MBCT for Calm (Mar-Apr)

Start 2021 on a fresh note. This 8-Week Calm (CALM) program aims to equip you with lifelong skills to cultivate inner peace and resilience, and is based on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

What are the aims and benefits?

Combining mindfulness and principles of cognitive therapy, we aim to observe how mind patterns drive us, and to stay anchored while developing the skills to:

(1) regulate our attention and emotions instead of reacting.

(2) respond skilfully to meet difficulties, stress, anxiety, and depression.

(3) self care and plan for an intentional life.

A form of mental training, MBCT is evidence-based and approved by NHS England as a primary care treatment, and is also taught in non-clinical settings such as workplaces and universities.

Who is this Program for? (Important to read)

This program is for individuals keen on transforming their mental wellbeing and minds, and have the capacity to attend classes (2 hours a week for 8 weeks) and do the prescribed home practices (30 – 60 minutes a day).

It is also for those who need to complete an 8-week MBCT program to embark on a mindfulness teaching course. Certificate of attendance shall be provided if you attend at least six sessions as well as the retreat.

Prior to registration, we would need to discuss the suitability of this program if you are currently seeing a therapist, or visited one in the past 6 months. Please do not hesitate to contact noellelimlj(at)gmail(dot)com to fix a time to chat.

Important note: This program is largely experiential and practising is essential to progress. We strongly encourage participants to commit to practices.

What is the format?

All sessions are delivered live online via Zoom.

Classes: 8 weeks, 2 hours each, practices and discussion, with notes.

Retreat Day: 6 hours of silence including 1 hour lunch break.

Home practices: up to 1 hour each day, eg mindfulness meditation with audio guidance.

When are the classes? 

Wednesdays, 8 – 10pm MYT / SGT

March 2021: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

April: 7, 14, 17 (Retreat Day, Sat, 9am – 3pm), 21

What do you need? (Important to read)

(1) Desktop / laptop that can access zoom.us, and has functional speakers, microphone (audio), and video. Smart phones are not recommended. 

(2) For people living in the same household, each person to use own device.

(3) Whatsapp for communication.

(4) Own space, preferably on your own, in a room when attending class.

(5) Yoga mat or exercise mat.

Will classes be recorded? (Important to read)

As part of the teacher’s training and continuous learning, all sessions are recorded, shared only with her supervisor and assessor.

Who is the teacher?

For more info about Noelle Lim, go here

How can you get a sneak preview of the Program?

You may get a flavor of the practices by joining our free community sessions on Zoom, Wednesday Pause, every Wednesday, 12:30 – 1pm MYT / SGT. Register here

What is the fees?

Community rate: RM300 / S$100

How to register?

Registration form here

To help us organize, please register by 12 Feb 2021.

Pay by 19 Feb.

Upon registration, we shall advise on bank-in details.

Please do not hesitate to contact Noelle at noellelimlj(at)gmail(dot)com if you need more info. We look forward to hearing from you!

“MBCT with Noelle gave me practical, research-based tools to access an oasis of calm, focus and clarity in my busy life. As a result, I find that I am less overwhelmed, and am able to take on daily challenges with a greater sense of certainty, lucid focus and less stress. Noelle’s candid, no frills approach makes the programme easy to follow, practical and encourages a solid foundation for daily practice. MBCT with Noelle is an essential course to find calm in today’s busy world and to perform at peak potential.” Past Participant

“This (MBCT) course to me is a life changing experience as mindfulness was something I always wanted to learn more with my husband. Thank you. 11 participants in 8 weeks. We did it together with great fun and joy.” Past Participant

I learnt to connect thoughts and feelings to become more authentic, and self-accepting and of others. It has been an incredible help for me to see less rigidity, and neutralize feelings of discomfort.” Past Participant

“The class has helped me become at ease with the wandering mind, and to connect my physical and mental wellbeing. This became clear to me during the Saturday retreat. I also like to do the body scan whenever I feel “disconnected” from myself. The practice provides me a place of comfort and solace.” Past Participant

A great deal of learning from this excellent, insightful, well-structured and well-facilitated program. Lots of great sharing by classmates. I realize that mindfulness is a journey, not a destination. Hope to join buddy groups with the same interest for mutual learning and motivation.” Past Participant