About Us

The Mindfulness Collective (TMC) is a group of qualified Mindfulness teachers who have trained with the Center for Mindfulness, University Massachusetts Medical School and Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. The group’s vision is to support the practice of Mindfulness in a grounded, professional and ethical way. We offer mindfulness training for individuals as well as organizations, including the internationally acclaimed 8 week mindfulness-based stress relief (MBSR) program as developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts.

Our instructors are passionate individuals who have experienced the power and benefits of mindfulness meditation themselves, as well as witnessed the profound effects it has had on the people they have guided. It is for this reason that we are committed to helping as many people as possible, creating a community of mindfulness practitioners.



Dawn Sim
Co-Founder | Mindfulness Instructor

Dawn’s qualifications include:

  • Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program instructor
  • Certified trainer of the .b, Paws b and .b Foundations mindfulness curriculums under the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

Dawn is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and trainer. She completed her training at The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a qualified teacher of the MBSR program, as well as the .b, Paws b and .b Foundations mindfulness curriculums.

Dawn first experienced meditation as a teenager at the age of 14, using it to cope with stress and life challenges. She holds a personal commitment to practicing what she teaches and embodying the benefits of a well-balanced mind.

Dedicated to helping both individuals and organisations, Dawn has delivered mindfulness and resilience workshops and training to children, youth and adults in schools, voluntary welfare organisations and companies. She is the creator/founder of the popular Resilience and Mindfulness Camp for children.

Having studied and worked internationally in Osaka, Paris, New York and Hong Kong, Dawn is able to relate to diverse audiences by combining pragmatic experiences with her passion for creating purposeful and happy lives.

 



Sheryl Bathman
Co-Founder | Mindfulness Instructor

Sheryl’s qualifications include:

  • Master of Social Science in Counselling from Edith Cowan University.
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program instructor
  • diploma in Counselling and Communication from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Australia
  • Certificate in Counselling – Counselling & Psychological Resources, Singapore

Sheryl is a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked with the local, expatriate and corporate communities in Singapore for over 15 years. An Australian who has lived in Singapore since 1999, she founded Lifesteps – a professional counselling and psychotherapy practice – in 2005. In addition to her counselling and psychotherapy work, Sheryl offers mindfulness programs throughout the year.

Sheryl pioneered teaching of the MBSR program in Singapore. She has received extensive training through The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School and is recognised as having met the full professional teaching standards of CFM.

Prior to establishing Lifesteps, Sheryl worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a group practice in central Singapore and was a behavioural health associate at Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s inpatient mental health facility. Sheryl formerly spent 10 years in the corporate and finance sectors in New York, Sydney and Tokyo.

 



Lim Han Ee
Co-Founder | Mindfulness Instructor

Han Ee’s qualifications include:

  • Master of Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program instructor
  • Credentialed professional coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Han Ee is a sport psychologist, executive coach and mindfulness instructor. He is also the founder and principal consultant of Emerge Performance, which helps clients nurture flow experiences and a championship mindset. As a qualified MBSR instructor, Han Ee has received extensive training under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School.

In the corporate space as an executive coach, Han Ee works with leaders across a diverse range of organisations, including Fortune 500 MNCs, government, military and non-profit institutions. As a corporate trainer, he designs and facilitates adult training workshops on topics such as emotional intelligence (EQ), mindfulness in the workplace, resilience and team development.

As sport psychologist, Han Ee has worked closely with coaches and athletes at the collegiate level in Northern California. In Singapore, he has worked with a range of elite athletes, including touring professionals, Red Bull Extreme Sports athletes, and Team Singapore national athletes and teams.

Han Ee previously served in the Singapore Navy as a naval combat officer for close to 15 years. He is also a former national sailor for Singapore, in which capacity he competed in the North American circuit and understudied Chinese Olympians in China. Han Ee is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin).

  

Charlene Teo
Associate | Mindfulness Instructor

Charlene’s Qualifications include:

  • Master of Social Science in Professional Counseling (Swinburne)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program instructor
  • Certified trainer of the .b, Paws b and .b Foundations mindfulness curriculums under the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

Charlene holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counseling (Swinburne), with elective in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Certificate in Advanced Skills in Family Therapy. She is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and trained under the tutelage of trainers from Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. 

Charlene is a certified trainer of the Paws b and .b Mindfulness Curriculum under the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP). The .b courses are based on the core principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR – University of Massachusetts) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT – Oxford University). The .b courses offer customised content and learning through our roles in the school community — as teachers, staff, parents, and students.

Charlene is also an Adult Educator for the Social Service Institute (SSI). In the previous years, she had taught the Higher Diploma in Social Services, where she conducts training on Human Behaviour. She was also a curriculum developer for various training programmes for SSI, she is also a trainer in Family Education in Parent Education programmes under “Family Matters” in Schools. 

Charlene has developed various Service Excellence programmes for Training Vision Institute and presently is an adult educator for their Service Excellence and Diploma in Service Leadership Management programme.

 

Dr. Choo
Dr. Choo Wei Chieh
Associate | Mindfulness Instructor

Wei Chieh’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from NUS,
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program instructor
Wei Chieh is a medical doctor in general practice and a mindfulness instructor. He joined Lifesteps in 2016 as a mindfulness teacher and has conducted mindfulness training with organisations and the general public. Prior to joining Lifesteps, Wei Chieh worked as a neuroscience researcher.

Wei Chieh has received extensive training at The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, including a 9-Day Residential Practicum in MBSR and a 9-Day Residential Practice Teaching Intensive. He is recognised as having met the supervision standards required by CFM.

During his career as a neuroscience researcher, Wei Chieh studied topics such as schizophrenia and sleep deprivation. His work has been published in leading journals, including American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience, and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.