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BRUCC training for PhD Candidates

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 12:00
Campus: Brussels Health Campus
Doctoral school training

In this 8 week training you will learn skills on how to deal with stress and improve your quality of life. This BRUCC training will combine mindfulness techniques with state-of-the-art insights into stress mechanisms, coping with rumination and negative feelings, somatic complaints and cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Mindfulness is being aware and awake to the present moment. You will learn how to recognize habitual, unhelpful reactions and learn to how to switch to an interested, accepting and non-judgmental attitude to all experience (including difficult emotions, thoughts and behavior). Techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy are incorporated into the program to promote greater awareness of your own patterns and you will be taught how to change your relationship to unwanted thoughts, feelings and body sensations.

Research has shown a significant impact of this mindfulness-based intervention on life quality and general wellbeing, as a reduction of feelings of stress, anxiety, negative thoughts, sleeping problems and chronic pain. 

Practical information:

This 8 week-grouptraining (max. 12 participants) includes psychoeducation, formal meditation and movement practices, and teacher-led discussion and inquiry; and daily home practices and exercises. This is not a theoretical course, nor group therapy, but a practical evidence based training where you will be taught several exercises. It is essential that you take time every day to practice these skills.

Please bring a yoga mat,  blanket, pen&paper to every session. 


Dates:Thursdays from 12u -14u: 23/05, wednesday 29/05, wednesday 05/06, 20/06, 27/06, 04/07, 18/7 (and one re-boost session in september)


Trainer: Marisa Hoslet is a certified clinical psychologist and mindfulness trainer. Marisa is a member of the BRUCC team (for more info see www.brucc.be/team


How to apply: Send an email to brucc@vub.be before May 20th (9u) , and you will be contacted by the BRUCC trainer for an intake session (which can be in BRUCC or via telephone).


Place to be?


Donderdag 23/05 -> B010/011

Woensdag 29/05 -> H043C

Woensdag 05/06 -> H043C

Donderdag 20/06 -> H043C

Donderdag 27/06 -> B010/011

Donderdag 04/07 -> H043C

Donderdag 18/07 -> H043C