• Dr. Yowon Choi

    Yowon Choi is a psychologist and meditation teacher. As a teacher, Yowon Choi is praised for creating a supportive and deeply engaging learning environment that allows participants to explore, and inquire. Currently, she lives in Switzerlands with her family.

    Psychotherapist and mindfulness

    She studied psychology at the Yonsei University in Seoul and holds her PhD in psychology on happiness and mindfulness from the Radboud University Nijmegen. As a certified psychotherapist in South-Korea, Yowon Choi has worked in various medical and counseling centers to guide individual clients and to lead psycho-educational programs. She is also the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer.


    She grew up in South Korea among Buddhist teachings. Since her youth, Yowon Choi has been actively practicing Korean Seon meditation and Vipassana meditation. Her main teachers are Ven. Chungwha sunim and Ven. Yongta sunim in the Seon tradition, and Sayadaw U Pandita in the Vipassana tradition. Since 2009 she teaches meditation in the Netherlands, Switzerlands and South-Korea.


    Yowon Choi worked as a scientific researcher. In the past she has worked at the World Database of Happiness project of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, at the Mind-Brain-Mindfulness project of the Radboud University Nijmegen, and at the Seould national university. The focus of her work has been on happiness, psychological well-being and mindfulness. Her studies suggest that mindfulness promotes mental health and happiness, as she put it herself "when we are mindful, the mind remains untainted and wholesome and therefore a more sustainable happiness arises." Her recent research interests is healing spiritual truama.


    The Happy Face of Mindfulness Meditation
    Pathways to Happiness

  • Dr. Emil Nijhuis

    Emil Nijhuis consults Hello Mindfulness and works on the homepage.

    He studied artificial intelligence and mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. At the moment he is working at the University Hospital Basel as a researcher on the plasticity of brain networks.

    Since 2002, he has been practicing Vipassana meditation participating regularly in retreats in Burma, Nepal, Korea and Europe.

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