Information meeting Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a form of attention training that focuses on recognising and breaking out of unconscious, involuntary thought patterns and responses. It is a powerful technique that reenergises the mind and body. Mindfulness helps people engage with themselves and others in a new way. During this exploratory session, you’ll get acquainted with mindfulness.

The trainer is Demetrius J. Waarsenburg. In addition to his research and work as an organisational consultant, he is also an executive coach and mindfulness trainer. He combines mindfulness in the tradition of John Kabat-Zinn with techniques taken from Western cognitive psychology, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).  His approach is straightforward, transparent, inspiring and results-driven.

Target group

All Academy staff who are curious about mindfulness and what it can do for them.


During this one-hour exploratory session, you’ll be introduced to mindfulness and its underlying principles. You’ll then get acquainted with the mindfulness experience. The trainer will welcome any questions afterwards. The purpose of this session is to help you decide whether to take two further modules, Mindfulness in one day, and Mastering mindfulness.  

Practical information

  • Duration: One session, from van 12.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
  • Date: 26 February 2018
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Group size: Minimum of 10 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.

Register for training course on 26 February 2018 from 12.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. in Amsterdam