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ABOUT CHRISTOPH

Thank you for your interest in my work.

 

Mindfulness changed my life (following a panic attack on a packed Manchester tram).

 

That’s why I teach it. 

 

Perhaps it might change your life too. Or your organisation’s. 

 

Here’s a little bit more about me:

 

I’m Belgian-born and have lived in the UK for 21 years.

 

> 15 years of Learning & Development experience. Published author. Certified coach. Animal lover. Child sexual abuse survivor. 

 

With my Mindfulness workshops, courses, and talks, I aim to bring secular, evidence-based Mindfulness to individuals and corporate teams in a practical way.

I am delighted to be represented by A-Speakers and InspirationalSpeakers. 

 

I’m the author of the holistic personal development book, Life of a Lifetime – Inspiration for Creating Your Extraordinary Life (Business Expert Press, NY).

 

When people ask me what fuels me, I always reply, “Life.” I believe it’s an incredible experience to be here on this planet and the journey teaches us so much. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We can -if we choose to- grow from it all. I have a huge passion for life and the opportunities it brings us to evolve into happier, more fulfilled, self-actualising people. This excitement fuels my work.

And when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time in nature, getting lost in my eclectic taste in music, and coming up with awesome names for cats and dogs.

 

Im Abendrot, sung by Jessey Norman, is my all-time favourite piece of music.

With hindsight, I am grateful for my tram panic attack. I know firsthand that “We teach best what we most need to learn.”

 

So, I keep learning so I can keep sharing. 

 

Thank you. Let's connect and tell me more about how we can collaborate... 

 

 

Professional Training & Certifications:

 

BAMBA Registered Teacher. BAMBA stands for the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches. It is the lead organisation overseeing the quality of mindfulness-based training in the UK. BAMBA is the only register that lists Mindfulness teachers on the basis of meeting the Good Practice Guidelines. It provides assurance for those wishing to attend a Mindfulness course that BAMBA-listed teachers have received in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training, ongoing monthly supervision and CPD to safely and effectively teach the most commonly used Mindfulness programmes.

 

I am completing a Master’s degree in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University (year 4 of 4).

 

Additional Mindfulness Teacher training certification by The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation (approved by the British Psychological Society). Coaching certification by Coach Training Alliance (ICF accredited).Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England).

I attend regular CPD events organised by the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation and The Mindfulness Network. For example Mindfulness for adults with autism or ADHD. 

SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS & GIVING BACK

Business Travel | Telecoms | Luxury Car Industry | Charity | Financial Services | Waste Management | Trade Show | Performance Management | Marketing and Advertising | Wellbeing Festivals | Architecture | Arts | Retail | Hospitality | Pharmaceutical Industry

How I give back:

I offer free weekly Sunday Sits at 7:30 pm UK, via ZOOM.

I frequently offer pro-bono workshops to charities, startups, networking groups, and other organisations as part of their fundraising projects. For example for the ReachOutUK project leaders as part of their leadership development programme (ReachOutUK is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged communities) and supporting Egencia in their fundraising efforts for Unicef's World Children's Day. I also donate to OneTreePlanted.org and provide free resources, including my meditations on Insight Timer and my social media channels. I offer free spaces and concessions on all of my workshops and training courses and I fundraise (Manchester Half-Marathon, for example) to help make Mindfulness more available and affordable to everyone (e.g. The Mindfulness Network, a registered charity).

I am delighted to be on the Mindfulness Network Community Friends Committee and support this wonderful charity: https://home.mindfulness-network.org/meet-the-team/mindfulness-network-community-friends/

It was also a huge joy to contribute to a recent study conducted by Dr Sparacio and colleagues by providing several mindfulness meditation recordings that were used across 37 sites worldwide with 2,239 participants. Paper: "A large, multi-site test of self-administered mindfulness, effects on stress regulation among English speakers."

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