Working with an international audience
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 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 life 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 ourselves.
Contributing to a bigger purpose
Through offering mindfulness, 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.
We have set up Brussels Mindfulness as a social enterprises in the sense that our fees for companies and organisations include a small donation to provide free trainings for young people's initiatives and schools.
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.
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.
Discover some of our teachers and why they feel mindfulness is relevant in these times:
You can find more videos with our mindfulness teachers on our YouTube channel.
Contributing to quality mindfulness teaching
Brussels Mindfulness offers a comprehensive 2-year mindfulness teacher training programme in English with leading international teachers. Meet our graduates who have successfully completed their teacher training:
We choose 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.