Dynamic Mindfulness combines both gentle and more intense active healing exercises which relieve stress, transforms negative patterns, and helps us to be balanced and healthy. It increases our enjoyment and appreciation of life.
Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in our bodymind makes that difficult. Before we can hope to access our inner powerhouse of consciousness, we need to let go of our tensions.
This form of mindfulness is a quick, deep , yet gentle and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind .
Benefits of practicing Dynamic Mindfulness.
- identify stress more quickly and subsequently do something about it
- become more connected to your body
- become more self-aware and vital
- learn to express and share “shame” with colleagues in a safe and constructive way and therefore communicate easier with colleagues
- have more focus, are more creative and perform better
- release stress and “stuck” energy via highly effective time efficient, easy, practical, playful meditation, movement and exercises.
Dynamic Mindfulness benefits individuals dealing with the following health conditions or problems:
- Burn Out
- Physical tension, pain, stress from sitting long hours at work behind a computer
- Psychological and physical issues from irritability, anger, impatience, difficulty relaxing
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”―
Ivar van Hoorn is an all around stress specialist. He’s given in-company mindfulness coaching sessions at organizations like Gemeente Amsterdam, Salonized, Egon Zehnder, and The Next Web/TNW. He also works as a chair massage therapist for Microsoft, Booking.com and TNW. In the past 5 years he noticed that 80% of the stress complaints are located in the same area of the body. Wanting to help his clients be more resilient he created a series of movements to target these areas. Combined with mindfulness meditation these movements also help to deal with mental stress.
After a decade of working in the corporate film industry during the week and partying a little too much on the weekend, he got a burn-out and a depression. In his quest for healing he explored al kinds meditation, yoga and other movement practices. From 2008 to 2010 he lived , worked as a filmmaker, studied and practiced in a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Southern France.
To help him deal with his own long lasting “depression”, he created Dynamic Mindfulness. From his sources of inspiration he took the essence of what worked for him , left out what didn’t and added what was his own using the motto : ‘Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own” , by Bruce Lee.
He likes hiking, bouldering, Ecstatic Dance and (Wim Hof style / cold water) outdoors swimming.
It is his goal and passion to bring mindfulness and movement into the workplace in an effective, efficient, accessible, lighthearted way.
He believes at the workplace there is the most potential to deal with stress via the integration of meditation and movement exercises, since it is the place where we generally spent most of our time.
His latest project is The MindBody Lab, which combines meditation and movement “stress hacks” from the most effective, efficient and accessible sources.
Disclaimer: Ivar is far from being enlightened, realized or always being mindful. In other words he’s still fully human, yet on his mindfulness, spiritual and therapeutic journey he has gathered an effective “toolbox” to deal with life’s “stress” challenges, like a burn out, depression and trauma in a constructive way.