Since many years Arbor Seminare has been organizing mindfulness-based trainings such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness with Children (AmiKi).

It is our aim to bring mindfulness to our society in a way that is both sustainable and true to life. We offer seminars, workshops and retreats in various places in the German-speaking region. We have a long standing cooperation with partner organizations in the United States – for example the Center for Mindfulness and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion – and with meditation teachers for example from Spirit Rock Meditation Center and many others. 

The following events are a small selection from our current program. Please find the complete overview of all events taught in English under the menu item Events.

Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma Survivors

Seminar with David Treleaven
Freiburg (Germany), May 15–17, 2019

From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and some will develop post-traumatic stress. While this may appear to be a good thing – trauma is an extreme form of stress, and mindfulness is a proven stress-reduction tool – the reality creates a complex challenge.

The Transformative Power of Compassion Training

Retreat with Tim Desmond
Castle Wasmuthhausen near Coburg, February 25 – March 1, 2020

Wake up to who you long to be

Workshop with Rick Hanson
Freiburg (Germany), March 31 – April 1, 2020

An Immersion Experience in Mindfulness and Heartfulness

Retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Will Kabat-Zinn
Salzburg (Austria), June 14 – 19, 2020