Showing posts with label event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label event. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

[Industry Guest Lecturer] A Heartfelt Appreciation: My Experience as an Industry Guest Lecturer at Universiti Tenaga Nasional


Being invited to share my industry experience at Universiti Tenaga Nasional was an immense honor, and I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity. On August 14, 2023, I had the privilege of addressing the students of Introduction to Social Psychology (SPYB113), and I must say it was a truly enriching experience. Interacting with the bright and enthusiastic students was incredibly rewarding. Their thirst for knowledge and their eagerness to learn was evident throughout the lecture. It's heartening to see such a passionate generation ready to tackle the challenges of the future. I aimed to provide a unique perspective on the industry's challenges and opportunities, and I'm delighted that my insights resonated with the students. Education is not just about textbooks; it's also about real-world experiences and practical wisdom, and I hope that my lecture contributed to their holistic understanding of social psychology.

I'm inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of both the students and the faculty at Universiti Tenaga Nasional. I hope to continue inspiring and educating the youth with my knowledge and experience, and I look forward to the possibility of future collaborations. Once again, thank you for this incredible opportunity, and I'm excited to see the bright futures that await these students.

Friday, July 14, 2023

(Event) Mental Health Webinar: Managing Social Anxiety


Just gave a mental health promotion talk on how to manage social anxiety. 

I shared my doctoral study findings regarding the prevalence of anxiety issues and subclinical mental health concerns surrounding the topic of anxiety, which is also the focus of my PhD thesis. 

At the end of the workshop, the participants gave positive reviews about the talk. The majority of them found the topic helpful, and I heard that some of them hope for more topics related to hypnotherapy, which is my area of expertise. 

I also received feedback that my personal experience of having social anxiety symptoms also helped them to relate to these symptoms better. This really made my day, as I hope more people can start to become aware of their body-mind symptoms, which could be the first step toward healing. 

I would like to thank the clinical psychologist trainees here and the master's students in clinical psychology from USM-UPSI for initiating this project and organizing the talk. I hope more people become aware of the benefits of hypnotherapy in managing anxiety symptoms.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Guest Lecturer for the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Event 2021 (Organized by MAHSA MedSoc and Diponegoro University, Indonesia)

Hiro Koo as the Guest Lecturer for the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Event 2021 (Organized by MAHSA MedSoc and Diponegoro University, Indonesia.

University in interacting and learning together with medical students of MAHSA University. The theme used in ICE 2021 is "Are we okay?: Strengthen Our Mental Health Awareness". This theme is chosen based on the tendency of the increasing number of cases of mental disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Regardless of the pandemic situation, mental health disorders are contributing to the cause of suicides worldwide. Although it has improved, the general public’s understanding of the importance of mental health and the impact mental disorders have on us needs to be strengthened.


I am glad to share my clinical experience in anxiety management and creating awareness for all the future medical doctors here. I hope more people will engage mental health support such as trauma-informed hypnotherapy in the early intervention and secondary prevention phrase. Although poor mental health may not indicate that you live with mental illness, but it still may affect our day to day behaviors and functions of individuals in work.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hypnotherapy as a professional occupation in the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) Malaysia

Hiro Koo, the clinical hypnotherapist from New Mind Brain Health Centre, is the first one who get approval to list and develop vocational training pathway for the title of "Hypnotherapy" in the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) under the Department of Skills Development (DSD), Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia.


Another wonderful news after the PASS of my PhD Viva Oral Exam. After more than one year of active discussion with Malaysia government relevant bodies, finally I received another PASS for the approval of creating and developing the “hypnotherapy” course standard according to the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) for the Malaysia local field.
It is a historical movement for hypnotherapy field in South East Asia as Hypnotherapist will be a formal recognized professional occupation in Malaysia context!
It is really tough process, but I am glad that I manage to overcome all the obstacles. However, it is just a start…now we need to develop the NOSS standard for the Malaysia field, it may take quite a long time…but better then do nothing.
Believe it or not, It is not for me, it is for the field. I hope to create more recognition for my profession! Reason? I love hypnotherapy. Thanks for my hypnotherapist peers who support me along the journey.
然而整个制定标准的过程耗时耗力,还需要多方专才协助。可能还需要很多时日才能制定出国家标准证书课程。所以我的催眠文凭Diploma课程还是会照着已经成熟的英国National Occipational Standard(NOS)水准去执行。




[Corporate Health Talk] Anxiety and Panic Management for the EcoWorld


Just conducted a mental health talk for the EcoWorld team.
All about anxiety and panic management:)
New Mind Brain Health Centre办了一场身心健康讲座给EcoWorld的团队们。

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

[Event] Sleep Management Workshop for Great Eastern on 25 August 2021


              A virtual sleep management workshop was organized for Great Eastern Malaysia employee.

Interested to attend our workshop in order to improve the productivity at work?
Feel free to contact us for more info.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Winner of the Hall of Wellness Awards 2020 - Wellness Specialist/Practitioner Asia : Hiro Koo

Industry awards platform, the Hall of Wellness Awards (HOW Awards), has unveiled the winners of its 2020 competition at its first-ever awards gala today (10 December).




Presented virtually by HOW Awards founder Kathryn Moore, awards were given out across seven categories – including Middle East, Asia, Europe and UK, Oceania, Americas, Africa and a global group.

Moore introduced the awards saying: “This year has been a labour of love, panic and challenges, but above all a year of togetherness in the industry.

“We created the awards because we wanted to do something meaningful that could recognise and showcase the hard work and dedication our industry has put into their careers over the years," she said.

“Ultimately, we wanted to celebrate the people that are the backbone of businesses and brands, because it’s so important to find out their stories, what ignites their passion and how they got to where they are today.

"The judges were so impressed by the calibre of participants this year and we look forward to coming back even bigger and better next year."

Moore finished by extending her thanks to everyone who supported the HOW Awards, especially its sponsors, judges and brand ambassadors.


Below is a comprehensive list of the 2020 winners:

Global awards
Global Consultant of the Year - Ana Crawford
Global Director/Manager of the Year - Sven Huckenbeck
Global Hair Personality of the Year - Tara Rose Kidd
Global Personality/Contributor to the Industr - Andrew Jacka
Global PMU & Microblading Specialist - Patsy Kerr
Global Rising Star - Mala Mcalpin
Global Therapist of the Year - Silvia Roncetti
Global Wellness Personality - Nigel Franklyn

Regional awards

Director/Manager – Alida Brynard
Fitness Personality – Luvuyo Mabusela

Aesthetic/Beauty Therapist – Lizzette Porcayo
Director/Manager – Holly Edgin
Spa Therapist – Paul Dixon
Wellness Specialist/Practitioner – Leigh Aschoff

Director/Manager – Faraaz Tanveer
Fitness Personality – Sri Agus Budi Santoso
Spa Therapist – Arun Krishnan A R Nair
Trainer - Ni Made Sulastri
Wellness Specialist/Practitioner – Hiro Koo Kian Yong
Yoga Practitioner – Timea Aya Miklos

Europe & UK
Aesthetic/Beauty Therapist – Gillian Baird
Director/Manager – Erica D’Angelo
Fitness Personality – Peter Royston
Spa Therapist – Hayley Snishko
Trainer – Annie Mimouni
Wellness Specialist/Practitioner – Vicky Rawcliffe
Yoga Practitioner – Rachel Bonkink

Middle East
Aesthetic/Beauty Therapist – Shereen Hafiri
Director/Manager – Emily Tucker
Fitness Personality – Fransisca Fiona
Spa Therapist – Mary Grace Lutero
Trainer – Izanne Fagan
Wellness Specialist/Practitioner – Beate Sifkovits
Yoga Practitioner – Rahul Nag

Aesthetic/Beauty Therapist – James Vivian
Director/Manager – Pummy Sherpa
Spa Therapist – Alysha Stokes
Trainer – Karalyn Smith
Wellness Specialist/Practitioner – Pia Kynoch 



It is my honor to be the winner of the Hall of Wellness Wellness Practitioner Asia 2020 😍🙏🏻
I am thankful for receiving this affirmation and it is indeed a milestone in my professional development 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I will continue to do my best and advocate for brain wellness and brain health care 😇
Thank you the Hall of Wellness for this award and effort in organizing this Gala event🙏🏻
Hall of Wellness Awards
thanks to all the organizing committee!



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