Are you keen to uncover the secrets of champions, and apply the keys to mindful performance in work and in life?
Would you like to move from endless & mindless knee-jerk reactions to consciously living a life that’s authentic and true to your values?
Are you ready to make the bold changes to find your flow, and to reclaim your very own life?
The 8-Weeks MBSR Meditation Bootcamp
1. The Benefits:
- Find your flow and cultivate mindful performance in work and in life
- Cultivate emotional intelligence with deeper self-awareness and self-management
- Deepen your resilience toolbox to thrive within adversity and uncertainty
- Develop perspective agility to problem-solve seemingly "stuck" situations
- Communicate with authenticity and relate to others more effectively
"The MBSR course gave me many new perspectives and abilities about life and myself - much more than I expected to learn. I am grateful I took the time and hope to walk further on this mindful path which leads further to myself - step by step." Wild K., Physiotherapist
2. The Curriculum:
- This is no fly-by-night program. The renowned MBSR program was established in 1979 by Jon Kabat ZInn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School. It is arguably the most widely researched and validated formal Mindfulness training program.
- Structured and step-up curriculum to equip participants with the neccessary knowledge and skillsets to develop the right meditation practices and discipline.
- While structured, the curriculum accounts for the different needs of participants through an expert instructor to establish the neccessary environment for participants to learn, to support each other and to simply thrive!
"Wish I had taken this program a decade ago. Yes, still have fights in the corporate world. But now, with new tools (no baggage), right moves( awareness of self & foes), the fight is easier, achieving a higher victory. Turning foe into friends." Leong S.L., Managing Director
3. The Instructor:
- Drawing from close to 20 years of experience in high performance domains (leadership, corporate & sports), Han Ee - a performance psychologist, stands by the adage of "less is more" in the pursuit of excellence and mastery. He aims to hack the conventional approach towards performance development by helping his clients find their flow, or get in the "zone" on demand - anytime, anywhere, through the discipline of mindfulness.
- He is a fully qualified Mindfulness Instructor with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) @ UMass - the origins and home of MBSR, and trained directly under the guidance of Jon Kabat Zinn, Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Mayer to deliver the MBSR program.
- He is an experienced executive coach (qualified with the International Coach Federation) and corporate training facilitator, who works actively with a diverse range of clients including MNC leaders, executives, Red Bull athletes, royalty, professional athletes, soldiers and other high performers.
- He is also the first instructor in this region to integrate biofeedback assessments into the MBSR program to evaluate and quantify Heart Rate Variability (HRV) changes before and after attending the program.
- For more on Han Ee's portfolio, education and qualifications, please visit https://sg.linkedin.com/in/emergeperformance
"It's an amazing course! Even though I am familiar with the concepts of mindfulness, Han Ee made it come alive for me. There were many insights that I gained through the practice and Han Ee explained & reinforced those concepts by linking it to our practice. Perhaps the best thing I can say about this course is that I learnt a very wonderful concept of taking care of myself and gain on awareness of my mind-body sensations and emotions." Quah S.H, Manager
Structure and Dates:
“MBSR has great lessons. We’re only at the start of the journey so need to keep learning. It’s been great being part of an amazing class. Wish we could go on forever!” Kay J., Leadership Consultant
Bold changes don't happen overnight and we don't call it a bootcamp for no reason. Over the course of 8 weeks (8 weekly sessions, plus an all-day silent retreat on a weekend), participants will commit to a structured and step-up curriculum comprising of a mix of various formal meditation practices (e.g. sitting, yoga, walking etc…) and group learning sessions to enhance their mindfulness practices . Participants will also be assigned homework between the weekly classes to embed the mindfulness discipline into their lives.
Our next MBSR program runs from 13 Jan to 10 Mar 2017. (With a break on 27 Jan for Chinese New Year Eve)
8 Weekly Sessions (7-9pm)
- #1: 13/01 (Fri)
- #2: 20/01 (Fri) Please note that there is no class on 27 Jan.
- #3: 03/02 (Fri)
- #4: 10/02 (Fri)
- #5: 17/02 (Fri)
- #6: 24/02 (Fri)
- #7: 03/03 (Fri)
- #8: 10/03 (Fri)
Plus an all-day silent retreat (Day of Mindfulness) on 25 Feb 2017, Sat, 930-430pm
The MBSR Silent Retreat (Day of Mindfulness) on 25 Feb 2017, Sat (930 to 430pm)
This retreat brings together the various practices and content that have been covered in the MBSR program. At the retreat you can expect to firmly and effectively establish the use of MBSR skills across multiple situations in your lives. We will practice a number of meditation exercises covered in the program as well as introduce some new exercises.
You will also get lifetime access to future MBSR Silent Retreats (once per quarter). This is a great way to “detox” and reconnect with your mindfulness practice on a regular basis.
Who is MBSR for?
“Good sound program, well mastered. It is not easy but it works!” LeBlanc, C., Headhunter
Just like other bootcamps, this is a disciplined and intensive program. We believe this program is best suited for corporate executives, working professionals, life warriors and anyone who is committed to improving their personal & professional well-being.
This is for you….
- If you are committed to achieving bold changes
- If you are open to learning
- If you are curious about understanding your strengths and weakness and living out your potential
- If you are keen on an integrated approach to self-improvement
This is NOT for you if…
- Think you are an expert in mindfulness and not open to a beginner’s mind
- Unwilling to explore and choosing to stay in your comfort zone
- Uncommitted to yourself and growing to your maximum potential
- Unwilling to reflect inwardly and seeking quick fixes
- Not being honest with yourself
Please note that a brief interview will be conducted with each participant to align expectations, discuss potential risks and resolve queries before the registration process is completed.
- Only 12 spots available. We deliberately keep our group small to optimize the quality of experience.
- Discounts / installment plans available to tertiary students, group orders, and individuals in need of financial assistance
- Eligible for PIC Credits for those who qualify
- No refund policy applies
What you get:
- 24 hours of in-session training hours
- Countless hours of intentional self-care
- Guided meditation MP3 for self-practice
- A MBSR course materials
- Lifetime access to our all-day silent retreat (Day of Mindfulness)
- Free resilience profile and/or HRV testing (pre and post MBSR training)
“It is an excellent program. I would do it again if I can. The flow is great with deep learning at intense moments of self-awareness. Han Ee is very good as a trainer, a good (& neutral) listener with deep questioning techniques.” Bendefa N., Executive Coach
The Benefits (as reported by our participants):
- “The ability to view matters from a fresh perspective”
- “Realizing how elastic & malleable thoughts & perceptions can be. Understanding this has been liberating…”
- “More spaciousness…”
- “Clarity, lightness, consciousness”
- “A sense of safety, increased appreciation of things & myself, sense of slowing down”
- “Less clutter, lighter & more relaxed is my current state of mind now”
- “To meet myself in a new way, leading to greater settlement,more energy, & enthusiam about living”
- “Observation of the mind & all the autopilot reactions…”
- “Being kind to myself”
- “The ability to accept my thoughts and others”
- And much much more...
"Started off feeling resistant to the concept but eventually benefitted through series of meditation and yoga practicing. Sharing sessions in each session was particularly helpful in expressing experience and getting perspective from others." Ong A.M, Regional Head of Logistics
"MBSR is a very powerful program, not because of what Han Ee can teach you in class. It's about you, and what you can experience and find about yourself in the 8 weeks. 8 weeks is a journey of both the good and the bad. There will be good experience and bad experience, but all is about yourself. Really recommend this program to all." Lim D., Project Manager
“Han Ee, thanks for accepting me into the program, & for the exemplary ways, in which you’ve facilitated the classes. I enjoyed your questions & the observation of how you’ve “answered” or reflected the questions back to the participants.” Lim D., Business Development Executive
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?
A 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?
We typically allow participants to miss at most 3 classes. There are electronic materials which will serve as a resource and guide to help the participant catch up. Update emails will also be sent to inform participants of their weekly home assignments.
I can’t sit still for more than 5mins, how am I going to do this practice?
Don’t worry, you are not the only one - me included when I first started my meditation practice. You will be surprised at what evolves over the course of the 8 weeks. We will support you as you work through the “pain”, “discomfort” and “unpleasant” experiences.
Who else has gone through our MBSR program?
CEOs, bankers, entrepreneurs, teachers, executive coaches, physicians, researchers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, psychologists, modern-day farmers, physiotherapists, professors, housewives, students etc...
What happens in a session?
Each session places emphasis on experiential learning. Therefore the majority will be spent on instructor-led practices. Using these experiences of our participants, we will then develop insights and learning points through dialogue, group interaction.
I can’t do yoga, can I still do this?
Yes, for those with physical impairment, we offer visualization as an alternative to work through the practice. This is a program that began in hospitals. Some of the participants were bed-ridden and they went through the same curriculum as what we are delivering here.
Are there any risks associated with this program?
The primary physical risk is with the mindful yoga exercises. We emphasise self-care and respect for one’s limits as we go through the exercises. No forcing, no pain. We ask that participants consult with their physician / health-care provider where relevant. This will also be discussed in the screening interview.
Emotional risk: Feelings of sadness, anger, fear could seem stronger at the beginning because you may now become more aware of it. A history of trauma, abuse or addiction may also heighten these reactions. This will also be discussed in the screening interview to determine if the MBSR is the appropriate program.
U mentioned home assignments, what are these?
The assignments will be a range of meditation exercises including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting meditation etc...You will be given MP3s to guide your practice. It is a critical aspect of the program as MBSR is about bringing mindfulness to our everyday life.
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Emerge Performance (EP) designs and delivers mindfulness-based programs to realize your innate potential and to thrive wherever you are.
We believe there is a champion in everyone. The intention of our programs is therefore to nurture mindsets of champions as well as cultivate flow experiences in multiple life domains.
We work with executive leaders, elite and professional athletes, artists, and military personnel.
The programs we offer include the full Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, abridged versions such as Mindfulness to Flow program, corporate training workshops, one-to-one or group coaching, and lunch-time talks.