August 27, 2019

Fresh off our successful photo exhibit at Camera Stylo, CandleX’ popular series of workshops on Professional Anxiety is back! Last month our Texas-born superstar counsellor Kindall gave another workshop on stress at work, this time in collaboration with BARE and held at WeWork Dongdaqiao. In case you haven’t made it to one of her workshops yet, here are more tips on how to deal with professional anxiety.

1. Identify your person...

May 22, 2019

CandleX works with schools to deliver workshops and training on various aspects of mental health. This workshop was the fourth time that our incredible counselor Melena has delivered a high-energy session aimed at Chinese students who are preparing to go to college in the USA.

Let’s be honest, moving from China to the United States to further one’s education is exciting, but can be scary. On 13 April 2019, CandleX’s mental heal...

May 5, 2019

Event participant Jacob reviewed our most recent workshop on the topic of Communication.

By nature, we humans are social creatures. Thus, the way in which we negotiate our relationships, particularly surrounding disagreement, is critical to our individual development. We often struggle with effective communication and this can affect us in a multitude of ways. Thus, taking a moment of pause and reflect on how we communicate our...

April 3, 2019

On March 20, 2019, CandleX was invited to present a workshop on bullying at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB). There were approximately 260 students in attendance from grades 6-12. It was an exciting day in which Melena, a long term volunteer with CandleX, presented an anti-bullying workshop aimed at educating the students about bullying.

Topics covered ranged from different types of bullying to how to prevent...

December 28, 2018

On November 28, 2018, CandleX was invited to present a workshop on mental health wellbeing of students at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) as part of the school’s one week long Mindfulness Week. There were approximately 350 students in attendance, who were in grade 6-10 and between 12-16 years old. The auditorium was full, and the energy was palatable when Xiaojie, the Founder and Executive Director at Candl...

September 5, 2018

As we approach the end of summer, we will be saying our farewells to another generation of high school students leaving Beijing to study abroad. Though many have taken notice of the difficult transition from going to high school in one’s hometown to living independently in a country 7000km away, we often overlook that it is an equally, if not more, challenging transition from the parents’ perspective too.

In collaboration ESC,...

June 30, 2018

On 12 June 2018, CandleX collaborated with Rotaract in organizing a mental health workshop at Peking University. Specifically, the workshop focused on depression. Some of the participants shared the reason they decided to come to the workshop, their experience and opinion on mental health and more. Here are some of their stories.

How did you learn about the workshop?

Participants heard about this event either via a friend or our...

June 5, 2018

CandleX is proud to have successfully organized our mental health for teens Workshop, 3 years in a row with Elite Scholars China! This event is our effort to continue our mental health for teens program.

On Sunday, May 27, we traveled to the ESC Center to speak to a group of 13 students. These young adults are all international school students that will departing to the US in September for university. After a taxing junior year...

May 21, 2018

Wow. Can’t believe it has already been a month since our CandleX Dinner and Bingo Night on 27th April 2018.

CandleX dedicates itself towards the Beijing community by creating opportunities for anyone and everyone to gather, converse and share ideas. For those of you that came to this dinner, or have attended any CandleX event, we are sure that you can speak for how welcoming and friendly the environment is, and how inspiring it...

April 3, 2018

On Tuesday March 20th, Xiaojie, our founder and director, was invited to speak at the Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. We were joined by 15 participants to discuss the ongoing Candlex Support Meetings at the Beijing Lufthansa Center Kempinski Hotel.

Although it was a short gathering, it was, nonetheless, very rewarding. Xiaojie first introduced herself and CandleX, then continued to discuss her teachings and learnings from the su...

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