MindBar
Mindfulness Center

MORE LIVING, LESS EXISTING. ACHIEVE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH & CLARITY WITH MINDFULNESS & COACHING.

PERSONAL & CAREER TRANSFORMATION.

MINDBAR® exists to help you move out of your own way and start prospering!

HAPPINESS STARTS IN THE MIND

We know that happiness (and unhappiness) begins in the mind. Our mission is to help you get out of your own way. You can choose which thoughts and feelings you want to pay attention to, and which hold you back from achieving your goals in life. Learn to stay calmer in stressful situations, make better decisions, and simply be happier. We use a variety of techniques: mindfulness-based mental training, coaching, cognitive behavioral techniques, and meditation.

SERVICES

MINDCOACH

“I want to be more centered and stop doubting myself so much. I want to stay calmer during stressful situations. I want to focus better on my goals. I want to live life more consciously and stop feeling like I just function!”
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Individual needs analysis in the first sessions through classic coaching and consulting interviews, questionnaires and assessment tools.

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Depending on your needs, we use a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques, practical exercises, homework, and various training sessions to measurably achieve the coaching goal(s).

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The techniques and methods include: Mindfulness training, skills training (such as time management, social skills, emotionally focused work, beliefs, and, if necessary, exploring past experiences that might have a direct effect on your current mind-set), mental training, and body awareness exercises

Mindcoach for Companies

“I want managers and employees who are focused, productive and growth-oriented, but who also remain healthy, energetic and happy in the company in the long term! Is that possible?”
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MINDCOACH helps managers, employees and even entire teams to avoid being distracted by stress or even their own thoughts. Side effects are: more (sustainable) stress resistance, improved ability to concentrate, better decision-making, higher ability to stay calm and composed, and overall higher productivity and creativity within the company.

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Individual and team training

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Seminars & Workshops

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Lectures/Motivational Speaking

Mindfulness Training / MBSR

“I want to get less upset about little things in everyday life, not stay awake at night thinking about them. I want to feel more comfortable in my skin and go through my day with a clear head!”
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MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) by Jon Kabat-Zinn. MBSR is an 8-week program for mindfulness-based stress reduction and is subsidized by health insurance companies.

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Individual mindfulness trainings, also special mindfulness trainings for athletes and sports teams, children, and teens.

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Mindfulness in Relationships: Mindful Communication, Mindful Separation, Mindful Parenting.

MINDCLASSES – MEDITATION IN THE MINDBAR

THE MINDCLASSES are mindfulness and meditation classes that you can attend weekly, similar to classes offered in a gym/fitness center. Fitness for your mind!

Refuel, relax, gain new insights and optimize your own personality.

MINDCLASSES OVERVIEW

MINDBREATHE

Stressed and restless? Learn to focus on your breathing to become more relaxed. Work with your breath so that you become calmer and don’t get so lost in your head. (The classical mindfulness meditation)

MINDFOKUS

Conscious and contemplative, in this class you can create a specific intention and meditate with focus on this intention.

MINDFEEL

Do you sometimes struggle with strong emotions? Emotions may be overwhelming, but they are actually just thoughts with a lot of energy behind them. In this course we will learn to work with this energy.

MINDLOVE

Open your heart, step by step, for the people you love, and even for the people you don’t like very much. This meditation develops compassion for yourself and for others.

MINDMANTRA

With a certified Kundalini teacher we meditate with mantras to stimulate energy or relax body and mind. When you repeat a mantra, you can release stress held deep within your body.

MINDTALK

Learn to be fully present with the people in your life by tuning in to the present moment and by listening and communicating attentively.
MINDCLASSES – PRICES

30 MINUTES

Trial class: 10 EUR
Single class (max. 30 min): 12 EUR
5x Card: 70 EUR
10x Card: 130 EUR

45 MINUTES

Trial class: 10 EUR
Single class (max.45 min): 20 EUR
5x Card: 85 EUR
10x Card: 150 EUR

UNLIMITED

75 EUR
(Events not included)

Number of participants: minimum 3 to maximum 12

Register here for one of the Mindkurse.

NEWS

 

MindBar Happy Hour

In a relaxed atmosphere, I talk about a selected topic, with exciting discussions and casual exchanges (drinks and snacks included!)

Upcoming next dates:

Future dates will be announced soon!

Where: Mindbar, Erftstraße 11, 40219 Düsseldorf
Costs: 10 EUR per person (on site)

Curious? Send me an email (kerri.cummings@mind-bar.de), or use the contact form

MBSR (stress management through mindfulness)

MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is an 8-week program, developed in the 1970s by Prof. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (University Massachusetts Medical Center), that uses mindfulness to help people with various problems such as stress, pain, or other problems.

MBSR uses exercises such as meditation, body awareness exercises, etc. to learn and cultivate mindfulness.

Upcoming Classes:

1) Starting 21.4, Tuesdays, 19-21:30.

Interest? Contact us!

FAQ

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS "COACHING"?
Nowadays everyone seems to call themselves “coach”. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s getting to be too much, since the term is not protected, there are of course no quality standards.

I am a clinical psychologist (M.Sc.), and in addition to my work at the MINDBAR®, I also work as a therapist/counselor in a clinic for psychotraumatology. My approach there is also mindfulness based. I also have a Master Business Administration, so many years of experience in the “business world”. My coaching approach is therefore not only mindfulness-based, but goal-oriented and pragmatic. My goal as a coach is to send you on your way as soon as possible, equipped with your own tools and skills.

This is important: I believe you already have all the answers within you. My job is to accompany you and help you to find the answers that are already within you. Mindfulness helps by paying less attention to our unhelpful, superfluous thoughts so that you can find the real answers, and start making the right decisions in your job, career, and life.

HOW DOES THE FIRST SESSION GO?
First, it’s very important that you feel comfortable with me. In psychotherapy research there has been a large study to find out which therapy methods are most effective. The results: All methods were equally effective. The only criterion that is significantly effective is the therapeutic relationship. This is no different in coaching. That’s why we always have a free 15-20 minute preliminary talk in advance, either by phone or Skype/Zoom. This way you get an impression of me, can feel if the chemistry is right and can ask questions.

If you then decide to take part in a coaching session, we will discuss how to proceed. There are several options, which depend on various factors: Which topic you bring to coaching, your goals, and much more. Therefore, a first preliminary talk is good to discuss all of this.

If you are interested in a free preliminary talk, you can call me or write an email to: kerri.cummings@mind-bar.de

CAN I DO COACHING ONLINE?
YES! If you want to continue after the first preliminary talk (via Skype/Zoom or by phone), we will make appointments directly!
HOW DOES COACHING WORK?
In the first coaching session you talk a lot! I want to understand your topic(s) accurately and completely and get to know you as a person. My goal for the first 1-2 sessions (this varies depending on the topic or complexity of the topic) is to define a coaching goal together with you. That means, what do you want to have achieved when you are “done” with the coaching?

Goals should be SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Reasonable Time Bound). For your coaching, we want to define your coaching goal together, so that you actually achieve it!

In the subsequent sessions, we will then work on the goal. However, it is important to know that your goal can change during the coaching process. If this is the case, we will discuss openly and transparently whether your timing for the coaching might need to change (maybe more or less sessions) and how we will proceed.

HOW DOES THE COACHING WORK?
1. MINDDUMP… Through a free and open discussion and certain mindfulness exercises, you learn to distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant thoughts in your mind.

2. MINDGAPS…Only when you have sorted your mind, can you then pay less attention to the harmful and unhelpful beliefs, drivers and thoughts. At this stage we identify any inner stumbling blocks that stand in your way.

3. MINDDRIVERS … It is also important to become aware of where your strengths and motivations are. What drives you? What activities, environments, etc. give you energy? We want MORE OF THIS! Only then can you recognize which goals are meaningful and which thoughts will lead you closer to a fulfilled, happy life.

4. MINDTRAIN… With specific and focused training, you can strengthen and refine your mind to put your new goals into practice.

DO YOU OFFER BUSINESS COACHING IN COMPANIES?
Yes! I offer business coaching in individual settings and in companies. Due to my academic and professional qualifications and experience, I am ideally suited: I am a former management consultant (MBA) with years of experience in strategic marketing with Fortune 500 companies, and I am also a clinical psychologist (M.Sc.). I round out these skills with my personal mindfulness practice and certification as an MBSR teacher.

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Schedule an appointment in person or on the phone/video for a (non-binding) interview. Alternatively, I can come to you and give a 30-minute presentation/lecture on the topic of mindfulness and my work as a coach. In this way you (or your employees) can experience me “live” and can also ask questions directly.

MINDBAR SERVICES FOR COMPANIES
Individual coaching for employees. The topics vary according to requirements and are defined after the initial interview. In this case there are two initial meetings: 1) with the client, and 2) with the coachee/client.

Team coaching and workshops. The topics vary according to your needs and are defined after the initial meeting. This can be classical business coaching, but also seminars and workshops for burnout prevention.

MBSR for companies. MBSR is an 8-week mindfulness training for stress management. That means 8 times, á 2.5 hours each, plus a day of mindfulness (6 hours).

WHAT SEMINARS AND EVENTS DOES THE MINDBAR OFFER?
MINDBAR® always offers a range of seminars and events:

  • Happy Hour – An evening at the MINDBAR with impulse lectures, drinks, snacks and exchange of ideas in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Theme evenings: Various seminars on special topics, such as “Digitization and Children”, “Mindful Communication”, etc. (Dates will be announced in the calendar & under “News”)
  • Impulse lectures and workshops in companies, for companies
  • KEYNOTE/MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING in companies and at congresses, trade fairs, and other major events.

See “News” for current & upcoming events

ABOUT ME – KERRI CUMMINGS

 

I am a clinical psychologist (M.Sc.) and conduct research on mindfulness in trauma as part of my doctoral thesis. I also work as a psychologist in a clinic for psychotraumatology, where I provide individual therapy as well as group therapy for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other accompanying disorders such as depression.
I started my career as a management consultant (Master Business Administration; M.B.A.), a profession that was very labor-intense but successful. On my way “up” one day I asked myself “Why am I doing this?”. I was successful, but not happy. This was the start of a new adventure to find myself. A long journey followed, on which I found purpose and passion in psychology. When I discovered mindfulness, I knew immediately that on the basis of mindfulness I wanted to help other people to cope with their problems.
Mindfulness helps me to be in the here-and-now, not to cling so much to my many thoughts and not to take my own inner critic so seriously. Mindfulness plays a very important role in my life and in the education of my children, and it forms the foundation for my psychological counselling and coaching practice.
Please also visit my blog, THE MODERNDAY MINDFUL:
QUALIFICATIONS

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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Doctoral student (PhD), clinical psychology Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.Psych. Robert Bering, University of Cologne, and chief physician of the Center for Psychotraumatology Krefeld, Alexianer Krankenhaus GmbH.

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Master’s (M.Sc.) clinical psychology and psychotherapy sciences, University of Witten-Herdecke, Witten. Master’s thesis (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. Johannes Michalak and Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.Psych. R. Bering.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA), Schiller International University, Heidelberg.

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Bachelor Science in German Professions, East Carolina University, North Carolina, USA.

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher (by Jon Kabat-Zinn) - Mindfulness Institute Ruhr (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction).

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Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

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Certified Co-counselor - Co-counseling is a self-help method to activate and strengthen our emotional health and our life force. House Kloppenburg, Münster.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

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Clinical Psychologist, Center for Psychotraumatology Krefeld, Alexianer Krankenhaus GmbH, DiPT (German Institute for Psychotraumatology). Psychotherapy for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, Co-Leader Trauma Recovery Group (Judith Herman, Harvard).

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Project Manager EUNAD (European Network for Psychosocial Crisis Management - Assisting Disabled in Case of Disaster), Alexianer Institute for Psychotraumatology, Alexianer Hospital.

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Owner, Wordstyle Editing (editing and translation) - Clients: METRO, ECC Kohtes Klewes, EXPO REAL Messe München GmbH, NUON, BBDO, Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche, and others

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Management Consultant (Manager) - BBDO Consulting (now: Batten & Company).

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Management Consultant (Strategy Consultant) - Accenture.

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)211-15 80 79 42

Email

kerri.cummings@mind-bar.de

Address

Erftstraße 11, 40219 Düsseldorf