Training course

Introduction to Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? More than a meditation technique, mindfulness is a way of life. It helps you to re-connect with your inner capacity of being aware in the present moment, intentionally, and without judgment of whatever is here and now.

Every day we experience many feelings: joy, sadness, anger, hope, love, stress, uncertainty, connection, etc. At the same time, our minds are filled with thoughts, every minute of the day. Mindfulness is the ability to look at those thoughts and feelings with an open and flexible gaze. Embracing - and be aware of - everything that is already here,

In this series of five meetings, you will establish the foundation to start implementing mindfulness practice in your everyday life.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Duration Will be scheduled in P4/P5
Venue On Campus t.b.d.
Price Free

Life itself is the practice

In this introductory training series, we will experience basic teachings and exercises of mindfulness; you will establish the foundation to start implementing mindfulness practice in your everyday life, one step at a time. As the well known mindfulness trainer Jon Kabat Zinn puts it, “life itself is the practice”.  

The aim of the workshop is not to eliminate stress, anxiety, rumination or distraction. Instead, we learn ways to approach and cope with it, being fully present, accepting what there is here first. Good decisions and changes can only be made when we first accept what it is already going on.

About the training

We focus on five important aspects of mindfulness practice. During the sessions, you will learn theoretic background, experiential practices in-site and between sessions.

Session 1: Attitude in mindfulness; breathing as anchor 
Session 2: Beginner's mind and body awareness 
Session 3: Mindful movement  
Session 4: Mindful communication 
Session 5: Mindfulness in everyday life 

For whom is this training

This training is for WUR students who want to work on:  

  • Getting to know your 'monkey mind'
  • Getting more focused
  • Coping with feelings of stress
  • Being more present in your life
  • Establishing a daily mindfulness practice, formally and informally

    Practical information

    Language English
    Nr. of sessions: 5 sessions of 2 hours with a short break.
    Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
    Registration: After registration you will receive a short screening form. Based on this, the trainer will decide:
    a) that you can participate in this training. You will receive an acceptance mail and outlook invitation from Student Training & Support.
    b) or, she will advise you otherwise.
    Cost Free of charge; offered by Student Training & Support