Mind the Motion
Isabelle Cuppens

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MINDFULNESS

Would you like to face, and live up to, your daily challenges, with more ease?

Do you wish to enjoy life more fully?

Would you like to live life differently?

Or would you simply like more peace of mind?

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Not everything runs as we would wish it, this holds true for everyone. But sometimes it seems as if we are only ever rowing upstream. We deal with this continuous friction as best we can, often in ways we have learned a long time ago, but which seem to have lost their effectiveness.

The problem is not that we are not resilient when facing challenges. We are. Rather, the problem is that many of our emotions, inner experiences, and convictions happen on a subconscious level, without us, ever being aware of the process that led to them. We act upon these convictions and experiences in an almost automatic way, without having thought them through in a clear manner.

But it does not have to remain this way. You can teach yourself to recognise disagreeable experiences for what they are, without letting the negativity escalate and take over. Very naturally, this will free bandwidth to effectively deal with these challenging situations. It will also create space for more creativity and a smoother ‘flow’ in general.

This is what Mindfulness does: over and over again, it will guide your conscious attention to the here and now. It is a gentle way to truly gain more freedom in your mind, your emotions and your acts. Everyone can do it, it is not hard. The challenge is to take the habit. This training will give you the chance to do just that.

Mindfulness as the road to more peace of mind, and a fulfilled life.

 

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The program consists of:

  • Weekly meetings (8)
  • – Training of new skills to remain present here and now.
  • – Review of experiences and pitfalls, and how to deal with them
  • Daily practice (40 min) as an essential element of the training

‘The teacher opens the door, it’s up to the student to enter it’

You will learn to:

  • – Consciously guide your attention to this moment.
  • – Effectively map your thought patterns and emotional processes.
  • – Pay better attention to your mind and your body. The sum is more than the separate parts.

This training is generally beneficial to people suffering from stress, recurrent depression and fears. Research also indicates that it has a positive effect on psoriasis, and on our immune system. But never will this program seek to be therapy in its own right, or can it be a replacement for medical or psychological treatment.

Practicalities:

  • Training in groups of minimum 3 persons; dates to be set together
  • Individual training upon request
  • Included: syllabus and audio material
  • Register via info@mindthemotion.eu

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The term Mindfulness

The term “mindfulness” dates back to 1881. It was the first English translation for the Pali (old Indian language) word ‘sati’. It was coined by the British Scholar Thomas William Rhys Davids. There is some discussion as to the exactitude of the translation. In its original Buddhist context, ‘samma sati’ stands for ‘supreme or right consciousness, attention, concentration’. It is the seventh element in the eight-fold path to enlightenment, or ‘the freedom of spiritual unrest and suffering’. Modern day psychology defines Mindfulness as ‘the conscious guiding and holding of the attention, without judgement, completely in the here and now’.