Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Practising mindfulness improves well-being, reduces stress and helps one manage difficult emotions like anger, fear and anxiety.

The eight-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program is the most established and recognised mindfulness program in the world. MBSR was created by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness.

In this programme, participants will:
1. Understand the essence of mindfulness:
a. Learn to live in the present.
b. Explore ways to respond appropriately rather than reacting impulsively.

2. Learn to perform a series of formal and informal mindfulness practices:
a. Engage in body scanning.
b. Practice mindful movement.
c. Cultivate awareness through breath practice.
d. Explore loving-kindness practice.
e. Incorporate mindfulness into walking.
f. Practice mindful eating.
g. Integrate mindfulness into daily activities.

3. Practise mindfulness to:
a. Cope with stress at work or home, as well as pain and illness.
b. Enhance concentration and work efficiently.
c. Manage challenging emotions such as anger, fear and anxiety.
d. Communicate more calmly in various situations.

4. Implementing mindfulness in daily life.

Instructor: Mr Ong Pee Eng, Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher 

Ong Pee Eng, a certified mindfulness trainer, focuses on promoting well-being and stress reduction through mindfulness practices. Offering a range of sessions, including workshops, four to eight weeks mindfulness courses, children’s mindfulness classes, and personalised one-on-one meditation sessions.

Beginning his mindfulness journey over 30 years ago at NUS, Ong transitioned from a 20-year career as an IT software project manager to full-time mindfulness training. His shift was prompted by a midlife crisis resulting from organisational changes, during which he intensified his mindfulness practice to navigate the challenges. Married with two young adult daughters, Ong attributes mindfulness to fostering a calmer atmosphere at home.

Driven by an interest in evidence-based teaching, Ong pursued additional training, becoming a:
• Qualified Teacher of the eight-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Center for Mindfulness (USA)
• Certified Teacher of the Koru Mindfulness program (USA) for young adults (ages 18 to 29)
• Certified Teacher of Paws b (age 7 to 11) and b (age 11 to 18) children mindfulness programs from the Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP) (UK)
• Certified ACTA trainer under Singapore WSQ

Date and Time:

Weekly Classes
Date:
5, 12, 19, 26 January 2024 (Friday)
2, 16, 23 February 2024 (Friday)
1 March 2024 (Friday)
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm

Full Day Retreat
Date: 4 February 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 9.30am to 4pm

Fee:

$350 per person for eight sessions including one full-day retreat (subsidised rate)

Venue: Awareness Hub 普觉坊
231 Bain Street
#03-39 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

1) Online registration: https://tinyurl.com/2p8j7y9w
2) In-person registration:
– Awareness Hub | 11.30am to 6pm
– KMSPKS Reception Office | 9am to 4pm

Registration Deadline: One week before commencement (or until fully registered)

Enquiry: 6336 5067 | awarenesshub@kmspks.org