8-Week Mindfulness (Jul-Aug)

Upcoming class is in Jul-Aug 2021. Details below. Register and pay early to secure your seat. Thanks!


Michael is working much longer hours as a senior manager, and gets easily agitated by mistakes. He wonders if he could better manage his anger and stress for his team’s sake.

Ariff plays tennis competitively and is seeking ways to overcome his nervousness when in the court. He read about the benefits of mindfulness, and wonders how it could be helpful.

Rachel has been on medication for depression. She is seeking complementary, self-care and inexpensive ways to reduce relapses and general anxiety.

Sandra has been suffering from chronic pain in her body, and relies on painkillers. She has been told that meditators handle pain better.

Introduction

If you find yourself in a somewhat similar situation as above, you are in the right place!

This 8-Week Mindfulness program aims to equip you with lifelong skills to improve focus, and therefore the capacity to feel more calm, compassionate and resilient. In short, to cultivate wellbeing and wisdom.

The program is based on MBCT or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, an evidence-based program recommended by NICE UK (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), and approved by NHS England as an alternative primary care treatment. It is also popularly taught to the general public.

What are the aims and benefits?

In MBCT, we do not attempt to change or eliminate the content of our experience. Instead we develop our capacity to relate in new ways to our experiences by

(1) recognizing and disengaging from thought processes like rumination that make us vulnerable to symptoms like stress, anger and depression.

(2) responding skilfully to unpleasant feelings like worry and pain instead of reacting in habitual, maladaptive ways.

(3) detecting early warning signs of shifting moods to reduce depression relapses, and to practice self-care.

On this journey, we are less derailed, and identify less with our triggers to remain guided by our values, intentions and what is important to us.

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).

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 or planning to see a therapist, or have sought therapy in the past 6 months. Please do not hesitate to contact noellelimlj @ gmail . com for a chat.

Important note: This Program is experiential. Practicing is essential, and we strongly encourage participants to commit to a daily practice.

What is the format of the Program?

All sessions are delivered live online via Zoom.

Classes: 8 weeks, 2 hours each, practices and discussion. Notes are provided.

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

Total class duration is at 26 hours over 8 weeks.

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

Note: In order to benefit from this Program, participants are encouraged to attend every session and practice daily.

What are the dates of the Program? 

Class: Wednesdays, 8 – 10pm MYT/SGT: 7/7, 14/7, 21/7, 28/7, 4/8, 11/8, 18/8, 25/8

Day of Mindfulness (Silence): Saturday, 9am – 3pm MYT/SGT: 14/8

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. Faces of the participants are not captured.

Who is the teacher?

For more info about Noelle Lim, go here

How can you get a sneak preview of the Program?

You may join our Wednesday Pause program via Zoom on Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1pm SGT to get a taster of mindfulness practices. Register according to your time zone here

For an explanation about mindfulness via Zoom, join us on 26 May, 7:30 – 8:30pm SGT for the Art & Science of Mindfulness. Register here

What is the fee for the 8-Week Program?

Full fee: RM800 / S$280 (from 10 Jun onwards)

Community fee: RM400 / S$140 (register and pay before 9 Jun)

How to register?

Please register here

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

Please do not hesitate to contact Noelle at noellelimlj @ gmail . com if you need more info. Looking 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.” Participant

“Despite my 40+ years of working experience in the last 20 years at a senior level I wish I had gone through this program early in my career.” Participant

It’s been an amazing journey for 8 weeks. I learned a lot to communicate with my body and mind, and to make peace.” Participant