singapore mindfulness conference 2020

 Receive 33% off with promo code “SOTY” (Singaporean of The Year) – till 29 Feb

22 & 23 August 2020
University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore

speakers program poster about venue register

Receive 33% off with promo code “SOTY”
(Singaporean of The Year) – till 29 Feb

22 & 23 August 2020
University Cultural Centre
National University of Singapore

speakers program poster
about venue register

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dr Christopher Willard

 

Making Mindfulness Work for Everyone:
New Innovations in Research and Application

We all know the benefits of mindfulness, but do we know how wide it can reach, how deeply the practices can impact us personally and interpersonally, and how we can help our clients and ourselves maintain our practice. New research and techniques shine a light on mindfulness and compassion as emotional contagions, rewiring ourselves, our cells, and even the people around us for greater resilience and performance.


WORKSHOPS (2 hours each)

TEACHING MINDFULNESS TO TEENS AND CHILDREN
In a time when almost a third of our kids and teens are struggling with anxiety and other mental health issues, Dr Willard offers mindfulness-based solutions for professionals and parents to not just manage stress, but build resilience in a time of danger and of digital distraction. Sharing cutting-edge neuroscience with the simplicity of techniques now used by everyone from artists to athletes, from basic training to boardrooms, we will spend the workshop exploring fun ways to bring mindfulness, mental health and balance to young people, helping face life’s challenges with wisdom and clarity. 

CULTIVATING MINDFUL & COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE
IN OUR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
One of the challenges we face in sharing mindfulness is learning to embody practice ourselves. In this workshop, we will deepen our own practice and cultivation of compassion, self-compassion, mindfulness and presence. Specific practices can build wisdom to face challenging questions and dynamics, reduce our own burnout, and more readily access our creative flexibility as we work skillfully with young people.

Dr Christopher Willard

 

Making Mindfulness Work for Everyone: New Innovations in Research and Application

We all know the benefits of mindfulness, but do we know how wide it can reach, how deeply the practices can impact us personally and interpersonally, and how we can help our clients and ourselves maintain our practice. New research and techniques shine a light on mindfulness and compassion as emotional contagions, rewiring ourselves, our cells, and even the people around us for greater resilience and performance.


WORKSHOPS (2 hours each)

TEACHING MINDFULNESS TO TEENS AND CHILDREN
In a time when almost a third of our kids and teens are struggling with anxiety and other mental health issues, Dr Willard offers mindfulness-based solutions for professionals and parents to not just manage stress, but build resilience in a time of danger and of digital distraction. Sharing cutting-edge neuroscience with the simplicity of techniques now used by everyone from artists to athletes, from basic training to boardrooms, we will spend the workshop exploring fun ways to bring mindfulness, mental health and balance to young people, helping face life’s challenges with wisdom and clarity. 

CULTIVATING MINDFUL & COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE IN OUR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
One of the challenges we face in sharing mindfulness is learning to embody practice ourselves. In this workshop, we will deepen our own practice and cultivation of compassion, self-compassion, mindfulness and presence. Specific practices can build wisdom to face challenging questions and dynamics, reduce our own burnout, and more readily access our creative flexibility as we work skillfully with young people.

Dr John Francis

 

A Silent Journey for an Inner Awakening

I was angry with the massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay Area. I expressed my anger with the intent to influence and convince. This resulted in most of my relationships being tumultuous and my inner world chaotic.

When I decided to be silent, both my inner world and outer world were transformed.

You might wonder why I chose to remain silent for 17 years and what challenges I faced as I walked across the US and pursued my Master’s degree and PhD. I look forward to sharing my journey with you at SMC 2020.


WORKSHOPS (2 hours each)

FINDING YOUR INNER JOURNEY
Through guided meditation, reflection and sharing stories, you will learn to identify your geographical and inner journeys.

OUR JOURNEY IN NATURE
Taking our inner journey on a quiet walk through a nature reserve.

Dr John Francis

 

A Silent Journey
for an Inner Awakening

I was angry with the massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay Area. I expressed my anger with the intent to influence and convince. This resulted in most of my relationships being tumultuous and my inner world chaotic.

When I decided to be silent, both my inner world and outer world were transformed.

You might wonder why I chose to remain silent for 17 years and what challenges I faced as I walked across the US and pursued my Master’s degree and PhD. I look forward to sharing my journey with you at SMC 2020.


WORKSHOPS (2 hours each)

FINDING YOUR INNER JOURNEY
Through guided meditation, reflection and sharing stories, you will learn to identify your geographical and inner journeys.

OUR JOURNEY IN NATURE
Taking our inner journey on a quiet walk through a nature reserve.

SPEAKERS
(in alphabetical order)

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Dr Christopher Cheng
CEO
Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Christopher Cheok
Senior Consultant, Forensic Psychiatry, 
Institute of Mental Health

A/Prof Angie Chew
CEO & Mindfulness Principal
Brahm Centre

Dr Nicholas Chew
Group Chief Education Officer
National Healthcare Group

Dr Faith Chia
Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Prof Chua Hong Choon
CEO, Institute of Mental Health
Deputy Group CEO (Clinical), National Healthcare Group

Ms Jennifer Davis
Director, Student Personal and Professional Development,
Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Daniel Fung
President, International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr Sally Ho
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, SingHealth Duke-NUS

Dr Koh Li Wearn
Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Victor Kwok
Head of Psychiatry
Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Naras Lapsys
Nutrition & Longevity Consultant
The Wellness Clinic

Mr Eric Lim
Mindfulness Psychologist
Brahm Centre

Dr Julian Lim
Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Ng Wai Chong
Chief, Clinical Affairs
Tsao Foundation

Dr Ong Eng Koon
Consultant
National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Raveen Shahdadpuri
Program Director, SingHealth Paediatrics Residency

Mr Frank Singam
Senior Counsellor
Brahm Centre

Mr Chester Tan
3rd-year medical student, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Dr Tanya Tierney
Assistant Dean, Student Well-being, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Dr Irene Tirtajana
Psychiatrist
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

A/Prof Mabel Yap
Director, Professional Training 
& Assessment Standards

Ministry of Health

Co-organisers

Partners (in alphabetical order)

Sponsors

Sponsors