Noelle Lim attended the teacher training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), Psychiatry Department of Oxford University. She is supervised by Winnie Lee, a teaching partner of OMC, and is guided by the UK Mindfulness-based Teaching Assessment Criteria (MBI-TAC) standards.

In addition, Noelle completed the .b Teacher program and is certified to teach 11-18 year olds under the UK Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)—the gold standard provider of mindfulness training and materials for classrooms.

She is exposed to the full breadth of mindfulness training in healthcare, and is very much interested in what makes people resilient. She attended the 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and is trained in the following for teachers / therapists:

(1) Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, by pioneering teacher David Treleaven

(2) MBCT For OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Oxford

(3) MBCT For Life, Oxford

(4) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Beck Institute

(5) CBT for Anxiety, Beck

Outside teaching mindfulness, Noelle is a presenter at BFM 89.9 the business radio station in Kuala Lumpur where she has interviewed many prominent leaders. She has written for Forbes Asia and The Edge, and worked in financial services in Malaysia and Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Eisenhower Fellowships. By way of first qualification, she is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and a graduate of the University of Hull with a BSc Accounting (first).

She holds the HRDF-trainer certificate, and Institut Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (private higher education) teaching permit in Malaysia.

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“If the water is still, you can see the moon reflected. If the water is agitated, the moon is fragmented and scattered. It is harder to see the true moon. Our minds are like that. When our minds are agitated, we cannot see the true world.” Jon J Muth, Zen Shorts