from Recovery to Resilience - Event 1

  • The Concluding Summary: A Vision for an Ongoing Trendsetting Community for A More Relevant and Resilient Globalized Village

    Monday May 14, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    Many times in our life, we might fall down, and when we are down, often times it may feel like we do not have the strength to get back up. Especially when we fall face down, and it seems impossible to get back up again. In this inspiring short video, Nick Vujicic shows us how important it is to have hope to keep trying, because it matters how we are going to finish. If we are going to finish strong, then we will find that strength to get back up..
  • Achieving High Level Happiness Sustenance With Positive Mindsets

    Monday May 07, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    Our life is a gift given to us, with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate. However, as shown from the video, we often insist on focusing on only the dark spots – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend, etc… If we look closer, we will realize that the dark spots are actually very small compared to everything we have in our..
  • Personal Healing and Forming Relationships: Sexuality Awareness

    Monday April 30, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? In this talk, psychiatrist Robert Waldinger shares with us a 75-year-old study on adult development, which brings across the message that good, close relationships are good for our health and well-being. Even though relationships are messy and they're complicated and the hard work of tending to family and friends are lifelong and it never ends, but over these 75 years, the study has..
  • Actualising Financial Independence

    Monday April 09, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    A healthy financial future isn’t about how much money you make – it’s about how you manage and plan. Learning some basic money management techniques can help get your finances in order, no matter your income. This short video shows us the importance of managing and planning our finances. There is a misconception that to be good with money, you need a lot of it. What is true is that to be good with money, you need everyday money..
  • Stimulating Support Network

    Monday April 02, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    As a person journey along on his or her path to recovery, it is good to be individually brilliant and to have strong core competencies in knowing how to help themselves. This short video shows us the importance of knowing when to work together as a team and how to tap on the strengths of others. The reason being that unless you are able to work in a team and harness each other’s core competencies, you will always perform below par because..
  • Discerning Choices on Job Search

    Monday March 12, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    Work is important to our well-being. Not only does it bring us income, it can also give us the opportunity to feel productive, which can be good for our self-esteem. This short video explores the importance of being able to understand your own mental health conditions and encourage you to connect with others and reach out for support. The video also teaches us how to get resources and help, whether we are employees, employers, families or..
  • Learning from Hindsight, Increasing Insight, Achieving Foresight

    Wednesday March 07, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    As we try to increase our insights to gain a more accurate, deeper understanding of ourselves, and try to achieve foresights, we will more often than not find ourselves at the juncture where we have to learn to let go of the past. This short motivational video above talks about how we can learn from our hindsight, to let the winds of forgiveness erase away our hurts, and be grateful for the good others did for us. As we begin to understand..
  • From Dependence to Independence to Interdependence

    Monday February 26, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    The stages of resilience are in a way very much like Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to personal effectiveness. As we progress through the different stages of our resilience, we move from dependence, to independence, and finally to interdependence. As seen from the video above, when we start to be proactive, learn to begin with the end in mind, and put first things first, then we start to move from the stage of dependence to independence. And when..
  • The importance of Medication

    Thursday February 08, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    Medications. They come with benefits, as well as side effects and risks. This video above looks at the generalized side effects for psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental disorders, and also shares tips with caregivers on how to manage the different adverse reactions to ensure the patient continues their course of treatment so that they can experience the potential benefits of psychotropic medication. For people already..
  • Healthy Stress Management

    Monday January 29, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. It is then important for us to learn how to identify stress in different situations, and to develop coping strategies to help us effectively manage stress. Stress may come in different forms. Eustress, which is..
  • Acquiring Balanced Healthy Lifestyle

    Tuesday January 23, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    As shown from the short video clip from Fox News about “text neck”, we can see how significantly our everyday habits and postures affect our overall health. It is important for us to learn how to develop skills and habits that allows us to establish a balanced way of living, and be in good physical and mental condition. This may be done through ways like learning to identify healthy food choices, following a good diet, or choosing the..
  • Maintaining Personal Dignified Integrity Approach

    Wednesday January 17, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    As shown from the short Cherokee video about the 2 wolves, we can see how our thoughts can be our own worst enemy. If we “feed” our negative thoughts, we allow them to rule our mind, and disempower us. It is so important for us to learn how to keep personal power to ourselves and not give it away. It is crucial we learn ways how not to take things personally, how to avoid the danger of assuming things, keeping self-composure and..
  • Understanding Strategies for Total Wellness

    Wednesday January 10, 2018 by Julius Chan Comments 0

    As shown from Julius’ testimony video, he has actively worked on achieving a better understanding of himself in order to help his healing process. He has also benefited from having a positive mindset which has allowed him to have a positive lifestyle. We encourage everyone to develop and have a better understanding of their definition of resilience.  We should also pursue self-determined goals as an important part of the resilience..


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