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!
A brand new year, a brand new team, a brand new direction for the organisation. I am blessed to be able to grow our team to a solid size of five. With this expanded team, we are able to provide better outreach to the members of the public.
Along with new team members, we are blessed to have World renowned and acclaimed Rangoli artiste and Art Psychotherapist – Ms Vijaya Mohan, and Counselling Psychologist and founder of APACS – Dr Jeffrey Poh working with us to provide quality clinical programmes for our centre.
In addition, we are also working with Project ActivAid, and many other organisations to bring in quality programmes for the member of the public.
February not only marks the season of the Lunar New Year, but it also marks the mid-terms for many tertiary students. We have prepared a series of revision clinic to help struggling students.
Wishing all of you a blessed Lunar New Year 2019!
December has been a busy festive month for my team. We have facilitated a 5-day CBT workshop course. This course is recognised by both the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Association of Psychotherapists And Counsellors (Singapore) (APACS). In addition, we have collaborated with the Murdoch Psychology Society Singapore (MPSS) and SIM Psychology Society (SIM PSYSOC) for a community outreach event from 21st to 23rd December at the pre-Christmas MOX Parade @ SOTA.
2019 would be the year where my team would be going into full force. We will be getting more Psychotherapists (freelance basis) and staff (volunteers) on-board with us to expand our existing repertoire of services.
November has been an exciting month for my team. We have collaborated with SIM Psychology Society (SIM PsySoc) for their in-house event: “Do You Even Mind?” at SIM Global Education on 18 November. We had a Grand Opening for our Counselling Centre and we were encouraged by many who have turned up for the event. We have completed two well-received public talks. We have also completed an-house seminar by a senior Psychology student from the Singapore American School!
We have launched a series of Christmas merchandise. As a non-profit organisation, one of our primary aims is to promote and spread the awareness of mental well-being. This festive season would be the ideal time to do just that. A simple gesture of sending a Christmas card may give hope, joy, and love to that someone that you have not been in touch for many years.
Ending off, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a fun-filled December and a Happy Christmas!