We live in an incredibly busy world. The pace of life for most people is frantic, keeping up with work, social life, health and family – and at the same time keeping track of everything that happens in our digital world. Our brain is doing overtime to keep up with all these developments, not getting any rest until we crash into our cushion late at night. And even then, most of us have a hard time falling asleep because we still need to process all the things we were exposed to during the day.

So ask yourself this: when was the last time you did nothing? And by nothing, I mean: no-thing. No TV, no book, no phone. No eating or drinking. No worrying, reminiscing about the past or making plans for the future. Simply doing nothing. Just 10 minutes of giving that busy mind of yours a break.

If you are like most people, you have to think really hard and even then probably cannot remember 10 minutes of doing nothing. How amazing is that: our mind, which is such an important instrument and that we rely on to make important decisions, never gets a break. After an intensive workout routine we take care of our body: we make sure to stretch, have a healthy meal and go easy on ourselves the next day. But the mind has to perform top-level, every day.

Do you want to learn how to take care of your mind, and therefore yourself, properly? Learn what it means to do nothing: to be mindful of whatever comes into your awareness, look at yourself from a distance and letting go? Then improving your mindfulness-skills might work for you.

Kühler & Trooster is organizing an 8-week mindfulness group course starting September 17. In 8 weeks you will learn how to focus on the present and notice signs of stress earlier. As a result, you will be better able to deal with negative thoughts and emotions, you will be able to focus better and relax more easily. The mind becomes calmer. There is a higher level of awareness and you can better guard your boundaries.  

For more information and registration, please contact us at info@internationalmentalhealth.nl or 085-0660500