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Mindfulness course in Utrecht

Do you want less stress for yourself?

How would it be to have less stress?
How would it feel to consciously choose what is good for you?
How would that feel for you and for the people around you?

If you have the desire to invest in yourself, then you have come to the right place.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR

The ideal way to seriously engage with mindfulness is through the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training. In this 8-week training, you will learn to practice and integrate mindfulness into your own life.

The effectiveness of the training is scientifically proven. Participants from various studies report the following benefits (which I also recognize through my own mindfulness practice):

  • Reduced tension, anxiety, and stress.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Better emotional control.

  • Fewer negative thoughts.

  • A higher overall sense of satisfaction and happiness.

Mindfulness training on-site in Utrecht

The mindfulness training in Utrecht consists of 8 evening sessions, each lasting 2-2,5 hours (from 7:30 PM to 9:30/10:00 PM),
and a 1-day silence retreat (from 10 AM to 5 PM).

In 2024 there will be a Dutch and an English edition on the following dates:

The Dutch edition will takes place on tuesday evenings:

17 sept, 24 sept, 1 okt,
8 okt, 15 okt
19 okt (1-day silence retraite), 
22 okt, 5 nov, 12 nov

van 19:30 tot 21:30/22:00 uur

The English edition will takes place on monday evenings:

16 sept, 23 sept, 30 sept, 
7 oct, 14 oct, 19 oct (1-day silence retreat),
21 oct, 4 nov, 11 nov

from 19:30 till 21:30/22:00h

Contribution: €425

This includes:

  • 8 training sessions on site

  • A 1-day silence retreat

  • An extensive workbook with theory and exercises

  • Audio files for practicing mindfulness at home

  • A group of participants to share this learning experience

  • A personal intake

  • A pleasant venue in Utrecht to come together

"The MBSR course has had a significant impact on my life. I now find it easier to relax during busy periods. I am also more mindful in my daily life. For instance, I notice that I eat more consciously and breathe more calmly. I would highly recommend everyone to take this training. Joris works with great passion and creates a safe space for personal development."


  • Is mindfulness airy-fairy?
    It's a common misconception that mindfulness is airy-fairy. Perhaps because it's somewhat unfamiliar to people. But did you know that mindfulness actually represents the practical aspect of Buddhism, which is being aware of the present moment.
  • What is the background of mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training?
    In the 1970s, the American physician Jon Kabat-Zinn brought mindfulness to the Western world through the development of the MBSR program. He combined elements of Buddhist meditation with Western psychological principles to promote stress reduction and emotional well-being.
  • Is mindfulness training (MBSR) covered by health insurance?
    Yes, some health insurance companies provide reimbursement for mindfulness training. An overview of this can be found here: The condition for this is that the trainer has completed the highest level of training (category 1) and is affiliated with a professional association (VMBN or VVM). Joris has completed the highest level of mindfulness training, both the basic and advanced courses, making him a category 1 trainer. In addition, he is registered at the VVM since January 1st 2024. The training will be partially reimbursed by some health insurance companies from January 1st 2024. For more information, please refer to the zorgwijzer ( or your health insurance policy.
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