MBCT (Mar-Apr ’22)

The Mar-Apr 2022 class is open for registration. Please complete the form here

For early bird fee, register and pay before 11 Feb 2022.

Details below.

For more clarification, please contact Noelle at noellelimlj@gmail.com


Jennifer is keen to develop herself and wishes to pick up new skills like learning how to meditate.

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

Ariff plays tennis competitively and is seeking ways to calm himself.

Rachel has completed therapy for depression, and is seeking ways to do self-care.

Sandra has been suffering from chronic pain, and relies on painkillers. She has been told that meditators could relate better to pain.


Introduction

If you find yourself in a somewhat similar situation as above and are curious to know more, you are in the right place!

Formally called Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy For Life (MBCT-L), this Program aims to equip you with lifelong skills to respond skillfully toward difficulties and to flourish while cultivating equanimity and compassion.

The Program is developed according to the latest thinking in mindfulness research at Oxford University and other leading centers.

Mental health professionals and individuals responding to depression may be interested to know that we would also provide notes on MBCT For Depression, the original MBCT 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.

What are the learning intentions and benefits?

In MBCT, we are not emptying the mind, or attempting to eliminate or control unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Instead we relate in new ways to reduce the grip of unpleasantness. To do so, we shall learn

(1) to explore new ways of being and knowing through direct experience with care and kindness.

(2) to steady the mind, and bring our attention back to where we want it to be instead of mindlessly spiralling downward.

(3) to recognize thought processes like rumination and automatic reactivity like grasping and avoiding that seem to provide temporary relief but leave us vulnerable to symptoms like stress, burnout, anxiety and depression.

(4) to cultivate the capacity to let go of reactivity and re-channel emotional energy by nurturing ourselves and transforming energy-depleting activities in our life.

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).

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(at)gmail(dot)com for a confidential chat.

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.

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

Each practice or exercise is followed by a kind inquiry of what you experienced or discovered. This review does not include discussions of participants’ mental health history.

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: Tuesdays, 8 – 10pm GMT+8 (MYT/SGT): 8/3, 15/3, 22/3, 29/3, 5/4, 12/4, 19/4, 26/4

Day of Practice / Silence (retreat): Saturday, 9am – 3pm: 16/4

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 facilitator’s training and continuous learning, all sessions are recorded, shared only with her supervisor and assessor. Faces and names of participants are not recorded.

Who is the facilitator?

For more info about Noelle Lim, go here

How can you get a preview of the Program?

You may join our Wednesday Pause program via Zoom on Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1pm GMT+8 (SGT) to get a taster of mindfulness practices. Register according to your time zone here

Do you get a certificate for attending this Program?

Certificate of attendance shall be provided by Kindermind Center if you attend at least six out of the eight classes (of the six, we encourage you to attend Session 5 or 6). If you miss classes, you may join the next cohort, subject to availability.

This certificate is needed if you wish to attend certain mindfulness courses including training to become an MBCT teacher that require prior completion of an 8-Week MBCT program.

Where can I read testimonials for this Program?

Please go here

What is the fee for the 8-Week Program?

Fee before 11 Feb: S$180 / RM400 / US$140

Thereafter, fee is: S$300 / RM800 / US$230

Those living outside Singapore / Malaysia may pay into a Singapore bank account in Singapore dollars.

How to register?

Please register before 11 Feb to benefit from the early bird fee here

After registration, we shall have a chat and then I’ll advise on bank-in details.

Please do not hesitate to contact Noelle at noellelimlj(at)gmail(dot)com if you need more info or to discuss the suitability of this Program. Looking forward to hearing from you!