2 November 2016

Lectures

David is offering the following lectures (in Dutch and English):

Mindfulness and happiness for every day

We live in a hectic society where “fast” and “busy” are very common. How can we keep our head cool and our heart warm? Mindfulness helps you in a simple way to deal with the bustle and the stress of life. To live life fully every moment.

The following topics are covered:

1. How to deal with stress?
2. How to sleep better?
3. How to enjoy life more?
4. How to become happier?
5. Practical tips

Suggested literature:
Kleine momenten van mindfulness. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)
Mindful gelukkig. 7 bronnen van innerlijke vreugde. David Dewulf  (available in Dutch)

 

Mindful parenting

Having children is a great gift but often a big challenge as well. We are not given a manual at the birth of a child, so have to learn through our own inner wisdom, the support of the people around us and by trial and error. Mindfulness can also help. Mindful parenting is an invitation to listen without judgment from the heart. It is a process of growth in inner strength, patience and perseverance for the parent and also the children.

The following topics are covered:

  1. What is Mindfulness?
  2. How do you apply Mindfulness in parenting?
  3. Insights about yourself and your children
  4. Tips and exercises
Suggested literature:
Mindfulness voor jongeren. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)
Mindfulness voor je kids. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)

 

Self-compassion in the storms of your life

Everyone has setbacks in life. In such situations you may experience feelings of anger, shame or powerlessness. Or maybe you have had challenges on your path that made you feel that it is just too much, even though you have meditated for years. Maybe you can’t find your trusty anchor, the breath anymore … How do you find support and how can you regain your strength?

The following topics are covered:

  1. Becoming softer towards ourselves
  2. Dealing with the inner critic
  3. Taking care of emotional pain
  4. Forgiving what seems unforgivable
  5. Insights into the brain and happiness
Alternative lecture: accepting yourself with Mindfulness and compassion
Suggested literature:
De weg van zelfcompassie. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)
Jezelf accepteren met mindfulness en compassie. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)

 

Mindfulness at work

We spend much of our lives in the workplace, a place that brings with it many challenges. A high workload and stress are often the cause of burnout or other stress-related complaints. Mindfulness offers a solution to help you strengthen resilience at work, so you can live your potential to the fullest.

The following topics are covered:

  1. Work-life balance
  2. Efficiency at the work place
  3. Preventing burnout
  4. Working with pleasure
  5. Tips and exercises
Suggested literature:
Heartful leven. Mindful werken. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)

 

Mindfulness in your relationship

How can mindfulness help you to bring more intimacy, love and closeness in your relationship? How can the beginner’s mind and an open heart revive your relationship? How can you deal with difficult moments of tension or disharmony? With passion, specific examples and practical tips this lecture will help you on your way to more balance and deep connection with your partner.

The following topics are covered:

  1. Insights about relationships
  2. Keys to love and intimacy
  3. Tips
Suggested literature:
Mindfulness in je relatie. – David Dewulf (available in Dutch)