Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program, developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School in 1979, consists of eight lessons and a one all-day retreat. There are 31 hours of learning and practice hours in total.
MBSR is a well-defined and systematic mindfulness approach to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives.
What are some expected outcomes of the course?
- Approach your life with more composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm
- Develop the ability to cope more effectively with both short-term and long-term stressful situations
- Enhance your ability to manage and reduce pain levels in many instances
- Improve your focus, resilience and capacity to recover more quickly from challenging events
Date: Every Wednesday, Jan 5 – Mar 2, (1 Day Retreat – Feb 27)
Schedule: 8 weekly Sessions and 1-day retreat. The Retreat will be conducted at Brahm Centre Tampines.
Nearest MRT: Newton MRT – one min walk
Carpark: Per Entry flat fee
All sessions and retreat must be attended to receive a completion certificate
Teacher: Mr Eric Lim, Mindfulness Psychologist.
Course fee: $550 | $110 for seniors eligible for National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy*
*NSA subsidy is for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 and above.
- In addition to NSA subsidy, course fee may be offset by SkillsFuture Credit (SFC).
- First, course participants are to make payment for the course through Brahm Centre Eventbrite page.
- They should claim with SFC before the course start date through the SkillsFuture portal. Click for steps to submit SFC claim.
- Brahm Centre will reimburse the amount that is successfully claimed upon receipt of the funds from SFC.
- Please note that payments for courses are non-refundable.
- Do ensure that you are able to attend the first session of the course before registering for the course as you will not be allowed to continue with the course should you miss the first session.
- Request for transfers or make up-classes for selected mindfulness courses are subjected to availability and fees of $30 for transfers and $10 for make-up are applicable.
All participants in the MBSR course are invited to take part in a collaborative research study between Brahm Centre and Duke-NUS Medical School. We will send you an e-mail within a week with more details of this study, which is questionnaire-based. It will take about 1 hour in your own time and you will be compensated $15 within 3 months of completing your course.
Mr Eric Lim is the Mindfulness Psychologist at Brahm Centre, a charity with over 50 staff, dedicated to promoting healthier and happier living. He also spearheads Brahm Centre’s curriculum development and research on Mindfulness.
Eric has delivered over 200 mindfulness courses, talks and workshops to over 6000 individuals who span across ages (young children, teenagers, young adults, working adults, elderly) and professions from education, government, financial and social service sectors. He is the second in Singapore to be a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, conferred by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health, in collaboration with UMASS Memorial Health Care’s Center for Mindfulness. He is also a certified .b and Paws b teacher from the Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK), and a MOE-registered instructor. In 2017, Mr Lim was awarded the Young Model Caregiver (Merit) Award by AWWA as well as a Social and Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship by the Ministry of Health.
Brahm Centre’s corporate clients extend across various industry sectors – from healthcare (Ministry of Health, National Health Group, SingHealth, Institute of Mental Health, Agency for Integrated Health, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Community Psychology Hub), education institutions (Ministry of Education, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, Nanyang Girls Secondary, St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School ) to finance (DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, Bank of Singapore and Goldman Sachs)to name a few.