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Making Friends with Yourself: 2-Day Core Skills Training

Teens and young adults face enormous stresses and challenges in their day-to-day-lives. From peer pressure, self-esteem, social-media, negative moods, academic and parental demands to preparing for their future - All these and more whirl combine to make this period of life difficult to navigate and enjoy.

Crucial to this period of their lives, are the support from the adults around them. Hence, to better equip you (e.g.: educators, parents, counsellors, caregivers) to support the teens in coping more effectively with these ongoing challenges through the cultivation of self-compassion skills, we are offering an empirically-supported program, Making Friends With Yourself (MFY) 2-Day Core Skills Training.

The goal of this program is to help you gather insights and practical tools to help the teens you are working with turn towards the emotional ups and downs of this life stage with greater ease and help them learn how to meet these struggles with kindness and compassion.

About Trainers

Lorraine is certified in Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassion Cultivation. She is also a certified MBSR teacher and mentor. Her work as a family therapist and as the clinical director of hospital-based programs inspired her to pursue mindfulness as a mediator of stress and stress-related conditions in teens and parents.

During her tenure as Director of the Youth and Family Programs at UCSD Center for Mindfulness, she has created multiple programs for parents and teens such as Making Friends with Yourself as well as Mindful Self-Compassion for Parents. Lorraine offers Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion workshops and training in both the community and the workplace, and mentors professionals.

After 25+ years as an international business leader and humanitarian, Randolph founded Now.Here. to help people be happy, flourish and contribute to a better world. Drawing upon his experiences in fostering civic engagement and social responsibility in families, schools and corporations (CSR), he continues to help others to take positive and concrete steps towards sustained positive impact.

Through Now.Here, he helps others develop their innate capacities of mindfulness, compassion and happiness, and empowers them to develop an authentic and truly human engagement with themselves and others.

Course fee: S$250 (Early Bird*) | S$288 (Normal)
(Early bird available till 20 January 2019, 2359hr)