About the course
About Mindfulness For Life
Through meditation practices and cognitive exercises,
this 8-week experiential programme helps reduce
suffering, build resilience and promote flourising.
The course develops skills to strengthen awareness of
the present moment. You learn to regulate your attention to be more present in your life, and not be caught up in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and
behaving, that can leave us feeling trapped. You learn
to skilfully respond to difficulty when it arises, as well
as savour positive experiences in everyday life, by
intentionally opening up to moments of joy, contentment and gratitude.
Mindfulness For Life (MBCT-L) is an evidence-based
curriculum of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University
of Oxford – scientifically developed to reduce distress,
as well as promote flourishing. It is designed to be
accessible to everyone!
What to expect
Over the course of the 8-week period, we will explore and engage in the following key elements of the programme:
- Formal Practice: Body Scan, Mindful Movement, Sitting Meditation
- Specialised Practices to strengthen self-compassion and resilience: Befriending (loving-kindness), Working with Difficulty
- Cognitive exercises to recognise the relationship between thoughts, mood and behaviour
- Practices to incline the mind towards the pleasant in life
- New habits and micro-practices for everyday life
- Facilitated inquiry to deepen experience
- Group sharing & reflections
- A ‘Silent Day’ to deepen the practice and get acquainted with walking meditation
- Regular home-practice (ca. 45 min per day)
While the impact of this course and other
similar programmes differs from person to person, participants generally report changes in the following areas:
- Reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, and depressed mood
- Less worrying and obsessing over things
- Improved ability to cope with pain and illness
- Greater appreciation of what is
pleasant and enjoyable in life
- Feeling clearer about what is truly meaningful
- Living life with a stronger sense of purpose
- Improved overall wellbeing, even in difficult times
About the trainer
Rima is a certified mindfulness trainer, focused on helping people take control of their own well-being. She has completed her training with the Institue of Mindfulness-based Approaches (Germany) and the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation (UK) and is trained to teach the MBSR and MBCT-L curricula.
She teaches groups and coaches individuals in mindfulness and resilience-based practices. She also teaches weekly meditation classes at ReTreat Yoga & Meditation in Vienna.
After completing her university degrees in Economics & Business, Rima worked in the corporate and development sectors in different parts of the world. She is linking both worlds by also offering certified mindfulness courses in workplace settings.
Being well-acquainted with how stressful today’s jobs and fast-paced life-styles have become, she is a firm believer that mindfulness practice can equip anyone with a tool-kit for a calmer, balanced and more meaningful way of living and working.
24.10. – 19.12.23
06:00 – 08:30 pm
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 05, 12, 19
1 x Silent Day Sunday 10.12.: 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Teaching language: English (German spoken too)