Mindful Self-Compassion in Education
Who is involved?
It takes a neighbourhood to raise a child - same goes for a child’s education.
A child’s education is no one party’s responsibility. Hence, everybody within the school ecosystem should participate and we always advocate starting with self.
Even so, we recognise that each of us face our own struggles to meet the demands in life and collectively, the sector has its own unique challenges.
In our current education system, stress levels among teachers and students frequently surpass that of a healthy range.
There has been a rising concern that our children are suffering from difficult emotions and mental health issues without their parents’ nor educators’ knowledge. Likewise, parents and teachers are facing empathy burnout.
According to the Samaritans of Singapore, the troubled youths who reach out to the organisation cite mental health issues, academic pressure and relationship problems at home and in school as their greatest sources of stress. >>> Read more
Teenage suicide and self harm rate are on the rise. In year 2017/18, 530 students emailed the suicide prevention centre, a 53% jump from the 347 the year before. >>> Read more
Singapore teachers work an average of 48 hours a week which is 10 more hours per week compared to global average according to OECD. Teachers added that their schooldays start as early as 6am and end 10 to 12 hours later - meaning at least 50 working hours a week. >>> Read more
“Loving Lions” - a new kind of parent in Singapore.
From academic grades to soft skills, competencies; both happy environment and good results - they want it all for their children.
“All these desires cause these parents to be highly stressed, and they then pass on this stress to their children” - IPS Senior Research Fellow Dr. Mathew Mathews >>> Read more
Our Solution: Mindful Self-Compassion & Compassion
Both scholarly and evidence-based research have strongly suggested that mindful self-compassion practice brings an array of benefits including improved attention, self-control, emotional resilience, recovery from addiction, memory and immune response. Here’s a summary of benefits particularly relevant to your school community:
We work with you, based on the needs and commitment level to empower your school community with the important (yet often neglected) life skills of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion so that everyone gets to enjoy the benefits for a long run.
We implement these life skills on three scales respectively - at home, in classrooms & in schools.