about paw risager

Paw Robert Risager

Since graduating with an MSc in psychology, Paw has been a business psychology consultant, as well as working as a professional psychologist, coach and instructor. He has worked with meditation since 1989, and has a wealth of experience from a multitude of courses and retreats with different approaches to meditation.

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Current Position

Owner of Mindlead Ltd., Hong Kong
Co-founder of Tigerwhey and Tigerwhey Vietnam, Sports nutrition brands in Southeast Asia

Age

Year 1964

Professional Experience

  • Founder of Mindlead Ltd., Hong Kong, 2016-
  • Partner in Mindlead ApS, 2012-2016
  • Meditation teacher with focus on individuals in leadership positions 2009-
  • Private clinical psychology practice, 2007-2016
  • Founder of Flow Factory ApS – Business Psychology Consultancy, 2003-2007
  • Founder of Flow – Internet Solutions, 1999-2003
  • Project Manager, Tele Denmark Internet, 1998

Education

  • MSc in psychology, Aarhus University, 2003
  • Authorisation, The Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice, The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs, 2008
  • Internet & Multimedia Designer, Aarhus Business College, 1998
  • Certification in business psychology testing

Publication

  • Author: Dialogens betydning for organisatorisk udvikling (‘The Significance of Dialogue for Organisational Development’). Institute of Psychology, Aarhus University, 2005.

Mindfulness training

Paw is a qualified mindfulness instructor from The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, where the concept of mindfulness (MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) originated. His training included the following modules and obligatory retreats:

  • 7-day silent retreat, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA, USA, 2012
  • 7-day silent retreat at IMS, (Insight Meditation Society), Barre, MA, USA, 2010
  • 10-day silent retreat: “Mindfulness and the Way of Insight”, Gaia House, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK, 2009
  • 9-day Teacher Development Intensive Course in MBSR, St. Arbogast, Austria, 2010
  • Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Living inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives, 9-day intensive programme, Worcester, MA, USA, 2010
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. 7-day Professional Training, Mount Madonna, CA, USA, 2009

Participation in:

  • Conference: “10. Annual International Scientific Conference”, Center for Mindfulness, Umass, Norwood, MA, USA, 2012
  • Conference: “Meditation & Wissenschaft”, Berlin, Germany, 2012
  • Symposium: “Achtsamkeit in Coaching, Training und Beratung”, Benediktushof, Germany, 2012
  • Retreat: Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness, 5-day Retreat, Deerhurst Resort, Ontario, Canada, 2011
  • Kurs: Zen for Leadership, Benediktushof, Germany, 2011
  • Kurs: Kontemplation Einführung, Benediktushof, Germany, 2011
  • Conference: “8. Annual International Scientific Conference”, Center for Mindfulness, Umass, Worcester, MA, USA, 2010