contract icon According to a study, we spend 47% of our time thinking about something else than what we are currently doing. It was also discovered that a mind that lives in the present is happier. (Killingsworth and Gilbert, Harvard, 2010)

Are you aware of how you handle your attention? For the past 30 years, researchers working in neuroscience, psychology and medicine have documented that an 8-week long mindfulness programme can improve awareness management and have favourable effects on mental health. “Mindfulness is a therapeutic technique that can help you manage and prevent feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, or discontent. It enables anyone who practices it to live a more attentive, appreciative and vibrant life.” (Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford)
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Cultivating the mind

Just like a plant needs specific conditions to grow a tree from a seed, it is necessary to prepare soil and the right climate to develop a content mind. Imagine a seed. For it to sprout, it needs two things: peace and moisture. Recognising the reactivity of our mind and the art of a healthy response (being patient) represents peace. How we handle our awareness and what enters our mind and body through it, represents moisture. When we plant a seed, it takes some time for it to sprout but we still trust the process of nature. It is the same with mindfulness practice. It needs time and patience.

Upcoming courses

Due to my full professional engagement I will offer public courses earliest during autumn 2021. If you are interested to receive more information, please email me at info@vsimejsi.cz

Evidence-based 8-week mental training programmes developed by the University of Oxford.
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The origin of the term mindfulness

Mindfulness is a term that was borrowed by Rhys Davids, a translator of Buddhist Pali texts from a gospel. At the end of the 19th century, he was looking for the correct translation of the word “sati” – the literal translation of this term is “remembering” a present moment.
"To summarize, mindfulness is like a diamond with many facets; it is a state, process, and faculty; it has at its core intentionality; it is imbued with certain attitudes (curiosity, friendliness, patience, and care); it requires effort; it is intrinsically ethical." Christina Feldman and Willem Kuyken

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About me

Alena Lašková

Alena Lašková, MSc, PGDip

A person who draws on the works of one of the first psychologists, known commonly as the Buddha. About 2,600 years ago, he defined that human suffering has comprehensible causes. Insight into the recognition of these causes is possible by realizing the present moment. This is my anchor in moments of both joy and worry.
At the same time, I deeply appreciate modern psychology, which has enabled the emergence of training based on mindfulness, which I can bring to you after the rigorous training.
I am not a classical psychologist or therapist. I am a mindfulness teacher. This field is still in its infancy in the Czech Republic, and yet its essence is most natural for each of us.

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