Undivided, non-judgemental attention for everyone, works!
BUT THERE’S MORE TO US
Connecting and inspiring
Starting in 2014, Eline provided three years’ free training to several Mindfulness trainers in these countries.
We are a steward-owned company
A steward-owned company has two core principles:
- Purpose before Profit
These two principles allow the Academy for Mindful Teaching (AMT) to remain independent so it can continue to work in a motivated way on important life values by focusing on its mission and vision. These values are deeply embedded in all layers of the company. The academy has no owner; as foundation it is managed by a directorate. This means that in the long term, the AMT cannot be sold or commercialised. Nor does profit generated by our company benefit one or just a limited number of people; instead it is used for innovation and fostering training programmes. Via the Frog Foundation Eline Snel, it funds worthy causes that aim to support children in difficult circumstances.
We know and feel that in essence the sincere care and consideration we have for one another in every facet of the organisation is key to our worldly well-being. This applies to trainers, participants, translators, the owners of our training location, the back office, those who prepare our meals, the suppliers of our products, but also to the thousands of children who follow our training programmes. We couldn’t do our work without you!
A steward-owned company, of which there are only a few in the Netherlands, is a new concept of working whereby everyone is directly and personally responsible for promoting and realizing the company’s mission and vision. This way of working yields enthusiastic employees who think and collaborate outside the box to fulfil the goals of our foundation in the interests of a greater good.
To support worthy causes in the Netherlands devoted to Mindfulness for children, parents, teachers and healthcare workers, it is compulsory to establish a “worthy causes” foundation. In our case that is the Frog Foundation Eline Snel. The AMT donates regularly to the Frog Foundation. Would you or your business also like to donate?
Click on Frog Foundation Eline Snel
THE HEART OF OUR LESSONS:
The book ‘Sitting still like a frog’ changes the lives of children
and their parents.
Working according to the Eline Snel method changes
the lives of trainers.
We speak the language of children from all over the world
because Mindfulness is universal
and not linked to culture,
Love for each child lies at the
heart of all our lessons.
Founder and member of the Supervisory Board
As part of the AMT team, I enjoy developing training and education materials and mindfulness apps for children, and writing books.
I put my heart and soul into giving training courses and workshops at home and abroad. The annual silent retreat gives peace in a busy life. I’m a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, and a guest lecturer on mindfulness for children at Radboud University in Nijmegen.
My books Sitting Still Like a Frog, for parents of children between 4 and 12 (2010), and Breathe through this for parents of adolescents (2014), have been published in 42 countries and translated into 30 languages.
As a member of the supervisory board I supervise the shaping of the AMT’s strategy, with the emphasis on constantly maintaining and improving the quality of our education, and facing new developments head on. What we do is who we are!
Chair of the Board of Directors
I’m responsible for the day-to-day management of the AMT, which I do with tremendous enthusiasm together with our fantastic team. From my background as a medical child and adolescent psychologist, I’m proud that we’re reaching more and more children with mindfulness, having trained so many teachers from different fields.
In addition, I provide training within our training courses in the Netherlands and abroad. I find it important to create a safe atmosphere within the group, so that an optimal learning climate is created. Both during and outside the training days, I try to be available to students as much as possible. My style as a trainer is one of calmness, humour, and accessibility. I look forward to meeting you during one of our training courses.
Licensed Partner and Teacher Trainer – Asia
Sharing with young people, the possibilities that can arise from presence and an inner awareness, was how I came to know Eline Snel and the Method. I have since taught Mindfulness to children and youth from all walks of life, and I continue to be passionate about sharing the transformative nature of pausing, being present, open and attentive in our daily lives. Originally from Australia I have called Hong Kong home since 1992. After leaving the corporate world I completed a Master of Wellness and I have trained in various Mindfulness-based interventions, children’s yoga, as well as a number of other programs to support leading and teaching Mindfulness across child, youth and adult communities.
I am honored to be part of the AMT international team of dedicated trainers and professionals. For our learning and teaching communities across Asia, I am committed to offering our participants a safe and friendly environment in which they can fully explore and experience all that the Method Eline Snel and AMT programs offer. I offer a space to learn, to be playful, and to experience the joy that is in the Mindfulness Matters!, a commitment that continues long after completing the training. I hope we can work together to bring Mindfulness to many of the children and youth who touch our lives.
Administrator – AMT Asia
I have worked with special needs children, adolescents, and their families since 2005. After completing my doctoral training in Australia, I worked as a clinical psychologist since 2016. My psychotherapy work focuses on the use of evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy that includes many mindfulness elements.
Having been trained as a mindfulness instructor with AMT Mindfulness for Children and in progress to completing my mindfulness instructor qualification with AMT Mindfulness for Teenagers this year, I’m dedicated to working with AMT Asia and the International AMT team in assisting the spread of mindfulness awareness and practices to the community around us.
Back Office Manager
The AMT has many different facets, and so does my work as back office manager. I’m an enthusiastic person, and I’ll try my best to help you with questions and practical issues concerning training courses and Post-Academic Days. I’ll guide you through your training course as you learn to become a children’s trainer, help you plan your teaching days, and eventually hand over your coveted certificate. I’ll also be happy to help with any other questions you may have. Feel free to email me, and hopefully I’ll talk to you soon!
Information about our whole international team you can find by clicking on AMT worldwide