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Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU

Mindfulness Initiative at SMU


The vision of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU is to make a positive impact on individuals, organizations and society by engaging in research, education, and outreach on mindfulness. The initiative takes a secular and inclusive approach to mindfulness. It is scientific, evidence-based and open-minded towards both benefits and limitations of mindfulness and mindfulness training. In pursuit of its vision, members of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU engage in and support various research, educational, and outreach projects.


Mindfulness-based Strategic Awareness for Decision Making and Leadership training programme

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course

Faculty Publications

It’s so boring – or is it? Examining the role of mindfulness for work performance and attitudes in monotonous jobs (2022)

Authors: Andreas WIHLER, Ute R. Hülsheger, Jochen REB, Jochen I. MENGES

Mindfulness attenuates both emotional and behavioral reactions following psychological contract breach: A two-stage moderated mediation model (2022)

Authors: Samah Shaffakat, Lilian Otaye-Ebede, Jochen REB, Rajesh Chandwani, Pisitta Vongswasdi

Helping organisations excel, one breath at a time: A meditation toolkit for business leaders (2021)
Authors: Theodore C. MASTERS-WAAGE, Eva K. PETERS, Jochen REB

Mindfulness arrives at work: Deepening our understanding of mindfulness in organizations (2020)
Authors: Jochen REB, Tammy ALLEN, Timothy J. VOGUS

Stay mindful and carry on: Mindfulness neutralizes COVID-19 stressors on work engagement via sleep duration (2020)
Authors: Michelle Xue ZHENG, Theodore Charles MASTERS-WAAGE, Jingxian YAO, Yichen LU, Noriko TAN, et al.

Switching Off the Auto Pilot (2014)
Authors: Singapore Management University

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Happiness and Wellbeing Indices (Global Wellness Institute)


Mindfulness for Beginners
A podcast focused on how you can pick up the basics of mindfulness and meditation with the aim of creating a calmer, happier you and a kinder world.
Science of Happiness
Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
Untangle, is the podcast from the 5-star app, Meditation Studio and Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband. Experts and ‘real people’ share stories about how mindfulness practices have changed their lives.
Mostly mindful for teens and tweens

Mindfulness is a superpower that can rewire the brain to boost joy and life satisfaction. This podcast will teach age appropriate mindfulness strategies, based in self compassion practice.



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