Mindfulness to Kids
Mindfulness to Kids (兒童靜觀專注訓練)
What is “Mindfulness”?
Mindfulness refers to “paying attention in a particular way on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.
In 1979, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Scientific research has shown that it helps participants experience long-lasting improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as major positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors and perception of self.
This course is to enhance students’ mindfulness, in particular with children suffer from lack of focus / Hyperactivity Disorder to improve their learning outcomes. Past studies, many European and American have pointed out that developing mindfulness skills is an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence, increase life satisfaction, and develop leadership skill, but also help improve children's cognitive abilities, including compliance, concentration, so as to improve their learning behavior.
Mindfulness to kids’ course content：
Observing and concentrating
Attention to your body
Tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing and feeling
Patience, having confidence and letting go
Feeling emotions and allowing them to exist
Becoming familiar with dealing with thoughts
Being nice is fun
The secret of happiness
Students increase self-awareness, improve focus and concentration and will have a greater satisfaction in school and life.
觀察和集中力 / 身體專注力 / 味覺、嗅覺、聽覺、視覺及感覺 /
Age: 5 - 8, 9 - 12
8 lessons, one lesson per week, 60 mins. per lesson
3 - 6 students per class
Fees：$4,000 (8 - lessons + 1 hour talk for parent)
CD and book included
Dr. Emma WONG, Ph. D.
is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a Member of the Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association.
Dr. Wong obtained her Doctor of Philosophy and the Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong. Her main research interest is Clinical Health Psychology, focuses on the interrelationship between physical and psychological well-being in chronic pain. She also received her Master of Social Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
During the period of 2001 - 2007, Emma worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the Queen Mary Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital offering various psychological services for both children and adults. She started her private practice since 2007. She is experienced in helping people to deal with stresses and strains from life, emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, adjustment difficulties, traumas as well as coping with chronic pain and chronic illnesses. She is also interested in helping people to actualize themselves.
Apart from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dr. Wong's recent treatment focus is Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-based psychological interventions. She received relevant training in Hong Kong, the United States and Australia. Dr. Wong is a qualified children's trainer / mindful teacher of the "Mindfulness matters" method, Academy for Mindful Teaching (AMT) for children aged 5-19. She is also a qualified Yoga instructor.
Dr. Wong is active in teaching. She used to teach at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the City University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong, the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education and the PolyU Hong Kong Community College. She also served as an Honorary Clinical Supervisor for the Clinical Psychology Trainees of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Wong conducted various seminars, workshops and training activities for general practitioners as well as hospital and clinic staff. She also gave lectures and public talks for schools, social welfare organizations and self-help groups on stress and emotional management, parenting skills, coping with chronic pain and illnesses as well as mindfulness-based interventions.
Emma is a mother of a lovely girl, experiencing the happy moments and challenges throughout the motherhood. Being an art lover, she loves using art as a means to express her inner world. Furthermore, she likes reading and travelling as ways to know more about human beings and the world.