You are invited!
Organized by Dot Connections Growth Centre and partnered with The Institute of Mind Humanities of Wonkwang University, the Mind and Mindfulness Symposium 2017 strives to provide participants with greater insights to our mind and the learning of mindfulness through the sharing of knowledge by specially-invited guest speakers, as well as the opportunity to experience mindfulness through bite-size practices throughout the event!
WHAT: The Mind and Mindfulness Symposium
WHEN: Saturday 6 August 2017, 10 am - 4 pm
WHERE: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
SPEAKERS & TOPICS:
Professor Jang Jin Yang, Wonkwang University, The Institute of Mind Humanities
Title: Daily Life Practice and Mindfulness - A Comparative Study Across Schools of Mindfulness
Professor Baek Hyeongi, Wonkwang University, The Institute of Mind Humanities
Title: Implementation of Mind Humanities Related Journals Applications Using Google Maps
Dr. Jeffrey Po, Dot Connections Growth Centre
Title: Engaging Goal-Oriented Mindfulness Meditation Skills to Enhance Healthy Workplace Environment
Ms Jacqueline Leong, Dot Connections Growth Centre
Title: Don't Sweat Over Mindfulness
Mindfulness Coach and MBSR Teacher Erin Lee gives an introduction to MBSR, highlighting six things you should know about the classic research-proven mindfulness training program.
MBSR stands for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. This is an 8-Week mindfulness training program, that was developed in 1979 by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Over the decades the program has helped many people significantly improve their well-being.
Here are some things you need to know about the MBSR Program:
#1 - It is backed by many strong research studies showing positive benefits to our well-being, including reducing chronic pain, anxiety, and depressive symptoms; research has also shown that the program helps us increase our positive moods and regulate our stress levels more effectively.
#2 - The classic MBSR program on which many of the research benefits are based, should follow a structure of 8 weekly classes, two and a half hours per class, plus one all day retreat. It should be taught by an approved facilitator who has been trained to teach MBSR, and it should also be taught in a group setting.
#3 - This program is highly experiential, and it focuses less on theoretical or conceptual knowledge, and more on actually practicing and experiencing mindfulness.
#4 - The practices we do in an MBSR program does not only include sitting down, there are also lying down and movement practices. There will be discussions among participants during class, but you are not required to share anything personal - because this is not therapy, you are only encouraged to inquire into your own experience of mindfulness practice.
#5 - What's really unique and beneficial about the MBSR program is that you learn to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life, which is very important, since mindfulness is a way of life, and it should be a lifelong practice.
#6 - This is what I highlight to many people who are considering an MBSR program - a certain level of commitment is needed to maximize the effectiveness of your learning. If you take part in an MBSR program, you are required to commit to a home practice of about 45 minutes a day in between the weekly classes.
Click here to register for a seat through Eventbrite.
The Free Mindfulness Information Session conducted by Mindful Moments Singapore is back on Saturday 28 May 2016.
You may have read or heard (a lot) about mindfulness and how it has been incorporated into many fields and disciplines such as healthcare, psychology, holistic wellness, education, parenting, and even business and leadership, as well as corporate wellness. Over the last three decades, there has been an exponential growth in the number of mindfulness publications, indicating a rising interest in the practice of mindfulness. But this does not mean that mindfulness is a fad; it has developed from a traditional Eastern practice into a well-researched, evidence-based healing approach that is practiced in a secular way and taught through a structured program.
The Mindfulness Information Session is organized by Mindful Moments to spread awareness of mindfulness and inspire mindfulness as the way of life. This will be a chance for you toask any questions you may have about mindfulness. The event is free and adults from all walks of life are welcomed to register and sit in. The talk on Saturday 28 May 2016 will be conducted by Erin Lee, founder of Mindful Moments Singapore, Mindfulness Coach, Hypnotherapist and HypnoCoach® at Light On Life Singapore.
Session A starts at 2 PM, and session B starts at 3:30 PM. Participants will only need to register for one of the sessions. For each session, Erin will begin with a talk about the background, development, applications and benefits of mindfulness as well as an introduction to the classic 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. She will also bring participants through a short mindfulness practice as a group. Next, participants will be invited to ask questions about mindfulness and the MBSR program we offer. Last but not least, Erin will conduct individual consultations and intake for participants who are interested in registering for the March 2016 MBSR Program.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is no need to show your ID, although we welcome adults from all walks of life to participate in this event. The MBSR program is most suitable for adults aged 18 and above.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By car: you may park your vehicle at Singapore Shopping Centre, Park Mall or Plaza Singapura.
By MRT: 3 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
By Bus: 7, 14, 14A, 14e, 16, 36, 36A, 36B, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, NR6, NR7
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Erin via email at email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Once you have registered for a session, you may also wish to bring your family and friends whom you think may benefit from knowing more about mindfulness. Please also register a seat for your family or friends who are coming with you, as there are limited seats at the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to bring a printed ticket. You can simply verify your email address with us when you arrive on that day.
Singapore Shopping Centre - 190 Clemenceau Ave #02-19, Singapore 239924
We conducted two fruitful Mindfulness Information Sessions on Saturday 9 January 2016 to help promote awareness and make mindfulness more accessible to the general public. We shared information on the background, development, research and applications of mindfulness, as well as gave an introduction to the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Our deepest gratitude to the participants who gave us the opportunity to share some precious mindful moments with them! May all be peaceful and happy.
Erin is available to conduct mindfulness talks and programs for organisations, so please contact Erin to discuss the possibilities, because she would love to practice mindfulness with you.
There has been a rapid growth in the number of mindfulness research publications over the past three decades, suggesting that mindfulness has become more and more widely-used in clinical interventions.
We have summarized the key benefits of mindfulness and gathered in this post some of the more accessible research on the benefits of mindfulness for your reference (you can click on the embedded links to read more):
Mindfulness and Anxiety
Mindfulness and Emotions
Mindfulness and Brain Change
Mindfulness and Children
Mindfulness and Educators
The classic 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is one of the most established mindfulness programs taught and practiced around the world today. Do check out the latest MBSR program we are offering!
About The Author
MiMo founder Erin Lee is a Mindfulness Coach and MBSR Teacher at Mindful Moments, and advocate of mindfulness as the way of life. She conducts the classic 8-Week MBSR Program, as well as the 8-Week MBSR Workplace Program.
Are you a mindfulness practitioner and have meaningful experiences or thoughts about mindfulness that you'd like to share? You can contribute an article on the MiMo blog! Please contact Erin to find out more.