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My target is to teach you mindfulness to enable you to become aware of what is going on in your mind. Research has shown that with a settled mind and the right mindfulness skills, you will be able to reduce stress and improve your well-being in many areas of your personal life and at work.
‘I found it difficult to sit still for more than a minute before my mindfulness sessions with Sebastian. He taught me how to meditate in a way that was engaging and kept me interested. I learned something new every session and enjoyed his teaching style a lot!’
Dervla Louli, Media Managing Editor Hong Kong
When I started working as a coach and counsellor, I was seeking a scientific and evidence-based “tool” or “technique” which went beyond talking 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, on purpose and in a non-judging way”. I also found great therapeutic benefit in the development of three qualities: Sense of Ease, Stillness / Continuity and Clarity – as taught by Alan B. Wallace.
As a mindfulness facilitator I trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB). I studied Early Buddhism at HKU, which helped me understand some of the doctrinal foundations. Personally and professionally I have experienced the same benefits of mindfulness which can be found in the scientific research of the past 20 years. Find videos on my Blog
Mindfulness has been found to enhance well-being and to reduce stress in all areas of life: performance, work and private relationships, attention / focus/ concentration / memory, sleep, health / immune system / genetics, quality of life and 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 exercises – like Awareness of Breathing for example. In addition to the practice of mindfulness you will learn about mental strategies and the characteristics of being mindful. Finally, you will learn and commit to simple but effective improvements in real life situations and acquire cognitive transparency and behavioural skills.
I offer a wide range 1:1 training, introductory sessions and workshops, corporate and public programs and short silent retreats.