Dr. WONG Pui Yan, Venus

Dr. Venus Wong received her BSS(General – Psychology), MSS(Behavioral Health) and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Hong Kong. Her teachings focus on behavioral health, mindfulness, spirituality, holistic clinical practice and wellbeing for healthcare professionals. Dr. Wong is a seasoned training consultant, specializes in strength-based body-mind-spirit approach integrating the indigenous wisdom and evidence-based practices from both the Eastern and Western teachings. She has been actively involved in wellbeing training for medical students and frontline health care professionals, including participants from Hong Kong, mainland China, US, and Korea. Her research interests include holistic intervention, mindfulness, and medical humanities. She is currently a committee member of the medical humanities group in HKU and a voluntary member of the Plum Village Mindfulness Academy supporting the professional program development under the Plum Village tradition and the teaching of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Mindfulness Training background:

  • Graduate of Mindfulness Teacher Training – Plum Village Mindfulness Academy
  • Graduate of Foundation Course for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, MBCT (Co-organized by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the Hong Kong Center for Mindfulness)
  • Graduate of Mindful Practice workshop facilitator training – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Trainee of Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation course - Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

  • Room no. CBH
  • E: venuspyw@hku.hk
  • T: (852) 28315158
  • Position: Lecturer
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Wong, V.P. Y.*, Chen, J., & Chan, L. C. (2018). Mindfulness practice in medical education. In Wellbeing in Higher Education (pp. 106-118). Routledge.
Wong, V. P. Y.*, et al. (2016). Mindfulness training for medical students: introducing spirituality with personal awareness and self-compassion. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, SBM 2016.
Wong, R. S. C., Wong, V. P. Y.*, Chen, J. Y., & Chan, L. C. (2016). Reflective space: The medical library as a mindfulness sanctuary. Keeping Reflection Fresh: A Practical Guide for Clinical Educators. Kent State University Press
Ho, R. T., Sing, C. Y., & Wong, V. P.Y.* (2016). Addressing holistic health and work empowerment through a body-mind-spirit intervention program among helping professionals in continuous education: A pilot study. Social work in health care, 55(10), 779-793.
Ho, R. T. H., Potash, J. S., Lo, P. H. Y., & Wong, V. P. Y.*(2014). Holistic interventions to trauma management for teachers following disaster: expressive arts and integrated body-mind-spirit approaches. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 24(4), 275-284.
Program Development Officer, Plum Village Mindfulness Academy
2018-2020 The effects of a Mindful Practice training for the staff of the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital for the cultivation of resilience and compassion in medical care. Funded by The D. H. Chen Foundation. Co-Principal Investigator (with Professor Rainbow T. H. HO)