• Do you want to experience freedom, every single day?

    Welcome to the mindfulness training of A Lotus Seed in

    - Brussels -

     

    Last places for the training in september 2019

    - scroll down to apply

  • Is that possible?

    When do you feel freedom?

    When you are on holiday, without worries, without stress?

    Or can you be free every day...?

    Experiencing freedom in the mind, to stop being a slave to your thoughts, and instead being able to observe them from a distance, without going along with the story.

     

    Experiencing freedom in your emotional world, to make clear choices from the heart, no longer letting your momentary mood guide you.

     

    Experiencing freedom in the body, to deal in a different way with moods, feelings and thoughts.

    To learn to see the signals from your body as a gateway to deep wisdom, instead of a 'burden' to get rid of.

     

    Experiencing freedom to enjoy the moment and the beautiful things of life, even though many challenges come your way and it seems like you lost your surfboard on the waves.

     

    Even then, discovering freedom and allowing yourself to be happy and accept the moment exactly as it is.

  • Welcome to A Lotus Seed training

     

    An 8 weeks mindfulness-based program to look at yourself and your life with newborn eyes.

    You can't stop the waves, but it is possible to learn how to surf.

    During 8 weeks we will share an extensive inner journey together both during sessions and with exercises at home.

     

    You will learn a fundamentally different way to

    • deal with thoughts, body, stress, emotions, and external stimuli  
    • let go of thoughts or the endless chattering of the mind
    • connect to the signals from your body 
    • unravel the mechanisms stress and illusions of your mind 
    • come home to the present moment and to life
    • communicate with your subconsciousness
    • take care of your brain and activate regions that are linked to focus, clarity, flow, well-being, concentration, learning, memory, and awareness 
    • cultivate a special form of attention : open, mild, compassionate, grateful 

     

    A complete program to surf the waves of life - an integration of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy), MSC (mindful Self-compassion) neuropsychology, deep ancient Buddhist widom and Eastern psychology.

  • We learn to pay attention to what is truly important

    An overview of some of the skills we learn over the course of eight weeks...

    1

    Attention & Concentration

    • Mindfulness qualities
    • Origin and Buddhism
    • Attention for the moment, the breath, and benefits for life
    • Learning to observe and letting go of rumination
    • Difference between open and closed concentration
    • Brain - how to train concentration and let go of thoughts
    2

    Resting in the body

    • The body as a door to deep rest and acceptance 
    • The importance of body awareness for burn-out, depression and the processing of emotions
    • Adaptive vs automatic mental modi and evolution of the brain
    • Brain - how to observe thoughts, emotions and body signals
    3

    Growing in the body

    • Yoga and meditation in movement
    • Observing physical bounderies
    • Fixed vs growth mindset
    • The three subtle mechanisms of the mind and impact on interpretation and feeling states
    • Brain - how to cultivate gratitude and joy  
    4

    Thoughts and stress

    • Difference between pain and suffering
    • Stress mechanisms, and prevention
    • Difference between acceptatance and committed intention/action
    • Acceptance vs letting go
    • Link with Eastern wisdom
    • Brain - how to deal with uncomfortable moments and feelings
    5

    Creativity, communication and groundedness

    • Observation and integration of thoughts, emotions, body and senses
    • Impact of moods
    • Groundedness and creativity 
    • Cognitive questioning of thoughts
    • Communicating from the body 
    • Brain - how the body responds in communication and the impact of posture
    6

    Emotions

    • Dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions
    • Acceptance, distraction and coping
    • The process of acceptance, time and space
    • Rest in the midst of emotions
    • Impact of trauma on stress and emotions in the present
    • Moment awareness
    • Brain - how to turn on the adaptive mental modi with emotions and stress
    7

    Choosing for life

    • Self-inquiry of important life themes
    • Heartful listening to yourself and others
    • The importance of the heart, and sinking in deeper awareness
    • Recognizing stress and mood signals
    • Impact of self-care on the mental, emotional, physical and the spiritual body
    • Self-care wellbeing plan 
    8

    Heart - self-compassion

    • Integration of different meditation forms
    • Meditative walking
    • Meditative movements
    • Heart meditation and activating heart neurons
    • Difference between empathy and compassion
    • Brain - how to cultivate qualities of compassion, love, and care for yourself and others
    • Conclusion 
  •  

    Thanks to the immeasurable knowledge and expert explanation of Geraldine, I now realize how to let go of worry. I experience how fantastic it is to live in the moment. Thank you for sharing your life wisdom with the group. It were 8 unforgettable weeks. - Siska Degraer

     

    "I started the course from scratch, not knowing what was about to come. Soon it became clear that the course wasn't only about meditating, but that we could look at the practice from a much more spacious perspective. A different way of looking at yourself and the world... A conscious awaneress of our own patterns of thinking and doing, thereby learning to let go of some of the patterns. In short, standing in life with attention and learning to appreciate the little, daily moments. A training I can recommend to anyone, with a super coach!" - Isabel de Groote

     

    "I now understand myself better and understand the patterns we all share as a human beings. I deal with stress in a different way now, more relaxed. I was amazed by the insights this course gave me. A valuable gift that I will take with me for life. Thank you Geraldine for your deeply rooted wisdom ! " - Jan Van Haverbeke

     

    "This training has meant a lot to me. I see life differently. Look differently at what happens to me. I find peace and stability, something that was previously difficult due to my busy job and all responsibilities. These 8 weeks were more than a course in mindfulness. It went deep, and Geraldine certainly has something to do with it. Her authenticity and her gift to guide a variety of people makes this course different from other courses. Thank you for letting me experience this! "

     

    - Lieselot Ansele

     

    "A mindfulness training with Geraldine became a journey within myself, my mind, and my blocked patterns. I learned to observe thoughts and how not to always follow them. I learned to recognize emotions and how to listen to my body. My mind feels more clear and since a long time, I can enjoy the moment again, without needing something else." - Katrien Lievens

  • Who is walking on the path with you?

    Géraldine Gobert

    Hello! I'm Geraldine and I started A Lotus Seed with the believe that each of us is its own best teacher, but can use guidance in making the mind fit for its purpose. I believe in tackling the root cause instead of symptoms, and in learning to observe deeply enough to investigate inner and outer experiences. I believe in the plasticity of the brain, and the importance of connecting body with brain.

     

    There was a period in my life where a continuous stream of thoughts and feelings dominated the way I was living my life. Another period in which I mainly worked and did a lot of stuff, but disconnected somehow from my feelings and body. Later I realized that these were signals from a mind and body that didn't fully know its potential ... from an attention that was fragmented ....

     

    I decided to start the path...

     

    I decided to go on a mindfulness retreat - an experience that changed my life ... I experienced freedom for the first time. A freedom to no longer be a slave to thoughts, and to decide how I wanted to pay attention. This was the start of a fascinating research trip into my own being...

     

    After 12 years of own practice, I followed a 3-year teacher-training in mindfulness and a 2-year teacher-training in compassion. Over the years I was also trained in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, stress management, integrative coaching, trauma therapy coaching, yoga (200h ytt) and reiki. At the Institute for Mindfulness I also coordinated scientific research on mindfulness.

     

    Are you joining?

    Today I facilitate training and retreats for individuals and companies including Colruyt, Rogers Corporation, Odissee University of Brussels, CM, Liberal Mutuality, Province of West Flanders, Thomas More, Louis Vuitton, OCMW Bruges, Manager Magazine, .... That's how I facilitated training for already +3000 people.

     

    Today I am also very grateful for all the wisdom of the guides on my path : Dr. David Dewulf - I AM (BE), Dr. Mark Williams - University of Oxford (UK), Christina Feldman & John Peacock - Insight Meditation Society (US), Dr. ir. Chris Germer - Harvard Medical School (US), Dr. ir. Kristin Neff - Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (US), and many Buddhist monks in Asia and Europe.

     

    I am looking forward to continue the path with you - are you coming?

  • For who?

    This mindfulness training is an investigation and observation in one's own mind and body....

     

    That is why it is a unique adventure and a valuable discovery of what one need in this moment of life...

     

    It is for everyone who wants to allow more concentration, attention, creativity, connection, cognitive flexibility, compassion, equanimity, or insight, acceptance of emotions, flow, ....

     

    But not for anyone ...

    A Lotus Seed training is for you if ...

    • You would like to learn how to train your brain to bring attention into your life ... 
    • You want to learn to let go of thoughts 
    • or know how to observe them
    • ... and experience more freedom in being ... 
    • You want to learn to communicate with your subconscious....
      And enjoy the moment and the beautiful things in life.... 
    • But also want to grow out of the challenges and unpleasant experiences 
    • If you are willing to see things of yourself (sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant) -   why you do certain things or not, patterns you have... 
    • And to take committed actions and make choices as a result of the insights you gain ... 
    • ... Then the training is definitely for you !!

    A Lotus Seed training is not for you if...

    • You are looking for a quick pill for the hustle and bustle or an entrance ticket to peace ... Mindfulness is a process and a path and not a 'quick fix' 
    • You don't feel like meditating or practicing attention 
    • You have add or adhd or some form of autism - the training is not adapted to the specific information processes required
    • You are not interested in the inner workings of the brain, body and mind, Eastern philosophy, cognitive psychology or neuropsychology ...
  • Other participants...

     

    "I have learned to "be" instead of "do" over and over again. I now welcome everything with equanimity and kindness, even unpleasant things. I realized a lot of things change when we stop fighting against unpleasantness. This training has helped me to listen to what I really need, to live from my heart. It helps me to free myself from the part that kept me in captivity. Thank you for this wonderful experience. " - Nele Deconinck

     

    "For me, this training has changed my outlook on life and how I approach certain issues. By being more conscious in life, and by taking a different approach when it comes to communication, I feel that I deal with things differently.

     

    II try to be milder for myself and my immediate surroundings. When I meditate daily, I feel that this has a direct effect on my day.

     

    It is true that you cannot learn mindfulness from the books, but that you have to practice. you have to work on it in a practical way.

     

    Geraldine's approach also really appealed to me. Very well brought, with knowledge and lots of experience. The permanent link to neuroscience and the theoretical framework was also very interesting to me."

     

    - Sarah Volckaert

     

    "

    "I followed a mindfulness training before but the way in which this training was given was very deepening and enlightening. I realized once again that practicing brings me a lot of peace and self-insight. Grateful for the way you convey this!"

    " - Wim de Paepe

     

    "I was really looking forward to coming to practice every week. The training has helped me to find myself again, to listen to my body and to become aware again that making time for myself is an absolute must. A compliment to Geraldine, who gave the training with passion and dedication. It was great!"

     

    - Valerie De Temmerman

    "Following a training with Geraldine, I learned useful tools and interesting insights which I'm still applying on a daily basis. She has impact and inspires. I admire her unprejudiced and mild attitude. Now I stand with much more attention and focus in life!"

    - Amaryllis Laenen

  • What makes this training different?

    No blabla

     

    No bullshit. No superficial tips and tricks, no 'transformation to a better version of yourself' but a proven trajectory of deeper awareness to deal with life as it is, sometimes in joy and pleasure, sometimes in sadness or pain .... We can only grow out of acceptance, not from striving for 'something else and something better' that often causes more turmoil. When we accept life we experience space in our mind and body to let the process unfold naturally.

    Holistic

     

    You receive a complete program to surf the waves of life - an integration of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy), MSC (mindful self-compassion), neuropsychology and Eastern psychology. All layers of experience come to attention: thoughts, emotions, body, behavior, communication, thinking and doing patterns ...

    Experience-oriented

     

    Mindfulness is not a theoretical construct or philosophy, it is an experiential practice. During the 8 weeks you will be guided in different meditations and exercises, after which you will be given a holistic framework of how the brain, thoughts, emotions and body are connected to each other. This allows you to better integrate the insights gained. After each session you also receive an email with audio exercises and syllabus, so that a direct translation for daily life follows.

    Learn to look deep enough

     

    Mindfulness is simple, mild and honest observation, stripped of interpretation. But sometimes what we observe is not easy to see, and so we start interpreting, evaluating, projecting, deriving, .... During this mindfulness training you will also learn to unravel the mechanisms of your subconscious, so that you will gain a deeper insight instead of doing symptom-management.

    Skills training

     

    We don't go into stories about the past, the future, who you think you are or who you're not. You will learn to observe your stories, beliefs and memories, without going along with the content of the story. This allows you to arrive in the here and now and to master the new skills.

  •  

    "Very interesting course. An eye-opener for me! In our society where everything has to be faster and best, it is a must to become aware about our thinking and feeling and our heart's desires. If you let yourself be guided then you will come to a lot of insights!.... Geraldine sets a good example and leads the group in a wonderful way and is able to put herself in all situations without falling into superficiality..."

     

    - Leen Borry

     

    "I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about it. I once read a book about mindfulness, but this is not the same at all. I actually did not realize how I lingered in my own thoughts and judgments. By following the 8 weeks I came to important insights."

    - Ludwig De Smet

     

    "I would definitly recommend this training for the practical knowledge and meditations which can be applied in daily life. What I have learned is to come home to myself. I also concentrate much better and I notice that I respond differently to situations now. It's worth it! "

    - Marie-Helene

    "I honestly did not know what I started when I enrolled in the course. Quite a few things had happened in my life and I wanted to learn something valuable for myself. I meditate daily now, although sometimes it is only a few minutes before I actually start my day. I experience more peace and in moments of stress I remember fragments of the wisdom that Geraldine and the fellow students taught me. The training has thaught me a lot and meanwhile my husband and I communicate in a much more open way than before. I am grateful for the smallest things I realize in my life, my path, my soul mission. I will continue to carry those 8 weeks within me while I continue my path. " - Mariska Curvers

     

    "I found the mindfulness training extremely valuable. It has changed my life. I take better care of myself and I am better able to deal with stressful moments. I am extremely grateful for this training and I certainly want to apply this further in the future. I definitly recommend following this training." - Linda Naessens

  • Dates and location

    Sure to participate?

    Don't forget to apply (scrol down)

    * Last places for the training starting in september

    - last training of 2019 in Brussels! *

     

    Not available those dates?

    Join the Open Mind Retreat or leave your contact details below to receive the updates.

     

    Any questions?

    +32478135069 (whatsapp)

    info@alotusseed.org

     

    or scroll down to read our

    Frequently asked questions

    Brussels - Monday evenings (English)

    8 weeks training on Monday evenings from 19-21h45

     

    - 3 places left!

     

    2/9 - 9/9 - 16/9 - 23/9

    - 30/9 (online session)*- 7/10 - 14/10 - 21/10

     

    Location:

    Resonance - Centre - Phisiotherapy

    Rue Jean Robie 35, 1060 Saint-Gilles

     

    * Session followed with booklet and audio on your own rhythm

     

    ** If you are not able to come to a session, you can follow the session with the audio and the booklet provided.

    Dutch Trainings in Gent, Kortrijk and Oudenaarde

    See here for more information

  • Investment for yourself

     

    This training can be seen as an investment in yourself and your future life. The choice to follow the training often has to do with allowing yourself to give this course, energy and time to yourself. That is why this is also an important first step on the new path 💛.

    Enrolment before 25th of August

    • 329 excl. vat (21%) for companies, including invoice = 399
    • 288 excl. vat (21%) for individuals = 349
    • 239 excl. vat (21%) for students or in case of difficulties = 290
    Enrolment after 25th of August
    • 329 excl. vat (21%) for individuals = 399
    • 379 excl. vat (21%) for companies, including invoice = 459

    *If you have financial difficulties or you are a student, you can participate at the reduced rate. You make your own responsible choice in this decision and you can indicate this in the registration form.

     

    If the price is still too high for you given your circumstances, and you have a great motivation to participate, you can always send an email to info@alotusseed.org - we can see together what is possible.

     

    What is included?

    • 8 sessions with meditation, exercises, reflections and theoretical context (one session is online)
    • weekly mail with summary online syllabus and audio meditations to practice at home 
    • a different relationship with your mind, body, stress and emotions 
    • a community of like-minded people :) 

    Do not forget to apply beneath...

  • Application for A Lotus Seed training

    Any questions or doubts?

    Mail on info@alotuseed.org or send a message on whatsapp +32478135069

    or

  • Can't participate now but don't want to miss a thing?

    Write down your name, email and preference of city
    and we will keep you informed!
     
    - Alternatively you could join the Open Mind Retreat end of September -

    I want to join (later)!
  • Still unsure whether it's something for you?

     

    Then you can always whatsapp on +32478135069 or send an email to info@alotusseed.org

    - or read our

     

     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is mindfulness?

    Mindfulness is a special form of paying attention, intentional, in the moment, curious and without judgment. But mindfulness is also much more than that. In this training we go deeper. If we learn to observe, without going into the content of what we observe, something special happens. The path becomes clearer, no longer clouded by the monkey mind. We gain insights about ourselves, we communicate with our subconscious, get to know our patterns of thinking and doing, ....

     

    Why should I follow a mindfulness training?

    You don't have to do anything but if you ask my opinion....:)....

    It is an essential skill to handle your attention and internal and external stimuli differently. Something we never learned at school - but perhaps much more valuable than the diploma you have in your pocket. We learn to deal with thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. We learn to distinguish between interpretations and actual observations, and between situations and emotions. We learn to train our attention in concentration, gratitude, wonder, and creativity.

    What does a session look like?

    We always start with a meditation or exercise to arrive in the here and now, and to dive into 'experience'. After the practice, certain types of questions are asked to the group about the experience - you always choose whether you want to share something or not (you don't have to share anything if you don't want to). From this reflection insights come about yourself - insights that are then explained on the basis of a theoretical framework to better understand how thoughts, emotions and body are connected to each other. Sometimes there are different exercises during one session. After the session you will receive an email with booklet and meditations to further practice at home what we discussed during the session.

     

    Should I already have experience with meditation?

    No, you are welcome without any experience. The group usually consists of a mix of people who are total beginners and people who already have some experience but would like to deepen their practice. Everyone gets out of what he / she needs right now in life, and going through the training is a unique adventure for everyone.

    Do I have to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate? No - you don't have to. You might as well sit on a chair, or in the sofa. We'll also do some lying meditations.

     

    Do I have to bring anything?

    You will receive an email with all practical details after registration. You don't need to wear special clothing and you can always choose whether you want to sit on a mat and meditation cushion or on a chair. If the first one, you can bring your mat and pillow with you.

     

    What if I cannot attend one or more sessions?

    The syllabus and audio material are designed in such a way that you can still follow the week.

     

    Missing one or two sessions without catching up is okay if you can follow along with the syllabus and the audio. If you will be absent for 3 or more sessions, it is best to follow the training later.

    Are rituals or religious symbols involved? Do I have to 'believe' something?

    No. This practice is not a religion but an investigation into mind and body. You don't have to believe anything! The intention is that you go on an investigation - and see if what is being told is right for you.

     

    I doubt if it is something for me because I am afraid it would be too floaty ....

    Look, I understand where the question comes from. You want to know what's in it for you and also why something works. You may have done a meditation once or mindfulness session somewhere and the approach may have been different. Not all courses and trainers are the same. You can trust that this mindfulness training is given in a very sober and grounded way. We also make the link with neuropsychology and experience firsthand what mindfulness is.

  • A Lotus Seed in the news

    Portugal...

    Publico, RTP, Time Out Lisboa

     

    Time Out Lisboa and newspaper Publico documented A Lotus Seed events with an article about meditation. And also RTP made a reportage about Meditation in the park in Lisbon.

    This session was part of a series of meditations in the parks of Gent, Brussels and Lisbon in summer.

    Belgium

    Goed Gevoel, Liberale Mutualiteit

    Melanie described her first Lotus Seed retreat experience in a Belgian Lifestyle Magazine 'Goed Gevoel'. Another article points to the benefits of mindfulness and the retreat.

    A health fund in Belgium (Liberale Mutualiteit) found it was time to introduce its members to mindfulness too.

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- Je te informeren over wijzigingen van onze diensten en producten
- Om goederen en diensten bij je af te leveren

Wil je de verplichte contactgegevens niet meegeven voor dergelijke activiteiten?
Dan kunnen we je inschrijving niet automatisch valideren, aangezien we je niet kunnen contacteren of je inschrijving verwerken. Indien je dit niet wenst in te vullen, neem je best contact met ons op via info@alotusseed.org en dan bekijken we samen met jou hoe we je inschrijving op een andere wijze kunnen verwerken.
Hoe lang we persoonsgegevens bewaren
A Lotus Seed bewaart je persoonsgegevens niet langer dan strikt nodig is om de doelen te realiseren waarvoor je gegevens worden verzameld. Jouw gegevens worden na 5 jaar inactiviteit verwijderd uit onze systemen. 

Delen van persoonsgegevens met derden
Jouw gegevens worden niet doorgegeven, gedeeld of verkocht aan derden. A Lotus Seed verstrekt uitsluitend gegevens aan derden wanneer daar door jou toestemming is voor gegeven (bijvoorbeeld in het geval van aanvraag terugbetaling mutualiteit) of om te voldoen aan een wettelijke verplichting. 
Cookies, of vergelijkbare technieken, die wij gebruiken
A Lotus Seed gebruikt functionele, analytische en tracking cookies die worden verwerkt door een Strikingly website. Een cookie is een klein tekstbestand dat bij het eerste bezoek aan deze website wordt opgeslagen in de browser van je computer, tablet of smartphone. A Lotus Seed gebruikt cookies met een puur technische functionaliteit. Deze zorgen ervoor dat de website naar behoren werkt en dat bijvoorbeeld jouw voorkeursinstellingen onthouden worden. Deze cookies worden ook gebruikt om de website goed te laten werken en deze te kunnen optimaliseren. 

Bij jouw eerste bezoek aan onze website hebben wij je al geïnformeerd over deze cookies en hebben we je toestemming gevraagd voor het plaatsen ervan. 

Je kunt je afmelden voor cookies door je internetbrowser zo in te stellen dat deze geen cookies meer opslaat. Daarnaast kun je ook alle informatie die eerder is opgeslagen via de instellingen van je browser verwijderen. 

Zie voor een toelichting: https://veiliginternetten.nl/themes/situatie/cookies-wat-zijn-het-en-wat-doe-ik-ermee/

Gegevens inzien, aanpassen of verwijderen 
Je hebt het recht om je persoonsgegevens in te zien, te corrigeren of te verwijderen. Daarnaast heb je het recht om je eventuele toestemming voor de gegevensverwerking in te trekken of bezwaar te maken tegen de verwerking van jouw persoonsgegevens door A Lotus Seed en heb je het recht op gegevensoverdraagbaarheid. Dat betekent dat je bij ons een verzoek kan indienen om de persoonsgegevens die wij van jou beschikken in een computerbestand naar jou of een ander, door jou genoemde organisatie, te sturen. 

Je kunt een verzoek tot inzage, correctie, verwijdering, gegevensoverdraging van je persoonsgegevens of verzoek tot intrekking van je toestemming of bezwaar op de verwerking van jouw persoonsgegevens sturen naar info@alotusseed.org.

Om er zeker van te zijn dat het verzoek tot inzage door jou is gedaan, vragen wij jou een kopie van je identiteitsbewijs met het verzoek mee te sturen. Maak in deze kopie je pasfoto, paspoortnummer en rijksregisternummer zwart. Dit ter bescherming van je privacy. We reageren zo snel mogelijk, maar binnen vier weken, op jouw verzoek .

Hoe wij persoonsgegevens beveiligen
A Lotus Seed neemt de bescherming van jouw gegevens serieus en neemt passende maatregelen om misbruik, verlies, onbevoegde toegang, ongewenste openbaarmaking en ongeoorloofde wijziging tegen te gaan. Als jij het idee hebt dat jouw gegevens toch niet goed beveiligd zijn of er aanwijzingen zijn van misbruik, neem dan contact op via info@alotusseed.org

Bedankt voor het vertrouwen, 
A Lotus Seed.