Mindfulness means being in the present moment with an open and non-judgmental attitude. It helps us become more aware of our own thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations in our present environment. You can think of mindfulness practice as a workout for your brain – a way to keep strong, fit and resilient. Like physical exercise, mindfulness requires some basic training and ongoing practice. Developed over time primarily via meditation practice, mindfulness results in greater focus and well-being.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a 8-week skills training programme in mindfulness, stress management and cognitive awareness. It is a secular programme that focuses on the use of mindfulness for managing everyday stressors related to areas such as work, health and relationships. Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll learn to be more present and to be more aware of automatic reactions and communication patterns that cause stress.


  • 8 weekly 2-hour classes
  • Day of Mindfulness, a compulsory day-long Saturday intensive session between weeks 6 & 7
  • Instruction in mindfulness meditation
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Brief lectures and discussions
  • Self-inquiry
  • Individual feedback and support
  • Daily home assignments


  • Stress management
  • Build ability to cope more effectively with challenges
  • Cultivate awareness of positive aspects in your life
  • Develop awareness of habitual negative thinking patterns
  • Develop empathy for the self and others
  • Develop a healthy response to adversity
  • Increase adaptability to change and uncertainty

What is the course structure and commitment?

The MBSR programme consists of:

  • Phone interview (required)
  • Eight weekly classes, 2  hours each
  • One All-Day class on a Saturday or Sunday, between classes 6 and 7 (
  • Daily home practice assignments for 45-60 minutes each day

You must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks.

Upcoming intake: 21 April 2023

Fridays| 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Apr | 21, 28
May | 5, 12, 18, 26
Jun| 2, 9

City Sprout – 102 Henderson Road.

Sunday 28 May 2023 | 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue :  The Swiss Club, 36 Swiss Club Road.

TEACHER : Dawn M. C Sim

Please check that you are available for all dates and the DOM date.  To be issued a Certificate of Attendance, you are required to achieve 80% of attendance.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


Dawn is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and trainer. She completed her training at Center for Mindfulness – University of Massachusetts Medical School, is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as well as mindfulness for leadership under Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Dawn shares a personal commitment to practice what she teaches, embodies the benefits of a well-balanced mind and is dedicated to helping both individuals and organisations. Having studied and worked internationally in Osaka, Paris, New York and Hong Kong, Dawn is able to relate to a wide range of audience by combining pragmatic experiences and her passion for creating purposeful and happy lives.

  Susanna is a mindfulness trainer who completed MBSR teacher training at Mindfulness UK in London in 2019.  She has also taken MBCT training and Mindfulness at Workplaces master classes at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre within the University of Oxford.  Susanna is also qualified to teach kids yoga and English.

Susanna practices mindfulness and in 2019 completed a mindfulness retreat at the Plum Village practice centre near Bordeaux in France, which was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1982.  Susanna has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. Before embarking on her career as a mindfulness teacher, Susanna worked in the advertising and media industry as a regional events manager for senior executives.


  • In-person 8-week programme:


A no refund policy applies. For pre-determined, medical and psychological issues that may render the participant unable to complete the course, the withdrawal will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Participants who miss a class can make up by joining the same class from another cohort, subject to availability.
Participants who miss the DOM can opt to join subsequent DOMs later in the year, subject to availability.