Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Discover effective stress coping mechanisms through the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme.

Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, this eight-week programme imparts invaluable skills for living in the present moment and navigating challenging emotions. By enhancing attention, awareness, focus, and overall well-being, MBSR offers an approach to improving emotion regulation and enhancing quality of life.

Course Objectives

1. Understand the essence of mindfulness and how it works.
a. How to live in the present.
b. How we can respond thoughtfully rather than react impulsively.

2. Learn to perform a series of formal and informal mindfulness practices:
a. Body scan.
b. Mindful movement.
c. Awareness of breath practice.
d. Loving-kindness practice.
e. Mindful walking.
f. Mindful eating.
g. Being mindful in daily activities.

3. Practise mindfulness to:
a. Cope with stressful experiences at work or at home, as well as pain and illness.
b. Enhance concentration and productivity.
c. Manage difficult emotions like anger, fear and anxiety.
d. Communicate more calmly.

4. Applying mindfulness in daily life.

Date and Time:

15 Sep to 3 Nov (Every Sun): 2.30pm to 5pm
31 Oct (Thu – Public Holiday): 9.30am to 4pm


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

Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 3, Classroom 3


Mr Ong Pee Eng, Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher

Mr. Ong Pee Eng embarked on his mindfulness journey over 30 years ago while he was still in university. When confronted with a midlife crisis triggered by work-related stress, he intensified his practice, which successfully tided him through that challenging period. As a working husband and father to two daughters, he acknowledges that mindfulness has significantly reduced the likelihood of outbursts at home. Today, Mr. Ong is a full-time mindfulness trainer, offering an array of services including mindfulness workshops, weeks-long courses, children’s classes, and one-on-one meditation sessions.

His interest in evidence-based teaching led him to pursue further training and achieve the following qualifications:

– Qualified Teacher of the 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) program from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), Center for Mindfulness (USA)

– Certified Teacher of Koru Mindfulness program (USA) for young adults (age 18-29)

– Certified Teacher of Paws b (age 7-11) and .b (age 11-18) children mindfulness programs from the Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP) (UK)

– Certified ACTA trainer under Singapore WSQ

1) Online registration: tinyurl.com/y6p79zxb
2) In-person registration: KMSPKS Reception Office | 9am to 4pm

Registration Deadline: One week before commencement or when fully registered

Enquiry: 6849 5325 | awarenesshub@kmspks.org