AWE Mindful Awareness Practice Workshop: 29 & 30 April 2023

Fostering mental wellness through Mindfulness

Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP)

The Age Well Everyday (AWE) Programme conducted its highly anticipated Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP) Workshop over two days for the graduates of AWE E-Learning Full Suite. 17 individuals from all walks of life gathered at the MindGym space in the Mind Art Experiential Lab on 29 and 30 April to be guided through the practical learnings of mindfulness by our esteemed trainers – Mrs Wee Geok Hua and Mr Han Thong Kwang.

Day one of the workshop commenced with an insightful introduction to mindfulness and its myriad of benefits. Participants were introduced to the art of being fully present in the moment, fostering self-awareness, and cultivating inner peace. This was followed by engaging mindful breathing exercises and body scans, enabling attendees to connect deeply with their breath and tune into the sensations of their bodies.

Building upon the prior day’s foundation, the second day of the workshop proceeded to explore the practice of mindful walking and mindful eating. Through these experiential activities, attendees learned to integrate mindfulness, gratitude, and appreciation for the present moment in their everyday lives.

The 1.5 hours session on both days allowed the graduates to fully immerse themselves in the mindfulness practice after gaining knowledge about how one can engage in active ageing from the six core modules of the E-Learning Full Suite. Find out more about the E-Learning Programme here

As part of the criteria to be a certified graduate from the AWE E-Learning Programme, learners are required to attend a webinar and two MAP workshops. This comprehensive approach ensured a holistic understanding of the health topics and the practical application of mindfulness in their daily living.

Throughout the workshop, Mrs Wee and Mr Han served as exemplary guides, offering insightful teachings to participants. Attendees expressed that they left the workshop feeling inspired and empowered to integrate mindfulness into their personal lives.

Notably, some of these graduates, together with Mr Roy Cheng and Ms Melissa Ng, will move on to establish a new AWE site at Marymount Community Club in the coming months. Check out the list of community partners HERE

AGE WELL EVERYDAY (AWE) PROGRAMME

AWE is a holistic and evidence-based depression and dementia risk prevention programme designed to delay cognitive deterioration, reduce anxiety and increase socialisation. This flagship programme under Mind Science Centre is derived from the ongoing 10-year Jurong Ageing Study. As of now, the programme includes health education, physical exercise, mindfulness practice, art and music reminiscence, horticultural therapy, choral singing and therapeutic forest. The list may grow as our research team uncovers more beneficial activities.

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MIND ART EXPERIENTIAL LAB (MAELab)

MAELab is an innovative space for discovering creative and integrative interventions through art, mindfulness and transdisciplinary research to promote mental wellness and enhance the quality of mind. Through this space, we seek to raise awareness of mental health, evoke embodied reflective moments and provide an experiential journey that allows the internalization of learning with personal relevance.

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