Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

The Art of Self Care


Self-Care is care provided “for you, by you”. We commonly think of Self-Care as taking time off to de-stress, rest or doing activities that we enjoy and help us relax. While all these are important, good self-care starts from within.

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn about the Satir Model to help gain greater self-awareness for better self-care. The Satir Model, founded by Virginia Satir (1916-1988), is based on a foundational belief that all human beings have a life force and are capable of continued growth and change. It helps us to be in touch with our innate resiliency and life energy. It helps us become aware of our own feelings, beliefs, expectations, behaviors and coping methods.

With on-going self-awareness and active self-assessment, we are empowered to make better choices in our everyday life. We can interact with others in a more positive ways. We give ourselves the liberty to live a balanced life.    

Taking good care of self can also help us manage stress better and avoid burnout. This would eventually lead to improve productivity in work place, and for the ultimate benefit and welfare of those we help.

Course Objectives 

This workshop will help participants to:

  • Identify the Survival Coping methods
  • Outline the concept of Self-Care from inside out
  • Gain greater self-awareness using the Iceberg Model
  • Discover reactive emotions and negative thoughts
  • Create change and apply new coping methods 

 Course Content

  • Survival Coping Methods
  • Iceberg Model
  • Human needs and yearnings
  • Learned feelings, beliefs, expectations and behaviors
  • Congruent process in managing reactive feelings, thoughts and expectations  

Mode of Delivery

Mini lecturers, Individual exercise & small group discussions

Who Should Attend

Students (17 years and above), housewives, working people and anyone who want to learn about self care. This workshop is also suitable for people in helping profession, human resource personnel, teachers etc


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Fees

Fees S$
Nett Course Fee payable by Participant: $380

* S$300 for AHD students


Ms. Abby Chew is currently a Senior Manager/Senior Counsellor with Fei Yue Community Services, providing training, psycho-education, group-work, casework and counseling services. She specializes in conducting life-skills training, group-work and family reintegration at Singapore Prison Service for inmates and their families. She also provides social and counseling support to inmates dealing with addiction and offending issues. Abby also volunteers in providing training and counseling support for ex-women drug-offenders.

Abby is passionate about training and development to impact and transform lives. Through the Early Marriage Support Programme, Abby prepares minors for marriage. Abby is an adjunct trainer for the Certificate in Practical Counseling Course with the Academy of Human Development. She also conducts workshops in National Silver Academic helping seniors handling major life transitions. Her wide training and counselling experience covers addiction, mental health issues, grief and loss, marital and family issues.

Prior to joining Fei Yue Community Services, Abby helped organizations with their developmental needs - facilitating organization change, organization learning, leadership development and coaching. She is trained in Leadership Development Programme by Centre for Creative Leadership, USA, as well as Learning Organization: Developing Leaders for Learning. Abby is also trained in Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). She holds a Master of Social Science (Counseling) from Edith Cowen University, Australia. Abby is a Registered Counselor with the Singapore Association for Counseling (SAC) and a Registered Social Service Practitioner (RSSP) with Singapore Association of Social Workers. 

Application and Enquiries

Alicia Loy

6593 5287

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 hours
Dates TBA
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms Abby Chew
Venue(s) 43 Middle Road #03-00 Boon Sing Building Singapore 188952