Dr. Rhoda Wong
Working with students, parents, and teachers to
create a more mindful and compassionate world
I have been dedicating my life in understanding the workings of the mind through studying clinical and developmental psychology. Since 2009, I have been learning mindfulness practice from different wisdom traditions as well as secular contexts. About 10 years ago, I began to share my knowledge in mindfulness practice with other teachers, parents, and students because of the potential of mindfulness practice in awakening, healing, and transforming people.
Heading the mindfulness program in international schools before has allowed me to expand my research from kindergarten up to middle school and develop my own social-emotional learning curriculum.
Right now, I am a PYP teacher of an international school in Bangkok. I have a Ph.D. degree in science education, conducting research on mindfulness education, emotional intelligence, and wellbeing.
Mindfulness practice can help our students achieve their highest potential, not in terms of external materials like grades, certificates or high-paid jobs, but becoming emotionally literate citizens that embody morality, wisdom and compassion.
Calmness for Kids
Being present, improved attention and reduced emotional reactivity are the qualities resulting from calmness practice. Drawing from my rich background in psychology and Buddhism, I have developed a holistic approach to nurture children’s body and mind.
Calmness for Parents
In our increasingly fast paced and hectic world, having a way to slow down and see yourself and the world more objectively can be invaluable. I offer a course called Mindfulness for Families to help parents find balance in their hectic lives, and cultivate a healthy and positive relationship with their kids.
Workshops for Teachers
Thich Nhat Hanh has a famous quote, “Happy teachers can change the world.” Teachers’ mental health has a strong influence on their students’ learning. I have run several training workshops to help other teachers learn how to cultivate mindful habits so that they can enjoy their personal life and work life.
If you’d like to know more about my research, collaborating with me, or have any other questions, you can reach me at the email address below.