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With the COVID-19 causing many uncertainties, everyone is feeling the stress from the sudden change in lifestyle. Students especially, already burdened with academic pressure, are vulnerable as they struggle to seek an emotional outlet to vent their negative emotions. Some teenagers may fall victim to emotional outbursts and descend into depression. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the ‘Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative’ (JC PandA) has launched ‘Mindfulness in the Face of Academic Stress’ resources package to encourage students to create a mindful space in times of the epidemic, so as to better adjust their emotions for their mental well-being.
Altering your Mindset Proactively with Mindfulness Practice
Research has proven that mindfulness practices are effective in reducing stress, alleviating mood problems, and nourishing a positive attitude towards life. Students are welcome to download ‘Mindfulness in the Face of Academic Stress’ resources package which consists of an introductory video and two sets of mindfulness practice tutorial videos. In these mindfulness practices, students can pay attention to the present moment and thus release their stress in a peaceful way.
In the times of COVID-19, JC PandA is exhibiting its care towards different age groups in society by launching “Mindfulness in the Time of Coronavirus Epidemic” Resources Package to the public. The package offers a bilingual version, where viewers could take mindfulness practice tutorials according to their interest.
JC PandA recommends users to practise according to the sequence of the audio guides. Beginners may start with the shortest practice. Both resources packages are launched with the support from the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters.
The resources packages are available for download here:
‘Mindfulness in the Face of Academic Stress’ resource package
www.jcpanda.hk/sr2020 (Chinese manual and Cantonese audio guides)
‘Mindfulness in the Time of Coronavirus Epidemic’ resource package
www.jcpanda.hk/ms2020/en (English manual, and English and Putonghua audio guides)
www.jcpanda.hk/ms2020 (Chinese manual and Cantonese audio guides)