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Public Talk: Languishing – Recognizing, Addressing and Overcoming Stagnation by Lee Chee Wei

6am alarm came and went, you drag yourself out of bed at 7am,….. 🥱

Work piled up but having problems focusing,… 🥴

Sat through a movie with half a mind till the movie ended,…. 😵‍💫

It isn’t burnout — you still have energy. It isn’t depression — you don’t feel hopeless. You just feel somewhat joyless and aimless, something is missing. You might be.. . “languishing.”

Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield.

You’re not functioning at full capacity. Languishing dulls your motivation, ruins your concentration and increases the likelihood that you’ll cut back on work.

It appears to be more common than major depression — and in some ways it may be a bigger risk factor for mental illness.

Part of the danger is that when you’re languishing, you may not realize how your joy or drive is waning.

You don’t catch yourself slipping slowly into solitude; you’re indifferent to your indifference.

When you can’t see your own suffering, you don’t seek help or even do much to help yourself.

Even if you’re not languishing, you probably know people who are. Understanding it better can help you to help them.

Do join us for a productive afternoon in learning what “languishing” is, – how to recognize the signs and effective strategies for addressing it with Brother Chee Wei.

Speaker’s Profile

Chee Wei has been a registered and licensed counselor for over 12 years. He is a Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT) Practitioner as well as a Psychological First Aid Provider. He specializes in the establishment of Employee Assistance Programs, advice, training, and personal development, and has worked in a variety of contexts, including private practices, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, and corporate sectors. Adults, teenagers, couples, and families can benefit from individual and group counseling, grief and loss counseling, crisis intervention, and career coaching from Chee Wei. He is also a counseling supervisor for the Buddhist Gem Fellowship Counselling Unit and a BGF Gem Helpline trainer.

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For further information or inquiries, please contact: Sis. Suan Tin +6017-200 9060

See you at:
Level 2, BGF Ara Damansara
on Sunday, 19 Nov 2023, 2 – 5 pm
High Tea will be served.

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19 Nov 2023


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 19 Nov 2023
  • Time: 1:00 am - 4:00 am


Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Ara Damansara
Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Block D-G-2, Block D, Jalan PJU 1A/3K, Taipan 1, Ara Damansara, 47500 Petaling Jaya
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