Workshop: The Psychology of “mindfulness” – the Journey
Date: 29 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9am to 5.30pm
Facilitator: Dr Jeffrey Po
Course Fees: SGD$168 nett
Student concession rates available. Please enquire for more details.
Over the last decade or so the term ‘mindfulness’ has taken western world by storm resulting in it be enthusiastically touted as a panacea for all sorts of bodily, mental and emotional ‘illnesses’. Through this phenomenon has sprouted meditation masters, yoga gurus, life coaches, spiritualists, healers, some western trained medical professionals – all purporting the alleviation of various ailments of the body. But is this concept of ‘mindfulness’ that has today been nicely packaged into some marketable products that can be neatly displayed onto shelves to satisfy consumerism appetite do justice to it’s the original practice of the ancient Indian rishis, sadhus, mystics?
This one full day workshop attempts to offer some insights to the actual contextual meaning and significance of the concept and practice of ‘mindfulness’ and investigates the intricate psychology of meditation as exposed by early Indian thinkers and philosophers. From a bird’s eye perspective, it traces the historical development and flowering of meditational techniques into the psyche of those Indian mystics and thinkers.
Participants can look forward to taking home with them some new insightful thoughts to understand and appreciate the different approaches between eastern and western ‘mindfulness’ meditational concepts and skills.
This will be an experiential workshop!
Participants will be engaged for discussion, and practicing mindfulness skills.
Upon successful completion of the workshop, each participant would receive:
- Certificate in Participation for Mindfulness Psychology
- A Letter indicating your successful completion of both the workshop and the Australia Counselling Association (ACA)’s six (5) Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) hours
- A limited edition book titled “Meditative flow-Psychotherapy”
Dr Jeffrey Po is a Counselling-Psychotherapist in private practice in Singapore. Besides his doctorate in counselling psychology and formal academic qualifications in counselling and telecommunication engineering, Jeffrey is BRS-Singapore certified in meditation subjects and is an AIHCP Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Pastoral Thanotologist and Certified Spiritual Counsellor as well. He further holds two diplomas in Buddhist studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision. He has presented many papers and workshops relating to counselling, psychotherapy, and psychology internationally. Some of his presentations are telecast by the Australian Mental Health Academy and he also features in the Australian Mind Science programme. He had organized many annual mindfulness meditational retreats at various meditation centres in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
We are pleased to announce that this course is recognised by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Ongoing Professional Development (OPD).