The practice of Mindfulness has been heavily researched in the past few decades around the world. Research has shown that people who practice mindfulness develop greater self-compassion and empathy, which eventually lead to greater well-being.
Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we're struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress and responding with kindness and understanding. Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.
Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. Developing self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.
The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners.
Mindful Insights was founded on social-mission-driven causes. December is a period of receiving and giving, yet there are many underprivileged communities who have much lesser than us. We have #GivingTuesday in the US, #GivingWeek in S'pore. This is a FREE Workshop (donations accepted) with ALL donations going to charitable causes. Let's do good together in the #CityofGood!
All donations go to the following non-profit organizations in gratitude to their work for charitable causes:
- Over-the Rainbow (One-stop hub for youth mental wellness- transforming youth mental wellness for the 21st century)
- EGBOK Mission (Enables underserved young adults in Cambodia to be self-supporting by providing education, training, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry)
What's covered in the workshop:
- Brief Intro to Mindfulness
- Brief Intro to the two beneficiaries
- What has Mindfulness got to do with gratitude, empathy and compassion, and on our well-being
- Experience 2-3 mindfulness practices to enhance your overall well-being
- Sending well wishes to end 2016 and welcome 2017
About the facilitator:
Carmen Teo spent the first 15 years of her corporate career in marketing, consulting and strategic planning. At some point in her corporate life, she suffered from burnout, resulting in a long period of ill health. Today she is a mind-body practitioner and trainer helping people improve their well-being and doing her part to make the world a better place to live in. She is trained with reputable institutions in the U.S. and U.K. to deliver Mindfulness training in various settings and populations, including the classic Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Workplace Mindfulness and Mindfulness for Teens. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. She started her mindfulness journey nine years ago and has a regular mindfulness practice. She has a Bachelor Degree from NUS and a Master Degree from Cornell University. She will be starting her Doctoral program in 2017 to investigate the adoption of mindfulness in education systems to fulfil her long term vision of making mindfulness accessible to wider audience.
More about our facilitator can be found here: http://www.bemindful.sg/our-people
Benefits of Mindfulness: http://www.bemindful.sg/mindfulness-and-its-benefits