Vipassana Retreat 2017

Insight meditaton retreat led by Christina Feldman and John Peacock

Sunday 23 April untill Friday 28 April 2017 in Affligem (Belgium)

Insight meditation (vipassana) is the simple and direct practice of moment to moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation of the mind/body process and all the ways we engage with a changing world, we learn to cultivate a deeper calm and equanimity in the midst of pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness. As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

This retreat offers the opportunity for teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and others connected with the field of mindfulness-based interventions in medicine and psychology, to extend and deepen their own personal experience of mindfulness meditation which is a core requirement for using these approaches.

The retreat is for professionals who are using mindfulness-based approaches within their work and it is suitable for those new to meditation as well as those with experience.

Its aim is to provide an opportunity to develop personal meditation practice as an underpinning to work with mindfulness-based approaches and so there will not be a focus on specific clinical skills.

This retreat will primarily be held in silence with a full daily schedule of sitting and walking meditation practice, interviews, daily talks, meditation instruction and group dialogues. A typical day begins at 06.30h and finishes at 21.30h.

Practical information

Agenda: From Sunday 23 April until Friday 28 April 2017.

Time: Arrival at 17.00h. Departure at 13.00h.

Location: De Kluizerij, Aalstersedreef 1, 1790 Affligem (10 min from Brussels), Belgium

Price: Prices vary from € 745 for those who participate in the professional training of I AM to € 785 for others. The price includes accomodation in a double room, meals, drinks, vipassana retreat. There is a limited number of single rooms available for € 125 extra.

Trainer: Christina Feldman and John Peacock

Registration: By email to contact@aandacht.be

 

Update van MBCT & depression by Willem Kuycken

Thursday 08 untill Friday 09 December 2016 in Affligem (Belgium)

Mindfulness ‐based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines Jon Kabat ‐ Zinn’s Stress Reduction program with techniques from Cognitive Therapy in an eight week ‘class’ format. Following preliminary evidence for its efficacy in reducing relapse and recurrence in patients who have had three or more episodes of depression, interest has grown in applying the mindfulness approach to a variety of mental health problems across a range of different settings.

Topics:

  • an overview of the MBCT curriculum with links between the classes & rationale for practices and their placement in the curriculum (including cognitive and behavioural elements)
  • a short overview of some recent research (with clinical implications)on MBSR/MBCT
  • review of possible dangers & contraindications for Mindfulness
  • pitfalls in teaching & commitment to being a MBCT teacher
  • how to steer a path between clarity of purpose for patient’s attendance at class, motivation for doing home-based practice, on the one hand, and teaching non-striving, acceptance and ‘wisdom’ to participants on the other
  • participants will have the opportunity to hear each others’ experience with mindfulness teaching; to dialogue with others about how to deal with issues that arise from running the classes; to see how best to respond when difficulties arise

 

Practical information

Agenda: Thursday 08 untill Friday 09 December 2016.

Time: Arrival at 09.45h. Departure at 17.45h.

Location: De Kluizerij, Aalstersedreef 1, 1790 Affligem (10 min from Brussels), Belgium

Price: Prices vary from € 400 to € 475 for others. The price includes accomodation in a double room, meals, drinks. There is a limited number of single rooms available for € 475.

Trainer: Willem Kuyken

Registration: By email to contact@aandacht.be