The trainers of the Brussels Mindfulness Institute are amongst the pioneers who brought mindfulness into the European Institutions, especially the European Commission and the European Parliament. In the past years we gave trainings in various Directorates-General at the European Commission, among which the Secretariat General, which coordinates the work of the European Commissioners, as well as a political group of the European Parliament.
Our mission is to help people working in these institutions, who deal with important political decisions and are exposed to many demands and tough deadlines, to better manage stress and be better equipped to take calm decisions in line with their values and the overall purpose of the institution they serve. Therefore it is important to regularly stop, become aware of what exactly is happening in and around us and take a break in order to see more clearly what is needed right now. This is just one of the many tools that we teach in our mindfulness courses.
For our work with the European Institutions we have been inspired and trained by the Oxford Mindfulness Center which has been given courses to the members of the British Parliament for the past years.
Our offerings range from introduction sessions on mindfulness to half or day workshops to 8 week mindfulness courses for a whole team or DG.
If you are a manager or member of a human resources team and would like to set up a mindfulness class in the European Institutions please contact Beate Trueck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an individual working at the Institutions you might be able to participate at our ongoing trainings in the European Parliament. We have 2 sessions, on Fridays from 13.30 to 15.00 pm and Tuesdays from 17.45 to 19.15. These sessions are open for all staff working at the European Parliament, and the other Institutions.
More information and registration here.