Compassion workshop for adolescents

Compassion is one of the most important virtues of humanity. It unfolds in response to pain and suffering, beginning with our cognition of it, then conjuring change to elicit concern and empathy to self and others. This motivates people to take altruistic and compassionate action, and transform from life adversities.

With the support from HKU Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Fund, the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care of HKU and Wing Kwong So-Care Company will organize a series of meaning-focused experiential workshops for adolescents in Hong Kong. The workshop aims to cultivate compassion with positive skillsets and mindsets among adolescents, through various meaning-focused experiential learning practices such as mind-quieting, labyrinth walking and contemplative dialogue.

We sincerely invite principals, teachers, social workers and youth workers to engage Form 4 to Form 6 students in the meaning-focused experiential workshops . All workshops will be conducted by experienced social workers and counselors, as well as trained volunteer mentors who are studying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes such as medicine, nursing, psychology and social work, in order to form a compassionate communion and to envision their life path with authenticity and altruism. The workshop will be conducted in Stone Houses, a revitalized Grade 3 Historic Building in Kowloon City, which is a site of peace for spiritual journey.

📃Details of the workshop:

Participant : Form 4 to Form 6 students (maximum number of students for each workshop is 15; each school/organization can enroll more than one workshop)

Date            :  September 2017 to June 2018

Time           :  Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 15:30 – 18:00;

Every Friday: 09:30 – 12:00 or 15:30 – 18:00;

Venue         : Stone House, No.133 Junction Road, Kowloon

Language   : Cantonese

Fee              : Free of Charge

💻 Enrollment      : Responsible school teachers, social workers or youth workers can complete the online enrollment form:

📞 Should you have any enquiries regarding this meaningful project, please feel free to contact the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of HKU by 3917 5526.

Ethical approval has been granted by the Human Research Ethics Committee [Reference Number: EA1610027].

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