Mr. Lok is a mindfulness teacher for children, adolescents, and adults. Having received mindfulness teacher training in the UK, the Netherlands, and the US, he has extensive experience in teaching mindfulness in various settings, including but not limited to mainstream and special schools, social welfare and rehabilitation services, community mental health services, and clinical psychological services in hospitals.
- I accomplished medicine with a dedicated career in child and adolescent psychiatry. In medical practice I focus on providing quality healthcare for children and adolescent patients. I have strong skills in second and third generation (Acceptance and commitment therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy) cognitive and behavioural therapy, schema therapy, family therapy and family and school counseling. Over 11 years of experience working as a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist, both in the university hospital, outpatient clinic I own therapeutic and psychopharmacologic knowledge and skills that enable me to work multidisciplinary to provide best care for patients and their families.
- Co-founder of a Mindfulness Institute based in Madrid. My professional background experience as a Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic therapist and mindfulness trainings; MBSR (UMASS), CCT Compassion (Standford University), Mindful-Eating (Char Wilkins, Jan Chozen) Mind in Labor (Nancy Bardacke) and Mindfulparenting (Susan Bogel) and more recently Compassion Inquiry (Gabor Maté), have informed and nurtured my process in motherhood as much as professionally. MindfulParenting can be a way for self-inquiry, a connection to ourselves (in the present moment, in the body) that will empower us to get out of the automatic pilote mode to be able to be the parent we want to be.
Clinical Psychologist. Master degree in Clinical and Health Psychology (Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Psychological and Health Disorders), in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (2016). Currently, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, with a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
Main researcher of the project "The Mindful and Compassionate Parenting Training for Parents of Babies (MCPT-Baby): Development and feasibility and efficacy study of a group intervention". Collaborator, as a clinical psychologist, of the Psychological Intervention Unit of the Maternity Daniel de Matos, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (2017 and 2018).
Rebecca Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. As a researcher, she is eager to understand how culture, family, and psychological processes shape the course of child development and resilience. Mindfulness is important to her everyday life. She is keen on bringing mindfulness to children and families from diverse backgrounds..