Mindfulness Training and Facilitation

My target is to teach you mindfulness to enable you to become aware of what is going on within yourself and around you – simultaneously! Research has shown that with a settled mind and the right mindfulness skills and a more open awareness, you will be able to reduce stress and improve your well-being of your personal life and increase your performance at work.

‘I found it difficult to sit still for more than a minute before my mindfulness sessions with Sebastian. He taught me how to meditate in a way that was engaging and kept me interested. I learned something new every session and enjoyed his teaching style a lot!’

Dervla Louli, Media Managing Editor Hong Kong

When I started working as a coach and counsellor, I was seeking a scientific and evidence-based tool or technique to go way beyond just talking in order to tackle stress, performance and well-being from several angles. I found mindfulness as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a concept of “being present, on purpose and in a non-judging way”.

Sebastian Droesler Mindfulness

I also found great therapeutic benefit in the development of three qualities as taught by Alan B. Wallace:

  • Sense of Ease
  • Stillness
  • Clarity

 

As a mindfulness facilitator I have trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB). I studied Early Buddhism at HKU, which helped me understand the doctrinal foundations. Personally and professionally I have experienced the same benefits of mindfulness which can be found in the scientific research of the past 20 years:

Mindfulness has been found to enhance well-being and to reduce stress – amongst others – through:

  • Being present, feeling alive and showing up fully with acceptance and strength
  • Improving work and personal relationships with greater self-awareness and kindness
  • Maintaining attention, stronger focus, increased concentration and enhanced memory
  • Sleeping healthy and cultivating a healthy immune system, genes and eating habits
  • Increasing quality of life and practicing the skilful dealing with difficult emotions

Teaching Mindfulness consists of three areas which help to promote stress-reduction in everyday life. In order to experience significant improvements you need to

  1. Practice mindfulness through formal exercises, i.e. Awareness of Breathing (AOB)
  2. Apply Mental Strategies and the characteristics of being mindful
  3. Commit to simple but effective improvements in day-to-day situations and to acquire behavioural skills

I offer a wide range of 1:1 training, introductory sessions and workshops, corporate and public programs and short silent retreats – please contact me for more information.