Entries by The Open Centre


NEW! We are excited to launch a special themed camp – The Greater Good Camp during this Mar/Apr school holidays! A mindfulness camp centred on cultivating important values of empathy, responsibility, true connection and shared belonging in our children; to realise the power of an individual in a global community. Through this experience, we hope to empower […]

The Giving Project

  The Giving Project is a charity project created by The Open Centre. Its main goal is to facilitate creative opportunities for children to learn how they can provide supportive resources for individuals living with challenges. For 2017/2018, The Giving Project will be running an art assignment to help raise funds for Touch*A*Life.  Touch*A*Life is an organisation based in Siem Reap, […]

Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Your Child

In the movie “Inside Out”, there are many meaningful lessons embedded within which are very relevant and align with the Social & Emotional learning and Mindfulness practices that the children have learned in our programmes: – It’s normal to feel a myriad of emotions, and that all emotions are OK. -To be mindful and aware […]

Resilience and Mindfulness Programme

The Open Centre offers a 10-session 
Resilience & Mindfulness programme based on Social and Emotional Learning and Mindfulness courses, adapted specially to suit 
our local children’s needs. Using striking visuals, film clips and activities, we present these life skills to children in a fun and engaging way. The Director of The Open Centre, Dawn Sim is a member […]

5 Day Resilience & Mindfulness Camp 2014

We have just completed 3 runs of our Resilience & Mindfulness Camp this November/December holiday. The children spent about 2 – 3 hours of classroom time each day where they engaged in experiential learning with lots of activities and group sharing. Some of the skills they took away from this camp were – Breathing techniques, effective listening, relationship skills (maintaining […]

.b Mindfulness in Schools Project

The Open Centre is excited to bring you .b,  a mindfulness program for youth.  We deliver .b in private groups, schools and organisations. Mindfulness practice is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. This helps us to respond to life in a calmer manner, cultivating clarity, insight and understanding. Practicing mindfulness allow […]