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By - Cynthia

Intrinsic motivation as a source of vitality?

“Vitality management is provided for organizations that have a vision”. A quote from Pauline van Dorssen coach of “Vital people in a vital organization”. This is a new successful training (NIP). Positive psychology and the use of vitality are central. The interest of both Occupational and Organizational Psychologists and Occupational Health Psychologists is high: all groups are full. In addition,

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Care Community Fun Fair : 5 August 2017

HMI Institute of Health Sciences in support of the FestivalForGood (organised by raiSE) invites you to join us for hands-on experiences on caregiving through training simulations and fun activities. Some takeaway knowledge include: Knowing how to create a safe home environment for your aged parents/grandparents Safe feeding skills for Caregivers Understanding Caregivers’ stress & preventing/relieving these stresses Understanding how your aged parents/grandparents feel Recognising

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A Play in Psychodrama

As I mentioned in my first article, the phrase,”reverse roles” was very much what I heard at my first psychodrama workshop. As this was uttered by the group leader, two people on the stage switched places and began playing the opposite role.   “This is it! “, I thought as I began to think of how I could use it in

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What is Psychodrama?

This is a series of article about the Action Method of Psychodrama by Sharmini Winslow. “Reverse roles!”, the group leader shouted, and two people switched roles on stage and began enacting the opposite part. I was in the middle of my first Psychodrama workshop and all seemed chaotic and yet pleasantly therapeutic. What was going on? My desire to explore

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Strategies to stick to your New Year’s Resolution

Have you ever wondered why it’s so tough to stick to your new year’s resolutions? According to Statistics Brain Research Institute, only 9.2% of Americans feel like they have achieved their resolutions in the past year. Here are some strategies from psychologist and behaviour change expert, Dr Paul Marciano, and the American Psychological Association to help you with sticking to

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Myth Busting Mental Health – Self-Harm

Although society has made some headway in reducing the stigma and misinformation about general mental health issues, the public’s understanding of self-harm remains decades behind. Let’s debunk some common myths about adolescent self-harm. Myth: ‘Self-harm means cutting right? Only emos and goths do that.’ Self-harm refers to a range of behaviours that are purposely inflicted to cause damage to the

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‘What is Forensic Psychology?’

Forensic psychology is as interesting as it sounds. People often imagine forensic psychologists running around in bullet proof vests catching criminals and solving crimes (think ‘Elizabeth Keen’ – forensic psychologist/FBI agent from hit television show Blacklist). Although real world forensic psychologists are more likely to be sitting behind a desk, there is still excitement, adventure, and risk in our daily

Part Time Diploma in Counselling, Singapore
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Diploma in Counselling

Part Time Diploma in Counselling, Singapore    Don’t miss out – programme starts September 016   The Diploma in Counselling programme is registered with the Council of Private Education (CPE). This programme is next scheduled to run in Singapore from September 2016. This is a part time programme which can be completed in 7 months. The Counselling programme aims to

Self-Harm
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Self-Harm Series – Part 3 –

What can I do to help my teen? In addition to regular professional mental health support, here are some things you can do to help your teen: – Show that you care – Be non-judgmental – Accept your teen’s feelings – Suggest distractions – Learn basic first aid – Encourage them to communicate their feelings – Ensure an authoritative balance

Self-Harm
By - Cynthia

Self-Harm Series – Part 2 –

How do I know if my teen is self-harming? Self-harming is usually a very private and secretive behavior. Teens may self-harm on areas of their bodies that are difficult to see. In some cases, teens may self-harm in more obvious areas including their wrists, ankles, arms and legs. If you notice dressing or bandages, or cuts, bruises, burns and/or marks

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