PLANTING SEEDS of HAPPINESS in a PRESCHOOL

Three years ago I co-founded Lotus Preschool in Cam Xuyen - the second member of our Happiness-Based Education Schools. Cam Xuyen is a small and poor town in Central Vietnam where most people are farmers. When we first opened our Lotus Preschool in April 2018, nobody had ever heard about mindfulness or happy schools. On … Continue reading PLANTING SEEDS of HAPPINESS in a PRESCHOOL

Mindful Clock – Ambassador of our Happy Schools

Mindful Clock - one of the most beloved friends in all our Happiness-Based Education schools. Today we had almost 200 five-year-old children and teachers from a public preschool in a nearby district visiting our Hoa Sen Primary School. The guests were guided by one of our Primary School students on how to stop to listen … Continue reading Mindful Clock – Ambassador of our Happy Schools

Mindful listening and mindful breathing for preschoolers

MINDFUL CLOCK and MINDFUL BREATHING for PRESCHOOLERS When I co-founded the first Preschool of the Happiness Based Education Project, mindfulness was still relatively new in the local community. Most parents tended to complain about how active their kids are, and their struggles to pay attention for an extended period of time. I first introduced mindfulness … Continue reading Mindful listening and mindful breathing for preschoolers

Happiness-Based Education Training

Since I co-founded Happiness-Based Education Schools in 2017, I have trained hundreds of teachers & staff, and thousands of students in mindfulness, happiness and wellbeing. Currently with 03 schools in operation, we have integrated mindfulness and happiness into all school activities to take care of the wellbeing of our teachers, students, staff and everyone else in … Continue reading Happiness-Based Education Training

Mindfulness as a whole-school approach to cultivate happiness and wellbeing

It's been four years since I embarked on this journey of building happy schools in Central Vietnam. We first started by training the teachers and staff in mindfulness and social emotional learning. It is always important to start with the teachers, as the presence of the teachers in the classroom is the most important unwritten … Continue reading Mindfulness as a whole-school approach to cultivate happiness and wellbeing

Daily Mindfulness activities: Self-Care, Care for Others and Care for Mother Earth

Mindfulness is integrated into daily activities in all the Happiness-Based Education Schools that I co-founded in Central Vietnam. In this video, you will see some mindfulness activities for children at one of our preschools. Children from two years old to six years old have been guided by their teachers to participate in various activities throughout … Continue reading Daily Mindfulness activities: Self-Care, Care for Others and Care for Mother Earth

Preschool Mindfulness Summit 2021

One week to the Preschool Mindfulness Summit 2021! “The Preschool Mindfulness Summit is free. Join us from 22-26 February 2021. I am delighted to join over 30 speakers who are mindfulness experts from around the world. It is an honour to share about my journey of cultivating happiness and wellbeing through mindfulness practices in all … Continue reading Preschool Mindfulness Summit 2021

How to help children learn to focus, be confident and create joy through mindfulness activities?

It's been almost 6 years since I first started facilitating mindfulness for children. I created a Mindfulness for Kids Group in early 2015 when my colleagues wanted to share mindfulness with their children. I volunteered to guide them, and slowly we formed a joyful group of kids and adults from France, India, Canada, the Philippines, the … Continue reading How to help children learn to focus, be confident and create joy through mindfulness activities?

Cultivating mindfulness for college students

I have really enjoyed my journey of planting seeds of mindfulness, happiness and well-being among Yale-NUS College students since 2017. I have designed and conducted many different courses for the students such as Introduction to Mindfulness, A Mindful Journey to Happiness, Mindfulness and Compassion during COVID-19, Basic Mindfulness Practices for Self-care, Psychology of Mindfulness, Enhanced … Continue reading Cultivating mindfulness for college students