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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.

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1. Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing Enhancement (MBWE)

The Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing Enhancement (MBWE) program is a comprehensive approach that merges evidence-based secular mindfulness with the principles of positive psychology, forming an appreciative mindfulness-based program (MBP). This eight-week course is tailored for both healthy individuals and those facing clinical challenges, such as depression, anxiety, burnout and stress. It incorporates core mindfulness and allied practices, including meditation, reflective exercises, light stretching/movements, and group dialogues. 

 

Participants in the MBWE program have reported improvements in wellbeing, increased happiness, increased self-compassion, reduced stress and anxiety. They also noted feeling less judgmental and critical of themselves, leading to more positive interactions with others. The program, drawing from the evidence base of first-generation MBPs, has been widely recognised for its effectiveness across various demographics. 

 

The course includes eight 2.5-hour sessions and a half-day mindfulness retreat, designed to integrate mindfulness into participants' lifestyles, enhancing their ability to thrive and discover deeper meaning in life. Facilitated by IMTA certified mindfulness teachers, the MBWE program is both restorative and appreciative, contributing significantly to participants' potential to flourish.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

  • Higher Resiliency 

  • Improved Attention 

  • 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.  

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7. Mindfulness for Senior Wellbeing 

Mindfulness for Senior Wellbeing is a modified Mindfulness-based Wellbeing Enhancement programme to improve older adults' psychosocial wellbeing and cognitive functions. 

 

Older adults who participated in the Mindfulness for Senior Wellbeing programme reported improvement of  psychosocial wellbeing, which included:

 

1. Improved levels of mindfulness 

2. Positive changes in sleep quality 

3. Reduced worrying thought in financial and material concerns 

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