Mindful Gardeners: Applying mindfulness to nourish the wellbeing of gifted / twice-exceptional students 正念農夫︰應用正念滋養資優生/雙重特殊資優生的身心安康

Educators, social workers and related supporting staff

13, 20, 27 Jul 2019: 10am - 1pm; 2pm - 5pm


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Course Objectives
  • Acquire the traits of gifted / talented students and how they perform / behave in school setting

  • Acquire basic conception of mindfulness and its daily application

  • Develop deeper understanding of students’ needs* and how mindfulness can nourish in a sustainable way in school setting and daily life

  • Access multiple ways to teach and apply mindfulness practice with students in school setting to enhance emotional regulation, concentration and self confidence


*Students’ needs include the following:

  • ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • SpLD: Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia

  • Social Interaction: Asynchronous development & intensity in emotions


Course Outline

Basic conception of giftedness and other needs with mindfulness; linkage and benefits; application and evaluation will be illustrated.


Workshop participants will engage in mindfulness practice and are invited to facilitate. Platform for discussion and deliberate feedback will be given.



Target Participants / Prerequisite
Educators, social workers and related supporting staff


Course Instructor

Ms. Jo NG 

Ms. Jo Ng a developmental consultant, a teacher and a registered social worker. She received a master's degree in Special Education with Gifted Education Concentration from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in local and international schools. She also worked at the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education as a professional development officer in the Teacher Professional Development Division for 3 years.


Currently Jo provides consultation service related to special educational needs in local primary schools. She has also been an instructor in the Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE) at the University of Hong Kong since 2015, and served as the Academic Advisor of Hong Kong Gifted Education Teachers’ Association.


Jo is keen to support the growth and well-being of children, adolescents, parents and educators through providing case consultation, developmental groups and professional development training. She has been practicing mindfulness under the tradition of Plum Village since 2013 and completed the one-year Mindfulness Teachers Training Program by The Mindfulness Academy in 2015. She has initiated a quarterly Day of Mindfulness for Children with Plum Village monastics and HKU CAISE since March 2016.


Her aspiration is to cultivate joy and happiness in children, family, schools and the society.

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese supplemented with English


  • 掌握資優/具才華學生的特質,以及在校時他們如何展現/表達自己 

  • 掌握正念的基本概念及日常應用 

  • 加深對「學生需要」的了解,以及正念如何持續地於校內及日常生活中作出滋養

  • 學到多樣方法於校內教授、應用正念練習,增進情緒穩定度、專注及自信



  • 自閉症譜系/特徵 

  • 專注力不足/過度活躍症 

  • 特殊學習困難/讀寫障礙 

  • 社交互動:與同齡同學比較下有發展上的不同、情緒上的激動









吳文潔是香港大學教育學院融合與特殊教育研究發展中心的總監 (課程發展),2015年加入並擔任課程導師。她是教師和註冊社工,於2010年在加拿大卑詩大學獲頒特殊教育碩士學位,主修資優教育。曾任職本地及國際學校,現為香港資優教育教師協會學術顧問。


吳女士以個案諮商、成長小組、專業發展培訓及公開講座,推廣及支援孩子、青年、父母及教育工作者的成長與身心幸福。她自2013年起參與梅村的正念修習,2015年修畢為期一年的「正念導師培訓課程」(由Plum Village Mindfulness Academy舉辦)。吳女士於2016年3月起協助開辦季度兒童正念日,與梅村僧侶及香港大學教育學院融合與特殊教育研究發展中心共同推行。





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