Meditation & Mindulness
Getting to know yourself
Meditations are designed to familiarize the practitioner with different forms of mental processes. To meditate with a mindful attitude means to keep the attention in the here and now.
We practice being present. Meditation exercises in which we practice a mindful attitude teach us how to deal with problematic thoughts. We learn to increasingly use our thinking only when we need it as a tool.
Mindfulness helps us build a different relationship with our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Depending on the exercise, regular training leads in the long run to more presence, more compassion for ourselves and others, a stronger sense of connection to fellow human beings and nature, and increased resilience to stressors.
Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction: MBSR course
We offer you the classic MBSR course, which has been taught in this form worldwide for almost 40 years. MBSR is an 8-week stress reduction program. In the late 1970s, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues developed the program to support the health of people under great stress and/or suffering from chronic illness and pain. Each of the weekly sessions focuses on a content area (e.g. communication). Related to the focus of a particular session, formal mindfulness meditations are taught, as well as informal mindfulness practices for everyday life.
MBSR is a scientifically based behavioral training that is sponsored by health insurance companies and generally recommended in the health care system. Often the roots of psychological and physical health problems are simply stress or the unfavorable handling of thoughts and pain.
Lasting effects are built through time. In the course of our lives we have developed behavioral patterns that cannot be changed overnight. That is why an MBSR course stretches over 8 weeks and focuses on as many direct experiences as possible.
In a preliminary discussion we find out together which focus is most helpful for you to meet your current needs.
An individual training consists of at least 6 sessions of 60 minutes each and stretches over at least 3 weeks with a maximum of 2 sessions per week. Mindfulness cannot be learned on the fly. To ensure a certain quality, it is necessary to have periods of time between sessions that allow you to do exercises for yourself at home. The focus is on your personal experience with the help of the exercises.
Individual arrangements can be made to deviate from this. For example, individual training can also be an adapted form of a classic MBSR course. Likewise, the training can also be conducted in a desired three-person constellation (e.g. with a partner).
Through my expertise as a psychologist with a focus on work and organisational psychology, neuropsychology and the psychology of teaching and learning, you will receive a professionally guided training that will not only provide you with practical exercises for everyday life, but will also provide important background information about the way your brain and ultimately your mind works. In the best case, you will develop a daily meditation routine after just a few weeks. I have been teaching seminars at various universities since 2012 and am accordingly well trained in leading groups as well as guiding individuals.
I offer you to get to know mindfulness meditation as a technique that helps to better cope with stress in everyday life and to deal with yourself and your environment in a more appreciative way. Through regular practice, you will increase your ability to observe sensory experiences - such as thoughts or feelings - without letting them overwhelm you. You will learn to recognize your own stress triggers and develop appropriate alternative courses of action. This has been proven to improve your physical and psychological well-being in the long run.
I care about giving you something lasting to take with you. I am convinced that it will change your life and that you and your environment will benefit in the long run from participating in the course.
Your teacher - Dr. Christian Hahn