• Meditation

    Loving Kindness and Breath Awareness

  • Yoga

    Healthy Balance of Body and Mind

  • Counsel and Therapy

    Life issues viewed from a Buddhist Perspective

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Pausing and Being in the moment

YOGA
Open classes
Mondays,  17:15 – 18:45 h
Wednesdays, 18:00 – 19:30 h
Wednesdays, 19:45 – 21:15 h

Yoga for stress prevention
Thursdays 05.09., 17:00 -18:30 h

Mindfulness

Meditation – practice night
every Thursday (in German)
06.06. – 25.07., 19:00 – 21:00 h

MBSR-Course 4 (in English)
Thu. 12.09. 2019, 19:00 – 21:30 h

MBSR-Course 5/2019
(in German)
Su. 27.10. 2019, 17:30 – 20:15 h

MBSR-Kurs 3/2019 (auf Englisch)
Di. 02.04. 2019, 19:00 – 21:30 Uhr

MBSR-Kompakt
So. 07.07. 2019, 10:00 – 18:00 Uhr

MBSR-Kurs 4/2019
So. 27.10. 2019, 17:30 – 20:00 Uhr

Counselling and therapy

  • Relapse prevention for depression (MBCT)
  • Life counsel from a Buddhist perspective
  • Buddhist Psychotherapy
  • Yoga Medical Coach (Yogatherapy)

Welcome

Mindfulness, Yoga and Living Awareness

Welcome to my website, an invitation to find out about my work in Berlin: courses, seminars, and counselling in mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga. The website is ‘work in progress’ and the most recent and upcoming events can be found at the top of this page.

Continuous change and variation are constants in our life experience. In Private as well as in professional life we experience pressure to perform amid high expectations. In turn, this significantly impacts one’e internal processes – both physical and psychological -, processes in realtionships and also in social life in general as well as in one’s company. Continuing pressure to perform can negatively effect one’s physical and mental wellbeing with possible consequences such as lacking motivation, fatigue and exhaustion up to other serious diseases.

It can never be early enough to learn about and benefit from methods and approaches to better deal with stressful moments in life.
Since the experience of stress is subjective, we all have developed different abilities, strategies and inner strength (reslience) to respond to and cope with the demands of everyday life.

My trainings and counseling in MBSR, MBCT, Hatha Yoga and Buddhist Psychology  are aimed at people who are interested in ‘looking after themselves’. The chances for self-care and self-management will be stregthened, access to physical sensations will be supported and an understanding of the interplay between body and mind will become transparent.

The aim is to promote and stabilise mindfulness attitudes and values in your private and professional life, to promote inner strength und to help develop a skilful way to work on negative mind patterns:

  • Focus and concentration
  • Clarity and structure
  • Integrative / Holistic thinking
  • Responsible action
  • Future oriented
  • Communication
  • Stress reduction
  • Job satisfaction
  • Friendliness and empathy
  • Cooperation
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Work-Life-Balance

What is mindfulness?

In my understanding and practice, mindfulness is a mental attitude, an ethical quality, as an expression of inner strength, a special condition of consciousness and perception, as well as a particular quality of personality.

Mindfulness strengthens presence, emotional resilience and mental clarity.

What does it mean to be mindful?

Mindfulness is the ability to consciously direct attention to one activity or subject, and to accept the present moment as it is.

This acceptance opens up free inner space, allowing one to react appropriately to stimuli rather than automatically, without being directed by premature judgments and assessments. Mindfulness supports one in letting go of negative thoughts and embedded patterns.

What effects can be assumed?

A mindful and friendly inner attitude supports the ability to relax, which is one reason why many people take up mindfulness training in the first place. But mindfulness training also conveys the experience of self-efficacy and strengthens a personal sense of responsibility.

Mindfulness has a positive effect on the different processes in daily work but also on sleep quality, diet habits and human relationships in general.

How do you practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness is not something you learn once and then are forever competent in. Mindfulness must be lived by regularly remembering the inner countenance and internalising it, so that it becomes more and more a natural countenance.

One should practice regularly, experience the inner countenance and constantly integrate it into everyday life. Mindfulness is a form of life design with an ethical dimension. It is about cultivating positive mental conditions.

Who is mindfulness meant for?

Everyone can practice mindfulness. But it can’t be ordered or required, only exemplified and internalised.

So mindfulness training is for managment and executives just as for other employees. It is for the individual as well as for the team.

Mindfullness at the workplace
  • Better working atmosphere
  • Higher employee motivation
  • More clarity and structure in work processes
  • Team building
  • Employees take on greater responsibility for their individual well being
  • Prevents stress
  • Employees learn to cope with stress more easily
  • Lower rates of illness

Are you interested?

Let’s talk about how we can help you. If you are iterested in receiving information in regular intervalls, please subscribe to my Newsletter that will be send out every other month.

If you like the work that I am doing and the way I present the material, please feel free to write a short comment for  Achtsamkeitspraxis Berlin at googlemaps.

I’d be very appreciative about that.

Wolfgang Schröder

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