Mindfulness Training and Facilitation

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.

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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

  1. Practice mindfulness through formal exercises, i.e. Awareness of Breathing (AOB)
  2. Apply Mental Strategies and the characteristics of a BEING-mode
  3. 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.