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Mindfulness 101 - An Intro to Mindful Living
Wed 16 November 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time
Can you remember the last time you laid in bed wrestling with your thoughts unable to sleep? Do you have problems completing your work on time and mustering the focus needed for work?
If you are asking yourself whether this pace of life is really living, then this course might light up some answers for you!
Adapted from the world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, this is a 4-week introduction program (4 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each) that combines experiential training, teacher-led meditation exercises and action-learning discussions to support participants in developing a sound mindfulness practice.
Who is this for?
Working professionals who would like to develop a personal mindfulness practice to help them improve their productivity, personal effectiveness, resilience and overall well-being.
- Rediscover joy and purpose
- Attend to what really matters
- Make clearer and better decisions
- Enhance responsiveness while reducing errors
- Improve quality of sleep
- Reduce stress, anxiety and tension
- Improve overall well-being
Session #1: Foundational Attitudes of Mindfulness
Session #2: Hacking the “Fight or Flight” Response
Session #3: Working with the Mind and the Body
Session #4: Moving from Mindless Reactions to Conscious Response
(Homework assignments of daily meditation practices lasting 10–15 minutes will also be assigned. Training materials and audio files will be provided.)
Lim Han Ee, a performance psychologist, is a fully qualified mindfulness instructor from the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) @ UMass – the origins and home of the MBSR program. He has trained directly under the guidance of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Mayer to deliver the MBSR program. He has a Masters in Performance Psychology (JFKU).
Charlene Teo, a psychotherapist and educator, is a certified teacher of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program and the Paws b and .b mindfulness curriculums. She works with clients from all walks of life and conducts sessions that are empowering, creative and constructive. She has a Masters in Counseling (Swinburne).
Dates & pricing
Cohort #1 (Every Mon 730-9pm from 14 Nov to 5 Dec): 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 05 Dec
Cohort #2 (Every Wed 730-9pm from 16 Nov to 7 Dec): 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 07 Dec
When you register, pick one of the starting dates, i.e. 14 or 16 Nov to choose the cohort that you would like to join.
Pricing: $240 SGD (Promotional price)
Participants can make up missed classes by attending the same session in other runs of the program
What is mindfulness?
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1994)
What resources do I need?
The right attitude: a willingness to learn and a curious spirit. That’s it!
What do I need to prepare?
Same as above!
What happens if I miss classes?
You can attend the same session in other runs of the program.
I can’t sit still for more than 5 minutes – how am I going to do this practice?
Don’t worry, you are not the only one – I also couldn’t stay still when I first started my meditation practice. You will be surprised at what evolves over the course of the program. We will support you as you work through this new experience and learn to embrace the process.
Who else has gone through your mindfulness programs?
CEOs, bankers, teachers, executive coaches, researchers, psychologists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, modern-day farmers, professors, physiotherapists, physicians, housewives, students, etc. People from all walks of life have benefited from our programs.
What happens in a session?
Each session places an emphasis on experiential learning. Therefore, a majority of the time will be spent on instructor-led practices. Using the experiences of our participants, we will then together develop insights and learning points through dialogue and group interaction.
You mentioned home assignments. What are these?
The assignments will be meditation exercises (e.g. sitting meditation) using MP3 recordings as guidance. The daily practices are a critical aspect of the program.