“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Through a 3-session workshop, participants are introduced to the concept of self-approval and self-acceptance as the main keys to positive changes in areas of a person’s life, wellness and happiness. It is not a support group, but a workshop conducted in small group settings of a maximum of 12 participants. It aims to facilitate self-growth and wellness by (1) providing more understanding and awareness of how a person’s current practices may limit their growth (2) exploring how a person’s current innermost beliefs and thought patterns have been ‘running’ them and (3) giving each person tools through experiential learning on how to create and organise one’s mind to love, accept and approve of ourselves exactly as is, so that life improves and becomes more meaningful.
Lighting the Way – A Guide to Understanding Depression
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
- Victor Hugo
This workshop serves to provide brief information about depression through different experiential activities to increase awareness of the illness to improve the care/help provided for their friends/loved ones. Cognitive-behaviour model and the biopsychosocial model are used for providing fundamental understanding of how the illness requires a period of time and a plan of holistic care for recovery. General misconceptions are then used to elicit various responses from the participants about their experiences. A case study is then used to present the various common signs and symptoms of depression. Community resources to seek help are provided to the participants and opportunities for these individuals to provide encouragement to one another by sharing about their experiences of their journey to provide care and help to their loved ones in small groups marks the end of the workshop.
Take Control – A Guide to Understanding Anxiety
"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it."
- Veronica Roth
This workshop serves to provide brief information about anxiety through various theories and self-help modalities to increase awareness and management of anxiety as a disorder.
The relationship of stress and the ability to cope provides a basic understanding of how anxiety can develop into a disorder. Participants are also taught to identify the different signs and symptoms of anxiety and techniques for self-care and self-help. The importance of seeking help from professionals is also emphasised through dissemination of community mental health resources available in the neighbourhood.