My name is Mai. I am a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, yoga teacher and a Mental Health Nurse from Denmark. I have lived in India, the USA, and Kuwait with my family. I am currently teaching online from Denmark.
My mission and passion is to empower people from all walks of life to find inner resources to meet life stress with more ease and wisdom. In Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction we work with what is right with people.
All people have resources for healing and growth.
I offer free live online sessions, the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, workshops, and private mindfulness sessions.
THE NEXT ONLINE 8-WEEK MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER 2023
I warmly welcome you to this journey of silence, ease, and healing. Warmly, Mai
A mindfulness journey in Kuwait
Testimonials given by some of the MBSR graduates who joined my classes the past 4 years in Kuwait and online.
Nesreen from Egypt living in Kuwait
I consider myself lucky to be introduced to MBSR and actually experiencing the 8 weeks Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program with with such a warm and kind person as Mai. MBSR has taught me a lot in my daily life and how and when to use the pause button mindfully. It definitely changed my perspective in many aspects in my life.
Big thank you Mai for your support and making the experience unforgettable.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MBSR
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) ?
The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week educational program. Participants meet one time weekly (2,5 hours) and one full silent retreat day (7,5 hours). Participants practice homework daily during the 8 weeks. Homework is mainly practicing meditation to recorded meditations.
The MBSR program is 40 years old this year and is founded by professor in Medicine Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. The Medical Center has pioneered to integrate mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine, healthcare, schools, prisons, athletic training programs and in workplaces.
MBSR is a educational and evidence-based program and not an alternative to traditional medicine. MBSR is not therapy either.
IS MBSR FOR ALL PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES?
MBSR is not for all people at all times. MBSR is one out of many ways to learn to stress down. In my classes, there are people ranging from 23 to 72 years. There are both man and women. People from all walks of life attend. What they have in common is being curious about boosting their health and wellbeing.
If you suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts or other mental imbalance or physical illness kindly consult with your doctor, therapist or psychiatrist before considering joining the the program. There is a program called MBCT that is for people with depression.
If you recently experienced a major loss please wait and give your self some time before joining this program.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MBSR
MBSR is one of the most researched mind-body interventions in the world and has proven to help many stress-related imbalances:
better immune system functions
help regulate diabetes
help regulate weight
help to deal with
less emotional reactivity
more effective emotion regulation
more cognitive flexibility
improved working memory
The evidence is very clear: the more the participant practice - the better result
after the 8 weeks and years to come.
Read about research here:
WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE MBSR CLASS ROOM?
Listening and being more used to being in silence is one of the pillars in MBSR. Some people like to share more in the class and other people are more private. Both are fine. This program is about honoring who you are. One important thing is that we never give advice. We all have a lot of wisdom if we dare to be quiet.
In MBSR we practice:
Standing mindful yoga
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The price is 100 KD (300 Euro) for the entire 8 weeks MBSR program. I give discounts to people who lost their jobs or are in another finacial crisis. Let me know.
MBSR graduates are 50KD (150 Euro).
Make a little part of your home into a little meditation hall. Create a little time and space in your daily life to recharge and live your life more deeply and authentically.
Experience & Expertise
1995 - 2022
January 2020: Certification as MBSR teacher at Center for Mindfulness Brown University.
March 2020: Certified in teaching MBSR live online by East Coast Mindfulness.
Janary 2015-2019 traning with Center for Mindfulness at Umass Medical school the in US.
May 2014: Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham. 5 days Mindfulness Program for Professionals led by Jeffrey Brantley and Maya McNeilly.
2005 Post Graduate Mental Health Nurse, Specialuddannelsen i Psykiatrisk Sygepleje, Region Øst, Denmark.
2001-2003 Part Time course in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark.
1995, Bachelor in Nursing Science, Hvidovre, Denmark.
2017 - 2020
Founder of Miles Mindfulness 2017.
Taught 21 circles of the 8 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (+300 people)
2020 Online Mindfulness session Alshaya, Kuwait
2020 Online Mindfulness session Novo Nordisk, Kuwait
2020 5 hour Workshop for English Skills, Institut for Private teaching, Kuwait
2020 Mindfulness session for the management at Four Seasons Hotel Burj Alshaya, Kuwait
2019 Mindfulness session at a big marketing summit at M.H. Alshaya Co., Kuwait
2018 4 week Mindfulness for Beginners program at Manifesto13, Art Gallery, Kuwait
Al Shaheed Park. Offering free mindfulness sessions for the past 3 years.
Mindfulness sessions for the medical staff at Public hospitals Mubarak Hospital and Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital.
Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching. Al Surra.
Mindfulness session at the first women's Surgeons of Kuwait Conference.
Offering weekly free online Mindfulness sessions on Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.