Our Vision: Mindfulness for a Kinder World
Working with an international audience
We specifically choose to work with the international community in Brussels, and also welcome people with an international mindset living elsewhere in Europe and beyond.
Not only because expats face specific challenges that can make life extra stressful. But also because people working in the international institutions, all the organisations surrounding these institutions and the many international companies in Brussels, have a concrete and significant impact on the daily life of millions of Europeans.
We ourselves reflect the community we serve: our trainers have different nationalities and many of us are - or have been - expats ourselves. We have been working with mindfulness in the international community for years.
Contributing to a bigger purpose
Every day, important decisions are being taken by the people we work with. On a personal, and also political and economic level. Through offering mindfulness we want to contribute to better mental health and well-being, so these decisions can 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 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.
For our programmes we partner with the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and other leading mindfulness centres around the world, 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.
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.
And 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.