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“A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude”

July 19, 2017 2 comments


We would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate “A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratitude” on August 26, 2017 from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM at the ESI Conference Room, Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Cognizant of your presence and active participation in our previous events, we would be delighted to once again share this day with you. I will be giving a plenary talk on mindfulness in the morning while the afternoon workshop sessions will provide ample opportunity for the participants to reflect and share their personal insights as we go along various activities such as meditation and gratitude practice and on mindful movement. Dr. Herrera will also be giving a talk on compassion.

However, although the small size of the venue allows us to have a more intimate gathering, it also means that we can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Hence, to accommodate walk-in participants, the online registration will only be open until August 21, 2017.

Should you want to register online, you may fill up this form: After which, we will be sending you an email to acknowledge your confirmation as well as to notify you on the payment details.  Fees are transferable but non-refundable.  For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at (02) 573 2975 or

Thank you very much and hope to see you there!

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A Day of Mindfulness, Compassion & Gratitude


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Welcome to our new home!

     Hello dear friends, the MLAC Institute for Psychosocial Services, Inc. would like to welcome you to our new home at the 5th Floor of the Value Care Health Systems Building, #33 Meralco Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Pasig City.

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Doc Honey and Hannah V.


      The soft opening of the new office was held last April 19, 2017 and the occasion was marked by a simple yet solemn and intimate ceremony. Lead by Doc Honey, a prayer was offered by the team followed by the opening of gifts and a simple snack.


Some of the MLAC Team members (from left to right): Ms. Richie, Doc Honey, Mr. Chris & Harana, Ms. Hannah V., Joyce, Ms. Nine, Yaya Diday, Ms. Tess


Doc Honey, Ms. Richie, and Mimi

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Opening of gifts with the kids and kids-at-heart

     Inside the new office, old friends and frequent visitors would find themselves in a friendly atmosphere, as the lobby and therapy rooms are speckled with familiar memorabilia and art pieces which used to adorn the old office. Such as the banner of the Chinese character for love爱 (ài), which is also one of the principal values of the Institute.

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       Hopefully, the continuing presence of these significant pieces could also be perceived as symbolic manifestation of the Institute’s strong desire to be firmly rooted to its values and core principles; as we continue to grow and branch out to new areas as well as reach out to more people.

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A Day of Mindfulness

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Paano Maging Mahusay na Magulang: MLAC Team returns to Brgy. Tumana for Parenting Workshop

Dr. Honey Carandang and the MLAC team in partnership with LINKS School for Life conducted a Parenting Workshop for the teenage and young adult mothers of Brgy. Tumana. LINKS School has been the venue of the workshop for the past six years. A complete writeup will follow care of our team member Richie Parr.

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MLAC Team at The 11th Hour: A National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mental Health

The MLAC Institute served as a partner for The 11th Hour, a conference organized by Balik Kalipay Center last March 22 and 23 at De La Salle University. Dr. Honey and our team members, Ms. Bless de Asis and Dr. Joanna Herrera, were able to give presentations on the following topics:

  1. Psychosocial Impact of Disasters on Women and Children – Dr. Honey Carandang
  2. Mindfulness and the Clinical Practice – Bless de Asis and Joanna Herrera

The MLAC Booth Outside the Conference Hall


Dr. Honey giving her talk on the impact of disasters


Dr. Honey with the panelists


Dr. Joanna starting the session


Dr. Joanna giving her talk on Mindfulness



Tita Bless talking about the Gifts of Mindfulness


Dr. Joanna and Tita Bless during the panel

Congratulations to Dr. Honey, Dr. Joanna and Tita Bless!

Learning Session on Mindfulness and Work – Life Balance at the Senate Electoral Tribunal

Last March 14, Dr. Honey Carandang was invited by the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to give a learning session on Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance.


Dr. Honey explains the flow of activities for the day

The talk was divided into two parts: BALANCE: The Key to Emotional and Spiritual Wellness and Mindfulness. The talk emphasized the need for balance between work and play, being with others and solitude, doing and being, and caring and being cared for.


Participants trying out a mindfulness activity


Employees of the Senate Electoral Tribunal check out the books of Dr. Honey and MLAC Institute

Dr. Honey also emphasized the need for mindfulness practice in helping the employees of SET to cope with the daily challenges of their lives both at home and work. She ended her talk with mindfulness exercises such as the use of imagery. Participants were also able to ask questions and share their thoughts on the topic.


A participant asking Dr. Honey a question on mindfulness


Dr. Honey hands out a certificate of participation to an employee of SET


Participants hold up their certificates as they pose with Dr. Honey for a group photo