Training & Events

2 February 2023

Building Strategic Awareness and Decision-Making Competence for an Epoch of Disruptive Change

Today's fundamental questions of wealth and poverty and the ongoing tectonic changes in the world require a radically new, integrative mindset and heightened strategic awareness. We cannot tackle the challenges we face individually and as humankind unless we drastically improve our decision-making and leadership capabilities. Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness Training - MBSAT is designed to strengthen and systematically cultivate these abilities. It is based on the latest findings in neuroscience and moulded into a format that allows active people to include the training practices in their daily lives. The lecture will provide an introduction to the MBSAT training methodology and its neuroscientific foundations and let participants experience a fresh approach to practice mindfulness for improving decision-making.

Closing date for registration: 1 February 2023

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4 Jan 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU

A mindfulness-based approach to stress reduction emphasizes the helpful role that awareness and openness can play in facing stressors, and ultimately, leading a richer life. Rather than trying to make stressors disappear from life, or controlling them entirely, we will try to learn how to become more aware of the stressors in our lives and how they impact us. Rather than rejecting or suppressing challenges in our life, we will try to investigate them openly. With kindness and self-compassion we will attempt to accept reality as it is in the here-and-now. In this well-researched MBSR course, on the basis of such openness and acceptance, and with the help of formal and informal mindfulness practices, we can then make wiser choices and develop thinking styles, behaviors and habits that are conducive to stress reduction and prevention, and to leading life more fully.

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19 - 20 Nov 2022

Humanistic Youth Centre X Happiness Initiative: What Truly Matters

HYC is turning 3, and have planned two fun-filled days of celebrations, including a "What Truly Matters" game session with Happiness Initiative.

Click here for more information about the event.

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16 Sep 2022

From Positive Education to Wellbeing Literacy

With the popularity and growing evidence base of positive psychology, positive education has emerged as an initiative to enable students to learn the skills of wellbeing - how to feel good, function well and do good. This is alongside other approaches of wellbeing education, including social and emotional learning, and the recent recognition by UNESCO, that human flourishing should be a primary aim of education. Professor Lindsay Oades and his team at the University of Melbourne, Australia, have developed the concept of wellbeing literacy - how we communicate about and for wellbeing.

This participatory workshop will provide the participant an opportunity to explore and gain answers to the following questions:

(1) What is wellbeing and flourishing?
(2) What is positive education?
(3) What is wellbeing literacy?
(4) How is wellbeing literacy relevant to my educational context?

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2 Nov 2022

Nourish to Flourish: Self-care for Teachers

Teachers report the highest level of occupational stress in many countries in the world, including Singapore. Navigating the multiple changes as a result of covid-19 has also left teachers feeling drained. Being able to self-care during this time is critical, as teachers cannot continue to function at their best when they are stretched. Join this workshop if you would like to learn how to better manage your stress, increase your energy and show up as your best.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the importance of taking care of themselves (self-care)
  • Explore the self-compassion framework, including mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness
  • Learn practical and effective strategies to take better care of themselves
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