Caregivers and professionals

Are you working in the world of people with epilepsy or another chronic disease? Are you a doctor, nurse or other health care provider … then this page is useful for all of you! It is about what mindfulness (and yoga) can do for the patients / clients ánd what it can do for you.

The founder of mindfulness is Jon Kabat-Zinn (originally an American biologist). He worked in an academic hospital and was opposed to the fact that patients with a chronic disease did not know exactly how to deal with it. That is why he developed a training course to teach patients to better deal with their illness, pain and stress. The training uses a combination of meditation and yoga. The definition of mindfulness according to Jon Kabat-Zinn is “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”.

In this way, you can judge, compare, analyse, check and suppress the mental process. Through which an open, curious and inquiring attitude emerges. This is the goal of this training: to develop a different attitude towards problems such as a disease. You will then notice very precisely, allowing and without reactions. This then provides a different attitude and reaction than the old ingrained way.

That is why the use of mindfulness is so powerful and usable in the medical world!

The medical world

Now the benefits of the impact of mindfulness in the world of patients are known, it is very useful to be familiar with this. In such a way that you can estimate what it can mean for your patient and what you think of it yourself. Therefore, I offer different workshops.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for everyone. It ensures that you are aware of the autopilot and pay more attention to what you do. It is nothing else than being present in the HERE and NOW. Mindfulness can also mean a lot to you. For example, think about ituations of stress, pressure and a high work rate; with mindfulness you will become more aware of this. It creates space to find out how to deal with that and what you may need to keep in balance. Therefore, I offer a mindfulness training in the healthcare sector.


Mindfulness in the world of the patient

In this workshop I will tell you from experience (epilepsy) what mindfulness means for patients. This based on the content of mindfulness and its use for patients. Furthermore, I will use a short meditation so that you have some experience . Of course there is plenty of room for questions or comments.

Puls, Hand, Zorgverleners, Arts, Medische ZorgMindfulness training for nurses and caregivers

This mindfulness training is specifically for you. It consists of 6 sessions of 1.5 – 2 hours and deals with the various themes of mindfulness. After this training you know the basics and you can get started in a mindful way. A good tip would be to schedule a mindful moment of an hour on the work floor once a month to keep it up.


Do you have a question or are you curious about more information? Then you can always contact me. This can be done by mail: Anne Jeen or by phone: 06 – 34 12 82 15.