Tita Angangco (seated second from left), the Executive Director of The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) and Tim Warner (seated beside Tita), brought their CMS faculty to the Philippines to train 22 learners from FriendlyCare Foundation, Ateneo-Bulatao Center for Psychology Services and UP Diliman Faculty, to train and certify them as facilitators of Mindfulness programs. CMS Faculty Director, Dr. Patricia Rockman, seated (3rd from left) and CMS Faculty Lead for Corporate Programs, Michael Apollo (seated next), conducted the week-long intensive Mindfulness training sessions with lecture, modeling, group discussion, inquiry, homework, teach-back and mindfulness practice. Joining the CMS faculty are then certified learner-facilitators of FriendlyCare who will conduct the Mindfulness-based Wellness for Stress Reduction program in the workplace to individuals and corporate clients (seated from left): Dr. Mila Chu, Iris Trinidad, Rosalie Operaña, Teresita Panganiban (FriendlyCare Foundation President) , Annalyn Alhambra, Dr. Alex Legarda; (standing from left); Lucy Fernandez, Janneke Agustin, Rinna Soriano and Idelyn Esagunde. This Mindfulness training program is a partnership between FriendlyCare Foundation and The Centre for Mindfulness through the grant from Grand Challenges Canada.
FriendlyCare Foundation, Inc. is launching its latest healthcare service offering – the Mindfulness-Based Wellness for Stress Reduction in the Workplace. This is a whole new health and wellness program of FriendlyCare especially designed for the people in the workplace who are apparently prone to stress and anxiety.