“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
BECOMING is a workshop to introduce participants to the concept of authenticity, which is one of the key to our wellbeing.
It is not a support group, but a workshop conducted in small group settings of a maximum of 12 participants. This workshop will be rooted in the practice of self- acceptance, self-care and self-love to form an authentic connection with yourself and others.
Lighting the Way – A Guide to Understanding Depression
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” - Victor Hugo
Lighting the Way is a workshop which provides 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.
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 provides 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.
Breaking the Cycle
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life” – Akshay Dubey
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions so extreme that it can cause serious impacts on his/her life. This workshop provides deeper understanding of OCD, challenges misconceptions surrounding the condition and provides resources to different ways of managing the condition.