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 participant
A group of 16 young children aged 6 to 11 successfully completed the first run of the Paws b Mindfulness Course from 14th Nov to 19th Dec 2015 (6 sessions). The course saw the young participants practising mindfulness exercises where they learnt how to pause and be in the present moment.
Presentation of certificates by Ms Angie Chew (certified Paws b instructor) to the young graduands
The Paws b mindfulness course also saw the participation of the parents over the 6 sessions where they were taught in a separate classroom the techniques of mindfulness to practise alongside with their children.
On the 4th Dec 2015, a group of 22 young children aged 6-9 came together for the youth camp held at our M1 Youth Studio. They learnt techniques to focus and concentrate while discovering more about the different brain parts, in the introduction to mindfulness session conducted by Mr Eric Lim. They also picked up useful tips from our instructor, Ms Angie Chew, on how to defend themselves against bullying. Through a series of games and activities, our young participants learnt to build their self-confidence while having a great ton of fun!
On the 1st Dec 2015, we organised a youth camp for a group of 17 teenagers aged 14-18. The youth participants learnt how to defend themselves against bullying, enhance their self-confidence, practise mindfulness and discover what they need to know about sex to safeguard themselves.
On the 24 Nov 2015, we organised a youth camp for a group of 24 teenagers aged 10-12 and 13-16 during the holidays. The participants learnt how to defend themselves against bullying, enhance their self-confidence, practise mindfulness and discover what they need to know about sex to safeguard themselves.
Participants having fun in the building self-confidence workshop, acquiring skills and techniques to be more self-aware, other-aware, more self-confident.
On the 27th Oct 2015, a group of 19 children and youth from Brahm Centre was treated to a spectacular feast at the TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil presented by M1, our sponsor for the M1 Youth Studio. Held at Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands, the signature blue-and-yellow big top housed the energy-pumping cast who delivered the heart-stopping performance. The children and youth were mesmerised by the antics of the acrobats and clapped to the rhythm of the show, savouring every moment of it.
“This is an amazing opportunity for kids who otherwise would not have a chance to see this fabulous show. Thank you M1 for opening the eyes of these kids to the wonders and possibilities of imagination and creativity! Exposure is so important to children - to push their creative boundaries and giving them the seeds of new dreams as they will be the ones to take us all to the new frontiers!” said Mr Eric Lim, a mindfulness psychologist with Brahm Centre.
“Amazement awaits us at every corner in the performance!’ as shared by one of the youth who attended the show.
Click here to learn more in the news release by M1.
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 course.
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 here!
Mindfulness For YOUth Camp - 8th to 10th Dec 2014
A total of 14 youths gathered together for 3 day non-residential camp to enrich their social-emotional competencies, creating greater awareness of their senses, emotions and thoughts through fun activities.
Participants having fun in the creative and public speaking workshop, acquiring skills and techniques to be more self-aware, other-aware, more self-confident.