Practicing mindfulness will enable you to deepen the awareness of yourself and the world around you. Many scientific studies have shown that with a settled and focused mind and more open awareness, you will be able to reduce stress, improve your personal well-being and increase your performance at work.
When I started working as a coach and counsellor, I was seeking a scientific and evidence-based tool or technique to go beyond speech therapy in order to tackle stress, performance and well-being from several angles. I found mindfulness as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a concept of “being present – moment-to-moment, on purpose and in a non-judging way”.
Great therapeutic benefit can be found in the cultivation of three qualities.
As a mindfulness facilitator I have trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB). I am now on the certification path to become a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I studied Early Buddhism at HKU, which helped me understand the foundations that are key to all of the above programs. Personally and professionally I have experienced the same benefits of mindfulness which can be found in the scientific research of the past 20 years:
Practicing Mindfulness has been found to enhance well-being and to reduce stress – amongst others – through:
- Being present, feeling alive and showing up fully with acceptance and strength
- Improving work and personal relationships with greater self-awareness and kindness
- Maintaining attention, stronger focus, increased concentration and enhanced memory
- Sleeping healthy and cultivating a healthy immune system, genes and eating habits
- Increasing quality of life by skilfully dealing with difficult emotions
Teaching Mindfulness consists of three areas which help to promote stress-reduction in everyday life. In order to experience significant improvements you need to
- Practice mindfulness through formal exercises, i.e. Awareness of Breathing (AOB)
- Apply Mental Strategies and the characteristics of a BEING-mode
- Commit to simple but effective improvements in day-to-day situations and to acquire cognitive-behavioural skills
I offer a wide range of 1:1 training, introductory sessions and workshops, corporate and public programs and short silent retreats – please contact me for more information.