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MINDFULGym Creator

Dr. Zhen-Phang

Creator of MINDFULGym

  • The MINDFULGym program was developed by Dr. Phang Cheng Kar (Zhen-Phang), a consultant psychiatrist and mindfulness-based therapist at Sunway Medical Centre. 


  • He has received mindfulness training from extensive sources: International Mindfulness Conference (Rome); Mindfulness in Education Conference (Phuket); Mindful & Awakening Relationships for Therapists Workshop by Dr. Eng-Kong Tan; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) workshop by Professor Dr. Mark Williams (Singapore); Transformative Mindfulness Facilitation Training by Deyki Lee; and Metta Clinic (Sydney).


  • He's a certified teacher of the .b Mindfulness in Schools Project, a course designed for introducing mindfulness to teenagers. He has also received training from various meditation teachers, e.g. Ajahn Brahmavamso and Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.


  • To date, Dr. Phang has conducted hundreds of workshops related to mindfulness. The Ministry of Health (MySihat) and Berjaya Cares Foundation have given grants to support his efforts in free mindfulness education for the community.


  • Besides being an avid speaker, he is also a prolific writer. Books authored by him include "I’m Still Human: Understanding Depression with Kindness," "Should a Person with Mental Illness Meditate?" and “NOW: Who Wants To Learn MINDFULGym? 12 Mindful Tools For Stress Reduction & Wellness.” He is also the president of the Malaysia Association for Mindfulness Practice & Research (MMPR).

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