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APACS Members Exclusive – Partnership with A Space Between

September 1, 2020 / By Admin

With effect from 1st September, APACS has partnered with A Space Between with a package deal for APACS members who needs a space for counselling sessions.  The validity period begins on the day APACS members choose to start their contracts during registration and not the first day of booking of the room. For more information please refer […]

Staying grounded in the midst of uncertainty

June 16, 2020 / By Admin

It has been a while since many began working from home; what started out as interesting has now become a norm and perhaps causing some of us more distress while adapting to be away from our daily activities, friends, colleagues and for some, their families. While we can’t do anything about the external situations, we […]

Embracing New Habits – Re-calibrating

June 16, 2020 / By Admin

It has been almost two months now since we started working from home. It wasn’t easy but I managed to learn fast and held my counselling sessions via zoom with the international students we have at the campus. It has been a smooth transition and with a great leadership, we managed to keep going. I […]

The Ability to Bounce Back After Setbacks

June 1, 2020 / By Admin

How often have we found it difficult to bounce back after failing an exam or a business venture? Most of us tend to focus on our failures and start to develop fear over trying again. This leads to high levels of stress because of stagnation in life and worry about what we could be missing […]

Emotional Resilience During The COVID-19 Period

May 30, 2020 / By Admin

Alleviating Singaporeans’ Fear And Anxiety When faced with COVID-19 and circuit breaker measures, many non-essential services and businesses closed their doors. Everything has to change, and not only in terms of social norms, but also lifestyle. As a religious place of worship, my organisation continues to conduct live-streaming and pre-recorded blessing ceremonies, on-line classes and […]

Treating trauma during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28, 2020 / By Admin

The ‘Remedy’ is in the Eye of the Beholder We do know that the Pandemic storm will blow over, albeit a longer time to ride out. Most of us have also experienced ‘surviving’ other economic downturns and adverse events. However, what I have been seeing is that no amount of physical help nor intellectual and […]

Having Worries That Are Keeping You Up at Night? 

May 23, 2020 / By Admin

Many people find it difficult to fall asleep or have a restful night when they have too many things on their minds. Some think about whether they would lose their jobs during times like this, some wonder if they are doing enough to help their children learn while staying home, and some brood about the […]

Resilience, However You Look At It

May 21, 2020 / By Admin

Various terms are used to describe and to nuance resilience. There is, grit, determination, perseverance, bounce-back, flexibility, elasticity, back-bone, spirit, buoyancy, life-force, endurance, etc. These really represent choices. Start out, by knowing that you have at your disposal, an arsenal of ways to deal with what is bugging you. There is also a longitudinal element […]

APACS Essential Services Update from MOH

April 28, 2020 / By Admin

Great news! the Ministry of Health has re-categorised allied health services which includes dietetics, counselling, social work and psychology as essential services effective from Wednesday 29 April 2020. Link here: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/coronavirus-various-allied-health-services-including-psychology-and-social-work This means that we will be able to continue our practice face to face. However, we urge all practitioners to be responsible by adhering […]

Brain Science

July 22, 2018 / By Admin

The big brain science stories of 2017 included new reveals about psychedelic drugs, how bacteria influence the brain, the realities of brain trauma, potential Alzheimer’s treatments, what marijuana does in the brain besides getting you high, and much more. As is true every year, it’s impossible to summarize all the highlights, so what follows is […]