"Let us walk with dignity and start 'one anothering'." - Dr. Honey Carandang (Truth-telling & National Healing: Claiming Our Dignity & Integrity as a People talk, June 30, 2011)

Come and celebrate the 74th Birthday of Dra. Honey and MLAC 7th Anniversary!!!

October 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello MLAC friends!

We are celebrating the 74th birthday of Dra. Honey Carandang and the 7th anniversary of MLAC Institute!

Join us for an afternoon of music, food and coming together to give thanks to you who have shared our vision and supported us through the years.  Dra. Honey Carandang will be giving a talk on “Anatomy of Fear” as it relates to anger and violence! 

Let’s share joyful moments during these stressful times! 

See you all on Thursday, November 23, 2017, 3:30 pm at the Penthouse, William Quasha Memorial Bldg., St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Quezon City.


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MLAC Learning Sessions at 54th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)

October 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Presenting the MLAC Learning Sessions at the recently concluded 54th Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) last September 20-22, 2017. Tess Aguilar and Bless de Asis partnered with one, while Richie Rosales Parr got to present with their mentor Dr. Honey Carandang in SMX Convention Center – Bacolod City


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Setting Aside “A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude”

October 9, 2017 Leave a comment

by Hannah Morillo

On 26 August 2017, MLAC Institute had the privilege of sharing a day of mindfulness with the attendees of A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude. Valued guests, supporters and friends set aside a day to pause, look inwardly, and just be. Focusing on the present, the day was spent doing meditative activities to reflect and to express oneself, with talks by Dr. Honey Carandang, followed by Dr. Joanna Herrera, to provide invaluable insight on gratitude and self-compassion. Indeed, it gave meaning and color to Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings that “the present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”





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Just one more day before “A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion & Gratitude”

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

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10 days to go before “A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion & Gratitude”

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

“Live the actual moment, only this moment is Life”

– Thich Nhat Hanh


          With rapid development and modern technology continuously taking over our lives, too often we forget to live in the now and appreciate who we are and the people we are with. Swamped with the many demands of modern life, we focus on what tomorrow will bring, living in anxiety as we find ourselves immobilized by fear and uncertainty. Life has become a race and we find ourselves overwhelmed with what we think is living. We have forgotten how to breathe and listen to ourselves.

         In it is with these in our hearts, that we would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate “A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude” on August 26, 2017. Various immersive exercises and talks on mindfulness will provide opportunities for us to reflect and practice gratitude and mindful movement.

             Hope to see you there!



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Countdown to A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude

August 11, 2017 Leave a comment

The countdown begins…


to register, you may fill up this form: https://goo.gl/forms/oRIEqLMMKaRgi3R32. 

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Together for Marawi: An MLAC Institute Partnership with San Miguel Foundation, Inc.

by Hannah Morillo

            On 27-28 July 2017, the MLAC Team led by Dr. Honey Carandang, facilitated a two-day workshop for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command, entitled Training on Trauma Counseling, Mindfulness, and Self-Care, at the V. Luna Medical Center and Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Through the generous support of San Miguel Foundation, Inc., MLAC Institute was able to reach out to the AFP to equip the army reserve, mostly from the academic field, medical field (nurses, doctors, medical technicians, and psychologists), lawyers, and army officers, among others, with the essential information and tools for when they will be deployed to Marawi.

            The two-day training aimed to bring more awareness to their own processes, prevent possible burnout or trauma, and get to know the definition and nature of trauma more deeply by not only orienting the participants with the technical knowledge of trauma, but also sharing with them its nuanced forms based on clinical practice. In the end, the participants were able to get in touch with their selves before they face the war-stricken zones and offer help to their combat troops. The fruitful event was closed by VAdm. Narciso Vingson, Jr., AFP Deputy Chief of Staff (to represent AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año), through a lively and resplendent display of nationalism for our country and compassion for the troops in Marawi.


The opening ceremony of the two-day training at VLuna Medical Center, with the heads of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, San Miguel Foundation, Inc., and MLAC Institute


Dr. Honey Carandang delivers a talk to 111 participants from the AFP on the nature of trauma.


An activity with smaller groups after the talk of Dr. Honey Carandang.


The MLAC team clinicing and posing for a photo with San Miguel Foundation Executive Director, Camille Buenaventura.


            The participants learned about the significance of mindfulness and self-care especially when reaching out to others.


Expressive arts activity with the smaller groups. The participants were each given the book, Presence (by MLAC and Team), sponsored by TELUS International, Philippines.



The participants take a mindful pause and appreciate the importance of journaling.


Small group sharing and processing.


Dr. Honey Carandang was awarded a plaque for the training and workshop conducted with the MLAC Institute Team of psychologists.


All the people behind the successful training – from the organizers to the facilitators and leaders of organizations. MLAC Institute with our own “general”, Dr. Honey Carandang.


The participants of the training during their graduation rites.