wineke van aken
5 april 2021
Wineke shares her journey from being a corporate communication professional to founding her mindfulness coaching business. Originally inspired by Jon Kabat-Zin’s mindfulness to reduce stress, she adapted and expanded the concepts to help people discover more happiness and meaning in life. As Chris has been coached by Wineke, they talk about how her coaching has helped and about how people could improve step-by-step their mindfulness techniques.
Wineke van Aken worked as a marketing and communication consultant for 17 years for Rabobank, Sanoma Publishers and MSL Communications Consultants (part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the largest communication agencies worldwide). During her work as a consultant she discovered (at her local gym) how mindfulness meditation helped her to deal with the stress of daily life and to make better life choices.
Excited about the power of meditation she decided to study with the best meditation teachers and followed numerous silent meditation retreats. A career change seemed unavoidable. She started her own business MettaMind to share her insights on yoga, meditation and the Indian Ayurveda, to live a happy and fulfilling life without the burden of 21ste century stress.
With MettaMind she provides trainings, coaching and retreats. Recently her book ‘The Metta Circle’ was published (English version is on it’s way). A five step program that helps people to align head and heart so that – with the right plan – they can discover their authentic self and live a happy and fulfilling life.
Sign up for Wineke’s newsletter on the bottom of her webpage, to stay informed on upcoming group lessons (in both English and Dutch): https://mettamind.nl/
Get her book, ‘De Metta Cirkel’ (in Dutch): https://www.bol.com/nl/p/de-metta-cirkel/9200000102657087/
Here is the book by Jon Kabat-Zin, ‘Mindfulness for Beginners’: https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Jon-Kabat-Zinn/dp/1622036670/
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