Siew Li Teoh (Charmaine)
When I first learned about mindfulness practice, I quickly experienced the benefits like mood-calming effect and improved mind clarity. Quoted from Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Some simple practices like breathing exercises, meditation, asana (as in yoga poses) can be done to improve mindfulness level which helps in improving mental health and clarity in mind.
Apart from practicing mindfulness on my own, I am currently a lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia. Apart from teaching undergraduate students mindfulness practice, I frequently incorporate mindfulness as one of the key interventions in my research to generate evidence on improved health benefits.
Thankfully, I also managed to obtain some field experience with Hospis Malaysia and witnessed how professional the team members are. The team members mindfully put the patients as priority and ensure the patients’ needs for palliative care are met with their best possible effort.
I started fundraising for Hospis Malaysia in December 2020 with a research project that involved mindfulness intervention. Some of the participants generously donated their rewards ranging from RM10 to RM30 each to Hospis Malaysia.
Mindfulness video recording with Master Mani from MAYI Yoga who volunteered to teach mindfulness session in the video in August 2020
Name of Event
Mindfulness for Peacefulness
Duration of Fundraiser
23/12/2020 to 31/12/2022
Recently, I have started guiding a short (30-minute) session of mindfulness practice (incorporating breathing exercises, yoga asanas and meditation). In the session, I do it voluntarily but encourage donations to Hospis Malaysia, any amount.
“Mindfulness is also defined in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn) In my opinion, a person who is not distracted by thoughts and emotions, can consciously, mindfully conduct what is right or needed in the situation. I believe the world needs more mindfulness within us. Therefore, I wish to share mindfulness practice in order for us all to share happiness and peacefulness.
With this, I invite you to donate any amount (as you wish) to Hospis Malaysia, especially if you have experienced any benefit from the mindful stretching activity session I have shared with you. The donation is to help patients with advanced stage of condition or illness to get palliative care services provided by Hospis Malaysia completely free of charge but made possible by your kind donation.
First virtual mindful stretching activity session in July 2021