NL MINDFUL Class

NL MINDFUL is our digital science based Mindfulness class for a better  emotion regulation

NL MINDFUL is an online individual Mindfulness class to cope better with stress in daily life and for a better emotion regulation. You can work on your 8 weeks digital class any time and from anywhere, you get written Lectures and Audio Files via email twice a week on Monday and Friday with a weekly overview of your Assignments. You get personal support from your teacher throughout the class, Publisher & Naturopath for Psychotherapy Melanie Kettner.

Personal support by your teacher is our main focus at NL MINDFUL:

In NL MINDFUL  students get regular support of their personal teacher. You can send questions during office time throughout the whole class and one week after the class has finished. Your personal teacher responds as quick as possible. All Lectures and all Audio Files are from your personal teacher.
Office Time: Monday to Friday: 10-17.00
contact@northletters.com
More about your Teacher here.

NL MINDFUL class has a focus on Mindfulness in Daily Life & on emotion regualation:

We integrate in daily life Breathing Practices, Mediations with different topics, Mindful Movement & Walking Meditation. In the second Part of our class, in week 5-8 we focus on emotion regulation and resilience. We learn to improve our approach to stress and pain. NL MINDFUL has a clear structure, especially helpful for those new to Mindfulness. It is important to keep up with the schedule to get the best benefit out of it. If this is a challenge in your daily life, we adapt the class to your personal needs:

Flexibility of our Mindfulness class:

We offer students a break of 2 or 4 weeks after the first part of the Mindfulness class, according to our office time an holidays. For this break you will get a list with Inspiration and Assignments you can work on. We adapt the class to your personal needs if necessary.

NL MINDFUL is based on the Mindfulness Research at the Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior of the University of Los Angeles &  Oxford University

NL MINDFUL is based on:
1. Oxford University: Mindfulness studies of Prof. Mark Williams & his 8 weeks MBCT class (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).
2. University of Los Angeles: Mindfulness Research Center at the Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior: Director Diana Winston.
3. Thich Nhat Hanh: Breathing Meditations.
4. Prof. Mark Williams: Breathing Practices.
5. Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn: Mindfulness studies.
6. Neff/Germer: The Mindful Self-Compassion 

Price of NL MINDFUL 560 EUR:
payable in 2 parts: 280 EUR before part 1 and 280 EUR before part 2

The Price of NL MINDFUL 560 EUR is for 8 weeks Mindfulness class & personal support of your Mindfulness teacher throughout the whole class, with the possibility to get advice one week after the class has finished. The price is payable in 2 parts and you can ask for a break of 2-4 weeks between Part 1 and Part 2 of the program. After your bank transfer NL MINDFUL class starts the following Monday.

Application of NL MINDFUL class: Just drop us a message: contact@northletters.com
You can order week1 of NL MINDFUL for free. If you want your personal support in German, this is possible. If you want a Mindfulness class in attendance in German Language this is possible as well in Hamburg. Send us a message.

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is based on an ancient buddhist practice, it is a form of mental training and a meditation technique. Being mindful means paying & maintaining attention to the present moment experience with kindness and self compassion. While practicing Mindfulness the mind is concentrated and at rest at the same time, we become aware of ourselves and the world around.

Science showed that an unfocused mind is an unhappy mind

Mindfulness & Science:
Stress is an ongoing topic in our life. Minor stress can add up during the day and acute stress can become chronic stress. Hyperarousal can be a chronic state of body and mind and exhaustion follows any time soon. Science showed that an unfocused mind is an unhappy mind.1) In Mindfulness we therefore learn to maintain and shift our attention by Anchoring: Connecting with our anchor the breath in our Meditations.

Brief daily mediation enhances attention, memory, mood and emotional regulation in non-experienced meditators.

We integrate Mindful Breathing in between during the day, this will improve your breathing, your concentration and relaxation. People under stress, anxiety or pain breathe more quickly and less regularly. Meditators have a slower breath, indicating reduced automatic response, better mood and improved health.2)

Science studies showed an improved regulation of emotion, a reduction of stress and a positive effect on our Immune System. Mindfulness has a positive impact on Anxiety, Insomnia and is part of a variety of clinical treatments.3)
For whom is a Mindfulness class?

Actually for everyone who wants to be prepared for difficult life situations, in which we normally tend to lose our balance without support. And for everyone who wants to learn to cope better with stressful daily life. It is not a Psychotherapy, but it can be a good idea to visit a Mindfulness class, if you are waiting for your Psychotherapy or alongside a Psychotherapy. In some cases it might sufficient to work with a Mindfulness teacher who can provide personal support.

Contraindications:
There are physical conditions such as Asthma or Migraines, Emphysema or heart problems where breath work can not be the right tool. There are emotional conditions in which we first need to come out of to practice Mindfulness: Conditions like Depression, Acute Stress Reaction, Trauma and Anxiety Disorder can be better treated by in person Psychotherapy. Talk to your doctor, if you are not sure or get in touch: contact@northletters.com

Trauma sensitive Mindfulness:
In cases of Trauma meditation can cause flashbacks, a in person support by a therapist is needed and in this setting Mindfulness supports self-regulation, stability and attention regulation. We follow the rules for TSM, Trauma sensitive Mindfulness (David A. Treleaven), but this class is not a Psychotherapy. Please read our health questionnaire and send it to us, so that we can be sure that every student attending this class gets the right support.

We support students in need:
If you have health issues and need to visit a Mindfulness class and cannot afford payment, please send us a message, we regularly support students in need.

  1. Harvard Gazette. Read here.
  2. James Nestor: “Breath- The New Science of a Lost Art”, 2020.
  3. Literature:
    Jon Kabat Zinn: Full Catastrophe Living
    Tessa Watt:Mindfulness –
    Daniel Goleman, Richard J.Davidson: Altered Traits-
    Susan L. Smalley &
    Diana Winston: Fully https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30153464/

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