top of page
home.jpg

Upcoming Mindfulness Courses

If you get the inside right,

the outside will fall into place

– Eckhart Tolle

These 8-week mindfulness programmes are for anyone who wants to learn mindfulness and different mindfulness practices, including sitting meditation, mindful stretching, body scan, mindful walking, mindful eating and mindful communication, in a structured way.

Research findings suggest that the practice of mindfulness is helpful for stress coping, reducing depression, anxiety and burnout, improving sleep, pain / illness coping, enhancing our immune functioning and happiness. Mindfulness practice is also found to alter the structure and neural activity of the brain. These changes are linked to improved concentration, mood regulation and empathy. Many mindfulness practitioners find that mindfulness practice positively and often profoundly affect their lives.

Below are the upcoming mindfulness programmes offered by Samantha. 

Mindfulness:Finding Peace in a Frantic World (M-FP)

 

This 8-week mindfulness programme is developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre based on the book, Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World. One of the authors, Professor Mark Williams, is one of the psychologists who developed the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  This programme, which usually consists of 8 sessions or less, teaches some simple and practical mindfulness exercises to improve mental health and well-being. It has been found to be effective with adults in workplaces, University students, school teachers and the general public. 

 

Themes:    
•    Coming back to the present moment
•    Waking up to the autopilot
•    Keeping the body in awareness
•    Appreciation and gratitude
•    Cultivating loving-kindness
•    Turning towards difficulty
•    Mindfulness in daily life 

 

Format:didactic teaching, mindfulness practices, interactive discussion, sharing and inquiry. Home practices of around 10-30 minutes a day will be assigned. Participants practice at home with the guiding audio instructions. 

Language: Cantonese

 

February - April 2024 

Orientation talk: 28 February at 20:30 - 21:30 online

Classes: 6 March - 24 April  Wednesdays at 19:00 - 20:30

Location : 121 Des Voeux Road Central, Central

Apply here

 

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

 

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the US in 1979, for stress reduction and as a supplementary intervention to various medical treatments. Scientific research in the past decades suggest that MBSR can positively affect participants' lives. The programme is effective in reducing stress, depression, anxiety, burnout and various medical symptoms, improving sleep and chronic pain, as well as enhancing our immune function and happiness. MBSR is one of the most scientifically researched mindfulness programmes.

 

Themes:    
•    Coming back to the present moment
•    Waking up to the autopilot
•    Keeping the body in awareness

•    Understanding stress reactivity
•    Mindful responding
•    Mindfulness in communication
•    Mindfulness in daily life 

Formatdidactic teaching, mindfulness practices, interactive discussion, sharing and inquiry. Home practices of around 10-30 minutes a day will be assigned. Participants practice at home with the guiding audio instructions. 

2-hour orientation talk, 8 weekly sessions, 2.5 hours each (plus daily home practice of around 45 mins) , 7-hour all-day silent retreat

Language: Cantonese

MBSR is for people who  

  • are suffering from stress, chronic fatigue, sleep problems, pain or other medical conditions; 

  • are always tensed, anxious and depressed; and 

  • are willing to take better care of themselves and learn how to live with ease.

February - April 2024  ​(Full)

Orientation talk: 23 February at 19:00 - 20:30 
Classes: 1 March - 26 April  Fridays at 19:00 - 21:30 / 19:00 - 22:00 (Class 1 & Class 8)

Location : The Buddhist Spiritual Counselling Centre of Tsz Shan Monastery
 (159, 
Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, HK)


Apply here 

 

bottom of page