Mindfulness Foundation Course

Do you wish to manage difficult emotions like anger, fear, and anxiety? Developed based on the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), which is the most established and recognised mindfulness program in the world, this course aims to help working adults and seniors practice mindfulness. Join this 4-week Mindfulness Foundation Course to learn various mindfulness practices that are beneficial to improving your well-being and reduce stress levels.

Studies have shown that mindfulness practice help working adults avoid burnout, improve task performance, and improve relationships at work. Other studies have shown that it benefits seniors in reducing loneliness, slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and improve longevity.

Date: 1, 15, 22 and 29 Oct 2023 (no class on 8 Oct) (Every Sunday)
Time: 10am to 12pm
Fee:  $162 per person for 4 sessions
Venue: Awareness Hub 普觉坊
231 Bain Street
#03-39 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231


Trainer: Mr Ong Pee Eng

Ong Pee Eng is a certified mindfulness trainer, who teaches mindfulness practices to reduce stress and improve well-being. He conducts mindfulness workshops, courses, classes, and meditation sessions.

He started practising mindfulness while studying at NUS more than 30 years ago. After graduating, he went to work in the IT industry. He was a software project manager for 20 years. More than a decade ago, he hit a midlife crisis due to a reorganisation within the company. He ramped up his mindfulness practice, which tided him over that stressful period. Married with two young adult daughters, mindfulness has made him less likely to flare up at his daughters at home. Now he trains people in mindfulness practice full-time.

Course Objectives:

This course helps working adults and retirees to:

  1. Concentrate on work more efficiently
  2. Cope with stressful experiences at work or home, and any pain and illnesses.
  3. Manage difficult emotions like anger, fear and anxiety
  4. Communicate more calmly
  5. Reduce worries about the future and be in the present moment


Course Topics Outline:

Week 1 (2hrs) – Introduction to Mindfulness

  • What is mindfulness
  • Attitude when practising mindfulness
  • Practice 1 – Body scan
  • Mindful eating
  • Practice 2 – Awareness of breath
  • Discussion and home practice


Week 2 (2hrs) – Responding to Stress Instead of Reacting

  • Reviewing home practices
  • Practice 1 – Mindful movement
  • Modern stressors
  • RAIN technique to handle stressful experiences
  • Practice 2 – Awareness of breath


Week 3 (2hrs) – The Skill of Happiness

  • Reviewing of home practices
  • Practice 1 – Mindful walking
  • What scientific research reveals about mindfulness
  • Gratitude practice
  • Practice 2 – Loving-kindness practice
  • How to cultivate mindfulness


Week 4 (2hrs)

  • Reviewing of home practices
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Practice 1 – Body scan
  • How does mindfulness work
  • Practice 2 – Awareness of breath
  • Moving beyond this course
  • Group go around

To Register: 

1) Online registration at https://bit.ly/3RCEkJG

2) Awareness Hub | 11.30am – 6.00pm                  

3) Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9.00am – 4.00pm

Registration Deadline: One week before commencement or when fully registered

Enquiry: awarenesshub@kmspks.org | Tel: 6336 5067