July can not have come any sooner! With our expanding services, we have acquired a new eMpathy room. Starting 15 July 2019 (Monday), the room would be made available for both our in-house clinicians and external clinicians. With our on-going partnership and collaboration with the Association of Psychotherapists And Counsellors (Singapore) (APACS) and our efforts to give-back to the Helping Industry, all APACS members would enjoy a special rate for the room rental.
A couple of highlights for June:
- Our Basic Counselling skills workshop on 1 June (Saturday) was a success! Participants attended this workshop had the opportunity to practice with our three in-house clinicians. This is a good workshop for participants to have applied hands-on practice on counselling skills such as reflection and summarisation.
- We have collaborated with Far East Organisation on 15th June (Saturday), to provide a seminar on the overview of our Next-Level Parenting (NLP) series to help parents who may be experiencing day-to-day issues with their kids.
- We are honoured to be able to collaborate with APACS to host their quarterly Membership Development Day on 22 June (Saturday).
- Dr Jeffrey Po had kindly faciliated “The Psychology of ‘mindfulness’ – the Journey” workshop on 29 June (Sunday). Everyone had fun learning the science behind mindfulness.
- We had our first run of “The ABCs of CBT” on 30 June (Sunday). Participants learnt how to use cognitive restructuring to improve their lives.
- Our Life Skills Series workshop have been encouraging! My team will continue to roll out more interesting workshops. So keep a look out!
The “Introduction to Art Therapy” workshop by Mrs Vijaya Mohan (art Psychotherapist) is back by popular demand! To ensure the maximum therapeutic outcome for class participants, there will be limited seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis only.
Lastly, we are happy to be able to work with the various corporations to provide talks, seminars, and / or workshops to their staff. This would help us to drive our goals in promoting mental wellness to the community.
With the arrival of June comes the gentle reminder for all of us that we are in the mid of 2019. This is a good time for The Lion Mind team to take a step back and review all the good work we have done and to decide what are the directions we could move for the remaining of the year.
We have collaborated with the Happiness Initiative with the 6th “Screw-up Moments” event on 9th May (Thursday) 2019, 7pm at *SCAPE with three speakers who shared their innermost struggles and how they have succeeded.
We are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with our local artiste, singer and songwriter – Falling Feathers in promoting mental health awareness. His music entitled ‘Monsters‘ will be played at our events.
Our interview with Esquire Singapore, entitled: “The disorder of doubt: what we get wrong about obsessive-compulsive disorders” has been featured! The reporter Mr Wayne Cheong, has kindly visited our Counselling Centre to find out more about OCD. He has also tried out the mental health assessment – the Yale-Brown OCD Scale.
We will be collaborating with Far East Organisation on 15th June (Saturday), 1.30pm to provide a seminar on the overview of our Next-Level Parenting (NLP) series to help parents who may be experiencing day-to-day issues with their kids. On a related note, there are limited seats left to our upcoming NLP series entitled “Bonding with Your Child through Play” and “Empowering and Connecting with Your Child“. These workshops used applied evidence-based psychological theories that would help empower parents.
Lastly, The Lion Mind team is feeling very blessed and thankful that there are so many community partners supporting us on this meaningful journey!
As we move into the second quarter of 2019 (how time flies), we are gearing up for more exciting upcoming events for everyone!
First of all, we have made minor adjustments and tweaks to optimise and improve our website. This will allow for smoother user experience.
Secondly, we have successfully rolled out our Life Skills Series under two sub-series – “Parenting 101” and “The Definitive Guide”. In addition, we completed the third run of our level one counselling workshop entitled “Basic Counselling Skills.”
Thirdly, we have a continuation of the “Parenting 101” sub-series entitled “Communicate With Your Child Through Play” which will cover some of the fundamentals of Child-centred Play Therapy (CCPT). We would also be running an introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy workshop entitled “The ABCs of CBT” in June.
Our CBT workshop has been fully subscribed! Our next intake would be in December. So keep a lookout for it!
We are honored to be briefly mentioned in The Business Times news article – “A Formula For Happiness“. Special thanks to Happiness Initiative for the mention!
We are happy to be able to contribute in making into the Singapore Book of Records for “Most Number of People Doing Stone Painting Together” on 27th April 2019 (Saturday)!
We will be collaborating with the Happiness Initiative with the upcoming “Screw-up Moments” event on 9th May (Thursday) 2019, 7pm at *SCAPE. Find out more here!
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to thank all our team members in helping us to spread positivity to the community.
March is another exciting month for the organisation. We have successfully completed our “Introduction to Art Therapy” workshop for the general public by Mrs Vijaya Mohan and free seminars on “Coping with Anxiety” and “Coping with Stress & Burnt-out by Mr Tan Wei Jie. Mr Tan Wei Jie (with the support of Ms Eunice Koh) had also presented a seminar topic entitled “Coping with Caregiver Stress & Burnt-out” to the members of the Rotaract Club of Temasek. I had attended the 40th Annual General Meeting for the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) to keep myself updated on the industry updates.
In addition, we have supported the Happiness Initiative’s world first Happiness Film Festival as a community partner. The Film Festival started a pre-event entitled “Screwed Up Moments 5: The Shining Stars of Losers Everywhere” on 14th March (Thursday) and “Human” on 16th March (Saturday). The Festival launched on 20 March (Wednesday), UN’s International Day of Happiness, with A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY, the story of how Lizzie Velasquez overcame cyberbullying to become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. In addition, the Lion Mind team attended the screening of “Finding Hygge” on 22nd March (Friday) and the workshop on “Happiness 101: An Introduction” on 23rd March (Saturday). We also went for “Building Happiness Initiatives” on 30th March (Saturday) as part of their post-film dialogue sessions.
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April is another exciting month, where we will launch our second-course intake on “Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Approaches (CBT Specialisation). This course is ideal for Psychology graduates who are not ready to do their post-graduate qualifications but requires the skills and experience to practice as a mental health clinician. For existing clinicians who do not have the skills and knowledge in CBT, this would be a good course for you to gain the necessary competencies.
Lastly, for all our half-day workshop in April, we have an early bird promo code “TLM31A” for you to enjoy a discount of more than 20% off our regular prices!
February is a relatively short month, being further “shortened” by the long the lunar new year festivities. We have braved through this month with many “trophies”.
The first one was participating in setting a new record in the Singapore Book of Records. The second was being presented the accreditation certification by APACS for the CBT course during the recent AGM in February. Thirdly, we have fruitful meetings with Happiness Initiatives, and NP ActivAid for various collaborations for 2019. This motivates and excites us to continue bringing quality programmes to the public!
One more (personal) “trophies” – I am officially a FULL member of the Singapore Psychological Society! This provides the affirmation that our programmes and services as not only counselling-based but also psychological-based!
In addition, our Psychology Revision Clinic programme was well-received by participants. Special shout-out to our fun-loving Centre Manager – Wei Jie for developing the awesome course materials for us.
Dhivyaa, our in-house Psychotherapist will be contributing quality Psychology-related articles (below) starting this month!
We are also proud to be the Community Partner with Happiness Initiative’s Happiness Film Festival 2019!
Our CBT course is the only accredited course in Singapore. Furthermore, we are double accredited! Visit this link for more information about our accreditation with ACA.
We have prepared some interesting workshops in coming March and April. One of them is our collaboration with Mrs Vijaya Mohan for a one-day ACA accredited workshop on Art Therapy. So do look out for them!