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Every day a mini holiday gives mental peace and balance

Experience what meditation can do for you

My blogs about meditation


Welcome to my blogpage where go deeper into the world of meditation with you. For some time I wrote blogs on diverse topics relating meditation, but since my podcast started I am spreading the information through that medium.

The blogs that I wrote are of course still very useful to deepen your understanding of meditation and will give you background information and practical tips and tricks about meditation. All of this in the concrete and easy applicable way you will be used to from me by now and with the goal of helping your personal practice.

I hope you enjoy the posts below and they help you on your path and check my podcast for my newest explanations about meditation!

Why a retreat?

Learn here more about what a retreat is and can do for you!       Retreat means taking distance from your daily life. Not to escape from the external world, but to explore the internal world. This gives you the opportunity to restore the balance between the two, because nowadays our attention and focus […]

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A meditation or a mindfulness course?

Meditation has many effects for as well the mind as the body and is being practised for tens of centuries in different forms all over the world. The origin of meditation as we know it lies in Asia. When scientists discovered the many interesting effects of meditation in the sixties and seventies of last century, […]

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Meditation makes you happier

Meditation isn’t something buddhist. That means, it is as much ‘owned’ by buddhism as singing is to the catholic church. They both use it but it is a separate method and buddhists will confirm that. It is a tool being used to reach the ultimate goal of buddhism: complete freedom of mind and being unconditionally […]

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Meditation at the dentist

Entering the waitingroom I was pleasently greeted by my book that was on the table. Cool! My dentist Marlon was one of the first to purchase it and now the people that visit him are able to enjoy the result of my time and energy. Sitting in lounch position in the dental chair he started […]

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Unexpected meditation lessons at the cinema…

A visit to an action movie learned me two things: We can easily concentrate fort wo hours without getting distracted. Concentration abilities are not the problem. How a large amount of stimuli can make you loose the connection with your world.   The first point was already clear to me before but got proven again; […]

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Learning to meditate with an app, does that work?

To begin with the first question, I think an app can help you with meditation. There are a few good apps available with guided meditations, just like you can find those on YouTube. Meditation apps even have advantages like a quick and easy accessibility and because most people have it always with them, you can […]

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Need relaxation? Try meditation!

That meditation results in relaxation is something you can easily experience yourself. Directly after your first meditation session you will probably notice a more relaxed feeling than before the session. Although it often doesn’t stay too long at first, it’s a good indication for what is possible. Research shows that meditation gives even more relaxation […]

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Why are there meditation methods?

Meditation is ‘not-doing-anything’. With the emphasis on not doing. It’s no more than being clear and relaxed present with what is in this moment. This should be the most easy thing there is right? It turns out to be very difficult to do. Where most people are able to relax physically in the place they […]

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The 5 tips that help your meditation practice

Meditation is training the mind. Getting it to be present and not distracted. This is something we are not really used to anymore. Meditation is as learning a new activity and that is never easy. Just like learning how to ride a bike, walk, read, write and speak a foreign language aren’t easy at first. The […]

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Stress and how to deal with it

Stress is ‘programmed’ into our system. It’s aim is to deal as effectively as possible in times of crisis. In dangerous situations the so called fight-or-flight mechanism is activated, is everything aligned to survive by fighting or fleeing. Therefore body and mind need all the energy and awareness.   Stress brings the body in the […]

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What if you are too busy to meditate

Firstly, ‘being too busy’ shouldn’t be an excuse to not meditate. Instead, it should be the indicator you should! Have you ever heard someone say that they are ‘too obese’ to lose weight? Meditation will bring you rest and rejuvenation, two things you most certainly need when you are rushing around being ‘too busy’. In […]

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What is meditation?

    Throughout the centuries, meditation has been used in a number of different ways by people in many cultures in order to improve their personal development and to achieve a healthy life balance. Although al lot of people still think it is used as an esoteric spiritual practice for people to reconnect with oneself, which […]

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7 tips to boost your productivity

1 Restrict yourself to one task Multitasking is very inefficient. Research shows that people that multitask are less productive, make more mistakes, take longer to complete a task and experience more stress. Your attention work kind of like a flashlight, it can only be at one spot at a time. A lot of switching between […]

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Interested to work with me?

Do you also want to benefit from all the research and experience I gathered for many years to get to the core of meditation and translate it into contemporary, accessible and practical methods to get the best out of yourself? If you would like to work with me, apply now for one of my next activities.
Beginner or more experienced, I am happy to help you on your way towards more inner peace, balance, energy, clarity and freedom of mind, with methods that can have lifechanging effects within weeks. See you soon!

Roel Wilbers – meditation trainer and author of ‘Meditation, your daily mini holiday’



Tesse (31) from Amsterdam


Roel guides you into meditation in a very natural way and from the heart. After the meditation I felt calmer and clearer straight away, it was very nice and I recommend it!

Luigi (46) from Rotterdam

Hotel owner

Roel’s meditation training I experienced as clear, concrete and fully adjusted to the modern times. The practical techniques I received are easy to fit in to the busy life of an entrepreneur. Because you start to function more effectively and need less sleep, I noticed that in the end meditation even gave me more time and energy. I am convinced!

Marie (34) from Amsterdam


Roel’s training left me full of insights on what meditation is, of inspiration from all the benefits and serenity meditation can bring me and of motivation to start meditating easily and everyday thanks to simple tips and tools. I came home with much more than I expected.

Nino (23) from Amsterdam

Philosophy student

Even with the more than 1500 hours of meditation experience I already had, I found Roel’s meditation training refreshing and it gave me useful advice that I can use during my own practice. He is clear, up-to-date and to-the-point.

Breean (34) from Amsterdam

Gyrotonic trainer & Designer

Roel’s introduction to meditation course gives a comprehensive and in depth background of the practice. The course has an organic flow, as the theory is put directly into practice. He is an extremely knowledge and approachable teacher. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested!

Sophie (29) from Amsterdam

Medical doctor

Roel’s meditation training gave me a clear insight in what meditation is and through the practical meditation sessions I could experience what meditation can do for me. I meditate on a regular basis now and definitely recommend Roel’s trainings.