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Mindfulness and Chi-Kung Practical Workshop

16 March from 09:30 to 13:45
ISEG, Edifer Room (Quelhas Building)

On Saturday, the 16th March, don't miss the “Practical Workshop on Mindfulness and Chi-Kung ”, at ISEG, from 09.30 to 13.45 (Edifer Room, Quelhas).

Develop your ability to concentrate and consequently your intuition, perception of events, and decision-making capacity for the most difficult situations in life. Achieve a balance between body and mind and learn how to manage stress and improve your health and quality of life.

In this workshop, Professor João Carvalho das Neves (ISEG) combines the theory and practice of Mindfulness(chi-kung) with energy management exercises, with the objective to improve your state of health and well-being and provide you with tools for your everyday life, as well as specific moments of interaction to clarify questions and doubts. Professor Carvalho das Neves is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher from the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness Professional Training Institute and is also an accredited Chi-Kung Instructor from the Traditional School of Chinese Medicine (Lisbon)

Limited places. To participate in this workshop, please register by email:

Participants should preferably bring along a yoga mat and a small blanket in case it's cold (although this is not compulsory). Each participant should also bring food to share during the group lunch.

To conclude, there will be a group lunch designed for socialising and sharing experiences and for resolving any unanswered questions (Q&A).


09.30 - 12.30

  • Start of the activities - Introduction - Q&A
  • The 7 principles of Mindfulness
  • The 18 movements of Taiji chi-kung - a basic form of energy management. Energy, health, and the ability to manage stress
  • Zhan Zhuang - the theory of the five elements and the tree posture. You will: 1) develop the vital energy of the various organs, 2) strengthen the muscular strength of the legs and spine, and 3) attain a high level of harmony between body and mind.

    — Break —
  • Breathing-based Mindfulness - for developing focus and attention 
  • Body scan - guided mindfulness for the body - developing the capacity to pay attention and reduce stress

12.30 - 13.45

  • Wrap-up and conclusion

Group lunch, socialising, and final Q&A