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SMU MINDFULNESS TALK: MINDFULNESS AS A Foundation for health

In this session, Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of Breathworks and leading international expert on mindfulness for health and well-being, will introduce key ways mindfulness can help build a foundation for health, well-being and resilience. She will cover:

  • Key scientific findings to show the health benefits gained through mindfulness
  • Some short mindfulness exercises designed to stimulate the calming and soothing parasympathetic arm of the autonomic nervous system and build resilience and ease
  • Elements of her personal journey using mindfulness to live well with paraplegia and on-going pain.

 

 

SPEAKER / PANELISTS

 

Vidyamala Burch

Originally from New Zealand, Vidyamala sustained life-changing spinal injuries in her teens. Over 30 years ago she started exploring mindfulness and meditation to help her manage her pain and disability and she has been a dedicated practitioner since that time. In 2001 she co-founded Breathworks, an internationally successful organisation dedicated to offering mindfulness and compassion to people suffering from pain, illness and stress.

 

Sona Fricker

Sona has practised and taught mindfulness, meditation and related disciplines around the world for over thirty years in a number of roles.  In 2001 he co-founded Breathworks, an internationally successful organisation dedicated to offering mindfulness and compassion to people suffering from pain, illness and stress.

Christopher Cheng

Professor Christopher Cheng graduated from Singapore University in 1982 and obtained his FRCS(Surg) in 1986, and FAMS (Urology) in 1993. He was the first urologist from Singapore to be fellowship certified in Uro-oncology at the Mayo Clinic in 1992. He is currently Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Chief Executive Officer of Sengkang Health.

Jochen Reb

Jochen is the Director of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU and an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. His research focuses on judgement and decision making in organisations, and the role of mindfulness in organisational contexts such as leadership.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Day

29 March 2018, Thursday

Time

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Venue

Singapore Management University
School of Law,
Classroom B1.09
55 Armenian Street
Singapore 179948

Click HERE for map (Building #8)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Registration

*Free Admission* Register NOW to ensure your seat!

Enquiries

Please contact us at mindfulness@smu.edu.sg


SMU MINDFULNESS TALK: MINDFULNESS-BASED STRATEGIC AWARENESS & ITS TRAINING 

Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness Training is a training program especially designed for leaders and individuals in the workplace and addresses specifically a non-clinical population. Its main purpose is to help individuals develop an important personal quality called Strategic Awareness (SA), which represents an awareness that is free from cognitive biases and distortions that so often cloud our judgment, feelings, and behaviours, thus a lucid perception to reach wise and satisfying decisions in both professional and private life.

 

At the very source of personal unhappiness and of organizational difficulties are almost always decision-making errors. Therefore having skilful decision-making abilities is a key asset for subjective wellbeing. Equally, having skilful decision-makers managing organizations is crucial for the wellbeing of all stakeholders - employees, customers and colleagues amongst others.

 

In this sharing session, Dr Juan Humberto Young, author of “Mindfulness–Based Strategic Awareness Training - MBSAT” (2017, Wiley: Oxford), would share on the teacher-training program of Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness.


 

SPEAKER

    

Dr Juan Humberto Young

Author of “Mindfulness–Based Strategic Awareness Training - MBSAT” (2017, Wiley: Oxford). He has an exceptional business experience in leading management positions and as entrepreneur in addition to an academic background unique in its combination, from Finance and Risk Management to Positive Psychology and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at distinguished universities (Master degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Chicago, NYU, and UPenn, and Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University). He has taught Strategy, Finance and Positive Psychology at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is currently Academic Director of the Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy at IE University, Madrid, Spain, a curriculum he designed integrating human development with positive approaches to management. He is also Academic Director of the newly launched teacher-training program of Mindfulness-Based Strategic Awareness with the acronym MBSAT-TT.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Day

12 March 2018, Monday

Time

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Venue

Singapore Management University
Lee Kong Chian School of Business,
Seminar Room 2.5
50 Stamford Road
Singapore 178899

Click HERE for map (Building #2)

Registration


*Free Admission* Register NOW to ensure your seat!

Enquiries

Please contact us at mindfulness@smu.edu.sg

 


SMU MINDFULNESS CONFERENCE 2017

Mindfulness, an open present-centered awareness, is becoming increasingly popular. Along with this growing popularity comes a concern that mindfulness – and the meditative and contemplative practices that support its development – is increasingly approached from an instrumental perspective, as a tool that can be used for ego-driven purposes. The overarching theme of the SMU Mindfulness Conversation 2017 is to remind us of the deeper potential for mindfulness and contemplative practices to foster greater humaneness and selflessness.

Join us as our speakers and panelists share evidence and insights, and to engage in practice together. Also, you are invited to attend the information session at the end of the conversation to learn more about mindfulness-based programs Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU offers.

We invite anyone with a curiosity to learn more about mindfulness, its practice, and its applications to various domains of life. No prior knowledge or practice is required.

Keynote Address:

“Meditation for a more Humane World”
Transforming Education, Healthcare and Business

Laurence Freeman OSB

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    

Laurence Freeman, OSB

Of English and Irish ancestry, Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).  He also leads Meditatio, which is WCCM’s outreach to bring the value of meditation to business, education and healthcare as well as to the marginalised and under-privileged.

In the business and financial worlds Laurence Freeman pioneered a course on Meditation and Leadership for second year MBA students at Georgetown University. USA.  In March 2016, Fr Freeman initiated a similar course on for MBA students at Singapore Management University. He has also developed direct introduction of meditation into business and financial institutions. He is the author of many books, travels and teaches widely. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Canadian Government in recognition of his work for global peace and inter-religious dialogue.

 

 

SPEAKERS

Jeffrey Chan, PhD

Jeffrey Chan is currently Deputy CEO, MINDS. He has worked in the human services sector for more than 25 years in a diverse range of roles within government and non-government sectors – in senior executive management, clinical practice leadership, service design and legislation implementation, policy and state-level strategy.

Mr Ng Kok Song

Kok Song is Chairman and Founding Partner of Singapore-based Avanda Investment Management. He was Chief Investment Officer of GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) until 2013.  For over 42 years, he was involved in the investment of Singapore’s foreign reserves.

Jochen Reb, PhD

Jochen is the Director of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU and an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. His research focuses on judgement and decision making in organisations, and the role of mindfulness in organisational contexts such as leadership.

Connie Wong

Connie is a university counsellor in Singapore Management University. She started her personal mindfulness journey 9 years ago and has since started integrating the practice into her counselling work with clients and conducting workshops and mindfulness sessions for students. 

William Tov, PhD

Will is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University.  His research interests include personality, memory, and well-being. He is currently researching the links between mindfulness and well-being in everyday life, especially how mindful people regulate their emotional experiences in a daily context.

Sriven Naidu

Sriven is currently the Director, Programme Development and Partnerships at SMU's School of Social Sciences. Previously, he helped shape the rapid growth phase of SMU as Director of SMU’s Office of Strategic Planning. Sriven’s career has taken spanned the private, public and academic sectors. Before joining SMU, he was with Singapore Polytechnic and served as Deputy Director for Policy and Quality Assurance at the Higher Education division at MOE.  Throughout the past 20 years, Sriven has taught commercial law and corporate governance to mid-career professionals and students.

 
EVENT DETAILS

Date & Day

13 January 2017, Friday

Time

2.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue

Singapore Management University
School of Accountancy,
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level 2
60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900

Click HERE for map (Building #3)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Registration

*Free Admission* Register NOW to ensure your seat!

Enquiries

Please contact us at mindfulness@smu.edu.sg

 

PROGRAMME

2pm

Registration

2.10 – 2.20pm

Welcome

Connie Wong, University Counsellor, SMU

2.20 – 2.40pm

Making Mindfulness Real in Organizational Practice: Reflecting on a Personal Journey

Jeffrey Chan, Deputy CEO, MINDS

2.40 – 3.00pm

Mindful Leadership: Efficiency Tool or the Power to Transform?

Jochen Reb, Associate Professor, SMU

3 – 3.15pm

Break

3.15 – 4.30pm

Keynote Address
“Meditation for a more Humane World”
Transforming Education, Healthcare and Business

Laurence Freeman OSB
Director, The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM)

4.30 – 5pm

Panel Discussion

Laurence Freeman, Ng Kok Song, Jeffrey Chan, Connie Wong, Jochen Reb

5 – 5.15pm

Concluding Comments

William Tov, Associate Professor, SMU

5.15pm

Refreshments &

Information Session on Mindfulness-Based Programs at SMU (only for those interested)

 


 

 

Last updated on 20 Mar 2018 .