About this Event
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed in Oxford University to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of this work lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to them. MBCT was developed by Dr. Zindel Segal, Dr. Mark Williams and Dr. John Teasdale.
What are some of the benefits of this course?
- Reduces anxiety & depression relapse
- Enhances ability to cope effectively with stress
- Improves well-being and sleep quality
In this course, we will investigate the following themes:
Session 1:Waking up from autopilot
Session 2: Another way of being
Session 3: Gathering the scattered mind
Session 4: Recognising reactivity
Session 5: Allowing and letting be
Session 6: Responding skilfully : thoughts are not facts
Session 7: How can I best take care of myself
Session 8: Mindfulness for life
What will this course include?
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices (choice of sitting on a chair/cushion/yoga mat)
- Highly participatory, group dialogue and discussions aimed at understanding our own mind patterns and habits
- Daily mindfulness assignments
- Downloadable daily practice audio files
- Handouts will be given each session
Suitable for adults and teenagers 16 and above.
Dates : Sept 7 - Oct 26 (Tuesdays)
Course: 8 weekly sessions and 1-day retreat (Oct 17)
Teacher: Adj A/Prof Angie Chew
All sessions and retreat must be attended to receive a completion certificate
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.
Course fee may be offset by ^SkillsFuture Credit (SFC). First, course participants are to make payment for the course through Brahm Centre Eventbrite page, followed by claim with SFC. Brahm Centre will reimburse the amount that is successfully claim upon receipt of the funds from SFC. More details on SFC will be provided upon registration.
- 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 MBCT 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 your course ending.
Adj. A/Prof Chew is the Founder and CEO of Brahm Centre, a charity with over 50 staff, dedicated to promoting healthier and happier living. In recognition of her contributions in the mental health space, she was named The Straits Times Singaporean of Year 2019.
She is the first certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher in Singapore by Brown University-University of Massachusetts, a certified Dot-b and Paws b mindfulness teacher and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course teacher under Oxford University Mindfulness Centre's training.
She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of mindfulness at the National University of Singapore. She has taught mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats to more than 10,000 people across all ages.
Her 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) just to name a few.
Prior to her founding of the Brahm Centre in 2012, she served in senior positions at Singapore Airlines, Visa International, Accenture, Hewlett Packard and government agencies.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Brahm Centre @ Newton, 47 Scotts Road, Singapore, Singapore
SGD 110.00 to SGD 550.00