* courtesy of Sophie Bonnin-Rocher, Hong Kong
This training will give you the opportunity to develop an awareness and understanding of your own feelings, thoughts and emotions, while they are occurring, as well as the ones of your children/students. It will allow you to develop the ability to identify your own patterns, automatic behaviors, and gently redirect them into a conscious, kind and non judgemental response to have more meaningful connections with your children/students.
The program is based on the method developed by the Dutch Mindfulness Trainer and author of the book
Through guided meditations, breathing, gentle movement and other practical exercises, you will learn the ABC’s of Mindfulness:
AWARENESS of the here and now
BE willing to stand still
The program is divided into the following three sections:
* Eight 2.5 hour weekly sessions with a commitment to daily practices at home
format_quote Sandra knows how to bond with children, therefore the students were curious and receptive during her classes, actively participating in the activities she has run. In addition to her professional skills, we thank her for her energy, willingness to convey mindful skills, her patience and pedagogy. The parents of the children, to whom she regularly transmitted summaries of the themes worked in class, as well as the teaching team, fully enjoyed the collaboration with Sandra. Sandra Born is professional and dedicated.
A.C, Director of La Chouette Ecole, Hong Kong, May 2018
format_quote Based on the method of mindfulness developed by Eline Snel, Sandra always knew how to lead the sessions by being benevolent and reassuring with the children. She established a climate of listening and calm in the groups, which allowed for open dialogue with the children. Every child has always been able to express himself and explain what he felt, what he loved. The themes allowed children to learn to concentrate, to listen to the boundaries of their bodies and others. They were very enthusiastic at each session and regularly continue to do exercises during the week in the classroom.
Teachers at the Pierre and Marie Curie Elementary School, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, May 2018
format_quote Mindfulness has changed my life for the better and I owe this to Sandra's coaching. I would not have been able to take this journey without her support and discipline. I am so grateful because this came at a very stressful point in my life. Being introduced to the power of my own breath has been one of the greatest gifts. Now, I feel more confident that I can deal with every situation. I'm not perfect but I am now conscious. Thank you MIE, Thank you Sandra.
N.P, Philadelphia, October 2019
format_quote MIE made me realise how important it is to live in the present, rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future, and that we can train the brain to avoid preconceived reactions. Sandra was a fantastic conductor for this program. Ever since the first class, I could feel the good energy she was sending to all of us, creating the perfect atmosphere to surrender into meditation.
E.A, Philadelphia, October 2019
format_quote This program has been a marvelous experience for me. Even after I had been meditating for a long time on my own, I’ve learnt a lot. I really feel very grateful for you to show me in the sweet and kind way in which you taught me. Lots of love for you Sandra!
I.D-M, Philadelphia, September 2019
format_quote The MIE Program allowed me to learn on how to be more present in life and enjoy simple moments in life. It is a life changing program that taught me keys on how to go through difficult times with more ease, and become more compassionate with myself and others. Wonderful keys to be used with the children ! Sandra is passionate about mindfulness and truly believes in what she is doing. Her vision and sensitivity brings something unique to this program. Thank you Sandra !
C.K, Philadelphia, October, 2019