Graduation Ceremony for the 5th Dot B Mindfulness Course For Youth and Parents

A total of 14 parents and 14 youths participated actively over a period of 9 weeks from 9th Jul to 10th Sept 2016 to train their mind to focus on the present, develop effective strategies to manage the stressful situations and strengthen the neutral connections between the prefrontal cortex and amygdala. Participants were given the opportunity to practise the mindfulness techniques taught in the first ever half-day retreat held for graduates of the .b Mindfulness Course on the 10th Sept 2016. Many participants reflected that they have benefited from this meaningful journey of self-discovery and growth. “My child is now a nicer and more polite boy. He is more conscious of working towards becoming a better person. For myself, I noticed that I am more patient and less hurried to get mundane things done. I am more aware of the beauty around me and I am much more appreciative of my children and husband. Mindfulness is necessary for us to fully live, enjoy and appreciate life.” – (Parent)   “My son has learnt to pause before he responds. As for myself, I noticed that I pause more often before reacting to a conflict.” – (Parent)   “You may not be able to control every outcome, but you can control your attitude and deal with it. The .b mindfulness course helps you to acquire the skill of managing emotions. My children have acquired an emotional tool, ‘.b’ that helps them to manage their emotions like stress, anger and sadness better. ” – (Parent)   “My child is now more conversant at home and he has made improvements in anger management and self-control. I...

Graduation Ceremony of the 4th Dot B Mindfulness Course For Youth and Parents

In the 4th run of the .b Mindfulness Course, a total of 13 parents and 15 youths came together to learn mindfulness. Over a period of 9 weeks from 27th Mar to 29th May 2016, participants learnt how to train their attention and gained more awareness of their body sensations, thoughts, emotions and actions. More importantly, they were able to bring mindfulness into aspects of their daily lives, with a dose of calmness and happiness. I have learnt to think before I respond, to let go and not ruminate, and I noticed that I am sleeping better after attending this course. I have also observed that my children have become more mindful, less short-tempered and less emotional. Thank you! I noticed that I am able to take a step back before getting angry at my children. My children are now more aware of their own and our feelings. They are also more focused on their schoolwork. I am now more calm and accepting. I have become more patient and understanding. I learnt to respond rather than to react and I noticed that my children are more receptive to our suggestions after the course. I am more calm and less ruminating and my children are also more calm and mindful. Dot B Mindfulness Course For Youth and Parents...

.b Mindfulness Run 3

Run 3: 10th Jan to 13th Mar 2016 The third run of the .b mindfulness course was conducted from 10th Jan to 13th Mar 2016 and a total of 23 youths aged between 11 to 18 met up weekly to learn techniques of mindfulness. “I gained the ability to take a step back and react positively through mindful actions including speech. This has greatly improved the interactions with others. I am also feeling much calmer & peaceful within myself.” - Parent participant   “I learnt to use more .b (s) to take deeper breaths when I am feeling challenged physically or mentally.” - Parent participant   “I have become a happier person” – Student participant   “The course was very engaging and very lively” – Student participant   “I noticed that my mum became more patient and calmer eg. she does not get upset easily and is more mindful in her speech” – Student...

.b Mindfulness Run 2

Run 2: 4th July to 19th Sept 2015 The second run of the course was conducted from 4th Jul to 19th Sept 2015 and a total of 18 youths aged between 10 to 18 met up weekly to learn techniques of mindfulness. “It has calmed my mind where I learnt to think before reacting. My temper has also toned down a lot. I gained a better understanding of my teenage son,” - Parent participant “It helps me to be more calm before and during exams,” – Student participant Students and parents participating in a fun-filled quiz in the final joint session of the...

.b Mindfulness Run 1

Run 1: 4th Jan to 15th Mar 2015 The first run of the course was conducted from 4th Jan to 15 Mar 2015 and a total of 18 youths aged between 10 to 15 met up weekly to learn techniques of mindfulness. We held a graduation ceremony for both the students and the parents on 31st May 2015. We invited a special guest, Dr Gregor Lange (Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Department of Psychology, NUS), to share on the importance on planting the seed of mindfulness among the youths today. Presentation of certificates to student participants! A proud moment...