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Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

“Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is, and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

To be mindful is to be fully aware of our experience (thoughts, emotions, body sensations and intentions), to allow what is already here to be here, without judgement and with a sense of compassion.

 

 

What is MBCT for Life?

The Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a scientifically tested approach where participants and the trainer walk together in a journey to learn and explore new ways to enhance their psychological wellbeing. This course combines mindfulness-based interventions with cognitive behavioural therapy approaches to help individuals cultivate a compassionate awareness, create a space to see things from new perspectives, and respond skilfully and creatively to life stresses and challenges.

The MBCT was initially developed to support people with depression and was found in randomized control trials to be as effective as antidepressant medication in preventing relapse. It is now developed into an 8-session programme for the general public, and has proven to help relief stress and anxiety and enhance emotional wellbeing in various contexts. For more details, please refer to Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s website https://www.oxfordmindfulness.org/

Time: 8 weekly sessions (2 hours each)


Dates: To be confirmed

Participants: 16 people maximum

Language of instruction: Cantonese or English

Format: Onsite or online group format


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Mindful Parenting Group (6 weekly sessions)

Upcoming activities:

Mindfulness Day Camp for parents and children


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三步曲呼吸空間

當激動時,人習慣以固有的方式應對,如有些人會大發雷霆、有些人則自暴自棄,而這些反應甚至會惹惱他人,破壞關係,當冷靜過後便後悔當初。我們可怎樣離開這個困局?
第一步是覺察自己的情緒被牽動。三部曲呼吸空間這個練習讓我們更容易留意到自己當下的狀態。單單擁有這份覺察已能離開情緒的漩渦,使人平靜下來。
以下是三部曲呼吸空間的簡介:
第一步:回到當下
觀察自己當下的想法、感覺和身體感覺。嘗試懷著好奇開放的心來觀察,接納自己有這些想法和感覺。
第二步:回到呼吸👃🏻
把注意力轉移到呼吸,留意一呼一吸的節奏,不用改變呼吸。
第三步:擴展開去
將注意力由呼吸擴展到整個身體,每次呼吸也留意身體的感覺。
鼓勵大家每天花數分鐘練習一下,學習聆聽自己🦻🏻。祝福大家天天從容不迫。