Ko Teik Yen
Mindfulness Practitioner/ Clinical Hypnotherapist
Mr Ko is a fully accredited Mindfulness Teacher to teach the UK Breathworks Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses. He is also trained in the teaching of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as certified to teach Mindfulness .b (Mindfulness in School Project, MiSP). He is also the teaching supervisor for the clinical research programme - Mindfulness in Epilepsy Project - at University Malaya Medical Centre.
Mr Ko is the Founding Director of Asia Mindfulness as well as the LCCH Therapy Centre at Pantai Hospital KL. He is also the author of the book, Parenting 2.0.
I have worked with clients between the ages of 14 - 70 from around the world including America, UK, France, Netherlands, Australia, China, Singapore, and of course Malaysia. I have helped clients who suffer from depression, anxiety and phobias. I have also worked with clients with long term debilitating chronic pain, cancer survivors, as well as those who suffer from psychosomatic pain.
In my practice, I adopt integrative approach based on my client’s presenting symptoms, life stages, available resources, and personal styles and preferences. Hence, the treatment modalities that I used range from present-oriented therapies such as sensory-somatic psychotherapy, as well as acceptance and mindfulness based therapies; past-oriented therapies such as ego-state therapy and inner child healing; and future-oriented therapies such as solution focused therapy and clinical hypnosis.
During the course of the therapy, I help to empower my clients/patients by helping them to develop necessary life skills such as self-awareness and mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. This helps them not only learn to cope better with their symptoms, but also to have a fulfilling life.
I treat all my clients with respect, and I provide them a safe space as well as time to explore and express themselves. We work together as a team towards the results they want to see.
I practise the skills and techniques that I teach to my clients from how to take care of ourselves to better to how to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. I incorporate mindfulness into my daily. I also enjoy nature, as well physical and mental fitness. As a result, I am an avid ultra-marathoner that has a healthy and fulfilling life at the current age of 51.
I can speak English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese.