Mindfulness Based Emotional Intelligence (MBE)

The MBE program consists of 6 clinics of 2.5 hours, which are structured using brain science, interaction, meditation, breath work, journaling, and other exercises.

The training was developed by Bridgeman based on Google's Search Inside Yourself program, and is accredited by the Dutch Association for Mindfulness (VVM).

Research shows that for jobs of all kinds, emotional intelligence is twice as important an ingredient of outstanding performance as cognitive ability and technical skill combined.

- Daniel Goleman -

In the MBE training, participants will learn:

  • Emotional intelligence
    How to develop emotional intelligence skills, like self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy/compassion, and social skills. Important skills for the leaders of the future.
  • Mindfulness application
    To apply mindfulness techniques such as mindfulness-, concentration-, compassion/empathy-,  and movement meditation, and how to deal with obstacles that one will encounter along the way.
  • Scientific basis
    The theory and functioning of the brain and the effects and benefits of meditation from scientific studies. In addition, links are made between mindfulness meditation and its benefits on the development of emotional intelligence.

By going through this program, participants unlock their potential and are more able to live life to the fullest.

Participants will experience:

  • An increase in self-confidence
  • A decrease in fears and insecurities
  • An increase in their ability to deal with stress
  • More relaxation and peace of mind. Less grinding thoughts 
  • A decrease in feelings of depression
  • An increase in their ability to deal with thoughts and emotions
  • More empathy, and better interaction with others
  • More intensity in life and more feeling
  • An increase in concentration and focus
  • Enhanced personal power and being more authentic
  • Improved overall health and well-being
  • A desire to live more consciously and healthier
  • An increase in their ability to let go and learn to accept
  • To be more creative


Typically, the 6 clinics are scheduled over a period of 2 to 3 months.  
The training can be delivered physically on location or online, or a combination of the two. In English or in Dutch.
Group size is ideally between 10 to 16 participants. Multiple parallel groups are an option.
It is possible to adapt the training program to fit your organization's needs and possibilities.

An Introduction clinic can be organized prior to the training to inform employees and recruit participants.

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Impact based on pre- and post measurement among attendants of four trainings conducted within Lightyear in 2022.


In 2022 I delivered the MBE training to four groups within Lightyear

Average grade


How likely to recommend


“The training is very valuable for me and my colleagues. It touches upon a lot of topics, for which you normally have to take multiple courses.”


“I really liked the different exercises. These gave me more chances of learning something that it is really useful for me. If meditating is not your thing, maybe it is breathing or talking mindfully. The training offers a lot of new things to learn.”


“MBE has awakened me to investing more time in my mental well-being, making me more cognizant of how my brain works, how it's connected to how I act and feel, and how looking after it will impact my physical and emotional well-being. I was fascinated behind the science of the course and the idea that “Everything you do, think and focus on changes the structure and functioning of your brain.” and I am excited about using the tools and techniques I've been taught in this course going forward i.e. the power of the breath, meditation, journaling etc. in order to regulate my stress and improve my attention levels.”


“There was a real nice open and calm atmosphere during the get togethers, and after each clinic I learned something new.”

Taken from post measurement questionnaire filled in by attendants of training groups within Lightyear in 2022