Summercourse Mindfulness in August


“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” (by Jon Kabat-Zinn).

Mindfulness have been shown benificial in a lot of cases, amongst other:

  • reduces pain
  • lowers blood pressure
  • increases self-awareness and focus
  • improves your ability to solve problems
  • decreases feelings of loneliness
  • generally increase well-being

Learning to practise the skill of mindfulness… Here’s your invitation to a Mindfulness Summercourse given by Berit Lewis, author of the book Ageing Upwards. Berit is an experienced and accredited Mindfulness Teacher, who has carried out research on mindfulness and ageing in cooperation with Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and Leyden Academy.

When and where?
On four Wednesday afternoons on August 9, 16, 23 and 30. A lesson lasts 3 hours starting at 13.00 till 16.00 hours. Location at Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, Poortgebouw, ingang Zuid, kamer 0.15. Rijnsburgerweg 10, 2333 AA Leiden

For whom?
Everybody is welcome. After all, the earlier we start with mindfulness, the more years we will benefit from it. After your registration you will have an individual intake with your teacher Berit by phone, discussing expectations and mental health upfront.

Costs and registration
Costs for participation are 350,- euros including coffee, tea and the book Ageing Upwards. Including 21% VAT. Subject to sufficient registrations. You can register by mailing your name and phone number to teacher Berit Lewis at e-mail:

Would you like more information on this course and/or an introduction to Mindfulness? Visit the free public lecture on July 26, 13.00 till 14.30. Also accessible online.

More information on Berit and her book?Check out Berit’s website