ELIZABETH FREI

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Elizabeth Frei (pictured right). When did you arrive in Switzerland and what was that like? I arrived in Lausanne in 2011 with my two-month old son, my husband, our two cats and eight suitcases. I experienced a wild mix of… Continue Reading →

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Our mission at C2 is to cultivate a platform to connect, inform and empower non-native residents of Switzerland. We would love to hear about your experience so we can offer you workshops and other...

PATRICIA VRIESENDORP

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Patricia (left in above photo) is a Dutch and English-speaking psychologist located in Biel providing therapeutic services for individuals, couples and families. When did you arrive in Switzerland and what was that like? I remember coming to visit Switzerland in the… Continue Reading →

Nonviolent Communication workshop

Taught by our special guest, Onorina Magri. Learn the basics of NVC and how it can be useful in everyday interactions. Nonviolent communication is intended to help us: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection Connect empathically… Continue Reading →

Mindful Morning: Mini-Mindfulness Retreat- Special focus on ADHD

This “mini retreat” will help you to experience what it feels like to be more present in the moment, while cultivating the ability to observe thoughts without getting tangled up in them. We will build on self-compassion, connection with self… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Self-Compassion Workshop

Join us again for another one of our popular Self–Compassion workshops! Being kinder to ourselves sounds good in theory, but what does self–compassion look like in practice? We will explore concrete ways we can cultivate compassion towards ourselves and others, as well as, what can undermine… Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating Workshop Series 2

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Mindful Morning: Mini-Mindfulness Retreat

This “mini retreat” will help you to experience what it feels like to be more present in the moment, while cultivating the ability to observe thoughts without getting tangled up in them. We will build on self-compassion, connection with self… Continue Reading →

Giggle Parenting Workshop

Did you know that laughter is one of the most effective parenting tools there are? In this workshop you can learn how to use play and laughter to help solve almost any family challenge. Discover why connection builds co-operation, and… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating Workshop Series

Do you want to have another relationship with food and/or your body? Most people wish we could change something about our eating or our bodies. Do you find yourself setting eating or exercise goals that you don’t meet and then… Continue Reading →

Mindful Eating Workshop on 8 September

Patricia_Mindful Eating Here’s a little more info from Patricia about what you can expect at the workshop and what books inspire her.   Patricia_Mindful Eating    

Mindful Morning: Mini-Mindfulness Retreat

This “mini retreat” will help you to experience what it feels like to be more present in the moment, while cultivating the ability to observe thoughts without getting tangled up in them. We will build on self-compassion, connection with self… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Brené Brown Quote : True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. Women’s Group dives into the themes of true belonging. We explore what interferes with our sense of belonging?How… Continue Reading →

Women’s Group

Let’s create the powerful space where we can share and appreciate each other’s vulnerabilities and strengths. Doing so helps us move forward in life – each in our own unique way! To register, please contact Patricia: +79 508 7511 or… Continue Reading →

Self-Compassion Workshop: Practical Considerations

An addition to our previous workshop but also appropriate for those who are new to the topic. We will introduce a number of practices intended to cultivate kindness in how we relate to ourselves.

Childcare Options in Biel/Bienne

  In her newest blog post, Patricia details both short-tern and long-term childcare options that are available in the Biel/Bienne area. Check it out! And please let us know in the comments if there is anything we missed or that… Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Meditation at Haus Pour Bienne

Join us for an hour session of mindfulness practice at the Haus pour Bienne. Open to all! No previous experience required.

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