gloWithin is an initiative dedicated to encourage the practice of mindfulness among adults, youth and children, to improve their wellbeing regardless of religion, race and gender.
Ng Teng Yan
Psychology & Engineering, Stanford University, USA | Master in Education, Roehampton University, UK
Teng Yan is a Co-Lead of gloWithin and a compassionate educator who enjoys facilitating self-discovery and mindfulness for children, youths and adults. She has served as a principal of a family education programme, conference speaker, and trainer for teachers, parents and professionals. She is grateful for the mindfulness journey of more than 10 years as it unfolds into greater acceptance, confidence and peace within herself. She is dedicated to support others to connect with themselves and discover the joy of mindfulness.
Lee Mean Yeit
Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Imperial College London, UK | Master in Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, USA | Certified Coach
Mean Yeit is a Co-Lead of gloWithin, Executive Coach, and Healthcare Business Consultant with an Insurance Company. He is an avid mindfulness practitioner of more than 10 years. Through gloWithin, he has been sharing & designing programmes to engage individual and small groups based on his own journey of self-discovery.
“It touches me deeply whenever I see mindfulness brings out our very own wisdom to address emotional blind spots & personal challenges that tie us down for a long time”.
We are grateful to our gloWithin team advisors, who have practiced mindfulness for many years, and share with us a depth of insight, compassion and understanding.
(Mindfulness is) “my favourite part of the conference”
I’ve learnt so much. I wish I’ve learnt mindfulness at kindergarten.
I have applied it in many aspects of my life. I found it to be so beneficial.
First, I learnt to understand myself. It also improved my relationship with my family members and even in my work as a doctor. I find that I am more sensitive and able to help my patients better.
I feel so grateful to the gloWithin team!
Overall I feel much more energised in my experience! I have more energy… [and can] release and focus that energy in a positive way. All the expanded awareness…was very enlightening.
Mindfulness is …a very very good aspect in life that we need to incorporate so that we become more holistic. Today’s experience was an eye-opener obviously. It has opened up a world of possibilities. This experience actually allowed me to be aware of different ways of knowing myself. First, be aware, and also to apply that awareness in our day-to-day lives, in problem-solving, in resolving private issues [and in] understanding ourselves better.
What I benefited most was regarding the feelings and the thoughts. We are all aware of emotions and feelings that we don’t like. (We) convince ourselves or rationalise it – “it shouldn’t bother me so much”….and still it bothers you. From today, there is one take-home that there is another technique that I can try – mindful of the feelings and emotions. Something I need to try!
I have gained a lot more calmness, not being reactive to things, being mindful about myself and how I feel. For a short 8-hour mindfulness workshop, I think it is really good, it’s a great achievement.
Being a CEO of an organisation, you need to be calm and composed. What I learned at the mindfulness session, I managed to apply at work meetings the very next day. It helped me a lot to be calm and not being reactive, being mindful of others and being kind. Many people noticed I was smiling even in a heated meeting!
I benefited from looking deep into myself, to be more self-aware as I interact with others with more mindfulness, compassion and kindness. I learned to open up myself to be more honest and courageous. Through sharing with fellow participants, the problems we faced became smaller, because we are able to share experience and advice each other. The facilitators from gloWithin are really dedicated and systematic in guiding us.
Daughter: I actually had learnt a lot from all the facilitators and they’ve taught me really well. Last time, my mum and I didn’t really work out very well because she didn’t really understand me and I didn’t really understand her. But once you all have taught me, I had the courage to tell her everything, so now we are actually okay and fine. It was fun and very nice. I learnt a lot and I am looking forward for more camps.
Mother: I would like to thank Glowthin for having this retreat. I think it is fabulous. Well done, good job! [gloWithin] has activities that made us even closer and we are more opened up! I can see the bond [between] me and my elder [daughter]. I can see the difference. Thank you so much!