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Where is your attention NOW?

 

Ber, that's me

 

In search of his life purpose, Ber’s path to personal fulfillment began with a journey of spiritual awakening in Bali and Thailand. Spending time at a Vipassana monastery, he learnt the value of silence and mindful walking. Understanding that to master one’s own destiny through insightful changes stems from knowing within, the techniques he practiced became an intrinsic part of his daily way of life. To become very still, love and connect with your true self through meditation is a gift – and one that Ber started sharing. Returning to Belgium to study as a Mindfulness Trainer, Ber created a centre for personal development and for the past two years has offered personalised programmes of Mindfulness and Embodiment Stretching to both adults and children.

 

 

 
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Wakefulness

 

 

 

Acknowledging is the heart of insight meditation. It is the continual work of wakefulness to be aware and acknowledge.

Insight meditation, through the four foundations of mindfulness, focuses on the body, the feelings, the mind and objects of the mind. Literally the four foundations of mindfulness serve as a base of wakefulness.

Practically they are the state of being continually aware of what happens to the five aggregates (which are: body, feelings, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness)

The four foundations from Mindfulness:

  • Contemplation of the body

Wakefulness of the body is to contemplate bodily action and sensations. This includes for example acknowledging or being conscious of the lifting, stepping and placing of the feet during walking meditation, and acknowledging the rising an falling of the abdomen in sitting meditation.

  • Contemplation of the feelings

Wakefulness of one's feelings is to contemplate the happiness/ suffering/neutrality of your experience. That is, to acknowledge happiness, to know how happy one is, or to acknowledge misery, and to know how miserable one is, or to acknowledge the neutral feeling which neither happiness nor misery.

  • Contemplation of the mind (thought)

Wakefulness of the mind is to contemplate one's thoughts or be conscious of the passion, anger, delusion, sloth, distraction, peace, etc... in the thought. While in meditation our minds may think of the past or the future. We then take that thought as the momentary focus of the meditation by acknowledging thinking, thinking, thinking before returning our focus to the breath or the feet. 

  • Contemplation of objects of the mind

Wakefulness of objects of the mind is to contemplate mental recognition and other volitional activities. Recognition is to know something when perceiving it. Volitional activities happen when we think or comment on something. While we think, we must be mindful of thinking. When we are desirous, angry, slothful, restless or doubtful as a result of thinking of external stimulation, we must be mindful to.

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Mastering Mindfulness

 

 

Offering:

Mindfulness (60 mins)        

Group session (up to 5 people)          

Private session                                      

The practice of mindfulness offers dynamic, life changing tools to help deal with stress, anxiety, negative thinking and emotional patterns. Benefit from an insightful introduction to the key concepts and scientific research that underpins mindfulness today, and how this relates to a healthier and more balanced way of life. Enjoy interactive discussion that is interspersed with guided meditations, breathing techniques, body scanning and other simple practical methods that can be used to enrich everyday interactions. 

Minimum 3 sessions recommended

Embodiment Stretching (60 Mins)

Group session (up to 5 people)             

Private session                                         

Learn about the principles and concepts that make this unique exercise approach so effective. Comprising a gentle series of movements and stretches that can be performed daily to maintain and improve general mobility, Embodiment Stretching focuses on common postural problems caused by lack of movement, office work and a sedentary lifestyle. An emphasis on solo stretching is accompanied by a range of partner exercises to demonstrate intense variations which can dramatically increase the effectiveness of your solo training. 

Minimum 3 sessions recommended

Note: Sessions are available in English, Dutch, French and Italian.

Prior booking and only by appointment.

 

 
 
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Corporate

 

Please connect with me if you would like a detailed and personal suggestion

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Sources

 

 

 

Hear my story (in Dutch on Radio 2)  here

I'm very grateful I could share my story at Ehipassiko, Buddhist Centre Antwerp. You can read my story in Boeddhistisch Dagblad here (in Dutch)

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Connect with me

 

Ber Raeymaekers

email: nai@siddhartha.be

phone: +32 (0) 473 22 88 90

skype: berntje1

Free 10 minutes consult

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