The KL Buddhist Mental Health Association is organising the Mindful and Awakening Relationships (MARS) workshop at the Turning Point Integrated Wellness Sdn. Bhd. in Puchong in October 2011. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Tan Eng Kong (see his profile below) from the Metta Clinic in Sydney, Australia.
Note that there is an early bird discount before 17 May, 2011. The regular fee is RM600 for this two-day workshop but you can save a tidy RM200 if you register before 17 May as early birds pay only RM400. Since this is a relationship workshop, I would suggest that you see this as a way to practice commitment.
You can download the brochure for more details and to register.
This workshop is limited to 40 pax only, first come first serve basis, so book your place before it is filled up.
More About this Workshop
As human beings, one of the conditions that we can’t avoid is having relationships with other fellow human beings. This includes relationships with our friends, family members and patients.
Research has consistently shown that one of the significant predictors of happiness in life is having harmonious relationships. But many of us face difficulties in this area of life.
This workshop is designed for therapists to apply Buddhist Wisdom e.g. Mindfulness, Four Bahmaviharas (Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha), and Western Psychology in building harmonious relationships. There will also be emphasis on how to develop healthy and meaningful relationships with patients & ourselves in therapy.
Who Can Benefit from this Workshop?
All doctors, psychologists, counselors, para-counselors, psychiatrists, medical social workers, nursing staff, trainees in mental health etc. As places are limited to ensure effective learning, application for the workshop is subjected to selection by the organizing committee.
About the Trainer
Dr. Tan Eng Kong (MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP) is the Founder and Chairman of Metta Clinic in Sydney, a group practice consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists. He is the Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists (AABCAP). He is also the Director of Training of AABCAP’s two year Graduate Diploma Course in Buddhism and Psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and Honorary Member of the New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NZIPP).
He graduated in Medicine in Malaysia’s first and only Medical School in the University of Malaya in 1971 and was in the first batch of “Made in Malaysia” psychiatrist in the Master of Psychological Medicine course in the University of Malaya in 1975. He was an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Malaya in 1972.
He was Chairman, Section of Psychotherapy, RANZCP, and Chairman of Training, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Assoc. of Australia (PPAA). He is a member of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists (AAGP), a clinical supervisor of Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH), and seminar leader of the New South Wales Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NSWIPP).
Dr. Tan was the Founder President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) in 1971. He is a Foundation Member of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) in Australia.