As a writer, philosopher, and teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, I’ve thought seriously about which life is worth living; although each life is a multiplicity, words like love, freedom, and attention, are mandatory.
Philosophy is a way of life that can help us live freer lives, that is, full of love and joy. Still, the underlying premise is that a philosophy of mindfulness will not necessarily make the world’s problems disappear; nevertheless philosophical thinking is required if we are to get to know ourselves better, take better care of ourselves and others, and learn how we—unintentionally—contribute to suffering in our own lives and perhaps those of others too. It requires compassion and courage to become who we end up becoming.
As a philosopher, I use philosophy to open more perspectives into your life, to develop a more sensitive and intuitive form of experience, to gently challenge your patterns of thought, belief and habits, and explore the relationships between your thoughts, feelings, and actions, to clarify what may be possible in your life. It’s a practice that helps people think for themselves, never for them.
My own approach, is inspired by the philosophers Gilles Deleuze, Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil, but also the ancient Greek philosophers, e.g., their discussion about the relationship between self-knowledge and self-deception; the existentialists, e.g., how we can make sense of our lives; and part of Buddhist thinking, especially mindfulness, e.g., how we can strengthen our capacity to pay attention and concentrate, while we become more aware of what happens in our lives.
During the last ten years, I have conducted talks and seminars in Denmark and Spain (present and online) on specific issues: stress, burnout, anxiety and mental toughness. Also, I’ve led workshops and courses dealing with sport psychology, sport coaching and ethics, philosophical leadership and mindfulness:
- “How to become worthy of what happens”
- “Sport, existentialism and good lives”
- “How to become a philosophical and sustainable leader”
Furthermore, I have organized and taught courses on philosophical thinking and counseling, as well as, specialized courses on mindfulness:
- “Mindfulness for athletes”
- “Mindfulness for doctors”
- “Mindfulness for teachers”
- “Mindfulness for teenagers”
I’ve experience with teaching at both business schools, public schools, sport clubs and in private business organizations. Let me help or inspire you, if:
- Are you stuck? I’ll help you lose what is no longer important.
- Are you curious about ethics, feminism, or just wondering why Camus is the greatest philosophical action-man, and why Arendt is the greatest action-woman? I’ll tell you.
- Just looking for more clarity and mindedness in your life? I’ll help you.
If you or your department would like to know more about my talks or tailormade courses, please feel free to contact me: