Mindfulness Programmes for Public Enrolment
Our Mindfulness programmes for public are targeted at increasing levels of Happiness, reducing Stress and enhancing Self-Awareness. The programmes are catered to individuals, parents and children.
1. Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing Enhancement (MBWE)
Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing Enhancement (MBWE) is a hybrid of Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based-Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), integrated with the intentions of Positive Psychology. This eight week MBWE course has helped people to improve wellbeing, reduce stress and anxiety, and deal with other life challenges. Participants also found themselves to be happier and feel less judgmental and critical of themselves and consequently to others.
The course teaches authentic and secular Mindfulness practices, Mindful movements and Positive Psychology. In keeping with the first generation of Mindfulness programs it includes the core mindfulness and allied practices, meditation practices, silent practices, light stretching/movements, group dialogues, discussions and home experiments. The workshop consists of eight 2.5 hour sessions and a half-day mindfulness retreat that would help weave mindfulness into your lifestyle.
2. Mindfulness for Parents
Our Mindful parenting workshops are designed to show that there is light at the end of the tunnel. They are highly interactive & experiential and include teachings, mindfulness practices, group activities, discussions and reflections and practical strategies which can be easily integrated in daily lives to make parenting more joyful, satisfying and effective. These will guide you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your child, learn the art of being fully present with your children to see them more clearly beyond the surface appearances and behaviours and meet their needs skilfully and compassionately and at the same time take care of yourselves.
You will be introduced to the foundation of mindfulness and mindful parenting techniques to empower you to wake up to and tap into your own inherent capacities to manage stress, regulate emotions, handle crises, choose your responses and show up in an authentic way to enhance not only your own wellbeing but also transform the mindset and wellbeing of your children and other family members.
4. Mindfulness for Teenagers
This 4 week programme is designed to teach teens mindfulness and give them practical tools that they can utilize under various stressful situations. Each class includes evidence-based secular mindfulness practices, mind-body connection practices, dynamic mindful movements, non-violent communication techniques, inquiries, art, mindfulness-based activities and games as well as individual and group discussions. The attention training will enable students to see where their attention is and to learn how to direct their attention to where they want it to be. Through the inquiries and reflections, students will learn the nature of their thoughts, thought processes and how attention can help to deal with the anxiety within them. This will help students recognize the voice of negative self-talk and move toward conscious choice-making to work with it. The program will also help teens learn how to connect with others and grow compassion within themselves as well as for others.
3. Mindfulness for Children
Today’s children are facing a more complicated and a faster changing world than any previous generations. They are facing distractions from modern technology more than ever, and this is emerging as a new hindrance to their well-being. They not only have to deal with their own challenges but also have to deal with the stress and anxiety that the adults around them are experiencing.
This 4-week programme is designed to give children concrete tools to help them to be better focused, calmer, more aware of what is going on within them as well as around them in order to take care of themselves in challenging situations. Each class includes mindfulness practices, stories, movements, activities, small group discussions, teamwork and inquiries that will help children learn, understand and practice mindfulness. While various activities keep them interested, they will develop solid practical tools through evidence-based mindfulness practices. Stories or team discussions will help children understand the nature of their mind, emotions and mental attention and how to utilize them for their own benefit.
5. Exploring Mindfulness Through Art (EMTA)
Exploring Mindfulness Through Art (EMTA) workshop has provided individuals with a positive outlet for learning and engaging in the present moment. Each person explores mindfulness while immersing themselves in the art activities.
The eventual goal of combining mindfulness with art is to provide participants with an avenue to enhance their well-being. The combination of mindfulness practices with art activities is found to have many mental health benefits.
6. Mindfulness-Oriented Animal Assisted Activities (MOA3)
Mindfulness-Oriented Animal Assisted Activities (MOA) is a unique programme that integrates both mindfulness and animal-assisted activities. Research suggests that combining Mindfulness with animal-assisted activities has the potential to significantly improve the mental wellbeing of individuals. MOA has been conceptualized to not only improve wellbeing but also cultivate resilience and introspection, allowing participants to discover their own purpose and meaning in life.
Here are a few of the many benefits that our programme can create:
Increased Cognitive Flexibility
Increased Response Ability, Decreased Reactivity
Improved Intrapersonal Functioning
Improved Interpersonal Relationships
Improved Social Competence
Improved Emotional Intelligence
Reduced Stress, Anxiety and Depression
The Centre for Mindfulness has collaborated with Mindscape Therapy Collective to present this 5-8 session Mindfulness-Oriented Animal Assisted Activities (MOA3) programme.