Mindfulness for Wellness


"Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally." - Dr Jon Kabat Zinn


About Mindfulness for Wellness

Cancer can be a difficult diagnosis to accept. The journey has implications on physical health and other aspects of life like social relationships, body image and functioning, which can be emotionally distressing for patients and their caregivers.

“Mindfulness” is the practice of being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, with attitudes that support acceptance and wellness. It is a skill that can be cultivated to help manage the many challenges patients and caregivers face in their cancer journey. It has been proven to provide a myriad of benefits including better stress regulation, improved sleep, less anxiety, depression and anger, less fear about cancer recurrence, better functioning of the immune system and improved relationship satisfaction.

Mindfulness Practice is suitable for:

  • Patients/Caregivers who want to try out what is mindfulness, before deciding if it is something to explore further
  • Patients/Caregivers who want to join in a group session to practice 

Under the Mindfulness for Wellness programme, you can choose to attend the following:


Mindfulness Practice

  • Those who want to try out what is mindfulness, before deciding if it is something to explore further
  • Those who want to join in a group session to practice


Mindfulness Workshop

  • This is a series of six group therapy workshop. The content of the sessions will involve learning meditative strategies as well as doing exercises to identify and change habitual but unhelpful response patterns of the mind.
Programme Objectives

In this six-session group, you will learn to:

  • Bring qualities of calmness, stability and clarity to your mind
  • Observe problems clearly without necessarily trying to fix them
  • Bring awareness to triggers that set off unhelpful thought and emotional patterns
  • Move with ease and awareness
  • Cultivate compassion and acceptance
Class Schedule for 2016 & 2017

All classes will be conducted at the Health Resource Centre, located at Level 10, Corridor G of the NUH Medical Centre.


For more information about the class schedule for 2016 and 2017, email ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg or call (+65) 9836 8204 between Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am - 6.00pm.

Course Fees
Mindfulness Practice
  • NCIS Patient/Caregiver: $10
  • Non-NCIS Patient/Caregiver: $30
Mindfulness Workshop
  • NCIS Patient/Caregiver: $90
  • Non-NCIS Patient/Caregiver: $210
*Please note:
  • Each workshop consists of six classes. Patients are recommended to attend all six classes in order to fully reap the benefits.
  • No refund will be given if participants are unable to attend any of the classes.
  • Course notes will be provided by the Course Instructor and there will be a 5-10 minute revision after each class for participants who missed the previous session.
  • Joining of classes mid-way is not allowed. Interested parties will have to register for the next run.
  • This programme is open to cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers only.
  • "NCIS" refers to patients, survivors and caregivers with the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.
About the Course Instructor

Ms Reshmi Karayan Kayanoth, a senior clinical psychologist has over 8 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology. She has worked with many people with emotional difficulties.

Ms Reshmi has also undergone specialised training in Mindfulness as applied to emotional health and has been conducting these programmes over the past years.

Contact Us

For more information and to register, email ncishrc@nuhs.edu.sg or call (+65) 9836 8204 between Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am - 6.00pm.