Netherlands, Amsterdam

A Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions

when 30 June 2019 - 18 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1575

As our world becomes busier and more interconnected, people's lives take different trajectories towards new futures. This socio-cultural shift also affects our well being. But has our way of understanding individual health and wellness also shifted to adapt to the changes we see in ourselves and others?

Course leader

Dr Maja Wrzesien
Maja Wrzesien is a postdoctoral researcher (Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow) within the Psychopathology and Development group of the Research Institute of Child Development at the University of Amsterdam. Her research is largely interdisci

Target group

Student profile:
Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree?
Or are you a first-year Master's student?
Are you an educated/experienced professional in the field with a desire to learn more?
Are you curious about contemplative practices, the science behind the practice, and its applications in education, mental health and/or organizations?

Course aim

By the end of the summer programme students will (1) become familiar with state of the art interdisciplinary research related to contemplative practice; (2) gain in-depth knowledge and experience of mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions in multiple settings and across various populations; (3) become familiar with mindfulness and compassion questionnaires, and (4) develop personal experience of mindfulness and compassion meditation and consider practical tools to help incorporating these practices into everyday life.

Fee info

EUR 1575: Regular fee
EUR 500: Housing fee (optional)


U21/LERU Partial Scholarship and AUF Travel Grant
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