Meet our team

Eline Snel

Eline Snel

Director and founder AMT

Eline (1954) established the International Academy for Mindful Teaching in 2009, to train professionals from education and (mental) healthcare in Method Eline Snel, mindfulness for children and adolescents. She developed this method from practice. As a mindfulness trainer, she also gives eight-week MBSR training courses to private individuals. For children, adolescents and their parents she has written two books: ‘Sitting still like a Frog’ (2012) and ‘Breathe through this – Mindfulness for Parents and Teenagers’ (2014). Currently, more than 500,000 copies of ‘Sitting still like a Frog’ have been sold in 33 countries. Read more

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Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen

General director

As a child psychologist, I taught children with cognitive behavioral therapy to replace their unhelpful thoughts into more helpfull ones. To me, this sounded like as if they were not allowed to have unhelpfull thoughts. This is something which I find really difficult. I wanted to teach children to cope with all the pearls and puzzles of life, in a way that matches my personal experiences with mindfulness. I have seen many positive results of mindfulness in children with psychiatric disorders. But I would like all the children to experience the positive effects of mindfulness.

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Angie Bucu

Angie Bucu

AMT Asia Coordinating Partner and Teacher

My name is Angie and I am the Asia based contact for AMT. I am originally from Australia but found myself falling in love with Hong Kong 25 years ago, and have since called it home. I have been teaching mindfulness to children and adolescence for the past few years with great success.  My desire to teach mindfulness to young people came after experiencing the beneficial impact of mindfulness practices with university students. I am actively involved in bringing an awareness of the benefits of mindfulness learning and skills development to Hong Kong's families and schools.

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Astrid Hollander-Suijker

Astrid Hollander-Suijker

Back Office Manager and Research Coordinator mindfulness at school

It’s wonderful to be able to contribute to the Academy for Mindful Teaching. I really enjoy working for Eline Snel and Anne Marlijn Hauserer. It is inspirational to experience their enthusiasm and their commitment to mindfulness worldwide from close-by. I’m the person to turn to for everything connected to course enrolment at the International Academy for Mindful Teaching.

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Ingrid Kroeze

Ingrid Kroeze

Coördinator Eline Snel Webshop & ICT

From my own experience I know how important and good mindfulness can be. I'm glad to be part of the Academy for Mindful Teaching. I am your contact for the webshop and are happy to help you with any questions of remarks about our products and your orders.