Why Mindfulness for children?
My own experience with Mindfulness
I had my first introduction to mindfulness at the International School of The Hague where I was working as a school psychologist. I followed the MBCT training together with colleagues in 2012. This training provided me with the opportunity to reflect on my own well-being. Previously, I would come home with headaches and overthink conversations and situations as I wanted the results to be perfect. With mindfulness it became easier to surf the waves.
After experiencing the power of mindfulness myself I completed the Paws training of the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) in London in April 2015. The training provided me with the first tools to introduce mindfulness to children in the age range of 7-11 year old. I wanted to be able to introduce my own children to mindfulness and teach it in the classroom setting and in my own private practice, therefore I decided to strengthen my knowledge and skills with the training of Eline Snel. I completed this training in October 2018 and this training qualified me to work with children in the age range of 5-14 years old.
What does the training consist of?
How big is the group?
All courses, 5-8-year-olds, 8-11-year-olds and 11-14 year-olds, will be in a group with a maximum of 6 children. You can also contact me if you are interested in arranging private sessions for your son or daughter.
When and where will the next course start?
The next upcoming course will be published on this website. You can also get in touch to hear more about possible private sessions. If you are interested in one of the courses please do get in touch. I keep a register and will inform you by mail once new dates are known.
The course will take place at office-building "The Mood" (Koninginnegracht 10) or at the studio of Thriving Life in Wassenaar.
The costs of an 8-week course are 320,- euro, including VAT. This price also includes all the materials and you will receive the book "Sitting Still Like a Frog".
Due to the current restrictions by the Dutch government, I have decided to move online and offer an online mindfulness course.
There will be a 8-week course for 8-11 year-olds and one for 11-14 year olds. Group size will be a maximum of 4 students.
I reduced the costs for the online version, these are 240,- euro, including VAT. Parents are asked to purchase the book themselves.
Please get in touch to enroll your son/daughter.
"I am now much better at focusing. I notice this in class as I'm not talking to my friends and focus on the teacher"
8-year old participant