After the completion upon this programme,
recognize their excessive energy and its influence
acquire ways to calm body energy and strong emotions
express their needs in gentle ways
recognize child’s capacity from a new perspective
acquire tips, skills and attitude to continuously support child’s development
Through different mindfulness practices and fun activities, students will have the firsthand experience of aligning the body energy with their hearts: the willingness to concentrate, behave well, kind-hearted and listened to others.
Students will acquire ways to observe their strong energy / emotions arise and subside, they will be empowered to choose a wiser way to use the energy or calm down. Deliberate practices and feedback will be given so students can have a more concrete idea about their positive changes and thus self-esteem can be increased.
Parents are invited to join a 2-hour workshop to know what the child has experienced, acquire the tips, skills and attitude to continue the support at home.
Target Participants / Prerequisite
5-10 mins. observation and play time with individual student AND 5-10 mins. parent consultation.
Ms. Jo NG
Ms. Jo NG is 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.
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