Take a break for mindfulness meditation

(Photo courtesy of kindermind.center)

Wishing to cultivate mental well-being during these difficult times? Let's take a break and join "Wednesday Pause", a session of mindfulness meditation conducted via Zoom every Wednesday at 11.30am, free of charge.

Presented by Kindermind Center, a social purpose organisation, in collaboration with Singapore's Kampung Admiralty, the 30-minute session is aimed at cultivating calmness, inner peace and resilience. It's suitable for everyone without prior meditation experience and also advanced practitioners.

Mindfulness is about present moment awareness without judgement and these sessions draw on the principles of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Approved by the National Health Service in England as an alternative treatment to antidepressants, MBCT is also useful for anyone dealing with stress.

The non-religious practice will be rendered by Noelle Lim, a mindfulness teacher who trained at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Psychiatry Department of Oxford University. She is also certified to teach 11-18-year-olds under the UK Mindfulness in Schools Project, the gold standard provider of mindfulness training and materials for classrooms.

Participants will reset, restore and refresh the mind and body, or simply get a taste of the mindfulness-based programmes organised by the centre which specialises in teaching MBCT to cope with stress, burnout, low moods, depression, anxiety and addiction.

It runs MBCT and general mindfulness programmes for groups and on a one-on-one basis as well as secular meditation sessions for interested persons across Asia-Pacific.

Visit kindermind.center/wednesday-pause.

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