Mallika is the founder of The Conscious Zone, a company that specialises in bringing mindfulness, acceptance and commitment training, and stress-management solutions into schools, homes and businesses. She started her career in the reinsurance industry, where she held many high-stress and demanding roles in sales, marketing and business development. She draws upon these years of international corporate experience to help clients identify problems and integrate mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) practices in the workplace. Her corporate work includes training for companies such as BHP Billiton, Factset Research Systems, Breast Cancer Foundation, Financial Women’s Association, RV Capital, AWWA, Rotary Club of Singapore, among others. Mallika has also done training for the Tampines Peoples Association (PA) and Punggol PA, where she was given a certificate of appreciation for her talk by Minister of Education Ng Chee Meng.
Since leaving the corporate world, Mallika has taught in the international school system for several years. She implemented mindfulness in her classes in school and found that it made a remarkable difference to her students’ ability to focus and perform. She also conducts seminars for educators in both the international and local school systems, and runs training programmes and workshops for adults and children where she has come to appreciate the importance of teaching the life skills of resilience and stress management.
Mallika has a B.A. from the University of Exeter and a GradDip in Teaching from Charles Sturt University. She has completed several professional mindfulness courses, including ones on difficult emotions and mindful communication. She has also done Acceptance and Commitment Training which includes techniques to identify meaning, reduce stress, boost resilience and commit to action through realistic goal setting. Mallika feels mindfulness and ACT are needed by young people and adults alike, especially in today’s technology-dominated, content-saturated world. She believes that learning these skills through a focused, secular programme can bring greater peace of mind, reduce burnout, improve concentration and ultimately lead to happier homes and workplaces.
In The Press
- Helping children cope with stress: Meditate…and breathe (The Sunday Times)