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Dominique Retoux

MBSR & Mindfulness instructor , Co-founder, Mindful Planet

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

After 8 years of working with Doctors Without Borders and 6 years with an internet start up, Dominique has run for 6 years the development, marketing and communication team of the Retail & Services branch of Group SOS.
This branch includes 15 social enterprises that combine economic profitability and social impact in the field of sustainable development, retail, communication and responsible services.

Trained with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, today Dominique devoted himself to the spread of mindfulness in the society by teaching the MBSR program (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and animating sessions linked with stress reduction, leadership and sustainable development.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

He co-founded the website, and Mindful Planet, a young social enterprise which aims to introduce mindfulness to everyone and to create link between personal development and global transition (Inner & Outer Sustainability).

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Paris and its region and around the world depending on the request.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

For Dominique, cultivating mindfulness through meditation helps to calm the reactivity of the human mind and to investigate the problems created by its expression in the world. Doing so, we are healing the causes of the environmental and social imbalance in our society and not just the symptoms.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Change ourselves, change the world…”