Working with an international audience
We believe that Inner peace and the individual’s mental health and wellbeing are the basis for outer peace and societal prosperity. Mindfulness skills can make this world a better place, not only because it helps to improve individual wellbeing, but also because it leads to wiser choices and more kindness in the world. We have been working with mindfulness in the Belgian and international community for many years. We specifically include international participants – because expats face specific challenges that can make life extra stressful, but also because people working in the international institutions have a concrete and significant impact on the daily lives of millions of Europeans.
We ourselves reflect the community we serve: our trainers have various nationalities and many of us are – or have been – expats.
Contributing to a bigger purpose
Through offering wellbeing and mindfulness trainings and retreats, we want to contribute to better mental health and wellbeing. Every day, important decisions are being taken by the people we work with – on a personal, political and economic level. We aim for these decisions to be taken from a wider perspective of clarity, wisdom and kindness, rather than from the tunnel vision of stress, fear or exhaustion.
In our work there is a deliberate continuum from individual to organisation and ultimately 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 individual people, companies, public organisations and schools.
As a social enterprise we allocate the fees for companies and organisations to include a small donation to provide free trainings for young people's initiatives and schools. Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more!
We seek to embody mindfulness in our own lives and in our work, remembering our intention to serve our community and our values. We strive to be open to everyone regardless of nationality, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or financial means.
Above all, we are open and willing to enter a dialogue, knowing that everything changes and evolves, including our understanding of what it means to be mindful. To sum it up: teaching mindfulness is not just what we do, but who we are.
Brussels Mindfulness was founded in 2014 by three mindfulness teachers who have been providing mindfulness to internationals and were looking to professionalise their offering. We partner with the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and other leading mindfulness centres around the world for our programmes, using curricula that are scientifically validated and whose benefits are well understood.
As teachers we are certified mindfulness trainers and member of professional mindfulness teacher organisations. We continue to train and deepen our mindfulness practice with leading mindfulness teachers and yearly retreats.
To be able to contribute to a bigger purpose and serve our community well, we reach out and seek to “meet people where they are”. This means making mindfulness relevant to the specific context of our participants, using plain English and being respectful of people’s time and commitments.
Contributing to quality mindfulness teaching
Brussels Mindfulness offers a comprehensive 1,5-year mindfulness teacher training programme in English with leading international teachers. We are currently offering our fourth cohort of the teacher training programme.
We have carefully chosen locations that reflect our values and work with a mindset of care and concern for their clients and the environment.
We believe that mindfulness skills can make this world a better place, not only because it helps to improve individual wellbeing, but also because it leads to wiser choices and more kindness in this world. Our team of international certified mindfulness and yoga teachers has extensive experience at the work place and can train in English, Dutch, German and French.