singapore mindfulness conference 2020

REGISTRATION OPENING END-JAN

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

speakers program about venue

REGISTRATION OPENING END-JAN

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

speakers program
about venue

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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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

FINDING YOUR INNER JOURNEY
Through guided meditation, reflection and sharing stories, we attempt to learn to identify our geographical and inner journeys.

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

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.


WORKSHOP

GROWING UP MINDFUL IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY
– RESILIENCE SKILLS FOR EVERYONE
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, everywhere 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. 

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

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, Pediatrics Residency, SingHealth

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)

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