Ms. Jenny Chan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychology Society. She obtained a MSc in Clinical Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has many years of experience working in the Social Welfare Department and psychiatric rehabilitation institution. She was an Honorary Clinical Supervisor of the Department of Psychology of The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, elderly and families. She is specialized in offering psychological assessment and treatment services for people suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties and parent-child relational problems.
Since 2007, Jenny started practicing mindfulness of Plum Village tradition founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She started teaching mindfulness to children and adults since 2009. Moreover, she has completed the Mindfulness Teachers Training Program of Plum Village Mindfulness Academy. In 2015, she assisted Plum Village to establish a non-profit charitable social services organization “Breathe and Smile Mindbody Wellbeing Center”. She has developed an 8-session Mindfulness Born Peace and Happiness (MBPH) Program and an 8-session Mindful Parenting Program to help people embrace the art of mindful living and healing. She produced a mindfulness radio program called “Etudes of the Heart” with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and was granted a “New York Festivals Radio Award” in 2020.
Jenny is devoted to bring mindfulness into the mainstream through different doors:
- Clinically, she is passionate in integrating mindfulness practice with psychotherapeutic approaches to enhance treatment effectiveness. She is also active in developing clinically effective mindfulness treatment protocols for different groups.
- Professionally, she is experienced in offering mindfulness training to healthcare, social services and education professionals to apply and deepen their mindfulness practice in both personal and professional lives.
- Socially, she is enthusiastic in sharing the benefits of mindfulness practice to those who are deprived and in need (e.g., underprivileged children and teenagers, and people with mental illnesses and chronic illnesses).
- Before becoming a clinical psychologist, Jenny has gained extensive management and executive training experience from her past career in major corporations (e.g., AT&T, PCCW) and business schools (Kellogg, HKUST). Hence, she is keen to help improving organizational wellbeing of corporations by sharing the art of mindful living with business leaders and executives.
Chan, J. Y., Mak, W. W., & Law L. S. (2009). Combining education and video-based contact to reduce stigma of mental illness: “The Same or Not the Same” anti-stigma program for secondary schools in Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 1521-1526.
Chan, J. Y. (2017, April 29-30) Science and art of mindfulness in healthcare [Conference presentation]. Mindfulness for Mind-Body Medicine Conference, St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
Chan, J. Y. (2018, April 29-30) Mindfulness for trauma care [Conference presentation]. Mindfulness for Mind-Body Medicine Conference, St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
Chan, J. Y. (2019, April 28-29) Mindful parenting program: To understand is to love [Conference presentation]. Mindfulness for Mind-Body Medicine Conference, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Chan, J. Y. (2023, April 28-29) Mindfulness for grief and bereavement therapy [Conference presentation]. Mindfulness for Mind-Body Medicine Conference, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.