and governmental organisations.
As teachers we are certified and continue to train with leading mindfulness teachers. We seek to embody mindfulness in our own lives, remembering our intention to serve our community and our values.
In working with the international community we respect commitments and aim to be well organised and clear communicators.
To sum it up, teaching mindfulness is not just what we do but who we are.
To be able to contribute to a bigger purpose and serve our community, we reach out and seek to “meet people where they are”. This means making mindfulness relevant to the specific context, using plain English and be respectful of people’s time and commitments.
Furthermore, it means to be open to everyone regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or financial means.
And above all it means being open and willing to enter a dialogue, knowing that everything changes and evolves, including our understanding of what it means to be mindful.