8-Week Positive Neuroplasticity Training

30-09-2020 till 2-12-2020
Beginners, Follow-up

Av. de Tervueren 81
1040 Etterbeek

Metro: Merode or Montgomery

8-Week Positive Neuroplasticity Training

8-week course, Wednesdays from 19:30 to 21.30. 

  • Starting on Wednesday 30 September.
  • Course dates: 30 September; 7, 14, 21, 28 October; 18, 25 November; 2 December 2020.

Location: Training Centre MM81, Room Laborit

Positive Neuroplasticity Training: How to get a happy brain

8-week course with Beate Trück, authorised trainer by Dr. Rick Hanson

Why is it so hard to let go of unwanted thoughts and patterns? And what are practical steps that we could take to free ourselves from old unhelpful habits and simply be happy?

In this course we will show you practical tools to transform ordinary day-to-day experiences into inner strengths, such as resilience, self-confidence, compassion, joy and a feeling of being loved. The mindful internalisation of such psychological resources can help us deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, loss, and shame, and support well-being, emotional healing, and resilience.

The brain is continually remodelling itself as we learn from our experiences. When we repeatedly stimulate a circuit in our brain, we strengthen it. Because our brains are like Velcro for the bad and Teflon for the good; frustration, worry, and stress are quickly wired into your nervous system.

To beat this negativity bias, we will teach you a powerful method - using the science of positive neuroplasticity - for turning everyday experiences into lasting inner strengths including mindfulness, self-compassion, and confidence, for truly resilient well-being.

Humans needs are categorized into 3 different needs: Safety, satisfaction and connection. Through experiencing and practicing we can learn internalize resources that satisfy the needs in theses three areas and increasingly grow an internal core of strength. 

The course will combine basic information about the relevant functions of the brain with practical exercises and mindfulness meditations. It is recommended for everyone would like to deepen a sense of peace, joy, and love. It builds on the idea that the mind is like a garden. It needs to be maintained and cultivated, because if it is left to itself it will develop some unhelpful thinking patterns. With mindfulness we can learn to see clearly what is there and learn to practice equanimity, a sense of being at peace with how things are right now. We can further train and change our brain for the better through positive neuroplasticity which will in turn have an effect on our mind and thus create an upwards spiral.


For whom?

  • Ideally for people who already have followed the 8-week mindfulness course. This course builds on elements of mindfulness and takes it further by teaching methods that can help to change your brain for the better
  • For everyone who wants to develop resilience and is interested in personal growth. It is not required to have followed a mindfulness course before starting this course.


With this training you will learn to:

  • Develop an increased self-confidence and feeling of agency
  • Experience a greater sense of resilience and the ability to bounce back more quickly in difficult times
  • Have a greater feeling of joy, peace and happiness
  • Be able to rise to challenges by motivating yourself and overcoming old fears and pains
  • Become more focused and calmer with a strong sense of inner peace
  • Feel more connected and compassionate
  • Reduce unnecessary cravings and feel more satisfied with your life


What to expect

  • Guided meditations based on the teaching of positive neuroplasticity
  • Teaching based on the method by Rick Hanson, geared towards application in simple steps
  • Practical exercises and sharing in small groups
  • A beautiful location easy to reach in the Montgomery area
  • Delicious teas at every session
  • The teaching will be in English
  • In-between mails to deepen your learning and practice


What you walk away with

  • A renewed ability to connect to your own sources of deep joy and calm
  • A feeling of being less stressed and more in line with your purpose in life
  • The ability to tap into your own resources of wellbeing
  • New tools to focus more on the bright side of life
  • New ideas and inspiration on how to deepen your mindfulness or spiritual practice
  • Some new friends who are interested in personal growth


What participants of the previous Positive Neuroplasticity Course said:

"This course has given me the language and very useful basic tools to help me have a more positive attitude towards life.
I can now understand better my basic needs in order to be happy and how I can take care of them."
"Thank you very much Beate; for a wonderful course. A wonderful simple and useful tool that has definitively helped me to look at life in a different more positive way."

"After many years of searching, high & low and across several different places, courses & approaches, I can say with full confidence that the Positive Neuroplasticity course with Brussels Mindfulness. The best course & practice I have come across, in the broad field of mindfulness. I’m so happy and fulfilled (with work ongoing / more progress to be made still, of course!) to have found & attended it. The practice has brought a measurable change for the better in my life, I very much feel, and has helped me enormously in dealing with anxiety, stress and (post-) burnout. Specifically and on top of the daily practice, I loved the scientific foundings of the course, and the rational(ist) approach at its core. Very solid stuff, with leads & links to additional reading which I have found both fascinating and practically applicable in my psychological & emotive pursuits. I would recommend it very highly indeed!”


The Teacher

Beate Trück

Beate is an experienced mindfulness teacher and founder of Brussesl Mindfulness. She has been trained and certified as a MBSR-teacher by Arbor-Seminare, and has given many workshops, courses and retreats to an international audience over the past years. She has also been trained on positive neuropsychology and HEAL by Rick Hanson from 2015 to 2018 and is since then authorisied to teach his method. More information on HEAL and positive neuropsychology can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/.


€ 397 (incl 21% VAT), which includes the following:

  • 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours
  • A comprehensive manual with practical exercises
  • A set of guided meditations
  • In-between emails to deepen the learning
  • Delicious teas at every session
  • the possibility to catch up a missed session in the next course

Please check our terms and conditions.



To ensure your comfort during this event, we take measures following the guidelines concerning health standards:

  • Small groups to allow enough space between participants during all activities.
  • Amenities to wash and disinfect your hands regularly.
  • The location is cleaned and ventilated several times a day.
  • Possibility for outdoor meditations whenever the weather allows it.
  • We encourage you to use your mask and not to participate should you have symptoms.



Wednesday evenings from 19:30 to 21.30. 

  • Starting on Wednesday 30 September.
  • Course dates: 30 September; 7, 14, 21, 28 October; 18, 25 November; 2 December 2020.



We encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your place and to enable us to decide in time whether there are enough participants to organise the course.

Please answer the questions below how to register for the 8-week positive neuroplasticity course on Wednesdays. This information important for the trainers to be able to admit you to the course.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will never be shared with third parties. We will get in touch with you if we have any questions, so please provide the phone number on which we can most easily reach you.

Please check before registering if your employer is willing to cover the cost. In this case, please send us an email instead so we can issue an invoice. Also please send us an email if you have diplomatic statute.

If you have financial difficulties, but feel that participating to this course would help you in current circumstances, please contact us. We will find a solution together.

Important information: In order to start this course, it is important that you are in good physical and mental health. Especially if you are suffering from acute depression or burn-out, we recommend you to postpone the course until you feel better. If you have professional support from a doctor or psychotherapist, you may wish to consult them first and discuss your ability to participate in the course. The trainers of Brussels Mindfulness are happy to discuss this with you on the phone; however, we cannot take any responsibility for your decision to participate in the course or not.



Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would have any questions.

For administrative and practical questions, please contact info@brusselsmindfulness.be.

If you want to discuss something directly with the teacher, you can contact Beate Trück via beate.trueck@brusselsmindfulness.be.

Many thanks for your registration and we are looking forward to meeting you in the course. 

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