Saturday, August 8, 2020


KL Buddhist Mental Health Association (BMHA) has been organizing free mindfulness education for the community since 2010 in the form of the MINDFULGym program. MINDFULGym™ is a mindfulness-based stress management program specially designed for relaxation and wellness.

Locally developed by consultant psychiatrist and founding president of BMHA Dr. Phang Cheng Kar, it is based on ancient spiritual wisdom and state-of-the-art scientific research in mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology. MINDFULGym is similar to the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs developed in the United States and United Kingdom respectively. 

This first structured mindfulness-based mental health program in Malaysia is conducted in a group of 15-20 participants over a period of 5 weeks. In each week, there is a 3-hour group session followed by daily simple self-help exercises, which are supported moment-to-moment by a WhatsApp group. The sessions are conducted in an experiential approach to ensure maximum learning and benefits. Upon completion of the course, continuous practice is enhanced by bonus and regular booster sessions. For more information and registration – HERE.

Over the years, the MINDFULGym program has evolved and been adapted for use in various populations – Mindful-SPA, Mindful-TEEN, Mindful-CIKGU, Mindful Parenting, etc.   

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