Building Resilience

Here’s a free selection of 19 Articles To Help You To Succeed During Difficult Times written by members of the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS). They have been designed to support, inspire and offer insight into how we can build our personal and professional resilience as we continue to adapt to changes brought by theContinue reading “Building Resilience”

Friends and Family

This simple activity is one that I found particularly useful during the last few months when many of us have been separated from family and friends. Birthdays and other occasions that would normally be a great social opportunity have been and gone and it’s not been easy to see loved ones or send a cardContinue reading “Friends and Family”

Forest School

The positive impact of being in and connecting with nature is immense. Research suggests that some of the benefits for children accessing a green space include stress and anxiety reduction, enhanced focus, resilience, reduction in behavioural problems and overall improved mental well-being.   Yet, many of our children spend most of their time indoors. WeContinue reading “Forest School”

The Happiness Pie

A simple but effective exercise (Frisch, 2005) that provides an opportunity to take time out of your day to reflect on what’s important in your life and think about whether the amount of time and energy you currently dedicate to these areas reflects their personal value to you. Method Draw a large circle (happiness pie)Continue reading “The Happiness Pie”

Emotions

Emotions are part of being human. Feelings, thoughts and behaviours are all intertwined with the emotions we have – triggered by a specific event or person in the past, present or future. The same event or person can affect you in a different way than it would someone else – although we may share commonContinue reading “Emotions”

Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the last of four interlinked lesson ideas I have posted, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has many freeContinue reading “Lesson idea: Writing A Letter For A Bad Day”

Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts

The content below is taken from the Learning Library at IPEN and is by Emily Larson (Director). It is the third of four interlinked lesson ideas I will be posting, which focus on raising awareness of how our emotions impact us and the importance of developing emotional intelligence amongst children.  IPEN’s Learning Library has manyContinue reading “Lesson idea: Positive Artefacts”

Stress and Anxiety

What can we do when we feel stressed or anxious? This post suggests how we can start to identify what’s making us feel this way and how to channel our energy into proactively beginning to address this. It’s important to note that there’s a huge range of different levels of stress and anxiety felt byContinue reading “Stress and Anxiety”

Trauma Aware Education

The post below was written by Joanne Alford, a board member of PESA, experienced lead educator and positive psychology practitioner based in Victoria, Australia. Joanne has a vast amount of practical experience implementing a blend of positive education and trauma informed learning within schools and kindly agreed to share some invaluable insights and ideas forContinue reading “Trauma Aware Education”