Mindfulness initiative Belgium is an initiative that aims to strengthen the ties between inner life and civic engagement.

Through our actions, we wish to promote more conscious, resilient and inclusive institutions in the service of a more just, cooperative, and ethical society.



Mindfulness Initiative Belgium’s mission is to inform and educate politicians and institutions regarding the benefits that mindfulness can bring to society, especially in the areas of education, health, justice, and social and ecological change.


The MIB understands mindfulness in the terms set out by the Gross National Happiness approach that guides the government of Bhutan. Within this framework, mindfulness plays a central role in promoting care for the self, for human communities, and for all other forms of life.


The mindfulness program applied to stress was originally founded by Dr.Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Massachusetts Medical University (USA). It has been further developed and enriched since the 80s, and in recent years, has spread considerably to different European countries. Its benefits have been demonstrated in many settings (hospital, leadership, education, legal, athletic, carceral, …)

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Isabelle Giraldo



Charles-Antoine Janssen

Zeno Popescu

Valérie van Nitsen


We make available a network of experts in mindfulness to politicians and institutional actors, in order to share the latest scientific research on the subject, shine light on the various advances and actions currently carried out in Belgium, and make recommendations regarding the importance of mindfulness in public policy.

We also facilitate training for institutional and political actors in order to foster greater altruistic awareness in these environments.

Through this initiative, we seek to promote a more just, inclusive, fair and sustainable society.

Our fields of action are related to the 9 domains defined by Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness, an alternative indicator to GDP.

Mindfulness initiative Belgium is supported by Emergences asbl


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