Workshops & Lectures

Selected workshops & public lectures (by invitation)


  • Workshop on Therapy as a healing process: Being a mindful therapist. Mindfulness, Resilience Wellness Centre, Bond University, November 2015

  • Workshop on Managing Stress. Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) November 2014.

  • Plenary Paper on Responsibility, Rights and Compassion: Another Perspective. Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) November 2014.

  • Coroner's inquest into client's suicide. Dispute resolution and psychology biannual international conference. November 2014.

  • Workshop on Psychotherapy as a healing process: Therapy gifts from Heidegger and the Buddha. Centre for Existential Practice. November 2013.

  • Applications & benefits of mindfulness. Primary and  Secondary Prevention of Chronic Disease: Emerging evidence Seminar (organised by the Australian Disease Management Association). October 2013.

  • The Buddha teaches an attitude, not an affiliation. University of New South Wales Buddhist Society. September 2013.

  • Understanding and managing stress: Applications for medical professionals. NSW Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2013 (organised by HETI). July 2013.   

     
  • Understanding and managing stress: Applications for medical professionals. National Professional Training & Development Program for DCTs. (organised by CPMEC). May 2013.

  • Mindfulness & Therapy. Mindfulness, Science and Practice Conference 2013. March 2013.   

     
  • Expanding the Understanding of Mindfulness: Seeing the Tree and the Forest. University of New South Wales Buddhist Society. October, 2012

  • Exploring Love, Compassion, Equanimity and Empathic Joy (Brahma-Viharas) and its Near and Far Enemies. UNIBUDS. University of New South Wales Buddhist Society. September 2011.

  • DARE TO WRITE: The Reality of Practice in Psychology: Record Keeping, Ethics and Engagement with the Legal System. The Australian Psychological Society, Sydney Branch, August 2011.  
  • Exploring Love, Compassion, Equanimity and Empathic Joy (Brahma-Viharas) and its Near and Far Enemies. Buddhist Library & Meditation Centre, Sydney. Public talk. May 2011.  

  • Mindfulness and Managing Stress. Buddhist Library & Meditation Centre. Sydney. Public Talk. May 2011.

  • Reflections of a Psychologist on the Coronial Inquest on Charmaine Dragun. The Australian Psychological Society, Sydney Branch. March 2011.

  • Understanding and Managing Stress Through Mindfulness. Google, Sydney. November 2010.

  • Mindfulness: A Way of Befriending and Cultivating Deep Respect for Emotions. UNIBUDS. University of New South Wales Buddhist Society. October 2010.

  • Workshop on Understanding & Applying Qualitative Research Methodologies to Mindfulness. 8th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Center for Mindfulness, Health & Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA, April 2010.

  • Managing Stess Through Mindfulness. Department of Family Medicine & Continuing Care, Singapore General Hospital & Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. February 2010

  • Workshop on Mindfulness & Managing Stress. Department of Family Medicine & Continuing Care, Singapore General Hospital & Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. February 2010

  • The Role of Mindfulness in Effective Communication. Indonesian- Buddhist Society, Sydney, December 2009.

  • Organiser: Special event - Australian Tour (Sydney) by Drs Jon-Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli - 7 Day Professional MBSR Training Retreat: Dialogue at Westmead Hospital; and Public talk, November 2009.

  • Mindfulness, Healing & Stress Reduction. UNIBUDS, University of New South Wales, Sydney, August 2009.

  • Workshop on Exploring Mindfulness Through Qualitative Research. 7th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Center for Mindfulness, Health & Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA, March 2009.

  • "Stress is Manageable -Try Mindfulness." Google. Sydney, December 2008.

  • Workshop on Applications of Mindfulness to Health, Wellbeing and stress-reduction. Happiness and Its Causes International Conference 2008. Singapore, November 2008.

  • Mindfulness: A Practical Tool for a Happier Life. Happiness and Its Causes International Conference 2008. Singapore, November 2008.

  • Workshop on Mindfulness Meditation and its relevance to Health care and stress reduction. Marist Youth Care, Sydney, Australia, November 2008.

  • Workshop on Enhancing the Impact of Counselling Through Mindfulness. NSW Department of Education & Training, Western Sydney Region Counsellors Annual Conference, July 2008.

  • The Role of Meditation in Health, Well-Being & Spirituality. Bodhikusuma Buddhist Society, Sydney, May 2008.

  • Mindfulness Meditation, Health and Stress Reduction. St George Hospital, Sydney, May 2008.

  • The Benefits & Applications of Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Living. UNIBUDS, University of New South Wales, Sydney, May 2008.

  • Employing the Dhamma in Daily Living. Indonesian- Buddhist Society, Sydney, April 2008.

  • Workshop on Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy . NSW Department of Education & Training, Western Sydney Region, December 2007.

  • Mindfulness: An emerging model for psychotherapy. Mind and its Potential 3rd Annual Conference. Sydney, November 2007.

  • The Benefits of Being Mindful. Manly-Waringah Division of General Practitioners, Sydney, August 2007.

  • Mindfulness in Everyday Living. Indonesian- Buddhist Society, Sydney, May 2007.

  • Workshop on Therapy with an Eastern Flavour: Meditation & Mindfulness Practice. NSW Department of Education & Training, Northern Sydney Region, April 2007.

  • Workshop on meditation & Mindfulness Practice and its relevance to mental health. Sydney West Area Mental Health Services, February 2007.

  • Organiser: Special event- Australian Tour (Sydney & Melbourne) by Dr Jon-Kabat-Zinn--Public talks, Professional Training Workshops, November 2006.

  • Seminar on Meditation, Mindfulness and its relevance to psychotherapy. Institute of Australasian Psychiatrists Annual Conference, November 2006.

  • Workshop on therapeutic applications of tranquillity and mindfulness meditation. Australian Psychological Society, NSW College of counselling psychologists, August 2006.

  • Workshop on mindfulness meditation and its relevance to psychotherapy. Post-graduate degree in counselling psychology supervisors' workshop, Macquarie University, June 2006.

  • Living Buddhism Series: Linking the spiritual and the psychological in the Buddha's teachings. Joint presenter with Ven. Tejadhammo, February 2006.

  • Communications in the family. Buddhist Meditation centre & library, November 2005.

  • Buddhism & psychology: Personal growth in and beyond therapy. UNIBUDS, University of New South Wales, October, 2005.

  • Jung and mid-life crisis. C.G. Jung Society, Armidale. October, 2005.

  • Western and Eastern understanding of self. Australian Psychological Society, New England Branch, Armidale, October 2005.

  • Workshop on Qualitative research and its value to therapeutic interventions. Australian Psychological Society, New England Branch, Armidale, October 2005.

  • Workshop on Meditation, mindfulness and easier living. American Psychological Association (Humanistic Division 32). 113th Annual Convention of APA, Washington D.C., August 2005.

  • Workshop on Therapeutic interventions and its relationship to meditation and mindfulness practice. North Sydney Health Board, July 2005.

  • Communications in the family. Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2005.

  • Qualitative research and its value for therapeutic interventions: Joint-workshop leader with Professor Scott Churchill. APS College of Counselling Psychologists, March 2005.

  • Clinical applications of meditation and mindfulness practice. Northern Sydney Health, December 2004.

  • Workshop n mind over matters. Buddhism & psychotherapy Conference, November 2004.

  • Lifeskills. Singapore Students’ Career Development Workshop sponsored by the Economic Development Board of Singapore, August 2002.

  • Mindfulness in practice. Intervarsity Buddhist Convention, July 2002.

  • The Psychological benefits of meditation. Intervarsity Buddhist Convention, July 2002.The Art of relating. Neighbour Aid Volunteers, Parramatta City Council, January 2002.

  • Weaving the threads between existential and Buddhist psychology. The Australasian Existential Society, March 2002.

  • Communication in the family. Australia-Malaysia-Singapore Association, May 2000.

  • Workshop on Mindfulness and responsibility. Buddhism & Psychotherapy Conference. November 2000.

  • Workshop on Mindfulness and responsibility. Buddhism & Psychotherapy Conference. November 2000.

  • Workshop on Mental health in everyday life East & West: Joint-workshop leader with Dr Peter Della Santina, Sydney, May 2000.