B-Present mindfulness
Patrick Smolders
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Mindfulness Group

Utrecht, May 14 - July 2

Eight Monday mornings, 09:30 - 12:00 h.

Including the Silence Day at Sunday June 17.

The authentic 8-week MBSR-training

Acht group meetings, each at monday morning 09:30 - 12:00 h in Utrecht. The exact location is depending upon the group size.

The Silence Day (accessible exclusively for this MBSR group only) takes place at Sunday June 17, from 10:00 to 15:30 h. 

Cost: € 300,- incl. VAT

This includes all course materials and the Silence Day with lunch. The case could be that you pay much less than € 300,- because of what health ensurers etcetera are paying. In de praktijk betaal je vaak minder, want de 8-weekse MBSR-training wordt veelal vergoed, ondermeer door zorgverzekeraars. Below you can find more about it. 


The Silence Day

The Silence Day (May 17) is accessible exclusively for this MBSR group only (May 14 - July 2). The program begins at 10:00 h. A good lunch is included. The program ends at 15:30 h.  




In the Netherlands, many health ensurers reimburse the 8-week MBSR, depending on one's health insurance package. They have four conditions: 

  • The insured has the age of 18 or older;
  • One is suffering from a burn-out; 
  • The 8-week MBSR is given by someone who is registered as a certified Category 1 mindfulness trainer at the professional association VMBN. 
  • The insured has a referral from a general practitioner or company doctor. This referral letter can be sent to the health insurance company together with the invoice.



Reimbursements by Dutch health insurance companies (2018)

Up to € 350,- reimbursement
The Additional package ("Aanvullend pakket") of United Consumers, VGZ, Univé, UMC and IZA reimburses up to a maximum of € 350,-. 
Up to € 250,- reimbursement
Avéro Achmea, Pro Life, Zilveren Kruis and OZF reimburse up to a maximum of € 250,-
• Up to € 150,- and less of reimbursement
FBTO reimburses up to a maximum of € 150,-. Menzis, PMA and FNV Zorg reimburse to caregivers an amount varying from € 100,- to € 150,- (depending on one's health insurance package). And De Amersfoortse reimburses up to a maximum of € 100,-. 

Tip: Always check the policy schedule of your insurance for the exact amount. Despite carefulness while preparing the overview as above, no rights can be derived from it.

Reimbursement by the employer (NL)

Almost every employer has a Prevention budget, an Illness budget, a Sustainable Employability budget or a Personal Development budget. Within larger organizations, the corporate social work can sometimes be called upon. The employer can also be approached via the Health and Safety Service, Company Doctor or Branch Organization.

Reimbursement by UWV

If you receive a benefit from the UWV, you can contact UWV to find out if it is willing to reimburse part of the costs for the 8-week MBSR. It is important to indicate (to motivate) how an MBSR 8-week training can be meaningful to your situation. Examples: Easier finding a job; Keep functioning well in a job.

Reimbursement by the Municipality (NL) for caregivers

Because of health care cutbacks, it has now become a spearhead for many municipalities to support informal caregivers. You can appeal to WMO funds. By the way: In addition to municipalities, some health insurers, too, partly reimburse the MBSR cost to informal caregivers, even without burn-out complaints.

Reimbursement in the context of flowing back into one's job

("Terugstromen in het werk"). De Amersfoortse reimburses in principle € 100,-. But do ask for the conditions. OHRA reimburses an individual 8-week MBSR only on the basis of a diagnosis from a doctor. Menzis reimburses to caregivers in case the hold an additional insurance package.

Despite carefulness while preparing the overview as above, no rights can be derived from it, and one is advised to always check with the relevant authority regarding possible reimbursements.

Subscribing for the 8-week MBSR training

Subscribe by the button below, for the next 8-week mindfulness training in English, in the city of Utrecht, NL. First group meeting will be at May 14, last meeting at July 2. These are eight monday mornings, each starting at 09:30 h and ending at 12:00 h. Exact location depending on the group size.