Thriving Life

To us, thriving is to feel whole and content no matter the ups and downs of life. It’s about having the knowledge and skills to take care of yourself, create balance and find meaning in what you do. A thriving life is not a life of seeking pleasure but to find a lasting sense of ease and aliveness.

Thriving Work

Mindfulness has become one of the key skills for organisations in the 21st century. By teaching you mindfulness skills we can help you cope with stress, give you the tools to perform, communicate, lead and collaborate more effectively and generally improve your well-being.

Thriving Teen

As a teen, your brain is going through a huge restructuring. This makes adolescence the ideal time to establish healthy habits and behaviours that support you throughout your life. By learning and practicing mindfulness you can literally shape the brain to become more present, kinder, happier and resilient.

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Well done to this group of Thriving Teenagers, who finished of last night making commitments to themselves. They really engaged fully in our mindful journey together. I was very happy so read the positive feedback; to the question; How did you find the course overall, they all answered "excellent"and some of the comments where "I thoroughly enjoyed the course!" " Since it was such a small group, it felt very tailored to me, and felt very personal". "loved the setting, loved being able to have access to multiple meditations, also enjoyed the structure of the course". "I enjoyed learning new things and being able to share my mindfulness journey in a safe space". ...

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Just Sit – New guided meditation

When we try to meditate, we can easily get caught up in the methods that are meant to help us meditate, and we forget the simplicity of what meditation is really all about. Meditation is not about watching the breath rigorously, or concentrating on...

Mindfulness Practice Together Alone

Are you trying to practice mindfulness/meditation at home and finding it difficult? Well, then come and join us. During the month of November we are trying something new; Wednesday mornings from 9.00-9.30 we meet to practice mindfulness at Santhorstlaan...

New system for signing up for Mindfulness Practice

You have probably noticed our new website. With it comes a lot of new functionalities. One of them is a new system that allows you to only sign up to our weekly Mindfulness Practice sessions on the days and times that fits you - no commitment...

Information Meeting Thriving Teenager

On Thursday the 20th of September at 20.00-21.00 at The American School of the Hague (ASH).  Please come and hear about the upcoming after-school-activity; a 6 weeks mindfulness course for teenagers. The aim of the course is to help young people develop...

FREE 8 week Mindfulness Course for children 8-12

School psychologist Mieke Smet, a member of Thriving Life´s team of Thrivers, is currently training to become a qualified mindfulness teacher for children using the method of Eline Snel. As part of her training she needs to run a trial group. She will be...

Excellent opportunity for companies; Be part of study and receive Mindfulness Training at a significantly reduced price

Thriving Life, has teamed up with Ph.D. student Maja Majdanac at Open Universiteit in Heerlen, who is doing research into the effects of mindfulness training in organisations. She specifically wishes to investigate the effects of mindfulness on  work productivity, stress reduction, and...

How to help your teen develop Emotional Intelligence

”Nervited”. An emotion you probably don´t recognize, but a word we refer to quite often in my family. It is a word my daughter came up with a couple of years ago on her first day of school after a long holiday. She used it to describe a combination of nervousness and excitement. She...

I am doing NOTHING

“What are you doing?” my husband asked as he found me sitting in bed with a cup of tea last night. “Nothing” was my reply. He looked at me as if to investigate if I was either sick or hiding something. I had no laptop, phone or book in my lap, no head phones on – in fact...

The gift of PAUSE

It is the beginning of December – the start of a very busy Christmas month for most of us. Christmas traditions like baking, cooking, decorating, partying that we want to (or should?) do at home and things that needs doing at work before the end of the year. So, what can we...

Dare to be a Thriver

Are you a striver or a thriver? Do you keep yourself constantly busy achieving things? Or do you dare to step off the hamster wheel from time to time in order to do the things you like or just be – in order to thrive? If so, do you dare to admit to being a thriver?  ...


“The 8 week MBSR course helped me to understand better my brain and biology. My awareness has grown thanks to the tools we learned at class. I also enjoyed the group setting very much, always a kind and welcoming atmosphere! I recommend!”



“Berit delivered two workshop sessions for Shell Outpost where she gave a solid understanding of mindfulness and how to practice it through exercises. It has been a pleasure working with Berit and we can recommend her as a speaker and teacher of mindfulness.”

Shell Outpost

“I had mindfulness classes with Tuire when I was working in Rotterdam and being under a lot of stress. She was amazingly helpful, and she made me discover meditation, my new healthy routine. I strongly recommend to give it a try!”


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