English mindfulness courses in west Amsterdam

Mindfulness Amsterdam organises English mindfulness courses and self-compassion courses in west Amsterdam. The courses are given by Justin Cooper, a native-English therapist and teacher.

The essence of  mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of focusing your attention in the here and now, the present moment in which you live, of being deeply attuned to yourself and with life in general. This is combined with developing a kinder, friendlier, more loving attitude towards yourself and from this inner connection, towards others. Rooted in the ancient Buddhist art of meditation, mindfulness can be learned and practised by anyone, no matter what their religious or cultural background.

Why choose Mindfulness Amsterdam?

  • Specialised in small groups with more attention for each participant
  • Justin Cooper, the trainer, is a native-English speaker, is professional, experienced, empathic and has a healthy dose of humour
  • The experience of mindfuless is taught with integrity - Justin walks his talk

Free and non-obligatory introductory chat

If you would like to meet Justin Cooper in person and ask any questions you may have you are very welcome to make an appointment for a free and non-obligatory chat. Contact details here.


Due to my busy practice I have currently stopped teaching mindfulness in groups. I am now only teaching mindfulness on an individual basis.

My personal story

"I feel very passionate about mindfulness because it has changed me and my life in so many ways.

Many years ago I wasn’t mindful at all. A strong sense of responsibility combined with perfectionism and an eagerness to please helped me get a first class honours degree and afterwards climb the career ladder in the world of publishing and journalism. My lifestyle of deadlines, stress and a lot of travelling increasingly took its toll but even with two slipped discs I would still drag myself to the office. I was really hard on myself and one day the straw that broke the camel’s back became reality for me.

A complicated operation was unavoidable and when I woke up from the anaesthetic, I had paralysis from my waist down. I immediately fell into an acute depression and isolated myself from my friends and family as I felt that my life wasn't worth living any more. My world had been turned upside down.

In the weeks that followed I learned the importance of presence of mind and embarked upon a very intensive period of rehabilitation in which I literally, step for step, learned to walk again." Read more.

Would you like to experience and read more about mindfulness? This starter's package can give you a taste of what you can expect from the mindfulness course.

Breathing meditation (25 min)
Intro & 1st chapter of the workbook
Mind & heartfulness tips 1 x month